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Former Jackson State tennis coach gets show-cause penalty

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) The Jackson State men's tennis team has been placed on probation and its former coach has received a two-year show-cause penalty after the NCAA ruled he allowed an ineligible player to compete under an eligible player's name. The NCAA announced the ruling Friday. The school received one year of probation, a $5,000 fine, and public reprimand and censure. The...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Attend Jackson State’s Pro Day

The Pittsburgh Steelers are making their mark in the South today. They’re in Houston, as Dave wrote about. And they’ve also sent a scout to Jackson State, according to local reporter Chris Hudgison. NFL Teams I've seen at JSU Pro Day: Jaguars, Jets, Giants, Patriots, Chiefs, Steelers, Raiders, Colts, Seahawks,... The post Steelers Attend Jackson State’s Pro Day appeared first...
Via Steelers Depot
March 24, 2016  |  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
February 01, 2016  |  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’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

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

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
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