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Team: Alcorn State Braves
Home Games: Jack Spinks Stadium
Conference: Southwestern Athletic Conference
Head Coach: Fred McNair
All-Time Greats: Steve McNair, Leslie Frazier, Donald Driver, John Thierry, Floyd Rice, Dave Washington
Rivals: Jackson State Tigers
Alcorn State Braves TicketsAlcorn State is one of the largest HBCUs in Mississippi. Founded in 1871, this school has a great tradition when it comes to football. Alcorn fielded its first football team back in 1921. It was an independent team until 1941. From 1941 to 1962, Alcorn played in the South Central Athletic Conference, which was comprised of HBCUs located in the South. Since 1962, Alcorn has been part of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. ASU has won the SWAC championship 12 times. The Braves have taken home five Black College National Championships in 1968, 1969, 1974, 1984 and 2014. Alcorn State football is not just about the game on the field, however. The Sounds of Dyn-O-mite band was founded in the 1960s. It has over 190 members. The Golden Girls dance line is known as the Mother of All Dance Lines, since it was the first to go baton-free. Together, the GGs and SoD keep the energy high before home games and during halftime. StubHub is a great place to find tickets to any Alcorn State Braves football game.
Where do the Braves play?The Alcorn State Braves play its home games at Jack Spinks Stadium. Named for the Alcorn football great who went on to play for the Steelers, Packers and Giants, the stadium seats 22,500 people. The playing surface is natural grass. Jack Spinks Stadium opened in 1992. Prior to that, the Braves played in Henderson Stadium, which seats just 10,000 fans. Henderson Stadium still hosts track and field events.
Who is the Braves' head coach?The Braves are coached by Fred McNair. McNair played college ball at ASU and went on to play professionally for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. McNair has been the head coach at Alcorn since the 2016 season. Fred McNair is also the brother of ASU legend and NFL quarterback, Steve McNair.
What was Alcorn State's record last season?Alcorn State had a very successful 2018 season although it got off to a rocky start. In its first game, against Georgia Tech, the Braves didn't even get on the scoreboard. By its second game, it was in great form, shutting out Louisiana College. The Braves went 9-4 overall in 2018, with a record of 6-1 in-conference. It was the SWAC conference champion.
What is Alcorn State's schedule for this season?In 2019, Alcorn State is once again projected to finish first in the SWAC. Thirteen ASU players were named to the pre-season All-SWAC Teams. They have a challenging schedule playing non-conference games against Southern Miss and Savannah State, among others. The Braves will also face off against old rivals Jackson State, McNeese State and Grambling.
Who are some of Alcorn State's best players?Alcorn State has a storied history in the world of football. This small Southern college has sent dozens of players to the NFL. These include Steve McNair, Jack Spinks and John Thierry. The current Alcorn State roster includes many highly-skilled, All-Conference players, such as quarterback Noah Johnson, linebacker Solomon Muhammad and kicker Corey McCullough.
What is the tailgating scene like at Alcorn?Alcorn is located in rural Claiborne County. Fans come from long distances to see the Braves. There is plenty of RV parking for home games, and tailgating is a big event. Not all parking spaces are paved at Alcorn, but more are with each passing year.
Where can I get tickets to an Alcorn State football game?A great way to buy tickets to ASU football is through the StubHub ticket marketplace. General admission and reserved seating tickets are both available.
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