All rights reserved (About Us). will finally decide to take the leap forward? Furthermore, the school has a longstanding annual rivalry game with Jackson State. The Southwestern Athletic Conference has invited Tennessee State to join the league, The Times has learned. The SWAC currently consists of 10 institutions from Texas to Alabama. A SWAC insider said the league isn't looking for another member to make it a 12-team league. (courtesy.gojsutigers.com) BCU Wins MEAC/SWAC Challenge Bethune (1-0) rallies behind defense, pitches 4Q shutout, Jackson St. (0-1) falters. The SWAC currently consists of 10 institutions from Texas to Alabama. However, Tennessee State, current member of the Ohio Valley Conference, may be the hardest to lure due to the fact the OVC teams participate in the FCS Playoffs. Harris developed wide receiver Norlando Veals who ranked first in the SWAC in both receiving yards with 901 and receiving yards per game with 81.9. Morehouse?) Product Compare (0) Show: Sort By: Add to Wish List. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from HBCU Gameday is strictly prohibited. In the pressbox. FAMU’s planned move from the MEAC to the SWAC leaves a lot of things up in the air. Tennessee State leads the series at the SHC 17-9 and have won six in a row and 16 out of the past 20 games. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Luke Smith scored 23 points and Nick Muszynski added 22 points as Belmont defeated Tennessee State 79-64 on Tuesday night. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Southern had already dropped two high-profile nonconference games because of concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic: a neutral-site game Sept. 5 against Tennessee State in … "That conversation is always somewhere. JSU fell to Tennessee State … Much like the MEAC, the tides may soon change and the SWAC is going to start getting much more talent. TSU joined the OVC in 1986 and began league play two years later. Would the conference simply add FAMU to the East and keep things moving? While it would be foolish to turn down a school like FAMU just because you didn’t have even divisions, it just makes it easier if you do. JSU plays at the Alabama State Hornets on Nov. 14 and at the Alcorn State Braves on Nov. 21. Montez Robinson was named the interim coach. The 2020 SWAC Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5 at a site to be determined. "We had a study looking at several things, including conference affiliation, but we never had a conclusion to that," Phillips said. Tennessee State, currently a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, plays two or three SWAC schools annually, and league officials believe the Tigers would be a good fit. On the field. She previously served as an assistant at Tennessee State for the past three seasons (2014-16) and worked with the South Carolina State University volleyball program for four years (2009-12). Also, 2014 could see the SWAC expand by one with the addition of Tennessee State. The Southwestern Athletic Conference has invited Tennessee State to join the league, The Times has learned. Try to recruit a few other FCS level PWIs to make history? Abolish the divisional format for football? "I think they'd be a perfect fit.". Southern’s Week 1 game against Tennessee State in Detroit has also been canceled, and Jackson State’s opener against NAIA Langston (Okla.) is not expected to happen. Tennessee State is 17-9 all-time in the Southern Heritage Classic and winners of eight of the last 10. Would the conference simply add FAMU to the East and keep things moving? The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is a collegiate athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which is made up of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the Southern United States.It participates in the NCAA's Division I for all sports; in football, it participates in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), formerly referred to as Division I-AA. The Alcorn State graduate knows the history and sees the future of Jackson State. SWAC and Tennessee State Reconcile Differences January 28, 2000 NEW ORLEANS-- The Southwestern Athletic Conference and Tennessee State University of the Ohio Valley Conference have reconciled a dispute over the Nashville school's intent to not honor football contracts with three SWAC members. "They'll make our conference stronger. “Right now we have a formal invite to Tennessee State to join the SWAC,” Sharp said. The addition of FAMU would place the SWAC at an un-even 11 programs. Willingham was a three-time All-SEC selection out of Auburn, but went undrafted before being signed by Connecticut, where she spent the first four years of her career (2004-07). For the first time in history, an HBCU is on top of the college... Mikey Williams was as good as advertised on Saturday night. There are still a lot of questions unanswered, but here are five burning ones: If FAMU’s BOT votes to move from the SWAC to the MEAC, which is almost a certainty now that the cat has been let out of the bag, what is the future of the MEAC? When John Hendrick was introduced as head coach last November, he stated that if the Tigers were to compete for SWAC championships, the offense would need to improve.