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Iowa shakes Alcorn State

IOWA CITY — Games like these are little more than exhibitions to the Iowa fan base. While they appear to serve little purpose — 67-44 against Alcorn State last night — they’re vital to basketball programs

Fun Facts: Alcorn State-Iowa

The North Florida men’s basketball team won at Purdue Saturday. North Florida plays at Iowa on Dec. 22.Which means Alcorn State, Iowa’s foe tonight, is the last of the pushovers on the Hawkeyes’ schedule.W

Back On Top: Alcorn State Beats Southern In SWAC Championship

John Gibbs Jr. (3) threw for three touchdowns and ran for 132 yards. (AP Photo)By Steven J. GaitherTwo decades after its last title, Alcorn State can finally call itself SWAC Champions. Alcorn beat Southern 38-24 at Reliant Stadium to pick up its ninth SWAC title, its first since 1994.Quarterback John Gibbs Jr. was awarded the MVP trophy for his performance. The 6'6 junior from Houston...
Via HBCU Gameday
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcorn State beats Southern 38-24 for SWAC title

HOUSTON (AP) John Gibbs, Jr. threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday to lead Alcorn State to a 38-24 win over the Southern for their first win in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game. Gibbs was 20 of 30 and added 132 yards rushing as Alcorn State (10-3) won its first conference championship since 1994 when they were co-champions with Grambling State...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting No. 16 Nebraska tops Alcorn St. 83-49

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Rachel Theriot scored 18 points and Tear'a Laudermill added 12 as No. 16 Nebraska defeated Alcorn State 83-49 on Sunday night, going unbeaten on the season-opening weekend. The Huskers (2-0) took control about 5 minutes into the game when Theriot hit a jumper on an assist from Laudermill for a 14-11 lead, then Laudermill followed with a 3-pointer and Nebraska...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State crushes Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 56-6

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Jarvis Turner returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown, Devon Francois added a 28 yard interception return for a score, and Alcorn State had no trouble beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff 56-6 on Saturday. John Gibbs Jr. added two touchdown passes, and Arron Baker had two rushing touchdowns for the Braves (9-2, 7-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who had already...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Black College Football Scoreboard: 11/08/2014

Alcorn State 41, Alabama A&M 14- Alcorn wins SWAC East TitleNorth Carolina Central 47, Hampton 13Winston-Salem State 17, Fayetteville State 7Virginia State 33, Virginia Union 12-VSU clinches CIAA Northern Division titleNorth Carolina A&T 45, Morgan State 0Bethune-Cookman 13, Norfolk State 7
Via HBCU Gameday
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn St. shuts down Prairie View, 77-48

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) John Gibbs, Jr. passed for four touchdowns and Arron Baker ran for three more as Alcorn State scored in bunches to defeat Prairie View 77-48 on Saturday. Prairie View's theme for the game was ''Fade 2 Black,'' marking the final game at the school's 66-year-old Blackshear Field with a postgame ceremony featuring fireworks. Alcorn State (7-2, 5-1) started...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Alcorn State To Open 2015 Season At Georgia Tech

(The Republic photo)Alcorn State may be halfway home to a 2014 SWAC championship bid, but its administration is already looking toward's the 2015 season. The Clarion-Ledger's Ros Dumlao is reporting that Alcorn will play Georgia Tech in next year's season opener."No. 22 Georgia Tech (5-0, 2-0 ACC) and No. 3 Ole Miss had been scheduled to play in 2017 and 2018, before Monday's announcement...
Via HBCU Gameday
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Alcorn State RB Darryan Ragsdale hurdles Alabama State defender

Move over Todd Gurley, let’s give some love to the small schools. Watch this great play from Thursday’s college football action….
Via The Student Section
October 03, 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

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

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 Division...
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

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
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