Texas Southern Tigers football

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Texas Southern Tigers football
2014 Texas Southern Tigers football team
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First season 1947
Head coach Darrell Asberry
Home stadium BBVA Compass Stadium
Stadium capacity 22,000
Stadium surface Natural grass
Location Houston, Texas
Conference SWAC
Division West
Current uniform
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Colors

Maroon and Gray

          
Mascot Tigers
Website tsuball.com

The Texas Southern Tigers are the college football team representing Texas Southern University, a historically black university (HBCU) in Houston. The Tigers play in the NCAA's Division I FCS as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), a conference whose members are all HBCUs. In 2012, the Tigers moved into the new BBVA Compass Stadium, built for the city's Major League Soccer team, the Houston Dynamo. It replaced the Alexander Durley Sports Complex as the home of Tiger football. On December 22, 2011, Darrell Asberry was hired as the Tigers' 15th all-time head coach.[1]

SWAC Champions[edit]

1956, 1964, 1968

TSU had initially won their first SWAC Football Championship in over 40 years on December 11, 2010, with head coach Johnnie Cole being named the SWAC Football Coach of the Year for the 2010 season. In April 2011, coach Cole resigned and the NCAA later vacated the championship as part of a punishment.[2]

College Football Hall of Fame members[edit]

Alumni in the NFL[edit]

Over 60 Texas Southern alumni have played in the NFL,[3] including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Ronnie (December 22, 2011). "TSU hires Shaw's Asberry as football coach". Houston Chronicle (chron.com). Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ NCAA imposes postseason bans for Texas Southern. CBSSports.com, 2012-10-09.
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/colleges/texasso/

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