Thursday, February 19, 2009

JSU Football menu short on games

Jackson State football fans were befuddled last week when the schedule was announced and only 10 games were listed. Athletic director Bob Braddy isn't exactly thrilled with it either, but said he was unable to secure other games. "We would have loved to have an 11-game schedule ... it just didn't materialize," Braddy said. "It's not ideal." Braddy said he's still looking to add one or two more games, but is not having a lot of luck at the moment.

"It's very difficult at this time because most schools have completed their 2009 schedule," Braddy said. "So, it's very unlikely." One thing he would like to do is move the Capital City Classic against Alcorn State from Nov. 21 to Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 26. Braddy hopes the influx of people home for the holiday would help attendance. The move would also cut down the time in between the final game and the SWAC championship on Dec. 12, if the Tigers were to win the East Division for the third consecutive year. Currently, JSU would have three weeks in between the games, whereas the later date would be just over two weeks.


JSU 2009-2010 Football Schedule

Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
09/05/09 at Mississippi State Starkville, MS TBA
09/12/09 Tennessee State Memphis, TN TBA
09/19/09 Grambling St. Jackson, MS 3:00 p.m. CT
10/03/09 at Southern Baton Rouge, LA TBA
10/10/09 vs. Arkansas - Pine Bluff Jackson, MS 4:00 p.m. CT
10/17/09 vs. Texas Southern Jackson, MS 4:00 p.m. CT
10/24/09 at Mississippi Valley State Itta Bena, MS TBA
11/07/09 vs. Alabama State Jackson, MS 4:00 p.m. CT
11/14/09 at Alabama A&M Huntsville, AL TBA
11/21/09 vs. Alcorn State Jackson, MS 1:00 p.m. CT

12/12/09 vs. SWAC Championship Game Birmingham, AL 1:00 p.m. CT

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