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Braves Look to End Conference’s Repeat Title Drought behind ALL-SWAC Nominees

The number 13 may be considered unlucky in many parts of the world but if Alcorn State can pull off another championship run, that numerical phobia won’t apply to college football in Claiborne County. The Braves, who finished the 2014 season with a 10-3 record and a SWAC title, can be the first school to […]

SWAC’s current representationminimal but positive in AFL

There are an estimated 250 participants who make up this year’s Arena Football League as players. This estimate generallycovers 12 teams. Much like the NFL, these competitors come from a wide range of colleges and conferences; however its participation from the SWAC could be currently assessed as minimal in quantity by positive in quality. When […]

Rodriguez Begins Minor League Career

After being drafted by the Washington Nationals back in June, former Jackson State infielder Melvin Rodriquez has patiently been waiting on a chance to swing the bat on a professional level. Well on July 2 that opportunity came to his doorstep. While batting eighth and playing third base for Single-A affiliate Auburn Doubledays, the former […]

Last In-State BSC Qualifierto Take Place Saturday

Any team who has a desire to compete in the 2015 Black Softball Circuit (BSC) World Series must first participate in a qualifying tournament. Such events are offered in various states throughout the United States which consist National Invitational Tournaments (NIT) or state qualifiers who have been sanctioned by the organization. According to the 2015 […]

Dixie Youth Major State Baseball Tourney Set for This Weekend in Mendenhall

Twelve teams made up of 12-year olds will bring their talents to Mendenhall this Friday in an effort to compete for the right to call themselves the best team in the state of Mississippi. If successful, this would be considered the defining moment of what is scheduled to be a weekend long state tournament for […]

SWAC Football Taking on a Number of New Challenges in 2015

Over the years the Southwestern Athletic Conference has made uncountable strides and adjustments. From adding schools to the conference to eliminating playoffs and bowl games, school and conference leaders have applied years of experience to bring the SWAC to what it is today. While some may not be sure of how to measure its success […]

Former Brave, Delta Devil Off to Good Minor League Starts

Just less than three months ago, Earl Burl III and Kalik May were competing against one another on the baseball diamond. But after getting a call from the Toronto Blue Jays, the former Alcorn and Mississippi Valley standouts are representing the same franchise in a positive manner in the early going of their professional careers. […]

Former Alcorn Quarterback Makes CFL Debut Quicker Than Expected

After going 5 for 17 and throwing one touchdown with one interception Montreal’s starting quarterback Jonathan Crompton was knocked out of last week’s Canadian Football League (CFL) season opening game against Ottawa with an injury. Then backup Dan FeFevour entered the game. On his very first pass attempt, the former Central Michigan standout also goes […]

Terry Resident Honored As a Humana Game Changer, To Compete in 2015 National Senior Games

In 1998 Donna Gonzales was 55 years old and looking for ways to stay active and healthy.Much like many others who may share those interests, establishing a busy and vigorous regime is usually limited to being a personal goal. Little did the Terry resident know even while taking up mideastern dance and other activities, that […]

JSU’s Rodriquez Drafted by Nationals

Melvin Rodriquez spent most of the 2015 Baseball season leading Jackson State and the Southwestern Athletic Conference in batting. As a result he was rewarded with an opportunity to play the game at the professional level thanks to a call by the Washington Nationals last week. Rodriguez a senior second basemen was one of nine […]