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TSU OVC Championship

TSU OVC Championship

By Joshua Walden TSU’s first game of the OVC Tournament came against the fifth seeded Southeast Missouri Redhawks. They came into the game with (14-17) overall and (9-7) in the conference. TSU came into this game as the underdogs. They were the eighth seed with a (17-13) overall record and (8-8) in the conference. TSU …

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TSU Pro Football Hall of Famers Recognized at Super Bowl LI

By Lucas Johnson NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service)  — Tennessee State University’s Super Bowl legacy was once again in the spotlight when its Pro Football Hall of Famers were recognized at Super Bowl LI. The National Football League hosted Hall of Famers from Historically Black Colleges and Universities “to highlight their achievements and as part …

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Martin’s Double-Double Lifts TSU Past EKU, 63-49

RICHMOND, Ky. — Wayne Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) put on a dominating performance with 14 points and 17 rebounds to carry the Tennessee State men’s basketball team to a 63-49 road win over Eastern Kentucky at McBrayer Arena on Thursday night in Ohio Valley play.   Delano Spencer (Atlanta, Ga.) chipped in 12 points on 4-of-7 …

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Softball Opens Practice for 2017 Campaign

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State softball opened practice for the 2017 season on Wednesday evening. The Tigers worked out indoors for the first two days due to wet field conditions.   “As a whole, it was a good practice,” said senior outfielder Courtney Gearlds. “There are still things we need to improve on, as well …

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TSU Opens Kentucky Invitational with Weight Throw

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Tennessee State men’s and women’s track and field teams kicked off action at the Kentucky Invitational with the weight throw on Friday at Nutter Field House.   On the women’s side, Daimer Gordon (Ellenwood, Ga.) set a new personal record with a weight throw toss of 16.79m (55’1”) to finish 10th …

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Tigers Take Southern Hertitage Classic

E. Freeman Department of Media Relations NASHVILLE, TN. (TSU News Service) – For Tennessee State University, the 27th Southern Heritage Classic was all that – classic. The TSU Tigers trounced the Jackson State University Tigers 40-26 before more than 46,000 at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee, to culminate a weeklong series of activities and …

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Tigers Move to 3-0 on the Season in Florida

DAYTONA BEACH, FL — For the second consecutive week the Tigers fought off miscues to secure a 31-24 victory at Bethune-Cookman on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers were called for 15 penalties for close to 150 yards and committed three turnovers. Tennessee State improved to 3-0 on the season as cornerback Terrell Bonds pulled down a …

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TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY HAS RICH OLYMPIC HISTORY

LUCAS JOHNSON DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA RELATIONS – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – No matter what history is made at the Olympics in Rio this year, Tennessee State University will always have a place in the record books when it comes to the Games. In 1948, TSU alumna Audrey Patterson became the first African-American woman …

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TSU Football Players Teach Kids Importance of Exercise

By E. Freeman NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – The TSU Tigers’ football team recently took time to help some tiger cubs understand the importance of staying fit. The program on April 1 was part of activities planned by the university’s Early Learning Center to engage its 2 to 5-year-olds in fun activities with the …

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Head Coach Ford Wins Ben Jobe Award

HOUSTON, TX — Tennessee State Men’s Basketball Head Coach Dana Ford added to his growing resume by earning the prestigious Ben Jobe Award for the 2015-16 season, presented annually to the top minority coach in Division I by CollegeInsider.com. Ford was one of 21 finalists for the award, a list that included Shaka Smart (Texas), …