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Alcorn State beats Jackson State 72-64

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Tamarico Wilson scored 31 points and grabbed five rebounds as Alcorn State beat Jackson State 72-64 on Saturday night. Wilson was 11 of 15 from the field including three from distance for the Braves (9-12, 7-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Reginald Johnson added 10 points and Octavius Brown had eight points and nine rebounds. The team hit 47 percent from...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fred McNair, brother of Steve McNair, named Alcorn head coach

Fred McNair is the new head coach at Alcorn State. (Alcorn State photo)With National Signing Day just hours away, Alcorn State decided to make things official. Fred McNair, a former Alcorn State quarterback himself, has been hired as the new head coach of his alma mater. McNair fills the vacancy created on Saturday when Jay Hopson left Alcorn to take the Southern Mississippi job...
Via HBCU Gameday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcorn State hires Fred McNair as new football coach

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Alcorn State has named Fred McNair as its next football coach, promoting him after four seasons as the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach. The 47-year-old McNair is the older brother of the late Steve McNair, who played quarterback in the NFL for 13 seasons. Both brothers played quarterback at Alcorn State. McNair replaces Jay Hopson, who led the...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Column: Either Jay Hopson is a unicorn, or black HBCU coaches are being ignored

Something very rare happened on Saturday night. For just the second time in history, a coach from a historically black college was hired by a predominately white Division I school as Southern Mississippi lured Jay Hopson from Alcorn State. That’s great news for black college football coaches, right? Not quite. If you follow HBCU football, of course, you know that Hopson...
Via HBCU Gameday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Southern Miss names Alcorn State’s Jay Hopson new HC

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles were easily one of the most surprising teams during the 2015 season as they went from 3-9 in 2014 to 9-3 with a Conference USA West division championship. They will be heading into the future with a new head coach after Todd Monken took the offensive coordinator job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Golden Eagles went on a search for their new head...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Southern Miss tabs Alcorn State's Jay Hopson as new head coach

Alcorn State’s Jay Hopson is the new coach at Southern Miss, the school AD announced Saturday night.The 47-year-old Vicksburg, Miss., native was 32-17 at the SWAC school. Hopson, a former Ole Miss DB, has won 28 games the past three seasons. He is a former USM defensive coordinator.Hopson will replace Todd Monken who left last weekend to become the Tampa Bay Bucs new offensive coordinator.
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcorn State beats Alabama A&M 63-58

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Octavius Brown scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds as Alcorn State notched its fourth-straight win, beating Alabama A&M 63-58 on Saturday night. Brown finished with 7-of-17 shooting from the field for the Braves (7-11, 5-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Tamarcio Wilson and Devonte Hampton scored 13 points apiece, Patrick Onwenu had 10 points and...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilson's 22 leads Alcorn State past Ark Pine Bluff 73-65

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) Tamarcio Wilson scored 22 points and Alcorn State never trailed in a 73-65 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Monday night. The Braves led by as many as 11 points in the first half after Shawn Willett's layup with 3:20 left but they did not score again and had a four-point advantage at the break. UAPB tied it at 46-all with 13 minutes left, but Wilson's free...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcorn State outlasts Mississippi Valley State 93-87 in 3OT

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) Octavious Brown scored 27 points and had 11 rebounds as Alcorn State defeated Mississippi Valley State 93-87 in triple overtime Saturday. Rahamanh Katumbusi's 3-pointer to start the third overtime put the Braves up 84-81 and they never relinquished the lead. At the end of the second overtime, Alcorn State (5-11, 3-2 Southwestern) got a steal and breakaway...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcorn State receiver injures himself punching dry erase board (Video)

Alcorn State wide receiver Marquis Warford injured himself punching a hole in a dry erase board on the sideline during Saturday's inaugural Celebration Bowl against North Carolina A&T. Warford was expressing his frustrations as Alcorn State fell behind 24-6 in the second quarter, but to get his hand bandaged up after punching that board. Punching a hole in a dry erase board may...
Via Holdout Sports
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

A&T defeats Alcorn State in first-ever Celebration Bowl

The first-ever Celebration Bowl is over and North Carolina A&T has written its name in the history books as its first-ever winner. A&T beat Alcorn State 41-34 , thanks in part to a historic day by running back Tarik Cohen.Cohen ran for 295 yards and three touchdowns, including a 73 yard run with 4:17 to give A&T the lead for good. Alcorn State (9-4) managed to overcome...
Via HBCU Gameday
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Alcorn State receiver hurts hand after punching dry erase board (Video)

Alcorn State lost the inaugural Celebration Bown 41-34 to North Carolina A&T on Saturday, and one of their players was not taking the struggle well. This is Alcorn State wide receiver Marquis Warford reacting to his team falling behind 24-6 in the first half by punching out a dry erase board so hard that his hand required medical attention. Punching a hole in a dry erase board...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina A&T wins HBCU National Championship

Saturday marked the beginning of the college football bowl season, with the North Carolina A&T Aggies and Alcorn State Braves going head-to-head in the inaugural Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The game matched up the winners of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) for what would be the...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alcorn State Ties Up Celebration Bowl After Scoring Touchdown On Fake Field Goal

The Air Force Reserve are the sponsors for the inaugural Celebration Bowl, and nothing against them but these guys need to do whatever they can to get Kool and The Gang to sponsor this sucker next year. They'd be the only bowl game with a bad*ss theme song...I'm just saying....With the game coming to an end and down by a touchdown it appeared as if Alcorn State was going to try and...
Via FatManWriting
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Alcorn State repeats as SWAC champ, headed to Celebration Bowl

Revenge has been gotten, and now its time to celebrate. Alcorn State breezed past Grambling State 42-21 to win its second-straight SWAC title and punch its ticket to the first-ever Celebration Bowl.Alcorn rode its running game, mostly the legs of Darryan Ragsdale, to victory. ASU broke the all-time SWAC Championship Game record for yardage (613), rushing yards (411) and points. Ragsdale...
Via HBCU Gameday
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech humbles Alcorn State in a hurry

While Alcorn State was an impressive team within the FCS and won their conference last year, this was a step up in competition that was over early in the contest.  Given the matrix of new players that had to be replaced at all of the skilled positions by Coach Paul Johnson, this was a rather intriguing game opener for that reason alone.  Another fact was that Alcorn State returned...
Via isportsweb.com
September 05, 2015  |  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

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
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