SWAC

Alcorn State women coast to victory over MVSU

Lady Braves controlled play over the first three quarters

Harper named SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year

JSU men pause team activities due to COVID-19

Rogan, Williams pace JSU over Southern

  Legendary JSU baseball coach celebrates 80th birthday

Williams notches another double-double as JSU women win home opener

  JSU football players report to campus for spring season

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JSU women open up SWAC with road win over Alabama A&M

Alcorn State close non-conference schedule with loss to #2 Baylor

Historic first signing class for Deion Sanders at JSU

Alcorn State closes Early Signing Day with three players

Jackson State has best rated Signing Day class in FCS

  Shilo Sanders transferring to Jackson State University

Sanders, JSU pick up three more commitments ahead of early signing day

With the early signing period right around the corner, Sunday was a big step for Jackson State and new head coach Deion Sanders

Molinar, Smith lead Mississippi St. past Jackson St. 82-59

The Bulldogs (3-2) had 20 offensive rebounds and a 17-0 advantage in second-chance points.

JSU’s Coach Sanders announces coaching staff

The staff includes a unique blend of coaches at the NFL, intercollegiate, and prep levels.

Deion Sanders’ son commits to Jackson State

Shedeur Sanders announced his commitment to Jackson State University via Twitter on Friday.

Former NBA star Monta Ellis donates $60K to JSU band

NCAA punishes Jackson State over recruiting violations

  JSU Athletic Director talks Deion Sanders and what’s next for the football team

JSU season tickets draw big crowd

Deion Sanders’ son gets offer from JSU

  Hiring of NFL great Deion Sanders prompts talk of new stadium for JSU

  NFL legends deny reported addition to JSU coaching staff

Deion Sanders says his coaching staff has been in place for weeks, but neither he nor the school is ready to confirm anyone on that staff.

  ‘Equality': Coach Prime aims to level HBCU playing field as JSU head coach

After a big day Monday, “Coach Prime” is ready to go to work.

  Deion Sanders’ move to JSU will be a good thing, Metro residents say

It wasn’t that long ago since Deion Sanders was lighting up the professional football fields with his athletic talent and charisma. Now he will be lighting up the football field at JSU.

  ‘I believe': Deion Sanders spreads positivity at introduction as JSU head coach

Jackson State University is introducing NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders as their new head football coach Monday morning.

  Fans excited as NFL legend Deion Sanders prepares to accept coaching position at JSU

As the Tigers wait for an official announcement about the new head coaching job, Brown says he’ll keep his lucky socks on until then and pray it is Sanders.

PRIME TIME IN JACKSON: Deion Sanders hired as JSU head coach

Introduction set for Tuesday

Deion Sanders posts photos with JSU President, Athletic Director

JSU will hold a press conference on Monday morning to announce the new coach.

Will Deion Sanders be the next coach at Jackson State?

Thursday afternoon, outlet HBCU Sports reported NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders was on tap to become the next head coach.

Head coach John Hendrick done at Jackson State

Jackson State Athletics announced head football coach John Hendrick’s contract will not be renewed.

SWAC postpones fall sports to spring 2021

Schools effected in Mississippi are Jackson State University, Alcorn State University and Mississippi Valley State University.

  Mississippi’s athletic directors, head coaches join forces in support of new state flag

Athletic directors and coaches from eight of Mississippi’s public universities are all taking a stand against the state flag.

Southern Heritage Class canceled due to COVID-19

The event was scheduled to be held on September 10 - 12, 2020.

  JSU looks to make up for lost time once NCAA passes waiver

Jackson State football players will be able to return to team facilities early on and July, and not long after that, they maybe will be able to step on the practice field.

JSU plans to reopen athletic facilities in July

A plan is in place for sports to return to Jackson State this summer.

  Robinson proud of Jackson State’s high APR scores

Ten years of academic excellence continued for the Jackson State athletics program when on the NCAA released its annual academic progress ratings report this week.

Alcorn State names Bussie as new men’s basketball coach

Landon Bussie was announced as the head men’s basketball coach at Alcorn State University on Thursday

‘Snacks’ to be featured in livestream H-O-R-S-E game

Jackson State’s viral sensation team manager Thomas “Snacks” Lee is coming back to entertain sports fans during their quarantine.

  SWAC restricts attendance for basketball tournaments due to coronavirus

The Southwestern Athletic Conference is continuing its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments without fans in attendance.

  WATCH: JSU basketball sensation ‘Snacks’ shines on TODAY Show

Jackson State viral sensation Thomas “Snacks” Lee made an appearance on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna on Thursday morning.

SWAC baseball tournament coming to Smith Wills Stadium in Jackson

Smith Wills Stadium will play host to the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship baseball torunament beginning in 2020.

WATCH: Jackson State players brawl with Prairie View A&M during postgame handshake

The fight broke out during the postgame handshake.

Ex-JSU coach was paid $170k in settlement after firing

Former Jackson State University head football coach Harold Jackson reached a settlement with the Institute of Higher Learning.

Tigers dominate Alcorn, improve win streak to four games

The Tigers improved their win streak in conference play to four straight with Saturday night’s 29-point victory over in-state rival Alcorn.

JSU holds off Alcorn State, 10-0 in SWAC

Jackson State completed the regular-season sweep over rival Alcorn State

Williams leads JSU over UAPB, SWAC record up to 9-0

Ameshya Williams and Marneisha Hamer, combined for 30 points and 14 rebounds in the Lady Tigers 56-44 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff

JSU topples MVSU to even SWAC record

Jackson State men’s basketball team dominated on the hardwood with a 85-65 victory over Mississippi Valley to improve to 4-4 in SWAC play.

Lady Tigers drop 90 on MVSU, move to 8-0 in SWAC

Four Lady Tigers scored in double digits as the Jackson State women’s basketball team rolled past Mississippi Valley State 90-61 Saturday afternoon in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.

JSU men beat Grambling, snap losing skid

Jayveous McKinnis was a led Jackson State in a crucial 71-53 victory over Grambling Saturday evening to improve the Tigers to a 3-4 record in SWAC play.

Braves stave off upset-minded Alabama A&M

Junior Troymain Crosby scored the go-ahead bucket with under a minute left, and the Alcorn State University men’s basketball program made a stop in the closing seconds to defeat Alabama A&M 59-58 on Saturday at the Davey L. Whitney Complex.

Big fourth quarter propels JSU women over Grambling

Jackson State finished went on a 12-0 run over the two minutes of regulation and defeated Grambling State 61-46 to remain unbeaten in SWAC play.

Three-point barrage propels Braves over MVSU

Junior Troymain Crosby poured in a career-high 27 points, and two other Alcorn State University men’s basketball student-athletes registered double-doubles in a dominant 105-73 win over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday at the R.W. Harrison Complex.

Lady Tigers survive TSU in overtime

Dayzsha Rogan drained a pair of free throws with one second remaining in overtime and Jackson State defeated Texas Southern 81-79 to cap a thrilling finish.

Alcorn Braves SWAC championship parade to be held in Vicksburg

The City of Vicksburg and the Vicksburg Warren Alumni will sponsor a SWAC Championship parade for the Alcorn State University football team and fans.

Griffin scores 27 as Tigers knock off ASU

Roland Griffin had a game-high 27 points in a 76-65 win over Alcorn State on Saturday evening in SWAC play.

Hamer leads JSU past Alcorn State

Marneisha Hamer guided the Tigers to an 83-67 win over Alcorn State Saturday afternoon, securing a double-double with a team high 24 points and 10 rebounds.

  Wallis’ late layup wins it for JSU

Venji Wallis only had three points on Saturday night, but they proved to be the biggest three points of the game.

  Lucky shines as JSU women score win in SWAC opener

Kaisah Lucky scored a season-high 18 points and handed out 11 assists to record the double-double and lead the Jackson State women’s basketball team past Alabama State 94-62 Saturday afternoon in the SWAC opener at the Lee E. Williams Athletics & Assembly Center.

  Alcorn State falls again to North Carolina A&T in Celebration Bowl

After combining for 46 points in the Celebration Bowl last season, North Carolina A&T and Alcorn State eclipsed that mark in the third quarter alone,

Lady Tigers can’t overcome early deficit at Bradley

Marneisha Hamer scored 25 points to lead Jackson State in a 78-69 loss to Bradley University.After trailing by as many as 16 points in the contest, the Lady Tigers almost completed the comeback, pulling within two points before falling to the Braves.Bradley improves to 8-1 while JSU fell to 1-7 over

Alcorn State stops Southern 39-24, wins SWAC title

After Cole’s stop, De’Shawn Waller ripped of a 31-yard run, Niko Duffey had an 11-yard run and the Jaguars chose to let Waller score from 6 yards on the next play, allowing the Braves to go up 32-24 with 1:57 to play.

  Harper leading Alcorn offense to new heights

Felix Harper prepares to add to his legend with a SWAC championship

  Harper, McNair earn SWAC honors

The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced its 2019 postseason awards, and junior Felix Harper from the Alcorn State University football program was named Offensive Player of the Year, and Fred McNair won Coach of the Year.

Hampton named SWAC Defensive Player of the Year

Sophomore linebacker Keonte Hampton was voted the SWAC Defensive Player of the Year and is a SWAC First-Team selection.

Late rally not enough as JSU falls at Denver

Tristan Jarrett scored a game-high 18 points and a late Jackson State rally fell short as Denver defeated the Tigers 67-58. DU improved to 4-5 and JSU stands at 1-8.

Southern holds on to defeat Grambling in 46th annual Bayou Classic

The Southern Jaguars are facing the Grambling State Tigers in the 46th annual Bayou Classic in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Harper propels Alcorn State past Jackson State 47-6

Felix Harper threw four first-half touchdown passes and then ran for a score after intermission to guide Alcorn State to a 47-6 thumping of Jackson State on Saturday.

  Lady Bulldogs roll by JSU

A double-double from Ameshya Williams against her old team was not enough as the No. 10 Mississippi State women’s basketball team took an early lead and never looked back, toppling Jackson State, 92-53, in what was the first game between the two teams held at the Williams Assembly Center.

  Huge home opener for JSU women with Mississippi State in town

Home may not be so sweet for the Jackson State women’s basketball team on Thursday as the Lady Tigers expect to have a sizable away fan contingent at the Williams Assembly Center.

Soul Bowl focus for JSU is on Alcorn’s Felix Harper

Jackson State plays the Braves at Veterans Memorial Stadium at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Southern gets past Jackson St. in SWAC showdown

Southern used a dominant second half to beat Jackson State on Saturday.

Lady Tigers take down Northwestern St. for first win

Jackson State dominated from the opening tip to the final whistle and topped Southland Conference foe Northwestern State 66-49 Wednesday evening.

JSU men come up short at Tulane

Jackson State kept pace with American Athletic Conference foe, Tulane, on Tuesday night in the Big Easy before falling 88-79 in the matchup

JSU wants to end Southern’s win streak over Tigers

Jackson State is back home this weekend and they play the top team in the SWAC west.

Mendez’s FG lifts Grambling over Alcorn State 19-16 in OT

Miguel Mendez kicked a 45-yard field goal in overtime and Grambling handed Alcorn State its first Southwestern Athletic Conference loss 19-16 on Saturday.

Glass throws 2 late TD passes to give Alabama A&M 48-43 win over JSU

Aqeel Glass threw four touchdown passes, including two in the final four minutes, to rally Alabama A&M to a 48-43 victory over Jackson State on Saturday.

Tigers can’t keep up with UCSB

Tristan Jarrett scored a team-high 19 points for the second consecutive game in a row for the Tigers, shooting on 8-of-20 from the field versus UC Santa Barbara, as the Gauchos defeated Jackson State 83-62 to open the 2019-20 season.

Longtime Alcorn State baseball coach ‘Rat’ McGowan dies

Longtime Alcorn State baseball coach Willie E. “Rat” McGowan died Tuesday, the school announced Wednesday.

Opening night unkind to Alcorn St. men

Despite outscoring DePaul in the second half, the Alcorn State University men’s basketball program got off to a slow start and dropped a 72-54 decision on Tuesday evening at Wintrust Arena.