SWAC Football: Southern’s defense seals win for Jaguars in 49th Bayou Classic

Image via Michael Ofendahl 17 GSU 34  SOU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F GSU 7 3 7 0 17 SOU 0 14 0 20 34 Southern’s opportunistic defense was the deciding factor, scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Jaguars defeated the Tigers of Grambling 34-17 in the 49th Bayou Classic. Courtesy of Brian Howard, Grambling State Athletics The Grambling State University football team dominated the first half, but turnovers led to 20 Southern points as the Jaguars pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 34-17…

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Southern scores 74-66 upset over Cal

Courtesy of Rodney Kirschner Deputy Athletics Director | Director of Strategic Communications | Sports Information Director 74  SU 66 Cal Team 1 2 F SU 38  36  74 Cal 26  40  66 BERKELEY, Ca. | Southern (1-3) led from start to finish on Friday night as the Jaguars held off California, 74-66, at Haas Pavilion. For the fifth time in school history, the Southern University men’s basketball team has defeated a member of a Power 5 conference. SU’s last victory over a member of a Power 5 conference came on November…

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Jackson State touches up Southern 35-0

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics 0 SOU 35  JSU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F SOU 0 0 0 0 0 JSU 0 22 6 7 35 The Jackson State University football team capped off a historic day for the school, the city, and the culture with a dominant 35-0 victory over Southern Saturday at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. The day began with the live broadcast of ESPN’s College Gameday Pregame show at Jackson State for the first time ever outside the stadium with a packed, enthusiastic, and passionate expression and…

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SWAC announces results and punishments from investigation into Southern and Prairie View altercation

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has completed its investigation into the pre-game dustup that occurred October 8. Fines were levied to both universities and suspensions handed out to players from both schools The SWAC released the following statement Monday afternoon: The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced multiple student-athlete suspensions and institutional fines stemming from the pregame altercation that transpired between the Southern University and Prairie View A&M University football teams on Saturday, Oct. 8. A total of 21 student-athletes (eleven from Southern and ten from Prairie View A&M) have been suspended…

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Southern hangs on to defeat Alcorn, 21-17

Courtesy of Willie D. Scott, Associate Director of Strategic Communications, Southern University 17 ALC 21  SOU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F ALC 0 14 0 3 17 SOU 7 14 0 0 21 BATON ROUGE, LA —  Southern University’s football team entered into a four quarter heavy weight fight with the Alcorn State University Braves to take over the first place spot in the SWAC West, where the Jaguars outlasted the Braves 21-17 at A.W. Mumford Stadium. Freshman running back Karl Ligon led the Jags rushing attack with 92-yards and a score. August Pitre…

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Grambling and Southern to play in NBA HBCU Classic on 18 February 2023

Courtesy of Brian Howard, Senior Associate AD for Athletic Communications, Grambling State Athletics The Grambling State University and Southern University men’s basketball programs have been selected to play in the NBA HBCU Classic 2023, the NBA announced today. The Southwestern Athletic Conference matchup will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. ET/2 p.m. MT at the University of Utah’s Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City as part of NBA All-Star 2023. The second NBA HBCU Classic will be simulcast on TNT, ESPN2 and NBA TV.  NBA…

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SWAC releases statement on Southern/Prairie View altercation

Before last week’s Prairie View and Southern game there was a bit of a fracas between members of the teams as they engaged in pregame warmups. As of the posting of this information it has been four days since the incident, the Southwestern Athletic Conference released a statement that explains why no official consequences have come at this juncture, citing that all involved parties have yet to be identified. The statement van be read below: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference is currently in the process of conducting a full-scale investigation…

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October 3, 2022 SWAC Football Honorees

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Alabama A&M’s Donovan Eaglin, Southern’s Jason Dumas, Alabama State’s Nathanial Eichner, and Florida A&M’s Jeremy Moussa its SWAC Football Players of the Week for their impressive performances during games played this past week of competition. Offensive-  Donovan Eaglin | Running Back | Alabama A&M Eaglin tallied 200-plus yards from scrimmage to go along with three touchdowns as Alabama A&M defeated Bethune-Cookman 35-27 on Saturday. He contributed 190 yards on the ground with two rushing TDs and two receptions for 12…

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Courtesy of Willie D. Scott, Associate Director of Strategic Communication, Southern University 3 APB 59 SOU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F APB 3 0 0 0 3 SOU 7 35 14 3 59 Southern dismantled the Golden Lions on Saturday night 59-3 to get back in the winning column on Saturday night inside A. W. Mumford Stadium.  The Jaguars racked up 550 yards of total offense off 70 plays, including 298 through the air and 265 on the ground. The Jags stout defense set the tone early on giving…

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Southern releases 2022-23 Men’s Basketball schedule

Courtesy Ravon Robeertson, Jaguars Athletics: The Southern University men’s basketball team announce their complete 2022-2023 season schedule. Including 14 non-conference games within the months of November and December before heading into Southwestern Athletic Conference play in January. The Jags first game this fall will be home as they face Tougaloo College November 3rd  kicking off the month of November in which they will have a total of four home games out of the five. After the opening contest, Southern will travel to University of Nevada Las Vegas on November 7th before continuing…

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