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Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Bayou Classic, Grambling Tigers, Road to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Southern Jaguars -

Defense and redemption were the name of the game for Southern University in Saturday’s Bayou Classic against Grambling State University. After three straight losses to the Tigers, the Jaguars’ 38-28 win puts them into the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s (SWAC) title game Dec. 1 against Alcorn State. The title game in Lorman, Mississippi, will be a […]

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Bayou Classic, Grambling State World Famed Tiger Marching Band, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Bands, Southern University Human Jukebox -

Thanksgiving night was really special at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans as Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints fans got a sweet taste of the sounds of the Bayou Classic’s bands. The Saints-Falcons crowd of more than 73,000 got a glimpse of the sights and sounds of the Grambling State World Famed Tiger Marching […]

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Albany State Golden Rams, Alcorn State Braves, Bowie State Bulldogs, Clark Atlanta Panthers, fayetteville state Broncos, Florida A&M Rattlers, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, Howard Bison, Morehouse Tigers -

The race to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl just got a little more interesting in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) after the No. 1 team in the conference, Florida A&M, lost 31-23 to Howard on Nov. 3. FAMU (5-1 MEAC, 6-3 overall) entered the game undefeated in conference play, and a win would have […]

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Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, Prairie View Panthers, SWAC -

When in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), do as the Grambling Tigers do. That’s the message Prairie View athletic director Ashley Robinson delivered to Panther Nation when he made talented Grambling assistant Eric Dooley the Panthers’ 33rd football coach. Entering Saturday’s annual Grambling-Prairie View clash in the Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic, Prairie View had […]

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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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Football, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, Morgan State Bears -

Five months after the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a football game between two historically black colleges opened another field of play in the civil rights movement. The Sept. 28 battle between what were then Louisiana’s Grambling College Tigers and Baltimore’s undefeated Morgan State Bears at Yankee Stadium marked the first time two […]

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Grambling Tigers, HBCU Sports -

Haileigh Adams is a walking contradiction. “I’m not even gonna lie … when I was younger I didn’t watch soccer as much,” the Grambling State University soccer star said. But her rise to national prominence has taken more twists and turns than even she knows — or anticipated. As a freshman playing varsity at Bishop […]

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Buffalo Bulls, Charlotte Smith, CSU Northridge Matadors, Dawn Staley, Elon Phoenix, Felisha Legette-Jack, Freddie Murray, Grambling Tigers, Jason Flowers, Joni Taylor, LSU Tigers, Men's NCAA Tournament, Michelle Clark-Heard, NCW, Nikki Fargas, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Quentin Hillsman, South Carolina Gamecocks, Syracuse Orange, Tarrell Robinson, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -

With Dawn Staley and South Carolina’s victory over Mississippi State in the NCAA tournament championship game last year, women’s basketball saw only its second black head coach hoist the trophy. Staley followed in the footsteps of her predecessor and mentor Carolyn Peck, who with her Purdue Boilermakers became the first black and youngest coach to […]

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Bowie State Bulldogs, Claflin Panthers, Clark Atlanta Panthers, Grambling Tigers, Morehouse Tigers, NCAA, NCB, Texas Southern Tigers, Virginia State Trojans, Virginia Union Panthers -

Nine historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) punched their ticket for the NCAA Division II basketball tournaments last weekend. Virginia Union (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) champion), Claflin (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) champion), Virginia State (at-large), Morehouse (at-large) and Clark Atlanta (at-large) were the five teams that played in the first round on the […]

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Grambling Tigers, NCW, Shakyla Hill -

In the waning moments of Grambling State’s 93-71 win over Alabama State on Wednesday night, the Tigers’ Shakyla Hill solidified her place in NCAA women’s basketball history. With Hill’s assist to Monisha Neal for a 3-pointer, Hill became the first player to finish with a quadruple-double in almost 25 years, as well as the first […]

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Celebration Bowl, Grambling Tigers, Lamar Raynard, Marquell Cartwright, NCF, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

The 2017 Celebration Bowl must have felt like deja vu all over again for North Carolina A&T quarterback Lamar Raynard and running back Marquell Cartwright. Four years ago, when Cartwright and Raynard were at High Point Andrews, this same situation played out. Raynard, who threw a 38-yard touchdown pass with 1:02 remaining for his high […]

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Brandon Parker, Broderick Fobbs, Celebration Bowl, Devante Kincade, Grambling Tigers, Lamar Raynard, Martez Carter, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Rod Broadway -

ATLANTA — This may very well be the start of a beautiful rivalry between North Carolina A&T and Grambling State University’s football teams. Both the Tigers and Aggies represent the first two winners of ESPN’s Celebration Bowl and two of the best football programs in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Grambling State coach Broderick Fobbs […]

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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 Tigers, HBCU Football, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

ESPN’s Jay Harris is standing on the mountaintop, telling everybody who’ll listen that the third installment of the Celebration Bowl, which opens the college football bowl season Dec. 16 (noon EST, ABC) is a matchup of champions. Reigning Celebration Bowl champion Grambling State University from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) will face 2015 titleholder North […]

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Celebration Bowl, Grambling Tigers, NCF, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

Two teams, both on 11-game winning streaks, both champions, will be on a collision course in a stadium that has yet to host a bowl game. Welcome to the third rendition of the Celebration Bowl, which will pit Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champion Grambling State and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) winner North Carolina A&T against […]

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Austin Howard, Bayou Classic, Devante Kincade, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, Martez Carter, NCF, Southern Jaguars, SWAC -

NEW ORLEANS — Martez Carter lay on the turf of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome writhing in pain after an awkward tackle 5 yards in the backfield. A series earlier, he’d fumbled the ball on Grambling’s 38-yard line and Southern cashed it in for a touchdown. This wasn’t the way Carter’s last Bayou Classic was supposed to […]

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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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Alabama State Hornets, Central State University, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Sports, Howard University, Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Tennessee State Tigers -

It’s Week 12 of the top highlights in historically black college and university (HBCU) sports. Last weekend’s top plays include top football performances by players from Mississippi Valley State, Tennessee State and North Carolina A&T, basketball plays from Grambling State and Central State, and championship volleyball from Howard and Alabama State. Catch HBCU sports highlights […]

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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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Baltimore Ravens, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, Larry Donnell, NFL, SWAC -

The platform that comes with being a pro football player can be overwhelming. Yet, for Baltimore Ravens tight end Larry Donnell, that doesn’t seem to be the case. The self-proclaimed “country boy” from Ozark, Alabama, still longs for his country roots. “I’m a country fella,” Donnell said at the Ravens Under Armour Performance Center training […]

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Doug Williams, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, NFL, Washington Redskins -

This NFL season marks the 30th anniversary of Doug Williams becoming the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl. Yet, some may not realize that this season also marks the 40th anniversary of Williams’ graduation from Grambling State University. While winning that Super Bowl over the Denver Broncos cemented Williams’ legacy as an African-American […]

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Boston Red Sox, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Baseball, Tanner Raiburn -

Many are called, but few are chosen. Over the course of three days in June, 30 Major League Baseball teams selected more than 1,000 players to join in the pursuit of making it to “The Show.” Out of 1,215 players drafted in 2017, only eight men came from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Left-handed […]

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Chester Rogers, Graduation, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football -

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Chester Rogers knows a good completion when he sees it. He completed his education at Grambling State University last year but couldn’t walk across the graduation stage because he wanted to prepare for training camp. He returned to his alma mater last week to walk across the stage and bask in […]

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2017 NFL Draft, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football -

For most young football players, getting to the NFL is a lifelong dream. Some make it, most don’t. For Grambling State wide receiver Chad Williams, the first step came in a phone call from the Arizona Cardinals on Day 2 of this year’s NFL draft. “It don’t feel real,” Williams told Stephanie Lindsey of the […]

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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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Broderick Fobbs, Celebration Bowl, Devante Kincade, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, Malcolm Bell, Martez Carter, North Carolina Central Eagles, Quentin Atkinson -

For the second straight game, Grambling State overcame a scoreless opening half to win a championship. The first was in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) title game against Alcorn State, in which the Grambling Tigers made a furious comeback to win 27-20 in Houston on Dec. 3. Two weeks later, on Saturday in Atlanta, Grambling […]

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Broderick Fobbs, Celebration Bowl, Devante Kincade, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, Jerry Mack, Malcolm Bell, NCF, North Carolina Central Eagles -

On Friday afternoon, players and coaches from the North Carolina Central University and Grambling State University football teams sat down to answer questions from the media about Saturday’s impending game. The Eagles and Tigers will face off in the second annual Celebration Bowl to decide which team will be the national football champion among historically […]

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Celebration Bowl, Devante Kincade, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, Malcolm Bell, NCF, North Carolina Central Eagles -

On Saturday, North Carolina Central University and Grambling State University, winners of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), respectively, will square off at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to settle which historically black college or university (HBCU) football program is best in the country. Last season, both teams were in the […]

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Celebration Bowl, Devante Kincade, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, Malcolm Bell, North Carolina Central Eagles -

Grambling State University needed big-time performances from several players to come from behind to beat Alcorn State University for the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) championship and earn a spot in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl. The Tigers had to climb out of a 17-0 halftime deficit in order top the Braves, who were the […]

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Bayou Classic, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Bands, Most Undefeated 2016, Southern Jaguars, The 5th Quarter -

It was the most wonderful time of the year again. Deep in the heart of New Orleans, native Louisianians, alumni, current students and fans of Southern University and Grambling State University gathered for the 43rd annual Bayou Classic — a battle that has, for decades, determined which school would reign supreme for the year. Each […]

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Bayou Classic, Devante Kincade, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Football, Southern Jaguars -

Both the Grambling State Tigers and Southern Jaguars came into the 43rd Bayou Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on eight-game winning streaks. The two teams had matching unscathed records in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), too. Even the offensive units came in nearly identical on paper: The Tigers and Jaguars came in […]

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Bayou Classic, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Bands, HBCU Football, New Orleans, Southern Jaguars -

They were in New Orleans for the 43rd edition of the Bayou Classic, of course, with Grambling State and Southern both coming in with 21 victories in the all-time series and sporting 8-0 records against Southwestern Athletic Conference competition this year. If the Nov. 25 Battle of the Bands between the two in-state rivals at […]

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