The CIAA to Move to Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff The country’s oldest African-American athletic conference announced it will be moving during an event at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Jan. 8. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is coming...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard Guards Play Big in Loss to Georgetown

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] Georgetown’s men’s basketball program has been as benevolent as any philanthropist when it comes to supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  Under John Thompson, Sr. the Hoyas began a tradition...

UConn Asks Court to Dismiss Complaint by Black Ex Coach

By Pat Eaton-Robb, AP Sports Writer The University of Connecticut asked a judge Dec. 28 to dismiss a complaint filed by former basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who contends his firing was in part racially motivated. The school...

Hampton Continues Dominance of Howard In Holiday Hoops Fest

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] The first college basketball event at the new DC Entertainment and Sports Arena marked the beginning of a new experience for the hoops hotbed that is the area surrounding the...

Redacted Video Released of Jordan McNair’s Fatal Practice

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] After a tumultuous semester, just hours before the start of the holiday break, the University of Maryland released a redacted video of former Terrapin Jordan McNair’s fatal football...

2 Black Idaho State Football Players Sue Idaho, Utah Police

By The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two Black Idaho State University football players are suing law enforcement in Idaho and Utah, saying they were illegally detained and arrested, and victims of excessive force...

DMV HBCU REPORT: Honors For DMV QBs & History Made By HU’S Cole

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] HU’s NEWTON EARN ALL-AMERICAN and MEAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Despite a season where they didn’t meet expectations, Howard University   quarterback Caylin Newton was named to the first team...

Howard Names Prince as New Coach

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] Two years ago, it would’ve been hard to imagine any prominent FBS coach would be interested in the Howard University head-coaching job.  The program was beginning its recovery from...

DMV HBCU Report: UDC Ends Bowie State Streak At Four

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] For just the second time in their last 15 meetings the UDC Firebirds defeated Bowie State 84-80 snapping a four game win streak in the District. Junior guard Zachary Olukanni...

Locksley Returns To Maryland and Finally is First Black Coach

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The first time Mike Locksley was named the University of Maryland’s head football coach he was finishing the dismal era of Randy Edsall as the temporary leader of the...

Bowers, DC’s Popular PA Voice of 30 Years, Suddenly Passes at 55

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The signature public address announcer for D.C. sports has passed away. Shellie Bowers, who was best known for his trademark phrase “HU…you know” during football and basketball games at...

Battle of Real HUs Highlights D.C. Holiday Hoops

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] Howard and Hampton may no longer be conference rivals but the “Battle of the Real HUs” will continue.  The Bison and Pirates will renew acquaintances once again in the...

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