Former Jackson State DB Herman Smith transfers to Colorado

title image via BuffZone Courtesy of Brian Howell, BuffZone Former Jackson State defensive back Herman Smith III is reuniting with some old friends in Boulder. Smith, who played last season at Idaho State, is transferring to Colorado for his final season of eligibility. He’ll get a chance to play once again for CU head coach Deion Sanders, who was his head coach at JSU. Smith will also be reunited with several JSU staff members and players who came to CU with Sanders last year. That group includes fellow defensive backs…

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Ashley Robinson is staying at Jackson State

Jackson State Athletic Director and Vice President Ashley Robinson is remaining at JSU. Robinson has been the subject of much speculation that linked him to the open AD position at Prairie View A&M, which was where he spent the previous five years prior to heading to Jackson. Wednesday morning Jackson State released a video with acting JSU President Elayne Hayes-Anthony and AD and VP Robinson in which they announced that he was going nowhere. “AD Robinson is staying at Thee I Love, Jackson State University. We huddled up, as they…

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Jackson State announces 2023 Football Schedule

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics 2023 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE The 2023 Jackson State University football schedule was announced Wednesday as the two-time defending Southwestern Athletic Conference Champions begin a new chapter in the storied legacy of the program. New Head Coach T.C. Taylor, the 22nd head coach in JSU football history, takes the reigns of his alma mater with the goal of beginning and ending the 2023 season in Atlanta. The Taylor era will open in Atlanta Aug. 26 as Jackson State will play in the MEAC / SWAC Challenge Kickoff…

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Jackson State hoops falls short at Grambling

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics 66 JSU-M 78  GRAM Team 1 2 F JSU-M 28  38  66 GRAM 38  40  78 GRAMBLING, La. —The Jackson State men’s basketball team came up short in a 78-66 loss to the Grambling Tigers on the road Saturday. The Tigers (6-15, 5-3) had two players score in double figures, led by Chase Adams, who had 13 points and seven assists. Zeke Cook tacked on 13 points and six rebounds and Keiveon Hunt added six points and two steals. Led by Cook’s three offensive rebounds, Jackson State did a great…

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Travis Hunter commits to Colorado

Travis Hunter was one of more than 20 Jackson State players who leapt into the transfer portal in lieu of Coach Seion Sanders’ accepting of the Colorado job. In news that is about as surprising as the wetness of dihydrogen monoxide, Travis Hunter has committed to Colorado. In an example of brilliant YouTube marketing move, the no. 1 player in the class of 2022 announced at 1:07 pm he would make his commitment public when his channel garnered 100,000 subscribers. It took but a scant nine house for his channel…

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Jackson State’s Jason Mercier declares for NFL Draft

Jason Mercier is the latest Jackson State footballer to either enter the transfer portal or declare for the NFL draft. The senior defensive line announced Sunday evening that he will now seek to make his NFL dreams a reality. This season, the Florida International transfer recorded 21 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and a fumble recovery, as part of a defensive unit that, up until the Celebration Bowl, had not surrendered more than 24 points in any game this season. There is no current data on Mercier’s draft…

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Here are four names Jackson State should consider to succeed Coach Prime

With Coach Prime choosing to depart Jackson State, here are names that should on the list to lead this new era of JSU Football into the future. Ed Reed – Football Chief of Staff, University of Miami The University of Miami legend and NFL Hall of Fame player has only coached in 2016 when he was an assistant defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills. Although Reed lacks a wealth of experience ,he does bring name recognition and his South Florida ties could be a foothold to that recruiting hotbed.…

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Grambling soccer comes up short against Jackson State in SWAC Title Match

Courtesy of Curtis Ford, Grambling State Athletics PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas | The Grambling State University women’s soccer team scored a last second goal in regulation to send the game into extra time, but couldn’t fend off Jackson State, falling 4-2 in the 2022 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championship Game on Sunday afternoon at PVAMU Soccer Complex. HOW IT HAPPENED INSIDE THE NUMBERS NEWS & NOTES Team Statistics Game Stats GSU JSU Goals 2 4 Shots 6 12 Shots on Goal 2 8 Saves 4 0 Corners 10 5 Offsides 0 3…

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Jackson State wins 2022 SWAC Men’s Cross Country Championship

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Final Results TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- The Jackson State Tigers claimed the 2022 Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Championship title in spectacular fashion on Monday morning. Jackson State placed three runners in the top five of the event paced by Tyler Duncan who finished the meet in first place with a time of 25:39.9. JSU’s Jallah Galimah claimed second place (25:47.1) while fellow teammate Marquentin Barnes finished in fourth place (26:01.9).This marked the Tigers second consecutive championship title while also marking the third title for Jackson…

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Jackson State releases statement on Southern Heritage Classic

The Southern Heritage Classic, as we have largely known it, will exist for at least one more season. Jackson State releases a statement regarding the 2022 Southern Heritage Classic: Last week, confidential legal correspondence between Jackson State University and Summitt Management Corporation was leaked, which did not reflect the ongoing communication between the parties. We understand how football fans plan to attend games months in advance, and it was never our intent to abruptly cancel participation during the 2022 season. The 2022 Southern Heritage Classic game between JSU and Tennessee…

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