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Reeling in the Magic City Classic’s special moments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (bamastatesports.com) – Fond recollections of past Magic City Classics between Alabama State and Alabama A&M were reminisced with stories at the podium during Friday’s luncheon held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Birmingham. Speakers could remember when teams all packed onto one bus to travel before interstate 65 existed and the trip from Huntsville to Birmingham took several…

ASU’s Ariela Lewis named SWAC Offensive Player of the Week

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (bamastatesports.com) – Alabama State senior striker Ariela Lewis has been recognized by the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) as the Offensive Soccer Player of the Week for her outstanding performance during the weekend of competition from October 21-23. The Anchorage, AK native scored two goals and distributed three assists over the weekend in Alabama State’s victories against Mississippi Valley…

Magic City Classic pre-game hype & hoopla begins

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (bamastatesports.com) – The ever-increasing magnitude of the McDonald’s Magic City Classic presented by Coca Cola between Alabama State and Alabama A&M as something more than just a football game was on full display Wednesday morning at the Coca Cola Headquarters in Birmingham. The 75th annual edition’s week-long festivities got underway under sponsor-enriched decorum from McDonald’s and Coca Cola…

Alabama State tabs Jones as Sr. Associate A.D.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (bamastatesports.com) – Terrance Jones has been named Alabama State University’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations, effective for Sept. 12. The new position will have the responsibility of overseeing efforts in the area of media and public relations, sports information, marketing and development and fundraising for the Intercollegiate Athletic Department. The position will report directly to the…

Hornets look ahead to Alcorn State

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (bamastatesports.com)  – Alabama State University Head Football Coach Brian Jenkins held his weekly press conference Wednesday afternoon at the Media Room at ASU Stadium.  He took some time to look back on last week’s performance and talked about the upcoming opponent, Alcorn State. “We gave a valiant effort last week, but it wasn’t good enough,” Jenkins said.  “It…

ASU’s Berry adds another preseason honor

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (bamastatesports.com)  – The start of the college football season is two weeks away and another preseason honor has been bestowed on Alabama State’s Kourtney Berry. Herosports.com has released its 2016 Preseason FCS All America Team and Berry has been named First Team All-America as one of four linebackers named to the team. A three-time All-SWAC pick and two-time…

ASU President Named ‘Most Interesting’ by Website

Alabama State University president Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd is making headlines. Boyd is listed as one of America’s most interesting college presidents. The recognition comes from the site BestSchools. org. The college and university presidents on the list are all colorful personalities who not only lead their institutions effectively but do so with a panache that excites their campus community. Many…

Hornets’ hurler Joseph Camacho signs with A’s

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (bamastatesports.com) – Alabama State baseball pitcher Joseph Camacho has signed a free agent contract with the Oakland A’s. Camacho (5-9, 175; Sr., El Paso, Texas) recorded one of the most outstanding careers in the history of Hornet Athletics. The four-year starter went 36-5 with a career 3.35 ERA in 59 appearances with 47 starts, throwing six complete games…

Diamond Hornets’ Camacho named Louisville Slugger All American

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (bamastatesports.com)– Alabama State baseball pitcher Joseph Camacho has been named to the Louisville Slugger All-America team, announced today by the Collegiate Baseball newspaper. Camacho (5-9, 175; El Paso, Texas) who is both a three-time SWAC Pitcher of the Year and three-time first-team all-conference performer, was named third-team All-American.  Camacho is 10-0 this season with a 2.04 ERA with…

ASU reveals Gragg, Harris as speakers of athletics leadership seminar

  MONTGOMERY, Ala (bamastatesports.com) – University of Tulsa Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Derrick Gragg and former Super Bowl champion Corey Harris will address the male student-athletes at Alabama State University Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at Abernathy Auditorium as part of the Alabama State University Athletics Leadership Seminar. Dr. Gragg, a native of Huntsville, Ala., and…