Southwestern Athletic Conference

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Southwestern Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference logo.svg
Established1920
Association NCAA
Division Division I
Subdivision FCS
Members10 (12 in 2021)
Sports fielded
  • 18
    • men's: 8
    • women's: 10
Region Southern
Headquarters Birmingham, Alabama
CommissionerCharles McClelland
Website www.swac.org
Locations
Southwestern Athletic Conference Map.svg

The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is a collegiate athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which is made up of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the Southern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I for all sports; in football, it participates in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), formerly referred to as Division I-AA.

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The SWAC is widely considered the premier HBCU conference and ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of alumni affiliated with professional sports teams, particularly in football. [1] On the gridiron, the conference has been the biggest draw on the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level of the NCAA, leading the nation in average home attendance every year except one since FCS has been in existence. [2] [3] In 1994, the SWAC fell just 40,000 fans short of becoming the first non-Football Bowl Subdivision conference to attract one million fans to its home games.

History

In 1920, athletic officials from six Texas HBCUs C.H. Fuller of Bishop College, Red Randolph and C.H. Patterson of Paul Quinn College, E.G. Evans, H.J. Evans and H.J. Starns of Prairie View A&M, D.C. Fuller of Texas College and G. Whitte Jordan of Wiley College met in Houston, Texas, to discuss common interests. At this meeting, they agreed to form a new league, the SWAC.[ citation needed ]

Paul Quinn became the first of the original members to withdraw from the league in 1929. When Langston University of Oklahoma was admitted into the conference two years later, it began the migration of state-supported institutions into the SWAC. Southern University entered the ranks in 1934, followed by Arkansas AM&N (now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff) in 1936 and Texas Southern University in 1954.[ citation needed ]

Rapid growth in enrollment of the state-supported schools made it difficult for the church-supported schools to finance their athletics programs and one by one they fell victim to the growing prowess of the state-supported colleges. Bishop withdrew from the conference in 1956, Langston in 1957 and Huston–Tillotson (formerly Samuel Huston) in 1959, one year after the admittance of two more state-supported schools: Grambling College and Jackson State College. The enter-exit cycle continued in 1961 when Texas College withdrew, followed by the admittance of Alcorn A&M (now Alcorn State University) in 1962. Wiley left in 1968, the same year Mississippi Valley State College entered. Arkansas AM&N exited in 1970 and Alabama State University entered in 1982. Arkansas–Pine Bluff (formerly Arkansas AM&N) rejoined the SWAC on July 1, 1997, regaining full-member status one year later. Alabama A&M University became the conference’s tenth member when it became a full member in September 1999 after a one-year period as an affiliate SWAC member. [4] Most of the former SWAC members that have left the conference are currently a part of the Red River Athletic Conference of the NAIA.

Competitions

The SWAC is one of three conferences the others being the Ivy League and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference that does not participate in the FCS football playoffs. The SWAC instead splits its schools into two divisions, and plays a conference championship game. Three of the SWAC's teams, Alabama State in the Turkey Day Classic and Grambling and Southern in the Bayou Classic, play their last games of the regular season on Thanksgiving weekend, preventing the SWAC Championship from being decided until the first weekend of December, long after the tournament is underway. The SWAC has occasionally been a participant in bowl games, the most recent being the Celebration Bowl, which features the SWAC as one of its tie-ins.[ citation needed ]

Current championship competition offered by the SWAC includes competition for men in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track, outdoor track & field and tennis. Women’s competition is offered in the sports of basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track & field, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. [4]

Member schools

Current full members

The SWAC comprises ten schools.

InstitutionLocationFoundedJoinedTypeEnrollmentNicknameColors
East Division
Alabama A&M University Normal, Alabama 18751999Public6,000 Bulldogs (men's)
Lady Bulldogs (women's)
         
Alabama State University Montgomery, Alabama 18671982Public5,000 Hornets (men's)
Lady Hornets (women's)
         
Alcorn State University (Moves to

West Division in 2021)

Lorman, Mississippi 18711962Public3,400 Braves (men's)
Lady Braves (women's)
         
Jackson State University Jackson, Mississippi 18771958Public7,500 Tigers (men's)
Lady Tigers (women's)
              
Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena, Mississippi 19501968Public2,500 Delta Devils (men's)
Devilettes (women's)
         
West Division
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff, Arkansas 18731936,
1997UAPB
Public2,500 Golden Lions (men's)
Golden Lady Lions (women's)
         
Grambling State University Grambling, Louisiana 19011958Public5,000 Tigers (men's)
Lady Tigers (women's)
         
Prairie View A&M University Prairie View, Texas 18761920Public9,500 Panthers (men's)
Lady Panthers (women's)
         
Southern University Baton Rouge, Louisiana 18801935Public7,000 Jaguars (men's)
Lady Jaguars (women's)
         
Texas Southern University Houston, Texas 19471954Public10,000 Tigers (men's)
Lady Tigers (women's)
         

Note:
UAPB – Arkansas–Pine Bluff was a member of the SWAC from 1936 to 1970 as Arkansas AM&N before re-joining in the 1997–98 academic season, and to gain full member status a year later.

Associate members

InstitutionLocation (Population)FoundedTypeEnrollmentJoinedNicknameColorsSportPrimary
conference
Howard University Washington, DC (672,228)1867Private10,3002014 Bison    soccer (W) MEAC

Howard will move women's soccer to the Northeast Conference in July 2021. [5]

Future members

InstitutionLocationFoundedTypeEnrollmentJoiningNicknameCurrent
Primary
Conference
Colors
Florida A&M University Tallahassee, Florida 1887Public10,0312021 Rattlers (men's)
Lady Rattlers (women's)
MEAC          
Bethune–Cookman University Daytona Beach, Florida 1904Private4,0372021 Wildcats (men's)
Lady Wildcats (women's)
MEAC          

Former members

InstitutionLocation (Population)FoundedTypeEnrollmentJoinedLeftNicknameCurrent Conference
Bishop College Marshall, Texas
(23,523)
Dallas, Texas
(1,197,816)
1881Privaten/a19201956TigersClosed in 19881
Langston University Langston, Oklahoma
(1,724)
1897Public3,92219311957 Lions Sooner (NAIA)
Paul Quinn College Dallas, Texas
(1,197,816)
1872Private1,02019201929 Tigers RRAC/Red River (NAIA)
Huston–Tillotson University 2 Austin, Texas
(820,611)
1881Private90019201959 Rams RRAC/Red River (NAIA)
Texas College Tyler, Texas
(96,900)
1894Private60019201961 Steers RRAC/Red River (NAIA)
Sooner (football)
Wiley College Marshall, Texas
(23,523)
1873Private1,20019201968 Wildcats RRAC/Red River (NAIA)

Note

  1. - Upon the closure of Bishop College, Paul Quinn College relocated from Waco to Dallas and re-established itself at the Bishop College campus.
  2. - Huston–Tillotson University was formerly known as Samuel Huston College.

Divisional realignment

Alcorn State moves to the West Division with the additions of both Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M in 2021.

East DivisionWest Division
Alabama A&MAlcorn State
Alabama StateArkansas-Pine Bluff
Bethune-CookmanGrambling State
Florida A&MPrairie View A&M
Jackson StateSouthern
Mississippi Valley StateTexas Southern

Membership timeline

Florida A&M UniversityBethune–Cookman UniversityAlabama A&M UniversityAlabama State UniversityMississippi Valley State UniversityAlcorn State UniversityJackson State UniversityGrambling State UniversityTexas Southern UniversityUniversity of Arkansas at Pine BluffSouthern UniversityLangston UniversityWiley CollegeTexas CollegeHuston–Tillotson UniversityPrairie View A&M UniversityPaul Quinn CollegeBishop CollegeSouthwestern Athletic Conference

Sports

The SWAC sponsors championship competitions in eight men's and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports: [6]

Teams in Southwestern Athletic Conference competition
SportMen'sWomen's
Baseball
10
-
Basketball
10
10
Bowling
-
7
Cross Country
9
10
Football
10
-
Golf
8
5
Soccer
-
10
Softball
-
10
Tennis
6
8
Track and Field (Indoor)
9
9
Track and Field (Outdoor)
9
10
Volleyball
-
10

Facilities

Future members in gray.

SchoolFootball stadiumCapacityBasketball arenaCapacityBaseball stadiumCapacity
Alabama A&M Louis Crews Stadium 21,000 Elmore Gymnasium 6,000 Bulldog Field N/A
Alabama State Hornet Stadium 26,500 ASU Acadome 7,400 Wheeler–Watkins Baseball Complex 500
Alcorn State Jack Spinks Stadium 22,500 Davey Whitney Complex 7,000 Foster Baseball Field at McGowan Stadium N/A
Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lion Stadium 16,000 K. L. Johnson Complex 4,500 Torii Hunter Baseball/Softball Complex N/A
Bethune–Cookman Daytona Stadium 10,000 Moore Gymnasium 3,000 Jackie Robinson Ballpark 4,200 [7]
Florida A&M Bragg Memorial Stadium 25,500 [8] Al Lawson Teaching Gym 9,639 [9] Moore–Kittles Field 500 [10]
Grambling State Eddie Robinson Stadium 19,600 Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center 7,500 Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones Park and Wilbert Ellis Field N/A
Jackson State Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium 62,000 Williams Assembly Center 8,000 Braddy Field 800
Mississippi Valley Rice–Totten Stadium 10,000 Harrison HPER Complex 5,000 Magnolia Field N/A
Prairie View A&M Panther Stadium at Blackshear Field 15,000 William Nicks Building 5,520 John W. Tankersley Field 512 [11]
Southern Ace W. Mumford Stadium 29,000 F. G. Clark Center 7,500 Lee–Hines Field N/A
Texas Southern BBVA Stadium 22,000 Health and Physical Education Arena 8,100 MacGregor Park N/A

SWAC championships

Football

Prior to splitting into divisions and using a postseason championship game to decide its overall champion, the SWAC determined its champions by winning-percentage against conference opponents in regular season play.

In 1933 Langston appeared to win the title outright with a 4-0 conference record after the regular season, while Wiley finished 4-1, and Prairie View A&M finished 3-1. Langston was invited to the Prairie View Bowl, which was won by Prairie View. The Panthers subsequently declared themselves SWAC champions even though their claim was based on a postseason game. The SWAC seems to acknowledge both schools' claims to the title in the conference's football media guide, [12] although some other sources [13] including Michael Hurd's Black College Football, 1892–1992: One Hundred Years of History, Education, and Pride (1993) also list Wiley as an additional co-champion, apparently since all three schools had 4-1 records against conference opponents if the postseason game is incorporated into the regular season conference standings.

Prairie View vacated [13] its 1941 championship. [14] No championship was awarded in 1943 due to World War II. [13] Grambling State vacated its 1975 championship [15] due to a violation of SWAC rules for scheduling opponents. [16]

Games from 1999–2012 were played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The conference moved the game in 2013 to NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Starting in 2019, the game will officially be played at the first place team's home. [17] Since 2015, the winner of the SWAC plays the winner of the MEAC conference in an overall HBCU championship bowl game called the Celebration Bowl in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The MEAC gave up its automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs for this game.

Texas Southern vacated its 2010 championship due to violations of NCAA rules. [18]

YearChampionRunner-upScore
1999 Southern Jackson State 31-30
2000 Grambling State Alabama A&M 14-6
2001 Grambling State Alabama State 38-31
2002 Grambling State Alabama A&M 31-19
2003 Southern Alabama State 20-9
2004 Alabama State Southern 40-35
2005 Grambling State Alabama A&M 45-6
2006 Alabama A&M Arkansas-Pine Bluff 22–13
2007 Jackson State Grambling State 42–31
2008 Grambling State Jackson State 41-9
2009 Prairie View A&M Alabama A&M 30-24
2010 Texas Southern (vacated) Alabama State 11-6
2011 Grambling State Alabama A&M 16-15
2012 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Jackson State 24-21
2013 Southern Jackson State 34-27
2014 Alcorn State Southern 38-24
2015 Alcorn State Grambling State 49-21 [19]
2016 Grambling State Alcorn State 27-20
2017 Grambling State Alcorn State 40-32
2018 Alcorn State Southern 37-28
2019 Alcorn State Southern 39-24

Since splitting into western and eastern divisions and using a postseason championship game to decide its overall champion, the SWAC determines its division champions by winning-percentage against conference opponents in regular season play. For the 1999 season only, inter-divisional conference games did not count in the conference standings. Each division's outright champion or top-seeded co-champion advances to the championship game. [12]

Texas Southern vacated its 2010 division championship due to violations of NCAA rules. [18]

YearWestern Division Champion(s)Eastern Division Champion(s)
1999 Southern Jackson State
2000 Grambling State Alabama A&M*
Alabama State
2001 Grambling State Alabama State
2002 Grambling State Alabama A&M
2003 Southern*
Grambling State
Alabama State*
Alcorn State
2004 Southern Alabama State
2005 Grambling State Alabama A&M
2006 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Alabama A&M
2007 Grambling State Jackson State
2008 Grambling State Jackson State
2009 Prairie View A&M Alabama A&M
2010 Texas Southern* (vacated)
Grambling State
Alabama State*
Jackson State
2011 Grambling State Alabama A&M*
Alabama State
Jackson State**
2012 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Jackson State*
Alabama State
2013 Southern Jackson State
2014 Southern Alcorn State
2015 Grambling State Alcorn State
2016 Grambling State Alcorn State
2017 Grambling State Alcorn State
2018 Southern Alcorn State
2019 Southern Alcorn State

Note: an asterisk denotes the division's top-seeded co-champion and representative in the SWAC Championship Game; a double-asterisk denotes that the division's co-champion was ineligible for the SWAC Championship Game due to a violation of SWAC rules that were in effect from 2011 [20] to 2014 [21] concerning APR scores.

Starting with the 2021 season with the additions of both Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M, the football schedule is as follows:

Men's basketball

The 1977–1978 season was the SWAC's first as an NCAA Division I basketball conference. [22]

The semi-final and championship SWAC Basketball Tournament games are held at the Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. [23] As of the 2017 tournaments, [24] they feature an eight-team three-day layout with the quarterfinal rounds hosted on campus sites. This changes the previous 10-team, five-day tournament format. The higher seeded teams will host a combined eight games leaving two days for travel and practice rounds. The tournament concludes with the semi-finals and championship rounds inside Birmingham's Bill Harris Arena. Winners of the tournaments earn automatic bids to their respective NCAA Division I Tournaments. The championship games are nationally televised live annually on an ESPN network.

YearRegular SeasonCoachTournamentCoach
1956–1957 Texas Southern Ed Adamsnot held
1957–1958 Texas Southern Ed Adams
1958–1959 Grambling State Fred Hobdy
1959–1960 Grambling State Fred Hobdy
1960–1961 Prairie View A&M Leroy Moore, Jr.
1961–1962 Prairie View A&M Leroy Moore, Jr.
1962–1963 Grambling State Fred Hobdy
1963–1964 Grambling State
Jackson State
Fred Hobdy
Harrison Wilson
1964–1965 Southern Richard Mack
1965–1966 Alcorn State
Grambling State
E.E. Simmons
Fred Hobby
1966–1967 Alcorn State
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Grambling State
E.E. Simmons
Hubert Clemens
Fred Hobby
1967–1968 Alcorn State
Jackson State
Bob Hopkins
Paul Covington
1968–1969 Alcorn State Bob Hopkins
1969–1970 Jackson State Paul Covington
1970–1971 Grambling State Fred Hobdy
1971–1972 Grambling State Fred Hobdy
1972–1973 Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney
1973–1974 Jackson State Paul Covington
1974–1975 Jackson State Paul Covington
1975–1976 Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney
1976–1977 Texas Southern Robert Moreland
1977–1978 Southern Carl Stewart Jackson State Paul Covington
1978–1979 Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney
1979–1980 Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney
1980–1981 Alcorn State
Southern
Davey L. Whitney
Carl Stewart
Southern Carl Stewart
1981–1982 Alcorn State
Jackson State
Davey L. Whitney
Paul Covington
Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney
1982–1983 Texas Southern Robert Moreland Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney
1983–1984 Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney
1984–1985 Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney Southern Bob Hopkins
1985–1986 Alcorn State
Southern
Davey L. Whitney
Bob Hopkins
Mississippi Valley State Lafayette Stribling
1986–1987 Grambling State Bob Hopkins Southern Ben Jobe
1987–1988 Southern Ben Jobe Southern Ben Jobe
1988–1989 Grambling State
Southern
Texas Southern
Bob Hopkins
Ben Jobe
Robert Moreland
Southern Ben Jobe
1989–1990 Southern Ben Jobe Texas Southern Robert Moreland
1990–1991 Jackson State Andy Stoglin Jackson State Andy Stoglin
1991–1992 Texas Southern
Mississippi Valley State
Robert Moreland
Lafayette Stribling
Mississippi Valley State Lafayette Stribling
1992–1993 Jackson State Andy Stoglin Southern Ben Jobe
1993–1994 Texas Southern Robert Moreland Texas Southern Robert Moreland
1994–1995 Texas Southern Robert Moreland Texas Southern Robert Moreland
1995–1996 Jackson State
Mississippi Valley State
Andy Stoglin
Lafayette Stribling
Mississippi Valley State Lafayette Stribling
1996–1997 Mississippi Valley State Lafayette Stribling Jackson State Andy Stoglin
1997–1998 Texas Southern Robert Moreland Prairie View A&M Elwood Plummer
1998–1999 Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney
1999–2000 Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney Jackson State Andy Stoglin
2000–2001 Alabama State Rob Spivery Alabama State Rob Spivery
2001–2002 Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney Alcorn State Davey L. Whitney
2002–2003 Prairie View A&M Jerome Francis Texas Southern Ronnie Courtney
2003–2004 Alabama State Rob Spivery Alabama State Rob Spivery
2004–2005 Alabama A&M L. Vann Pettaway Alabama A&M L. Vann Pettaway
2005–2006 Southern Rob Spivery Southern Rob Spivery
2006–2007 Mississippi Valley State James Green Jackson State Tevester Anderson
2007–2008 Alabama State Lewis Jackson Mississippi Valley State James Green
2008–2009 Alabama State Lewis Jackson Alabama State Lewis Jackson
2009–2010 Arkansas-Pine Bluff George Ivory Arkansas-Pine Bluff George Ivory
2010–2011 Texas Southern Tony Harvey Alabama State Lewis Jackson
2011–2012 Mississippi Valley State Sean Woods Mississippi Valley State Sean Woods
2012–2013 Southern Roman Banks Southern Roman Banks
2013–2014 Southern Roman Banks Texas Southern Mike Davis
2014–2015 Texas Southern Mike Davis Texas Southern Mike Davis
2015–2016 Texas Southern Mike Davis Southern Roman Banks
2016–2017 Texas Southern Mike Davis Texas Southern Mike Davis
2017–2018 Grambling State Donte Jackson Texas Southern Mike Davis
2018–2019 Prairie View A&M Byron Smith Prairie View A&M Byron Smith
2019–2020 Prairie View A&M Byron Smith Cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic
2020–2021 Prairie View A&M Byron Smith Texas Southern Johnny Jones

Men's basketball tournament performance by school

SchoolChampionshipsYears
Southern
9
1981, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 2006, 2013, 2016
Texas Southern
9
1990, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2021
Alcorn State
7
1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1999, 2002
Jackson State
5
1978, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2007
Mississippi Valley State
5
1986, 1992, 1996, 2008, 2012
Alabama State
4
2001, 2004 2009, 2011
Prairie View A&M
2
1998, 2019
Alabama A&M
1
2005
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
1
2010

Women's basketball

YearRegular seasonCoachTournamentCoach
1981–1982 Jackson State Sadie Magee Jackson State Sadie Magee
1982–1983 Jackson State Sadie Magee Jackson State Sadie Magee
1983–1984 Alcorn State Shirley Walker Jackson State Sadie Magee
1984–1985 Alcorn State Shirley Walker Jackson State Sadie Magee
1985–1986 Alcorn State Shirley Walker Alcorn State Shirley Walker
1986–1987 Grambling State Patricia Bibbs Mississippi Valley State Jessie Harris
1987–1988 Mississippi Valley State Jessie Harris Grambling State Patricia Bibbs
1988–1989 Grambling State Patricia Bibbs Alabama State Ron Mitchell
1989–1990 Grambling State Patricia Bibbs Jackson State Andrew Pennington
1990–1991 Alcorn State Shirley Walker Alcorn State Shirley Walker
1991–1992 Alcorn State Shirley Walker Alcorn State Shirley Walker
1992–1993 Alcorn State
Southern
Shirley Walker
Herman Hartman
Mississippi Valley State Jessie Harris
1993–1994 Alcorn State Shirley Walker Grambling State Patricia Bibbs
1994–1995 Alcorn State
Grambling State
Jackson State
Shirley Walker
Patricia Bibbs
Andrew Pennington
Jackson State Andrew Pennington
1995–1996 Alcorn State
Jackson State
Shirley Walker
Andrew Pennington
Grambling State Patricia Bibbs
1996–1997 Grambling State Patricia Bibbs Grambling State Patricia Bibbs
1997–1998 Grambling State David Ponton Grambling State David Ponton
1998–1999 Grambling State David Ponton Grambling State David Ponton
1999–2000 Grambling State David Ponton Alcorn State Shirley Walker
2000–2001 Alcorn State Shirley Walker Alcorn State Shirley Walker
2001–2002 Southern Sandy Pugh Southern Sandy Pugh
2002–2003 Alabama State
Jackson State
Freda Freeman-Jackson
Denise Taylor
Alabama State Freda Freeman-Jackson
2003–2004 Alabama State Freda Freeman-Jackson Southern Sandy Pugh
2004–2005 Alcorn State Shirley Walker Alcorn State Shirley Walker
2005–2006 Jackson State
Southern
Denise Taylor
Sandy Pugh
Southern Sandy Pugh
2006–2007 Prairie View A&M
Jackson State
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
Denise Taylor
Prairie View A&M Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
2007–2008 Prairie View A&M Cynthia Cooper-Dyke Jackson State Denise Taylor
2008–2009 Prairie View A&M Cynthia Cooper-Dyke Prairie View A&M Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
2009–2010 Southern Sandy Pugh Southern Sandy Pugh
2010–2011 Southern Sandy Pugh Prairie View A&M Toyelle Wilson
2011-2012 Mississippi Valley State Nate Kilbert Prairie View A&M Toyelle Wilson
2012-2013 Texas Southern Cynthia Cooper-Dyke Prairie View A&M Toyelle Wilson
2013-2014 Southern Sandy Pugh Prairie View A&M Dawn Brown
2014-2015 Alabama State Freda Freeman-Jackson Alabama State Freda Freeman-Jackson
2015-2016 Alabama State Freda Freeman-Jackson Alabama State Freda Freeman-Jackson
2016-2017 Texas Southern Johnetta Hayes-Perry Texas Southern Johnetta Hayes-Perry
2017-2018 Southern Sandy Pugh Grambling State Freddie Murray
2018-2019 Southern Carlos Funchess Southern Carlos Funchess

Baseball

This is a list of the last 10 SWAC Baseball Tournament champions. For the full history, see Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament.

YearProgram
2009 Southern
2010 Grambling State
2011 Alcorn State
2012 Prairie View
2013 Jackson State
2014 Jackson State
2015 Texas Southern
2016 Alabama State
2017 Texas Southern
2018 Texas Southern
2019 Southern

SWAC marching bands

Marching bands have a rich tradition being a centerpiece of pride and school spirit for each institution in the conference. Furthermore, the competitiveness, prestige, pageantry, and showmanship of SWAC marching bands significantly add to the unique identity and culture of the conference.

SchoolBandDance Auxiliary
Southern Human Jukebox Fabulous Dancing Dolls
Jackson State Sonic Boom of the South Prancing J-Settes
Texas Southern Ocean of Soul Motion of the Ocean
Prairie View A&MMarching StormBlack Foxes
Alabama State Mighty Marching Hornets Sensational Stingettes
Alcorn StateSounds of DynomiteGolden Girls
Arkansas-Pine BluffMarching Musical Machine of the Mid-South (M4)Golden Girls
Grambling State GSU Tiger Marching Band Orchesis Dance Company
Alabama A&MMarching Maroon and WhiteDancin' Divas
Mississippi Valley StateMean Green Marching MachineSatin Dolls

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The 2018 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl was a college football bowl game that was played on December 15, 2018, with kickoff at 12:00 p.m. EST. It was the first game of the 2018–19 bowl season, and the only bowl to feature FCS teams. It was the fourth edition of the Celebration Bowl and the final game of the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season for the participating teams. The Air Force Reserve resumed its role as the title sponsor after a one-year absence.

2020 Alabama A&M Bulldogs football team American college football season

The 2020 Alabama A&M Bulldogs football team represents Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in the 2020–21 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Bulldogs are led by third-year head coach Connell Maynor and play their home games at Louis Crews Stadium in Huntsville, Alabama as members of the East Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. On July 20, 2020, the Southwestern Athletic Conference announced that it would not play fall sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 Grambling State Tigers football team American college football season

The 2020 Grambling State Tigers football team represents Grambling State University in the 2020–21 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Tigers are led by seventh-year head coach Broderick Fobbs and play their home games at Eddie Robinson Stadium in Grambling, Louisiana as members of the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

The 2020 Southern Jaguars football team represents Southern University in the 2020–21 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Jaguars are led by eighth-year head coach Dawson Odums and play their home games at Ace W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as members of the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

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