Alabama A&M handily takes care of Alabama State 38-14 in Magic City Classic

14 Alabama State 3-3, 3-2 SWAC 38  Alabama A&M 4-0, 3-0 SWAC Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F ALST 7 7 0 0 14 AAMU 7 10 14 7 38 From AAMU sports: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the first time in nearly a decade, No. 25 Alabama A&M (4-0, 3-0 SWAC) football is the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) East Division Champion and has earned a berth in the league title game with a 38-14 rout of rival Alabama State (3-3, 3-2 SWAC) in the 79th Annual Magic City Classic on Saturday, April 1 The…

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UAPB claims SWAC West with 36-31 win over Prairie View

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: PINE BLUFF, Ark.- The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff football team won the Spring 2021 SWAC Western Division Championship with a 36-31 win over Prairie View A&M Saturday at Simmons Bank Field. The Golden Lions continued to turn back the clock in winning the division championship for the first time since 2012.  The Golden Lions will play in the Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship Game presented by Pepsi Zero on Saturday May 1 against either Alabama A&M at 2 p.m. at a location TBD. Quarterback Skyler Perry (16-33,…

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Norfolk State Football announces 2021 Football Schedule

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Four home games at William “Dick” Price Stadium and seven road contests, include a pair of FBS matchups and the return of the Battle of the Bay, are featured on the 2021 Norfolk State football schedule released Wednesday. The Spartans kick off the schedule with a pair of road games against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents. The season opener is Saturday, Sept. 4 at the University of Toledo. The game will be the first-ever between the teams and NSU’s third all-time against…

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Tennessee State to bring in Hue Jackson as Offensive Coordinator

from Kendrick Marshall of hbcusports.com: A day after announcing it had hired Eddie George to be its next head coach, Tennessee State on Wednesday received a commitment that an ex-NFL coach would be joining the staff. Former NFL head coach Hue Jackson has accepted the job to be the offensive coordinator at Tennessee State, 247 Sports and The Orange Is Oranger Browns Podcast reported. Also read: Eddie George ready for the challenge after officially named Tennessee State head coach Jackson has been out of professional football since he was fired in 2018 after…

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NC Central’s Jim Koerner named USA Director of Player Development

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletic Communications CARY, N.C. – North Carolina Central head baseball coach Jim Koerner has been named as the Director of Player Development for USA Baseball, the organization announced on Tuesday. Koerner will start with USA Baseball following the 2021 college baseball season. Koerner will also serve as the Field Coordinator at the Prospect Development Pipeline League, the premier development and showcase experience for high school draft prospects from Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, and the primary identification event for the 18U National Team. Additionally, he will…

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SWAC Football Weekly Honors

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Alabama A&M’s Aqeel Glass,  Alabama State’s Irshaad Davis, Alabama A&M’s Troy Lendvay and Alabama State’s Ryan Nettles it’s SWAC Football Players of the Week for their outstanding performances during conference play this past week the league announced on Monday. Offensive- Glass (St. Louis, Mo.) went 27-of-40 with no interceptions and set career-highs with 440 yards passing and six touchdowns while adding a seventh on the ground to lead the Alabama A&M Bulldogs offensive attack this past weekend. Under his…

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Norfolk State’s Chavis and Quinerly to take part in HBCU Combine

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Former Norfolk State football players Nigel Chavis and Nhyre’ Quinerly will showcase their skills in front of scouts today and tomorrow when they take part in the inaugural HBCU combine at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. They are two of 13 players from around the MEAC participating in the combine, which will include scouts from the NFL, CFL and the XFL. The first edition of the combine was set to be held last year but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Altogether,…

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South Carolina State tops Alabama State 14-7 in defensive battle

via SCSU Athletics: Box Score  MONTGOMERY, AL.—The Bulldogs return to the field in impressive style knocking off SWAC foe Alabama State ,14-7, Saturday (April 3rd) at ASU Stadium. South Carolina State improves to 2-1 overall, while the Hornets fall to 2-2 on the season. The Bulldogs defense played lights out on the day holding Alabama State scoreless until the late in the fourth quarter when Ryan Nettles connected on a 9-yard toss to Wallace Corker with 3:05 remaining. SC State was able to strike first on a 12-yard scamper by…

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UAPB continues winning ways against Mississippi Valley State, 24-17

Courtesy of UAPB Athletics: Tyrin Ralph’s 77-yard punt return with 1:54 remaining was the game-winning score as the University of Arkansas At Pine Bluff football team won at Mississippi Valley State 24-17 at Rice-Totten Stadium. UAPB (3-0 overall, 3-0 SWAC) moves one step closer to the SWAC Western Division title for the first time since 2012 and clinching a berth in the Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship Game on May 1. The Golden Lions can win the SWAC West with a win in either of its final two regular season…

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Florida A&M football to hold open practice

From Florida A&M Communications : The Florida A&M University (FAMU) football program will hold an open practice on Saturday, April 3 at Bragg Memorial Stadium. The festivities will begin at 2 p.m.  Fans will be allowed to attend the event, but seating is limited due to construction on the East Side of the stadium and will need to continue practicing social distancing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The open practice will also be streamed live YouTube by searching Rattlers Boosters 2021 or by clicking the following link: https://bit.ly/31ACPm8 

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