SC State Picked To Win MEAC
South Carolina State has been picked to win the 2021 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) football championship, as the Bulldogs topped the league’s annual preseason poll, presented by The Home Depot.
Voting was conducted by the conference’s head football coaches and sports information directors.
The Bulldogs received five first-place votes. Led by head coach Oliver “Buddy” Pough, South Carolina State shared the 2019 MEAC championship with North Carolina A&T State for the 15th MEAC title in program history.
Norfolk State, with two first-place votes, was picked to finish second, while North Carolina Central also picked up a pair of first-place votes and was tabbed to finish third.
Delaware State, Morgan State and Howard (one first-place vote each) rounded out the preseason poll.
Collins Named To Hornung Watch List
UNLV senior wide receiver and kick returner Tyleek Collins is one of 57 players on the 2021 Paul Hornung Award Watch List presented by Texas Roadhouse, which was announced July 29.
Now in its 12th year, the award goes out annually to the most versatile player in major college football from the Louisville Sports Commission in honor of the late football legend Paul Hornung. The winner will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner in Louisville in March 2022.
A Savannah native, Collins enters the season ranked second among active Rebels with nine career touchdowns and has led the team twice in kickoff returns and punt returns during his career, including both categories last fall. Overall, he has 647 receiving yards, 173 rushing yards, 734 kickoff return yards and 54 punt return yards as a Rebel. As a freshman, he became just the fourth UNLV player to post four receiving touchdowns in one game, which broke the program’s rookie record.
Pierce Transfer To Tennessee State
Savannah native Alexis Pierce will finish her collegiate basketball career at Tennessee State University.
Pierce who received her undergraduate degree from Jacksonville University in May will suit up for the Lady Tigers during the 2021-22 season as a graduate transfer.
In a statement on the team’s twitter account, TSU head coach Ty Evans welcomed Pierce to the program saying that she brings a wealth of experience and leadership along with the ability to score and defend from the perimeter.
“Alexis has the length and athleticism that we covet but her ability to keep the pressure on the defense with her shooting/ scoring is what makes her the perfect fit.”
During the 2020- 21 season at JU, Pierce averaged 9.3 points a game, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists. The 5-foot-9 guard also had 11 steals and six blocks.