Bowie State Women Head Back to NCAA Women’s Tournament

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For the second consecutive season the women of Bowie State will extend the basketball season by making the NCAA Division II Tournament.  The Lady Bulldogs, who were upset in...

UGA Prospect Wins 2019 Watkins Award as Top Black HS Scholar Athlete

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The toughest part of University of Georgia football prospect Nakobe Dean’s moment to make African American sports history was navigating through the road blocks head coach Kirby Smart set...

DMV HBCU Report

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] By the time the CIAA Tournament shifted from the preliminary rounds at the Bojangles Center to the Spectrum Center it had already ended for Bowie State.  The Bulldogs and...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard Peaks at the Right Time Ending the Regular Season

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] As the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference basketball season prepares for next week’s tournament in Norfolk, VA, it could be time for one of the most enigmatic teams in Division I...

UMD Community Comes Together for McNair Foundation Fundraiser

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] As the University of Maryland (UMD) prepares for its first spring football practice since the passing of Jordan McNair, the students in College Park continued to honor their fallen...

D.C.’s XFL Names Former HU QB Head Coach, GM

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Pep Hamilton’s football odyssey has returned to where it started as he tries to build a championship franchise from the start.  The former Howard University quarterback is the first...

Basketball Players Sue ‘Fortnite’ Game Makers Over Dance

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN , Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Two former University of Maryland men's basketball players are suing the makers of "Fortnite," claiming the video game's creators misappropriated a dance they popularized...

Ole Miss Players Kneel in Response to Confederacy Rally

By R.J. Morgan, The Associated Press Eight University of Mississippi basketball players kneeled during the national anthem Feb. 23 before a victory over Georgia in response to a Confederacy rally near the arena. With the teams lined...

DMV HBCU Report

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Sometimes there’s a change in scenery or the need for something other than home cooking that can be a swing moment in the fortune of a school’s season. ...

Morgan Hires Wheatley But Is It For the Long Term

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] When announcing former NFL running back Tyrone Wheatley as their new head football coach, Morgan State pushed all the chips into the center of the table.  Great poker players...

DMV HBCU Report: Mele at The Mecca as Howard Falls to Norfolk St After...

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] The mastery of Virginia’s HBCU basketball programs continued as Norfolk State and Virginia State left the D.M.V. with impressive MEAC and CIAA wins respectively.  While Bowie State went back rebounded...

Former NFL Star Wheatley Poised to Lead MSU Football

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] According to sources close to Morgan State University Athletics, a former NFL running back is close to signing a contract to be Morgan State University’s next head football coach. Tyrone Wheatley,...

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