Two 2024 FCS-FBS Matchups Change Dates; Five Future Games Scheduled

Two 2024 FCS versus FBS matchups have seen a date change. The Eastern Illinois at Illinois game has been changed from Saturday, August 31 to Thursday, August 29. This is the second time the game has been moved this offseason. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, August 24 but moved back a week to … Read more

10 FCS Matchups We’re Looking Forward to in the 2023 Season

Welcome to the All-FCS version of our annual FCS versus FBS article. Each year, we list 10 games that we like featuring FCS teams taking on the FBS and for this year we decided to look at FCS versus FCS matchups as well. We will not be using any FCS-FBS matchups in this article. In … Read more

Jackson State Announces Hire of Deion Sanders as Head Coach

The Jackson State Tigers made it official on Monday morning: Deion Sanders is the next head coach of the football program. The hiring of Sanders was reported by HBCU Sports and that report was subsequently refuted by Jackson State. The on-record denial was undermined over the weekend by photos showing Sanders on Jackson State’s 2021 … Read more

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 … Read more

The Citadel’s Game Time Changed; Jackson State and Southern Schedule Game

There were two changes announced on Labor Day involving FCS teams. One change was for this week and one addition was announced for the spring season. The first was that The Citadel’s game against the South Florida Bulls has been changed from 1 PM Eastern Time to 7 PM. Saturday’s meeting will be the third … Read more

Jackson State Will Not Renew John Hendrick’s Contract

The Jackson State Tigers will not renew the contract for head coach John Hendrick prior to the upcoming spring season. “In consultation with President Hudson and after a thorough review and evaluation of all aspects of our football program, I have decided that a change in leadership is in the best interest of our program … Read more

SWAC Postpones Fall Sports

After a report on Friday by Brett McMurphy that the SWAC would cancel fall sports and subsequent clarification from SWAC Commissioner Charles McClelland, the SWAC presidents voted to postpone fall sports to the spring. The SWAC voted to play a 7 game football schedule spring 2021 with an 8 week training period beginning in January. … Read more

Florida A&M, Jackson State to Meet in 2021 Orange Blossom Classic

The 2021 Orange Blossom Classic will feature two SWAC football teams in Florida A&M and Jackson State. Both schools announced the news on Thursday. The 2021 Orange Blossom Classic will take place in Miami Gardens, Florida during Labor Day weekend. It will be the first edition of the game since 1978. A 2020 game was … Read more

Jackson State and Florida A&M Schedule 2020 Matchup

The Jackson State Tigers and Florida A&M Rattlers have scheduled a matchup for the upcoming season after a spate of cancellations caused havoc to both teams’ schedules. The teams will meet on Saturday, September 12 with Jackson State hosting the contest. The Tigers were originally scheduled to face Tennessee State in the Southern Heritage Classic … Read more

Southern Heritage Classic Canceled for 2020

The Southern Heritage Classic between Jackson State and Tennessee State has been canceled for 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. The game was scheduled for Saturday, September 12. The two teams had met annually since 1990 in Memphis, Tennessee with three exceptions: 1991, 1993, and 2018. Jackson State did play the game in 1991 and … Read more