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Alabama A&M Bulldogs, Alabama State Hornets, Alcorn State Braves, Bethune-Cookman Marching Wildcats, Clark Atlanta Panthers, ESPN/The Undefeated HBCU Band Rankings, Fort Valley State Wildcats, Hampton Pirates, Jackson State Tigers, Miles College, Morgan State Bears, Norfolk State Spartans, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina Central Eagles, Prairie View Panthers, Southern Jaguars, Tennessee State Tigers, Texas Southern Tigers, Tuskegee Golden Tigers, Winston-Salem State Rams -

The ESPN/The Undefeated HBCU Band Rankings A look at the marvel and majesty of HBCU bands, their culture, their universities, the personalities and performances that make them so unique. It’s time for this season’s second ranking of the ESPN/The Undefeated HBCU bands, and we have new top schools in both categories. The new top bands […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Amir Hall, Bowie State Bulldogs, Caylin Newton, Darryl Johnson Jr., Davanta Reynolds, De’Arius Christmas, Franklin McCain III, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, Howard Bison, Lamar Raynard, Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, NCF, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina Central Eagles, P.J. Simmons, Patrick Harbin Jr., Quinn McElfresh -

It’s time to take a close look at some of the really talented college football players at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). This level of football might not be on TV every weekend, but there are some terrific players on both sides of the ball this season. These players are big difference-makers, and they’re […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Grambling Tigers, Hampton Pirates, HBCU Football, MEAC/SWAC Football Challenge, Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, NCF, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina Central Eagles, Prairie View Panthers, Road to the Celebration Bowl, Southern Jaguars, Tennessee State Tigers -

As the last few hot days of summer give way to autumn breezes, bands are putting the final touches on their routines to the latest popular songs and students are assembling back on campuses. It’s clear that it’s time we turn our attention to a new football season. Last year, the best historically black college […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Culture, Dance, HBCU Bands, Memes, Music -

Have you seen the video image of the Golden Girls of Alcorn State University dance troupe layered over the Fleetwood Mac song “Dreams”? If not, the “color guard” meme, as it’s called, is not hard to find. The clip of the historically black college/university (HBCU) girls squad prancing into the stadium before their school’s opening […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Black Quarterbacks, HBCU, Heisman Trophy, Steve McNair, Tennessee Titans -

It never feels right when The Steve McNair Story starts at the end. Then again, it feels even weirder that McNair’s story already has an ending. McNair’s July 2009 murder, on Independence Day no less, reverberated throughout the NFL community. There were the uncomfortable details that emerged in the days, weeks and months after the […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Celebration Bowl, Grambling State University, SWAC -

HOUSTON — Grambling State won its second consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) football title and another trip to the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta in two weeks. Grambling and Alcorn battled in the first half in a game that was tighter than the back-and-forth score reflected. The two teams played fairly evenly, with Alcorn gaining 502 […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Coppin State Eagles, Delaware State Hornets, Grambling State University, HBCU Basketball, Morgan State Bears, Norfolk State Spartans, Southern Jaguars, Texas Southern Tigers -

Winter is coming, which means college basketball is starting to heat up. Fans will undoubtedly be watching performances from potential standouts such as Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, Michigan State’s Miles Bridges and Devonte’ Graham from the University of Kansas. But don’t sleep on the hoops stars from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) who are […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Bowie State Bulldogs, Grambling State University, HBCU Football, Howard University, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Southern Jaguars, Tennessee State Tigers -

The style and grace of student dress at historically black colleges and universities is a defining part of their culture. Even athletes take particular pride in donning a uniform that sartorially embodies their pride in their institution. It is just another fashionable way to represent. This season, HBCU football has been more competitive on that […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Bowie State Bulldogs, De'Lance Turner, Hampton Pirates, HBCU Football, Howard Bison, Jackson State Tigers, Savannah State Tigers, South Carolina State Bulldogs, Stefen Banks, Terrell Kennedy, Yahkee Johnson -

Thanks to Terrell Kennedy‘s 69-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, Jackson State upset Alcorn State, 7-3, in the regular-season finale. After going 0-7 to start the season, Jackson State won three of its last four, including Saturday’s victory over the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) East Division champion Alcorn State. Kennedy finished with 73 yards […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Bryan Cook, HBCU Football, Howard Bison, Langston University, Larry Brihm Jr., NCF, Noah Johnson, Norlando Veals, North Carolina Central Eagles -

After taking its first lead of the game with 16 seconds remaining, North Carolina Central had to feel good about its chances of beating Bethune-Cookman. A 15-play, 61-yard drive that ended with a 4-yard Chauncey Caldwell–Xavier McCoy connection put the Eagles ahead 10-7. The Eagles opted for a short kickoff that put Bethune-Cookman only 48 […]

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Alabama State Hornets, Alcorn State Braves, HBCU Sports, Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls, Norfolk State Spartans, Southern Jaguars, Tennessee State Tigers, Winston-Salem State Rams -

It’s HBCU football highlights for Week 6 of the season, featuring top plays from Tennessee State (which has two entries on the list), Tuskegee, J.C. Smith, Alcorn State, Southern, Winston-Salem State, Grambling, Alabama State and Norfolk State. We have the best in sports highlights at historically black college and universities (HBCUs) each week at #UndefeatedTop10.

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Alcorn State Braves, Caylin Newton, Celebration Bowl, Darius Leonard, HBCU Football, Howard Bison, MEAC, Morgan State Bears, South Carolina State Bulldogs, SWAC -

South Carolina State senior linebacker Darius Leonard finished with 18 tackles, two interceptions and an interception return for a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 35-14 victory over Morgan State on Friday. Leonard had 14 solo tackles and 51 interception yards. Top HBCU performances Dewayne Betts helped lead Mississippi Valley State to its first win of the […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Central State Marauders, Fort Valley State Wildcats, HBCU Football, HBCU Sports, Norfolk State Spartans, North Carolina Central Eagles, Tennessee State Tigers -

It’s Week 4 for highlights in historically black college and university (HBCU) sports. If you want to see your school’s highlights, make sure to send them to #UndefeatedTop10. We’ll have the best in HBCU sports for you each week.

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Alcorn State Braves, De'Lance Turner, HBCU Football, Lenorris Footman, NCF -

Alcorn State running back De’Lance Turner finished the Braves’ conference opener with the second-most rushing yards (272) in school history. Turner, who averaged 13.0 yards per carry on 21 carries, had two rushing touchdowns and caught a pass for a score in Alcorn’s 48-31 victory over Southern on Saturday. The senior had the first rushing […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Grambling State University, HBCU Football, Howard University, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina Central Eagles, Southern Jaguars, Tennessee State Tigers -

ESPN analyst Jay Walker is back this week with his Gimme 5 HBCU Power Rankings. He knows historically black college and university (HBCU) football like no one else. So when he lists the top teams going into Week 4, he knows exactly what he’s talking about. Jay does his Gimme 5 rankings each week, all […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Central State University, Clark Atlanta Panthers, HBCU Football, Jackson State Tigers, Norfolk State Spartans, Tennessee State Tigers -

It’s Week 3 for highlights in historically black college and university (HBCU) sports, including Tennessee State (No. 1 with nine missed tackles in one play against Florida A&M), Grambling, Alcorn State, Central State, Clark Atlanta, Norfolk State, Southern and Jackson State. If you want to see your school’s highlights, make sure to send them to […]

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Alabama State Hornets, Alcorn State Braves, Bethune-Cookman University, Florida A&M University, Grambling Tigers, Hampton Pirates, Howard Bison, Maryland-Eastern Shore Shore Hawks, MEAC, NCB, NCW, Norfolk State Spartans, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina Central Eagles, Southern Jaguars, SWAC, Texas Southern Tigers -

For fans of basketball at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Friday and Saturday are the most important days of the year, as fans find out which men’s and women’s teams from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) will battle for automatic bids to the NCAA tournament. This list of […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Fred McNair, HBCU Football, Steve McNair -

The pain is still there for Fred McNair. As he prepares to celebrate his first anniversary as Alcorn State University’s head football coach, the original Air McNair often thinks about his late younger brother Steve, who adopted the nickname and soared to an impressive collegiate and NFL career. Steve “Air II” McNair was a legendary […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Bethune-Cookman University, MEAC/SWAC Football Challenge -

Jarrett Payton, who is now 35 and a sportscaster in Chicago, learned his father, Walter, was an extraordinary guy at the age of 4 when Walter broke Jim Brown’s all-time rushing record in 1984 at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears’ home stadium. And Payton was just 12 when he introduced his father, who went to […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Bethune-Cookman University, NCF, Walter Payton -

Six student-athletes are nominated, but only two will take home the coveted Walter Payton Achievement Award — named in honor of Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, an All-American who starred at Jackson State University from 1971-1974. Launched in 2008 — and presented for the first time in partnership with The Undefeated […]

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