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 […]

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 […]

Will State Football Championship GamesNew Location Present a Travel Advantage for North Schools?

By Sedrick Durr Jackson Advocate Contributing Writer   The dust has cleared in the battle for North and South State Football supremacy and now the each champion is looking to become the Mississippi’s best overall.  But for the first time since the Class 1A to Class 5A/6A format began in 1984, the state title games […]

Braves Looking to Close Gap Between West/East Divisions in Championship Game

By Sedrick Durr Jackson Advocate Contributing Writer Since the inaugural SWAC Football Championship Game in 1999, the Western Division has completely muscled its way to conference supremacy. Even with the elimination of Texas Southern’s 11 to 6 victory over Alabama State in 2010 due to NCAA violations, the West still has an 11 to 3 […]