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Hampton Pirates, HBCU Sports, USA Triathlon -

After joining the Big South Conference last year, Hampton University has found another way to expand its brand and reach. It will officially add the triathlon as a varsity sport. It is the first historically black college or university (HBCU) to do so. “This is another way to get the Hampton brand worldwide. This is […]

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Alabama A&M Bulldogs, Alabama State Hornets, Don Cheadle, HBCU Sports, Magic City Classic -

ESPN analyst Jay Walker has seen them all, and his favorite historically black college classic football game is the annual Magic City Classic in Birmingham, Alabama, between Alabama State and Alabama A&M, and its week of festivities. These are his top five reasons that the MC Classic is the best: No. 5: Tailgate Tuesday, when […]

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Alabama A&M, HBCU Sports -

The NCAA placed Alabama A&M University on probation through 2023 for improperly certifying the academic eligibility of 101 student-athletes. The violations involved students in 14 sports during the 2011-12 to 2015-16 academic years. The school’s punishment includes a fine, probation, reduction of scholarships and recruiting restrictions. The baseball, men’s basketball, football and men’s golf teams […]

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Ed Hill, HBCU Sports, Howard University -

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — There are few people in collegiate sports whose reputations transcend their respective institutions. Duke has Mike Krzyzewski. The University of Alabama has Bear Bryant. Ohio State has Woody Hayes. At Howard University, that person was Ed Hill. A career spanning more than three decades culminated in Hill’s recent induction into the […]

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HBCU Sports, Howard University, Olubunmi Okunade, Tamia Dockery, volleyball -

Olubunmi Okunade had her future all mapped out. Having run track for most of her athletic life, it made total sense – at least in her mind – that she’d end up at an NCAA Division I school, far from her strict Nigerian parents, and blaze a path she could call her own. But little […]

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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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Alabama State Hornets, Bethune-Cookman University, Golf, HBCU Sports, MEAC, SWAC, Tiger Woods -

Bethune-Cookman University has towered like a colossus over the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championships in recent years. The men’s team has won the tournament’s Division I category four of the past five years, while the women have taken the top spot six years in a row. But Bethune-Cookman’s golfers hardly look like what you might […]

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Aeneas Williams, Althea Gibson, Andre Dawson, Bob Hayes, Buck Buchanan, Charles Oakley, Cleo Hill, Dick Barnett, Doug Williams, Earl Monroe, Edwin Moses, HBCU Sports, Jerry Rice, John Taylor, Johnny Sample, Lou Brock, Michael Strahan, Mike Davis, Rick Mahorn, Sam Jones, Shannon Sharpe, Steve McNair, Walter Payton, Willis Reed, Wilma Rudolph, Yolanda Laney -

Some of our greatest athletes have come from historically black colleges and universities. These male and female athletes honed their skills at HBCUs in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field. These 25 HBCU athletes, many of them among the greatest athletes of all time, have carved out a special niche in their sports. Charles […]

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Aaron Glover, Charlie Brown III, Courtenay Servary, Edward Parker, Gary Hightower, George Kelley, HBCU Lacrosse, HBCU Sports, Jack Emmer, Jerna Jacques, John Workman, Joseph Fowlkes II, Morgan State Bears, NCAA, Oral History, Washington And Lee Generals -

Lacrosse powerhouse Washington and Lee welcomed up-and-comer Morgan State to 3,000-seat Wilson Field in Lexington, Virginia, on March 9, 1975. How did the Division I blue-chip program come to play the Division II team from Baltimore on the rise? Morgan State coach Chip Silverman became professional friends with Washington and Lee coach Jack Emmer, and […]

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HBCU Sports, Howard University, Lincoln Phillips, What Had Happened Was -

Lincoln Phillips can chuckle at the thought today, but the task of wrangling the diverse personalities on his star-studded 1970s Howard University soccer teams was no laughing matter at the time. “You’re talking about trying to get Jamaicans and Trinidadians and Africans on the same page at the same time,” recalled Phillips, who coached at […]

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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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Bowie State Bulldogs, HBCU Sports, Morehouse College, Norfolk State Spartans, North Carolina Central Eagles, Savannah State Tigers -

In this week’s historically black college and university (HBCU) sports highlights, it’s all basketball. We have coast-to-coast drives to the basket, 3-pointers from deep, big blocked shots and no-look dunks from Norfolk State, Savannah State, North Carolina Central, Bowie State — and Morehouse and Shaw University, who made it to the top 10 for the […]

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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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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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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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Bethune-Cookman University, Gear Up, Harvard Crimson, HBCU, HBCU Football, HBCU Sports, Knute Rockne, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, SportsCenter, Style, Uniforms, USC Trojans, Utah State Aggies, Yale University -

In Week 12 of Gear Up, SportsCenter: AM’s weekly segment previewing the best uniforms in college football, The Undefeated’s Aaron Dodson breaks down the style combinations of the University of Southern California, Harvard, Yale, Bethune-Cookman, Akron, Florida Atlantic, Utah State and Notre Dame. USC upholds tradition as the only FBS school that has never had […]

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HBCU Sports -

It’s Week 11 of the top highlights in historically black college and university (HBCU) sports. Last weekend’s top plays include top performances from Virginia State’s CIAA championship victory and Bethune-Cookman’s upset of North Carolina Central. Other highlights are from Savannah State volleyball, Howard soccer, Hampton basketball and football from Southern, Alcorn State, Tennessee State and […]

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HBCU Sports -

It’s Week 9 of the top football highlights in historically black college and university (HBCU) sports. Last weekend’s top plays include two top performances from Howard quarterback Caylin Newton, plus jaw-dropping moves from players at Florida A&M, Prairie View A&M, Alabama State, Fort Valley State, S.C. State and Lincoln University. Catch highlights each week from […]

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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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Fort Valley State Wildcats, HBCU Sports, Howard University, North Carolina Central Eagles, Prairie View A&M University, Tuskegee Golden Tigers, Virginia State University -

These highlights from Week 7, with teams in the middle of conference play, show top plays from historically black college and university (HBCU) football and soccer and feature top plays from North Carolina Central, Virginia State, Fort Valley State, Tuskegee and soccer from Howard and Prairie View A&M. The Undefeated has the only sports highlights […]

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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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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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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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HBCU Sports, Houston Baptist Huskies, Howard Bison, Kent State Golden Flashes, Prairie View Panthers -

It’s time again for the Top 10 highlights from Week 2 of historically black college and university (HBCU) sports. This week, we include some women’s volleyball between Prairie View and Houston Baptist. But like Week 1, the Howard Bison had their share of big plays in their close loss to Kent State. Each week, look […]

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Cam Newton, Caylin Newton, HBCU Sports, Howard Bison, Howard University, NCF, UNLV Rebels -

Freshman quarterback Caylin Newton, Cam’s younger brother, is already making a name for himself. In his first college game, Newton led Howard University to a 43-40 upset win over UNLV on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Newton ran for 190 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 140 yards and another TD against the Rebels. […]

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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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HBCU Sports, MEAC, Savannah State Tigers -

Money is the key reason Savannah State University plans to drop from Division I to Division II in all men’s and women’s sports as early as 2019, according to the school. Pending approval by the NCAA, the Tigers’ athletic programs also will leave the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Savannah State President Cheryl Dozier announced the […]

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Baseball, HBCU Sports, Tuskegee Golden Tigers -

Growing up on the east side of Atlanta, Darien Brown had athletic dreams just like the other kids. But Brown — everybody calls him “DJ” — had obstacles that made those aspirations seem virtually unthinkable. Diagnosed at birth with arthrogryposis, a congenital condition where joints don’t move normally or may even be stuck in one […]

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Albany State Golden Rams, Benedict College Tigers, Central State University, Clark Atlanta Panthers, Fort Valley State Wildcats, HBCU Sports, Kentucky State Thorobreds, LeMoyne-Owen College, Miles Golden Bears, Morehouse College, SIAC, Spring Hill College, Tuskegee Golden Tigers -

Despite the doomsday scenarios that say the bottom is falling out within athletic departments at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) is pursuing several groundbreaking initiatives and continuing to quietly earn a reputation as an innovative leader in digital and social media strategies and sponsorship development, as well as […]

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Barack Obama, HBCU Education, HBCU Sports, John B. King Jr. -

From the desk of Secretary of Education, John B. King Jr.: Promoting equity and excellence in education is my top priority as Secretary of Education. I began my career in education as a high school social studies teacher, and I am always inspired when I meet students and educators who are creating opportunities for others […]

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A Conversation with The President, Barack Obama, HBCU Sports, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

On Oct. 11, The Undefeated will join President Barack Obama for An Undefeated Conversation with President Obama: Sports, Race & Achievement. The program, hosted and moderated by SportsCenter anchor Stan Verrett, will air at 10 p.m. EST on ESPN and the ESPN app. Editor-In-Chief of The Undefeated Kevin Merida looks ahead to the conversation with […]

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A Conversation with The President, Barack Obama, HBCU Sports, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Town Hall -

ESPN’s The Undefeated will present A Conversation with The President: Sports, Race and Achievement – a student forum with President Barack Obama, on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. ET (ESPN and WatchESPN) from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C. The one-hour program will be taped earlier that day in front of a […]

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HBCU Sports, House Bill 2 -

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) appears to be nervously considering whether its popular postseason basketball tournament and other league events will move from North Carolina in reaction to the state’s controversial House Bill 2 (HB2) public accommodations measure. CIAA commissioner Jacqie McWilliams was planning to meet Thursday with the presidents and chancellors of the […]

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