Coach Prime is gone: Why people are upset and Life After Prime

The United States soccer team was eliminated from the World Cup and that story was dwarfed by a football coach leaving a southern school to take a job out west. That coach was Deion Sanders, the school from which he departed was Jackson State and his new school is the University of Colorado. Coach Prime’s decision to become the Buffs’ coach was met with dismay, confusion, disappointment and outright indignation from those within and outside of the Jackson State fan base. As coaches leave programs routinely, why did this seem…

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Jackson State wins hard fought game against Campbell 22-14

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics 14 Campbell 4-3 , 2-0 22  Jackson St. 7-0 , 4-0 Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F CAM 7 0 0 7 14 JSU 3 6 6 7 22 JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State University football team battled for four quarters in defeating Campbell 22-14 Saturday in the JSU homecoming game at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. A season-high crowd of 51,596 witnessed Jackson State improve to 7-0 overall, matching its best start since 1983.  Running back Sy’Veon Wilkerson rushed 24 times for 116 yards and one touchdown…

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Jackson State donkey-kicks Bethune-Cookman 48-8

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics 48  JSU 8 BCU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F JSU 21 9 9 9 48 BCU 0 0 0 8 8 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jackson State University quarterback Shedeur Sanders threw a career-high tying five touchdown passes, and the defense tied an NCAA record with three safeties as the Tigers defeated Bethune-Cookman 48-8 Saturday at TIAA Bank Stadium. Sanders, a Heisman Trophy and Walter Payton Award candidate, threw five scoring passes in a game for the second time this season (Florida A&M) in completing 36 of 48…

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Jackson State Volleyball gets easy wins ver Southern and Texas Southern in first day of SWAC East Cluster

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics Box Score 1 | Box Score 2 MONTGOMERY, Ala.| The Jackson State University volleyball team opened play at the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Eastern Division Cluster hosted by Alabama State. The Tigers defeated Southern University, 3-0, and Texas Southern, 3-1 at Lockhart Gymnasium. GAME 1 HOW IT HAPPENED -Jackson State (4-12, 3-1 SWAC) got off to a 15-5 lead over the Jaguars to open the first set -Southern University (1-15, 1-3 SWAC) attempted to climb back into the match but fell short as JSU took set one, 25-16…

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Jackson State Bowling finishes fourth at FAMU Invitational

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics: PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Jackson State University bowling team finished in fourth place in the season-opening Florida A&M Invitational. JSU finished Sunday’s bracket finals in the same place in began after a series of highly competitive matches. Competing in the baker format in the best four out of seven series, Jackson State defeated Southern 4-2 (194-165, 189-170, 214-199, 185-190, 151-183, 242-168) to advance to the semifinals. Jackson State fell in six games to Tulane (171-160, 203-184, 167-171, 179-200, 150-160, 162-177) before losing to Alabama State…

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Jackson State spoils Alabama State’s homecoming, wins program’s 500th game

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics 26  Jackson State 5-0 , 3-0 12 Alabama State 3-3 , 1-2 Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F JSU 0 10 7 9 26 ALST 6 0 0 6 12 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Jackson State University football team defeated Alabama State 26-12 Saturday at ASU Stadium to improve to 5-0 overall, 3-0 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. Heisman Trophy and Payton Award candidate QB Shedeur Sanders completed 30 of 44 passes for 336 yards and three touchdowns with one interception and RB Sy’Veon Wilkerson rushed 19 times for 88…

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Jackson State dominates Mississippi Valley, 49-7

7 Mississippi Val. 0-4 , 0-1 49  Jackson St. 4-0 , 2-0 Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F MVS 7 0 0 0 7 JSU 14 7 21 7 49 Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics Jackson State University quarterback Shedeur Sanders’ career day passing led the Tigers to a 49-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference win over Mississippi Valley State Saturday at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Sanders completed 40 of 51 passes for 438 yards (all career highs) with four touchdowns and one interception. He completed passes to 12 different receivers as Jackson State (4-0 overall, 2-0…

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2022 Southern Heritage Classic Preview and Prediction

Saturday will mark the 33rd edition of the Southern Heritage Classic. This matchup could be the last time that the game is seen in its current form, pitting Tennessee State and Jackson State , particularly if Jackson State and the Southwestern Athletic Conference have their druthers. Tenessee State comes into the the contest at 0-1, losing a hotly-contested game that came down to the last possession with the Big Sky’s Eastern Washington, 36-29. In that game Austin Peay transfer, quarterback Draylen Ellis went 17/27 for 257 yards two touchdowns and…

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Jackson State opens up a can on FAMU in OBC, 59-3

Pitting blluebloods Jackson State and FAMU agssinst one another he Orange Blossom Classic was supposed to be the crown jwewl od Week 1 of HBCU football. Takinginto amount the 7-6 defensive slugfest won black Jackson State in last year’s contest, combined with the fact two teams separated themselves as the creme de la creme of the SWAC as the season went along ( JSU advancing to the Celebration Bowl and FAMU making the playoffs), the anticipation for this matchup had been building since the schedule rebased earlier this summer. Then…

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Jackson State women’s hoops to play in WNIT

From Jackson State University Athletics: The Jackson State University women’s basketball team has been selected to play in the Preseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament in November. The three-time defending regular season Southwestern Athletic Conference champions and two-time defending SWAC Tournament champions will face Colorado, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Texas Tech in a three-game round-robin event. Jackson State will play at Colorado on November 12, at Texas Tech on November 15, and against Louisiana-Lafayette in a contest hosted by Texas Tech on November 16. “I am excited for our team to be selected…

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