It’s one thing to come home and another thing to rebuild it
BrandedPresently Deion has taken his swag to the college football scene at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. In his short tenure thus far, Coach Prime has made more splashes than a mermaid in a swimming pool. HBCU athletic programs are placed in a unique predicament, in which leaders are given situations of impoverished operational standards and are asked to compete still. This, in my opinion, was a direct action by the media to derail the purpose of Coach Prime. We have had many Mosses’ in HBCU athletics; what we needed was a Primetime Aaron.thewestsidegazette.com
Deion Sanders Is Wrong About ‘Payout Games For HBCUs
So when Jackson State University Head Football Coach Deion Sanders challenges the long-standing practice of participating in “payout games”, questions will arise. “Payout games” happen when smaller programs agree to play Power Five opponents such as Clemson or Alabama in exchange for a significant monetary payment to the smaller school. These games have generated significant revenue for not only HBCU programs but also for smaller schools across the country. Many former HBCU players have increased their chances of getting drafted with good performances against these big-time schools. There’s nothing wrong with these HBCU programs chasing their paper.thewestsidegazette.com
Travis Hunter’s move to an HBCU is just the latest infuriating change for the establishment
Like prized recruit Travis Hunter, Jackson State University coach Deion Sanders has a lot of gall. The nerve of them! […] The post Travis Hunter’s move to an HBCU is just the latest infuriating change for the establishment appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Deion Sanders Has IG Model Brittany Renner Speak to His College Players About the Dangers of, Well, IG Models
He was putting his players up on the game, but not necessarily the game they seek to play professionally. On Thursday, Sanders posted a video of a coaching session to his Instagram account, but this wasn’t a normal class. He was putting his players up on game, but not necessarily the game they seek to play professionally. For this class, Sanders brought in Instagram model Brittany Renner, the woman who literally wrote the book on getting in the pockets of famous celebrities. “You’re trying to make it to the NFL, you do understand there’s a lot that comes with that right?” Renner asked the class.thewestsidegazette.com
Deion Sanders Leaving Jackson State Would Be a Big Blow–But HBCU Football Would Bounce Back
Even if Sanders decided to take his talents elsewhere, this would by no means be a death sentence for HBCU football. Written By ddooleyhbcu(Source NewsOne):Jackson State Head Football Coach Deion Sanders has become a legitimate candidate for the head coaching position at TCU. The eight-time NFL pro-bowler brings his flash and charisma everywhere he has gone, Jackson State and the HBCU community have been no exception. In the year and few months since he took over, it’s been no question that Sanders has had an impact on HBCU football and the HBCU community. More and more people are starting to see the value in not only HBCU sports but in the HBCU community in general.thewestsidegazette.com
FAMU Officials Attend Orange Blossom Classic Press Conference
Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., VP/Director of Athletics Kortne Gosha, head coach Willie Simmons and JSU head coach Deon Sanders ( pictured above) attended the kickoff press conference for the Orange Blossom Classic. (Courtesy: Florida A&M University)From FAMU Public RelationsA new year, a new conference, and the revival of the Orange Blossom Classic. “When we first introduced the idea of reviving the Orange Blossom Classic, our hair stood up on the back of our necks. I have a very strong feeling that the Black College National Champion may be decided from this game.”The Orange Blossom Classic returns after a 43-year hiatus as the game will be played during Labor Day weekend – September 5, 2021. FAMU has played in the Orange Blossom Classic 46 times and Jackson State will be making just its third appearance.thewestsidegazette.com
Super Bowl could be farewell for several pending free agents
Kansas City and Tampa Bay have several starters, including some notable pass catchers, scheduled to become free agents next month. So the Super Bowl between the Chiefs and Buccaneers will serve as a farewell for several players with their current team. Brown signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract with Tampa in late October and has been a model citizen since. He has 45 receptions for 623 yards and seven touchdowns after signing a one-year, $9 million deal. He turned 34 last month and might be willing to sign another one-year deal to stay in Tampa.
Lil Wayne, Kodak Black get clemency; Joe Exotic does not
President Donald Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 140 people in a last-minute clemency flurry after midnight on Wednesday, a list that included rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black. — Rapper Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was given a full pardon. In the pardon, Lil Wayne was praised for his “commitment to a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a host of foodbanks.” Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders backed the pardon. Lil Wayne is one of the seminal figures in rap in the last two decades, selling more than 20 million albums in the U.S. since releasing his debut in 1999. Supporters included Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, Lil Yachty, and athletes Lamar Jackson and Jack Brewer.
Frito-Lay plans three Super Bowl ads to highlight new products and football stars like the Manning brothers
Frito-Lay said it's planning three Super Bowl ads next month, including one highlighting NFL stars Peyton and Eli Manning, Troy Aikman and Deion Sanders. The PepsiCo subsidiary said one spot will highlight Doritos 3D Crunch, the '90s-era snack the company recently said it was reviving. The third spot will promote its Cheetos Crunch Pop Mix, which was introduced Monday and mixes Cheetos with its Cheetos Popcorn. Frito-Lay said snack consumption has seen a major gain during the Covid pandemic. Frito-Lay joins brands like M&M's, Pringles, Toyota and TurboTax, which have already said they'll be advertising during the game.cnbc.com
Johnstone, 2-time WS champ and popular prankster, dies at 74
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 1981, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers batter Jay Johnstone hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning off New York Yankees relief pitcher Ron Davis in the World Series in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/File)LOS ANGELES – Jay Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, has died. He died last Saturday of complications from COVID-19 and also had suffered from dementia in recent years, according to his daughter Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone. In the 1981 World Series, Johnstone had a pinch-hit, two-run homer in Game 4 that rallied the Dodgers to an 8-7 win over the Yankees. Besides his daughter, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Jayne Johnstone, and son-in-law Ryan Dudasik.
New Magnolia State coaches prepare for challenging debuts
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, Lane Kiffin speaks to Mississippi fans after being announced as the new head football coach during a introductory press conference in Oxford, Miss. In attendance were his children, daughters Presley Kiffin, 13, left, Landry Kiffin, 15, second from left, and son Knox Kiffin, 10. Mississippi State's Mike Leach and Mississippi's Lane Kiffin brought big names and offensive pedigrees to the Magnolia State. But they drew huge challenges for their debuts, with the Bulldogs visiting defending national champion and No. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
New Magnolia State coaches prepare for challenging debuts
Mississippi State's Mike Leach and Mississippi's Lane Kiffin brought big names and offensive pedigrees to the Magnolia State. Mike Leach expected to start his first season at Mississippi State versus New Mexico. Instead, both coaches — and their respective offenses — will encounter stiffer challenges in their Magnolia State debuts. 5 Florida and ex-Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen as two-touchdown underdogs. Before Deion Sanders made a prime-time splash when he was hired by Jackson State on Monday; Leach and Kiffin were splashy hires in the state.
‘Match made in heaven’: Deion Sanders to coach Jackson State
Jackson State’s new football coach then stated “I believe” many times about what he envisions happening on and off the field. It’s a match made in heaven.”Currently the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School-Cedar Hill in Texas, Sanders is taking his first head coaching job. “Coach Prime” later opened a blue blazer lined with the JSU logo to much applause. Acting Jackson State President Thomas Hudson called the hiring “the grace of God” and cited the school's football history in landing Sanders. Sanders also played nine seasons with four clubs in Major League Baseball, appearing in the 1992 World Series with the Atlanta Braves.
Truex ends 2020 winless skid with victory at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. Martin Truex Jr. cruised down the stretch and won his first NASCAR Cup race of the season on Wednesday night in the first race under the lights at Martinsville Speedway. Truex won the Martinsville grandfather clock on the paperclip-shaped track at just 0.526 miles. Already outspoken on social causes in NASCAR, Wallace denounced the flag and his message spread throughout sports. Boston tweeted questions about the race and seemed to enjoy the action at Martinsville: Do yall be pinned to the TV. Martinsville capped a stretch of seven straight Cup races since it resumed without fans at the track.
Deion Sanders candidate to become Florida State head coach?
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - Arguably the greatest former Florida State football player in program history is reportedly being considered to succeed Willie Taggart as head coach. Former Florida State and NFL cornerback Deion Sanders has emerged as a candidate for the vacant position, NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport said Thursday night on Twitter, citing sources. NFL Network analyst and Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has emerged as a candidate for the Florida St. head coaching job, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. While several prominent names, including retired Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, have been floated around regarding the Florida State job, Sanders is perhaps the most surprising. Heck, even former Florida State quarterback and current Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill (90-84 in 14 seasons) or recently unretired 68-year-old head coach Mack Brown (who played at Florida State and won a national title at Texas before returning to North Carolina this season) seem more viable.