Florida A&M introduces Michael Johnson as Associate AD of Administration and Operations

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha, announced the appointment of McNeese State University’s Associate AD for Operations & Facilities, Michael Johnson, as the new Associate AD for Administration and Operations of FAMU Athletics. “We are excited to welcome Michael Johnson to our administrative staff,” Gosha said. “As we implement our strategic plan and vision for Athletics, it was imperative that we identified a high-energy creative thinker and dynamic professional with a lense of experience as a former student-athlete, student-leader, and athletic…

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Bethune-Cookman headed to the SWAC

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference is in serious trouble. The conference has lost lost Savannah State and Hampton in 2018; North Carolina A&T announced their exit to join the Big South Conference in 2021 and Florida A&M will be departing to join the SWAC beginning in the 2021-22 season. The latest school to put the MEAC in their rear view mirror is Bethune-Cookman University, who , after being in the conference for 40 years, will follow in-state rival Florida A&M to the Southwestern Athletic Conference ( SWAC). the below is from…

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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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Southern U Men’s Basketball picked to finish in SWAC preseason poll

From Southern University athletics: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Southern Men’s Basketball team was selected to finish sixth in the 2019-20 Southwestern Athletic Conference Basketball Preseason poll conducted by the conference office and voted on by the league’s Head Coaches and Sports Information Directors. The announcement was made Monday, October 21st. Coach Sean Woods and his staff hit the road hard recruiting in the offseason and bringing in new Jaguars to fit his system. “My staff did a great job overhauling our program. The young men we were blessed to bring in or…

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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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