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  Southern and Grambling get ready for abnormal Bayou Classic

The Bayou Classic is going to be held a couple of weekends after Easter as a result of the SWAC pushing the 2020 season back from the fall to the spring because of the pandemic.

  Southern extends winning streak over JSU to eight games with 34-14 win

  Southern defense prepares to try to stop high-powered Jackson State offense

City of Shreveport announces Port City Fest leading up to Bayou Classic

More tickets to be made available for Bayou Classic as La. governor eases COVID-19 restrictions

Southern football game against Prairie View A&M postponed due to COVID-19

Southern football at Jackson State to be on ESPN

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Skelton & Sims lead the Jags in dominant 51-23 win over Texas Southern

  Southern plans to use Skelton and Lampley against TSU

  Southern looks to rebound, while continuing to evaluate QB situation

Jags’ season ends with heartbreaking 72-67 OT loss to Grambling

Lady Jags advance to SWAC semifinal with 73-59 win over Alcorn State

Southern’s Terrell Williams named SWAC Freshman of the Year

  Odums ponders starting QB for matchup with Texas Southern after bye week

Southern head coach Dawson Odums is figuring out who will start at quarterback after pulling Ladarius Skelton in the second quarter against UAPB for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

UAPB & Skyler Perry spoil Jags’ lone home football game

The Southern University Jaguars’ comeback failed against Arkansas Pine-Bluff, as they couldn’t overcome a 19-point deficit in the second half. The Jags trailed in the third quarter to the Golden Lions, 33-14.

Southern baseball holds off Grambling State to win 8-7

Southern University baseball finally returned home to play their first game of the season at Lee-Hines Field against rival Grambling State and the Jags got a much needed win after dropping six of the first seven games to start the season.

Jags take tough road loss at Prairie View, 68-61

In what was a close matchup for most of the game, the Southern men’s basketball came out on the short end on the road against Prairie View on Thursday, March 4.

Lady Jags run away with 70-39 rout of Prairie View

  Southern preps for UAPB, only home game for Jags

  Southern’s Jordan Lewis and Cesar Barajas named SWAC Players of the Week

  Jags get past Alcorn St., 88-71

  Lady Jags crush Alcorn St., 72-46

  Southern edges Alabama St., 24-21, to open spring football season

  Southern Jaguars prepare for SWAC season opener against Alabama State

Kick off time is at 6 p.m. in Montgomery, Al.

  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.

  Lady Jags drop nail-biter to Alabama A&M, 78-76

The Southern women’s basketball team fought a tough battle against Alabama A&M that ended in a close loss at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

SWAC revises preseason All-SWAC team, adding another Jag to list days before season opener

The SWAC released a revised preseason All-SWAC team on Tuesday, Feb. 23, for the 2021 spring football season and the list now includes one more Jaguar.

  Jags outlast Alabama St., 75-66

The Southern men’s basketball team used a 13-1 run over a five-minute stretch of the second half to pull away from Alabama State at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Monday, Feb. 22.

  Lady Jags top Alabama St., 64-47

The Southern women’s basketball team jumped out to a 12-point lead against Alabama State and dominated throughout in the win at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Monday, Feb. 22.

Southern releases 2021 softball schedule

Southern head coach John Garris announced the 31-game schedule for the Lady Jags, which includes 18 home contests, on Friday, Feb. 12.

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

Southern head coach Dawson Odums has expressed concern about playing a spring football season before and Thursday, Feb. 11, he raised serious questions just hours before the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opted out of its spring season.

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

Three members of the Southern softball team have been named to the Preseason All-SWAC Softball Team and the Lady Jags have been picked to finish third in the SWAC West, the league announced Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Southern releases 2021 baseball schedule

Southern released a 46-game schedule on Tuesday, Feb. 9, which includes 13 home contests at Lee-Hines Field.

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

Southern head coach Dawson Odums said one of the question marks this season is wide receiver. The three leaders from last season are all unavailable for 2021.

Alcorn State opts out of 2021 football season

Alcorn State officially announced its football team will not play this spring.

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

The Southern men’s basketball team dropped another close game, falling to Jackson State at the F.G. Clark Assembly Center on Monday, Feb. 8.

  Southern falls to Jackson State, 59-49

The Southern women’s basketball team held a one-point lead at the end of the third quarter but an 8-0 run led to an eventual 15-4 advantage in the fourth quarter for Jackson State in the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Monday, Feb. 8.

  Southern comes up just short against Grambling, 72-69

Grambling jumped out to a 19-0 lead against the Southern men’s basketball team but the home team fought the whole game and almost pulled off the successful comeback at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Saturday, Feb. 6.

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

After trailing at the end of the first quarter, the Southern women’s basketball team went on a 10-2 run to start the second quarter and take the lead on the way to a win over Grambling at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Saturday, Feb. 6.

  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.

  NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Southern

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 middle-distance runner Nicholas Scott led the Jaguar track and field team in a strong showing at the Louisiana Invitational at LSU on Saturday, Jan. 30.

Southern beats Alcorn St., 76-59

The Southern men’s basketball team rebounded from back-to-back losses to beat Alcorn State at the Davey L. Whitney Complex in Lorman, Miss. on Saturday, Jan. 30.

Southern gets past Alcorn St., 57-51

The Southern women’s basketball team is on a four-game winning streak after getting by Alcorn State in Lorman, Miss. on Saturday, Jan. 30.

  SWAC announces band policy for 2021 spring football season

On Friday, Jan. 29 the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) announced a revised policy related to band travel and participation for the upcoming Spring 2021 SWAC Football season.

  Odums says Southern QB situation is ‘open competition’

Southern head coach Dawson Odums isn’t tipping his hand when it comes to his starting quarterback for the upcoming season.

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

The Southern men’s basketball team jumped out to an early lead that eventually evaporated and fell to Alabama State on a buzzer beater in the Dunn-Oliver Acadome on Monday, Jan. 25.

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.