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Lady Hornets Volleyball Handle Business Against In-State Rival Alabama A&M

The regular season Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champion Alabama State kept their conference winning streak alive with a 3-0 (25-20,25-11,25-20) victory over Alabama A&M Thursday night at Lockhart Gymnasium.   Alabama State (24-9, 17-0 SWAC) pushed their streak to 38 consecutive conference wins, with their last loss in conference play coming at the 2015 SWAC championship against Jackson State. The…

Auburn Basketball Players Suspended Indefinitely Amid FBI Investigation

1/3Danjel Purifoy Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Austin Wiley Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Chuck Person Show Caption Hide Caption Auburn will hold out sophomores Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy indefinitely in connection with a federal investigation into associate head coach Chuck Person. Auburn Athletics Department released following the following statement regarding the suspension of two star players: “To avoid any potential…

ASU Announces Changes to the 94th Turkey Day Classic

The Alabama State University University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced a change to the schedule involving the 94th annual Turkey Day Classic at ASU Stadium.   After Cheyney University, the original opponent, pulled out of the game due to financial difficulties at the university, Alabama State turned to a familiar foe to fill the gap for the contest – Edward…

ASU Volleyball Wins 37th Straight Game, Claims 3rd Straight SWAC Regular Season Title

The Alabama State University volleyball won their 37th consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) match Monday night over Alcorn State 3-0 (25-10,25-8,25-18), and in the process claimed the regular season conference championship with three conference matches remaining.   Alabama State (23-9, 16-0 SWAC) used a total team effort with 30 kills, and held Alcorn State to just 14 kills and a…

Hornets Hang On Late for 68-62 Win Over Fort Valley State

The Alabama State University men’s basketball team used key second half free throws and a key defensive stop to come away with a 68-62 victory over Fort Valley State University in an exhibition game at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome Monday night.   “There is still a lot of work to be done,” Alabama State head coach Lewis Jackson said. “But I…

Former Bama State Women’s Basketball Star to be Inducted into SWAC Hall of Fame

The 2017 Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame Class has been announced, with nine of the league’s most influential contributors set to be welcomed including a former Alabama State standout. Former Alabama State University women’s basketball standout Shameka Jackson is one of the nine inductees who will be honored at the ceremony.   As a Lady Hornet, Jackson was one…

Pair of Hornets Earn SWAC Player of the Week Honors Following Magic City Classic Win

Alabama State University seniors Ronnie Scott and Trevor Vincent were honored for their performances against Alabama A&M University on Saturday by the conference office as they won a pair of awards, announced by the conference office Monday morning. Scott, who was named the SWAC Defensive Player of the Week, won Defensive MVP of the Magic City Classic after scoring his second defensive touchdown of…

Tiger Woods Pleads Guilty to Reckless Driving Charges

Golfer Tiger Woods prepares to sign copies of his new book at a book signing in New York, Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Superstar golfer Tiger Woods has pleaded guilty to reckless driving and agreed to enter a diversion program to settle a charge of driving under the influence. Woods entered the plea Friday in Palm Beach County,…

Amari Cooper and Julio Jones Alabama Crimson Tide Bobbleheads Unveiled

Today, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled limited edition bobbleheads featuring star NFL wide receivers, Amari Cooper and Julio Jones, in their Alabama Crimson Tide uniforms. Before rising to stardom with the Falcons and Raiders, Cooper and Jones were stand-outs at Alabama. Julio Jones was selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the sixth overall pick of the 2011 NFL…

ASU’s Lewis Named SWAC Offensive Player of the Week for the Third Time

Alabama State University senior forward Ariela Lewis was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season, announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon. After missing the Lady Hornets contest against Jackson State, Lewis returned with a career performance against Southern in her only game of the week. The senior scored four goals against…