Jones and Totten to be honored at Legends Reception

July 10, 2013 in Events, Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News, Top Stories

Former Mississippi Valley State quarterback Willie Totten and the late defensive lineman David “Deacon” Jones will be two of five former HBCU standouts to be honored Thursday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. at the MEAC/SWAC Legends Reception in Orlando, hosted by ESPN. 

The Legends Award was established in 2009 to pay tribute to extraordinary alumni who have used their respective MEAC and SWAC university education to bring excellence to their professional achievements and/or community service endeavors whether local, statewide, nationally or globally.

MVSU unveils plans to renovate HPER Complex

May 28, 2013 in Local Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News, Top Stories

Mississippi Valley State University is planning $17.5 million in renovations and expansion the R.W. Harrison HPER Complex.

MVSU officials say the work will include exterior repairs, life safety upgrades and accessibility upgrades. It will have 2,700 seats for athletic events and 2,800 seats for other programs, such as commencement.

The HPER Complex is the home for MVSU volleyball and basketball games. It has not been renovated or upgraded since its construction in 1977.

MVSU football player killed in accident, 3 others injured

April 29, 2013 in News, Statewide News

A Mississippi Valley State football player was killed late Thursday night and three of his fellow athletes injured in a single vehicle accident in Leflore County.

Nineteen-year-old Kevin Monzon of Crystal Springs was pronounced dead at the scene, said Sgt. Ben Williams of the highway patrol. Monzon was reportedly driving on U.S. Highway 82 just east of Itta Bena around 8 p.m. April 25, when he ran off the roadway and rolled over.

A second passenger, Marcus Thompson, a junior from Houston, Texas was air-lifted to University Medical Center (UMC) in Jackson.

Interim coach named head coach of Delta Devils

June 28, 2012 in Local Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

ITTA BENA – (AP) Mississippi Valley State University has moved interim men’s basketball coach Chico Potts into the position permanently. University officials said this week that Potts becomes the Delta […]

MVSU defeats Alcorn State 71-63

February 13, 2012 in Local Sports, News, Sports

LORMAN – (AP) Luka Pajkovic scored 16 points and Mississippi Valley State defeated Alcorn State 71-63 on Saturday night. The Delta Devils (13-11, 12-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) have won 12 […]