SWAC FOOTBALL: ” THE REAL SEASON BEGINS NOW!”…….

Good morning , I hope that everyone had a great weekend….Ok , now that cupcakes and the money games are out the way, the real season begins. The Alcorn State Braves are making a case for dominance in the league as the are comning off a 52-10 blistering of Louisisana College at the Reservation. John Gibbs continues his brilliant play as he leads the braves in the air and on the ground. The defense is has playing lights out also. Heading into SWAC play should be exciting in Lorman, Ms. AAMU Bulldogs picked up some change in a big money game , however a loss with it as well. UAB didn’t waste no time in throttling the Bulldogs 41-14. AAMU heads into SWAC play looking for some answers as Coach James Spady look to break in the win column. Coach Byron Fobbs is still waiting to break into to the win column as the Grambling Tigers took another one on the chin 36-23 to the BCC Wildcats. The Tigers have been on a reclaimation tour trying to win back the alumni and fans alike. Grambling finally heads to Jackson State which may be a pivotal game on the SWAC slate this week. The Tigers backed out of JSU’S Homecoming last season and the Blue Bengals claimed to loss millions in revuenue. The can get their change back this weekened though. Alabama State opened SWAC play with a 47-22 win over Rick Comengy and his MVSU Delta Devils. The Hornets dominated the game early on however, the Devils put up a good fight to make the game respectable. Coach Barlow is trying to stay in the mix early with key showdowns remaining against Alcorn and JSU coming up. Texas Southern is the hottest team in the SWAC as the Tigers went to the islands and got their third win against the Central State 30-16. Coach Darrell Asberry has his Tigers primed for their SWAC matchup against AAMU Bulldogs in Houston. The Tigers offense and defense look good. Can TSU hold on…Jackson State traveled to Memphis to only get blindsided by the Tennesse State Tigers 35-7 in the Southern Heritage Classic. JSU was beatened badly on both sides of the ball. The Tigers must regroup in time for their matchup against Grambling, a much anticipated by both parties. PVAMU , is looking to break in the win column as the took one on the chin in Lake Charles against McNeese State 48-16. The Panthers were off last week and is still reeling from their defeat to TSU 2 weeks ago. The host Southern University this week for a key SWAC match that marks the first time since 1967 that the Jags have visited Pv. Both teams are looking for their first SWAC win. Southern is seeking to not only get their second win but notch a quality win as they are coming off a 51-27 drubbing of Northwestern State at home. Coach Dawson Odums has been dealing with more off the filed issues as players being ruled acdemically ineliglible every other day. Who will show up in Houston this week?  Time will tell. Stay tuned……..Realsportsrealtalk

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SWAC FOOTBALL: HAVING CUPCAKES FOR WEEK 2?

Good morning,  Well week 2 of college football has passed as as usual , cupcakes looking for a payday equals an easy win for bigger schools to pad their record. Within SWAC Play, the same senario exist as well. Last Thursday, Texas Southern hosted NAIA Texas College and the Tigers basically practiced for their showdown in the Bahamas by putting a beat down on the Steers 52-14. The Tigers scored and will and often. AAMU played a tough Tuskegee Tiger team from the SIAC but the Bulldogs pulled off a 30-17 victory on the road. Coach James Spady’s Pistol offense gave the Tigers fits as the pounded and pounded the smaller school in controlling the line of scrimmage. The Bulldog’s needed a confidence builder as they prpare for their next foe, Grambling State. Jackson State didn’t waste any time disposing of Virginia Lynchburg 59-0 at home. The Tigers coming off a hail mary victory over FAMU , Took their coach’s advice and went to work on UVL from start to finish. With that win, the Tigers head into Memphis 2-0 to tangle with the 1-1 Tennesse State , losers to Alabama State 27-21. The Hornets got their first win of the season at home against a tough TSU team of the OVC. The Hornet’s defense stiffled the Tigers with 2 big interceptions that eventually sat up the game winning TD. UAPB took out it’s frustrations on Concordia to the tune of 31-0. The Lions were able to do something they couldn’t do against Texas State a week earlier: SCORE. The lions scored often agianst the smaller school dominating both sides of the ball and basically getting a much needed win. After losing to the Sun Belt champs 45-6 and not having 8 Players, Southern returned home to take on Central Medothist, a tiny school playing their first game of the year, the Jaguars found their groove to the tune of 56-14 victory. Coach Dawson Odums has been dealing with a few distractions as the Jags may be without 5 players for the remainder of the season due to certification issues with the NCAA. However, this win was much needed as the Jags prepare to take on Northwestern State at home this week. Alcorn State  gave Southern Miss a scare as the Braves took the Golden Eagles to the limit losing 26-20 in the closing moments of the game. The Braves QB John Gibbs threw a late interception as the Braves were driving for the upset bid. MVSU went on the road to take on Horizon Conference power Illinios State . Recieving a decent payday will help the Delta Devils cash strap program. However, the 62-0 thrashing does nothing but make MVSU a bit better. Grambling State continued their regional tour as the school’s administration and marketing team has reached out to alumni and donors to help the Tigers get over the national debacle that has put a black eye on the small northern Louisiana school. The Tigers realing from a early loss to Lamar visited Houston to take on the Cougars who were reeling themselves from an early season loss. The Cougars took out thier frustrations on the Tigers to a tune of 47-0. The Cougars got their confidence back early as they scored at will against the smaller Tiger team. Grambling fought hard but not enought to break into the scoring column. As stated earlier, Cupcake week was the day to get an easy win or to get a much needed payday for your program. Stay tune as week 3 will bring more cupcakes victories as well as rilvaries among bigger schools……….realsportsrealtalk

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SWAC FOOTBALL: What did we learn from Week One?

Good morning and welcome back to another year of great conversation detailing SWAC/NCAA Football. Well let’s get down to it…….Jackson State needed a Hail Mary to defeat the FAMU Rattlers of the MEAC 22-17 in Jackson , Mississippi. Coach Harold Taylor’s start would have been a disaster if not were the luck of God. The Tiger’s get an easy break this week as the host tiny Virginia Lychburg, a 55-7 loser to SWAC foe Alcorn State. QB John Gibbs keeps getting better and better as he continues to rise up the ALL TIMME Ladder in Passing yards and effieciency on the Braves HOF record book. Meanwhile, the MVSU Delta Devils got off to a good start at home by defeating Faith University 32-7 in Coach Rick Comengy debut. The Devils kept putting pressure on the  Faith’s QB all day long which resulted in terrible field position which added up for more points for MVSU. The Devils hit the road for a tough one at Illinois State this week. Alabama State made the treck to Texas to take on the top FCS program, Sam Houston State. It was a long night for the Hornets as the SHSU put up 51 points for their first win of the year.  Coach Reggie Barlow took the loss in stride as he looks to put this one behind and focus on his home opener against Tennessee State this week. Alabama A&M didn’t fair well either as they were taken to the cleaners in Orlando by Rob Broadway and his NCA&T Aggies 47-13. The Aggies looked in mid season form as they scored at will. Coach James Spady pistol offense spuddered and could get anything going. The MEAC continues to dominate the SWAC in the series yearly. The last SWAC win was Southern’s victory over Delaware State a few years back. UAPB took a beating also to FBS Texas State 65-0. The lions looked over mpowered from the beggining as the BOBCATS scored at will. Grambling opened up the FOBBS era in Beaumont and foght hard , however falling short to Lamar 42-27. The Tigers look to erase 2 years of infertility and bounce back to it’s traditional winning ways. The Tigers visit University of Houston this weekend as both enter the game at 0-1. Southern began it’s quest for another SWAC Title however, losing to ull 45-6 on the road. The Jags have had many issues on and off the field as several players had not been certifield by the NCAA to play. The Jags also have QB issues as they try to replace ALL SWAC QB Dray Joseph. Southern looks to break into the winning column at home against tiny Central Medothist this weekend. In concluding, the Labor Day Classic always brings excitement to Houstonians alone. Coach Daryl Asberry notched his second classic win as his Tigers bested his native son HICE Northern and PVAMU Panthers 37-35 in NRG Stadium. The Tigers’s Homer Causey and Rick Hall gave the Panthers fits as the kept them off balance all night long. The Tigers scored in the air quit often. PVAMU had a chance to win the game but on a 4th down , Northern chose to punt and give his defense a chance to win the game however, TSU scored a long TD pass from Hall to Plummer to seal the deal…..Now week 2 starts….Who will break in the wining column.? Who will remain winless? Who will clean up their act and get things going in the right direction?…Stay Tuned………realsportsrealtalk

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SWAC TOURNAMENT: DAY 3…IT’S GETTING DOWN TO THE NITTY GRITTY!!!

Good morning folks…..Another day at the SWAC Touranment has gone and so have six teams. We are done to the fianl four on both the womens and mens side. On the Women’s side, the LADY JAGUARS of Southern still holds the top seed however a semi final match with the Lady Panthers of PVAMU looms. The Lady Tigers of Texas Southern takes on the Jackson State Lady Tigers in the other semi final. On the men’s side, PVAMU continues to wear the cinderella slipper as they look to upset AAMU on the top side of the bracket however, Texas Southern has their eyes on the prize as the take on the Alabama State Hornets in the other semi fianl game. This touranment has had it’s ups and downs, however it can still be one of the best in a long time. The Houston Rockets and the Toyota Center has been grateful to the SWAC nad it’s schools. The City of Houston has done it’s share also. Well, who will it be to play on Championship Saturday…Only GOD know……stay tuned…….realsportsrealtalk……

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SWAC TOURNEY: DAY 2 : WHO YOU RUTTIN’ FOR ; PVU!!!…….

Good morning folk, I hope that your day is as blessed as ever. Well as I said before , anything can happen in a conference tournament including the SWAC Tournament. It did last night as PVAMU upset the top seed Southern University 64-46 to advance to Friday’s semi final against the winner of today’s UAPB/AAMU winner. The Jaguars , who were ruled out of the NCAA Tournament shot poorly as PVAMU raced out to an early double digit lead and never looked back. Southern was out of rythm the entire game. The Jags were in early foul trouble and things went down hill from there. Earlier the Lady Jags shook off a sloppy start to derail an upset as they were victorious of the Lady Bulldogsd of AAMU 80-64. The Lady Jags advance to Friday’s semis against the winner of the PVAMU/ALA.STATE game. Texas Southern’s men’s and women’s team went to work earlier as they wiped Grambling State by double digits to keep it’s NCAA hopes alive. Today’s action resumes as women’s teams from JSU and MVSU square off followed by the men’s teams from Alabama State taking on Alcorn. In session 2, the PVAMU women’s team take on the Lady Hornets of Alabama State followed by UAPB men’ s taking on AAMU in the night cap. Like I said before, anything could happen in the SWAC Tournament…….realsportsrealtalk!!

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SWAC Tourney: DAY 1: GSU COMPLETES A SWEEP !!! PV SURVIVES !!

Good Morning my good people. Well let’s get to it. As the SWAC Tournament opened here in downtown Houston, the people from northern Louisisana had other plans as both men’s and women teams from Grambling State advance to the qaurterfinal round with wins over UAPB and Jackson State respectively. The Lady Tigers needed OT to stave off the Lady Lions in the first contest to advance to play the second seeded TSU Lady Tigers. However, the Tigers from Jackson State left their big man home as 6″10 Brandon West missed the team bus and the Tigers missed him. Grambling took advantage of the mishap and sqeezed by JSU to advance to take on the second seeded TSU Tigers. In the second session, AAMU Lady Bulldogs pulled off an upset to defeat the Lady Braves of Alcorn State. AAMU advances to take on top seeded Southern. PVAMU didn’t waste any time in man handling MVSU to advance to take on top seeded Southern University. MVSU’s coach Chico Potts was relieved of his duties a few days ago and sort of left the Devils in a tail spin. The Panthers are trying to pick up steam and pull off a huge win when they take on the same team that humilated them during the regular season and are the conference’s regular season champs. Now the fun begins….Top seeded Southern and second seeded Texas Southern hit the floor today which would be fun as both schools can positioned themselves with a win today closer the the most anticipated game in the tournament. However, both PVAMU and GSU stands in the way. As ICE CUBE would say, ” Today is a good day “……………realsportsrealtalk!

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WHO YOU GOT IN THE 2014 SWAC MEN’S TOURNEY?…….TALK TO ME…..

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