This Week In Jaguars Athletics - Sept. 11
SOCCER: (0-4-0) returns home to face Nicholls State Univesity (2-4-0) on Sunday, Sept. 17 after dropping a 4-0 game to McNeese State in Lake Charles last week. The Lady Colonels will be the third Southland Conference team the Lady Jaguars will face this season dropping matches to Lamar, Southeastern, and McNeese. Nicholls has faced four SWAC teams, defeating Jackson State, Grambling State and losing to Alcorn State and Mississippi Valley State. First touch is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Jaguar Park.
Volleyball: (0-7) will make their 2017 SEC Network debut Friday as the Lady Jaguars travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to participate in the Crimson-White Tournament, September 15-16. SU will open tournament play against host Alabama at 10 a.m. before wrapping up the non-conference slate versus Murray State and Troy. Southern is coming off a tough road trip to Conway, Ark. competing in the UCA Tournament dropping all four matches in straight sets to Oral Roberts, Central Arkansas, Arkansas State, and UCF.
Cross Country: Southern will stay in Baton Rouge to compete at the LSU Invitational at Highland Road Park on September 16. The women are scheduled to begin the meet at 7:30 a.m. CT with the men following at 8:10 a.m. CT.
Southern's Danae Colston ran a season best 22:14.1 for 23rd Place at the Loyola Sugar Bowl Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dazya Mitchell finished not too far behind finishing 22:40.4 for 26th place. The Lady Jaguars competed against Tulane, Mississippi Valley State, Jackson State, New Orleans, Spring Hill College, Dillard, Xavier-Louisiana, and Tougaloo.
Southern's Nickson Kipleting paced to a 15th place finish with a time of 17:46.1, while Keshaun Javious finished in 16th place with a 17:47.3 time. Isaac Brown and Jacolby Sanders finished 18th and 20th place respectively. The men's team finished third in Division I with 75 points.
Football: Southern University will head west to Texas to face Football Bowl Subdivision opponent UT-San Antonio in the Alamodome, Saturday, September 16, at 6 p.m. It is the Jaguars second straight week playing a FBS opponent and will be ther first-ever meeting between the two schools.
Southern University (1-1) held Southern Miss to 10 points in the second half but was unable to overcome the Golden Eagles’ 35-point first half in a lopsided 45-0 loss at M.M. Ross Stadium Saturday night.
With three-year starter Austin Howard out due to injury, the Southern offense struggled against the Golden Eagle defense as true freshman Glendon McDaniel made his first career start. It was the first time a Jaguar player other than Howard started for SU since Deonte Shorts replaced Howard during his freshman campaign on Oct. 25, 2014, against Jackson State.