ALABAMA STATE RUMORS

Big 3rd quarter sends Texas over Alabama State 86-42

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Ariel Atkins scored 15 points and No. 2 seed Texas used a dominant third quarter on its home court to roll to an 86-42 win over No. 15 Alabama State on Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament opener. Texas raced to a big early lead but defensive lapses and poor shooting let Alabama State hang around longer than the Hornets probably expected. That all changed in...
Via Associated Press
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama State women hold off Southern 55-51 for SWAC title

HOUSTON (AP) Britney Wright scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Alabama State advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight year with a 55-51 win over Southern in the Southwestern Athletic Association championship game on Saturday. The top-seeded Hornets (19-11) never trailed but saw a 16-point lead early in the second half cut to two with a minute to play....
Via Associated Press
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama State knocks Jackson out of 2nd place, 71-54

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Terrance LaFlore scored 17 points and Bobby Brown added 16 points and 11 rebounds off the bench and Alabama State knocked Jackson State out of a tie for second in the Southwestern Athletic Conference with a 71-54 win Thursday night. The Tigers, who had their four-game win streak snapped, entered the game tied with Alcorn State, two games behind conference...
Via Associated Press
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama State wins 4th straight, tops Prairie View 73-68

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) Jamel Waters and Torloft Thomas combined to score 29 points and Alabama State beat Prairie View A&M, 73-68 Saturday night, extending its season-long win streak to four games. Prairie View came into the game after sweeping Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State on the road and was in search of its first three-game winning streak of the season...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Reggie Barlow-Herbert Young scuffle captured on audio and it is wild

Audio of a scuffle between former Alabama State head football coach Reggie Barlow and an Alabama State University board member was released Thursday, and it paints an ugly picture. Barlow (pictured) is suing the school for wrongful termination after being voted out of his job a few games into last season. As part of his suit, board member Herbert Young was scheduled to be deposed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama State Senator Proposes Bill About Kickoff Times For College Games

Last Saturday, the Auburn Tigers opened their home schedule with an overtime win over FCS foe Jacksonville State. The game kicked off at 11 AM local time, and one member of the Alabama state legislature doesn’t want to see games kicking off that early: Sen. Trip Pittman thinks another pressing issue needs to be addressed immediately: early morning football games. During Wednesday...
Via Gamedayr
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama State Senators Write Bill Urging Auburn Football To Claim 9 National Championships

They may not quite have the accomplishments of hated rival Alabama, but the Auburn Tigers have a proud football history in their own right. Auburn football currently claims two national titles—1957 and 2010—but seven Alabama state senators have put forth a bill to urge the program to claim another seven championships.  State Senators are debating legislation which urges Auburn...
Via College Spun
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Alabama State’s Spring Game Featured An Epic Dance-Off

Alabama might have all of the fancy National Championships, but it seems like Alabama State has just as much fun on the gridiron. The team’s Black & Gold Spring Game featured an excellent dance-off, where the coaches called out specific players, ring drill-style, to have a dance-off. Eventually, the coaches themselves got into the action. Everyone seemed to have a great time...
Via College Spun
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama State Dance Off W/ GIFs

Last week a couple of HBCU football stars showed off their dance moves in the barrage of "Happy" videos. Well the good folks at Alabama State did them one better and matched up its football players against each other in a dance-off before Saturday's spring game. Who won? Well DT Roderick Henderson gets our vote.
Via HBCU Gameday
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Character Check: Running Back Isaiah Crowell

It could very well be that the best pure runner may go completely undrafted, with the talented Isaiah Crowell of Alabama State entering the NFL draft after cutting short an otherwise promising beginning to his NFL career. When it comes to the plurality of running back skills—patience, vision, power, etc.—Crowell checks off nearly every box on the list, but may still be looking...
Via Optimum Scouting
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama State Switches Up TDC Date With Eye On FCS Playoffs

Daniel Duhart and Alabama State could be headed for the FCS playoffs. (The Advocate photo)Last year, Alabama State fans were shocked to find out that their team would not be playing Tuskegee in the Turkey Day Classic as they decided to pursue the Division II playoffs. This year, Alabama State has shaken up it's schedule as it relates to the classic, with an eye towards the FCS playoffs...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama State Soccer Player Dies After Bout With Lupis

The Alabama State women's soccer team is mourning the loss of one of its players. Alexandria Ayers died on this past weekend after an extended battle with Lupus.  "Anytime a young person passes away so early in life is sad," Head Coach Jodie Smith said.  "But to have it be a member of our team brings home the idea of how important those lifelong friendships and memories you ...
Via HBCU Gameday
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

First Place On The Line In MEAC, SWAC

The Alabama State/Southern winner will take sole possession of the SWAC lead. Alabama State (11-6, 5-1) at Southern(10-10, 6-1) It's early into the conference season, but a glance at the standings tells you this game is a big one. The winner of this game will take over sole possession of first place in the SWAC. Southern responded with a solid 66-52 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday...
Via HBCU Gameday
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Four HBCU Players Among Record 98 Early-NFL Draft Entries

Alabama State's Isaiah Crowell is headed to the NFL Draft after three seasons. (AL.com photo)Four HBCU prospects are among a record 98 underclassmen who have declared eligibility for May's NFL Draft. Headlining the group is Isaiah Crowell, the former UGA running back who played his final two seasons at Alabama State.Check out the rest of the list here:DB-Nick Addison, Bethune-CookmanCase...
Via HBCU Gameday
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama State defeats Stillman 41-28

Jahaad Coleman rushed for touchdowns of 9 and 78 yards and Daniel Duhart passed for two more as Alabama State scored the last 20 points in a 41-28 come-from-behind victory over Division II Stillman in the 90th annual Turkey Day Classic. Alabama State (8-4) cruised out 14-0 but a string of big plays helped Stillman put a scare into the Hornets. Stillman (6-5) scored on a kickoff...
Via Associated Press
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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