Southern outlasts Jackson State to win SWAC Women’s Championship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southern University Jaguars outlasted Jackson State 45-41 to win the 2019 Toyota SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship. This is the first championship for Southern since 2019, and coach Carlos Funchess is the first coach since Cynthia Cooper-Dyke to guide a SWAC team to the tournament title in his or her first year […]

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Prairie View A&M prevails over Texas Southern in thrilling SWAC Men’s Final

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Overcoming a 13-point deficit early on, Prairie View A&M (22-12) topped Texas Southern (21-13) in a thrilling 92-86 contest to win the 2019 Toyota SWAC Basketball Tournament. The win takes Coach Byron Smith and the Panthers to March Madness for the first time since 1998. With Tyrik Armstrong having the hot hand early, […]

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HBCU Football Spotlight: Jags, Braves battle for SWAC title and a trip to Atlanta

By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus All season long, the Braves of Alcorn State have proved to be true road warriors as they’ve spoiled Homecoming for three teams including their SWAC Championship game opponent on Saturday — the Southern Jaguars. Following a 56-20 win at Mississippi Valley State in late September, Fred McNair’s crew […]

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SWAC Announces 2018 Football Honors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –  The Southwestern Athletic Conference has released its 2018 All-Conference Teams with 12 players from the SWAC East Division champions Alcorn State being tabbed for the most individual honors. The teams were announced two days prior to the 2018 Toyota SWAC Football Championship at Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium on the campus of Alcorn State […]

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Baseball Coaching Legend Cador Receives Two Prestigious Hall of Fame Invites

By Bo Carter, National Football Foundation BATON ROUGE, La. – Those honors just keep rolling in for former Southern University head baseball coach and Southwestern Athletic Conference trendsetter Roger Cador. The personable retiree who served as Southern’s head coach for 33 seasons and rolled up a 913-597-1 mark (.604 winning percentage) with 14 SWAC team titles and […]

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SWAC Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Class

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced the 2018 Hall of Fame class this week, with seven of the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s most impactful contributors selected to be enshrined. Alcorn State’s Dave Washington, Jr., Alabama State’s Larry Watkins, Grambling State’s Ralph A. Garr, Sr., Jackson State’s Eric Strothers, Prairie View A&M’s Nathaniel Gross, Southern’s Roger […]

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