TEXAS SOUTHERN RUMORS

Lady Bears huge favorite to cruise through OKC region

WACO, Texas -- The Texas Southern Lady Tigers have earned their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance and with it comes a monumental challenge. The Lady Tigers, who defeated Grambling to win the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday, now travel to Waco to face fifth-ranked Baylor on the Lady Bears' home floor Saturday night in a first-round tournament matcup. Baylor...
Via Associated Press
March 14, 2017  |  Discuss

USC RB honors late Joe McKnight with jersey number

In one of the more gut-wrenching stories of the year, former USC star and Louisiana high school legend Joe Mcknight was shot and killed in a road rage incident in Louisiana. To honor his memory, the USC Trojans will be wearing a decal with his number on their helmets for the Rose Bowl game against Penn State. Star sophomore running back Ronald Jones is taking that a step further...
Via Sportsnaut
January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Former 4-Star Wide Receiver Tony Upchurch To Transfer From LSU

After two years in Baton Rouge, Tony Upchurch will transfer from LSU. Upchurch, a former four-star wide receiver recruit who was eventually moved to fullback after redshirting in 2014, played in eight games for the Tigers but did not record any stats. He has already updated his Twitter bio to reflect his new school, Texas Southern, which competes in the FCS as a member of the SWAC...
Via College Spun
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Griffin rallies Texas Southern over Pine Bluff 54-52

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) Derrick Griffin had 18 points and 14 rebounds and scored six straight as Texas Southern rallied late to beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 54-52 on Monday night. David Blanks scored the game-winning points for the Tigers (14-12, 13-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) on a jumper that capped the scoring with 20 seconds left. Texas Southern trailed 50-42 with less than...
Via Associated Press
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Southern shoots 55 percent, downs MVSU 98-67

MOOREHEAD, Miss. (AP) David Blanks and Orlando Coleman scored 17 points apiece and Texas Southern rolled past MVSU 98-67 on Saturday to stay atop the Southwestern Athletic Conference standings. Derrick Griffin scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Malcolm Riley added 13 for the Tigers (13-12, 12-1), who shot 55 percent from the field in winning their third straight. Chris...
Via Associated Press
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Southern two-sport star throws down must-see reverse dunk

Texas Southern is a favorite to come out of the SWAC again this season, as the Tigers are off to an 11-1 start in conference play.One of the reasons why the Tigers are in line for a three-peat is because of the addition of Derrick Griffin, a 6-foot-7 freak athlete. On Monday night in a 79-72 win over Grambling State, Griffin proved his insane athleticism by throwing down this reverse...
Via FOX Sports
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Fast start helps Texas Southern beat Grambling St. 79-72

HOUSTON (AP) David Blanks scored 20, while Jose Rodriguez hit 4 of 7 from 3-point range and finished with 16 points to help Texas Southern beat Grambling State 79-72 Monday night. Chris Thomas and Malcolm Riley added 13 points apiece and Derrick Griffin scored 12 with 10 rebounds for Texas Southern. Texas Southern (12-12, 11-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) shot 60 percent...
Via Associated Press
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Southern football star joins basketball team, throws down nasty dunk vs. Syracuse

Texas Southern's hopes for a third straight NCAA Tournament appearance was boosted earlier this month when Derrick Griffin, the school's star wide receiver, joined the basketball team.In five contests, the 6-foot-7 freshman forward is averaging a double-double of 16.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.During Sunday's 80-67 loss to Syracuse, he showed off his unreal athleticism, catching...
Via FOX Sports
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Asberry resigns as Texas Southern coach

(STATS) - Texas Southern has begun a search for a coach following Darrell Asberry's resignation after four seasons in which his teams won only 12 games. Asberry, 43, says he will pursue other coaching opportunities. After taking over the program in 2012, Asberry helped guide Texas Southern through several years of NCAA sanctions and helped boost the Tigers' academic standing....
Via Associated Press
November 30, 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

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

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
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