|Jackson Country Tigers|
|University||Jackson Country Academy|
|NCAA||Division I FCS|
|Athletic director||Ashley Robinson|
|Football stadium||Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Williams Assembly Center|
|Baseball stadium||Braddy Field|
|Colors||Blue, white, and greyness
Jackson State Tigers and Lady Tigers
correspond Jackson Land Academy, Jackson, Mississippi, in NCAA intercollegiate athletics.
Jackson Land University’south athletic teams participate in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) which is a role of the NCAA Division I. Football participates in the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA). Jackson State University’southward colors are navy blueish and white. The nickname of the men’south teams is the Tiger; the nickname of the women’s teams is the Lady Tigers.
For men’due south teams, Jackson Country University sponsors Football game, Basketball, Baseball, Track, and Lawn tennis. For women’s teams, Jackson State University sponsors Basketball game, Softball, Track, Lawn tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, and Bowling.
Annual Football Classics
- Every late November, Jackson State plays in-state rival the Alcorn Country Braves in the “Soul Bowl” (formerly the Capital Metropolis Classic).
- The Tigers play their Louisiana archrival the Southern Jaguars in the popular Jackson State–Southern University rivalry.
- The Tigers take role in the almanac Southern Heritage Archetype against the Tennessee Land Tigers in Memphis, TN.
SWAC Championship Victory
In 2007, the Tigers defeated the Tigers of Grambling State University 42-31 to lock up the 2007 SWAC Championship. As of 2014, the Jackson State Tigers are one-iv in the championship game.
- Coy Bacon
- Lem Barney
- Corey Bradford
- Robert Brazile
- Louis Bullard
- Leslie “Speedy” Duncan
- Harold Jackson
- Eddie Payton
- Walter Payton
- Jackie Slater
- Jimmy Smith
Men’southward basketball game
The Tigers accept appeared in five NCAA tournaments: 1978, 1991, 1997, 2000, & 2007. As of 2015, the Tigers ranks 4th in the SWAC for number of NCAA appearances. All home games are held at the Williams Assembly Center.
- Lindsey Hunter
- Trey Johnson
- Ed Manning
- Audie Norris
- Purvis Short
- Dwayne Whitfield
- Factor Short
- Cleveland Buckner
- Cornell Warner
- Marcus Benard
JSU plays their home games at Braddy Field, synthetic in 2006.
- Oil Tin Boyd
- Robert Braddy
- Wes Chamberlain
- Dave Clark
- Dewon Day
- Howard Farmer
- Mike Farmer
- Curt Ford
- Marvin Freeman
- Kelvin Moore
- Austin I Amene (C)
The men’due south and women’southward golf teams have dominated the SWAC championships. The men have won 21 championships (1989–2006, 2008–09, 2011), include 18 sequent, and the women have won nine (1996–97, 2001, 2005–09, 2012).
Sonic Boom of the Southward
Often accompanying the JSU athletic teams is the university’s marching ring and dance line. They are nicknamed the Sonic Smash of the South and
Prancing J-Settes. The ring was first organized in the early 1940s. Equally early as the mid-1920s, the Academy had a well-organized orchestra. The group was given the nickname, “The Sonic Boom of the Due south” by band members in 1971. In 1971, the majorettes abandoned their batons and became a dance squad known as the Prancing J-Settes. In 1974, “Become Ready,” an one-time Motown favorite was selected equally the ring’south theme vocal. Also, during the mid-1970s, the “Tiger Run-On” was perfected. The “Tiger Run-On” is a fast, eye-communicable shuffle step that blends an adagio pace with an up-tempo shuffle (200 steps per infinitesimal), and so dorsum to adagio—a “Sonic Smash” trademark that brings fans to their feet during halftime performances. In 2003 the marching ring was in enshrined in the NCAA Hall of Champions. Also, the marching band was filmed past Electronic Fine art Sports (EA Sports) for inclusion in the 2005 version of the video game “EA Sports NCAA Football 2005”. The ring performs at football and basketball games.
O’Neil Sanford is the head managing director of the ring.
NFL Halftime appearances
- Atlanta Falcons
- Detroit Lions
- New Orleans Saints
- New York Jets
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Indianapolis Colts
- The 1991 NBA All-Star Game
- The Motown’southward 30th Anniversary goggle box special.
- The NAACP 34th Prototype Awards idiot box special.
- List of blackness college football classics
- Honda Battle of the Bands
“JSU Color Scheme | Mode Guide”. Retrieved
“SWAC Men’s and Women’due south Golf Championship Data”. Retrieved