The Deion Sanders era begins Sunday.
Jackson State kicks off its spring football season against the NAIA’s Edward Waters at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Tigers will embark on a seven-game spring slate through February, March and April.
Here’s how you can watch, listen to JSU’s season opener:
How to watch Jackson State football vs. Edward Waters
Game time: 1 p.m. CT (Sunday, Dec. 21)
TV: ESPN3 (live, online-only)
ESPN3 broadcasters are scheduled to be Santoria Black (play-by-play) and Deuce McAllister (analyst).
Online live streaming broadcast: WATCH LIVE
Radio: 95.5 FM in Jackson
Online radio: 95.5 FM online
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dward Waters, who finished the 2019 season 1-10, last played a Division I opponent, Prairie View A&M, on Nov. 16, 2019. The Panthers defeated Edward Waters 41-14. The Tigers’ are coached by Greg Ruffin, who took the job as a replacement for the legendary Alvin “Shine” Wyatt. Ruffin is 5-17 in two seasons, with no wins over NCAA schools. Its roster consists of a few former FCS players.
Watch Edward Waters vs Jackson State Game
Date: Sunday, Dec. 21
Game time: 1 p.m. CT
Online live streaming broadcast: Watch Here
Edward Waters vs Jackson State Game Preview
The Tigers return several starters on defense and are led by six-time All-American, reigning SWAC Defensive Player of the Year and Spring 2021 SWAC Defensive Player of the Year, Keonte Hampton. Since earning a starting position as a freshman, Hampton has consistently made an impact. Fall of 2021 the West Point, Mississippi native tallied 106 tackles, 69 solo stops and 37 assisted.