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BOXTOROW HBCU Coaches Poll: Hampton, Tennessee State losses cause shakeup in poll; N.C. A&T Aggies remain No. 1

By Michael Wallace / October 31, 2016 / Comments Off on BOXTOROW HBCU Coaches Poll: Hampton, Tennessee State losses cause shakeup in poll; N.C. A&T Aggies remain No. 1

Hampton’s loss to Bethune-Cookman and Tennessee State’s loss to Tennessee Tech caused shakeups in the top-five of this week’s BOXTOROW Coaches poll.

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Grind City Football: From walk-on to program’s all-time most prolific receiver, Miller’s playmaking fueling Tigers’ nationally ranked ride

By Michael Wallace / October 27, 2016 / Comments Off on Grind City Football: From walk-on to program’s all-time most prolific receiver, Miller’s playmaking fueling Tigers’ nationally ranked ride

Memphis Tigers receiver Anthony Miller (No. 3) enters Friday’s game against Tulane at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium needing just 15 catches and 69 yards to become the school’s all-time career leader in both categories.

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BOXTOROW HBCU Coaches Poll: Streaking Tigers gaining ground on top-ranked Aggies entering HBCU season’s stretch run

By Michael Wallace / October 24, 2016 / Comments Off on BOXTOROW HBCU Coaches Poll: Streaking Tigers gaining ground on top-ranked Aggies entering HBCU season’s stretch run

Grambling State running back Martez Carter (No. 4) rushed for 115 yards and added another 67 yards in receiving as the No. 2-ranked Tigers won their sixth consecutive game to keep pressure on No. 1 North Carolina A&T atop the HBCU Coaches Poll.

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Grind City Football: Erratic schedule as tough as any opponent nationally-ranked Memphis Tigers face this season

By Michael Wallace / October 19, 2016 / Comments Off on Grind City Football: Erratic schedule as tough as any opponent nationally-ranked Memphis Tigers face this season

The No. 25-ranked Tigers enter Thursday night’s game at Houston trying to wrap their hands around both the Cougars and a challenging schedule that features a conference-high five mid-week games this season.

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BOXTOROW HBCU Coaches Poll: North Carolina A&T continues to cruise atop poll as pivotal MEAC and SWAC clashes loom

By Michael Wallace / October 17, 2016 / Comments Off on BOXTOROW HBCU Coaches Poll: North Carolina A&T continues to cruise atop poll as pivotal MEAC and SWAC clashes loom

North Carolina A&T junior quarterback Lamar Raynard (No. 7) is 415 yards shy of breaking the school’s single-season passing record as the No. 1-ranked Aggies prepare for Saturday’s key MEAC showdown with Bethune-Cookman.

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Grind City Football: Navy’s Mid-South Midshipmen eager for homecoming showdown against Memphis

By Michael Wallace / October 11, 2016 / Comments Off on Grind City Football: Navy’s Mid-South Midshipmen eager for homecoming showdown against Memphis

Navy senior linebacker and co-captain D.J. Palmore (No. 45) is among several Memphis-area natives who will guide the No. 25-ranked Midshipmen into Saturday’s pivotal conference game against the Tigers at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

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BOXTOROW HBCU Coaches Poll: Top five teams win, stay put in Coaches poll topped by North Carolina A&T

By Michael Wallace / October 10, 2016 / Comments Off on BOXTOROW HBCU Coaches Poll: Top five teams win, stay put in Coaches poll topped by North Carolina A&T

Grambling swept SWAC Players of the Week honors as quarterback Devante Kincade (offense), linebacker De’Andre Hogues (defense), lineman Anfernee Mullins (newcomer) and kicker Marc Orozco (specialist) were recognized after their win over Prairie View

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Grind City Football: Facing fourth ranked foe in as many weeks, Mason’s Commodores seek sustainable growth amid gauntlet

By Michael Wallace / October 4, 2016 / Comments Off on Grind City Football: Facing fourth ranked foe in as many weeks, Mason’s Commodores seek sustainable growth amid gauntlet

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason is trying to get the Commodores turned around after consecutive losses to Alabama and Florida followed a 3-0 start. But it won’t be easy with No. 5 Georgia visiting Nashville on Saturday.

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BOXTOROW HBCU Coaches Poll: North Carolina A&T one vote shy of unanimous No. 1 spot, Tennessee State’s slide continues

By Michael Wallace / October 3, 2016 / Comments Off on BOXTOROW HBCU Coaches Poll: North Carolina A&T one vote shy of unanimous No. 1 spot, Tennessee State’s slide continues

North Carolina A&T moved a step closer to gaining unanimous status as the top-ranked Black College football team in the country, and is followed by a pair of teams carrying two impressive winning streaks of their own.

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Grind City Football: UCF’s Frost and Memphis’ Norvell showing Power (Five) potential as coaches on rise entering showdown

By Michael Wallace / September 28, 2016 / Comments Off on Grind City Football: UCF’s Frost and Memphis’ Norvell showing Power (Five) potential as coaches on rise entering showdown

Former Nebraska championship quarterback Scott Frost is leading a turnaround at UCF and, like Memphis’ Mike Norvell, is viewed as one of the hottest coaching prospects not at a Power Five program.

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