Braves resume conference play at MVSU

April 13, 2017 in Sports

Alcorn Game Notes | Live Radio ITTA BENA, Miss. – Playing its first game in eight days, the Alcorn State University baseball program will travel to Mississippi Valley State for a […]

JSU Tigers overcome Delta Devils 16-14

October 6, 2016 in Sports

The Mississippi Link Newswire The Jackson State football team used a stingy defensive effort and a ground control offensive attack to hold on to a tough 16-14 victory over in-state […]

College football preview: 5 things you need to know about Mississippi Valley

August 18, 2014 in Sports

ITTA BENA, Mississippi (AP) — Rick Comegy has built his coaching career by resurrecting struggling programs like Tuskegee and Jackson State. The 60-year-old might be in for his biggest challenge […]

Alcorn State rallies for 35-28 SWAC win over Mississippi Valley

September 16, 2013 in News, Sports

LORMAN, Mississippi (AP) — Arnold Walker rushed for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, leading Alcorn State to a comeback win over Mississippi Valley State 35-28 Saturday in the conference opener for both teams.

Down 21-13 in the fourth quarter, Alcorn State’s (2-1, 1-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) Terrence Green recovered a fumble at the MVSU 17-yard line. Walker carried three straight times for a Brave’s touchdown and John Gibbs, Jr. connected with Tavoris Doss on a two-point conversion…

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.

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.

MVSU moving home games to Greenville

March 25, 2013 in Local Sports

Mississippi Valley State will play the remainder of its home baseball games at Greenville’s Legion Field.

Athletic director Ashley Robinson says unsafe playing conditions at Valley’s field in Itta Bena prompted the decision.

Robinson says playing field is not suitable or safe enough to have baseball players risking a possible injury.

Alcorn State beats Mississippi Valley State 72-67

January 14, 2013 in Local Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

Marquiz Baker scored 27 points and Alcorn State held on to beat Mississippi Valley State 72-67 Saturday night in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game.

LeAntwan Luckett added 19 points and five assist for Alcorn State (6-14, 4-1).

MVSU (1-13, 1-3) shot just 34.6 percent (9 for 26) in the first half and Baker scored 21 points in the period as Alcorn State led at halftime 36-24.