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.
The Southern women's basketball team held Prairie View scoreless over an eight-minute span in the first half, sparking the Jaguars to a 63-51 win over Prairie View on Saturday afternoon at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.
By the time Southern and Prairie View finished playing Saturday night at the F.G. Clark Activity Center, the teams were already guaranteed to be the top two seeds in the Southwestern Athletic Conference postseason tournament next week.
Tulane starting pitcher Jack Aldrich had nine strikeouts in six innings, and the Green Wave erupted for five runs in the seventh to earn a 7-0 win over Southern on Saturday at Lee-Hines Field, setting up the possibility of a sweep when their home-…
The Jaguars had no answer for streaking Green Wave ace Braden Olthoff, but they contributed to their demise with self-inflicted wounds.
Their work all but done for the regular season, Southern's men's and women's basketball teams play once more at the F.G. Clark Activity Center before the postseason begins, Saturday against Prairie View.
If coach Kerrick Jackson has his way, Southern's baseball series with Tulane this weekend will be a glimpse into the future.
A short-handed Southern women’s basketball team turned to a veteran and a newcomer for leadership Thursday night, and it turned into a winning combination.
Playing basketball doubleheaders, whether at home or on the road, is a staple of men’s and women’s basketball in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. With two playing dates left, Southern’s men’s and women’s teams are jockeying for a spot in the …
Brad Jenkins scored on a two-out wild pitch in the 10th inning to lift Southern to an 8-7 victory over Northwestern State at Lee Hines Field on Tuesday night.
The Southern baseball team proved it isn’t going to give up its reign as conference champions just because most of the 2020 team is new.
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — Southern junior Joseph Battaglia made the most of his first starting assignment of the season.
LORMAN, Miss. — Jayden Saddler scored 14 points and the Southern men’s basketball team weathered an Alcorn State run early in the second half Saturday and coasted in for a 71-57 Southwestern Athletic Conference win at the Whitney Complex.
LORMAN, Miss. — Three quarters of futility was too much for the Southern women’s basketball team to overcome Saturday afternoon at Alcorn State.
In 11 years of coaching, Southern men's basketball coach Sean Woods has always had at least one player on his teams that has averaged scoring in double figures.
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — Ryan Ollison delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in the top of the ninth inning as Southern opened Southwestern Athletic Conference play with a 3-2 win over Prairie View.
Ready or not, Southwestern Athletic Conference play starts now for the Southern baseball team riding a six-game losing streak.