September 28, 1994 |
Alcorn State quarterback Steve McNair, who is trying to become the first Division I-AA player to win the Heisman Trophy, is expected to play Saturday against Mississippi Valley State. The senior suffered a slight shoulder separation in the fourth quarter of a 48-23 loss to Sam Houston State at Huntsville, Tex., last Saturday. * With Nebraska's Frazier still hospitalized, coach Tom Osborne was hopeful the second-ranked Cornhuskers would not lose their quarterback for the remainder of the season.
October 23, 1994 |
Steve McNair ran past Ty Detmer to become the NCAA career leader in total offense, and he did it by breaking his own Division I-AA single-game yardage record. McNair had 649 total yards Saturday against Southern, Division I-AA's top-ranked defense, to end Detmer's three-year stay atop the NCAA career list. After Alcorn State's 41-37 victory, McNair had 15,049 total yards.
September 29, 2006 |
Hopeful that a football game can generate interest among Southern Californians in the nation's historically black colleges and universities, most of which are in the South, Morehouse College of Atlanta and Alcorn State of Lorman, Miss., will play Saturday at the Coliseum. Promoters have dubbed it the Silver Dollar Classic, but classic might be stretching it. On the surface, at least, it's nothing more than a nonconference matchup of struggling lower-level teams that usually travel by bus.
October 18, 1994 |
Alcorn State Might Get Liberty Bowl Bid Alcorn State is being considered for the Liberty Bowl, the game's selection committee chairman says. The committee, expecting the host team for the Dec. 31 game in Memphis to be the winner of the Nov. 19 East Carolina-Memphis game, is considering Alcorn for the opposing team, chairman Reggie Barnes said. Alcorn State, which features record-setting quarterback Steve McNair, is 5-2 and tied for second in the Division 1-AA Southwestern Athletic Conference.
December 18, 2005 |
USC Coach Tim Floyd has attributed much of the Trojans' success during a six-game winning streak to losing their first two games and "treating teams with respect" as a result. That trend might be hard to sustain this afternoon when USC plays winless Alcorn State at the Sports Arena. The Braves, in the midst of a season-opening stretch of 11 road games, are 0-6, with losses to Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin. Alcorn State's leading scorer, junior forward Clifton Douglass, averages 14.
November 21, 1987 |
Second-ranked Purdue, behind Todd Mitchell's 22 points, crushed Arkansas Little Rock, 102-88, Friday night in an opening-round game of the Big Apple NIT college basketball tournament. Also advancing with first-round victories were No. 8 Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Seton Hall, New Mexico and UCLA. Georgia Tech had no problems with Alcorn State, 114-71; Iowa State downed Texas, 100-83; Seton Hall defeated George Mason, 85-63, and New Mexico beat Weber State, 88-72.