This week on TSL Sports Talk, SWAC Commissioner, Duer Sharp joined us to talk about SWAC athletics. TSL Sports Talk host, Mark Gray, opened up the interview by talking to Sharp about the SWAC championships’ new relocation in Houston and the impact the new partnership has made on the city.
“NRG, The Toyota Center, the city of Houston, the surrounding communities, they really embraced SWAC. That’s really what you’re looking for- a place where you can partner with a city and build your events. We’re really looking forward to it. We didn’t think that we’d have economic impact like 50 millions dollars, but that helps when you’re trying to work with the city... When we were coming in, people were like, well, we don’t know what SWAC is… but I think they know who we are now.”
Listen to the full interview below to hear what you can expect from this year’s SWAC Championship, what record they plan to set, the current state of SWAC’s APR [Academic Progress Rate] and more.