2021 Texas Southern Football Schedule

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Eight games inside the state of Texas, four home contests at BBVA Stadium, homecoming on campus and two classics highlights the 2021 Texas Southern University football schedule. 

Tiger fans will not have to travel far from this fall as six of the Texas-based games are in the Houston area. 

The 2021 season gets underway on Saturday, Sept. 4 as Texas Southern hosts SWAC rival Prairie View A&M in the 36th edition of the Labor Day Classic at BBVA Stadium. The following weekend on Sept. 11, TSU preps for the first of two consecutive games against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents as they will face Baylor University in Waco, Texas at McLane Stadium for the first time ever. After a bye weekend on Sept. 18, TSU is back in action for its final FBS opponent as they will square off against Rice University on Sept. 25 at Rice Stadium in Houston also for the first time in school history. 

The month of October opens with a bang as TSU returns to on-campus Durley Stadium for Homecoming 2021 against North American University on Oct. 2. TSU returns to SWAC play on Oct. 9 in Arlington, Texas as they will face off against Southern University for the third consecutive season in the inaugural Arlington Football Showdown at Globe Life Park. The following weekend, TSU heads back on the road to face Grambling State on Oct. 16 before returning to the friendly confines of BBVA Stadium for its next two games. SWAC West newcomer Alcorn State is scheduled for Oct. 23 followed by Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Oct. 30. 

TSU will face Jackson State for the first time since 2016 to open November and returns to Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium for the first time since 2015 on Nov. 6. The Tigers are back at BBVA Stadium on Nov. 13 for their home finale and senior day festivities against Alabama A&M before closing out the 2021 regular season on the road at Alabama State in Montgomery, Ala. 

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HBCU golf national titles won at PGA Works

Prairie View A&M fell behind the Howard for the first two days of the PGA Works Collegiate Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach on Monday and Tuesday, but roared back in a dominating performance on Wednesday’s final day to bring home the men’s Division I HBCU National  Championship.

Playing two days on the Stadium Course (Monday/Wednesday) and one Tuesday on the Valley Course, the Panthers, fresh off their 2021 SWAC  championship played steady down the wire to take home the top prize.

PVAMU finished with a team score of 921 to finish four strokes ahead of a surging Alabama State team who finished at 925.  The Florida A&M golf team finished third at 938. Rounding out the field was Howard (946), Tennessee State (955), University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff (956), North Carolina A&T (961), Chicago State (983), and North Carolina Central (998).

PVAMU head coach Kevin Jennings, the HBCU Golf Coach of the Year,  led his team to the title. But he was just happy to get back to coaching golf. 

“It was wonderful to get some competition in and allows the guys and girls to get out and compete in such a wonderful venue, such great competition and allow them to achieve what they achieved,” said Jennings.

The weather, which was benign during most of both practice rounds, turned to the evil element on Wednesday.  With the wind gusting at 15-20 MPH, drives, approach shots, and even putts were affected by the swirling nature of the gusts.

The Island 17th hole

With the gusty winds swirling in the bowl that makes up the arena of the famous island green at TPC Sawgrass, the most famous hole on the PGA Tour and possibly all of golf, several players found themselves switching clubs, second-guessing the distance and what it took to make it safely on the green.

The drama on the 17th hole threatened to change the entire dynamics of the tournament.  PVAMU lost several strokes on the hole allowing ASU to close the gap. 

In the end, the final two Panthers safely navigated the hole on their first try, cutting the faltering down the stretch.

Prairie View A&M moves on to NCAA postseason play next. It will begin as the No. 14 seed in the Albuquerque regional at the Championship Course at UNM, hosted by the University of New Mexico.

Fun fact: The TPC Sawgrass was famously designed by Pete Dye, an innovative course architect.  While Dye is credited with the  beautiful and challenging layout of the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, his  wife should also get some credit.  As Pete was laying out the course, Alice  said “Why don’t you just make an island green.”  The result is the most famous hole in golf.

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A&T track completes sweep in final MEAC comp.

Bruno Mars and his buddy might believe in leaving the door open, but North Carolina A&T track sure doesn’t.

NCAT dominated the sprints in both men’s and women’s categories on Saturday, earning a sweep for the program. 

The A&T men finished with 288 points with Norfolk State coming in at 174 and Morgan State at 84. The NCAT women won by an even larger margin, putting up 290 points compared to Norfolk State’s 144 and Howard’s 125.

A&T Freshman Javonte Harding won both the men’s 100m (10.21) and 200m (20.21). Sophomore Cambrea Sturgis did the same thing on the women’s side, running 11.03 in the 100m and 22.88. The Aggies dominated the men’s 200, with all five of the top competitors hailing from the program. 

Sophomore sensation Randolph Ross (44.60) held off senior teammate Trevor Stewart (45.04) to bring home the gold. And the Aggie 4×400 men’s team, the fastest in the world so far, did what it had to do with a 3:05.97 to close out the day.

Senior G’Jasmyne Butler followed up her 3,000m steeplechase win on Friday with a win in the 800m. It was another sweep for the home team, as teammates Carolyn Brown and Ayoola Gbolade were the closest to her heels.

It wasn’t all Aggies, though.

Howard came away with a win in the women’s 4×400 relay, clocking in at 3:35.59 to A&T’s 3:37.39.

The Bison also came out on top in the women’s 5000m run as Destiny Stanford took home the title. 

This was the fourth consecutive MEAC title for the A&T men and second in a row for the A&T women. It is the third title for the women since 2017. It is also the last, as NCAT will head to the Big South this July. The way the program has dominated recently, don’t expect many tears from the rest of the league. 

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