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Man, Birmingham does not need a stadium. I thought, he would be different than his predecessors. But, he is cut from the same cloth.

 :tiptoe:

Yes Birmingham does. Legion Field is literally falling apart

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Sports Forum / Re: 2018 TnSU Football Schedule
« on: December 05, 2017, 07:17:48 PM »
Is this a home and home series with Hampton? If so, does that mean that they are willing to make a long trip? Someone is doing someone a favor because this game will not draw in Nashville.

Everything I've read points to this game being The Circle City Classic

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Sports Forum / Re: A 4th home game for the Grambling Tigers
« on: May 05, 2017, 02:48:00 PM »
In addition to the stadium upgrades, Bryant said the school is adding a fourth home game, something fans have discussed for years. Rather than play the Red River Classic in Shreveport this fall, the Texas Southern University football matchup will be played at home on Oct. 28. TSU has a big fan base, with a 2016 regular home attendance of 5,371 and away attendance averaging 8,665. Bryant said that game will now be the GSU homecoming game.

Grambling State Announces Major Stadium Improvements
http://onnidan.com/prime-sports/football/17-fb-news/5312-grambling-state-announces-major-stadium-improvements

GSU AT HOME

Sep 9     Northwestern State
Sep 16   Jackson State
Oct 21   Alcorn State [HC]
Oct 28   Texas Southern [Red River Classic]

Texas Southern has a big n base? Since when? :shrug:

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Sports Forum / Re: Grambling visiting Clark Atlanta this fall
« on: April 26, 2017, 04:57:46 PM »
This has to be a misprint, because a DI program never travels to a DII school according to some on this forum.

Texas Southern played at Stillman in 2002, SCSU has played at Benedict, and AAMU has traveled to Tuskegee a few times. I don't have a problem with it as long as the stadium can hold our fans and band.

AAMU traveled to Tuskegee once!

1998, 2014

98 wasn't played in Tuskegee.

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Sports Forum / Re: Grambling visiting Clark Atlanta this fall
« on: April 26, 2017, 02:12:12 PM »
This has to be a misprint, because a DI program never travels to a DII school according to some on this forum.

Texas Southern played at Stillman in 2002, SCSU has played at Benedict, and AAMU has traveled to Tuskegee a few times. I don't have a problem with it as long as the stadium can hold our fans and band.

AAMU traveled to Tuskegee once!

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instead of TSU scheduling that U of Va-Lynchburg play-play-team,
they should have negotiated to be the Beez' TDC opponent.   :no:   ::)   :brickwall:

 :shrug:

Isn't TN State still aiming to compete in the FCS playoffs?  If so, that would be a conflict w'  the TDC.


TSU isn't sniffing the playoffs with VUL on the schedule. They would darn near have to run the table to have a shot  

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Does anyone from ASU have any idea what going on over there?

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Sports Forum / Re: Alumni ready to fight for SSU to stay in Division I
« on: April 15, 2017, 09:55:24 AM »
At Savannah State, It’s Much Bigger Than Moving Down to Division II

This should not be the typical conversation about HBCU athletics, the athletes they can’t recruit, the fans who don’t show up, the games we cannot win and the money we cannot make. Those discussions, and the umbrella conversations about the wisdom of competing at Division I are legitimate on both sides when it comes to scholarships, promotional opportunities, and visibility for institutions.

This is about the optics of opportunity in Georgia and states like it. No public HBCU in the state enrolls more students or is stationed in a more developed city than Savannah State University. It had long been on the radar of state legislators seeking to merge the school with a proximate PWI, but whispers of racism and the threat of federal litigation then and now spared the school from that measure.

By this time next year, the University System of Georgia will have completed its consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University. The new GSU will bring to Savannah a BCS-level athletics program, which during the 2015-16 season earned more than $18 million in revenues and $1.3 million in total profit.

Not bad for a mid-major program which moved to the BCS two years after Savannah State joined the Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, and essentially doubled up SSU in total revenues.  With the consolidation, the former mid-major football powerhouse will grow its athletic brand in a strategic location; a stark contrast to SSU, which this week announced that it is considering moving down to the NCAA’s Division II.

Six years after moving to Division I and just over a year before Georgia Southern takes up real estate just nine miles from its campus, Savannah State realizes that it is too costly and not worth the struggle to maintain the membership – before a larger, better-resourced institution begins competition in the city in 2018.  Recruiting top-tier athletes will be virtually impossible. Savannah’s local media outlets in print and broadcast will be fully committed to GSU’s new digs and new potential.

And any hope SSU had at attracting corporate support and fan buy-in for its sports programs will be overrun by its new predominantly white neighbor.

But Georgia higher ed officials are seemingly content with allowing SSU to stand just long enough so that it can be outperformed athletically, academically and philanthropically by a nearby PWI with 20,000-plus students, a BCS football program and an endless supply of goodwill coming behind it.

It did not have to be this way. The USG could have just as easily consolidated Armstrong State into Savannah State in the same way it consolidated Darton State College into Albany State University. But because the Armstrong opposition lobby was too strong, and the Georgia Southern brand is big enough and diverse enough to avoid charges of limiting choice for minorities, it will flourish while Savannah State, seemingly, will wither.

From a strict sports perspective, there is a reason to applaud Savannah State for seeking out the same pressure valve Winston-Salem State University found in 2010. WSSU returned to the CIAA after a failed five-year tenure in the MEAC and won championships across the board while maintaining resonance with its fan base and the surrounding community.


In the last five years, several Division II HBCUs have been nationally-ranked in football, men’s and women’s basketball. The CIAA Basketball Tournament remains among the nation’s most viable college sports products, regardless of division. The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has led the country in D-II football attendance for 14 straight years. On the surface, there appears to be room for optimism among Savannah State sports fans.

But from operational and cultural perspectives, the timing of this announcement could not be worse for the institution. GSU arrives with a BCS bandwagon gassed up and ready to go, while Savannah State signals to its stakeholders that the old stationwagon upon which campus excutives have been working to restore for the better part of a decade is only fit to drive to church services and cabarets.

And for Georgia taxpayers who doesn’t know the political or financial back stories of these schools, they’ll only see two vastly different cars ringing up miles for dramatically different reasons – at their expense.

This has long been the essence of the HBCU experiment in the latter part of the 20th century and into the 21st – do they grow smaller and excel at a few things through fiscal conservatism and strategic development? Or do they expand, pray for the best and expect the worse?

Today’s political climate defines smart finance as how much money can be cut instead of how much can be made. Racism, in the eyes of many white and far too many black constituents, falls into one of two piles – victimization or alternative facts. Officials gamed the system by allowing SSU to survive, but to do so against the fastest growing peer institution in the entire USG – all while many stakeholders dismissed as premature the doomsday prediction for Savannah State when word of the GSU-ASU consolidation became policy.

And now, SSU may not have enough money to remain even in the same athletic division as its greatest institutional threat. Southern and South Carolina State have in recent years flirted with the idea of moving down, but have never done it – even under terms of financial exigency. That Savannah State is preemptively working to avoid such a move, speaks volumes about the state of affairs at the school, and the threats it faces in the months and years to come.

JL Carter Sr.
Founding Editor, HBCUDigest.com



This article is poorly written at best.

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Damn white man always trying to capitalize off our ideas.  :no:

They see ASU and TU sell out and make money, now they want to bring some outside teams in to encroach on that territory. :no:

This game is apart of The ESPN FCS Showcase and was announced last year in September. This had nothing to do with Bama State or Skegee

http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/chattanooga-jacksonville-state-to-open-2017-fcs-season-101216

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Sports Forum / Re: SWAC v SIAC...any SIAC v MEAC matchups?
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:46:12 PM »
sc state vs mvsu

In the Burg or in Itta Bena?

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Sports Forum / Re: Texas Southern/FAMU scheduling issue
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:44:02 PM »
I am sure the school are working on a TV deal.  They had to put out the schedule for fan planning though.

Yeah but what happens if there's not a national television broadcast that picks up the game and it has to be moved to the week of Thanksgiving :shrug:?

Exactly. I hope this doesn't fall apart and they actually have a contract in the works.

Texas Southern is dumb for even signing a contract to travel all the way to Florida. :no:

I say get ESPN on the horn. From what I've read ESPN is pretty stacked up that weekend with its High School Football Showcase that weekend and the FCS Kickoff game in Montgomery between Jacksonville State and Chattanooga 

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Sports Forum / Re: Texas Southern/FAMU scheduling issue
« on: February 14, 2017, 04:53:30 PM »
I am sure the school are working on a TV deal.  They had to put out the schedule for fan planning though.

Yeah but what happens if there's not a national television broadcast that picks up the game and it has to be moved to the week of Thanksgiving :shrug:?

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Sports Forum / Re: Texas Southern/FAMU scheduling issue
« on: February 14, 2017, 03:41:50 PM »
So basically, this game is illegal?

Pretty much! Unless it's a nationally televised game like the FCS kickoff games that ESPN does.

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Sports Forum / Texas Southern/FAMU scheduling issue
« on: February 14, 2017, 02:12:13 PM »
To play an early opener, Florida A&M and Texas Southern, two of the nation's historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, want to use the "FCS First Contest Exception" in the NCAA Bylaws. It allows for two non-conference programs to face each other as long as they are playing in a nationally televised contest (broadcast or cable, not Internet-only).
NCAA spokesman J.D. Hamilton said neither Florida A&M, from the MEAC, nor Texas Southern, from the SWAC, has contacted the governing body for the necessary waiver to play on Aug. 26. Also, a broadcast network has yet to be announced, said Elliott Charles, Florida A&M's deputy director of athletics.
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 Including the potential early opener, Florida A&M and Texas Southern do not have a mutual bye in their schedules until Thanksgiving weekend.




http://www.fcs.football/cfb/story.asp?i=20170213102243599620904

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