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University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff Athletics to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony for Arena Renovations

PINE BLUFF, AR – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will begin a big day of events with the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the renovated H.O. Clemmons Arena Saturday, January 5 at 3 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the main entrance of the arena prior to the Arkansas-Pine Bluff women’s and men’s basketball… Continue reading University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff Athletics to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony for Arena Renovations

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Simmons Bank Gifts $2.5 Million Towards UAPB Athletics Upgrades, Largest Contribution in University History

PINE BLUFF, AR – On Tuesday, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) announced a $2.5 million gift from Simmons Bank for upgrades to the football and baseball athletics facilities. According to a press release from the university, the gift is the largest in UAPB history and will fund a new football stadium scoreboard… Continue reading Simmons Bank Gifts $2.5 Million Towards UAPB Athletics Upgrades, Largest Contribution in University History

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Duer Sharp resigned as SWAC Commissioner; member school presidents & athletic directors seek a better future for the league

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The long-serving commissioner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) which serves historically black member institutions, Duer Sharp, has resigned this past Thursday amid rumors of potential financial issues and concern among member school presidents about the direction of the conference under his leadership. According to The Advocate, The SWAC will hold its… Continue reading Duer Sharp resigned as SWAC Commissioner; member school presidents & athletic directors seek a better future for the league

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Monte Coleman out as Coach, UAPB set to make changes to its football program

PINE BLUFF, AR – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Athletics announced Monday that it would not renew the contract of current football head coach Monte Coleman when it expires on December 31, 2017. Coleman has served as head football coach for the Golden Lions since 2008. According to a press release from the… Continue reading Monte Coleman out as Coach, UAPB set to make changes to its football program

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SWAC Basketball Tournament trophy to be named after the late Coach Davey L. Whitney

LORMAN, MS – The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Men’s Basketball Championship trophy to be named after Kentucky State University grad and Alcorn State University sports figure Coach Davey L. Whitney. According to a press release from the university, SWAC Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted to name the Men’s SWAC Championship Basketball Tournament trophy after… Continue reading SWAC Basketball Tournament trophy to be named after the late Coach Davey L. Whitney

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UAPB alumni fiery over continuous football losing streak and raise voices for a new head football coach

PINE BLUFF, AR– After the Golden Lions has taken their fourth straight homecoming loss against Alabama A&M on Oct. 15 with the score of 40-7, the Lions traveled to Baton Rouge against Southern with a loss of 17-49 and then proceeding to Grambling and losing 0-70. The alumni are fiery over the continuous football losing… Continue reading UAPB alumni fiery over continuous football losing streak and raise voices for a new head football coach

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2016 Toyota SWAC Football Championship announced

The 2016 SWAC Football Championship is set to return to Houston, Texas this year as The Southwestern Athletic Conference renewed its contract with NRG Stadium for three more years. The winner of the East and West Divisions will meet for Judgement Day Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. CT. Last season, Alcorn State earned back-to-back… Continue reading 2016 Toyota SWAC Football Championship announced