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Franklin, Jackson St. rally for 81-80 win over Southern

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Chace Franklin scored 20 - including the winning 3-pointer with three seconds left - while Paris Collins and Raeford Worsham each had double-doubles to help Jackson State rally from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat Southern 81-80 Monday night. Collins had 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds and Worsham finished with 16 and 10 for Jackson State. Southern...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Jackson State, NFL star Willie Richardson dies at 76

Black college football lost another legend on Monday. Former Jackson State star and former NFL All-Pro Willie Richardson passed away at 76, according to WJTV.Richardson was one of five brothers from Clarksdale, Mississippi that went on to play at Jackson State, several of which went on to play in the NFL. He played for the Baltimore Colts from 1963 to 1970, the Miami Dolphins for...
Via HBCU Gameday
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jackson State beats Arkansas-Pine Bluff 66-53

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) Chace Franklin scored 14 and Yettra Specks added 13 points to help Jackson State beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 66-53 Monday night. Janarius Middleton added 10 points for Jackson State (12-10, 7-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which made 23 of 46 field-goal attempts and outrebounded UAPB 37-22. The Tigers, who came in shooting 41 percent from the field this...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson State hires Mississippi State’s Tony Hughes as HC

FCS program Jackson State has hired Mississippi State associate head coach and recruiting coordinator Tony Hughes as its next head coach, according to Michael Bonner of The Clarion-Ledger. Confirming reports, source told me Jackson State will introduce Tony Hughes as its head football coach today at 10 a.m. — Michael Bonner (@MikeBBonner) December 14, 2015 Hughes, 56, has...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackson State hands coaching reins to Hughes

(STATS) - A career assistant coach, Tony Hughes has a new title - head coach. Jackson State University hired the 56-year-old Hughes on Monday to turn around a Southwestern Athletic Conference program that is coming off back-to-back losing seasons. The 31-year coaching veteran has spent the last seven seasons at Mississippi State, overseeing the safeties and coordinating the Bulldogs...
Via Associated Press
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Local newspaper stops covering Jackson State over lack of access, school says “Fine with us.”

We’ve seen plenty of examples of college coaches and athletic departments trying to exert their influence over the media in the past, and it usually hasn’t ended well for the coaches. In Jackson, Mississippi, The Clarion-Ledger is taking an even stronger stand than usual for an imposed-upon media outlet, though. Rather than just air their grievances with the Jackson State football...
Via Awful Announcing
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Local newspaper stops covering Jackson State football after media access was limited

The Jackson State Tigers of the Southwestern Athletic Conference have lost five of their first six games halfway through their football season. Head coach Harold Jackson was fired five games into the season following an embarrassing 59-27 loss to Grambling earlier this month.And that's where this story really gets going.Outside of the fact that Jackson State administrators figured...
Via Yardbarker
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackson State Beats Florida A&M With Incredible Hail Mary

Your first college football game of the season won on a hail mary. “JSU wide receiver DeSean McKenzie catches the catch winning touchdown from Lamontiez Ivy as time expires in the Florida A&M vs. Jackson State season opener” [Youtube, Kevin] The post Jackson State Beats Florida A&M With Incredible Hail Mary appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson State Beats FAMU on Hail Mary

Jackson State started the Hugh Jackson era with a game for the ages. Jackson State defeated FAMU 22-17 on a last second Hail Mary from Lamontiez Ivy to Desean McKenzie for a 49 yard touchdown pass with 1.6 seconds remaining.
Via HBCU Gameday
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA College Baseball: JSU shocks number one seeded Louisiana-Lafayette

Jackson State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 1-0. JSU shocked the number one seeded team in the tournament. I don’t check out college baseball much this is worthy of reporting. It’s not many times a historical HBCU team shockes the world in NCAA tournament. Louisiana-Lafayette was 53-8 and JSU had a record of 32-23. Good luck to the rest of JSU’s journey, hopefully the rest of the...
Via The Front Office News
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson State’s Baseball Bus Goes Up In Flames In Alabama

  From what we can tell, the Jackson State baseball team was on its way to Savannah, Georgia for a game on Tuesday,…
Via Busted Coverage
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former Hawaii QB To Be Next Jackson State OC

Former Hawaii quarterback Timmy Chang will reportedly be the new OC at Jackson State. Jackson State has been largely a running team the last couple of years, but that may soon be changing. Football Scoop is reporting that current SMU Grad Assistant Timmy Chang will be joining Hugh Jackson's staff at JSU next year.Sources tell us SMU grad asst (former Hawaii QB) Timmy Chang will be...
Via HBCU Gameday
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson State hires former NFL player Harold Jackson as head coach

Jackson State has hired former NFL standout Harold Jackson as its football coach. Jackson replaces Rick Comegy, who was fired in December after eight seasons. Jackson State had an 8-4 record this fall, but lost to Southern in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game. The 68-year-old Jackson played for Jackson State in the 1960s. He had a 16-year NFL career, including...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

SWAC Freshman of The Year Leaves Jackson State

Javancy Jones will transfer after one season at Jackson State. (JSU photo)Defensive end Javancy Jones, the reigning SWAC Freshman of The Year, announced today that he is transferring according to the Clarion-Ledger's Ros Dumlao. Jones will transfer to Southwest Mississippi Community College in hopes of transferring to a bigger school later. “I enjoyed my time at Jackson State,”...
Via HBCU Gameday
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackson State fires Rick Comegy after 8 seasons

Jackson State football coach Rick Comegy has been fired after eight seasons. The school announced the decision on Wednesday. Comegy had a 55-35 record during his tenure and he led the Tigers to the 2007 Southwestern Athletic Conference championship. Jackson State had an 8-4 record this season, including an 8-1 mark in the SWAC. The Tigers lost to Southern in the SWAC championship...
Via Associated Press
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Comegy Out At Jackson State

Rick Comegy has been released from Jackson State. (The Advocate photo)Rick Comegy just led Jackson State to its second-straight SWAC championship, but apparently that won't cut it at Jackson State. The school released a statement on Wednesday morning announcing that he was released from his position as head coach.Am told JSU players were informed of the coaching changes through a...
Via HBCU Gameday
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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