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Southern scores first win, lands doubleheader split with Prairie View

After dropping the first two games of its weekend series against Prairie View, the Southern baseball team made a welcome discovery Saturday afternoon at Lee Hines Field. With Southern pitchers struggling to find the plate, freshman right-hander Justin Freeman proved he was capable of holding his own in the Jaguars’ rotation with a solid Game 3 start.… Continue reading →

Southern women roll past Alcorn

The last time Southern played Alcorn State it had to claw its way back from a 17-point halftime deficit to escape Lorman, Mississippi, with a narrow victory. When the teams met again Saturday afternoon in the F.G. Clark Activity Center, the Jaguars came away with a much less stressful victory. They used a 14-0 run… Continue reading →

Cameron Monroe, SU seniors play home finale

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern's Cameron Monroe drives around Dillard defender Houston Chatman on Friday night at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

Cameron Monroe is the first Southern basketball player to have a four-year career under coach Roman Banks. The pair, who are second cousins, arrived together amid an NCAA postseason ban for their first season due to APR shortcomings that predated them. Then came a Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament title and an impressive battle with No. 1 national seed… Continue reading →

SU women seniors chase second title

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern guard Kendra Coleman drives past Alabama State's Brittney Smith at Southern's F.G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge, La.

Six seniors will play their last home game when the Southern women’s basketball team faces Alcorn State at 3 p.m. Saturday in the F.G. Clark Activity Center. It will be an emotional time for the players, coaches and fans in attendance. But for the Lady Braves and the rest of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, the reaction will… Continue reading →

Southern falls 8-2 to Prairie View in SWAC baseball opener

Advocate file photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern's Lance Jones

Prairie View defeated Southern 8-2 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference baseball opener for both teams Friday afternoon at Lee-Hines Field. But the Jaguars could’ve just as easily said they beat themselves as the Panthers took advantage of pitchers’ lack of control and fielders’ miscues. Southern walked eight batters and hit four, and the Jaguars committed five errors. Although… Continue reading →

Roger Cador and Southern open their own clubhouse after years of work and red tape

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- For the first time ever Saturday, Roger Cador's players at Southern will dress before a home game at Lee-Hines Field in their own clubhouse instead of changing clothes in the parking lot. The new facility, a longtime dream of Cador's, is just behind the left-field wall at Lee-Hines Field.

Southern pitcher James Fontenot remembers arriving for his first fall practice with the Jaguars a year and a half ago. “I came here as a walk-on just to play and, when I got here, I was like, ‘Where do y’all get dressed? Where is the locker room?’ ” he said. “And they were like, ‘In the parking… Continue reading →

Southern will start home-opening series against Prairie View on Friday, as weather concerns resurface

Advocate file photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern's Tyler Kirksey follows through on a bases-loaded triple during a 2013 game against Prairie View at Lee-Hines Field. The Jaguars and Panthers will begin a three-game series Friday.

The weather continues to force changes to Southern’s baseball schedule. The Jaguars have had almost as many postponements (two) as games played (three) so far, and they announced Tuesday that the home- and Southwestern Athletic Conference schedule-opening weekend series against Prairie View has been modified. The series will begin with a single game at 1… Continue reading →

Alabama State rallies to beat Southern men in final second

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern University Jaguars forward Keith Davis (4) drives to the goal past Alabama State Hornets center Wendell Lewis (00), Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Southern's F.G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge, La.

Jamel Waters swished an 18-foot jumper with 0.5 seconds left to give Alabama State a 56-54 victory against Southern on Monday night in the F.G. Clark Activity Center. The dramatic finish was reminiscent of one that took place when the Hornets beat the Jaguars 63-59 four weeks earlier in Montgomery. The victory enabled ASU (16-7 overall) to… Continue reading →

Free-throw woes can’t derail Southern women, who post their 12th straight win

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern University Lady Jaguars guard Britney Washington (21) gets the layup past Alabama State Lady Hornets guard Tabitha Bradshaw (3), Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Southern's F.G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge, La.

The Southern women could have made things easier on themselves with better foul shooting. The Jaguars barely made 50 percent of their season-high 49 free-throw attempts, but it was more than enough in a 72-58 victory against Alabama State on Monday night in the F.G. Clark Activity Center. Southern, which is second in the… Continue reading →

Southern has another baseball matchup with Nicholls State postponed

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern coach Roger Cador

Mother Nature doesn’t seem to want Southern and Nicholls State to meet on a baseball diamond. For the second time in a week, a game between the Jaguars and Colonels has been postponed because of bad weather. Southern was scheduled to open the season at Nicholls State on Feb. 17, but that game was postponed until May… Continue reading →

Southern men can catch Alabama State

The Southern men’s basketball team let an opportunity to grab a share of first place in the Southwestern Athletic Conference slip through its fingers when it lost in overtime at Alabama State four weeks ago. The Jaguars fell farther off the pace three games later when they lost to Jackson State. But Southern (14-14,… Continue reading →

SU women expect physical game

The Southern women’s basketball team expects a physical game when it plays Alabama State at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the F.G. Clark Activity Center. These teams met four weeks ago in Montgomery, Alabama, and the Jaguars had a double-digit lead for most of the first 34 minutes before seeing their lead to shrink to one. They… Continue reading →

Southern falls to quick-starting Alcorn State 11-9

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Southern University head coach Roger Cador talks his players in a game against the University of New Orleans at UNO in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.

The Alcorn State Braves outlasted the Southern Jaguars to win 11-9 Sunday at Wesley Barrow Stadium. The Braves led almost throughout. The Jaguars kept clawing their way back into it, but ultimately ran out of innings. Southern dropped each game in the MLB Urban Invitational tournament, the only participating team to do so. “We took a lot… Continue reading →

Southern men win despite losing Jared Sam

Southern got one big man back and lost another. Center Frank Snow returned from a four-game absence due to a broken hand, but forward Jared Sam was lost due to an ankle injury during the Jaguars’ 72-63 victory against Alabama A&M on Saturday night in the F.G. Clark Activity Center. Southern was able to withstand… Continue reading →

Southern loses to UNO at Urban Invitational

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans infielder Jonathan Coco (17) celebrates being driven in by the home run of New Orleans catcher Jonathan Santana (20) against the Southern University at UNO in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.

UNO defeated Southern 4-1 on Saturday night at Maestri Field, giving the Privateers their their third straight win after they had opened the season on a three-game losing streak. Alex Smith pitched five strong innings for the Privateers to earn the win, giving up just one unearned run while walking four and striking out four.… Continue reading →

Grambling spoils Southern’s baseball opener

Grambling kicked off the 2015 MLB Urban Invitational with a 6-1 victory over rival Southern at Wesley Barrow Stadium on Friday afternoon. With the tournament being held in New Orleans for the first time in its eight-year existence, it appeared the two teams were going to start the invitational with an old-school pitching duel, but the Tigers… Continue reading →

Southern baseball season ready to get off to (late) start

Advocate file photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern left-hander J'Markus George, fires to the plate during a game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff last season. George will start Friday against Grambling.

Southern is antsy to get baseball season off to a belated start. The Jaguars’ only game action was a 6-0 exhibition victory against Baton Rouge Community College last Friday at Lee-Hines Field. They didn’t open the season last weekend as they normally would have because the MLB Urban Invitational in New Orleans was pushed back a week,… Continue reading →

Adrian Rodgers leads Southern past Valley

GREENWOOD, Miss. — Adrian Rodgers regained his scoring form and led Southern to a 68-56 victory against Mississippi Valley State on Monday at the Leflore County Civic Center. Rodgers scored a game-high 20 points, making 7-of-17 field goals, 1-of-5 3-pointers and all five of his free throws. In his previous three games, Rodgers, the Jaguars… Continue reading →

Southern women win early start

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern University Lady Jaguars graduate assistant Adrian Sanders, center, on the bench against the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes, Monday, Jan. 19, at Southern's F. G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge.

GREENWOOD, Miss. — Coach Sandy Pugh said she was excited when she heard Monday morning that her Southern women’s basketball team’s game against Mississippi Valley State was being moved to 2 p.m. from 5:30 p.m. The Jaguars had been on the road since last Friday and sitting around the hotel while a strong winter storm… Continue reading →

Threat of inclement weather forces Southern at Mississippi Valley State basketball games to be moved up

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern's Adrian Rodgers advances the ball while defended by Jackson State's Javeres Brent on Monday at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

The threat of freezing rain and bad weather conditions on Monday have forced Mississippi Valley State officials to move up the time of the team's basketball games against Southern. The times of the games have been rescheduled to 2 and 4:30 p.m. on Monday. This gives Southern traveling help to return to Baton Rouge from Itta Bena,… Continue reading →

Depth fuels Southern women’s surge

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern's Britney Washington drives the baseline on Grambling's Monisha Neal earlier this season.

The Southern women’s basketball team has the longest win streak in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The Jaguars have won nine games in a row and are 10-2 and 12-10 overall going into their game at Mississippi Valley State (1-11, 3-20) at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Leflore County Civic Center in Greenwood, Miss.… Continue reading →

Small lineup helps Southern offense

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern University Jaguars guard Trelun Banks (3) drives past Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils guard Jabari Alex (33), Monday, Jan. 19, at Southern's F. G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge.

After Southern lost to Jackson State last Monday, coach Roman Banks analyzed his substitution pattern. He was searching for answers in the wake of a 62-52 defeat in which the Jaguars offense had gone stagnant. They shot 37 percent and scored their fewest points in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game this season.… Continue reading →

Offense leads Southern past UAPB

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern University Jaguars head coach Roman Banks coaches against Mississippi Valley State, Monday, Jan. 19, at Southern's F. G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Southern followed its lowest point total in a conference game this season with one of its highest. The Jaguars bounced back from a 62-52 home loss to Jackson State on Monday by beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff 74-56 on Saturday night in the H.O. Clemmons Arena. They scored their second-most points in a… Continue reading →

Southern women rout UAPB again

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern University Lady Jaguars head coach Sandy Pugh coaches against the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes, Monday, Jan. 19, at Southern's F. G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. — The second game between the Southern and Arkansas-Pine Bluff women’s basketball teams went about like the first one did. The Jaguars forced 24 turnovers and scored 30 points off of them to beat the Lady Golden Lions 69-42 on Jan. 17 in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.… Continue reading →

Southern pitchers hold BRCC in check in exhibition

Advocate file photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Southern infielder Marcus Tomlin

Six Southern pitchers held Baton Rouge Community College to a mere three hits while blanking the Bears 6-0 in an exhibition game Friday night at Lee-Hines Field. Southern opens its season at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nicholls State. D.J. Wallace was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run, while Nkosi Djhetui-Mes homered… Continue reading →

Southern women seek 9th straight

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern's Britney Washington goes up for a layup against Grambling on Saturday at the F.G. Clark Activity Center. Washington scored 21 points in the Jaguars' 80-52 win.

The Southern women played perhaps their worst first half of the season when they fell behind Alcorn State 30-13 at halftime two weeks ago. Then the Jaguars began the second half with a pressing defense and quickly came to life. In 10½ minutes they were within a point and when the game was over they had a… Continue reading →

Southern men seek to rebound

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern's Thomas Pierre-Louis leaps for an offensive rebound against Grambling on Saturday.

Southern’s frontcourt was a question mark coming into this season. The Jaguars had limited experience there after its top two returning players — Calvin Godfrey and Damien Goodwin — transferred. They did have two 6-foot-10 players in Frank Snow and Keith Davis, but otherwise were relatively undersized. Despite the limitations, the frontcourt has improved over… Continue reading →

Southern to test-drive several pitchers in opener vs. BRCC

Advocate file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Southern pitcher Santos Saldivar

Southern plans to use its exhibition game against Baton Rouge Community College on Friday night to get its first in-game look at its top starting pitchers and relievers. Jaguars No. 1 starter Santos Saldivar will throw the first pitch at 6 p.m. at Lee-Hines Field. After three innings, he’ll be followed to the mound by fellow… Continue reading →

Five questions that will define the Jaguars’ season … and the answers: 1. Can the Jaguars avoid beating themselves like they did last year? Cador says he has been extremely encouraged by how well the team has fielded during intra-squad games, but the real games are the ones that matter. Last season, a spate of physical and… Continue reading →