Expectations grew in the 2019 Grove Bowl as University of Mississippi fans saw their first glimpse of new offensive coordinator Rich Rodriguez and quarterback Matt Corral.
Millsaps College linebacker Reid Evans could be the player who steps in and replaces some of the production Chandler Coleman provided last season. Evans enters his final year in position to be one of the leaders on defense.
Senior defensive lineman Eric Sadler earned Preseason All-GSC honors, as voted on by the league's head coaches; however, GSC also projects that Delta State will finish sixth in the conference, signifying that the rest of the coaches do not believe this is a rebound year.
Alcorn State University has owned the SWAC East division over the last five seasons. The Braves won their division with ease and its third championship game over the same time period. Alcorn State has played in the SWAC championship game every year since 2014.
Summer is coming to a close, and that means college football is right around the corner. The season will kick off during the Labor Day weekend, as everyone officially says hello to fall and welcomes back football.
A year into his job as athletic director at Jackson State University, Ashley Robinson has been looking forward to implementing his plans to advance the athletics department.
With the 2019 season approaching, Belhaven University quarterback Hunter McEachern has a chance to rewrite the school record book for passing. The quarterback begins his senior season after setting the school record for career passing yards last year.
Collins, Miss., native Detric Hawthorn leads the Choctaws' option attack and will be in his second year on offense. Mississippi College ended up as the top rushing team in the GSC last season with 2,661 yards and 266.1 yards per game.
This season, Racheem Boothe could become the next defensive star at USM. If he has a sensational year, he could follow in the footsteps of former Golden Eagle linebacker Jamie Collins Sr., who won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots.
Leading Alcorn State into the season is SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year quarterback Noah Johnson. The quarterback is also the SWAC Preseason First-Team All-SWAC choice of the head coaches and sports information directors.
While growing up in Jackson, Tenn., Rockey Felker often spent his Saturdays listening to Mississippi State University football. It started a love for MSU that Felker carries to this day as he continues to work for the university.
Though James Coleman is stepping down as athletic director for Tougaloo College, he is merely just slowing down a little, he says. Coleman has spent the last 33 years as AD for Tougaloo in a career that spans 56 years in higher education.
After five seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Rodney Batts is returning to his alma mater as Delta State University's head baseball coach.
One thing that would help the Jackson State University Tigers rise back to the top of the SWAC East division this season would be junior quarterback Derrick Ponder's play.
The Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils hired former Jackson State University and NBA star Lindsey Hunter to restore the luster of its basketball programs.
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