Alcorn State crowned Black College Champions
The Alcorn State University Braves football team’s season just keeps getting better.
The Braves have been named the BOXTOROW Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and the Heritage Sports Radio Network Black College Football National Champions for 2014. This accomplishment came two days after the Braves defeated the Southern University Jaguars 38-24 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship (SWAC) Game on Saturday in Houston, Texas. The championship win gave the Braves its first title since 1994. This is the Braves first time being named Black College Champions since 1984.
According to an article on THEBULLDOGZONE’s website, thetandd.com, Alcorn football head coach Jay Hopson expressed how elated he was upon hearing the news of his team’s number one ranking.
“It’s a true honor and we’re very appreciative of this award,” said Hopson. “I am very proud of this team and the coaches. It has been a long time since Alcorn State has won a national championship. It’s a humbling experience and we are truly honored and blessed.”
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Derek Horne expressed his pride in the hard work of the football players and the Alcorn fans that supported them during this season.
“It is an awesome honor to be named black college national champions,” said Horne. “Our coaches and student-athletes deserve this recognition. Our alumni, students and fans have supported our efforts with enthusiasm and passion. They assisted in making this a year our student-athletes won’t forget.”