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Softball fans turn out to watch Auburn top Alabama State

Auburn's Kasey Cooper is greeted by coach Clint Meyers as she rounds third on her home run in the fourth inning of the Tigers' win over Alabama State on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 27, 2017)

The game might not have turned out quite the way Chris Steiner-Wilcoxson was hoping, but the Alabama State softball coach certainly couldn’t complain about the environment.

A crowd estimated at 1,500 turned out at Lagoon Park Softball Complex Field No. 6 to watch the Hornets battle the Auburn Tigers on Wednesday night and even a 14-1 loss to the Southeastern Conference power was quickly put on the backburner as the second-year coach and her players lingered on the field to sign autographs for hundreds of younger softball fans.

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NOTES: Biscuits set for Opening Night; ASU star named POY

Combined Reports
(April 4, 2017)

The Montgomery Biscuits will open the 2017 campaign against the Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers) on Thursday at Riverwalk Stadium...Alabama State University senior Britney Wright added another piece of hardware for the 2016-17 season, named the BOXTOROW Division I National Player of the Year.

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Alabama State, Auburn softball set to meet at Lagoon Park

Alabama State moved its game with Auburn to Lagoon Park. (Photo courtesy Alabama State Athletics)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 31, 2017)

Alabama State softball coach Chris Steiner-Wilcoxson wanted to play Auburn on campus, but she knew she didn’t have the facilities to host the fifth-ranked Tigers.

“It’s not very often you can get a top five opponent to travel,” Steiner-Wilcoxson said. “We’re very excited about bringing Auburn into town.”

Natalie Norman, who books the events for the city’s softball facilities, was looking for a marquee matchup when she learned the Tigers were on ASU’s schedule.

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ASU football adds three assistants

(March 21, 2017)

Alabama State University head football coach Brian Jenkins announced the hiring of three new coaches to his staff on Wednesday.

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ASU women advance in SWAC tourney

(March 8, 2017)

Two-time defending SWAC champ Alabama State women’s basketball team battled Arkansas-Pine Bluff before advancing to the tournament semifinals with a 48-46 victory at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome Tuesday night.

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SIGNING DAY 2016: Jackson breaks away from family of coaches and signs with South Carolina

With her mom, Freda Freeman-Jackson, and father, Lewis Jackson, looking on, Brew Tech star Bianca Jackson signed her letter of intent with South Carolina on Wednesday. (Photo by Tim Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(November 9, 2016)

Freda Freeman-Jackson was torn.

On the one hand, as the head coach of the Alabama State women’s basketball team, she was a recruiter who wanted the talents of Bianca Jackson on her court the next four years.

On the other hand, she was a mother who wanted what was best for her daughter.

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Hornets go full pads in Saturday workouts

Alabama State donned the full pads Saturday in preparations for the upcoming season. (Photo courtesy Alabama State Unv. Athletic Dept)

(August 6, 2016)

After spending most of the first week of preseason practice in acclimation sessions, the Alabama State Hornets hit the field in full pads for the first time Saturday, which also represented the first day of two-a-day practice sessions.

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ALL-STAR WEEK: South girls hoops ends long drought

Combined Report
(July 21, 2016)

South All-Star Unique Thompson of Faith Academy scored 17 points and cleared 15 rebounds to lead her team to a 57-53 win over the North Wednesday night at Dunn-Oliver Arena on the campus of Alabama State University.

The victory ended an eight-year drought for the South, which last won in 2007. The North holds a 17-3 advantage in the 20-year series after Wednesday’s setback.

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RRS NOTES: ASU assistant garners top finish at Olympic trials

Staff Report

(July 11, 2016)

EUGENE, Ore. — Alabama State University assistant track and field coach Jacquelyn Coward finished among the nation’s top eight 100 meter hurdles runners at the 2016 Olympic Trials on Friday evening.

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Hornets make history with visit to FSU in NCAA Regionals

The old baseball field at Alabama State was home to the first ASU team to reach the NCAA tourney. (Photo contributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 3, 2016)

While the 2016 Alabama State University baseball team is making history as the first Hornet team to ever win the Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament and earn an automatic invitation to the NCAA Regionals, they’re not the first ASU team to play in an NCAA tournament.

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Hornets in, Crimson Tide out of NCAA Regionals

Alabama State baseball players react to the announcement that they will face Florida State in the first game of the Tallahassee Region later this week. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama State Athletic Dept.)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 30, 2016)

Two state teams made history on Monday when the NCAA selection committee announced their selections for this week’s regionals.

Alabama State, which was sent to Tallahassee, Fla., to face host Florida State on Friday evening, made history with the program’s first selection to the NCAA Regionals.

Alabama, which was not selected, became the first team in Southeastern Conference history to post a .500 record or better record three times in conference play (under the 64-team format) and not be selected. The Crimson Tide responded to the snub by announcing veteran coach Mitch Gaspard had resigned.

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ASU gets top-ranked Florida in first-ever NCAA softball bid

(May 16, 2016)

Sunday's NCAA Selection Show revealed that the Alabama State softball team will be headed to the NCAA Regional Tournament in a four-team grouping in Gainesville starting Friday with a match up against the nation’s two-time defending champions and overall No. 1 seed Florida Gators at 2:30 ET/1:30 CT.

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Former AUM coach leading Hornets softball to new heights

Former Auburn University Montgomery coach Chris Steiner-Wilcoxson is now heading up the ASU softball program. (Photo contributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 11, 2016)

Everywhere she’s been, Chris Steiner-Wilcoxson has had to change the mindset of her softball players.

She’s been a pioneer, a builder, a championship-caliber coach that won’t accept anything less, which makes the 2016 edition of Alabama State University softball a journey that didn’t end with the Southwestern Athletic Conference East Division title.

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Camacho leads Hornets baseball to solid SWAC start

Alabama State starter Joseph Camacho has led the Hornets to a perfect SWAC record. (Photo courtesy ASU)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 8, 2016)

It wasn’t like Joseph Camacho’s pitching talent was a secret.

Camacho posted a school-record nine wins in 2012, his senior season at Franklin High, and his 1.55 earned run average was a large reason why the Cougars won 28 games that season, the second most in school history.

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Sampson's return lifts Lady Hornets to NCAA Tourney

Durriya Shields-Sampson has played a key role in Alabama State's berth in the NCAA Tourney. (Photo courtesy Alabama St Athletic Dept.)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 18, 2016)

When Durriya Shields-Sampson was offered a job as a security official with FedEx Corporation in her hometown of Memphis, Tenn., it seemed like the logical next step for the Alabama State graduate, who held a degree in criminal justice. But before she accepted the offer, she decided to have a conversation with ASU women’s basketball coach Freda Freeman-Jackson.

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ASU to face Auburn in football in 2018

(August 29, 2015)

Alabama State football will face Auburn for the first time in 2018, school officials announced Saturday.

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Tuskegee, ASU renew rivalry with September date

(August 26, 2015)

One of the longest running series for the Tuskegee University football team will return in 2017 as the Golden Tigers will face Alabama State University on Sept. 2 in Montgomery.

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ASU Fan Fest set for this weekend

(August 12, 2015)

The Alabama State football scrimmage as well as a meet and greet autograph session with all fall sports teams highlight the Fall Fan Fest Aug. 21-22 on the ASU campus.

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MLB Draft: Local players get their shot

Combined Reports
(June 11, 2015)

Auburn Montgomery pitcher Rock Rucker was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 20th round, the 595th overall pick, Wednesday during the 2015 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft.

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Camacho pitches ASU into second round of SWAC Tourney

(May 14, 2015)

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Alabama State held on to defeat Prairie View A&M 5-4 in the opening round of the SWAC Tournament at Wesley Barrow Stadium on Wednesday.

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ASU women falter in NCAA tourney

Britney Wright drives in for a shot during Alabama State's loss to Florida State in the NCAA Women's tournament on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Alabama State Unv Media Relations)

(March 23, 2015)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Turnovers plagued Alabama State as it fell to Florida State, 91-49, Saturday during the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament at the Tucker Center.

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Lady Hornets to 'dance' in Tallahassee against second-seed Florida State

The Lady Hornets celebrate the announcement of their NCAA berth on Monday. (Photo courtesy Alabama State Unv Media Relations)

Combined Reports
(March 16, 2015)

The Alabama State women’s basketball team will travel to Tallahassee to take on Florida State in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament later this week.

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