SWAC Commissioner meeting with member Presidents on fate of fall sports

Though the MEAC, CIAA, and the SIAC have all announced their plans to cancel fall sports, the fate of SWAC sports has yet to be decided. The commissioner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference is meeting with the presidents of the member schools discuss whether the sports seasons will go forth as planned. From Grambling State University:  SWAC Council of Presidents to Meet With Commissioner Monday, July 20 Grambling State University has not released any decisions concerning our Fall 2020 sports schedule. The SWAC Council of Presidents have a scheduled meeting with our SWAC…

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Southern and Grambling added to future LSU schedules

Courtesy LSU Athletics: BATON ROUGE – LSU has added Southern and Grambling State to its future football schedule marking the first time the Tigers will face the two historic in-state opponents, athletic director Scott Woodward officially announced. LSU will host Southern on Sept. 10, 2022 in Tiger Stadium, while the Tigers will face Grambling on Sept. 9, 2023 in Tiger Stadium.  “This is an incredible opportunity to join our fan bases of these historic Louisiana institutions and championship programs,” Woodward said. “These dates will be days to celebrate not only…

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Southern falls to Wright State on the road

From Southern University Media Relations: DAYTON, OH –  Freshman Damiree Burns and Junior Brendon Brooks each had 16 points for the Jaguars but that wasn’t enough as Southern drops one on the road as Wright State defeated SU 85-62 at the Nutter Center on Thursday night.  Isaiah Rollins contributed eight points and four rebounds and Delor Johnson chipped in six points off the bench, as Southern (3-7) was lead by Burns with a team high nine rebounds. Micah Bradford, Isaiah Rollins, James Edwards and Brendon Brooks each had four rebounds.  SU went…

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Southern falls 72-57 at Akron

from Southern University Media Relations: AKRON, OH –  Senior transfer Amel Kuljuhovic had career and season-high of 18 points but wasn’t enough as Southern’s late charge falls short as Akron defeated SU 72-57 at James A. Rhodes Arena on Sunday afternoon. Montese Blake was the only other Jaguar in double figures contribuiting 13 points off the bench, Southern (3-6) was lead by Kuljuhovic with a team high six rebounds. Lamarcus Lee had five rebounds. Darius Williams had eight points and four rebounds. Damiree Burns had four points and four rebounds off the…

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Southern wins Bayou Classic with 30-28 come-from-behind win

From swac.org: NEW ORLEANS, La.- The Southern Jaguars punched their ticket to the 2019 Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship Game with an impressive 30-28 comeback win over the Grambling State Tigers at the Bayou Classic.  Southern will now get set to face the Alcorn State Braves on Saturday, December 7 at 3 pm at Spinks-Casem Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU with the winner qualifying for the 2019 Celebration Bowl in Atlanta.  About the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences…

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Southern defeats IUPUI 83-77

From Southern University Media Relations: OMAHA, NE –  Juniors Lamarcus Lee and Montese Blake each had career and season-highs of 17 points that helped Southern defeat IUPUI 83-77 at Baxter Arena on Tuesday night in the final round of the Cayman Island Classic – Mainland Tournament. Brendon Brooks had a season-high 14 points off the bench for the Jaguars (3-4) while Damiree Burns chipped in nine points and team high 13 rebounds. Darius Williams had eight points and eight rebounds along with Amel Kuljuhovic who also chipped in eight points and had two…

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Southern falls to Nebraska 93-86

Courtesy of Southern University Athletics: LINCOLN, NE — The Southern men’s basketball team opened up its first of three games in the state of Nebraska Friday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena dropping a heartbreaker in overtime to the Huskers 93-86. Graduate transfer Micah Bradford had a career and season-high 31 points, including 6-of-11 shooting from 3-point range, three rebounds, three steals and three assist to lead three Jaguars in double figures. Senior Darius Williams had his first career double-double and season-high 14 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman Damiree Burns had 14 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore…

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Southern obliterates Ecclesia College 121-55

courtesy of Southern U. Athletic Media Relations Box Score SU vs Ecclesia  BATON ROUGE, LA –  Freshman Damiree Burns career high of 33 points on 14-of-19 shooting and four steals helped the Jaguars roll to a 121-55 win over Ecclesia College at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Monday night. Jayden Saddler and Isaiah Rollins each added 12 points for the Jaguars (2-2) while Ahsante Shivers chipped in 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Micah Bradfordadded nine points and dished out a team high seven assist. Coming off the bench and making his first…

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Ladarius Skelton wins three player of the week honors

From Southern University Media Relations: BATON ROUGE, La. — Homecoming on the Bluff was a night to remember for Southern’s junior quarterback Ladarius Skelton, who accounted for a career-high 436 yards of total offense and four touchdowns as the SWAC West Division leader slipped past Alabama A&M 35-31. He threw a game-winning 2-yard TD pass with 28 seconds remaining and was 16 of 25 for 198 yards and two scores with no interceptions. He also racked up 238 rushing yards and two TDs on 34 carries. It was the 10th-most…

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Southern University Women’s Basketball picked to win the SWAC

Courtesy of Southern University Athletic Media Relations: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –Defending Southwestern Athletic Conference Regular Season Champion and SWAC Tournament Champion Southern has been tabbed to finish atop the league for the 2019-20 season. Junior guard Alyric Scott was selected to the First Team All SWAC team. The SWAC Tournament MVP is coming off a stellar sophomore season leading the Jaguars in three categories a year ago. Scott started in all 32 games averaging 9.1 points per game, 1.4 steals per game, and pulling down 6.1 rebounds per game.  Southern will…

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