Tennessee State comes up short in overtime against Alabama A&M, 85-83

title image via Tennessee State Athletics Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics 83 TSU 85 Winner AAMU Team 1 2 OT 1 F TSU 37  38  8  83 AAMU 29  46  10  85 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Tennessee State men’s basketball team out-rebounded the Alabama A&M Bulldogs 42-41, but fell 85-83 on the road Wednesday. The Tigers (5-3) had four players score in double figures, led by Kinyon Hodges, who had 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and five steals. Ej Bellinger added 19 points and Christian Brown helped out with 17 points and seven rebounds…

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Tennessee State Volleyball to take on reg season champ UT Martin Tuesday

Courtesy of Scott Wallace, Communications Coordinator for Volleyball & Softball , Tennessee State Athletics The Tennessee State University Tiger volleyball team and the UT Martin Skyhawks have two things in common. They both are coming off seasons that they are the defending Ohio Valley Conference championships. The Tigers were the surprised OVC postseason winners after being picked to finish last in the preseason. Martin won the regular season championship. They both have started the 2023 season on a bit of a struggle.TSU (2-12, 2-2) opened the season by losing all ten…

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Tennessee State Basketball announces 2023-24 schedule

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics Tennessee State head men’s basketball coach, Brian “Penny” Collins, entering his sixth season at the helm, has announced the upcoming 2023-24 schedule, which features five non-league home games and a trip to the Northwest. After one of the best seasons during Collins’ era, the Tigers will look to capitalize on the top home attendance from the previous season, hosting all six teams within a three-hour drive to campus. “It was important to try to get as many home games as we could while our students…

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Tennessee State’s James Green named OVC-Big South Defensive Player of the Week

Tennessee State linebacker James Green was named the OVC-Big South Defensive Player of the Week. The Tennessee State Tigers were able claim victory in the 34th Southern Heritage Classic with a 24-14 win over Arkansas Pine Bluff and Green played a major role in the games’ outcome. With 0:54 left in the game, UAPB set up for a potential game-tying field attempt. The 37-yard attempt was blocked by Brent Rowe and recovered by Green, who took it 92 yards to the house for a game-sealing touchdown. In addition the decisive…

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Tennessee State’s spring football game to take place Saturday afternoon

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State football team will wrap up its spring practice schedule on Saturday afternoon as they are set to host their annual Blue vs. White game at Hale Stadium. The team will begin stretch and warmup at 2:45 p.m. followed by the on-field action starting at 3:10 p.m. Admission to the game is free. The game will showcase the offense against the defense and will feature scrimmage-type situations, 7-on-7, individual drills, a short halftime, followed by more on-field action. The offense will be…

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Tennessee State Basketball adds five transfers for the 2023-24 campaign

Courtesy of Tennesseee State Athletics NASHVILLE — Tennessee State men’s basketball head coach Brian “Penny” Collins has announced the addition of five highly sought-after transfers to the 2023-24 roster. Joining the Tigers next season will be Kinyon Hodges from Eastern Illinois, Jason Jitoboh from Florida, Denim Dawson from Nebraska and E.J. Bellinger Jr. and Michael Shanks from Belmont. Jitoboh, Bellinger and Hodges will have one season of eligibility as graduate students while Dawson Shanks has multiple seasons remaining.  The addition of Hodges, Jitoboh, Dawson, Bellinger, and Shanks adds depth to the roster that lost…

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Tennessee State Volley-ball adds trio

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics NASHVILLE- Head Coach Donika Sutton and her staff are unsatisfied with an NCAA tournament berth. The 2022 Ohio Valley Conference Volleyball Champions have been busy on the recruiting trail. The team lost some key seniors, but Sutton, in her words, is not replacing them. Her strategy is to get the best recruits and use their strengths to improve the team. The team announced three this past Wednesday, but more to come. “Losing the players that we lose, people may say that we will have to rebuild,” said Sutton.…

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Tennessee State bounced in first round of OVC Tourney

64 Tennessee St. 11-18,6-11 OVC 71  SIUE 9-21,7-11 OVC Team 1 2 3 4 F Tennessee St. 17  10  19  18  64 SIUE 26  15  15  15  71 It was one-and-done for the #7 Tennessee State Lady Tigers as they fell 73-64 to the # 6 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars in the opening round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. The Tigers found themselves in an uphill battle immediately, falling behind by 7 points, 10-3, at the 7:25 mark of the first quarter.SIUE’s Macy Silver got off to a hot start,…

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Tennessee State men’s hoops begins OVC Tournament play Thursday

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics OPENING TIP: Tennessee State is entering its 31st Ohio Valley Conference Tournament and the third time as the fourth seed on Thursday when it will face the winner of the first-round contest between 5th-seed SEMO and 8th-seed Lindenwood. TSU split with SEMO and swept Lindenwood who is making its first appearance in the eight-team, four-round, two-bracket extravaganza in Evansville, Indiana. WHERE TO WATCH & LISTEN: TSU expanded its partnership with Cromwell Media, naming 102.1 FM The Ville as the flagship TSU men’s basketball station. “The Voice of…

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Tennessee State women’s hoops loses regular season finale to Southern Illinois, sets sight on OVC Tourney

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics 67  USI 61 TSU Team 1 2 3 4 F USI 21  16  10  20  67 TSU 12  18  14  17  61 NASHVILLE – Erica Haynes-Overton scored 20 points, but the Tennessee State women’s basketball team fell to the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles 67-61 at home Saturday. The Lady Tigers (11-17, 6-11) had two players score in double figures, led by Haynes-Overton, who had 20 points. Gia Adams tacked on 14 points and Sierra McCullough added eight points, 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocks. Lyric Cole pulled down five offensive rebounds to…

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