Tennessee State announces National Signing Day class

From tsutigers.com: NASHVILLE – Tennessee State head coach Rod Reed announced the signing of players to join the Tigers for the 2020 fall season. The Big Blue signed 16 players during the second signing period to go along with the seven inked in December. The Tigers annual Signing Day Celebration introducing all signees, as well as transfers, will take place this evening, Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Indoor Practice Facility. By The Numbers:Offense: 11Defense: 12 Quarterbacks: 2Linemen: 6Running Backs: 1Wide Receivers: 2 Defensive Ends: 4Linebackers: 3Cornerbacks: 2Safeties: 3…

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South Fulton, Georgia proclaims “Christion Abercrombie Day” In honour of injured TSU footballer

From the TSU News Service: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – The City of South Fulton, Georgia, has declared December 19 ‘Christion Abercrombie Day,’ in honor of injured Tennessee State University football player Christion Abercrombie. City Mayor William “Bill” Edwards recently made the proclamation during a ceremony at Westlake High School, where the TSU linebacker graduated. Abercrombie, an Atlanta native, rose to national prominence last year after suffering a severe brain injury in TSU’s game against Vanderbilt on Sept. 29.  His remarkable recovery was described as a miracle.  In a statement at…

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Tennessee State blasted 42-16 by Eastern Kentucky

From tsutigers.com : Game 5: Tennessee State 16, Eastern Kentucky 42Records: TSU (1-4), EKU (3-2)Venue: Roy Kidd StadiumLocation: Richmond, Ky.Weather: Partly Sunny, 93Kickoff Time: 6:05 p.m. ETGame Duration: 2:09Attendance: 8,861 RICHMOND, Ky. — A first half marked by Tennessee State field goals answered with Eastern Kentucky touchdowns proved fatal to TSU’s effort in capturing its second win of the season in Richmond, Kentucky. The Colonels took the teams’ first conference matchup 42-16 Saturday evening in Roy Kidd Stadium.  Antonio Zita led the Tigers’ scoring effort with three field goals in the first half. The sophomore kicker…

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Tennessee State loses close one to Arkansas-Pine Bluff 37-31

FROM tsutigers.com: NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State football team fell in a down-to-the-final-play heartbreaker to Arkansas Pine Bluff, 37-31, Saturday afternoon in Hale Stadium. Trailing for much of the game, Al-Malik Moore caught his first touchdown pass of his career to lift the Tigers to a 24-19 lead over the Golden Lions. Three of Arkansas Pine-Bluff’s extra point attempts were blocked – two by 6-6 Malik Abdul-Haqq and another by Khalil Jones, allowing the Tigers a chance to make up the seven-point deficit with one minute left on the clock.…

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Jackson State takes 30th Southern Heritage Classic 49-44 over Tennessee State

A furious fourth quarter falls was not enough to lift TSU to victory as Jackson State was able to hang on for a 49-44 victory in the 30th edition of the Southern Heritage Classic. Jackson State got off to the best start a team could as Josh Littles returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, putting JSU up 7-0,, with the PAT. TSU responded with a kickoff return of their own, with Chris Rowland taking the ensuing kick 96 yards to the house to knot the game at…

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Tennessee State tops Mississippi Valley 26-20 in John Merritt Classic

From tsutigers.com : Game 1: Tennessee State 26, Mississippi Valley State 20Event: The 21st Annual John Merrit ClassicRecords: TSU (1-0), MVSU (0-1)Venue: Nissan StadiumLocation: Nashville, Tenn.Weather: Mostly Sunny, 91Kickoff Time: 6:09 p.m.Attendance: 13,458 NASHVILLE — Propelled by 447 yards of total offense, the Tennessee State football team secured a 26-20 win over Mississippi Valley State in the 21st annual John Merritt Classic Saturday evening at Nissan Stadium.  Chris Rowland, who was voted offensive MVP, finished with a near career-high 173 yards on 11 receptions. The local wide-receiver added 61 yards on seven punt returns and…

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TSU QB charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault

The season has not yet started and already Tennessee State head coach Rod Reed has gotten a call about one of his players. This one is not the typical one about getting into a fist fight after over doing it on the libations or some other shenanigans that football players often get into. This is serious and potentially life-altering for multiple people. Tennessee State quarterback Demry Croft is charged with six counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault. According to indictments, the crimes occurred in December 2018. Croft…

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Tennessee State holds second scrimmage of camp

From tsutigers.com : Scrimmage #2Venue: William J. Hale StadiumWeather: Sunny, 90; Real Feal – 99Total Plays: 91 NASHVILLE — Tennessee State held its second scrimmage on Saturday morning. The Tigers opened with a 7-on-7 session before holding the 91 play scrimmage. The Tigers added a situational Drill, as well as a 4-Minute Drill. Antonio Zita and Kaleb Mosley once again went head-to-head during a field goal session. The defense impressed on the day with 10 tackles for loss, including four sacks, to go along with six pass break-ups and an interception. The unit…

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Tennessee State adds West Va. grad transfer Wesley Harris

From tsutigers.com: NASHVILLE — The 2019 roster continues to grow with substantial talent for Tennessee State men’s basketball. Head coach Brian “Penny” Collins announced Wednesday the signing of West Virginia graduate transfer Wesley Harris (Jackson, Miss.). “We’re excited to add a player of Wes’s caliber to the roster,” said Collins. “He brings NCAA Tournament experience after advancing to the Sweet 16 with West Virginia and can defend at an elite level while scoring at all three. He’s a vital component in making us a contender for the Ohio Valley Conference.”  Wesley Harris…

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TSU’s Blue and White Spring Game shows the promise for the upcoming season

From tsutigers.com : PHOTO GALLERY NASHVILLE — The unveiling of the 2019 Tennessee State Tigers football team came in the annual Blue and White Spring scrimmage at Hale Stadium Saturday afternoon. The contest was a full-on scrimmage with 15 minute running clock quarters and no official scoring. The Blue offense and White defense trotted out in 7-personnel before the full 11-man squads took the field in the third quarter. Head coach Rod Reed was satisfied with the flow of the game and happy to see no injuries took place on the slippery…

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