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  • Southern, Alabama State favorites in SWAC

    Southern, Alabama State favorites in SWAC

    Updated: 2:22 PM 7/18/2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Southern and Alabama State are the favorites to win their divisions for the upcoming football season. It's the third straight year the Hornets have been picked to win the East, and they've fallen short the first two times. Alabama State received 93 points,... (More)
  • Southern prepares to defend case to NCAA

    Updated: 8:59 AM 6/25/2014

    The Southern Jaguar athletic program will try to plead for help from the NCAA in Indianapolis on Wednesday while at the same time showing they've learned from their past mistakes.

    The Jaguars are in danger of further sanctions from college sports governing body for the University's failure to adequately keep academic records for it's student athletes.

     

  • Football announces kickoff times for 2014 schedule

    Football announces kickoff times for 2014 schedule

    Updated: 12:41 AM 5/29/2014

    Southern University's 3-game homestand set for the month November has been assigned a 1 p.m. kickoff at A.W. Mumford Stadium as the football program announced the remaining start times to its 2014 schedule. Southern will host Alabama State on Nov. 1 before welcoming Texas Southern and Mississippi Valley State... (More)
  • Texas Southern president: Small schools need help

    Texas Southern president: Small schools need help

    Updated: 11:12 PM 5/15/2014

    BIRMINGHAM - Texas Southern University President Dr. John Rudley says smaller schools "are severely handicapped" by limited resources and need help from the NCAA. Six Southwestern Athletic Conference schools could face postseason bans from the latest Academic Progress Rates, released on Wednesday. That includes half of the league's football programs... (More)
  • Southern's comeback bid squandered vs McNeese

    Updated: 7:31 AM 5/1/2014

    LAKE CHARLES - The Southern Jaguars scored eight runs in the final two frames only to squander the lead in the bottom of the ninth on a walk-off grand slam to lose 16-12 against McNeese State.

    The Jaguar bats brought the team back after giving up five runs in the first inning and trailing the entire game until the top of the ninth.

    Southern is now 0-20 when trailing after eight innings.

    Sports 2's Brian Holland was there and has more from the road.

  • Southern baseball ends home slate with a loss to Grambling State

    Southern baseball ends home slate with a loss to Grambling State

    Updated: 4:59 PM 4/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern baseball team couldn't muster any magic on senior day, as the Jaguars closed out their home schedule with a 16-7 loss to Grambling State. 

    The Tigers started off with a two-run home run by Juan Bueno in the first inning and led 4-0 after the first frame. 

    The Jags rallied in the middle innings, but Grambling State tacked on nine runs in the 9th inning to produce the final score. 

  • Southern baseball splits doubleheader vs. Grambling State

    Southern baseball splits doubleheader vs. Grambling State

    Updated: 11:21 PM 4/26/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Playing at home for the final time this weekend, the Southern baseball team gave the fans at Lee Hines Stadium reason to cheer, winning game two of a Saturday doubleheader after dropping the first. Southern fell 6-3 in game one, but staved off a late Grambling... (More)
  • Rare late-inning collapse dooms LSU baseball vs. Tennessee

    Rare late-inning collapse dooms LSU baseball vs. Tennessee

    Updated: 10:49 PM 4/26/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball team watched a 7th inning lead fall through for the first time this season, as Tennessee rallied for 2 runs in the 8th and 2 runs in the 9th innings to top the Tigers 6-3 Saturday night. Jared Poche' threw seven strong innings... (More)
  • Southern routed by Nicholls St., 13-2

    Southern routed by Nicholls St., 13-2

    Updated: 10:24 PM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Southern baseball is going through a tough stretch, losing 12 of their last 15 -- and that was before losing Wednesday night to Nicholls State 13-2. The Colonels jumped all over the Jaguars with a 13-0 lead by the fifth inning. Southern would get on... (More)
  • Jags' Banks discusses decision to stay

    Updated: 5:53 AM 4/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Southern men's basketball coach Roman Banks said he still believes in his team and his administration, which are the main reasons he decided to agree to a contract extention. After the University failed to provide adequate academic information to the NCAA, the Jaguars probation status with... (More)