September 27 SWAC Football Weekly Honours

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Alcorn State’s Felix Harper and Keyron Kinsler along with Texas Southern’s Richard Garcia III and Andrew Body its SWAC Football Players of the Week for their outstanding performances during games played this past week of competition. Offensive- Alcorn State’s Harper completed 16-of-32 pass attempts for 368 yards and three touchdowns this past week. His performance helped the Braves rally from a 19-point second half deficit to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff on the road by a score of 39-38. He also ran…

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Florida A&M falls to South Florida 38-17

From Florida A&M Sports: 17 FAMU 38 USF Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F FAM 3 0 7 7 17 USF 10 14 7 7 38 TAMPA, Fla. | Florida A&M football traveled down to Tampa, Florida for their only game versus an FBS opponent, the South Florida Bulls. The Rattlers were unable to capture their first win versus the Bulls as they fell 38-17. “I thought these guys played with a lot of heart and a lot of fight,” said head coach Willie Simmons. “I thought we did some really good things…

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SIAC Football Week 1: Players of the Week

The SIAC named their players of the week, with players from Fort Valley State, Tyrell Jackson and Tyler Moore, taking the offensive and defensive honours, respectively. Clark Atlanta’s Carlos Saldana was named Special Teams Player of the Week and Miles’ Jalen Parker Newcomer of the Week. OFFENSIVE – Tyrell Jackson, Fort Valley State Jackson connected on 17-of-34 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in a 30-0 win over Tuskegee. He added 5 carries for 26 yards for a total of 192 yards of total offense. His two touchdown…

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FAMU graduate student Calvin Sykes selected as ESPN the Undefeated Rhoden Fellows Scholar Initiative

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Florida A&M University (FAMU) sports management graduate student Calvin Sykes has been selected as one of six recipients of the ESPN the Undefeated Rhoden Fellows Scholar Initiative.  The fifth class will feature five different Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  Sykes is the second FAMU student in two years to be selected for the program.   “This dream really started in high school when I began working as an intern for CBS when I did South Florida High School sports,” said Sykes. “This is about all the…

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Aqeel Glass’ career day pushes Alabama A&M past Jackson State, 53-42

from the Southwestern Athletic Conference: JACKSON, Miss. – Senior quarterback Aqeel Glass (St. Louis, Mo.) delivered a day for the ages and Alabama A&M put up the most points against a Division I opponent in 12 years as they defeated past Jackson State 52-43 on Saturday, April 10. Glass 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 Bulldogs offensive attack while senior wide receiver Zabrian Moore (Tuscaloosa) was the recipient of four of those receptions for…

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Elizabeth City State plans to have normal Fall 2021 semester

From Robert Kelly-Goss of ECSU newsroom In looking at the data and current projections, Elizabeth City State University plans to have a normal fall 2021 semester. The university plans to return to normal course delivery, residence living and overall operations. This includes: In-person classes. In-person events and activities. Buildings and facilities returning to normal hours of operation. “We continue to be encouraged by the decrease in the number of positive COVID-19 cases both on campus and throughout the state and with the increased number of vaccinations being given,” Chancellor Karrie…

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Jackson State alum, NBA analyst and reporter Sekou Smith passes at 48

From Tim Bontemps of ESPN : Sekou Smith, a longtime NBA reporter and television analyst, died Tuesday after a battle with COVID-19. He was 48. A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Smith went to college at Jackson State in Mississippi before starting his career at the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson. He then went on to become a fixture in the NBA universe — first as a beat writer covering the Indiana Pacers for the Indianapolis Star and the Atlanta Hawks for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before joining Turner Sports in 2009. For more than a decade,…

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Lincoln University student athletes getting it done in the classroom

From Lincoln University Athletics: Nine Lincoln University student-athletes earned a 4.0 grade point average for the 2020 fall semester as the athletic department improved its cumulative GPA over the 3.0 mark for the first time as a Division II program. Eighty-four percent of the teams (11 of 13) recorded team grade point averages of 3.0 or higher. The women’s basketball team led the department with a 3.42 GPA in the fall semester, followed by men’s cross country (3.332) and women’s track & field (3.307). “What a tremendous accomplishment for our…

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MacKenzie Scott donates $20 million to Lincoln University

Courtesy of Lincoln University: The transformational gift will fortify the University’s investments in student success, need-based scholarships, co-curricular programs, faculty development, and research. LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. —Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University, announced today that it has received a generous $20 million gift from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Scott’s gift is the largest from a single donor in Lincoln’s 167-year history. “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Ms. MacKenzie Scott for her investment in the Lincoln University legacy, which has been transforming…

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Chris Paul August 10, 2010 #HBCUSneakerWatch: Savannah State University

The Chris Paul HBCU sneaker watch continued with the Oklahoma City Thunder’s game on Monday. Paul has been representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities on his kicks since the NBA has resumed their season in Orlando. He most recently represented Albany State Universisty in the Thunder’s previous contest. For the Thunder’s Monday game against the Phoenix Suns, CP3 showed Savannah State some love. Paul’s family has an association with HBCU’s and he delves into the rationale behind what he has been doing in this SLAM story. Paul has also represented,…

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