Deion’s hopeful legacy at Jackson State is likely to be a lot less lasting and impactful than people thought.
2021 Division I FCS Playoff First Round Preview: Florida A&M at Southeastern Louisiana
The Rattlers are averaging 29 points per game, which is 44th in the FCS; they’re averaging 389 yards per game, which is 43rd in the FCS.
FCS Playoffs ‘Til I Die: CSJ Picks The FCS Playoff Field, 10/28/2021
Check out highlights of last week’s big games, and check out out CSJ composite playoff bracket, bubble team of the week, and playoff implication game of the week as well.
GAME PREVIEW: Alcorn State vs. North Carolina Central (MEAC/SWAC Challenge)
644 days… That’s how long it will be between games for NCCU when the Eagles take the field on Saturday against Alcorn State in the Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge.
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.
2021 Spring SWAC Championship Preview: Alabama A&M vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
We are finally here! This weekend we will see the spring season of SWAC football come to an end as the SWAC East champions Alabama A&M Bulldogs will take on the somewhat surprising SWAC West champion Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions.
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.
College Sports Journal HBCU Football Preview Week of 2/27/21
Two games involving MEAC and SWAC teams remain on the schedule for this week.
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: Please Stop This Madness, NCAA Board of Governors, And Cancel Fall Championships For 2020
Despite the bungling and mismanagement of the NCAA, President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors, they still have one final chance to get on the right side of history and submit to reality.
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.
OPINION: Hey NFL, Draft HBCU Players (so they can get paid)
Once upon a time, HBCUs were the place to draft NFL talent. But that hasn’t been the case lately.
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.
BOXTOROW Polls: NCAT and South Carolina State Vying for MEAC Title In Final Regular-Season Week
There were very few changes in the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls as the teams that were expected to win did.
BOXTOROW Polls: FAMU unanimous No. 1 in HBCU football for the first time, 11/12/2019
While FAMU had a bye week, losses coupled with upsets caused shifts in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. The Rattlers are the unanimous No. 1 in both polls for the first time in the history of the polls.
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.
BOXTOROW Polls: Marquee Game Causes Shifts in HBCU Football Polls; 11/5/2019
The North Carolina A&T Aggies win over South Carolina State in the marquee game of the weekend caused slight shifts in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. Florida A&M defeated Delaware State and remained No. 1.
BOXTOROW Polls: FAMU Remains No. 1 in HBCU Football; 10/29/2019
As Florida A&M handled Morgan State to win its second straight game and stay atop both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls, it was South Carolina State’s victory over Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach that caused movements in the polls.
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 10 in HBCU football; 10/1/2019
The North Carolina A&T Aggies continue to hold the top spot in HBCU football as the newest rankings of the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls were released on Monday. The Aggies received all of the first place votes in both polls.
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: Southern University Jaguars
After a 2-3 start, the Jaguars would cut like a hot knife through SWAC butter, winning five straight and beating Rivals Grambling 38-28 in the 45th annual Bayou Classic.
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Alcorn State Braves
Alcorn State’s consistency allowed Fred McNair’s squad to capture their third SWAC Championship in the last five years, capping off the SWAC season with a 37-28 win over Southern in the championship game.
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Grambling State Tigers
A promising 2018 season ended up a disappointing 6-5, lowlighted by losses to Prairie View in the State Fair Classic (22-16) and a loss to Southern in the Bayou Classic (38-28). Those two losses kept Grambling from an appearance in the SWAC Championship Game.
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: Alabama State Hornets
Alabama State’s shock 28-25 win over Alcorn State seemed to put Alabama State in a good position going into the second half of the year, even after a brutal schedule put the Hornets at 2-4.
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Alabama A&M Bulldogs
Alabama A&M, while posting a winning record, showed sparks of brilliance on the field, playing very good teams close but inevitably not making that next jump to the top of the SWAC.
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Jackson State Tigers
Assistant coach John Hendrick was thrust into the head coaching position on an interim basis after Tony Hughes was let go after a 41-7 drubbing by Southern.
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Texas Southern Tigers
Following a humiliating 60-14 loss to Prairie View A&M to close out a dismal 2-9 season, three year head coach Michael Haywood resigned and Clarence McKinney, who had served as Associate Head Coach and running backs Coach at Arizona, was hired to replace him.
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!
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
At homecoming, the Delta Devils outlasted Arkansas-Pine Bluff in two overtimes, 48-47. It was the lone bright spot in an otherwise dismal inaugural season for new head coach Vincent Dancy, as MVSU went 1-10.
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) […]