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Five Years Later, Steve McNair’s Death Still Haunts Football Community

For a good six-year stretch, there wasn’t a more popular player in the National Football League than Steve McNair. The Alcorn State product practically helped launch ESPN 2, who would pick up his amazing performances at the small college where he lit up scoreboards at a record clip.  The third overall pick in the 1995 of the then Houston Oilers, McNair quickly became the face...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Defensive End Dana Levine Commits to Syracuse

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Nunesmagician.com Another day, another Florida recruit choosing the Orange. Two days ago, 6’3’’, 230-pound Dana Levine, from Hallandale High School in Hallandale, Fla., verbally committed to Syracuse. Levine’s other offers were from UAB and Alcorn State. He is the first defensive end to verbally commit to...
Via Orange Fizz
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gorilla Ball Back for a Night!

LSU baseball was off to a very rocky and unfamiliar start last night, going down 6-1 against lowly Alcorn State (8-37) when something even more unfamiliar happened: three home runs in 3 innings! Jake Fraley got things going when he pinch hit in the 6th, and Tyler Moore and Conner Hale completed the comeback with a dinger each in the 8th frame. Catch the full recap here. The Tigers...
Via Saturday Night Slant
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama Baseball Has A Laugher

The No. 28 Alabama baseball team exploded for three home runs and a season-high 17 runs to defeat the Alcorn State Braves, 17-3, Tuesday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Austen Smith led a 14-hit outburst by the Tide by going 4-for-4 with three RBI and four runs scored in the game.
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State comes back to beat Alabama A&M 64-56

LaAntwan Luckett and Octavius Brown scored 16 points apiece as Alcorn State came from behind to defeat Alabama A&M 64-56 Monday night. Alabama A&M held a comfortable 35-23 halftime lead and was ahead 43-32 when Luckett hit a 3-point jumper, Marquis Vance made a jump shot and Stephan Raquil dunked to close the gap to 45-39. Later, Devante Hampton made a 3-pointer and Josh...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona sweeps doubleheader from Alcorn State

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona baseball team swept a Sunday doubleheader and the three-game series against Alcorn State with 20-1 and 11-1 victories Sunday at Hi Corbett Field. Arizona improved to 6-2 on the season, while Alcorn State dropped to 0-8. The Wildcats outscored the Braves 31-2 in the two games Sunday paced by an offensive attack that hit .500 (.39-for-78). Five players...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Farris throws shutout in Arizona's win over Alcorn State

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Senior James Farris match his career high with 10 strikeouts in a complete-game shutout as Arizona blanked visiting Alcorn State 6-0 before a crowd of 2,385 at Hi Corbett Field on Saturday evening. Farris (W, 2-0) went the distance for the fifth time in his career en route to his second career complete-game shutout. The righty scattered five hits and walked just...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State turns back Ark-Pine Bluff 57-54

LeAntwan Luckett and Devonte Hampton scored 16 points apiece as Alcorn State held on to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 57-54 on Monday. Octavius Brown added 14 for the Braves (10-15, 7-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference), ending the five-game winning streak of the Golden Lions (9-16, 6-6). Marcel Mosley had 16 points and Ghiavonni Robinson, who missed a 3 with 2 seconds left, 15 for...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State holds off MVSU 67-63

LeAntwan Luckett and Octavius Brown combined for 45 points to lead Alcorn State past Mississippi Valley State 67-63 Saturday night. The game originally was scheduled to be played at Alcorn State, but an earlier bomb threat on the Mississippi Valley State campus and the Leflore County Civic Center forced a change in the schedule. The January 18th game was played in Lorman, with the...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Grambling Wins First D1 Game In Nearly Two Years

Grambling finally stopped its Division I winning streak at 45 games. (AP Photo)It was a streak that was bound to end some time, and on Monday night it finally did. Grambling State defeated Alcorn State 95-80 to end a 45-game Division I losing streak. The G-Men hadn't beaten a D1 team since the end of the 2011-2012 season.FINAL: #Grambling 95, Alcorn State 80. Tigers end 45-game...
Via HBCU Gameday
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 HBCU Pro Prospects: Alcorn's Walker Could Be A Steal

Alcorn State running back Arnold Walker was named SWAC Co-Offensive Player of The Year. (The Advocate photo)Arnold Walker, Alcorn StateWalker had an up and down career at Alcorn State, ending it with a bang. The Atlanta native had a banner 2013 season, rushing for nearly 1,200 yards while averaging over 5 yards per carry and rushing for 16 touchdowns. He also showed ability as a...
Via HBCU Gameday
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Godrey leads Southern past Alcorn St. 62-54

Calvin Godfrey scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Southern to a 62-54 win over Alcorn State on Saturday. Malcolm Miller added 11 points and YonDarius Johnson 10 for the Jaguars (12-10, 8-1 Southwest Athletic Conference), who limited Alcorn State to 30.4 percent shooting. Octavious Brown led the Braves (8-13, 5-4) with 18 points and LeAntwan Luckett came off the bench...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State takes down Alabama A&M 70-64 in OT

LeAntwan Luckett scored 21 points, on 8-of-12 shooting, as Alcorn State beat Alabama A&M 70-64 in overtime after blowing a 13-point second half lead on Monday night. Octavius Brown scored 15 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and Marquis Vance added 12 points, eight boards for Alcorn State (8-12, 5-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference). It was a battle of the halves as Alcorn State...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State defeats Arkansas-Pine Bluff 71-45

Octavius Brown had 20 points and eight rebounds, while LeAntwan Luckett scored 19 points as Alcorn State put away Arkansas-Pine Bluff 71-45 Monday night. The Braves (7-11, 4-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) shot 51 percent from the field. Twann Oakley had 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc and dished out five assists. UAPB (4-13, 2-3) was held to 17-of-44 shooting...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State defeats Mississippi Valley St. 65-53

Marquis Vance scored a career-high 24 points as Alcorn State opened a close game after halftime, defeating Mississippi Valley State 65-53 Saturday in a game that was moved 140 miles across the state after bomb threats at the MVSU campus. Vance, a freshman, hit 10 of 16 field goals and Octavius Brown scored 17 - including a pair of jumpers after halftime as the Braves (6-11, 3-2...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vance leads Alcorn St. past Grambling St. 64-56

Marquis Vance scored 20 points, eight coming at the free throw line, as Alcorn State beat Grambling State 64-56 on Monday night. LeAntwan Luckett added 17 points for Alcorn State (5-11, 2-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) and Octavius Brown added 10 and nine rebounds. A'Torri Shine finished with 16 points in a losing effort for Grambling State (1-12, 0-4). Antwan Scott added...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State pulls away from Jackson State 64-51

Marquis Vance scored 15 points, hitting a perfect 8 for 8 from the free-throw line, to lead Alcorn State to a 64-51 win over Jackson State on Saturday night. Alcorn State (4-11, 1-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) fueled its victory with a big first half, hitting 50 percent from the field while holding Jackson State to just 6-for-21 shooting and took a 32-16 lead into the break...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Prairie View beats Alcorn State in overtime 70-67

John Brisco scored 21 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:15 left in overtime, as Prairie View A&M came back to defeat Alcorn State 70-67 Monday night. Brisco made two free throws with 1:18 remaining in regulation to tie the game at 60. He had a steal and just missed a jumper as time expired in the second period. Montrael Scott, who contributed five points in overtime...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville State defeats Alcorn State 63-52

Undra Mitchem scored 13 points and Jamal Hunter 10 as Jacksonville State defeated Alcorn State 63-52 on Wednesday night. Alcorn State cut a 20-point second-half deficit to 10 points, 42-32, with 8:51 left via a 13-3 run over 5:47. However, the Braves weren't able to cut the lead to single digits until LeAntwan Luckett's 3-pointer with 4 seconds left. The Gamecocks were...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Wright State dispatches Alcorn State 73-55

Cole Darling scored 18 points and Wright State stayed perfect at home with a 73-55 victory over Alcorn State on Wednesday night. All four of the Raiders' (4-3) victories have come at home. The Braves (3-3) remained winless in three road games. Wright State took the lead early and was never headed, going up 30-24 at the half. The Raiders came out in the second half on an 11...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Saint Mary's handles Alcorn State 72-55

Kerry Carter came off the bench to score 15 points Sunday night, including three 3-pointers, to help Saint Mary's cruise to a 72-55 win over Alcorn State and remain unbeaten. Alcorn State (3-2) jumped to a 15-8 lead, but Stephen Holt hit a 3-pointer and Saint Mary's (5-0) began to claw back, then took a 21-20 lead on another 3-pointer by Holt and pulled away for a 42-28...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Alcorn State overwhelms Dillard 91-51

Twan Oakley, Devontae Hampton and Tyrel Hunt scored 13 points each as Alcorn State overwhelmed Dillard 91-51 Monday. Shaunessy Smith contributed 10 points. Alcorn State (3-1) was 16-of-32 from the floor in the first half and improved to 60.6% in the second, making 36 of 65 shots for the game. Dillard (1-2) could only hit 28.6% of its field goals. The Braves also dominated the boards...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 17 Colorado overwhelms Alcorn State 83-33

Lauren Huggins scored 16 points and hit five 3-pointers as No. 17 Colorado rolled past Alcorn State 83-33 Friday night. The Buffaloes (2-0), who shot 45.3 percent from the field, held Alcorn State to just six points in the first 10 minutes of play, coasting out to a 42-14 advantage at the break. Colorado also hit eight 3-pointers and combined for 19 assists and 12 steals. Huggins...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Alcorn State defeats Mississippi College 87-61

Alcorn State used a big second half to run away from Mississippi College 87-61 on Tuesday night. The Braves (2-1) led by just five, 32-27, at the half and the Division III Choctaws closed to within one on Willie Williams' basket with 17:49 left. But a few minutes later the Braves went on a 20-2 run to go up 61-41 with 13:04 left. The Choctaws would only get within 19 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Alcorn State escapes NAIA Tougaloo 73-68

Octavius Brown had 15 points and nine rebounds on Sunday as Alcorn State needed to rally late to narrowly escape an upset from NAIA Tougaloo 73-68. Alcorn State (1-1) took its biggest lead on its final points of the game with only 17 seconds remaining. Both teams traded seven lead changes and tied the score 12 times. Tougaloo was ahead 37-35 at halftime and led by 10 with 9:58...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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