The Calvin Lunkins that Southern saw in its latest scrimmage Saturday is the one the Jaguars hope to see on the field this fall: fast, physical and aggressive.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Fifty players made the Black College Football Player of the Year award preseason watch list, released Wednesday, and four hail from Southern.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Here comes this 256-pound fully-grown man deftly plucking footballs out of the air and rumbling downfield faster than his frame suggests he should go.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Southern starting quarterback Austin Howard took one snap Saturday before sitting on the bench for the rest of the scrimmage.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Southern’s operating principle at this preseason camp is the same as it has been in previous years: Work smarter, not harder.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
This time last year, Southern defensive coordinator Trei Oliver could still be heard barking out instructions to numbers rather than names.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Chennis Berry couldn’t help himself: As soon as Christian Rodriguez’s name came up, Southern’s exuberant offensive line coach and offensive coordinator broke into a smile.
Senior quarterback Austin Howard sat out roughly the entire second half of Southern’s practice Tuesday, ceding the field to the three quarterbacks competing for the top spot behind him.
Monday, August 07, 2017
Saturday, August 05, 2017
The Southern football team has two new assistant coaches this season. Well, they're not new to Southern in every sense of the word.
Ostensibly, it is still an open competition at running back for Southern, but it sure looked like the Herb Edwards show at the Jaguars’ first preseason scrimmage Saturday morning.
Friday, August 04, 2017
It wasn’t that long ago that Southern’s athletic program found itself squarely on the NCAA’s naughty list as a result of letting its academics slide.
The first time Southern sent its kickoff return team onto the field in this preseason camp, five players were standing at the back line to field kicks.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
The competition to be the guy behind the guy has taken on added importance for Southern in this preseason camp.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Southern defensive coordinator Trei Oliver sounded downright giddy when asked about his sudden surplus of the two things his defensive line lacked last season.
Monday, July 31, 2017
When Southern offensive coordinator Chennis Berry thinks about what senior receiver Randall Menard is capable of, he thinks back to one of the first times he saw him.
The pop of pads was audible for the first time at Southern’s preseason camp, but that was not what coach Dawson Odums was looking for Monday.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
By its nature, college football is in a constant state of change. Rosters turn over every four years as players come to campus, earn their degrees and move on.
Friday, July 28, 2017
The Southern football team’s offseason reading assignment was due Friday, when it reported for the start of preseason camp.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
When Roman Banks officially presented Kerrick Jackson with his No. 45 Southern baseball jersey on Tuesday, it ushered in a new era for Southern baseball after the retirement of longtime coach Roger Cador two months ago.
When Roman Banks set out to find a replacement for legendary Southern baseball coach Roger Cador two months ago, he put together a list of criteria for what the program needed. At the top of the athletic director's list was landing a coach who cou…
Monday, July 24, 2017
Southern University athletic director Roman Banks will announce Kerrick Jackson as the Jaguars' new baseball coach Tuesday afternoon during a scheduled news conference.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southern quarterback Austin Howard has experienced plenty in his three-plus years, but Friday was a first.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — It’s a season of change in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, and the reason for that change was summed up succinctly Friday by Southern coach Dawson Odums.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — For the first time since the inception of the Celebration Bowl, Southern will be eligible to play in it.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southwestern Athletic Conference released its preseason All-SWAC team and predicted order of finish Friday at its annual football media day.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A year ago at Southwestern Athletic Conference football media day, Southern coach Dawson Odums spoke about his team’s need to overcome adversity to rise above expectations.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Inside the home clubhouse at Tropicana Field, it’s a night for good times. The sound system’s thump-thump-thump sets a fun-loving mood. Players for the Tampa Bay Rays, enjoying a victory, are making light-hearted conversatio…
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Southern athletic director Roman Banks said he would like to have a new baseball coach hired by early July — and, more specifically, "in the next two to three weeks," he said.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Southwestern Athletic Conference made a surprise announcement Tuesday morning: It is dropping its football conference championship game after the 2017 season.