Tag: SWAC

Everything You Need to to Know about The SWAC Championship and the Quarterfinals Of the 2021 Spring FCS Playoffs: Streaming Info, Previews, Fearless Predictions

Find everything you need to know about this weekend’s FCS Playoff games and the SWAC Championship, including full previews, and our staff’s predictions on how the games are going to go.

BOXTOROW Polls: Southern No. 1 With Coaches, Media

COVID-19 has caused several programs to opt out of the 2021 spring football season. Still, there are several teams who are continuing on with the season. One of those programs is Southern who defeated Alabama State 24-21 to open its season on Friday and was voted No. 1 in the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls.

CSJ FCS FOOTBALL FRIDAY, 2/26/2021: Our Thoughts And Picks For This Weekend

This week we welcome the SWAC, Big Sky, and Big South to the wonderful world of spring FCS football, to go with the Missouri Valley, SoCon and OVC, who started their spring conference slates last week, and Tarleton State, who spent their time crushing FBS New Mexico State 43-17.

2021 CSJ SWAC Football Conference Spring Football Preview

With the MEAC cancelling their season late, the winner of the SWAC would seem to be the de facto spring FCS HBCU Champions in the spring, especially considering how loaded and talented it is.

BOXTOROW Announces Spring College Football Preseason HBCU All-America Team

The 2021 spring college football season is right around the corner and media members from across the country have selected the 2021 BOXTOROW HBCU Preseason Spring Football All-America Team.

Historic Spring College Football Season Set to Begin

The National Football Foundation (NFF) highlighted today the more than 310 schools and 35 conferences playing college football this spring at the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Division II, Division III and NAIA levels. FBS independent New Mexico State will also play games this spring.

SWAC Announces Spring 2021 Preseason Football Team

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced its Spring 2021 Preseason All-SWAC Football team highlighted by Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Felix Harper and Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Keonte Hampton.

SWAC Announces Spring 2021 Football Predicted Order of Finish

The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced its preseason football poll during the Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Virtual Media Day on Thursday

OPINION: No, David Pollack. FCS Football Is Right Where It Should Be.

On July 21st, 2020, when David Pollack went on air to suggest that FCS football should permanently become spring football, I cringed.

ANALYSIS: As Ivy League Contemplates Moving to Spring, NCAA Needs to Clarify Whether An FCS Championship Will Happen

The Patriot League’s dilemmas, whether the rest of FCS admits it or not, is the FCS’ dilemmas. And as we inch closer to an alleged 2020 college football season, the NCAA needs to make some things very clear before a huge mess happens.

It’s now or never for the MEAC

Bethune-Cookman announced late Thursday that it will join the SWAC beginning in 2021 in a unanimous vote by the B-CU board of trustees, ending the affiliation it had with the MEAC since 1979.

2020 College Sports Journal FCS Preseason All-America Team Announced

Sixty student-athletes in the NCAA Division I Football’s Championship Subdivision have been named to the 2020 College Sports Journal Preseason FCS All-America Team.

BOXTOROW: FAMU is No. 1 in BOXTOROW HBCU Recruiting Rankings

This is the 14th year of BOXTOROW’s Top 10 HBCU FCS Recruiting Class Rankings. Recruiting at HBCUs has really stepped up, to the point that HBCUs are regularly landing recruits that would go to small to mid-sized FBS programs.

2019 CSJ FCS Playoff Semifinal Picks And Celebration Bowl

It’s the next-to-last weekend of FCS football action, and it’s going to be a jam-packed Saturday with three games to showcase the best of FCS football. The unofficial HBCU National Championship is on the line, while the FCS Playoff Final Four see who advances to Frisco.

College Sports Journal Southwestern Athletic Conference Previews, How To Watch: Week of 11/9/2019

The SWAC is still battling it out to see who can challenge the teams atop the East and West divisions. While it might look like Southern and Alcorn State have all but wrapped it up according to the eye test, there are still a couple of teams that could play spoiler so long as they keep winning and have games against the top teams later in the season.

College Sports Journal SWAC Previews, How To Watch: Week of 10/26/2019

The SWAC is getting back into full swing this week and we have two massive games to look forward to. On the one hand we have the Magic City Classic, one of, if not the best attended FCS game in the country, and we have Southern visiting Alcorn State, who will be retiring Steve McNair’s number this weekend, along with being a possible preview of the SWAC Championship later this year.

College Sports Journal SWAC Previews, How To Watch: Week of 10/19/2019

With a lot of teams on a bye this week, the SWAC has an uncharacteristically thin slate for week 8. That being said, the top team in the SWAC West is still in action and will need to hold serve to hold off surprising Arkansas-Pine Bluff ,who has a bye.

BOXTOROW Polls: Aggies continue as top team in HBCU football, 9/24/2019

The North Carolina A&T Aggies remain No.1 in the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls for the fourth straight week. The Aggies’ reign as the top team in HBCU football goes back to Week 10 of the 2018 season. In the coaches poll, the most significant moves up were made by No. 5 Arkansas-Pine Bluff and […]

The Week That Was: Highlights of the Five Top FCS Games, Week Ending 9/21/2019

Without question the top FCS game of the week was the battle of FCS powerhouses in the Fargodome.Returning home after 47-22 victory the week before against Delaware, the heavily-favored Bison had a very tough battle against visiting UC Davis, ultimately winning 27-16 after scoring a late touchdown to finally put the game in the win column for North Dakota State.

College Sports Journal Southwestern Athletic Conference Game Previews: Week of 8/31/2019

With many people thinking that Alcorn State will run away with the SWAC this year, it’ll be interesting to see how other teams perform out of the gate. From interesting OOC match ups with other FCS schools to potential FBS upsets, the SWAC will have plenty of chances to make their case for being a much better conference top to bottom than most people perceive it to be.

College Sports Journal 2019 Division I Football Conference Preview: SWAC

Last season, Alcorn State was oh-so-close to knocking off North Carolina A&T in the Celebration bowl. This season, who is likely to be competing for a Celebration Bowl bid, and who’s likely to be sitting at home?

2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Prairie View A&M Panthers

Prairie View A&M Panthers Location: Prairie View, TX Coach: Eric Dooley (5-6) 2nd Season at PVAMU Stadium: Panther Stadium at Blackshear Field (Capacity: 15,000) CSJ Projections: 4th: SWAC (3rd in West Division) 9th: HBCU 15th: Texas 75th: FCS 204th: Division I 2018 In A Sentence: A tremendous 3-3 record to start the year, with a […]

2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions

Cedric Thomas, former Golden Lion player and defensive coordinator at Alcorn State, took as head coach of the UAPB program last year. The end results were similar as recent years – another 2-9 season – but there was some promise, as four of their losses were by a touchdown or less.

2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: HBCUs

College Sports Journal’s NCAA 2019 College Football Team Previews are being released all summer, and we’re ranking all the Division I HBCUs from Number 20 to Number 1. Check back to see where your favorite HBCU is ranked!

Gauging The FCS Football Landscape For 2019 – In Which Tier Is Your Favorite Football Program?

It’s May. Spring football is over, and the preseason camps don’t start for a couple months. We are in the doldrums of the FCS offseason. But at this point, everyone is 0-0 and hope springs eternal. 127 schools think they have a shot to make the playoffs and compete for an FCS Championship in Frisco. […]

CSJ 2018 Celebration Bowl Preview: North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

It’s becoming a habit for Aggie fans, trips to Atlanta in mid-December. That’s because North Carolina A&T is once again competing in the Celebration Bowl. In it’s four year history, this will be the third time the Aggies are the MEAC representative. The two other times they came to Atlanta, in 2015 and 2017, they won.

CSJ 2018 Bayou Classic Preview: Grambling State vs. Southern University

Grambling State vs. Southern University (Bayou Classic) When: Saturday, November 24, 5:00PM Where: Superdome, New Orleans, LA TV/Streaming: NBC Sports Network, NBC Sports Live Grambling State Tigers There will be a lot at stake in the 45th Annual Bayou Classic when the Grambling State University football team takes on rival Southern University in a key […]

CSJ 2018 Week 8 Preview: Grambling State at Alcorn State

Grambling State at Alcorn State When: Saturday, October 20, 3:00PM Where: Jack Spinks Stadium, Lorman, MS TV/Streaming: ESPNU (tape delay)/ESPN3 Grambling State Tigers The Grambling State University football team will look for its third straight win and second consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) victory this weekend as the Tigers face off against SWAC East Division rival […]

SWAC Preview: Questions Abound For Contenders And Challengers Alike

We now turn the calendar to 2018 in the in the SWAC and as the calendar changed so did so many things in the conference. This year there will be five new head coaches in the conference (Connell Maynor/Alabama A&M, Donald Hill-Ely/Alabama State, Cedric Thomas/Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Vincent Dancy/Mississippi Valley State, and Eric Dooley/Prairie View A&M) […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Grambling State Tigers

Grambling State Tigers Location: Grambling, LA Coach: Broderick Fobbs (39-11) 5th Season at Grambling State Stadium: Eddie Robinson Stadium (Capacity: 19,600) CSJ Projections: 1nd: SWAC (1st in West Division) 2nd: HBCU 9th: Louisiana 46th: FCS 167th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: For the second straight year, Grambling defeated Alcorn State in the SWAC Championship game […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Alcorn State Braves

Alcorn State Braves Location: Lorman, MS Coach: Fred McNair (12-1) 3rd Season at Alcorn State Stadium: Jack Spinks Stadium (Capacity: 22,500) CSJ Projections: 2nd: SWAC (1st in East Division) 3rd: HBCU 4th: Mississippi 58th: FCS 183rd: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: For the second straight year, Alcorn had a chance to dethrone Grambling as SWAC Champions, […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Southern Univ. Jaguars

Southern University Jaguars Location: Baton Rouge, LA Coach: Dawson Odoms (43-24) 6th Season at Southern Stadium: Ace W. Mumford Stadium (Capacity: 29,000) CSJ Projections: 3th: SWAC (2nd in West Division) 7th: HBCU 10th: Louisiana 73rd: FCS 203rd: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: For the second straight year, Southern had a chance to win the Bayou […]