Alcorn State takes advantage of turnovers in 35-7 smoking of Alabama State

From bamastatesports : TvPhoto Gallery 1 | Photo Gallery 2 | Final Stats (.pdf) | Boxscore MONTGOMERY, Ala. | After a four-hour lightning delay, Alabama State committed a season-high five turnovers that Alcorn State was able to punch in for a pair of touchdowns en route to a 35-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) East Division victory Saturday night. The game was originally scheduled for 2 pm, however, storms moved through the central Alabama region pushing kick back to 6 pm in Montgomery. Alcorn State (4-2, 3-0 SWAC) scored on their first possession of the game following a…

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Mistakes costs Prairie View against Nicholls State

From pvpanthers.com : PRAIRIE VIEW – The upset-minded Prairie View A&M football team fell just shy in its mission to topple FCS No. 10 Nicholls State, coming up short in a 42-35 shootout Saturday evening in Panther Stadium at Blackshear Field Prairie View A&M (1-2) was done in by a big third quarter from the Colonels, who  took advantage of short fields and turnovers during a stretch where they scored 29 unanswered points. After the Colonels struck first with a 15-yard touchdown scamper from Dion Ray that capped a 10-play, 90-drive, the…

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September 9 SWAC Football Players of the Week

From swac.org : BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama State’s Micheal Jefferson, Mississippi Valley State’s Tracy Thompkins, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Josh Piwniczka and Harry Ballard III were all named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Football Players of the Week in week two of the season for their outstanding play the league announced on Monday. OffensiveAlabama State 19 – Michael Jefferson (6-3, WR, 194, So., Mobile, Ala.)Jefferson had a career day for Alabama State in a 38-31 victory over Tuskegee Saturday night. He grabbed five receptions for 174 yards, including three touchdowns. The sophomore caught…

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Grambling and Louisiana Tech to meet in “Buddy Bowl”

From gsutigers.com: By: Deja Harrison, Sports Information Staff Story Links GRAMBLING, La I The Grambling State University football team is set to take on I-20 neighbors, Louisiana Tech in the ‘Buddy Bowl’ at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off is set for 2 p.m.  Grambling State will broadcast the game on the Grambling State Sports Radio Network. The Tigers’ broadcast crew of Santoria Black, Ossie Clark, Leon Thomas and Nick Harrison will call all of the action. The game can be heard in Ruston (La.) (KPCH 99.3 FM – the Peach) and…

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Cricket Wireless announced as SWAC’s exclusive wireless sponsor

From swac.org: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) announced today that it has reached an agreement with Cricket Wireless, who will serve as the exclusive wireless sponsor for the 2019-20 football and basketball seasons. “We’re extremely excited about our new partnership with Cricket Wireless,” said SWAC Commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland. “Cricket is no stranger to the SWAC office having been an integral part of the HBCU culture and landscape over the years with their valued support of many of our member institutions.” The agreement allows Cricket to host…

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Mississippi Valley State has first scrimmage of the year

The Delta Devils had their first full inter squad scrimmage of the season this Saturday during the team’s practice. Head football coach Vincent Dancy seemed to be cautiously optimistic about what he saw on the field. Here is what he had to say post-practice : “Overall, it wasn’t bad. We got 60-70 plays in and not too many flags. We’ve got some improving to do, but we got a lot on film to evaluate. A lot of guys got reps, and we still have another scrimmage before Tennessee State.”  MVSU…

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Former Alabama State head coach Houston Markham, Jr. passes away

From SWAC.org: Courtesy Alabama State/SWAC Communications  MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Former Alabama State head coach Houston Markham, Jr. passed away Wednesday morning with loved ones by his side. Markham, the winningest head coach in Hornets’ football history, leaves behind a legacy unmatched at Alabama State. He coached at the institution from 1987 until 1997, leaving the school with 68 victories which still stands as the highest total among any coach in school history. His best season at the helm of the Hornets came in 1991 when the team finished 11-0-1, winning the…

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Grambling has four players named to Preseason All-SWAC Team

From Grambling Sports Information: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | The Grambling State University football team placed four members on the 2019 All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Preseason football team, the conference announced on Tuesday morning during SWAC Football Media Day held at the Westin Hotel. Defensive back Joseph McWilliams and defensive lineman Anfernee Mullins were selected to the All-SWAC Preseason First Team, while offensive lineman William Waddell and defensive back Danquarian Fields were named to the Second Team. In the 2019 Preseason Predicted Order of Finish, Grambling State garnered 74 points to claim the third spot.…

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New polices for SWAC in upcoming athletic year

From swac.org: BILOXI, Miss.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference held its annual spring meetings this past week in Biloxi with several significant pieces of legislation being adopted for the upcoming athletic year. The approved measures were recommendations from the leagues’ Sports Administrators Committee (SAC) which consist of member institutions’ Athletic Directors and Senior Woman Administrators. With league finances serving as a significant topic of discussion during the meetings, the SWAC unveiled its strategic business model which will be implemented during the upcoming 2019-20 season. “One consistent theme that we were able…

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2019 SWAC Football Media Day taking place July 16

From SWAC Media Relations: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference will host its annual SWAC Football Media Day on Tuesday, July 16 at the Westin-Birmingham (2221 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North/ (205) 307-3600).  All ten SWAC head football coaches and two student-athletes from each team will be in attendance to address the media about the upcoming 2019 football season.  Media interested in covering the event are invited to complete the online credential application. One-on-one interviews with coaches and student-athletes will begin at 10:00 a.m. The upcoming season will officially kickoff on Saturday, August 31 with a full slate of…

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