Alabama A&M has hired Connell Maynor, who spent the past four seasons as the Hampton Pirates head coach, as the Bulldogs football coach.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff has reached across the SWAC to hire former Alcorn State defensive coordinator Cedric Thomas as its new coach.
This week on the Rhoden Fellows podcast, Bill and the Fellows debrief about the Celebration Bowl with Senior News Editor, John X. Miller. We break down everything from the players - like Devante Kincaid, Brandon Parker, Lamar Reynard - to the promotion for the event in Atlanta.
Eric Dooley, the offensive coordinator for two-time reigning SWAC champion Grambling, has been hired as the new head coach at Prairie View.
Lamar Raynard scored on a 1-yard sneak with 38 seconds left and unbeaten North Carolina A&T won its second Celebration Bowl in three years, defeating Grambling State 21-14 on Saturday.
Alabama State has promoted assistant Donald Hill-Eley to head coach.
Devante Kincade threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores, and Grambling held off Alcorn State 40-32 on Saturday night en route to its second straight Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship.
Neiko Hollins was 26-of-41 passing for 319 yards and three touchdowns to help Prairie View A&M beat Texas Southern 30-16 on Saturday night.
Martez Carter caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score as Grambling defeated Southern, 30-21, at the Bayou Classic on Saturday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
George Golden, Ezra Gray and Robert Pritchett III each had a rushing touchdown, and Alabama State gained 218 yards on 52 carries to beat NAIA Edward Waters 37-3 on Thursday night.
Brad Woodard rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries and Texas Southern cruised to a 24-10 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday.
Terrell Kennedy ran 69 yards for the game-winning touchdown in the second quarter as Jackson State upset Southwestern Conference East Division champion Alcorn State, 7-3 in the regular season finale Saturday.
Darryl Pearson ran for a touchdown, Hunter Hanson kicked three field goals, and Alabama State held Mississippi Valley State to 11 yards rushing to win 16-10 on Saturday.
Dylan Smith threw for a pair of touchdowns on two sustained drives after halftime as Alabama A&M rallied past upset-minded Division II Kentucky State 21-13 Saturday.
Neiko Hollins threw for 343 yards and four touchdowns to lead Prairie View A&M to a 42-28 victory over Incarnate Word on Thursday night.
Herbert Edwards ran 18 times for 159 yards and a touchdown to help Southern beat Texas Southern 33-7 on Saturday night.
Noah Johnson threw for three touchdowns and ran in two more Saturday to lead Alcorn State to a 59-0 win over Mississippi Valley State, clinching the Southwest Athletic Conference East Division title for a fourth straight season.
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