Dates set for HBCU football kick off, national championship

The key dates for the 2022 HBCU football season have been announced by ESPN, the network that owns and operates both events. On Aug. 27, Alabama State face sHoward University in the 2022 Crick MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kick-Off game on “Week 0” a term created to acknowledge how it will be the only Division I college […]

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 […]

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 […]

General Motors recruiting HBCU students for internships, jobs

General Motors is doing more than making cars for people around the world. In fact, they’ve been expanding their business to HBCUs to help college students find internships and permanent jobs within the company. On Dec. 17, 2021, the Omni Hotel in Atlanta hosted the Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame banquet ahead of the […]

Why SWAC Commissioner Charles McClelland says HBCU excellence is nothing new

It’s a good time to be the head of HBCU athletics, especially in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. In recent years, SWAC Commissioner Charles McClelland has extended broadcast deals with ESPN and helped bring major corporate sponsorships like General Motors and Pepsi to the conference. The school programs include coaches who are in the greatest of […]

General Motors named exclusive automotive sponsor of the SWAC; supports 48th annual Bayou Classic in New Orleans

General Motors was proud to support the 48th annual Bayou Classic, a historic gridiron rivalry between Grambling State University and Southern University, held annually in New Orleans, LA over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Classic traditionally encompasses a weekend series of entertaining and socially enriching events, including the Battle of the Bands, a greek fraternity step […]

Grambling State fires longtime football coach days before last game of season

Grambling State has parted ways with its football coach. On Nov. 15, the program announced it fired Broderick Fobbs 12 days before the team’s final contest of the season against Southern in the Bayou Classic on Nov. 27. The decision was made hours after Fobbs made his weekly appearance on the SWAC call. A former […]