HBCU’s Representing On NBA TV As Jackson State-Grambling Conference Showdown Makes History… Black History!
Written by King Flexxa on February 20, 2021
HBCU’s Representing On NBA TV As Jackson State-Grambling Conference Showdown Make History… Black History! The broadcast is significant as these will be the first-ever college games carried on the network since its inception.
According to HBCUSports.com, When SWAC rivals Jackson State and Grambling State square off in a late regular-season matchup next week, the game will be a historic one.
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will be featured as part of a special double-header broadcast on NBA TV Monday. The women’s game will tip at 2 p.m. and the men’s contest follows at 4:30 p.m. Each game will be played at Jackson State’s Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center.
The historical feat aside, the games also are important as far as league standings are concerned. Jackson State (6-5, 6-0 SWAC) is currently tied with Prairie View for first place on the men’s side. Grambling State (9-9, 7-4 SWAC), still has an outside shot to move up with a win and some help.
The women’s game also has much on the line in terms of SWAC positioning. Jackson State (9-5, 8-1 SWAC) has won its last seven, and are just percentage points behind Alabama State for first place. Grambling State, (8-6, 7-3 SWAC) coming off wins versus Alcorn State and Texas Southern, is only two games in back of JSU in the loss column for second place.
This is Black Excellence at it’s best!