Southern University

  Jags roar past Alabama A&M, 73-57

The Southern men’s basketball team led for more than 85% of the game on the way to a ‘W’ over Alabama A&M at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

  Jags outlast Alabama St., 75-66

  Lady Jags top Alabama St., 64-47

Southern releases 2021 softball schedule

  ‘We’re at a disadvantage’ - Odums expresses concern about some SWAC teams opting out of spring football season

3 Lady Jags make Preseason All-SWAC Softball Team, SU expected to finish 3rd in SWAC West

Southern releases 2021 baseball schedule

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  Southern looks for wide receivers to step up with last year’s main targets unavailable

Alcorn State opts out of 2021 football season

Southern loses another close one, 57-53, to Jackson State

  Southern falls to Jackson State, 59-49

  Southern comes up just short against Grambling, 72-69

  2nd quarter explosion powers Southern past Grambling, 70-63

  Jags get ready for first scrimmage of spring football preseason

Amid reports at least one SWAC school could opt out of the first-ever spring football season, Southern head coach Dawson Odums is trying to balance National Signing Day and a season opener that is just three weeks away.


After receiving letters of intent from just two football players during the early signing period in December, the Southern Jaguars added a few more on National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

  Odums: RB Jarod Sims ready to put pads on again

One guy who head coach Dawson Odums knows will be ready for popping pads is sophomore running back Jarod Sims, who came on strong during the back half of the 2019 season.

Southern falls to UAPB in straight sets

The Southern volleyball team hosted Arkansas-Pine Bluff for its home opener at Clifford Seymour Gymnasium on Monday, Feb. 1.

Southern’s Nicholas Scott runs personal best to lead Jags in big day at Louisiana Invitational

Southern beats Alcorn St., 76-59

Southern gets past Alcorn St., 57-51

  SWAC announces band policy for 2021 spring football season

  Odums says Southern QB situation is ‘open competition’

Southern loses to Alabama State on buzzer beater after leading by as many as 15

Johnson, Kincey lead Southern to 60-56 win over Alabama State

The Southern women’s basketball team survived a late surge by Alabama State to get the win at Dunn-Oliver Acadome on Monday, Jan. 25.

Southern releases 2021 fall football schedule

Southern released its fall 2021 football schedule on Monday, Jan. 25. The schedule includes 11 total games and features five home contests.

Southern suffers first SWAC loss, falling 68-58 to Alabama A&M

The Southern men’s basketball team struggled shooting the ball in all three phases and took its first loss in SWAC play to Alabama A&M at T.M. Elmore Gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 23.

  Former SU baseball coach Roger Cador remembers Hank Aaron

Southern Hall of Famer Roger Cador, who was head coach of the Jaguar baseball team for 32 years, recalled his days in the Braves organization the same year Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record.

  Odums talks about Southern’s defense as practice gets underway for spring football season

The Southern football season will kick off five weeks from Friday, Jan. 22, and head coach Dawson Odums met with sports journalists via Zoom to talk about his Jaguars.

Southern’s De’Anthony Nervis named SWAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week

Southern’s De’Anthony Nervis has been named SWAC Co-Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, conference officials announced on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Southern’s Jada Childers named SWAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week

Southern’s Jada Childers has been named SWAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Southern volleyball picked to finish 4th in SWAC

The Southern volleyball team was selected to finish fourth in the SWAC, based on a preseason poll that was voted on by league head coaches and sports information directors.

2 Lady Jags named to Preseason All-SWAC Volleyball team

The SWAC has announced its Spring 2021 Preseason All-SWAC Volleyball team and two members of Southern volleyball have landed on the list.

Lady Jags at Alabama A&M postponed due to COVID-19 issues in Lady Bulldog program

The Southern women’s basketball game at Alabama A&M that was scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 has been postponed due to COVID-19 within the Lady Bulldog program, according to SWAC officials.

  WATCH: Southern University’s Human Jukebox Marching Band ‘We Are One’ video

It was a big night for Southern University.

  Southern improves to 3-0 in SWAC play with 102-61 blowout victory over winless Miss. Valley State

The Southern men’s basketball team cruised to an easy win over Mississippi Valley State at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Monday, Jan. 18.

  Southern runs past Miss. Valley St., 87-60

The Southern women’s basketball team jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead against Mississippi Valley State and didn’t look back at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Monday, Jan. 18.

  Southern’s hot shooting blasts UAPB, 88-53

The Southern men’s basketball team was in the zone on its shooting in a blowout win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Saturday, Jan. 16.

  Dominant 3rd quarter lifts Southern over UAPB, 67-57

The Southern women’s basketball team picked up its second SWAC win behind a strong third quarter against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Saturday, Jan. 16.

  Southern picked to 3-peat as SWAC West champs

Southern head coach Dawson Odums and his Jaguars were an overwhelming pick to win the SWAC West on the second day of the league’s spring media days.

2 Jags named to Preseason All-SWAC first team; 4 others make second team

A total of six members of the Southern University football program have been named to the Preseason All-SWAC team, with two of those receiving first team honors.

Southern struggles in 62-42 loss to Jackson State

The Southern women’s basketball team struggled in its shooting in a loss at Jackson State on Monday, Jan. 11.

Southern picks up first win with 61-55 victory over Grambling

The Southern men’s basketball team picked up its first win of the season after not playing a game in nearly a month. The Jags got past the Grambling Tigers on the road.

Southern drops close one to Grambling, 67-64

The Southern women’s basketball team fought to the end but dropped a close one to Grambling on Saturday, Jan. 9.

47th Annual Bayou Classic tickets sales start today

Tickets for the 47th Annual Bayou Classic go on sale today, Friday, January 8, 2021.

Southern wins SWAC opener over Prairie View, 51-44

Despite trailing the entire first half, the Lady Jags turn up the intensity to close out the third quarter to pull off the come back win over the Lady Panthers, 51-44, at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

  Southern University’s Human Jukebox Marching Band to perform in virtual Rose Bowl parade

Southern University’s “Human Jukebox” Marching Band will be performing in the virtual Tournament of Roses Parade Friday, Jan. 1.

Southern’s SWAC opener against Prairie View postponed due to COVID-19 in Jag program

The Southern men’s basketball SWAC opener hosting Prairie View on Saturday, Jan. 2, has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols SWAC officials announced Thursday, Dec. 31.

Southern-TSU games postponed due to COVID-19 within Tiger program

The Southern men’s and women’s basketball games against Texas Southern that were scheduled for Monday, Jan. 4 inside the F.G. Clark Activity Center have been postponed, SWAC officials have announced.

Southern records 14 steals in 79-60 loss to Texas Tech

The Southern women’s basketball team took the ball away more than a dozen times but struggled with shooting it against Texas Tech on Monday, Dec. 21.

Jaguar fan cutouts on sale for SU athletic events

The Southern University Athletic Department will offer Jaguar fans the opportunity to place a corrugated plastic cutout of themselves in the stands at A.W. Mumford Stadium and the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

Southern falls to No. 13 Miss. St., 79-55

The Southern women’s basketball team at Mississippi State was an evenly matched contest the first 15 minutes of the first half until the Lady Bulldogs turned up the intensity to win big over the Lady Jaguars.

Southern inks 2 new players on National Signing Day

The Southern Jaguars will have some new faces on the sideline in the fall after receiving letters of intent from players on National Signing Day.

Southern defeated by UAB, 88-46

The Southern Men’s Basketball team was in Birmingham, Ala. to take on UAB on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Southern falls to No. 7 Baylor, 86-52

The Southern women’s basketball team traveled to Waco, Texas to face No. 7 Baylor at the Ferrell Center on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Cold-shooting dooms Southern in 79-44 loss at Arkansas

A red-hot Arkansas team made 11 shots from 3-point range and shot 44.8 percent from the field overall, as the Razorbacks defeated Southern 79-44 on Wednesday night at Bud Walton Arena.

Southern at No. 1 Gonzaga canceled due to COVID-19 issues within Bulldog program; Jags schedule another opponent

The Southern men’s basketball team’s trip to Spokane, Wash. to face No. 1 Gonzaga has been canceled after the Bulldogs shut down basketball activities due to COVID-19 issues in the program. Southern has announced changes to its schedule.

Southern drops close game to Wichita St., 57-53

Southern ended a three-game road trip with a heartbreaking loss to Wichita State on Friday night, 57-53, from Charles Koch Arena.

Southern baseball head coach Kerrick Jackson steps down to take position in MLB; asst. coach Chris Crenshaw named interim

Kerrick Jackson, the head coach of the Southern baseball team, has left the Jaguar program for a position in Major League Baseball.

Southern goes down to No. 5 Iowa, 103-76

A red-hot Iowa team made 12 shots from 3-point range and shot 54.8 percent from the field overall, and the Hawkeyes defeated Southern, 103-76, on Friday, Nov. 27.

Southern falls to NC Central in OT, 85-78

The Jaguars kicked off the 2020-21 season in dramatic fashion by taking North Carolina Central down to the wire and eventually falling to the Eagles, 85-77, in overtime Thursday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

  Arrest made in connection with ‘racially motivated’ attack on Southern University student-athlete at LSU Lakes

Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say they have arrested the man accused of punching and verbally assaulting a female Southern University student-athlete in the 2800 block of Dalrymple Drive Monday, Nov. 9.

  47th Annual Bayou Classic will be played in Shreveport

The 47th Annual Bayou Classic will be played on Saturday, April 17, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport.

Will Deion Sanders be the next coach at Jackson State?

Thursday afternoon, outlet HBCU Sports reported NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders was on tap to become the next head coach.

Lou Brock, an SU baseball legend & MLB Hall of Famer, passes away

Lou Brock, who helped lead the Southern University baseball team to a championship and later assisted the St. Louis Cardinals in winning two titles, has died. He was 81.

  LSU, SU remain undecided on what fan experience will look like when football resumes

While both Southern and LSU will move ahead with football, the question becomes how muted will the festivities around the big games end up?

  SWAC releases spring football schedule; Jags open at Alabama State

The SWAC has announced the schedules for all 10 SWAC schools for the upcoming 2021 spring football season.

  Odums focuses on positives of playing football in spring

Southern head football coach Dawson Odums joined Baton Rouge journalists for a Zoom style news conference on Tuesday, July 21, to respond to the SWAC’s decision to move the football season from the fall to the spring.

Bayou Classic postponed until spring

According to officials, the 47th Annual Bayou Classic has been postponed until spring. The game was scheduled to be played in November of 2020.

  SU officials react to SWAC decision to postpone fall football season

Officials at Southern University, including the director of the Human Jukebox, are reacting to Monday’s SWAC decision to postpone the fall football season.

  SWAC postpones fall sports schedule until spring

The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Council of Presidents and Chancellors held a meeting via Zoom and has decided to postpone the fall sports schedule until spring.

Southern AD Roman Banks still hopeful New Orleans hosts Bayou Classic

With the SWAC moving football season back to spring of 2021, there's a chance the Bayou Classic can still be played in New Orleans.

  Southern athletic director Roman Banks says no decision on SWAC fall sports, despite reports

College football reporter Brett McMurphy reported Friday, July 17, that sources told him the SWAC will announce Monday that it is canceling fall sports.

  Former Southern baseball head coach Roger Cador selected to ABCA Hall of Fame

Former Southern baseball head coach Roger Cador is set to receive a great honor. The legendary skipper will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame next January.

LaGrange alum Colton Frank IV to transfer to Southern

Former LaGrange High School star Colton Frank IV announced he’s transferring from UL Lafayette to Southern University to the play for Jaguars. Frank announced the move on his Twitter account.

SWAC adds Bethune-Cookman as full member effective 2021-22 academic year

Less than a month after announcing the addition of Florida A&M to the conference, the SWAC now says Bethune-Cookman is also joining. Officials said Bethune-Cookman will be added as a full member effective with the 2021-22 academic year.

  Southern officially cancels first 2 football games due to COVID-19; revised schedule released

Southern University has officially canceled the first two football games of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletic director Roman Banks confirmed the changes to the Jaguars’ schedule.

  Report states Southern’s first 2 football games canceled; SU says schedule changes not yet official

While many college football fans are getting excited about Florida A&M joining the SWAC in 2021, a report by the New York Times has cast large doubt on the Rattlers visiting Mumford Stadium on September 12.

Location, plans for upcoming Bayou Classic still undecided

Officials said previous statements saying otherwise were unofficial and it is still being decided for 2020 and 2021.

  Southern Heritage Classic canceled due to COVID-19; Jags’ season-opener could be in jeopardy

The Southern Heritage Classic is the first college football casualty of COVID-19. While Southern doesn’t play in the game, the two teams that do are both on the Jags’ schedule.

Conflicting statements released on if 2020 Bayou Classic will be played in New Orleans

According to Southern University Athletic Director Roman Banks the Bayou Classic will not be played in New Orleans this year, and possibly will not be played in 2021. However, organizers called the statement "premature."

  LSU, Southern officials share thoughts on Tigers finally playing Jags in football

LSU executive deputy athletic director Verge Ausberry and Southern athletic director Roman Banks both spoke with WAFB-TV this week, saying the Tigers and Jaguars finally playing each other in football is great for both the community and the state.