Alcorn State comes back from 19 points to shock UAPB, 39-38

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: Box Score PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Alcorn State Braves erased a 19-point second half deficit Thursday night and stunned Arkansas–Pine Bluff by a score of 39-38 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference opener for both teams. In front of a national television audience on ESPNU, Niko Duffey’s two-yard run with 3:01 remaining in the fourth quarter gave the Braves (2-2, 1-0 SWAC) their first lead of the game and proved to be the final margin of victory. Following Duffey’s run, the Golden Lions (1-2, 0-1 SWAC)…

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Grambling takes on Prairie View in State Fair Classic

From Grambling State Sports Information: Tigers to Open SWAC Play Against Rival Panthers   GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University football team will look to end a few streaks on Saturday as the Tigers open Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play against Prairie View A&M in the annual State Fair Classic at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. Kickoff against the Panthers is set for 4 p.m.  Grambling State (1-2) enters conference play off back-to-back losses to Southern Miss and Houston, while Prairie View A&M (2-1) is coming off a 37-27 victory over Houston Baptist…

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Grambling expands partnership with Teamworks and INFLCR Verified

From Grambling State Sports Communications: Grambling State Strikes Comprehensive Partnership with Teamworks & INFLCR Verified  The Tigers leverage Teamworks and INFLCR Verified across the department’s 15 varsity sports for 340 student-athletes.  DURHAM, NC – [Friday, September 10, 2021] –Teamworks and INFLCR are excited to announce an expanded, comprehensive partnership with Grambling State Athletics in which the department will leverage the Teamworks and INFLCR Verified platform offerings. With the partnership, Tiger’s leadership looks to vertically integrate its technology stack in order to centralize the distribution of student-athlete information and content.   Through the partnership,…

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N.C. Central defeats Alcorn State 23-14 to win MEAC/SWAC Challenge

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Box Score ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 28, 2021 — North Carolina Central kicked off its football season with a 23-14 victory over Alcorn State to capture the 2021 Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge championship trophy, as seen in primetime on ESPN. Saturday’s game was highly anticipated since both teams were out of action for more than 600 days due to the pandemic. The game started with a methodic drive that ended in a 20-yard Braves touchdown pass from senior quarterback Felix Harper to junior wide out Juan Anthony Jr.…

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Florida A&M welcomed into SWAC

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Florida A&M University (FAMU) was welcomed into the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) during football media day at the Birmingham-Sheraton Hotel this week.  The Rattlers, who will kick off SWAC play during Labor Day weekend at the Orange Blossom Classic against Jackson State, were picked to finish second in the preseason poll.  “It’s always mixed feelings when it comes to preseason rankings. Nobody’s played a game yet. This shows people have respect for what we’ve done in the past,” FAMU head football coach Willie Simmons said.  …

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FAMU’s Bragg Memorial Renovations ahead of schedule

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Florida A&M University (FAMU) football fans will not have to wait much longer to see the new renovations at Bragg Memorial Stadium.  Phase 1 of the renovations is ahead of schedule as the team will open fall camp on August 5.   Ram Construction and Development was awarded the contract after the University received $10 million from the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency board. Phase 1 began in February with the east side of the stadium being renovated. Phase 2, which is slated to begin in late November after…

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Famu officially joins SWAC

From Florida A&M Sports Information: FAMU Officially Becomes a Member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference  Florida A&M University (FAMU) athletics has officially entered a new era.  The University held a historic press conference on Thursday morning at the Al Lawson Multipurpose Center as FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Commissioner Charles McClelland, Ph.D., and Vice President/Director of Athletics Kortne Gosha gave remarks as Florida A&M left its membership with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) after more than four decades.  “I want to acknowledge all those great institutions and friends…

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Florida A&M 220 Quarterback Club donates three big-screen televisions to Galimore-Powell Field House

From Florida A&M Sports Information: FAMU 220 Quarterback Club Donates Three Large-Screen TVs to Galimore-Powell Field House  Members of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) 220 Quarterback Club gathered for the first time in more than a year on Wednesday morning at the Galimore-Powell Field House to donate three large-screen televisions to the athletic program.  President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., head football coach Willie Simmons, Director of Sports Performance Cole Forney, and 220 Quarterback Club President Eddie Jackson provided remarks at the large gathering in the foyer of the field house.  “We really appreciate…

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Jackson State gets by Grambling 33-28

via Dennis Driscoll, Jackson State University Associate AD: GRAMBLING, La. – Jackson State used a late defensive stand to upend Grambling 33-28 Saturday afternoon in its Southwestern Athletic Conference opener from historic Eddie Robinson Memorial Stadium. GSU was at the JSU 1-yard line and senior linebacker Aubrey Miller, Jr. jarred the ball free and All-American Keonte Hampton recovered it with 1:04 remaining to secure the win. The Blue and White handed GSU its first home loss since 2015 and it was JSU’s first win in the series since 2012. JSU put up its second 400-yard plus game…

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The State Fair Classic has been moved to March 13

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The State Fair Classic between Prairie View A&M and Grambling State has been rescheduled and relocated amid the effects of the recent statewide winter weather crisis. The contest, initially set as the teams’ season opener, will now take place March 13 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Kick-off is set for 3 p.m. Event organizers in conjunction with participating schools made the prudent decision to move the contest from Dallas’ Cotton Bowl as time was needed to assess damage to the…

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