Podcast: Southern gets an Alcorn State rematch in the SWAC championship game _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Reggie Travis (81) will see you in Houston following the Jaguars' 52-45 win over Grambling in the 41st annual Bayou Classic, Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.


The champions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will meet in the newly created Celebration Bowl beginning next football season.

The inaugural game will be played Dec. 19 in the Georgia Dome and will be televised on an ESPN Network.

Southern, which lost to Alcorn State in the SWAC championship game last season and won the conference title two years ago, will be ineligible for the game unless the NCAA lifts the postseason ban that it placed on the program more than a year ago because of inadequate reporting of student-athletes’ Academic Progress Rates.