TSU QB charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault

The season has not yet started and already Tennessee State head coach Rod Reed has gotten a call about one of his players. This one is not the typical one about getting into a fist fight after over doing it on the libations or some other shenanigans that football players often get into. This is serious and potentially life-altering for multiple people. Tennessee State quarterback Demry Croft is charged with six counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault. According to indictments, the crimes occurred in December 2018. Croft…

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2019 HBCU Homecoming schedule

As soon as HBCUs release their schedules, the time coordinates of homecoming is at the top of the list as students, fans and alumni of each respective institution. Below we have the dates, location and opponent of every HBCU. Check them out below and get those excuses ready to be off work and chamber those “hey big head” messages. Alabama A&M University Visitor: Texas Southern UniversityLocation: Louis Crews Stadium, Huntsville, ALDate: Oct. 5, 2019 | 2 PM Alabama State University Visitor: Prairie View A&M UniversityLocation: ASU Stadium, Montgomery, ALDate: Nov. 28, 2019 | 2 PM Albany State University…

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Southern to end camp with scrimmage Saturday

From Southern University Sports Information: The Southern University Jaguars ends summer camp with a controlled scrimmage on Saturday. The Jags went 90 plays and kept it simple in both offensive and defensive playbooks. The defense did not tackle to the ground and backups received a lot of playing time. “We were keeping it basic and seeing if the guys were recalling the information,” Southern coach Dawson Odums said. “It was basic (defensive) playbook. We might have had two or three calls. On offense, we were very vanilla. The offense scored…

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Bowie State’s Joshua Pryor amongst six CIAA players on BoxToRow Preseason All-America Team

Bowie State redshirt sophomore Joshua Pryor is amongst six CIAA players named to the 2019 BOXTOROW HBCU Preseason All-America team. Other players from the conference included running back Tabyus Taylor and defensive back Sterling Hammond from Virginia Union; Tyeous Sharpe and Brandon Smith at punt returner and kick returner, respectively, of Fayettville State and Shaw linebacker Devon Hunt. The CIAA player tabbed for the team are a Who’s Who’s of the conference with Brandon Smith (special teams) and Devon Hunt (defense) are returning CIAA Players of the Year; Joshua Pryor is…

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Tennessee State holds second scrimmage of camp

From tsutigers.com : Scrimmage #2Venue: William J. Hale StadiumWeather: Sunny, 90; Real Feal – 99Total Plays: 91 NASHVILLE — Tennessee State held its second scrimmage on Saturday morning. The Tigers opened with a 7-on-7 session before holding the 91 play scrimmage. The Tigers added a situational Drill, as well as a 4-Minute Drill. Antonio Zita and Kaleb Mosley once again went head-to-head during a field goal session. The defense impressed on the day with 10 tackles for loss, including four sacks, to go along with six pass break-ups and an interception. The unit…

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Mississippi Valley State has first scrimmage of the year

The Delta Devils had their first full inter squad scrimmage of the season this Saturday during the team’s practice. Head football coach Vincent Dancy seemed to be cautiously optimistic about what he saw on the field. Here is what he had to say post-practice : “Overall, it wasn’t bad. We got 60-70 plays in and not too many flags. We’ve got some improving to do, but we got a lot on film to evaluate. A lot of guys got reps, and we still have another scrimmage before Tennessee State.”  MVSU…

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FSU’s Francois transfers to Hampton

Former FSU quarterback Deondre Francois has enrolled at HBCU Hampton University. It was thought he would end up at Florida Atlantic University but it didn’t happen. News of the enrollment was first reported by Dave Johnson of The Daily Press. Francois was a two-year starter at Florida State; in February was he was dismissed from the program after a woman posted an Instagram video alleging the quarterback abused her. She subsequently recanted her story and no charges were filed. In 2018, Francois started 11 games for the ‘Noles after missing…

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Grambling has four players named to Preseason All-SWAC Team

From Grambling Sports Information: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | The Grambling State University football team placed four members on the 2019 All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Preseason football team, the conference announced on Tuesday morning during SWAC Football Media Day held at the Westin Hotel. Defensive back Joseph McWilliams and defensive lineman Anfernee Mullins were selected to the All-SWAC Preseason First Team, while offensive lineman William Waddell and defensive back Danquarian Fields were named to the Second Team. In the 2019 Preseason Predicted Order of Finish, Grambling State garnered 74 points to claim the third spot.…

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Southern picked to repeat as SWAC West Champs

Courtesy AP: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southern University football received 90 first-place votes and was tabbed to repeat as Southwestern Athletic Conference western division champions as voted by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, the conference announced Tuesday during football media day.  The Jaguars finished ahead of Prairie View A&M and in-state rival Grambling State in the Western Division vote. Alcorn State received 92 first-place votes and was selected to finish first in the East. Sophomore defensive end Jordan Lewis, who led the league in sacks as a true…

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MEAC Announces ESPN schedule for 2019 Football Season

From meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va., July 1, 2019—The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced its ESPN football package for the 2019 season, which features nine regular-season match-ups on ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN3 and one postseason appearance on ABC. The nationally-televised games are a part of the MEAC’s ongoing partnership with ESPN. The 15th annual MEAC/SWAC Football Challenge kicks off the first full week of the 2019 season, featuring Bethune-Cookman against Jackson State of the SWAC, which will be televised live on ESPN2 at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1. Bethune-Cookman…

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