Nike Yardrunners focuses on HBCU trail blazing alumni

The Nike Yardrunners program was birthed in 2020, the brain child of Nike HBCU alumni with the goal of celebrating “the rich heritage, history, and contributions of HBCUs and their alumni on global sport and culture.” The initial iteration put the spotlight on HBCU business owners and entrepreneurs, while the second focused on the oft over acheiving and chronically under-represented HBCU student-athlete. With this latest information of Yardrunners, zeroes in on “HBCU alumni who are forging a legacy that will inspire future generations.” Introducing the 2022 Yardrunners Class Brianna Baker (@_brie.b),…

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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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Alabama A&M plays spoiler in come-from-behind win over Texas Southern

Courtesy of Joshua J. Darling, Sports Information Director 20 TXSO 24  AAMU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F TXSO 0 8 6 6 20 AAMU 0 3 0 21 24 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Faced with the end of their season after 60 minutes, Alabama A&M (4-7, 4-4 SWAC) gave a preview of things to come as they rallied from down 17 in the fourth to stun Texas Southern (5-6, 4-4 SWAC) 24-20 and ruin their Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) title hopes in an NCAA Division I football game on Saturday, November…

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Fourth quarter surge sinks Texas Southern in season finale

Courtesy of Texas Southern Sports Information 20 TXSO 24  AAMU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F TXSO 0 8 6 6 20 AAMU 0 3 0 21 24 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A 21-point fourth quarter by Alabama A&M was the difference as Texas Southern dropped its 2022 season finale 24-21 at Lewis Crews Stadium. On its opening drive, Texas Southern made it to the AAMU 35 but a fumble ended the drive which AAMU recovered at its own 37. The Bulldogs threatened to score at the TSU 6 but Tarik Cooper picked…

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Jackson State cleans up Texas Southern, 41-14

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics Box Score HOUSTON – Running back Sy’veon Wilkerson rushed for a career-high 216 yards and two touchdowns and QB Shedeur Sanders accounted for four total touchdowns as the Jackson State University football team defeated Texas Southern 41-14 Saturday night at PNC Stadium. Jackson State (9-0 overall, 6-0 SWAC) can win the Eastern Division title and clinch home field for the Cricket SWAC Championship Game on December 3 with a win next week against Alabama A&M in the Gulf Coast Challenge in Mobile. Jackson State scored…

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Texas Southern defeats Alcorn for first time in over a decade

Courtesy of Texas Southern Athletics 34  TSU 27 ALC Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F TSU 7 7 10 10 34 ALC 6 7 7 7 27 LORMAN, Miss. – TSU used all three phases of football to earn its first win over Alcorn State since 2011 and first in Spinks-Casem Stadium since 2010 as they spoiled another homecoming by a 34-27 margin. Punt returner Chaunzavia Lewis set the Tigers up early as he picked up a punt near his own endzone and found a seam for a 49-yard return to the…

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Texas Southern ruins Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s homecomingn

Courtesy of Texas Southern Sports Information 24  TXSO22j 17 UAPB Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F TXSO22 3 7 7 7 24 UAPB 0 3 7 7 17 PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Jacorey Howard scored on a 1-yard run with 3:31 left and the TSU defense held UAPB to 212 total yards as TSU won its first true road game since 2018 after defeating Arkansas-Pine Bluff 24-17 at Golden Lion Stadium. The Tiger defense set the tone early with two straight punts but the TSU offense finally had some success as several…

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Fourth quarter costs Texas Southern in 16-13 loss to Alabama State

Courtesy of Texas Southern Sports Information 16 ALST 13 TXSO Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F ALST 0 3 3 10 16 TXSO22 7 0 6 0 13 Alabama State scored 10 points in the fourth quarter relied on its defense to seal the game as TSU dropped a heartbreaking 16-13 contest Saturday inside PNC Stadium. The first quarter was all about the defensive units until TSU struck first as scored first after Jacorey Howard’s 1-yard run which capped off a seven-play, 75-yard drive. The PAT was good as TSU…

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Big second half pushed UTSA past Texas Southern, 52-24

Courtesy of Texas Southrrn Athletics: 24 Texas Southern 1-3 , 1-1 52  UTSA 2-2 , 0-0 Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F TSU 7 10 7 0 24 UTS 14 7 14 17 52 SAN ANTONIO – A second half surge was the difference as Texas Southern dropped a 52-24 hard-fought decision at UTSA on Saturday inside the Alamodome. TSU opened the game with a bang as LaDarius Owens broke free for a 39-yard run on the drive’s first play but the drive would stall ultimately as TSU was forced to punt. UTSA would…

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North Texas downs Texas Southern, 59-27

Courtesy of Texas Southern Athletics: 27 Texas Southern 0-2 , 0-1 59  North Texas 2-1 , 1-0 Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F TSU 3 14 7 3 27 UNT 10 35 7 7 59 Big plays by North Texas was the difference in the game as the Mean Green claimed a 59-27 win over TSU Saturday night at Apogee Stadium. After the first TSU drive stalled due to untimely penalty in the first quarter, North Texas scored the game’s first points via a 43-yard field goal after a nine-play, 38-yard drive…

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