|Texas Southern Tigers football|
|Head coach||Darrell Asberry|
|Home stadium||BBVA Compass Stadium|
|Stadium surface||Natural grass|
|Postseason bowl record||–|
|Colors||Maroon and Gray|
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 will move 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.
Had initially won their first SWAC Football Championship 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, in order to avoid the NCAA imposing a Death Penalty for serious violations over a number of years, the school fired coach Cole and vacated every game that the Tiger football team had won from 2006 to 2010 – including the 2010 SWAC Championship.
On October 9, 2012, the NCAA banned TSU's football team from the 2013 and 2014 postseasons.
College Football Hall of Fame membersEdit
Alumni in the NFLEdit
Over 60 Texas Southern alumni have played in the NFL, including:
- Julius Adams
- Ken Burrough
- Arthur Cox
- Winston Hill
- Ernie Holmes
- Brett Maxie
- Will Moore
- Michael Strahan
- Cortez Hankton
- ↑ Turner, Ronnie (December 22, 2011). "TSU hires Shaw's Asberry as football coach". Houston Chronicle (chron.com). http://www.chron.com/sports/college-football/article/TSU-hires-Shaw-s-Asberry-as-football-coach-2421476.php. Retrieved December 23, 2011.
- ↑ NCAA imposes postseason bans for Texas Southern. CBSSports.com, 2012-10-09.
- ↑ [http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/10/sports/ncaa-cites-texas-southern-for-violations-in-13-sports.html?_r=0 The New York Times, 2012-10-09.
- ↑ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/colleges/texasso/