Jackson State Adds Edward Waters for Spring Opener

The Jackson State Tigers has added to its spring 2021 football schedule on Monday with the addition of the Edward Waters Tigers.

The Battle of the Tigers will commence in Jackson, Mississippi on either Friday, February 19 or Saturday, February 20. The two teams will finalize the date at a later time.

“We are very happy to add an eighth game and fifth home game to our spring 2021 football schedule,” said Jackson State Vice President and Director of Athletics Ashley Robinson. “I’m very excited for our student-athletes and our fans. We have a great spring 2021 schedule.”

Edward Waters is currently a member of the NAIA division with an offer to join the Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). Edward Waters has not committed to making the jump but recently broke ground on a new football stadium.

Jackson State has now added two non-conference opponents to its 2021 spring schedule. Last week, the Tigers added SWAC rival Southern for a matchup on Saturday, April 3.

The SWAC has already outlined its spring schedule with conference games beginning Friday, February 26, 2021 and ending on Saturday, April 17, 2021. They have scheduled the SWAC Championship for Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Photo courtesy of Jackson State University Athletics.

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