Mississippi Valley State names Hakim McClellan new Director of Athletics

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference  Mississippi Valley State University has turned to a familiar face to take the helm of the MVSU Athletics program. Dr. Jerryl Briggs, Sr., announced today that Hakim McClellan, a valley alum, is the school’s new athletic director. Briggs expressed his excitement to welcome McClellan and his family back to MVSU. McClellan is expected to start his new role on June 15th. “Today is a great day for Mississippi Valley State University, with the appointment of Hakim McClellan as the athletic director,” said MVSU President Jerry…

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SWAC Football National Signing Day

February 2 was National Signing Day for HS and college footballers to officially announce where they would continue the next phase of their playing careers. Below are recaps of the moving and shakings of SWAC teams on 2022 Signing Day. From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: National Signing Day Updates Alabama A&M Recap Alabama State Recap Alcorn State Recap Bethune-Cookman Recap Florida A&M Recap Grambling State Recap Jackson State Recap Mississippi Valley State  Recap Prairie View A&M Recap Southern  Recap Texas Southern  Recap Univ. Arkansas-Pine Bluff  Recap

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October 16, 2021 SWAC Football Recap

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: SWAC Football Scores and Recaps   Team Standings Saturday, October 16 Prairie View A&M 35, Bethune-Cookman 29– Box Score I Recap Florida A&M 35, Alabama A&M 31–  Box Score I Recap Grambling State 34, Texas Southern 20– Box Score I Recap Southern 34, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7– Box Score I Recap Jackson State 28, Alabama State 7– Box Score I Recap Alcorn State 24, Mississippi Valley State 12– Box Score I Recap About the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU…

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Southern takes down Mississippi Valley 38-24

From gojagsports. 38 JAGS 2-2 , 1-0 25 MVSU  0-3 , 0-1 Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F JAGS 3 21 14 0 38 MVSUFB 6 0 13 6 25 Willie D. Scott, Associate Director of Sports Information JACKSON, MS — Southern’s quarterback Glendon McDaniel had a career performance as the Jaguars pounce the Delta Devils 38-25 on Sunday afternoon at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Mississippi.  McDaniel finished the night 18-of-26 for 235 yards and a career-high five touchdowns, as he connected with five different receivers on the night. With the Jaguars running back…

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Alabama State cleans up Mississippi Valley State 42-17

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: MONTGOMERY, Ala.- After a sluggish first half, Alabama State pulled away in the second half to pull away from Mississippi Valley State 42-17 at ASU Stadium in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) action Saturday afternoon. Alabama State (3-2, 3-1 SWAC) found themselves trailing 3-0 early before forcing a turnover with just over six minutes remaining in the opening quarter. Eric Felts and Irshaad Davis combined to return the fumble inside the 10-yard line before Myles Crawley scored his first career touchdown on a three-yard run with 5:46…

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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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Alcorn State vs Mississippi Valley State Preview

From swac.org: Alcorn State Game Notes | Mississippi Valley State Game Notes LORMAN, Miss. – Mississippi Valley State will face Alcorn State for its first Southwestern Athletic Conference game of the season. Kick-off is set for 6:00 p.m. at Spinks-Casem Stadium. Last week Alcorn State scored a touchdown with 40 seconds left in regulation to edge Prairie View A&M 45-41. The Braves trailed 41-38 when they started at their own 35. Alcorn marched down the field, converted a 4th-and-4 at the PVAMU 36, and went on to tally the game-winner on a three-yard…

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Tennessee State tops Mississippi Valley 26-20 in John Merritt Classic

From tsutigers.com : Game 1: Tennessee State 26, Mississippi Valley State 20Event: The 21st Annual John Merrit ClassicRecords: TSU (1-0), MVSU (0-1)Venue: Nissan StadiumLocation: Nashville, Tenn.Weather: Mostly Sunny, 91Kickoff Time: 6:09 p.m.Attendance: 13,458 NASHVILLE — Propelled by 447 yards of total offense, the Tennessee State football team secured a 26-20 win over Mississippi Valley State in the 21st annual John Merritt Classic Saturday evening at Nissan Stadium.  Chris Rowland, who was voted offensive MVP, finished with a near career-high 173 yards on 11 receptions. The local wide-receiver added 61 yards on seven punt returns and…

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Mississippi Valley State has first scrimmage of the year

The Delta Devils had their first full inter squad scrimmage of the season this Saturday during the team’s practice. Head football coach Vincent Dancy seemed to be cautiously optimistic about what he saw on the field. Here is what he had to say post-practice : “Overall, it wasn’t bad. We got 60-70 plays in and not too many flags. We’ve got some improving to do, but we got a lot on film to evaluate. A lot of guys got reps, and we still have another scrimmage before Tennessee State.”  MVSU…

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Grambling Lady Tigers hit the road to face UAPB and MVSU

From Grambling State Sports Information : GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University women’s basketball team will look to get back into the win column as the Lady Tigers conclude their three-game road trip this weekend against Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State in a pair of Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) games. Tip-off from H.O. Clemons Arena on Saturday against UAPB is set for 3 p.m., while the Monday tilt with the Devilettes is set for 5:30 p.m. from the Harrison HPER Complex. Grambling State (12-14 overall, 9-5 SWAC), which currently sits tied for…

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