College football’s early signing day Wednesday at Southern University is going to lack the drama playing out on many other campuses.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Former teammates, friends and Southern football fans will gather to remember former Jaguars legend and NFL All-Pro Isiah Butch Robertson during an on-campus memorial service Friday.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Friday, December 07, 2018
MABANK, Texas — Former two-time All-Pro linebacker Isiah Robertson, a Southern University legend who starred with the Los Angeles Rams during the 1970s, was killed when the limousine he was driving skidded on a rain-slicked curve on a dark, rural …
Sunday, December 02, 2018
For three quarters, Southern University played like a team worthy of a championship, overcoming two leads and a mixed bag of adversity along the way.
Saturday, December 01, 2018
LORMAN, Miss. — Saturday afternoon in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game, Southern needed to establish the run — something that was nowhere to be found in the Jaguars' regular-season loss to Alcorn State on Sept. 29.
Saturday, December 01, 2018
LORMAN, Miss. — The battle for the SWAC Championship turned into a battle of quarterbacks between Alcorn State and Southern.
Alcorn rallies to defeat the Jaguars 37-28 in the SAWC Championship game in Lorman, Ms Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.
Friday, November 30, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
When Darius Davis arrived at Alcorn State two years agao, he didn’t leave any of his confidence behind in Jackson, La., where he started four years at East Feliciana High School.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Southern football coach Dawson Odums talks incessantly about the importance of the running game on offense. That’s one reason his smile was a little wider than usual after the Jaguars’ Bayou Classic victory Saturday.
Monday, November 26, 2018
For the first time since 2014, there is life after the Bayou Classic for the Southern football team, and once again it involves Alcorn State.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
The 45th Bayou Classic couldn’t have played out any better for Southern coach Dawson Odums. It dropped right into his hands, making him look psychic to his players.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Last Sunday, Southern coach Dawson Odums put his team through some of the hardest preparation of the year — all without helmets or pads.
Southern’s 38-28 win over Grambling in the 45th annual Bayou Classic on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome came as a product of Southern repeatedly giving itself opportunities to overcome mistakes and control the game.
Southern quarterback LaDarius Skelton’s much-anticipated Bayou Classic debut looked at the start like a warmup act. By the second half it had turned smashing.
Friday, November 23, 2018
Thursday, November 22, 2018
It may not have made the NBC Thursday Night Football broadcast, but the Southern University Human Jukebox had the Mercedes-Benz Superdome grooving during halftime of the New Orleans Saints-Atlanta Falcons Thanksgiving game.
For a program that hasn’t chased transfers in recent years, wide receiver Trey Smith was a good get for Southern.
The 2018 football season has been one of redemption for Grambling junior cornerback Joe McWilliams, and it hasn’t been a smooth ride.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
On a massive auxiliary video board facing the dais at the Bayou Classic kickoff news conference Monday, titan-sized images of last year’s quarterbacks — Austin Howard of Southern and Grambling’s DeVante Kincade — towered above the proceedings in t…
Right from the start, the Southern University football coaching staff missed on freshman defensive end Jordan Lewis. They didn’t know, by putting him at linebacker, what they had hiding in plain sight.
Monday, November 19, 2018
The Bayou Classic has one of the best-known single-game brands in college football, but its not a stretch to give a nickname.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Southern senior cornerback Demerio Houston is walking a fine line, like tip-toeing down the sideline on his way to the end zone with an interception return for a touchdown, trying to stay in bounds.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Friday, November 09, 2018
The Human Jukebox is heading to the Rose Parade. Southern University announced on its social media pages Friday that the marching band and the Fabulous Dancing Dolls have been selected to participate in the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
The Southwestern Athletic Conference has its opinions on how the league should handle future football championship games.
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Each morning, when the Southern football team gathers for practice, the first thing Dawson Odums does is look at his players' socks.
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Almost 60 years after he coached his final game, Arnett “Ace” Mumford is to be inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson State athletic director Ashley Robinson announced Sunday football coach Tony Hughes will not have his contract renewed at the end of the season.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
On a night when Southern’s defense turned in a dominant performance against Jackson State, Demerio Houston’s ballhawking and kick return skills had the Jaguars rolling early.
Watching Southern put down rival Jackson State 41-7 Saturday night, it’d be impossible to tell that just one short month earlier, the last time the Jaguars played at home, they were in the throes of a potentially season-defining slump.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
With Jackson State coming into Baton Rouge for the first time since 2015, Southern is gearing up for tough battle against one of its most hated rivals.