Newman’s Decision to Stay in Mississippi Could Bring Historical Significance to State, JPS

Monta Ellis left for the NBA after a stellar career at Lanier. Othello Harrington and Jerry Nichols took off from Murrah en route to Georgetown on respective separate occasions. James Robinson and Mo Williams also left departed Mustang Country at different times but Alabama was the destination for both. And not to be outdone,Jesse Pate […]

MLB’s Jackie Robinson Day Shows How Far Baseball Has Come and How Far It Has to Go

Many may say that the only thing that is guaranteed in life is death and taxes. And while death comes with no schedule, the Internal Revenue Service gives taxpayers an April 15 deadline to file a return. Ironically, the significance of this date is just as important to Major League Baseball and American History. On […]

SWAC Baseball Picking Up Some Momentum from 2014

The Jackson State Tigers baseball program made headlines a year ago when they defeated the nation’s top ranked team in Louisiana Lafayette during the 2014 regionals. At that time, the Tigers victory was considered to be historical and a blimp on the upset radar. However, the momentum of the SWAC’s recent success was not tarnished […]

SWAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Race Taking Similar Paths

If the regular season ended today, Texas Southern men’s basketball team would enter the Southwestern Athletic ConferenceTournament as the best men’s team in the league. The same would be said for the women’s program. With days left to go, both teams have provided results worthy of such honors. The Tigers who are going into the […]

SWAC Regular Season Basketball Race Headed For Photo Finish

SWAC Basketball fans may need to mark down February 23, 28 and March 7 down on their calendars. Those are key dates that could decide who brings home the regular season crown. This of course does not guarantee a trip to the NCAA Tournament but it at least gives them a free berth to the […]

Some Parents Now Have Option to Participate in Select Baseball Programs over Little League Baseball

The days of signing kids up to participate in local little league or Dixie youth baseball is not over by no stretch of the imagination, but the rise in many kids joining traveling select programs have certainly diluted the local experience. With that in mind, many may wonder how such a trend will affect the […]

Life on Hardwood Not Kind to JSU, Alcorn, Valley

While Alabama State, Texas Southern and Southern seemed to be running away with conference goods, Mississippi’s Southwestern Athletic Conference three are currently left fighting for basketball crumbs. Although neither team is officially out of the hunt to make a run, the current pace of play does not give them much room to conquer a title. […]

JSU’s Magical 2014 Run Should Bring Enthusiasm to Their 2015 Baseball Campaign

A number of words can be used to describe Jackson State’s 2014 baseball season but none better than odd, controversial and successful. But one thing is for sure….the sum of each word combined created a bottom line that became the envy of all other SWAC schools; and that word is champions. With that in mind, […]

Texas Southern, Alabama State Making Early Statement for SWAC Hardwood Supremacy

By Sedrick Durr Jackson Advocate Contributing Writer National powerhouses Michigan State and Kansas State prove to be no match for Texas Southern during the Tigers non-conference basketball opening schedule. So far, that has been the case with SWAC opponents in early going of conference play. The same could be said for Alabama State.The Tigers and […]

SWAC vs MEAC Postseason Bowl Game – AGAIN?

By Sedrick Durr Jackson Advocate Contributing Writer Does anyone remember the Heritage Bowl during the 1990’s? The classic battle between the Southwestern Athletic Conference Champion and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Champion were scheduled to go head to head for a right to call themselvesNational Black College Football Champions. For those who do go back two […]