HBCU Sports Live | SWAC Postpones Fall Sports

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 In a recent video uploaded by Youtube Channel, HBCU Sports, Kenn Rashad and contributing editor, Kendrick Marshall, discuss Southwestern Athletic Conference’s (SWAC) decision to postpone sports for the Fall 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns. The news release published on July 20th by the conference, stated that the increase in COVID-19 cases in the south, was one of the main factors in this decision.

Marshall also adds how schools, especially with smaller athletic programs, have limited access to resources, therefore inhibiting the school’s options for the fall. However, the conference is in the current process of formalizing a plan for athletic programs for Spring 2021. The SWAC is one of the most leading HBCU conferences in the country and is known for being the alma mater of many HBCU alumni that went on to play in professional leagues.

The following schools are a part of the Southwestern Athletic Conference: Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Alcorn State University, Grambling State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Prairie View A&M University, Southern University and A&M College, Texas Southern University, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Alabama A&M University is currently the top-ranked SWAC school followed by Alabama State University and Alcorn State University. AAMU is a public HBCU founded in the 1875 and is currently located in Huntsville, Alabama.

They offer 15 varsity sports and their sports teams are the maroon and white Bulldogs or the Lady Bulldogs when referring to the women teams. The university has become known for its academic excellence while offering over 40 undergraduate degrees, 23 Master’s, and four PhD degrees.

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