Black College football news and notes

Stillman College was forced to cancel Saturday’s home game against Clark Atlanta because of swine flu.

According to the Associated Press, Tigers coach L.C. Cole said about 37 of his players had become sick and school officials felt compelled to cancel the game. Stillman ultimately had to forfeit the contest, giving Clark Atlanta a victory, once it was determined that both schools were unable to reschedule for another date.

Stillman’s next game is scheduled for Sept. 12 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. against Albany State.

MCNAIR TO BE HONORED SATURDAY

Former Alcorn State and Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair will be honored during a tribute prior to the Alcorn State-Southern Miss game in Hattiesburg, Miss.

McNair, who was murdered in Nashville in July, won the Walter Payton Award as the top player in Division I-AA and finished third in the Heisman voting following his senior season at Alcorn. McNair played 13 seasons in the NFL and was named Co-MVP in 2003 as a member of the Titans.

Alcorn State and the other nine teams in the SWAC will wear helmet stickers throughout the season in honor of McNair.

MEAC/SWAC CHALLENGE SET TO KICKOFF

Grambling and South Carolina State appear ready and anxious to play as the MEAC/SWAC Challenge draws closer to Sunday’s 2 p.m. kickoff in Orlando.

For more info on the game, which will be televised nationally on ESPN2, visit the Challenge website by clicking here.

SATURDAY’S GAMES

CIAA

Shepherd at Bowie State, 1 p.m.
Charleston (W. Va.) at Saint Augustine’s, 1:30 p.m.
Shaw at Bethune-Cookman, 4 p.m.
Elizabeth City at Johnson C. Smith, 6 p.m.
Catawba at Fayetteville State, 6 p.m.
Chowan at Old Dominion, 6 p.m.
St. Paul’s at UNC-Pembroke, 6 p.m.
Livingstone vs. Savannah State in Greenville, S.C., 6 p.m.
Virginia Union vs. Central State in Dayton, Ohio, Sunday, 7 p.m.

MEAC

Shaw at Bethune-Cookman, 4 p.m.
Delaware State at Florida A&M, 6 p.m.
North Carolina A&T at Winston-Salem State, 6 p.m.
N.C. Central at Hampton, 6 p.m.
Virginia State at Norfolk State, 6 p.m.
Towson at Morgan State, 7 p.m.
S.C. State vs. Grambling in Orlando, Sunday, 2 p.m.

SIAC

West Virginia State at Benedict, 4 p.m.
Kentucky State at Albany State, 7 p.m.
Fort Valley at Morehouse, 7 p.m.
Miles vs. Tuskegee in Birmingham, Sunday, 7 p.m.

SWAC

Jackson State at Mississippi State, 3:30 p.m.
Ark.-Monticello at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 5 p.m.
Alabama A&M at Tennessee State, 7 p.m.
Alcorn State at Southern Miss, 7 p.m.
Southern at Louisiana-Lafayette, 7 p.m.
Miss. Valley at Arkansas State, 7:05 p.m.
Concordia at Alabama State, 8 p.m.
Texas Southern vs. Prairie View, 8 p.m.
Grambling vs. S.C. State in Orlando, Sunday, 2 p.m.

For the complete schedule of this week’s games, visit Onnidan’s HBCU Sports Online by clicking here.

5 comments Add your comment

Tyger

September 4th, 2009
11:41 pm

Let’s get ready to rumble!!!

Freddie

September 6th, 2009
8:46 am

where are the scores from yesterday?

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September 6th, 2009
5:17 pm

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