Many other college football conferences are four games into their 2020 season. The Southern Jaguars are just getting started.
Five years after an injury that left him paralyzed, former Southern football player Devon Gales searches for his purpose and remains determined to one day walk again.
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Charles McClelland's emotions were all over the place three weeks ago when he looked at his TV and saw some college football teams kicking off their seasons.
NATCHITOCHES — LSU legends Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and Glenn Dorsey, New Orleans Saints star receiver Marques Colston and Southern baseball superstar Rickie Weeks headline a star-studded group of eight inductees for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame's …
It'll be about 4½ months later than usual, but Southern University now has a date for its annual Bayou Classic showdown with Grambling.
Sean Lebeouf spent last week getting an idea of what college life might be like. He walked the Southern University campus to make sure he knew where his classes will be.
There were unknowns aplenty for the Southern football program, even before the coronavirus pandemic settled in to scuttle the 2020 season.
Without Southern football games, the Human Jukebox won’t play a complete fall season for the first time since its creation in 1947.
The Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District are tentatively eyeing the month of April for a rescheduled Bayou Classic between Southern and Grambling State, according to Alan Freeman, the general manager o…
Can Southern athletics really do more with less? Athletic director Roman Banks has some ideas about how the Jaguars can turn a combined season into a real spring thing.
Not sold on the idea of college football in the spring? Don’t tell Southern football coach Dawson Odums that.
Organizers of the 47th annual Bayou Classic sent out a Tuesday statement reaffirming that the annual HBCU football showcase for Southern and Grambling will not be played in November. However, the statement noted that the game will take place in th…
The Southwestern Athletic Conference watched and listened as other conferences suspended fall seasons or eliminated all nonconference football games because of the coronavirus pandemic.
There are three words behind the north end zone of A.W. Mumford Stadium, emblazoned at crossbar level behind the gleaming white goalposts:
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference suspended fall sports Thursday, resulting in the cancelation of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge and the end-of-season Celebration Bowl.
When asked to rate how exciting it will be to reunite with her teammates, on a scale of 1 to 10, Southern University volleyball player Princess Stark offered an overstatement.
The Southwestern Athletic Conference is bringing in its second Florida school in less than a month, adding Bethune-Cookman to form a 12-team league that further cements its status as the premier conference for historically Black colleges.
Southern University’s football season is still on hold, but the Jaguars added to their roster Wednesday when Auburn wide receiver Marquis McClain announced via Twitter he is transferring to Southern for his final college season.
A pair of Southern football games have been canceled because of the novel coronavirus, according to two reports, but athletic director Roman Banks says plans aren't finalized yet.
Southern athletic director Roman Banks wants to move toward getting ready for fall in the coronavirus era. That includes making plans to bring more than 150 athletes back to campus after July 4.
Would Southern and Grambling play the Bayou Classic in a stadium other than the Mercedes-Benz Superdome?
It has been 16 years since Vernon Langley and Greg Thompson coached Dr. Vince Lands at Glen Oaks High. Yet the stories they share with their Broadmoor High students paint a vivid and indelible image.
Looking to fill his nonconference football schedule a few summers ago, Southern athletic director Roman Banks set his sights on Florida A&M.
Southern football coach Dawson Odums released the following statement Monday on Twitter, his first public reaction to the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests and riots across the nation:
For years, we’ve been waiting on the day when LSU would announce it will finally play Southern and Grambling in football.
Plans for Power 5 schools to welcome athletes back on campus shifted into high gear last week. LSU, for example, announced plans to welcome its football players back on June 8 after nearly a three-month shutdown because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Southern men’s track and cross country teams were hit with postseason bans Tuesday by the NCAA for substandard scores on their Academic Progress Rate, dimming what was an otherwise encouraging day for the Jaguars' athletic department.
The word "panic" is not in Dawson Odums’ vocabulary. But another word, "planning," sure is, and that is why Odums has a laser focus on his Southern University football team.
With state and national attention focused on flattening the curve of the novel coronavirus since mid-March, the job for Southern athletic director Roman Banks and others at mid-major colleges has remained under the radar.
There was no happy ending for the Southern women’s basketball team. But Carlos Funchess is eager to see what the 2020-21 season might bring.
Like many coaches, Southern University men’s basketball coach Sean Woods is left to ponder what might have been. The Jaguars won 14 of their final 16 games and were the hottest team going in to the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament semifinals.
There is a photograph of Marino Casem in The Advocate’s archives, black and white and grainy. By today’s digital standards, it would be quickly discarded.
Marino Casem, the legendary coach and administrator at Southern whose four-decade career earned him a spot in the College Football Hall of Fame, died Saturday.
As a group, college athletic directors are not first responders or COVID-19 healthcare workers or grocery store employees bravely facing a constant barrage of customers who have a chance of infecting them. But they are tasked with making huge deci…
Starting Monday, the NCAA is allowing Division I coaches to have additional hours for virtual team meetings and film review, the NCAA announced on Thursday afternoon.
Bayou Classic organizers released a statement Wednesday saying plans for the 2020 Bayou Classic are proceeding as scheduled. Meanwhile, Southern athletic director Roman Banks said he is exploring contingency plans in case the game has to be played…
Staying in line with college athletic departments across the country in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Southern announced Friday it has canceled all winter and spring sports events and practice for the remainder of the semester.
The Southern women’s basketball team practiced in Baton Rouge on Thursday morning and was on the team bus headed to Birmingham, Alabama, when it got the call.
Southern University’s scheduled baseball series with Arkansas-Pine Bluff has been canceled due to concerns about coronavirus, Southern athletic director Roman Banks confirmed Thursday.
It was easy to spot the turning point in the second half of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament semifinal between the Southern men and Alabama State Tuesday night.
One month after bringing in 10 new players on signing day, Southern football coach Dawson Odums brought in a big haul of assistant coaches.