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Alcorn State Braves vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Preview and Prediction

Alcorn State and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will open up the 2015 season on a Thursday night in Atlanta. Both teams are coming off of...
Via Athlon Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

HBCU Gameday's Alcorn State Football 2015 Preview

By Jeremy Anderson The Alcorn State Braves have one goal in mind this year, repeat as HBCU National Champions. With a more lucrative prize available this year, the Celebration Bowl, Alcorn has even more motivation to continue what it started last year.  Alcorn will return just about all its weapons from its extremely proficient offense from last year. Preseason Offensive...
Via HBCU Gameday
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Steve McNair campaigns for the Heisman

The year was 1994. Steve McNair out of tiny Alcorn State was putting up prolific numbers, even by today's pass-crazed stats. McNair threw for 5,377 yards, completing 356-of-612 passes and threw for a career-high 47 touchdowns that season. He also ran for 908 yards and nine touchdowns.Those numbers weren't enough to get him the Heisman, as he finished third (Penn State's Ki-Jana...
Via HBCU Gameday
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcorn, Grambling predicted to meet for SWAC Title

The votes are in and it appears that last year's defending SWAC Champs and the SWAC West Runner up are the favorites for the 2015 SWAC title. The SWAC revealed its predicted finish at its Media Day in Houston on Friday and Alcorn State and Grambling State are predicted to win the East and West Divisions. First Team All SWAC Offense QB – John Gibbs JrAlcorn StateRB – Lenard TillerySouthernRB...
Via HBCU Gameday
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Alcorn St, Grambling picked to win SWAC divisions

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Alcorn State, the defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion, is the preseason favorite to win the league's Eastern Division while Grambling has been picked to win the West. Alcorn State quarterback John Gibbs Jr. is the preseason offensive player of the year. Gibbs threw for 2,482 yards and 21 touchdowns last season while also running for 1,006 yards...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

SWAC Running Backs: Big play backs run the SWAC

Johnta Hebert, Prairie View The 2014 season was a disappointment for Prairie View, but a breakout year for the 5’10, 190pound running back from Baton Rouge. Already established as a special teams star, he emerged as a top-flight running back last season, as he rushed for 106.3 yards per game while retaining kick returning duties. He also led the SWAC in scoring with a total of...
Via HBCU Gameday
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

SWAC QB Rankings: Alcorn State's Gibbs head of solid crop of QBs

(SWAC.org photo)John Gibbs, Jr. , Alcorn State There are several outstanding quarterbacks in the SWAC, but it would be hard for us to put anyone over Gibbs right now. The 6'6, 193 pound quarterback from Houston built on his solid sophomore campaign for a breakthrough 2014 season. A true dual-threat quarterback, Gibbs completed 58 percent of his passes for 21 touchdowns to just 7...
Via HBCU Gameday
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Alcorn State salutes hoops legend Davey L. Whitney

The college basketball world lost a giant last month when former Texas Southern and Alcorn State coach Davey L. Whitney died. A memorial was held for the College Basketball Hall of Famer on Saturday at the basketball complex at ASU that bares his name. Today, A Celebration of Life: “The Wiz” Davey L. Whitney Sr. at 12 p.m. in the Whitney Complex. pic.twitter.com/deQOnxlwTH ...
Via HBCU Gameday
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Alcorn State coach Davey Whitney dies

  Former Alcorn State basketball coach Davey Whitney has died. He was 85. The school and the Southwestern Athletic Conference confirmed Whitney's death Sunday. No cause of death was given. Whitney spent nearly three decades at Alcorn State over two stints from 1969 to 1989 and again from 1996 to 2003. Whitney won 12 SWAC championships and led the Braves to a win over South Alabama...
Via AP on Fox
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Alcorn coach Davey Whitney dies at 85

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Former Alcorn State basketball coach Davey Whitney has died. He was 85. The school and the Southwestern Athletic Conference confirmed Whitney's death Sunday. No cause of death was given. Whitney spent nearly three decades at Alcorn State over two stints from 1969 to 1989 and again from 1996 to 2003. Whitney won 12 SWAC championships and led the Braves to a win...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

LSU 6, Alcorn State: Inside the box

The Tigers methodically took care of business with a trap game between Texas A&M and a road trip to Mississippi State.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
April 29, 2015

LSU pitchers dazzle vs. Alcorn State, make up for lethargic offense in a 6-1 win

Kyle Bouman and six relievers limit the Braves to two hits.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
April 28, 2015

No time for LSU to let up, Andrew Stevenson says | Video

The Tigers had to tough out a 6-1 win vs. Alcorn State on Tuesday.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
April 28, 2015

LSU does what it needs to do -- sparked by a solid pitching effort -- to beat Alcorn State 6-1 | Video

The Tigers weren't explosive, but Kyle Bouman and six relievers limited the Braves to a pair of hits.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
April 28, 2015

Lethargic LSU plods past Alcorn State 6-1, turns attention to the Bulldogs this weekend

Not every night is meant to be exciting in baseball. Sometimes it's more a matter of getting through. No. 1-ranked LSU, fresh off the emotions of a showdown against Texas A&M and with a visit to always feisty Mississippi State...
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
April 28, 2015

LSU will go forward with scheduled game against Alcorn State on Tuesday despite damage at Alex Box Stadium

Both foul poles were victims of the severe weather.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
April 27, 2015

LSU coach Paul Mainieri: Game on vs. Alcorn State | Video

Wicked weather in Baton Rouge did some damage, but the Tigers and Braves are scheduled to meet as scheduled on Tuesday.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
April 27, 2015

Alcorn State at LSU: On deck

The Tigers get a mid-week tuneup before heading to Starkville for a three-game series.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
April 27, 2015

Former Alcorn State basketball player dies from leukemia

Alcorn State is mourning the loss of a young man that played on its basketball team as late as 2010 Jonathan Boyd died after a bout with leukemia.  Boyd played for the Braves from 2008-2010 and finished his career with an average of 10.2 points per game.  "Our hearts and prayers go out to Jonathan's family," the school said in its release.
Via HBCU Gameday
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Southern breezes past Alcorn State in SWAC Tourney

By Nikki G. BannisterLeAntwan Luckett's 21 points weren't enough help Alcorn State get over Texas Southern in its 95-74 loss.Forward Malcolm Riley lead the Tigers with 21 points and guard Madarious Gibbs had 18 points in the win. TSU advances to play the winner of Prairie View and Jackson State 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.  NOTABLES: LeAntwan Luckett: 8-16, 21 pts, 3 rebMalcolm Riley...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Alcorn St. beats 2-win Grambling St. 66-52 in SWAC 1st round

HOUSTON (AP) Reginald Johnson had 22 points and eight rebounds to help Alcorn State beat Grambling State 66-52 on Tuesday night in the opening round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament. Alcorn State advances to play top-seeded Texas Southern in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Marquis Vance had 14 points with eight rebounds and Leantwan Luckett added 12 points for...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

SWAC: Alcorn State moves past Grambling

SWAC: Alcorn State moves past Grambling
Via Philly Sports Live
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Tabb scores 24 as Alabama A&M beats Alcorn St. 73-69

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Ladarius Tabb had 24 points and nine rebounds to help Alabama A&M hold off Alcorn State 73-69 on Monday night. Rakiya Battle scored 13 points and Tyler Davis had 11 for Alabama A&M (8-16, 7-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Nicholas West grabbed 13 rebounds as the Bulldogs held a 37-30 advantage on the glass. Tabb had 10 points in the first half as...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Arkansas-Pine Bluff sneaks by Alcorn State, 74-70

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) JoVaughn Love scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds off the bench to help lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff, to a 74-70 victory over Alcorn State on Tuesday night. Tevin Hammond finished with 13 points for Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9-18, 6-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Thaddeus Handley added 12, and Trent Whiting had 10 capping four Golden Lions with double figures...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mississippi Valley State beats Alcorn State 74-62

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) Mississippi Valley State beat Alcorn State 74-62 on Saturday. The Delta Devils (5-20, 4-8 Southwestern Athletic Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak, but have won three of their last five games after starting the season 2-15. MVSU avenged an 87-67 loss on Jan. 17 to Alcorn State (5-19, 4-8), which has lost six of its last seven. The Braves led 25-23...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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