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@BamaStateSB set to host Stinger Classic beginning Friday

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Alabama State opens the 2021 season at the Barbara Williams Softball Complex beginning Friday afternoon and running through Sunday afternoon, hosting the Stinger Classic. Alabama State opens play in the tournament against Western Carolina Friday afternoon at 2:30 pm, a tournament that will also feature Alabama, North Alabama, Notre Dame, and Tennessee Tech. The tournament begins at 12 noon Friday with three games scheduled, followed by a five-game day on Saturday beginning at 9…

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@BamaStateTFXC sweeps weekly SWAC awards

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Alabama State swept the four weekly awards handed out by the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), announced by the conference office Thursday afternoon.Matthew Clarke was tabbed as the SWAC Track Athlete of the Week after picking up one of the four gold medals won by the Hornets at the Jaguar Invitational. Clarke won the 200-meters in a time of 21.57 seconds, placing him atop the conference performance list. Meanwhile, Caesar Kemp was named the SWAC…

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Razor named Freshman and Bowler of the Year by SWAC

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. | The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) announced its 2021 postseason honors Thursday, and Alabama State’s Savanna Razor highlighted the list after her performances during the regular season. Razor headlines the First Team selections, earning both the Freshman and Bowler of the Year honors after finishing the regular season in conference play with a 202.25 average pinfall. She amassed a league-leading 4,005 total pins during 20 matches played and was a key contributor to an Alabama…

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SWAC Invitational in Birmingham canceled due to weather for @BamaStateGolf

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. | The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced the 2021 SWAC Invitational has been canceled due to the projected weather that will affect the Birmingham area. The tournament was scheduled to be played next week at the Oxmoor Valley Golf Club, but the weather has called for freezing temperatures during the tournament. Alabama State will open the 2021 season at home, hosting the ASU Spring Kickoff at the Robert Trent Jones Course in Prattville (Ala.). The tournament is…

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@BamaStateBB receives Rapsodo technology through partnership with Braves

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ATLANTA, Ga. | Alabama State was one of ten HBCUs to receive Rapsodo through a partnership with the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Braves Foundation, announced Tuesday by the organization.   “This is just another tool that puts us up to par with other conferences across the country,” Alabama State head baseball coach Jose’ Vazquez said. “I am extremely grateful for the Braves organization and their commitment to HBCU baseball.”   Rapsodo, the sports data company known for…

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@BamaStateFB will be featured four times on ESPN family of networks

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. | The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) announced the television schedule for the 2021 spring season, featuring Alabama State four times including the season opener. Alabama State will have a pair of home games picked up by the ESPN family of networks beginning with the home opener against Southern on Friday, February 26, with the game airing on ESPN3 with a 6 pm kickoff scheduled inside ASU Stadium. The network returns to Montgomery on March 20…

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@BamaStateSB picked to SWAC East Division, three picked preseason All-SWAC

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. | The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) announced the 2021 preseason teams highlighted by the preseason Pitcher and Player of the Year, and the predicted order of finish, on a vote by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. Alabama State was picked to win the East Division with 81 votes, 25 more votes than Alcorn State who was picked to finish second overall in the division. Alabama A&M (53), Jackson State (51), and Mississippi…

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@BamaStateFB ranked inside top 10 of BOXTOROW preseason poll

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. | With the season opener less than three weeks ago, Alabama State finds itself ranked eighth in the BOXTOROW preseason poll released Tuesday. Alabama State, 5-6 last season, finished the year ranked 10th in the final 2020 poll and begin the season ahead of Jackson State (4-8) and Tennessee State (3-9) in this year’s poll. The first five in the poll include North Carolina A&T (eight first place votes), Alcorn State (four first place votes),…

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@BamaStateTennis match scheduled for Friday in Mobile postponed

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. | The Alabama State women’s tennis match scheduled for Friday afternoon in Mobile (Ala.) against South Alabama has been postponed due to weather projected for the area. The match was originally scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm, and no make-up date has been set for the match. Alabama State returns to action Sunday (February 14) afternoon at home against Southern Miss. The match is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm, and no fans will be…

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@BamaStateMBB falls to Mississippi Valley State

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68 Mississippi Val. 1-16,1-8 SWAC 65 Alabama St. 3-7,3-7 SWAC Score By Periods Team 1 2 Total Mississippi Val. 37 31 68 Alabama St. 29 36 65 MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Alabama State trailed by as many as nine before coming back in the second half to take the lead, but it was free throws down the stretch by Mississippi Valley State that handed the Hornets a 68-65 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) loss at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome Monday…

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