Alabama State names Eddie Robinson, Jr as new head football coach

Friday Alabama State signified their search for a head football coach concluded with the announcement of the hiring of Eddie Robinson, Jr. Robinson, Jr returns to his alma mater to assume the helm of a program where he was a standout on the football field during his playing days. From bamastatesports: “I am excited to announce Eddie Robinson, Jr. as Alabama State University’s next Head Football Coach,” Alabama State Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Jason Cable said. “Coach Robinson is a true Hornet that possesses more than 30-plus years of experience at various levels…

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Alabama State smacks around Tuskegee 43-9 in Turkey Day Classic

From bamastatesports: 9 TU 43 ASU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F T U 0 2 7 0 9 ASU 14 6 0 23 43 MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Alabama State left little doubt they would capture the 97th annual Turkey Day Classic and finish undefeated at home with 17 unanswered points to start the game on their way to a 43-9 victory over Tuskegee Thursday night. Alabama State (5-6) won their third consecutive game over the Golden Tigers with their best offensive performance of the season with 411 total yards, while allowing…

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November 25-27 SWAC Football Schedule

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: Upcoming SWAC Football Games  Live Stats/Watch Links Thursday, November 25 Tuskegee at Alabama State- 2:00 pm (ESPN+) Saturday, November 27 Mississippi Valley State at Prairie View A&M- 2:00 pm (ESPN+)       Grambling State vs. Southern- 4:00 pm (NBC Sports Network) All times listed Central Standard Time (CST) 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 alumni playing with professional sports teams. Current championship competition…

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Florida A&M makes 2021 FCS Playoffs, will take on Southeastern Louisiana in first round

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Florida A&M football celebrated after winning the Florida Classic and continued to celebrate today after being announced one of the 24 teams in the 2021 FCS Playoffs as they look to win their second National Championship (1978). The Rattlers will travel to Hammond, Louisiana, to play the Southeastern Louisiana Lions for the first time in school history.  The game is scheduled for this Saturday, November 27, at 6:00 p.m. CST on ESPN+. The winner will travel to face third-seeded James Madison at 1:00 p.m. CST on Saturday,…

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November 20, 2021 SWAC Football Recap

Five games were on Saturday’s SWAC football state. Here are the day’s scores and recaps: From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: Team Standings Saturday, November 20  Texas A&M 52, Prairie View A&M 3– Box Score I Recap Jackson State 24, Alcorn State 10– Box Score I Recap Alabama A&M 52, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 24– Box Score I Recap Alabama State 24, Texas Southern 21– Box Score I Recap Florida A&M 46, Bethune-Cookman 21– 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…

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Broderick Fobbs out as Grambling head football coach

From Grambling State Athletic Communications: Grambling State Announces Leadership Change in Football  GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today that head football coach Broderick Fobbs has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. Linebackers and Special Teams Coordinator Terrence Graves will serve as the Interim Head Coach for the 48th Annual Bayou Classic.  “Earlier today, I informed head coach Broderick Fobbs of my decision to make a change in leadership of our football program,” Scott said. “Broderick Fobbs is one of the finest human beings I…

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Grambling falls to Bethune-Cookman, 31-14

Courtesy Grambling State Sports Communications Tigers End Home Campaign With Loss to BCU  GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University football wrapped up its home campaign with a 31-14 loss to Bethune-Cookman in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game on Saturday at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium. Bethune-Cookman (2-8 overall, 2-5 SWAC) capitalized on a GSU turnover and went 53 yards in four plays as Jimmie Robinson III scored on a 3-yard run, giving the Wildcats a 7-0 lead with 4:34 left in the opening quarter. BCU added to the lead with…

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SWAC introduces new football classic

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – This fall, the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) will introduce its first-ever football classic in partnership with Pepsi and General Motors (GM) as a part of the conferences’ efforts to expand its sports portfolio. The inaugural SWAC Football Classic features a gridiron showdown between Alcorn State University Braves and Jackson State University Tigers and will take place on Saturday, November 20 at Veteran Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Mississippi.  “The Southwestern Athletic Conference is extremely excited to partner with Pepsi and General Motors for this unique branding…

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October 6, 2021 SWAC scores and game recaps

Here is the list of scores and recaps from this week’s Southwestern Athletic Conference gridiron action: SWAC Football Scores and Recaps   Team Standings Saturday, November 6 Bethune-Cookman 35, Alcorn State 31– Box Score I Recap Jackson State 41, Texas Southern 21– Box Score I Recap Alabama A&M 42, Mississippi Valley State 14– Box Score I Recap Arkansas-Pine Bluff 33, Grambling State 26– Box Score I Recap Prairie View A&M 24, Alabama State 20–Box Score I Recap Florida A&M 29, Southern 17– 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…

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SWAC Football Week 9 Honorees

from the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Texas Southern’s Andrew Body, Southern’s Ray Anderson and Luke Jackson along with Jackson State’s Shedeur Sanders its SWAC Football Players of the Week for their outstanding performances during games played this past week of competition. Offensive- Andrew Body quarterback, Texas Southern Body was a dual-threat for the Tigers as he rushed for 121 yards and one touchdown while passing for 271 yards and four touchdowns in TSU’s 59-17 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. He was responsible for a total of…

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