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Alcorn State defense scores 3 TDs in spring win

(STATS) - Alcorn State ended spring practices feeling good that a McNair is in charge. Fred McNair succeeding the highly successful Jay Hopson as head coach has kept continuity in the program. He is an Alcorn alum elevated from assistant head coach and his late brother Steve will forever be royalty in the program. The two-time defending Southwestern Athletic Conference program...
Via FOX Sports
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

MVSU takes out No. 2 seed Alcorn State in SWAC quarters

HOUSTON (AP) Marcus Romain had 22 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks to help seventh-seeded Mississippi Valley State beat No. 2 seed Alcorn State 64-61 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament. Ta'Jay Henry opened the second half with a 3-point play for a 31-29 lead and MVSU never again trailed - going up by...
Via Associated Press
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Alcorn State defeats Alabama A&M 62-58

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) Marquis Vance scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half and Tamarcio Wilson snapped a tie with 31 seconds left to lead Alcorn State over Alabama A&M 62-58 on Saturday night. The victory left the Braves (13-12, 11-3) alone in second place in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, a game ahead of Southern and Jackson State, both at 10-4, and two games...
Via Associated Press
February 20, 2016  |  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
February 02, 2016  |  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
January 31, 2016  |  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
January 30, 2016  |  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
January 16, 2016  |  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

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

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 Associated Press
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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