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Team: Texas Southern Tigers
League: Division I–AA/FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Home Games: BBVA Stadium
Head Coach: Clarence McKinney
All-Time Greats: Michael Strahan, Tray Walker, Julius Adams, Melvin Baker, Ken Burrough, Jim Sorey, Cortez Hankton, Ernie Calloway
Rivals: Prairie View A&M Panthers, Southern University Jaguars
Texas Southern Tigers Football TicketsThe Texas Southern Tigers are one of the best teams in the NCAA’s Southwestern Athletic Conference, going strong since they were first formed in 1947. Producing some of the best talent in the game’s history, including NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan, there’s never a dull moment when the team takes the field. Through rigorous and dedicated practice under the watchful eye of head coach Clarence McKinney, the Tigers are better than ever this season and raring to make it to the championship like they did back in 1956, 1964 and 1968. Whether they’re storming the grass at their own BBVA Stadium or the turf on a rival’s home field, the Tigers are sure to give it their all in any game they’re a part of to satisfy both their fans and their own competitive spirits. Make sure you grab your Texas Southern Tigers football tickets today at StubHub, the planet's largest online marketplace for tickets.
Where does the Texas Southern Tigers football team play their home games?The Tigers play all their home games at BBVA Stadium. Constructed initially for the Houston Dynamo soccer team, the Tigers have been using the real-grass, 20,000-seat arena as their own since it was constructed in 2012. Prior to this, the team played at the Alexander Durley Sports Complex.
Do the Tigers have any football rivals?At present, the Tigers have two rivals in the SAC. The first rivalry is with the Prairie View A&M Panthers, a competition that has existed since the very first moment the Tigers became a team. Since 1985, the two teams have competed for the Durley-Nicks Trophy in the Labor Day Classic. The Tigers currently lead the series with a win record of 44–29–1. Aside from the Panthers, however, there are also the Southern University Jaguars. A newer rivalry, these two are no less intense when they meet off in the now-annual State Fair Showdown every October.
Who is the head coach of the Tigers football team?The current head coach of the Texas Southern Tigers football team is Clarence McKinney. He will begin his first season with the team in 2019, giving him a lot to prove. Prior to McKinney's hiring, Michael Haywood was the head coach for the team.
Who are some of the best athletes to have played for the Tigers?Texas Southern has produced a number of amazing athletes as part of the Tigers. Michael Strahan, NFL Hall of Fame entrant and current record holder for most sacks as a player for the New York Giants, was a Texas Southern Tiger. Aside from him, some of the NFL's greatest like Tray Walker, Julius Adams, Melvin Baker, Ken Burrough, Jim Sorey, Cortez Hankton, Ernie Calloway and many more are all Texas Southern alumni, forging the skills they'd later show off in the big leagues while a part of the Tigers.
What are some of the most anticipated Tigers games of the current season?There are many exciting games for the Tigers coming up this season. At the very end of August, the team will be taking on the Panthers in their annual grudge match. After that, you've got the October 19 State Fair Showdown with the Jaguars to headline the Texas State Fair. Capping off the year on November 23 will be the Tigers' game against the Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions, sure to be an excellent way to end a season.
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