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...

Tubby Returns to High Point and Comes Home for Holiday Hoop Fest

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] High Point University coach Tubby Smith’s basketball life has come full circle.  In a career that spans almost three decades he’s won a national championship and built a resume...

Ray Rice: ‘I’m Done With Football,’ Talks Domestic Violence

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he's not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL. Appearing Tuesday in a "CBS This...

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...

DMV HBCU Report Week

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] BOWIE STATE SEASON ENDS WITH LOSS AT VALDOSTA Bowie State’s historic season came to an inglorious conclusion in the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. The resilient Bulldogs, who mastered the art...

Flacco or Jackson? Ravens’ Harbaugh faces tough QB decision

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The effective play of rookie Lamar Jackson as a starting quarterback has left Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh with a decision to make if veteran...

Bowie State Wins First National Playoff Game In School History

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer It was clear from the start that Bowie State was not overwhelmed by the NCAA Division II playoffs when hosting West Alabama at Bulldogs Stadium.  The Bulldogs learned valuable lessons...

Jackson Carries 27 Times, Lifts Ravens Past Bengals 24-21

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — In the days leading up to his first NFL start, Lamar Jackson experienced a stomach ache and insomnia. When the rookie quarterback finally got on the field, Jackson...

Povich Sports Symposium Addresses Race and Sports Issues

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Sports and race are constantly intersecting on all media platforms with athletes expressing their political and social views against the backdrop of patriotism. From the “shut up and dribble” comments...

University Head Warned of Backlash if Maryland Coach Stayed

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said Thursday that he told the school's governing body that "all hell will break loose" if DJ Durkin was retained as head coach of its...

Bowie State Wins CIAA Football Championship

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Finally, Bowie State got to play the role of bride after being the bridesmaid three of the last four years.  The Bulldogs left no doubt who was the best team...

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