Miller Earns NBA Championship With Raptors

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Heading into the 2019 NBA Finals, there was a certainty that once again a player from the D.M.V. would be crowned a champion.  The best odds were on...

Dodd Found Not Guilty on All Rape Charges

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Former University of Maryland basketball player Damonte Dodd was found not guilty on all four counts of rape and sexual assault charges in a 2017 Halloween incident...

Title IX Impact Felt On Local High School Sports

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] If there was any doubt about the impact that Title IX is having on women in sports, the number of girls who won D.C. Pigskin Club Spring Awards and their...

Pigskin Club Honors Swing Sports Athletes

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In the shadows of FedEx Field a new array of sports were recognized at the second annual Pigskin Club of Washington Spring Awards Banquet at the original First...

UMD Athletics Makes Healthcare Changes

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Reforms continue in the University of Maryland athletics department, regarding medical care for student athletes.  For the first time the university will employ health care personnel who are not...

Williams Will Return to Howard

By Mark F. Gray , Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Howard University got a major lift for its basketball program next season by not losing its best remaining player, who was the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first...

Murphy Chooses NJIT

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Jason Kemp Murphy, the big man from St. Frances High School in Baltimore, highly sought by several major division I men’s collegiate basketball programs across the nation, made his college...

Bowie HS Lacrosse Falls in MD State 4-A Semifinlals

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Despite its perception as a suburban sport played mostly by White athletes, Black players and teams are finding more than just a niche in lacrosse.  In Prince...

BSU Men Finish Fourth in CIAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In the annual St. Augustine’s invitational meet that is known as the CIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, things held true to form on the men’s side as...

Ex-Texas A&M Football Player Found Guilty of Murder

By Dallas Post Tribune DALLAS — A former Texas A&M football player accused of hacking a Dallas jogger to death with a machete in 2015 has been convicted of murder. A Dallas County jury swiftly returned...

Blakeney Comes To Lead Bison Basketball Fortunes

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] In an attempt to keep the momentum of a basketball program that appears to be a contender in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Howard University has turned to a blue blood with...

Morgan State Football Player Drafted and Lands New Basketball Coach

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] A big week for Morgan State athletics reached a high water mark during the NFL Draft and on the college basketball sidelines.  Offensive lineman Joshua Miles was drafted in...

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