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Rodriguez, Burl, May Complete Tough Rookie Season in Minors

Life as professional baseball players started on an average note for the only three baseball players who came from Mississippi’s SWAC programs that were drafted in 2015. Melvin Rodriguez of Jackson State, Earl Burl of Alcorn State and Malik May of Mississippi Valley State each got the call in June to play at the next […]

JPS Schools Face Uphill Battle To Make Playoffs

Making the playoffs is something that has not been an easy task for the Jackson Public School system. In fact, Callaway was the only team to see a second season a year ago. Despite its local history, each team still has the opportunity to change their respective fates with a strong finish to 2015 season. […]

Braves rated Middle of College Football Pack According to Sagarin

According to Jeff Sargarin, Alcorn State is the best football team in the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Eastern Division. This of course is based on a mathematical score of college football’s top 254 schools which includes all Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Football Championship Series (FCS) programs. However that same score was only good enough to […]

BSC To Conduct One Last World Softball Tourney

The 2015 Softball Season is primarily over but that does not mean every team will put up their cleats. The Black Softball Circuit (BSC) is offering on last chance for some squads to win championship rings. On October 10-11, Chattanooga, Tennessee will play host to the BSC Fall World Series. As a result, 91 teams […]

Mid-Season Football Results Show Parity Among JPS Schools

Some local high school football fans may wonder if any Jackson Public School can make the postseason as a whole, but that won’t stop others from throwing out local bragging rights. If that is the case, most of the talk can only be limited to individual games because each school has shown an ability to […]

Ranking of Conferences Limits SWAC/MEAC teams’ Opportunity to Crack Football Polls

Despite Alcorn’s three game winning streak since dropping the season opener to Georgia Tech, the Braves have still not cracked the top 25 Football Poll. With that in mind, there are many scenarios that could keep the defending conference champions out of the top rankings the entire season even if they don’t lose another game. […]

USSSA, BSC Complete World Softball Tourney Play for 2015

The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) and the Black Softball Circuit (BSC) have now completed World Tournament play for the 2015 season. Each organization managed to close out another successful campaign by allowing teams from across the country to compete for the opportunity to be called the best softball teams worldwide at either the […]

Magee/Mendenhall Adjusting to New Early Season Rivalry

The Magee Trojans and Mendenhall Tigers will be competing against each other for the 90th time on the gridiron as part of the Annual Simpson County Super Bowl. However the 2015 version will take place under unusual circumstances. While it’s always been the county’s tradition to look forward to conjuring up bragging rights for a […]

Should the SWAC Continue to Compete Against FBS Schools Despite Lopsided Losses?

FBS 65….SWAC 10! That was the average margin of victory when six of the Southwestern Athletic Conference 10 schools decided to compete against Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I) programs during each of their respective season openers. Alcorn, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley, Alabama A&M, Grambling and Southern might have been shown great financial hospitality for their […]

Metro-Area Resident’s Personal Race-Walking Success Leads to Gold Medals at National Senior Games

Winning is not always about overcoming an opponent. Sometimes the thrill of victory is measured through achieving personal goals. Even while besting those who may challenge you, an individual can still lose if the objectives are not met. In contrast, if the challenge you bring to yourself is met with determination and execution, then sometimes […]