Jay Hopson introduced as Southern Miss’ new head football coach

February 2, 2016 in Sports

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Jay Hopson was an assistant coach for Southern Mississippi when the program was the envy of most mid-major schools in the country. Now he’s returning to […]

Alcorn falls to North Carolina A&T in Celebration Bowl

December 21, 2015 in Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Tarik Cohen said he looked tired because he hadn’t eaten enough, but surely it had more to do with all the running when he rushed for 295 […]

Courtney Pruitt named Alcorn State women’s basketball coach

April 24, 2015 in Sports

The Mississippi Link Newswire Alcorn State University’s search for a new head women’s basketball coach concluded with a seasoned individual with extensive college coaching experience, most recently as the head […]

John Gibbs leads Alcorn State to 56-16 rout of Southern in SWAC action

September 29, 2014 in Sports

LORMAN, Mississippi (AP) — John Gibbs, Jr. threw a touchdown pass and ran for another to lead Alcorn State to a 56-16 rout of Southern on Saturday night. Austin Howard […]

SWAC football: Alcorn State opens with 55-7 win over Lynchburg

September 2, 2014 in Sports

LORMAN, Mississippi (AP) — Darryan Ragsdale threw for one touchdown and rushed for two more as Alcorn State rolled to a 55-7 win over Virginia Lynchburg on Saturday. Ragsdale got […]

Mississippi State QB Tyler Russell doubtful for Alcorn State game with concussion

September 2, 2013 in News, Sports, Top Stories

STARKVILLE, Mississippi – (AP)— Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell has a concussion and is doubtful for Saturday’s game against Alcorn State.

Coach Dan Mullen announced Russell’s status on Monday. The quarterback left last Saturday’s 21-3 loss to No. 13 Oklahoma State in the third quarter after taking a hit to the head.

Myrlie Evers honored with National Urban League Civil Rights Award

August 1, 2013 in Education, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The Alcorn family congratulates civil rights icon Myrlie Evers for being honored with the National Urban League Civil Rights Award. Mrs. Evers, who serves as Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Alcorn State University, accepted the award at the 2013 National Urban League Conference held July 24-27, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 “We are extremely proud for Professor Myrlie Evers for adding another coveted award to her array of honors,” stated Alcorn President M. Christopher Brown II. “We are grateful for everything Mrs. Evers is doing for the nation and for her invaluable contribution as faculty at Alcorn.”

Lillie Ayers, key figure in historic lawsuit, dies at 85

March 28, 2013 in Top Stories

Lillie B. Ayers, who became the lead plaintiff in Mississippi’s college desegregation lawsuit after the death of her husband, Jake Ayers, died Sunday at her home in Glen Allan in Washington County. She was 85.

Henry Ayers, Lillie Ayers’ son, said his mother died of complications from bone cancer.

Funeral services are pending.