Poor second-half shooting downs Tennessee State, 77-61 to Austin Peay

61 TSU 77  APSU Team 1 2 F TSU 36  25  61 APSU 30  47  77 Sputtering offense in the second half proved to be the Tigers undoing as they fell to the Governors of Austin Peay 77-61 in Clarksville, Tennessee on Saturday. Tennessee State, who shot 51.9% from the floor in the first half, was able to battle back after falling behind 20-12 on Sean Durugurdon’s three-pointer with 10:32 left in the half. The Tigers scored 8 consecutive points over the next 3 minutes to tie the game at…

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Eddie George and Clarence McKinney are on board with a “Battle of the Real TSU”

The HBCU football landscape has long been rife with highly anticipated matchups that carry intrigue and historical significance. Tennessee State head Coach Eddie George thinks there is room for one more in that pantheon of great HBCU matchups. hen asked on a recent Ohio Valley Conference football media call if he was open to facing Texas Southern in a “Battle of TSU” Coach George had this to say: Absolutely. I, I think we’ve talked about that. It’s just a matter of us figuring out what makes sense for both schools…

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Tennessee State Volleyball goes down 3-1 to EIU second match of day

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State volleyball team jumped ahead 1-0, but couldn’t hold on and lost in four sets (25-22, 17-25, 23-25, 26-28) to the Eastern Illinois Panthers Saturday at home at Kean Hall Gymnasium.  The loss dropped Tennessee State’s record to 13-15 overall and 7-8 in OVC play. Tennessee State split the series with EIU after winning 3-1 earlier in the day.  The Tiger attack was paced by Johanna Alcantara, who finished with 20 kills on the day, and by Kennedy Davis, who had 10 while hitting…

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Will Tennessee State be able to extend their winning streak to 3?

The Tigers of Tennessee State (2-4, 1-0) look to remain unbeaten in Ohio Valley Conference play when they host Eastern Illinois this Saturday.  TSU defeated Tennessee Tech 30-14 last week in their conference opener. Sophomore running back Jalen Rouse ran for 126 yards on 20 carries, he has eclipsed the 100-yard mark in two of the last three games. Draylen Ellis had his most completions, 14, yards, 247, and touchdowns, 2, since the season opener against Eastern Washington. The defense was opportunistic and aggressive forcing three turnovers that led to…

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Tennessee State’s Kaleb Mosley named OVC Specialist of the Week

Although Tennessee State is coming off a troubling loss to Lane College of the SIAC, ay least one person on the tigers roster who did their job. Sunday afternoon, the Ohio Valley Conference named TSU punter Kaleb Mosley Specialist of the Week. In the loss to Lane, the senior punter/kicker’s foot was perfect, connecting on all three of his PATs and both of his field goal attemps, a 35-yarder and a 51-yard kick , a career long boot, that tied the game with just 14 ticks left in the contest.…

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Draylen Ellis ”gametime decision” for John Merritt Classic

Tennessee State will take the field this Saturday in the John Merritt Classic against Lane College, but as it currently stands, however whether Draylen Ellis will be under center is still undetermined. The Austin Peay transfer was injured in the second quarter of TSU’s forgettable 49-6 evening against MTSU when he suffered a high ankle sprain. Speaking to the media Tuesday head coach Eddie George said that Ellis’ status for Saturday is ”questionable.” Coach George also said that Ellis has not taken any reps in Tuesday’s practice and he would…

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Tennessee State loses 5-setter to SEMO

Courtesy of Tennessee State University Athletics TSU 2  SEMO 3 Team 1 2 3 4 5 F TSU 23 25 25 17 8 (2) SEMO 25 21 23 25 15 (3 The Tennessee State volleyball team fell to the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks in five sets (23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 17-25, 8-15) Saturday on the road at Houck Field House. The loss dropped Tennessee State’s record to 6-10 overall and 0-3 in OVC play. The Tigers offense was paced by Celestial Miller, who finished with 15 kills on the day. Johanna Alcantara added 14…

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Tennessee State volleyball falls 3-0 to SEMO

0 TSU 3  SEMO Team 1 2 3 F TSU 24 22 22 (0) SEMO 26 25 25 (3) Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics: CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO — The Tennessee State volleyball team racked up 13 blocks in a three-set (24-26, 22-25, 22-25) loss to the Southeast Missouri Redhawks Friday on the road at Houck Field House. The Tigers had big leads in the first two sets but couldn’t hold off rallies by SEMO. In the first set, they were up 21-16 and 13-7 in the second set. “The proof is in the…

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Tennessee State v. Middle Tennessee State: Who wins and why

A local and conference rivalry will be renewed when Tennessee State heads to Murfreesboro to take on Middle Tennessee State. The last meeting between the two schools after MTSU left the OVC in 1998 was a 2019 meeting that the Blue Raiders won 45-26, putting them up in the all-time series 11-10. Tennessee State comes into the game 0-2 but not all winless records are created the same. In their 36- 29 loss to eastern Washington as well as the 16-3 defeat to Jackson state in the southern heritage Classic,…

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2022 Southern Heritage Classic Preview and Prediction

Saturday will mark the 33rd edition of the Southern Heritage Classic. This matchup could be the last time that the game is seen in its current form, pitting Tennessee State and Jackson State , particularly if Jackson State and the Southwestern Athletic Conference have their druthers. Tenessee State comes into the the contest at 0-1, losing a hotly-contested game that came down to the last possession with the Big Sky’s Eastern Washington, 36-29. In that game Austin Peay transfer, quarterback Draylen Ellis went 17/27 for 257 yards two touchdowns and…

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