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Texas Southern picks up super athletic hoops phenom Trae Jefferson

Texas Southern just picked up a small player with big-time athleticism. Trae Jefferson announced he'll play for Mike Davis and TSU via Twitter on Tuesday. Committed To Texas Southern #TigerNation🏀 #BlessBreed🙏🙌🙇 — #⃣July8Th (@Traejefferson) July 7, 2015 The Milwaukee, Wisconsin product was rated as high as a four star recruit by Rivals 150. He picked TSU over teams...
Via HBCU Gameday
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Former blue-chip recruit likely to play for FBS school after attending Texas Southern

When a former big-time recruit ends up at an HBCU, it's usually because things didn't work out at a bigger school. Former five-star receiver Derrick Griffin looks to be taking a different route.Griffin has been enrolled at Texas Southern after failing to qualify to play out of high school in 2013. He is now eligible to play, per his Twitter account. Just don't expect him to suit...
Via HBCU Gameday
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Could former 5-star WR Derrick Griffin land at Texas A&M?

There is some potentially very exciting news for fans of the Texas A&M Aggies. Over the weekend, news serviced from 247 Sports that former five-star wide receiver recruit Derrick Griffin could find himself eligible to immediately transfer away from Texas Southern. Griffin was able to get his GPA to the requirement that will allow him to be cleared by the NCAA to join his preferred...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Former 5-Star WR Derrick Griffin Could End Up Playing For Texas A&M This Season

Texas A&M’s football program could be on the verge of adding some serious talent to its wide receiver corps.  According to a report by 247 Sports, Derrick Griffin, a former five-star wide receiver who attends Texas Southern, might be eligible to transfer out of the Houston college and play immediately at the school of his choosing this fall.  Griffin, a former Texas A&...
Via College Spun
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens pick Texas Southern's Tray Walker in 4th round

Tray Walker of Texas Southern is the first HBCU player off the board.  The 6'2 defensive back was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round (136th overall).  Walker impressed scouts with his great size and speed.
Via HBCU Gameday
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals to hold private workout with Texas Southern Cornerback

It’s no secret that the Cardinals are a little thin at the corner spot after losing Antonio Cromartie in free agency to the New York Jets.Head coach Bruce Arians said the team would not be adding a veteran corner, but rather a tall lengthy cornerback in the draft.According to NFL writer Aaron Wilson, the Cardinals had a private workout with a draft prospect that fits the mold of...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Five HBCU alumni to compete in NFL Veterans Combine

Former Texas Southern receiver Joe Anderson will participate in the first-ever NFL Veteran's Combine. (eagledelphia.com photo)For years, the NFL Combine has been the chief proving ground for NFL hopefuls. Now that hope is being spread not only to rookies, but younger veterans as well.Five former HBCU standouts will participate in the first-ever NFL Veterans Combine will take place...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas teams go 0-5 in NCAA Tournament

Disappointment is bigger in Texas. All five Texas teams that made into the 68-team NCAA Tournament field were eliminated on Thursday. Texas, Baylor, SMU, Stephen F. Austin and Texas Southern all were beaten on the tournament's first full day of action. Texas is the first state to have five schools lose on the same day. The previous record was four, also by Texas, in 2010. The brutal...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s How To Watch Arizona vs. Texas Southern Online

Twitter/@APlayersProgram The second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament tips off Thursday, and the fourth game of the day will be between No. 2 seed Arizona and No. 15 seed Texas Southern. The Wildcats and Tigers will tip off at 2:10 PM EST in Portland, Oregon. The winner will take on the victor between VCU and Ohio State in the third round. You can read more about the contest here...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona vs. Texas Southern – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@APlayersProgram The Arizona Wildcats, winners of both the Pac-12 regular season title and the conference title, will take on SWAC representative Texas Southern this upcoming Thursday. The Tigers also won their league’s regular season championship and their league’s tournament. Do they have what it takes to make history and upset one of the most historically dominant...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Southern, Hampton look to make noise in the NCAA Tournament

One was expected; one was not. One repeated; one did not. But regardless of how they got their, both Texas Southern and Hampton will be going to the NCAA Tournament with the hopes and dreams of HBCU fans waiting for the next big-time upset.  Texas Southern actually clinched its bid to The Big Dance Friday night when it beat Prairie View 90-77 as Southern is ineligible for...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Southern could break historically bad streak for SWAC

The SWAC is a really bad basketball conference. It ranks No. 33 out of the 33 league on Kenpom with a .1424 rating. The next-worst conference is the MEAC at .2038. William Mancebo/Getty Images North America This is an historical problem. The SWAC is always terrible and rarely has even one competitive team at the top. In Kenpom’s 14-year history, the SWAC has ranked higher than...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Southern tops Prairie View, 90-77 for NCAA berth

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Thomas and Malcolm Riley each scored 23 points as top-seeded Texas Southern cruised past No. 4 seed Prairie View A&M 90-77 Friday night and advanced to the Southwestern Conference tournament championship game, where the Tigers will face Southern. More importantly, the semifinal-round win allows Texas Southern to claim the conference's automatic berth into...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

SWAC reseeds women's bracket after Texas Southern withdraws

The Southwestern Athletic Conference reseeded its women's basketball tournament Tuesday after Texas Southern University withdrew a day earlier. Texas Southern had eight players suspended for their role in a bench-clearing fight against Southern on Saturday. The Lady Tigers, who were the top-seed, withdrew because they wouldn't have enough players to field a competitive team. Southern...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas Southern and Southern Women's B-Ball Teams Get in Massive Brawl During SWAC Championship

When you are in the midst of a close, hotly-contested game it is only natural that tension is going to be high and fuses short. Everyone is a competitor and wants to win; it's only natural. However, you still need to have enough sense and control to stop yourself from doing something stupid.The ladies of the Texas Southern and Southern basketball teams couldn't stop themselves and...
Via FatManWriting
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

SWAC suspends 15 women's players for Southern-Texas Southern brawl

Texas Southern imposed its own penalty on the women's basketball team, withdrawing from the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament that begins Wednesday. That move Monday night came hours before the conference handed out suspensions for 15 players involved in the bench-clearing fight between the Lady Tigers and Southern on Saturday night. It's believed to be one of the biggest...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

No SWAC Tourney for Texas Southern women

Texas Southern's women split the SWAC regular season crown with Southern, but they won't get to fight for the SWAC Tourney title. TSU AD Charles McClelland release a statement announcing the school would keep its team out of the SWAC Tourney following the March 7th brawl with rival Southern University.  Here's what Dr. McClelland had to say: “After deliberate consultation...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Southern women's coach on brawl: 'Never seen anything like this'

HOUSTON -- Southern and Texas Southern were battling for the Southwest Conference women's basketball regular-season title Saturday night when a bench-clearing fight broke out midway through the second half. Officials ruled the game a double forfeit. Southern was leading 51-49 at the time, and the league's official Twitter feed said the score would stand and the teams would share...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Southern and Southern game ends after second-half brawl

Just when you thought the fisticuffs for HBCU sports were over this week, here we go again. This time it featured young women getting into an on-court scrap as Texas Southern and Southern got into a bench-clearing brawl.southern & tsu goin at it
Via HBCU Gameday
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Second-half brawl ends Southern-Texas Southern women's game

HOUSTON (AP) Southern and Texas Southern were battling for the Southwest Conference women's basketball regular-season title Saturday night when a bench-clearing fight broke out midway through the second half. Officials ruled the game a double forfeit. Southern was leading 51-49 at the time, and the league's official Twitter feed said the score would stand and the teams would share...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Southern beats Mississippi Valley State 83-73

HOUSTON (AP) Madarious Gibbs had 25 points and nine rebounds and Chris Thomas added 22 points and grabbed 10 boards as Texas Southern held off Mississippi Valley State 83-73 on Monday night. Gibbs was 10 of 18 from the floor and had six assists. Thomas made 9 of 19 field goal attempts. Texas Southern (15-12, 12-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which has won seven of its last...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Southern edges Arkansas-Pine Bluff 56-50

HOUSTON (AP) Malcolm Riley scored 22 points with nine rebounds and Texas Southern edged Arkansas-Pine Bluff 56-50 on Saturday. Texas Southern (14-12, 11-2 Southwestern) led 12-3 over the first 7:18 as UAPB started 1 of 9 from the floor. The Golden Lions eventually warmed up and took the lead on Trent Whiting's dunk with 3:32 left in the half. Whiting's jumper and Jaylon Floyd's...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Southern dominates Grambling State 81-58

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) Madarious Gibbs and Malcolm Riley had 16 points apiece to lead five players in double figures as Texas Southern dominated Grambling State 81-58 in Southwestern Athletic Conference action on Saturday night. Gibbs made 5 of 10 field goal attempts and 5 of 6 free throws and Riley was 6 of 9 from the floor and grabbed 10 rebounds for Texas Southern (12-12, 9-2)....
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Southern beats Alabama A&M 68-65 in overtime

HOUSTON (AP) Nick Shepherd grabbed a rebound and slammed home a dunk and Madarious Gibbs made two late free throws to give Texas Southern a 68-65 overtime victory over Alabama A&M on Monday night. Gibbs split a pair of free throws to leave Texas Southern trailing 65-64 with 2:47 left in overtime. Alabama A&M missed its next six shots. Gibbs missed a layup with 19 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Southern edges Mississippi Valley State in 3 OTs 85-84

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) Tonnie Collier scored 26 points - including two free throws with 11 seconds left in triple-overtime - and Texas Southern edged Mississippi Valley State 85-84 on Monday. Collier's free throws came after Isaac Williams' jumper put MVSU up 84-83 with 19 seconds left. MVSU had one last possession, but a turnover and foul by Billy Jackson sealed it. MVSU had the...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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