Update on Christion Abercrombie

Yesterday we brought you the awful injury that befell Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie. He passed out on the sideline in the first half of the Tigers’ game against Vanderbilt. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Cneter for emergency surgery and has been ICU since then. TSU just released an update on Christion’s condition on their Instagram. According to the update, Abercrombie remains in critical condition.   View this post on Instagram ‪Update on Christion Abercrombie – September 30, 2018 ‬ A post shared by TSUTigers (@tsutigers) on Sep…

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Tennessee State University linebacker Christion Abercrombie in ICU following head injury

Late in the first half in their game against Vanderbilt Saturday ,Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie suffered a head injury and collapsed on the sideline. He was taken off the field on a stretcher  He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where underwent emergency surgery. Tennessee State Head Coach Rod Reed confirmed with ESPN that surgery was required. “The last I heard he was in surgery; we’ve been praying for him,” TSU coach Rod Reed said after the game. “I’m going to leave here and go there to see…

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Tennessee State falls short 31-27 at Vanderbilt

The Tennessee State Tigers traded blows with SEC opponent Vanderbilt for four quarters but ultimately came up short losing 31-27. The Vanderbilt offense came out shaky turning the ball over twice in the first quarter via two interceptions from VU quarterback Kyle Shurmur. TSU was unable to take advantage of the first turnover, as Antonio Zita missed a 46-yard field goal attempt. The second interception by Dajour Nesbeth came as the Commodores were in the red zone and threatening to score. Nesbeth stepped in front of the Shurmur pass attempt…

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Tennessee State comes back from 21 down to defeat Eastern Illinois

from tsutigers.com:   CHARLESTON, ILL. — Trailing by as many as 21 points in the second quarter, the Tennessee State football team stormed all the way back to earn a hard-fought 41-40 road victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday at O’Brien Field in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams. Saturday marked the first win for TSU (2-0, 1-0 OVC) over EIU (0-4, 0-1 OVC) since the 2011 season. TSU took its first lead of the game with 7:31 to go in the fourth quarter when Demry Croft hit…

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Tennessee State game at Hampton cancelled due to Hurricane Florence

The Tennessee State/Hampton game that was scheduled for September 15 can now be added to the list of sporting events that are postponed or outright canceled because of Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast. This is the second consecutive week the Tigers have had a game canceled due to inclement weather; the Southern Heritage Classic against Jackson State last week was canceled due to lightning. Like that contest, this game will not be rescheduled.

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Dana Ford takes Missouri State Head Coaching Job

We reported earlier today that Tennessee State men’s basketball Coach Dana Ford was expected to become the new head man at Missouri State University. It has become official as TSU Director of Athletics Teresa Phillips made the announcement that the move was official. We’re really happy to have had Dana for the past four years,” Phillips said “He’s improved the program, and we’re grateful for his contribution to the university. We wish him the best and we’re looking forward to finding the next leader of our program who will take…

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Tennessee State’s Dana Ford to take Missouri State job

Sources have told ESPN that Missouri State is expected to hire Tennessee State’s Dana Ford as its head coach. He replaces Paul Lusk whose ballclubs never finished higher than third in the Missouri Valley Conference. Coach Ford has been at TSU’s helm for four season. Though he has an overall record of 57-65, he has gone 52-39 since a 5-26 record in his first year. He has lead the Tigers to records of .500 or better in the last three seasons. Before assuming the Head Coach role at Tennessee State,…

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Tennessee State hammers Virginia University Lynchburg 60-0

It was a dominating performance for Tennessee State, as the Tigers handed Virginia University of Lynchburg a 60-0 beatdown. The Tiger offense got going early, scoring on a 5-play drive that covered 58 yards and took only 2:18. Quarterback Micheal Hughes found Steven Newbold from 4 yards out for the first of his six touchdown tosses on the day. A few minutes later TSU would add to their lead when Hughes and Patrick Smith would connect on a 43-yard touchdown pass. The extra point made the score 14-0. Hughes would…

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Tennessee State squeaks by Jackson State in Southern Heritage Classic

Tennessee State came into yesterday's 2017 Southern Heritage Classic fresh off a win over Div-1 Georgia State but also with history on their side as winners of the last 5 Classics. Jackson State rolled into the game licking their wounds from a 63-0 beat down from Texas Christian University. With the aforementioned factors, it would be quite easy to assume TSU would steamroll JSU, but that's why they play the game. What the 47,407 who took in this year's SHC were treated a hotly contested game that came down to…

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