April 22, 2014 11:08 PM
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 »
April 21, 2014 11:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - Following a successful season and a tumultuous offseason, Southern University announced an agreement in principle to retain Roman Banks as the men's basketball head coach.
Banks, the 2013 SWAC coach of the year, spoke with Texas A&M about an assistant coaching job with the Aggies but... more »
March 18, 2014 9:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern picked up a midweek win Tuesday as they beat former LSU star Justin Hill and McNeese State 4-3 at Lee Hines Field.
The Jaguars fell behind 1-0 in the 2nd inning and fought off a great performance from Cowboys pitcher Bryce Kingsley, who had 11... more »
March 12, 2014 10:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars football team is learning their defense just like any new subject in school.
It may be a traditional way to teach and learn something, but this type of studying isn't common in football film rooms.
The idea stemmed from defensive secondary coach... more »
March 12, 2014 3:37 PM
HOUSTON - Aaric Murray scored 18 points and blocked six shots as second-seeded Texas Southern won its seventh game in a row after beating No. 10 seed Grambling State 79-54 on Wednesday in a Southwestern Athletic Conference quarterfinal game. Murray, named the conference player and defensive player of the year,... more »
March 11, 2014 10:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - On an overcast day, the Southern Jaguars looked anything but gloomy, getting some hard-hitting in on the Jags 5th day of spring practice.
It also happened to be the first day in pads, and both offense and defense went live against one another for the final... more »
March 11, 2014 3:27 PM
HOUSTON - Terry Rose scored 22 points as No. 10 seed Grambling State upset seventh-seeded Jackson State 84-75 in the first round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday.
Grambling State, 3-15 in conference play this season, avenged two regular-season losses to Jackson State - both by double-digits.... more »
March 7, 2014 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - He may be small, but he's shown a lot of heart battling a form of brain cancer at St Jude's hospital in Baton Rouge over the past two years.
Now JJ Walker takes on another challenge: being the newest member of the Southern Jaguar football team.... more »
March 6, 2014 3:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars got back on the football field for the first time since winning the SWAC Championship in December.
The new look for the Jags was obvious from the very start, beginning with Southern's signal caller.
Dray Joseph was no longer in the huddle,... more »
March 1, 2014 12:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - A ruling from the Southwestern Athletic Conference will allow the Southern University men's and women's basketball will be allowed to play in the SWAC tournament.
This comes after the decision earlier this week from the NCAA to ban the Jaguars from postseason play.
The SWAC... more »
February 21, 2014 7:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - The NCAA says Southern University has a "significant amount of work" to do before its athletic programs can become eligible for post-season play, but the university hopes to get that work done in time for its basketball teams to compete in conference and NCAA tournaments. An NCAA... more »
February 13, 2014 10:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - The NCAA could ban all Southern University teams from post season play over a paperwork problem.
Individual sports teams like football and basketball have received post season bans in the past, but this time, all athletic teams are at risk.
"It's devastating to the school,... more »
February 12, 2014 11:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars are out to a 9-1 start in SWAC play so far this year, leading the conference.
Their secret weapon is a dynamic duo of father and son: head coach Roman Banks and freshman point guard Tre'lun.
Being a coach's son cut down... more »
February 5, 2014 7:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - National Signing Day is here and the Southern University football program is happy to welcome the future wave of Jaguars who will compete for championships for years to come.
Join Head Coach Dawson Odums and the coaching staff when they unveil the 2014 class at the... more »
February 1, 2014 9:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Calvin Godfrey scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Southern to a 62-54 win over Alcorn State on Saturday. Malcolm Miller added 11 points and YonDarius Johnson 10 for the Jaguars (12-10, 8-1 Southwest Athletic Conference), who limited Alcorn State to 30.4 percent shooting. Octavious... more »
January 25, 2014 11:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University's men's and women's basketball teams kept ahead of the pace in the SWAC as both scored wins over Alabama A&M on Saturday.
The Jaguars women's team started things off with a dominating 81-59 win over the Lady Bulldogs.
At one point, the Jags... more »
January 18, 2014 2:42 PM
ITTA BENA, Ms. - Two bomb threats at Mississippi Valley State University last week have prompted school officials to close the campus until Tuesday, evacuating students and moving Saturday's men's and women's basketball games against Alcorn State to Lorman, Miss. Monday's men's and women's games between MVSU and Southern have... more »
January 13, 2014 12:50 PM
JACKSON, Ms. - Jackson State has hired former NFL standout Harold Jackson as its football coach. Jackson replaces Rick Comegy, who was fired in December after eight seasons. Jackson State had an 8-4 record this fall, but lost to Southern in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game. The 68-year-old Jackson... more »
January 12, 2014 6:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- Following Malcom Miller's 19 point performance against Grambling State on Saturday night, Jaguars Head Coach Roman Banks called Miller a SWAC Player of the Year candidate.
"Unfortunately he got off to a slow start but he's starting to find his rhythm some," Banks said in his post... more »
December 30, 2013 10:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern set an NCAA record by scoring the first 44 points of the game en route to a 116-12 rout of Champion Baptist College on Monday. The Jaguars (4-9) broke the all-divisions record that used to be held when Seton Hall scored the first 34 points against... more »
December 22, 2013 10:54 PM
WACO, Tx - Isaiah Austin had 14 points and 10 rebounds as No. 12 Baylor won its 10th straight home game, beating Southern University 81-56 on Sunday. Austin had his first double-double of the season while leading five players in double-figure scoring for the Bears (10-1). Brady Heslip had 13... more »
December 20, 2013 10:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern head coach isn't shy about his vision of the future for the Jaguar football program.
"Long term it's to outgrow this building," said Odums to the media Friday morning. "It's all about winning. If we keep getting in the bigger and better recruits...my plan... more »
December 17, 2013 11:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University football Coach Dawson Odums sat down with Whitney on Tuesday to talk about the Jags' success and his future.
Odums led the Jaguars (9-4) to the SWAC Championship in his first full season at the helm. It was the team's first title since 2004.... more »
December 6, 2013 5:35 AM
Baton Rouge- It has been a long time since Southern and Southeastern Louisiana University have been this good at football.
The Southern Jaguars (8-4) are back in the SWAC Football Championship for the first time since 2004 and are facing a familiar opponent. The Jags played Jackson State (8-3)... more »
November 30, 2013 7:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS - As much as Grambling could have used a morale-boosting triumph in the Bayou Classic, Dray Joseph and the Southern Jaguars were not going to let that happen. Joseph and Lee Dross connected for three touchdowns and Southern defeated Grambling 40-17 in the Bayou Classic on Saturday. The... more »
November 22, 2013 10:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Will Neighbour came off the bench to score a game-high 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead the University of Arkansas Little Rock to an 85-82 defeat of Southern University in overtime Friday night. Neighbour went 8 of 15 from the field and 7 of 9 from... more »
November 16, 2013 7:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dray Joseph is Southern's all-time leading career passer with 8,182 yards.
Joseph needed only 58 yards going into tonight's game versus Clark Atlanta, and he got the record(and the game ball) in the first quarter.
Southern had one defensive touchdown on the first drive of... more »
November 16, 2013 4:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - It's senior day on the Bluff for the Southern Jaguars, and senior quarterback Dray Joseph could end his tenure at AW Mumford Stadium with a couple new records to his name.
Joseph is 58 yards and five touchdowns shy of being the career passing yards and... more »
November 13, 2013 9:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars men's basketball team has fallen to 0-3 to start the new season, with a 79-73 defeat at home to the Tulane Green Wave.
Freshman point guard, and head coach Roman Banks' son, Trelun Banks led all Jaguar scores with 21 points in his... more »
November 13, 2013 12:10 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced on Wednesday that Grambling will face financial penalties after forfeiting its road game against Jackson State on Oct. 19. The SWAC did not announce exact figures in its release, but said the fine would be issued in accordance to the league's bylaws.... more »
October 29, 2013 10:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - When Southern closed a 17-point halftime deficit at homecoming to Alcorn State last Saturday, it begged the question: 'why run the ball when the passing game was so efficient?'
However, the answer might not be as simple as some fans might think.
The more the... more »
October 29, 2013 7:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - The coaching saying "don't let one loss become two" is the Jaguars' focus this week(on a short week) as they prepare for SWAC foe Texas Southern.
Southern head coach Dawson Odums told members of the media Tuesday "we just have to find a way to finish... more »
October 24, 2013 3:15 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has suspended an officiating crew for failing to manage the clock properly in the closing seconds of regulation during the Alabama A&M-Southern game. The SWAC announced the one-game suspension on Thursday.
Commissioner Duer Sharp says a review "determined the officials fell short of... more »
October 23, 2013 2:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - As seen by the recent events at Grambling State University(football players refusing to play a conference game because of hazardous conditions), leadership is as important as the teams that perform at the collegiate level.
Southern University has Dr. William Broussard leading the Jaguars' athletics programs, and... more »
October 23, 2013 7:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - Jackson State says financial losses for the university and the city of Jackson, Miss., "could be in the millions" because of Grambling's decision to forfeit Saturday's football game after its players refused to play.
Grambling's players staged a boycott because they said they had many issues... more »
October 12, 2013 11:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern perservered through a near-two hour weather delay, referees leaving the field calling victory for Alabama A&M, and a blocked field goal in the first overtime period to take a victory from the Bulldogs 20-17.
At the end of regulation, the Jaguars thought they lost the... more »
October 12, 2013 9:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - It's been a defensive struggle for both teams in the second half, but Southern leads Alabama A&M 14-10 with 3:27 left in the fourth quarter.
After scoring two touchdowns in the first five minutes of the game, Southern hasn't found the end zone.
Senior quarterback... more »
September 28, 2013 11:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars came up just short Saturday night at home vs Jackson State, 19-14.
The Jags offense had a tough time getting in a rhythm, amassing only 348 total yards on the night; Jackson St. totaled 355 yards.
The game came down to the... more »
September 11, 2013 11:24 AM
GRAMBLING, La. - Grambling State University running backs coach George Ragsdale has assumed head football coaching duties, effective immediately.
Ragsdale becomes interim head coach as the Tigers head to the Missouri Classic in Kansas City with a 0-2 record. The G-Men finished the 2012 season with a record of... more »
September 7, 2013 11:44 PM
NATCHITOCHES - The Southern Jaguars couldn't rebound from their blowout loss to the University of Houston, losing again on the road, this time, to Northwestern State, 55-14.
The Jaguars struggled again on defense, allowing three first half touchdown passes by the Demons' Zach Adkins. Northwestern running back Robert Walker... more »
August 29, 2013 3:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dawson Odums and his team rolled out of Ace W. Mumford's parking lot Thursday afternoon with hopes of improvement from last year's catastrophic season opener - a 66-21 loss at New Mexico.
"Coach Odums has been stressing win the first five minutes of the game," said... more »
August 16, 2013 10:52 PM
The Southern Jaguars and LSU Tigers will each hold a scrimmage Saturday morning, now just two weeks away from kickoff of the regular season.
Each team has key focuses going into the weekend, and Sports 2's Brian Holland breaks down what to look for out of the post-scrimmage comments... more »
August 14, 2013 6:41 PM
Dwayne Houston is about to start on the Southern offensive line for the third straight year; it's that fact that makes senior quarterback comfortable when he drops back in the pocket for the Jaguars this year.
Why is this offensive unit confident and ready to roll in 2013? Sports... more »
August 8, 2013 1:50 PM
If you ask Jaguar players, two-a-days are anything but 'light.' However, there are a couple of things Southern is doing to keep themselves fresh in the August heat.
While some people think of only water and Gatorade as ways to beat the heat, the Jaguars are getting creative -... more »
July 29, 2013 11:31 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Roman Banks, from Southern University, has been named the Outstanding College Coach of the Year for the State of Louisiana and Archbishop Rummel's Jay Roth, has been selected as the Outstanding Prep Coach of the Year for Louisiana. Both coaches will be recognized at the Greater New... more »
June 21, 2013 6:32 PM
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Southern Jaguars now know when they will open their season vs the University of Houston on August 30th. The Jags and Cougars will play at Reliant Stadium at 7:30pm CT.
The game can be viewed by fans on ESPN3.
The Big East made the... more »
May 17, 2013 5:11 PM
FT. WORTH, Tx - The Southern Jaguars baseball season likely came to an end Friday, losing to Prairie View A&M 11-4 on the second day of the SWAC Tournament.
Southern ends their season with a record of 21-23 on the year after three Jaguar pitchers combined to give up... more »
April 17, 2013 8:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - #2 LSU didn't get off to a hot start, but the Tigers needed only four runs in a 4-0 shut-out win at home.
The win is LSU's 24th straight against an in-state team and 31st straight in a mid-week game. The Tigers threw 10 pitchers, but... more »
April 10, 2013 10:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Tigers took advantage of eight Jaguar errors and posted 16 runs on 16 hits to blast Southern, 16-2.
Wednesday's win comes a day after LSU beat Southern in the Wally Pontiff Jr Classic at Zephyr Field in Metairie, La. Mason Katz and Alex Bregman got... more »
April 2, 2013 10:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - Shortstop Alex Bregman recorded his ninth straight multi-hit game as No. 2 LSU (27-2) defeated Alcorn State (6-27) by a score of 7-3 Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium.
Bregman, a freshman from Albuquerque, N.M., is now riding a 17-game hit streak and is hitting .619... more »
April 2, 2013 3:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball team will salute the military Tuesday night at the ballpark when they square off again Alcorn St. Servicemen and women will be eligible for discounted tickets and the first 1500 fans through the gate at Alex Box Stadium will take home a free hat.... more »
April 1, 2013 7:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Final Four is set for this weekend, a place thought to be out of reach for LSU and Southern basketball...but maybe not for long.
After lowered expectations this year, both programs exceeded predictions from college basketball prognosticators. For a look back on the year that... more »
March 29, 2013 4:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Jaguars' baseball series this weekend vs Selma at Lee Hines Field has been canceled due to travel issues.
Southern is back on the diamond Wednesday at University of New Orleans. more »
March 12, 2013 10:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Last year, Dray Joseph was competing for the starting quarterback role with JP Douglas. This year, there's no question about who's at the helm of the Southern offense.
Joseph will lean on his experience last year and the chip on his shoulder -- which, if history... more »
February 28, 2013 10:58 PM
HOUSTON - Omar Strong scored 34 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Texas Southern won its 11th straight game, 79-66 over Southern, on Thursday night to take control of the Southwestern Athletic Conference regular-season championship. Strong was 9 of 15 from the floor, including 7 of 13 from 3-point range, for... more »
February 19, 2013 8:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - Malcolm Miller and Derrick Beltran scored 21 points apiece in Southern University's wire-to-wire 81-67 win over Alabama A&M Monday in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. Javan Mitchell added 13 points and Jameel Grace 12 for Southern, which opened the game on a 14-2 run and led by at... more »
December 12, 2012 8:09 PM
WBRZ Sports 2 has learned Bethune-Cookman head coach Brian Jenkins has removed his name from the Southern University football coaching search.
Dr. Williams Broussard, Southern University's Athletics Director, will go through with his plan of presenting his recommended candidate to the Board of Supervisors Friday.
Three candidates were... more »
November 23, 2012 1:34 PM
NEW ORLEANS - With their hopes of a Southwestern Athletic Conference title gone for both Grambling and Southern, Saturday's nationally televised Bayou Classic in the Superdome gives both teams a chance to finish disappointing seasons in a big-game environment. The teams enter the game with the worst combined record in... more »
November 15, 2012 10:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - Dray Joseph continues to pass his way to the top of the SWAC passing statistics and his torrid pace is not going unnoticed.
The Southwestern Athletic Conference named quarterback Dray Joseph of Southern, linebackers Bill Ross of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Ryan Griffin of Jackson State, defensive... more »
September 13, 2012 10:53 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University will open conference play tonight in Baton Rouge and on ESPNU.
The Jaguars are playing host Mississippi Valley State for the home opener. Southern is coming off a 66-21 loss against New Mexico.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at A. W. Mumford... more »
July 24, 2012 10:23 AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference now boasts college football's winningest coach, but says the focus should remain on the sex abuse victims and their families in the Penn State scandal.
The league sent out a statement Monday after the NCAA vacated 111 of Joe Paterno's 409 wins... more »
July 16, 2012 8:21 AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Southern University was picked to finish fourth overall at the SWAC Football Media Day in Birmingham today.
Head Coach Stump Mitchell and members of the 2012 Southern Jaguars team were in Birmingham for the announcement.
Mitchell flirted with the NFL back in February before deciding... more »
May 18, 2012 10:33 AM
BATON ROUGE -The Jaguars need to win two games today to keep their chances of a SWAC championship alive.
Southern (1-1) squares off with Alcorn State (1-1) at 9:00 in the early elimination game.
With a win, the Jags would then face Mississippi Valley State (2-0) at 3:00.... more »
May 16, 2012 6:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars built a 4-0 lead heading into the eighth inning against Mississippi Valley State. Unfortunately, that lead would not last.
The Delta Devils scored six runs in the final two innings to shock the Jaguars 6-4 in the opening round of the SWAC Tournament... more »
May 15, 2012 8:49 AM
The Southern Jaguars will play host to the weekend's SWAC Tournament. The action gets underway on Wednesday afternoon when Southern hosts Mississippi Valley State at 3 PM. We'll check in with Roger Cador and the Jaguars this afternoon to see how they plan to approach the weekend. more »
February 13, 2012 10:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - The mini-dome will be rocking tonight as Southern hosts Mississippi Valley State in a battle of the top teams in the SWAC.
Both the Jags and Lady Jags are 9-3 in league play, while the Delta Devils (12-0) and Devilettes (9-3) top the standings.
Tip-off... more »
August 12, 2011 1:34 PM
GRAMBLING, La. - If Doug Williams' second time around as head coach at Grambling State is as successful as his first stint, the Tigers should be in good shape.
As the successor to Eddie Robinson, the former Tigers' All-America quarterback and Super Bowl Most Valuable Player helped his alma... more »
June 9, 2011 3:59 PM
HOUSTON - The Southwestern Athletic Conference has voted to ban Jackson State and Southern from competing in the league's 2011 football championship game.
The NCAA already hit both schools with a postseason ban because of low APR scores, which were released last month. But the SWAC football championship did... more »
December 23, 2010 10:06 PM
A four point halftime lead provided a glimmer of hope for the Southern Jaguars this afternoon. But Tulane responded with a strong second half in a 68-65 victory. With the loss, the Jags are now 1-10 on the season.
Blake Sanford led the Jags with a game-high 22 points... more »
November 12, 2010 5:55 PM
The Southern Jaguars already know their fate. At 2-7, the Jags are guaranteed a last place finish in the Western Division of the SWAC.
Yet despite a 54-7 loss to Texas Southern last week, Stump Mitchell's team can still play the role of spoiler this weekend. Southern takes on... more »
November 5, 2010 11:10 PM
The Southern Jaguars are only 2-6 with three games remaining on the schedule. Yet, tomorrow night begins the most difficult stretch of the season for Stump Mitchell's team. Fresh off a 3 game road losing streak, the Jags play host to Texas Southern.
Following tomorrow night's game, the Jags... more »
September 5, 2010 3:09 PM
The Stump Mitchell era is off to a good start over at Southern University. The Jaguars overcame a 27-16 deficit and scored 21 unanswered points to defeat Delaware State 37-27 in the SWAC/MEAC Challenge in Orlando.
Mitchell pulled starting quarterback Jeremiah McGinty after the first half of play. McGinty... more »
May 31, 2010 12:57 PM
Grambling State has won its first Southwestern Athletic Conference championship in 25 years.
Sunday's 15-2 defeat of Alcorn State mean fist-year coach James Cooper could celebrate Grambling's first SWAC championship since 1985 - when Cooper was 3 years old.
Adrian Turner threw a complete game for Grambling, allowing... more »
May 28, 2010 9:09 PM
After beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff 11-2 earlier in the day, the Southern Jags fell to Alcorn State 8-7 this evening at the SWAC tournament. The Jags are eliminated and are most likely done for the season, not expecting to earn a bid to an NCAA regional. more »
October 29, 2009 9:56 PM
The SWAC basketball tournament is headed to Louisiana. Shreveport's CenturyTel Center will play host to the Farmers Insurance Southwestern Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament.
"Bossier City is proud to serve as the host city for SWAC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships for the next three... more »
September 29, 2009 10:07 AM
Southern University defensive end Steven Williams and kick returner Byron Williams were honored by the Southwestern Athlete Conference for their performances in the Jaguars' thrilling 48-42 victory Saturday over Alcorn State.
Steven Williams, a member of SU's "Dog Day Defense" posted five tackles and 1 1/2 sacks against the... more »
September 26, 2009 4:40 PM
The quest to the SWAC Championships starts in just a few minutes for the Jags as they open up conference play against Alcorn State. Coach Pete Richardson’s club will walk into Mumford Stadium at 6:00 with the conference’s leading offense. Coach Pete Richardson said this week that in order for... more »
September 23, 2009 8:11 PM
The Southern Jaguars are ready to take the show to conference. The Jags host Alcorn State Saturday at 6:00 in their SWAC Opener.
Southern tops the charts in total offense while Alcorn State brings up the rear in total defense. Not only are the Braves sitting at 0-2, Alcorn's... more »