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Brown Leads Huskies To Victory

Antario Brown made his collegiate debt on October 2 and didn’t disappoint the onlookers as the Savannah, Georgia native rushed for 101 yards on 16 carries to lead Northern Illinois to a 27-20 Homecoming win over Eastern Michigan in a game played at Huskie Stadium.

The crowd of 10,034 saw the former Beach High standout lead all rushers as he averaged 6.3 yards per carry.

“He’s going to be a heck of a player for us,” head coach Thomas Hammock said. “What a start. I’ve been telling people about him for a long time. What a performance for a true freshmen to walk out there, having not played a snap up to this point. We leaned on him as an offense in the second half and he came through for us.”

Stovall Hired At South Carolina

Michael Stovall has joined the athletic department staff at the University of South Carolina. His official title is assistant athletic director for student development. The Alanta native began his new role in August 2021.

Antario Brown
Antario Brown

Prior to USC, Stovall served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Career Development and Life Skills at Georgia State University. In this role, Stovall oversaw programming to enhance the personal and career development of all Panther student-athletes 16 teams, as well as their engagement in community service initiatives. He also served as the Advisor for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.), Chair of the “Golden Panther Awards” Student-Athlete Honors Banquet planning committee, and advisor for Summer Bridge Program.

Before joining the GSU staff in 2015, Stovall spent two years with the Atlanta Public Schools System Athletic Department as an Athletic Academic Advisor on a grant from the Chickfil A Peach Bowl with the Play It Smart Program.

Stovall earned his bachelor’s degree from Savannah State University in biology where he was a wide receiver on the Tiger football team. He also holds a master degree in sport and exercise psychology from Argosy University.

Michael Stovall
Michael Stovall

Inside The SIAC

After five weeks of play,Savannah State sits atop the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Eastern Division while Tuskegee is in first place in the Western Division.

SSU has a 3-0 conference record while Albany State is on their heels with a 2-0 mark. Fort Valley State is 1-0 in the SIAC while Morehouse (0-1), Clark Atlanta (0-2) and Benedict (0-3) bring up the rear. Over in the west, Tuskegee is 1-0 while Miles and Kentucky State are both 1-1. Central State is 0-1 while Lane has yet to play a conference game.

On October 2, Savannah State won their fourth straight game as they survived a scare from Kentucky State, 21-17; Albany State dominated Miles 31-3; Tuskegee shut out Clark Atlanta 21-0; Lane shut down Texas College 71-0; Fort Valley State defeated Benedict

Kayla Chance
Kayla Chance

24-14; Allen topped Central State 46-34 and Edward Waters kept Morehouse winless by beating the Maroon Tigers 37-13.

Oct. 9 games include Miles hosting Benedict, Fort Valley State hosting Central State, Edward Waters traveling to Albany State, Clark Atlanta hosting Allen, Lane venturing to Kentucky State, Savannah State hosting Erskine and Tuskegee playing Morehouse in Birmingham, Alabama in the 85th annual Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic.

Kayla Chance Named SIAC Cross Country Runner Of The Week

Savannah State junior Kayla Chance was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Women’s Cross Country Runner Of The Week, the conference office announced in a press release today.

In the Lady Tigers’ return to the field, Chance set a new school record at the Queen City Invitational in Charlotte, North Carolina last weekend. Chance ran an 18:47 in the 5k, finishing 41st overall.

Savannah State cross country has not competed since 2019 following the cancelation of the 2020 season due to the pandemic. They last ran a meet in October of 2019.

The Queens City Invite opened a three-event season for the men’s and women’s teams. On Oct. 16, they visit Bluffton, S.C. for the Sand Shark Invitational. They conclude the 2021 season with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Cross Country Championship on Oct. 22.

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