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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Grambling’s Rikkelle Miller earns All-Louisiana Honors

From Grambling State Athletics: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University freshman softball player Rikkelle Miller was named to the All-Louisiana Softball Second Team, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association announced late Sunday night. Miller, who earned Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Rookie of the Year and Second Team honors, garnered the recognition after an outstanding freshman campaign.  The Atlanta, Ga. native led team and SWAC in hitting, with a .423 batting average. In addition, Miller led the team in hits (47), RBIs (41), runs scored (21) doubles (nine) and home runs (eight). She also…

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Alabama State takes Men’s and Women’s 2019 SWAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

From swac.org: PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas- The Alabama State Women’s Track and Field claimed team their 10th consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field title leading the field with 177.5 total points. Prairie View A&M finished second with 154.5 points followed by Grambling State (101), Texas Southern (74), and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (73) to round out the top team standings. On the men’s side, Alabama State claimed the title in spectacular fashion as head coach Ritchie Beene won his first Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship as head coach. Jackson State finished…

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Grambling’s Hill named to All-Louisiana First Team

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University senior guard Shakyla Hill added another postseason accolade to her already impressive resume on Friday as she was named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) All-Louisiana Women’s Basketball First Team. Hill, who was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year last month, led the Lady Tigers to a 16-16 overall record, which included wins over Indiana (NCAA Division I Tournament team) and Loyola Marymount.  The Little Rock, Ark. native, who earned…

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Gold comes from behind to defeat Black 49-44 in Grambling spring game

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University offense overcame a 19-point halftime deficit to complete the comeback with a 49-44 victory in the annual Black and Gold Spring Football Game on Friday afternoon at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium. “Offensively it was good to see us move the football,” Grambling State head coach Broderick Fobbs said. “Our running backs had a great day and I thought we had some good quarterback play as well. The offensive line really helped put together multiple long scoring drives. On the defensive…

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Southern Baseball upsets no. 8 LSU

Courtesy gojagsports.com  Box Score BATON ROUGE, La.- Southern University pitcher Eli Finney became only the third pitcher in program history to notch a career victory over intra-city neighbor LSU after leading the Jaguars to a 7-2 home win Tuesday night at Lee-Hines Field. The win, which aired on ESPN’s streaming platform ESPN +,  is Southern’s third victory in 56 tries but serves as the program’s first home win of the series with the Tigers from South Baton Rouge. Southern’s last win over LSU came in 2005 at Alex Box Stadium.…

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