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Bethune-Cookman gets permission to talk to Southern coach Dawson Odums

Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern coach Dawson Odums

For the second time in a year, another university is looking at Southern football coach Dawson Odums as a candidate for its vacant head coaching position. Last season, it was North Carolina Central that interviewed Odums, who turned down his alma mater before signing a new contract with the Jaguars. On Friday, Bethune-Cookman received permission from Southern… Continue reading →

South Terrebonne snapper commits to Southern

Southern has received a verbal commitment from South Terrebonne High School long snapper David-Michael Carrell, who plans to enroll next month and participate in spring practice. The early start will be especially important for Carrell because the Jaguars do not have an experienced long snapper after Ohene Akuoko graduated. “I know if I’m going… Continue reading →

Southern University athletics chat with Advocate sportswriter Les East

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern's Frank Snow reaches for an offensive rebound over Champion Baptist player Josiah Capaci on Tuesday night at the F.G. Clark Activity center.

Advocate sportswriter Les East is on hand to answer all of your questions and take your comments on the Southern University athletic program in this chat. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →

Southern trio earns All-America honors

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern quarterback Austin Howard celebrates in the end zone with teammate Justin Morgan after Howard ran for the touchdown against Texas Southern on Saturday at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

Southern quarterback Austin Howard was named Rookie of the Year and two of his teammates were named All-Americans by BOXTOROW on Monday. Howard, a freshman from West St. John High School, helped lead the Jaguars to the Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division title. He passed for 2,334 yards, completing 52 percent of his passes with 17 touchdowns… Continue reading →

Podcast: Southern's football success could make other schools interested in their coaches

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Southern University Jaguars head coach gets fitted for a cowboy hat as he and players celebrate their 52-45 win over the Grambling State Tigers the Bayou Classic Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

. In this week's "Advocate Sports: Southern University podcast," Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and Advocate sportswriter Les East talk about if any Southern football coaches may or may not be on the move for next year, the football facility improvements, the men's basketball team playing host to Champion Baptist College on Tuesday and the… Continue reading →

Southern’s facilities upgrades are moving slowly

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Willie Quinn (25) carries the ball before the stop by Mississippi Valley State's Terrance Hudson (29) and Le'Trey Jones (31), Saturday, Nov. 15, at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

The Southern football team’s first practice of preseason camp was moved to the Seymour gymnasium because of thunderstorms. It was a signal of the nomadic nature that awaited the Jaguars throughout the season. Coach Dawson Odums tried to work inside of A.W. Mumford Stadium to avoid the uneven surface on the adjacent practice field, but there’s only so… Continue reading →

Southern men visit Minnesota

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern coach Roman Banks talks to his team during a time out against Dillard.

Southern men’s basketball coach Roman Banks is having to be patient. As the non-conference games dwindle and the Southwestern Athletic Conference season creeps closer, he’s trying to finalize players’ roles and get ready to hit the ground running come January. The Jaguars ended a five-game losing streak — all of which took place on the road… Continue reading →

Southern University athletics chat with Advocate sportswriter Les East, Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern quarterback Austin Howard sits on the Jaguars' bench during the fourth quarter against Alcorn State in the SWAC Championship game, Saturday, Dec. 6, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx.

Advocate sportswriter Les East is on hand to answer your questions and take your opinions on all of the Southern University athletic teams in this chat on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →

SU football program continues growth

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern quarterback Austin Howard runs along the Jaguar sideline for the first down against Grambling in the 41st annual Bayou Classic, Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

The 2014 Southern football season can best be appreciated in a context that extends beyond the 13 games it comprises. The numbers show the season was a success: nine wins, four losses, a second consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division title. The 38-24 loss to Alcorn State in the title game Saturday denied the Jaguars their primary goal,… Continue reading →

Podcast: Southern builds a solid football program despite SWAC championship loss to Alcorn State

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Martin Henry (32), Rhaheim Ledbetter (20), and De'Andre Woodland (5) stand on the field in the final moments of the SWAC Championship against Alcorn State, Saturday, Dec. 6, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx. Alcorn beat Southern 38-24.

In this "Adovcate Sports: Southern University Podcast," Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and Advocate sportswriter Les East review Southern's loss to Alcorn State, talk about potential movement with the university in its NCAA sanctions and talk about its men's and women's basketball teams's games this week. Click here to listen to… Continue reading →

East: Jagaurs appreciative of journey this season

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Greg Pittman (18) celebrates with Jamal Jenkins (35) and Ki-Jana Curtis (8) after tackling Alcorn State's Jarvis Turner (8) on the opening drive of the SWAC Championship game.

HOUSTON — Before this season began, Southern coach Dawson Odums invited reporters to look up the fate of recent teams defending a Southwestern Athletic Conference championship. As the Jaguars began a season as reigning conference champions for the first time in 10 years, Odums knew the enormous challenge facing his team. This was before he knew… Continue reading →

Alcorn set tone with big plays

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Alcorn State quarterback John Gibbs, Jr. (3) is brought down by Southern's Donald Phillips (56) and Demetrius Carter (39) in the SWAC Championship game, Saturday, Dec. 6, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx.

HOUSTON — Alcorn State set the tone for the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game right away Saturday. On the first possession of the game, Braves quarterback John Gibbs Jr. ran left on an option play, saw an opening, cut upfield and sprinted 50 yards for a first down at the Southern 16.… Continue reading →

Southern offense stymied in SWAC Championship Game

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Alcorn State's Devon Francois breaks up a pass intended for Southern's Mike Jones in the fourth quarter of Alccorns' 38-24 win Saturday in the SWAC Championship Game at NRG Stadium in Houston. Alcorn was able to stuff the Jaguars' running game, making Southern a one-dimensional team late.

HOUSTON — Southern’s offense was second in the Southwestern Athletic Conference in scoring 51 touchdowns during the regular season. On Saturday night in the SWAC title game against Alcorn State, the Jaguars offense couldn’t outscore its own special teams. The Jaguars struggled to put together any consistent offense in being held to… Continue reading →

Alcorn State slows down Southern receivers at SWAC Championship Game

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern wide receiver Willie Quinn runs along the Alcorn State sideline on his way to the end zone on an 86-yard punt return for a touchdown in the SWAC Championship Game.

HOUSTON — Southern’s offense struggled Saturday afternoon against Alcorn State. Especially the wide receivers. While Willie Quinn made a few plays — his biggest on special teams — the rest of the Jaguars receivers spent the 2014 Southwestern Athletic Conference game at NRG Stadium as an nonfactor. Quinn’s 59 yards on six catches, a… Continue reading →

East: Just like the first meeting, Alcorn State was the better team in Saturday’s SWAC title game vs. Southern

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Alcorn State players celebrate their 38-24 win over Southern in the SWAC Championship Game on Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston.

HOUSTON — If you’re looking for reasons why Southern failed to repeat as Southwestern Athletic Conference on Saturday, you can find plenty. The Jaguars instinctively will look inwardly first as they assess the 38-24 loss to Alcorn State in the SWAC title game in NRG Stadium. They’ll cite an inability to run the ball… Continue reading →

Video: For the second time this season Alcorn State was a better team than Southern

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Pointing to the sky while the Human Jukebox plays the alma mater, LeMar Martin (41) and Greg Pittman (18) leave the field following Alcorn State's 38-24 win over Southern in the SWAC Championship game, Saturday, Dec. 6, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx.

Advocate contributor Gary Estwick and Advocate sportswriter Les East review Alcorn State's 38-24 victory against Southern in the SWAC championship game in Houston, Texas on Saturday. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Alcorn State clutch on third down — again — in SWAC title game

Associated Press photo by ERIC CHRISTIAN SMITH -- Alcorn State wide receiver Brandon Vessell runs down the sideline on a 51--yard touchdown catch as Southern defensive back De'Andre Woodland looks on in the fourth quarter Saturday in NRG Stadium in Houston.

HOUSTON — Trailing Alcorn State by seven points in the fourth quarter, Southern forced the Braves into a third-and-long from their own territory. With momentum swinging in their favor, the Jaguars were one stop away from getting the ball back and going for a potential tying or winning drive. Instead, Alcorn State quarterback John… Continue reading →

SWAC Championship: Alcorn State 38, Southern 24 — Four downs (How good is Braves quarterback John Gibbs Jr.?)

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern coach Dawson Odums, left, and Alcorn State coach Jay Hopson meet after Alcorn's 38-24 win over Southern for the SWAC title Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston.

John Gibbs Jr. is a really good quarterback. He can run and he can throw, but as his coach, Jay Hopson, properly noted, his biggest strength is how he operates the offense. Gibbs’ calm demeanor and astute decision-making elevated his outstanding dual talents to an even higher level all season long. He was named… Continue reading →

Alcorn State quaraterback John Gibbs Jr. right at home in title game

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Alcorn State quarterback John Gibbs, Jr., scrambles for an open receiver against Southern in the SWAC Championship game, Saturday, Dec. 6, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx.

HOUSTON — Alcorn State quarterback John Gibbs Jr. played Saturday afternoon at the NRG Stadium like he was at home, the way he maneuvered around Southern’s defense, passing and rushing the Braves to a 38-24 win in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game. That’s because Gibbs was home. The home stadium proved to be sweet for… Continue reading →

Video: Southern coach Dawson Odums says the Jaguars are building a successful program despite loss in SWAC championship game

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Murphy Nash III kneels dejected on the sidelines during the final seconds of the SWAC Championship game against Alcorn State, Saturday, Dec. 6, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx. Alcorn beat Southern 38-24.

Southern coach Dawson Odums says he is rpoud of the way his players worked hard this season and played hard in their 38-24 loss to Alcorn State in the SWAC championship game. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Southern falls to Alcorn State 38-24 in SWAC title game

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern quarterback Austin Howard (7) stands on the field following Alcorn State's 38-24 win over Southern, Saturday, Dec. 6, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx. Howard suffered an on field leg injury following a sack in the final minutes of the SWAC Championship game.

HOUSTON — A lot changed in the 10 weeks between the first game between Southern and Alcorn State and the rematch in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game Saturday in NRG Stadium. The Jaguars had regained the services of 10 players and gone on a seven-game winning streak to repeat as West Division champions. The… Continue reading →

Southern ‘ready to go’ at SWAC title game

Advocate photo by MATT SAMUELS -- From left, Southern linebacker Brian McCain, coach Dawson Odums and offensive lineman Zachary Brown answer questions during a news conference Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, before the SWAC title game against Alcorn State.

HOUSTON — Five minutes before the SWAC news conference at NRG Stadium was set to begin, Southern football coach Dawson Odums grabbed the microphone and told everyone to take their seats so they could get started. Despite conference officials and Alcorn State representatives not yet entering the room, Odums got everyone’s attention and made… Continue reading →

Four downs: Alcorn State vs. Southern in SWAC title game (find out why third-down conversion will be a big factor)

Associated Press photo by ERIC GAY -- NRG Stadium in Houston, site of Saturday's SWAC football championship game.

1. Sacks hard to come by These are the best teams in the SWAC at protecting the quarterback, each having allowed just seven sacks. If either has a decided edge there, it could tilt the game. Alcorn’s big, experienced offensive line had its way with Southern’s front the first time, but the return of Jaylen Jordan and the recent… Continue reading →

As the SWAC title game arrives, Southern and Alcorn State both feel up to the challenge

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Justin Moore (60) ignites the crowd during the final seconds of the 41st annual Bayou Classic against Grambling, Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

HOUSTON — Southern and Alcorn State enter Saturday’s Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Game at NRG Stadium from different backgrounds. But both 9-3 teams have reason to believe they’re up to the challenge. The defending champion Jaguars (8-1 in the SWAC) are making their second appearance in the title game in 365 days. The Braves (7-2 in… Continue reading →

Video: Can Southern defeat Alcorn State and win the black college national title?

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Southern coach Dawson Odums hoists the championship trophy following his team's 34-27 win over the Jackson State Tigers during the SWAC Championship last December in Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Advocate sportswriter Les East previews Saturday's SWAC championship game between Alcorn State and Southern in Houston, Texas, which would give Southern the black college national title with a victory. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Southern hoping to learn from first encounter with Alcorn State

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Alcorn State's Devon Francois (23) carries the ball after intercepting a pass thrown by Southern's Austin Howard, Saturday, Sept. 27, in Lorman, Ms.

The Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game between Southern and Alcorn State appears to be a pretty even matchup. Both teams won their divisions outright, the Jaguars finishing 8-1 and the Braves finishing 7-2, and neither has any glaring weaknesses. But when these teams met Sept. 27 in Lorman, Mississippi, the game was a mismatch in which… Continue reading →

Southern seeks to end Alcorn streak

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern coach Dawson Odums walks the sideline against Northwestern State on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

Southern has reached significant milestones in Dawson’s Odums two-plus seasons as head coach. It won its first Southwestern Athletic Conference championship in 10 years last season. It repeated as West Division champion this season for the first time in that same time frame. Now it has a chance to win its first black college national… Continue reading →

Southern University athletics chat witih Advocate sportswriter Les East, Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Grambling defensive back Tyree Hollins blocks a field goal attempt by Southern's Greg Pittman during the fourth quarter.

Share your views and get the latest news on Southern as it prepares for Saturday's SWAC championship game against Alcorn State. Can the Jaguars win the game and claim the black college national title? Ask Advocate sportswriter Les East, Wednesday at 10 a.m. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →

Southern football team moves to the top of the Sheridan poll

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern players celebrate after beating Grambing 52-45 in the Bayou Classic on Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The win earned the Jaguars the No. 1 spot in the SBN poll.

Southern’s 52-45 victory over Grambling in the Bayou Classic last Saturday did more than just put the Jaguars in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Game. It also elevated them to the No. 1 position in the Sheridan Broadcasting Network poll, which ranks the top black college football teams in the country. The winner of the SWAC… Continue reading →

Southern’s Arthur Miley deserves an assist for Southern’s Bayou Classic-clinching goal-line stop

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern head coach Dawson Odums talks to his players in his final timeout in the final seconds of the 41st annual Bayou Classic against Grambling, Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Southern nose tackle Gabe Echols was the key player on the Jaguars’ goal-line stop that secured a 52-45 victory against Grambling in the Bayou Classic on Saturday. But end Arthur Miley deserves a huge assist. The Tigers were on the verge of forcing overtime as they lined up inches from the Southern goal line… Continue reading →

Podcast: Southern gets an Alcorn State rematch in the SWAC championship game

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Reggie Travis (81) will see you in Houston following the Jaguars' 52-45 win over Grambling in the 41st annual Bayou Classic, Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Alcorn State defeated Southern 56-16 during their regular-season game on Sept. 27. The teams have a rematch in the SWAC championship game in Houston on Saturday. Southern has a chance to win the black college national championship. Click here to listen to the podcast. (Music by by Чокнутый Пропеллер… Continue reading →

Southern will play for the black college national championship on Saturday after being No. 1 in the Sheridan Poll

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Danny Johnson (10) celebrates on the field with his teammates after the Jaguars' 52-45 win over Grambling in the 41st annual Bayou Classic, Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

The ranking comes two days after Southern defeated rival Grambling 52-45 on a last-play goal-line stand in the Bayou Classic in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Southern (9-3) finished with 132 first-place votes and 219 points in the poll.… Continue reading →

East: All three phases came together as Southern claimed a stirring Bayou Classic

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Jaleel Richardson (13) celebrates in the end zone with John West (48) and Mason Ceaser (86) after Richardson ran 79 yards on a kickoff return for the touchdown in the fourth quarter against Grambling in the 41st annual Bayou Classic, Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

The division title-winning performance Southern put on in the Bayou Classic on Saturday has been building for a while — six games and eight weeks, to be exact. The heart-stopping 52-45 victory against Grambling was something the Jaguars weren’t capable of doing in late September. Back then, they were a team searching for an identity. Now they’re a… Continue reading →

Southern Monday Morning Rewind

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern quarterback Austin Howard prepares to throw a pass against Grambling in the fourth quarter of the 41st annual Bayou Classic on Saturday.

Coming up Southern (9-3 overall and 8-1 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference) heads back to Houston to defend its SWAC championship against Alcorn State (9-3, 7-2) at 3 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium. The East Division champion Braves are coming off an open date that followed a 34-31 home loss to Jackson State in the regular-season finale… Continue reading →

Lewis: This win can’t make up for their loss, but Southern’s Dray Joseph and Austin Howard can smile today

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Reggie Travis, left, and game MVP Austin Howard celebrate the Jaguars' 52-45 win over Grambling in the 41st annual Bayou Classic on Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

At the end of the Saturday’s Bayou Classic, Dray Joseph sought out Austin Howard for an extra-long, tear-filled hug. And for the first time in two weeks, they could smile, even celebrate. Joseph, Southern’s record-setting quarterback of the previous four seasons, and Howard, the freshman who threw three touchdown passes to lead the Jaguars to… Continue reading →

Grambling rally falls short

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Grambling quarterback Johnathan Williams splits Southern defenders during the third quarter of Southern's 52-45 win in the Bayou Classic on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Williams sparked Grambling's comeback from two 21-point deficits only to have the rally fall short as the game ended.

With the score 31-10 and less than four minutes left before halftime, the Bayou Classic was looking like a Southern University runaway on Saturday at the Superdome. And when the Jaguars took another 21-point lead – 45-24 – with 10 minutes left in the game, it certainly appeared bleak concerning Grambling State’s chances of coming back to… Continue reading →

Bayou Classic notebook: Southern receiver Mike Jones makes most of his moment

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern receiver Mike Jones makes a 45-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter as Grambling's Mike Roach can't keep up in the 41st annual Bayou Classic on Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Southern wide receiver Mike Jones has been limited by an ankle injury most of this season, but he picked a good time to get healthy. Jones, a sprinter on the track team who was one of the Jaguars’ top deep threats a year ago, had just 14 catches going into the Bayou Classic on Saturday. But he did have… Continue reading →

Southern offensive line gets job done against Grambling

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Southern offensive lineman Reginald Redding (78) and Southern quarterback Deonte Shorts (2) celebrate Shorts' touchdown during the third quarter of the Bayou Classic Saturday.

The Southern offensive line has had ups and downs and has changed around its working parts on several occasions throughout the course of the season, but it’s safe to say that the Jaguars’ unit may have put together its strongest performance of the season on its biggest stage. “We’ve got one of the best offensive line coaches… Continue reading →

Southern defense stops Grambling inside 1 to seal win

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Grambling quarterback Johnathan Williams is stacked up short of the goal line by the Southern  defense to end the Bayou Classic on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Southern won 52-45.

NEW ORLEANS — The Southern and Grambling offenses combined to gain nearly 1,000 yards of total offense, but it was defense that made the deciding play Saturday afternoon at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Grambling quarterback Johnathan Williams was stopped short of the goal line on a quarterback sneak as time ran out, and Southern held on… Continue reading →

Bayou Classic Three and Out

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- The Southern University band performs during halftime of the Bayou Classic Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

1 What we learned The Bayou Classic usually brings out the best in Southern and Grambling. Whether they’re trying to finish a disappointing season on a high note or advance to the SWAC championship game, which was the case Saturday, both schools seem to respond to the stage. Grambling dug its self a 21-point… Continue reading →

Video: Southern's feast or famine defense comes up big in the last play of Bayou Classic

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Reggie Travis (81) will see you in Houston following the Jaguars' 52-45 win over Grambling in the 41st annual Bayou Classic, Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

In this "Advocate Sports: Bayou Classic Postgame Show," Advocate sportswriter Les East and contributor Charles Salzer review Southern's 52-45 victory against Grambling in the Bayou Classic in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Video: Southern linebacker Brian McCain says "we wanted it" on the last play in the Bayou Classic

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Brian McCain (45) will see you in Houston following the Jaguars' 52-45 win over Grambling in the 41st annual Bayou Classic, Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Southern linebacker Brian McCain talks about how the Jaguars desire to win the Bayou Classic got them in a 52-45 victory against archrival Grambling. Click here to see the video. Continue reading →

Video: Southern running back Lenard Tillery says the Jaguars had an "emotional win" in the Bayou Classic

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Lenard Tillery (21) hurdles over Grambling's LeAndre Vallot (37) in the 41st annual Bayou Classic, Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Southern running back Lenard Tillery says he saw a lot of people crying after the Jaguars' 52-45 victory against Grambling in the Bayou Classic, but he was especially happy for the seniors on his team. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Video: Southern kickoff returner Jaleel Richardson scores deciding touchdown in the Bayou Classic

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Jaleel Richardson (13) runs 79 yards on a kickoff return for the touchdown in the fourth quarter against Grambling in the 41st annual Bayou Classic, Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Southern kickoff returner Jaleel Richardson had a 79-yard kickoff return with 7:50 left in the game for the Jaguars final points in their 52-45 victory against Grambling in the Bayou Classic in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →