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Grambling State University, HBCU, HBCU Bands, Prairie View A&M University, State Fair Classic, The 5th Quarter -

The storms that rolled into Texas threatening to soak a day of football and band battles were met by thousands of attendees who showed up to Dallas’ Cotton Bowl Stadium for the State Fair Classic anyway. And luckily for the fans who came to watch the tense showdown between the Grambling State Tigers and the […]

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2018 NFL Draft, Doug Williams, Grambling State University, Martez Carter -

Martez Carter, throughout his NFL draft journey, had it in the back of his mind that he’d have to run uphill, likely overcoming some bumps in the road along the way, to get to his destination. Why would his NFL voyage be any different from the one he had in high school or even as […]

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2018 NFL Draft, Devante Kincade, Grambling State University, Martez Carter, Trent Scott -

Out of 70,000-plus NCAA football players, only 1.6 percent get drafted by the NFL each spring. At Grambling State, 13 players believe they have what it takes to play professionally. They are DeVante Kincade, Martez Carter, Trent Scott, De’Aumante Johnson, Kendall Hill, Montrel Meander, Ja’Terious Pouncy, Bryce Williams, Johnathan Williams, Verlan Hunter, Guy Stallworth, Arkez […]

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2018 NFL Draft, Brandon Parker, Danny Johnson, Darius Leonard, Grambling State University, Martez Carter, North Carolina A&T Aggies, South Carolina State Bulldogs, Southern Jaguars -

This could be a very exciting NFL draft for at least four historically black college and university (HBCU) prospects. It’s quite possible that linebacker Darius Leonard from South Carolina State, offensive lineman Brandon Parker from North Carolina A&T, defensive back Danny Johnson from Southern and running back Martez Carter from Grambling State could all hear […]

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Grambling State University, Hampton University, HBCU Basketball, MEAC, Morgan State Bears, SWAC -

The semifinals are set for the two historically black college and university (HBCU) conferences playing to get automatic bids to the NCAA men’s and women’s Division I basketball tournaments, and if you’re looking for excitement, the stars of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) are leading the way. The biggest of […]

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Black History Month, Grambling State University -

Knowing and being surrounded by my black history is nothing new to me. My elementary school experiences were entirely related to black culture because I attended African-centered schools — NationHouse Watoto School, Kuumba Learning Center and Ujamaa Shule, all in Washington, D.C. — until I began public school in seventh grade. Since I matriculated at […]

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Grambling State University, Howard University, Maurice Robinson, NCF, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Penn State Nittany Lions, Stanford Cardinal -

LSU recruited him to play quarterback, while the reigning national champions at Alabama had visions of him roaming their defensive secondary. But with major FBS programs knocking at his door, Maurice Robinson opted to play football next season at a historically black institution: Grambling. After verbally committing to the Tigers two weeks ago, Robinson made […]

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2018 NBA All-Star Game, Grambling State University, HBCU Basketball, Quadruple-Double, SWAC, Women's College Basketball -

Grambling State point guard Shakyla Hill went from getting shout-outs from her mom to shout-outs from Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James. Looks like Shakyla Hill @shakylaa_ is headed to NBA All-Star Weekend!!! Chris Webber has her down for an All-Star selection! #quadrupledouble #gramfam #gramblingstateuniversity #grambling #collegebasketball #ncaawbb #allstarweekend #nbaallstar pic.twitter.com/aShLz1xbK1 — GSU Athletics (@GSU_TIGERS) January […]

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Bowie State Bulldogs, Central State University, Grambling State University, HBCU Sports, Howard University, North Carolina Central Eagles, Tennessee State Tigers, Texas Southern Tigers -

This week’s highlights of historically black college and university games include alley-oop dunks, step-back 3s and a game-winning 3-pointer in a Southwestern Athletic Conference upset from Central State, Tennessee State, Howard, Norfolk State, North Carolina Central, Bowie State University, Texas Southern and Grambling. And there’s one last football highlight: Howard running back Anthony Philyaw scoring […]

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Bethune-Cookman University, Bowie State Bulldogs, Grambling State University, HBCU Football, Howard University, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina Central Eagles, South Carolina State Bulldogs, Tennessee State Tigers, Texas Southern Tigers -

Now that the college football season is over, we give you the top 10 highlights from the season’s games at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs): Texas Southern’s Elijah Odom hurdles the defender for the touchdown. North Carolina A&T’s Elijah Bell puts the defender on a poster in the end zone. Howard quarterback Caylin Newton […]

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Bethune-Cookman University, Grambling State University, HBCU Sports, Jackson State Tigers, Lincoln Lions, Norfolk State Spartans, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

The top highlights from last week in historically black college and university (HBCU) sports include the best plays from the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta. Congratulations to the undefeated North Carolina A&T Aggies! We have four highlights from the game, including Marquell Cartwright’s 29-yard touchdown run for the Aggies and Martez Carter’s 29-yard touchdown reception for […]

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Celebration Bowl, Grambling State University, North Carolina A&T Aggies, The 5th Quarter -

The 5th Quarter in the world of football at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) takes place after the X’s and O’s, when each school’s band battles each other for bragging rights to the best musical performance. These displays of showmanship, from the choreographed routines to the song selection, require months of practice and dedication […]

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Atlanta, Celebration Bowl, Graduation, Grambling State University, Grambling Tigers, Martez Carter -

ATLANTA — An intimate crowd of more than 50 family members, friends, faculty members and staff filed into a meeting room in the AT&T Midtown Center downtown. The room, decorated in Grambling State University’s traditional black and gold, is where the 2017 fall commencement ceremony took place for six special graduates. As student-athletes, their obligations […]

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Celebration Bowl, Grambling State University, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

Walking onto the second floor of the Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, you could see that the patients were anticipating something wonderful. The children had a different sparkle in their eyes, almost as if they knew something special was going to happen, and they were right. Four players each from North Carolina A&T and […]

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21 Savage, Celebration Bowl, Future, Grambling State University, Gucci Mane, Meek Mill, Miguel, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Peewee Longway, Tay-K, YFN Lucci, Z-Ro -

For LeBron James, it could be anything from GoldLink’s “Crew (Remix)” to SZA’s “Love Galore.” For Tyrann Mathieu, it was Lil Wayne’s “I’m a Go Getta.” For Michael Jordan, it was Anita Baker’s “Giving You the Best That I Got.” An athlete’s pregame playlist is unique to the individual. A few songs overlap athletes, but […]

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Celebration Bowl, Grambling State University, MEAC, North Carolina A&T Aggies, SWAC -

North Carolina A&T (11-0) and Grambling (10-1) will meet in the third annual Celebration Bowl, the competition that determines the champion between the two most prominent HBCU conferences. This game, which will be broadcast live on ABC from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday at noon, matches North Carolina A&T and Grambling, the two previous […]

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Celebration Bowl, Grambling State University, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

There are few moments that can evoke a childlike sense of wonder out of a 6-foot-7, 300-pound offensive tackle. Then again, watching a 24-foot whale shark casually swim in one of the world’s largest fish tanks could have that effect on anybody. This was the scene at the Georgia Aquarium on Wednesday evening as the […]

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Bethune-Cookman University, ESPN/The Undefeated HBCU Band Rankings, Grambling State University, HBCU Bands, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Prairie View A&M University, Southern Jaguars -

As the 2017-18 college football season comes to a close, fans of historically black college and university (HBCU) sports all wonder: “Where will we get our band fix now?” Although the HBCU halftime show experience cannot be matched outside of the football field (check out the ESPN/The Undefeated HBCU Band Rankings from this season), there’s […]

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Grambling State University, HBCU Sports, Howard University, Lincoln Lions, Maryland-Eastern Shore Shore Hawks -

The top highlights of Week 14 in historically black college and university (HBCU) sports have more basketball action than football since the gridiron season is winding down. But we do have a top play from the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game in Houston, won by Grambling State over Alcorn State. There are also hoops highlights […]

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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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Bayou Classic, Celebration Bowl, Grambling State University, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, Martez Carter, Southern Jaguars, SWAC -

Grambling State University running back Martez Carter remembers the exact moment that has since become his favorite Bayou Classic memory. It was last season. With 6:56 left in the fourth quarter and a 45-23 score favoring the Grambling State Tigers over the Southern University Jaguars, Carter readied himself for the punt return. Carter took off […]

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Grambling State University, gun violence, Jaylin M. Wayne, National, News, Race -

A freshman at Grambling State University has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder following […]

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Earl Andrews, Grambling State University, Monquiarious Caldwell, School Shootings -

Grambling State University students are enraged and hurt after the shooting deaths of two men on campus Wednesday during the school’s homecoming celebration week. The shooter has yet to be identified. Junior Khalilla Onojeta, 19, does not feel safe at the school and believes it should be a closed campus. She knew one of the […]

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, Fort Valley State Wildcats, Grambling State University, HBCU Sports, Howard University, Morgan State Bears, Norfolk State Spartans, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina Central Eagles -

The defenses really step up in the Week 8 top football highlights in historically black college and university (HBCU) sports. Last weekend’s top plays include must-see performances from Howard, North Carolina A&T, Norfolk State, Albany State, Clark Atlanta, Morgan State, Grambling State, Alabama A&M and Alcorn State. And, we also have the first basketball highlight […]

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Grambling State University, HBCU Sports, Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, Norfolk State Spartans, North Carolina Central Eagles, Texas Southern Tigers, Winston-Salem State Rams -

It’s Week 5 for highlights in historically black college and university (HBCU) sports. This week’s highlights feature Winson-Salem State, Grambling State, North Carolina Central, Texas Southern, Norfolk State and Mississippi Valley State, with a top play from Southern University. If you want to see your school’s highlights, make sure to send them to #UndefeatedTop10. We’ll […]

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Grambling State University, HBCU Education, Miss Grambling -

The Chicago Football Classic weekend is a homecoming of sorts. Graduates and friends of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) come to the city and Soldier Field to eat, greet and just have fun around this fall classic. Alicia Reece, a state representative from the 33rd District in Ohio, came to Chicago from Cincinnati for […]

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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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Doug Williams, Grambling State University, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, Jackson State Tigers, SWAC -

On Saturday, Grambling State University and Jackson State University will face off at Eddie Robinson Stadium in Grambling, Louisiana, for the first time in five years — or since GSU boycotted the Tigers’ 2012 homecoming game. The boycott in 2013 generated national attention. The Grambling players refused to play at Jackson State’s homecoming game because […]

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Alabama A&M University, Bowie State Bulldogs, Grambling State University, HBCU Football, Howard University, Jackson State Tigers, North Carolina Central Eagles, Virginia Union Panthers -

Week 1 of the football season at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) got off to an unbelievable start. Howard’s huge upset of University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Tennessee State’s victory at Georgia State and Southern’s victory in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge against South Carolina State were only the beginning of this highly anticipated season. For last […]

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Grambling State University, HBCU Sports -

UPDATE: NCAA says Grambling can keep 2011 SWAC football title Grambling State University will have to give up its 2011 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) football championship, among other wins between 2010 and 2015, the NCAA and school announced Friday. The penalties include a two-year probation along with scholarship reductions, a financial penalty, recruiting restrictions, vacating […]

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