SWAC/PAC-12 Legacy Series to debut during 2022-23 Basketball Season

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. & SAN FRANCISCO – The Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Pac-12 and will debut the Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series, an educational and basketball scheduling partnership between the two collegiate athletics conferences, to tip off the 2022-23 season. The first-of-its-kind pact between Autonomy 5 and HBCU leagues was announced last September with its aim to create both a forum for competition, as well as promotion and education around issues of anti-racism and social justice. With the inaugural cycle of contests approaching in early November, the leagues have…

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Albany State Volleyball wins five straight games

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics The Albany State Golden Rams volleyball team did the unthinkable when they won 5 games in 2 days without losing a set at the 2022 SIAC Volleyball Crossover Tournament on September 23-24, in Cartersville, Georgia.  The Golden Rams won 15 straight sets against 5 conference opponents. On Friday, September 23, the Golden Rams opened the 2022 SIAC Crossover by defeating Central State University in 3 sets.  In game 2, the Golden Rams defeated Kentucky State University in 3 sets. On September 24, the Golden…

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Jayden James powers Grambling volleyball to sweep of Southern

Courtesy of Brian Howard Grambling State Athletic Communications BOX SCORE 3  GSU 0 SU Team 1 2 3 F GSU 25 25 25 (3) SU 22 19 21 (0) BATON ROUGE, La.| Jayden James hit .231 and finished with a team-high 17 kills, along with 10 digs to complete the double-double as the Grambling State University volleyball team made it a perfect weekend with a 3-0 victory over rival Southern in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play on Monday night at Seymour Gymnasium. Grambling State, which swept Alcorn State to open SWAC play…

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CIAA 2022-23 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Teams and Predicted Order of Finish

Courtesy of the CIAA: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) introduces the 2022-23 All-CIAA Preseason Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams, as voted on by the CIAA Basketball Coaches Associations and the Sports Information Directors Association, and the predicted order of finish as selected by the men’s and women’s head coaches. The preseason teams and predicted order were both unveiled during the CIAA Basketball Media Day in Baltimore, MD. The 2022-23 women’s preseason team features six returning players from the 2021-22 All-CIAA squad and the 2022-23 men’s preseason team features five…

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September 26, 2022 SWAC Football Weekly Honourees

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference  The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Jackson State’s Shedeur Sanders, Alcorn State’s Jarveon Howard, Florida A&M’s Isaiah Major, and Bethune-Cookman’s Darnell Deas its SWAC Football Players of the Week for their exceptional performances during games played this past week of competition. Co-Offensive- Sanders had a career day during the Tigers’ 49-7 win over Mississippi Valley State. He set career marks in completions (40), attempts (51), and passing yards (438) to go along with four TD passes. Sanders completed passes to 12 different receivers, including touchdown passes…

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Tennessee State loses 5-setter to SEMO

Courtesy of Tennessee State University Athletics TSU 2  SEMO 3 Team 1 2 3 4 5 F TSU 23 25 25 17 8 (2) SEMO 25 21 23 25 15 (3 The Tennessee State volleyball team fell to the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks in five sets (23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 17-25, 8-15) Saturday on the road at Houck Field House. The loss dropped Tennessee State’s record to 6-10 overall and 0-3 in OVC play. The Tigers offense was paced by Celestial Miller, who finished with 15 kills on the day. Johanna Alcantara added 14…

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Spring Hill Volleyball remains unblemished in conference play, sweeps SIAC Crossover

Courtesy of Spring Hill Athletics EMERSON, Ga.  – The Spring Hill College volleyball team remains undefeated in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) play after it swept Clark Atlanta, Savannah State and Fort Valley State at the SIAC Crossover on Saturday. Spring Hill swept Clark Atlanta (25-11, 25-13, 25-16) in its first match of the day at the LakePoint Sports Complex. Taylor Fontenelle recorded a season high five services aces en route to the Badgers’ three-set sweep of the Panthers. SHC faced Savannah State (25-14, 25-12, 25-11) in its second match of…

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Savannah State Volleyball gets three wins at SIAC Crossover

Courtesy of Savannah State Athletics CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – Savannah State volleyball picked up three big wins this weekend at the 2022 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Crossover. The Lady Tigers played five matches over two days against SIAC West teams in the LakePoint Sports Center in Cartersville, Georgia. With every team in the conference facing off in cross-divisional matches over the two-day tournament, the wins and loss shifted the conference standings. Savannah State moved into third place in the SIAC East Division following their wins. They are 6-8 overall this…

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SIAC September 24, 2022 Football Recap

Courtesy of the SIAC 2022 SIAC Football Standings2022 SIAC Football Composite Schedule2022 SIAC Football Statistics Fort Valley State 44, Bluefield State 27Recap | Box Score BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – For only the second time in program history, the Wildcats played in West Virginia and held strong down the stretch. Fort Valley State weathered the Bluefield State first-half storm and outplayed the home team in the final half for the 44-27 football win Saturday afternoon. Next Opponent: Benedict College (October 1 @ 2 p.m. – Homecoming)  Miles 24, Central State 14Recap | Box Score WILBERFORCE, Oh. – After three tough losses to open…

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Week 4 CIAA Football Recap

Courtesy of the CIAA 22 CIAA Football Standings2022 CIAA Football Composite Schedule2022 Statistics  CHARLOTTE – Week four of the 2022 football season means it is another week of conference play within the CIAA and we saw a game-winning field goal as time expired and we saw one nationally ranked program recover from an early 14-point deficit. Across the league, we also saw players begin stake their claim for postseason honors and teams start to assert themselves in the postseason discussion. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the week four…

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