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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Grambling signs 25 on National Signing Day

From Grambling Media Relations: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State Tigers football team solidified its recruiting class for national signing day with a total of 25 student-athletes. 18 of those athletes signed on Wednesday which is the official date of NSD 2020. Future Tigers athletes can be found below: 7 Mid-Year Signees That Enrolled in January DL Zion Cage: Navarro CC Transfer/ 6’7, 260lbs DL Jalon Sheffield: South Alabama Transfer from Tallahassee FL/ 6’2, 255lbs SAF Lawrence Asiedu: Fort Scott CC Transfer from Austin TX/ All-KJCCC Honorable Mention Defensive Back/ 5’11, 195lbs SAF Hurshie Williams:…

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Celebration Bowl tickets go on sale Tuesday

From Alcorn State Athletics: LORMAN, Miss. – Alcorn State University announced that ticket sales for the 2019 Celebration Bowl will begin Tuesday at 12 p.m. The game will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is an electronic ticketing venue. All tickets will be emailed – there are no “hard” tickets printed. However, tickets can still be purchased at the Athletic Business Office and will be emailed. Phone orders are also accepted by calling 601-877-6818, 6822 and 6823. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday,…

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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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November 30 SWAC Football Previews

From swac.org: Saturday, November 30 Prairie View A&M at Alabama StateLive Stats | Listen | Watch | Prairie View A&M Game Notes | Alabama State  Grambling State vs. Southern Live Stats | Listen | Watch | Grambling State Game Notes | Southern Game Notes 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 offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor…

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Alcorn lunches ticket to SWAC title game with 41-6 beat down of Jackson State

From Alcorn State Sports: FINAL BOOK (PDF) JACKSON, Miss. – A huge first half was more than enough for the Alcorn State University football program as it downed Jackson State 41-6 Saturday at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Alcorn (8-3, 6-1 SWAC) raced out to a 31-0 halftime lead, which was never in doubt in the second half. The Braves outgained the Tigers (4-8, 3-4 SWAC) 390-146 in total yards and 116-6 in rushing. Junior Felix “Triggerman” Harper threw for 274 yards and four touchdowns, and also rushed for a touchdown. Senior Chris…

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Alabama State defeats Texas Southern 27-21

From bamastatesports : Box Score  HOUSTON, Texas | Alabama State held off a furious Texas Southern second half rally to come away with their second consecutive road victory in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play, defeating the Tigers 27-21 at BBVA Stadium Saturday. Alabama State (5-4, 4-2 SWAC) scored all 27 of their points in the first half and were able to overcome four turnovers to hold off Texas Southern (0-10, 0-6 SWAC). Ezra Gray led Alabama State with 154 yards on 24 carries, leading the Hornets’ offensive attack that produced 403 total yards.…

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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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November 2 SWAC Football Recap

Courtesy of the SWAC: Scores from around the SWAC Saturday, November 2 Alabama State 27, Mississippi Valley State 0Recap | Box Score Grambling State 55, Texas Southern 20Recap | Box Score Southern 35, Alabama A&M 31Recap | Box Score Jackson State 21, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 12Recap | Box ScoreAbout 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 offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball,…

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