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Collegiate Coaches Moving Forward Through Coronavirus Concerns

By Alex Murphy Capital News Service VOORHEES, N.J. — Athlete eligibility and scholarship availability are two of the biggest questions college coaches are now tasked with moving forward as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the United States. On March 12, the National...

HBCU Sports Report: HU Mourns Fallen Bison

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Howard University (HU) Athletics announced the passing of former football player Sean Boynes, who passed away on April 2, from complications of the novel coronavirus. Before becoming a Bison, Boynes fostered his football career in the...

UMD and BSU Athletes Earn Regional, National Honors

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Despite the final horn sounding before they could start competing in either version of the NCAA Tournament, two Maryland women’s basketball players earned all-American and regional honors in Division I and Division II. University of...

BSU Women Head to NCAA Tournament Again

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Coming off their trip to the CIAA Tournament finals appearance, the Bowie State women’s basketball team earned their consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament under coach Shadae Swan.  The Bulldogs are one...

Williams Duo Leaves HU As Greats

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] This week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will mark the end of an era for two of the most accomplished players in the history of Howard University’s basketball program. Ayonna and Charles Williams, who aren’t related,...

BSU Splits on Senior Day Before CIAA Tournament

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Senior day at Bowie State marked not only the end to a remarkable era in the school’s basketball history, it was a chance to try and make the road a smoother run towards playing...

HU Report: North Carolina A&T Sweeps Howard

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Kenny Blakeney’s first year at Howard may not have netted as many wins as he hoped for, but his team continues to fight.  At the start of the final regular season road trip to...

BSU Sports Review: Men Lose, Women Continue Winning

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] When Bowie State hit the road for its last major road trip of the regular season, coach Darrell Brooks knew his Bulldogs would face its toughest challenge to date in their rematch at Virginia...

Former Local HBCU Stars Lead Defenders To First XFL Win

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] In a town used to inauguration days, the dawn of a new beginning for professional football’s attempt at a spring league kicked off at Audi Field.  Unlike the predecessors in the NFL, who 100...

BSU Honors Bryant at Home Games

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Normally the basketball court is a therapeutic sanctuary for players and coaches alike.  However, four days after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash on their...

BSU Splits Two Games At Lincoln

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] The northern most rivals in the CIAA met at Lincoln University as Bowie State’s men and women split a pair of games in Oxford, Pennsylvania.  The Bulldogs men were led by an explosive career...

Bowie HBCU Review: Bowie State Tips Off MLK Weekend By Sweeping Shaw

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] A dose of home cooking was just what the doctor ordered for Bowie State as the frigid holiday weekend tipped off a two-game basketball homestand against the Shaw Bears after their tough road trip...