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Southern University basketball is less than three weeks away from the start of SWAC play, which begins Jan. 5 when WBB welcomes former coach Sandy Pugh and PVAMU to the FG Clark Activity Center. SU will also host Community Organization Day and is encouraging all area non-profit organizations and youth mentorship program to join us in the MiniDome. For special group tickets, please contact the SU Box Office at 225-771-3171.
Southern University Athletics mourns the death of former SU and NFL legend Isiah “Butch” Robertson, who died Thursday night in a car crash near Mabank, Texas. Statement for SU Athletics Director Roman Banks: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of Isaiah Butch Robertson. “Butch” embodied the spirit of Southern University and represented this institution with class and dignity everywhere he went. Our thoughts and prayer are with the Robertson family during this difficult time.” Robertson, who was a first round draft pick by the Los Angeles Rams in 1971, was a four time All-Pro Selection and a six-time Pro Bowler. His career at Southern from 1967-1970 coincided with the careers of NFL greats Mel Blount, Rich Jackson, and Harold Carmichael.
ICYMI: Screenshots from today’s Sportscenter Gear Up segment including uniforms for today’s 45th @bayouclassic74.
Happy Bayou Classic Morning Jaguar Nation. Tune in to @sportscenter this morning at 7:45 am CST for Gear Up for an exclusive look at what’s on tap for the 45th annual @bayouclassic74. Today’s game marks the first time in the game history both teams will wear there home uniforms (See USC/UCLA) and will be in one color tone (See NFL Color Rush). The uniform combos will be featured on ESPN Gear Up segment. Every week on the Saturday 7-9am eastern edition of SportsCenter on ESPN, Gear Up showcases the special and unique uniforms that teams wear week-to-week. #ProtectTheDome
Southern University National Alumni President LaQuitta Thomas and Athletics Director Roman Banks present SU legend Avery Johnson with the Distinguished Alumni Award prior to Tuesday’s season opener at Alabama. #ProtectTheDome #ProtectTheBluff
Southern University Volleyball is 7-2 in their last nine games and will look to win extend their current winning streak to five when the Jaguar host rival Grambling today at 5 p.m. at Clifford Seymour Gym. Three seniors, Vaterra Calais, Bailey Jefferson, and Paige Hall, will play their final home game today and end their careers as four-year Letter winners. #ProtectTheBluff
Calling all Military, First Responders, SU Faculty and Staff, Exxon Mobil employees and EBR Schools and surroundings parishes students and teachers. One week from today, Join SU Athletics for Family Day on the Bluff. Special discounted ticket options available. Contact the SU Ticket Office at 2257713171 Monday morning for more details. Kickoff for SU vs. UAPB next week is scheduled for 4 p.m.
#gameday #protectthebluff
Breaking News: The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced Wednesday its relocating the Dec. 1 Championship game from Birmingham to the campus of the team who finishes in first in the standings. Southern University, who sits atop the SWAC West division, is in contention to host the championship game behind Alcorn State, who currently holds the head-to-Head tiebreaker over SU. For more on this story, visit SWAC.org or click the link in our bio.
Head Coach Sean Woods makes his Southern University debut tonight at 6 p.m. in exhibition action against Mobile in the FG Clark Activity Center. Admission is free to the public. SU opens the 2018 season on the road on Nov. 6 at Tuscaloosa, Ala.
It’s Gametime! Watch today’s Jaguar Gameday Experience Fueled by Exxon Mobil for the latest on the SU-JSU GAME. Filmed and Produced by Pelican Broadcasting.
https://youtu.be/vypCguMZ26k
Please disregard the error in today’s Advocate newspaper regarding kickoff time for the Jackson State Game. Saturday’s game is still scheduled for 6 p.m. with the battle of the bands (Zero Quarter) between the Sonic Boom and the Human Jukebox starting at 5 p.m.