Jackson State hosts conversation about renewable energy in the Black community

Four major energy corporations were represented at Jackson State University for a renewable energy discussion on June 16. The panelists included Covanta’s Tequila Smith, Jason Reynold and Demitrius Davis of Entergy, Melvin Roland of Mississippi Power and Octavais Walton talked about how the Black community and the state of Mississippi could use energy more efficiently. […]

Deion Sanders, Jackson State grace cover of ‘Sports Illustrated’ (video)

The latest cover of Sports Illustrated features an HBCU program. The cover features the Jackson State trio of quarterback Shedeur Sanders, head coach Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders and cornerback and wide receiver Travis Hunter. Deion Sanders Jr. posted Hunter and Shedeur’s live reaction on his YouTube channel. “You guys in college, man, got a durn […]

Why Deion Sanders called out Nick Saban’s ‘lie’

Coach Prime isn’t having any of it. Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, the Jackson State football coach who prides himself on starting his day in the wee hours of the morning, tweeted his son woke him up past 11 p.m. CDT on May 18. “You best believe I will address that LIE Coach […]

How this HBCU graduate and mother made WNBA history

Ameshya Williams-Holliday made history on April 11. The Jackson State center was selected 25th overall by the Indiana Fever in the 2022 WNBA Draft. She became the first athlete in Jackson State history to get drafted into the WNBA and the first athlete from an HBCU to get drafted from an HBCU in 20 years. […]

Why Deion Sanders put these NFL teams on blast after Jackson State’s Pro Day

When Deion Sanders says he’s going to do something, you better believe he will. On March 21, 2022, Sanders said that he was going to call out the numerous teams that didn’t come to Jackson State’s football Pro Day. On March 22, that promise came true. In an Instagram video, Sanders had a few names […]

Black women historymakers in the NCAA Tournament making us proud

The NCAA Tournament is a major staple of the spring sports season. As the women’s basketball game has finally been able to use the “March Madness” branding this season, one of the major storylines of postseason competition is the Black women starring and leading the way. There are 12 Black women coaches in this year’s […]

Deion Sanders had toes amputated

It has been a very somber month for the normally flamboyant and irrepressible Deion Sanders.  The NFL Hall of Famer, who is considered the greatest cornerback of all time, announced to his two million Instagram fans that he had to have his toes amputated. Sanders, 54, shared the grim news on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, […]

NBA All-Star set to join Deion Sanders to coach Jackson State basketball

An NBA All-Star is reportedly on his way to join Deion Sanders at Jackson State. Mo Williams, the 2016 NBA champion and 2009 All-Star guard is reportedly leaving Alabama State to become the next coach of the Jackson State men’s basketball team, according to Stadium‘s Jeff Goodman. Williams is a Jackson, Mississippi ,native. The report […]

Shedeur Sanders signs another historic NIL deal

The Jackson State football program has made history once again. On Jan. 27, Front Office Sports reported Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders has signed a name, image and likeness endorsement deal with Gatorade. He is the first HBCU athlete to sign a NIL deal with the brand, as UCONN guard Paige Bueckers was the latest […]

Big-name coaches and players are coming to HBCUs; now what?

Deion Sanders, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, Eddie George, Lindsey Hunter, Hue Jackson, Mo Williams and Juan Dixon are a few of the most famous former professional athletes who are currently coaching at HBCUs. Sanders’ success even has Jerry Rice considering entering the ring. “It has a huge impact,” Howard men’s basketball coach Kenny Blakeney, who played at […]

After watching Deion Sanders, Jerry Rice now considering becoming a head coach

Another football giant could be headed back to an HBCU. Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice told SI‘s Kyle Mosley he is now considering becoming a head coach. Rice, who has said in previous interviews he’s been approached to coach programs and politely declined, told Mosley the past season of a former […]

Deion Sanders, JSU land top 100 recruit, but not because they promised millions

Jackson State and coach Deion Sanders once again became the topic of college football this past weekend when wide receiver Kevin Coleman announced his commitment during the All-American Bowl on Jan. 8, 2022. “I want to go play with coach Deion, I want to compete,” Coleman told On3. “Why not go play with the best […]

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