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Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Alcorn State Braves, MEAC, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Road to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, SWAC -

Well, it’s all set. The matchup for the Dec. 15 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl in Atlanta is actually a rematch: Alcorn State against North Carolina A&T, the game’s 2017 champion. The Alcorn State Braves, champions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), made it to Atlanta with a 37-28 win Saturday night against Southern University. […]

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Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, Florida A&M Rattlers, HBCU Football, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Road to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl -

For the third time in four seasons, North Carolina A&T will represent the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, courtesy of a loss by Florida A&M in the Florida Classic on Saturday. Bethune-Cookman beat the Rattlers 33-19, and junior safety Tydarius Peters was a big reason why. He had a […]

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Caylin Newton, Darryl Johnson, Florida A&M Rattlers, Gimme 5, HBCU Football, Jimmie Robinson, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Willie Simmons -

Jay Walker, ESPN’s football analyst for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), names his top offensive and defensive players, coach of the year, the best game and the biggest surprise this season in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. No. 5: Florida A&M’s resurgence as a top conference team. No. 4: Breakout player of the year: Bethune-Cookman […]

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Bowie State Bulldogs, Florida A&M Rattlers, HBCU Football, Miles Golden Bears, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Road to the Celebration Bowl -

Black college football has two new champions after the conference championship games in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) over the weekend. Bowie State, which won its first CIAA championship, advances to the NCAA Division II playoffs, and Miles College beat Albany State in their second game this season […]

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Cheerleading, Dance, HBCU Homecoming, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Women's Sports -

GREENSBORO, North Carolina — It’s 7 o’clock on a muggy August morning. The air is still. You can see rolling hills, historic buildings, newly erected amenities and acres of landscaped spaces. At the largest historically black college or university (HBCU) in the nation, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, all points intersect at the […]

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Florida A&M Rattlers, HBCU Football, Morehouse Tigers, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Prairie View Panthers, Southern Jaguars -

We are more than halfway through the historically black college and university (HBCU) football season, and here are Jay Walker’s most surprising and interesting storylines so far this season: 5. Morehouse College, playing well in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is now at 7-1 after a win against Benedict College. 4. Southern University, after losing […]

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Bethune-Cookman University, Grambling State University, HBCU Football, Morehouse Tigers, Morgan State Bears, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

Morehouse spoiled Benedict College’s homecoming Saturday, scoring two special-teams touchdowns to eke out a 14-10 win in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) contest. “That was really their only crack we saw in this football team. They had a juggernaut offense, players everywhere and guys so big they could block out the sun. That’s a […]

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Bethune-Cookman Marching Wildcats, ESPN/The Undefeated HBCU Band Rankings, Florida A&M Rattlers, Grambling State World Famed Tiger Marching Band, Howard Bison, Jackson State Tigers, Norfolk State Spartans, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Prairie View Panthers, Southern Jaguars, Tennessee State Tigers, Texas Southern Tigers -

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. Here are the newest ESPN/The Undefeated Band Rankings for the Oct. 1-14 judging period, the third installment this season. Bethune-Cookman regains the top position in the […]

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Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Albany State Golden Rams, Amir Hall, Bowie State Bulldogs, Caylin Newton, Florida A&M Rattlers, HBCU Football, Howard Bison, Morehouse Tigers, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Virginia State Trojans -

Things have taken an unexpected turn atop the standings in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), as Florida A&M (FAMU) is proving it might be the team to beat this season. It’s way too early to say FAMU is headed to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl in Atlanta in December, but at 4-0 and with […]

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Florida A&M Rattlers, HBCU Homecoming, Howard Bison, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Southern Jaguars, Tuskegee Golden Tigers -

ESPN analyst Jay Walker, as he does this time of year every year, gives us who he thinks has the best homecoming on historically black college and university (HBCU) campuses. Here are his top 5: 5. Florida A&M University 4. Southern University 3. Tuskegee University 2. N.C. A&T University 1. Howard University Now let the […]

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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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Amir Hall, Bowie State Bulldogs, Caylin Newton, Dawonya Tucker, Franklin McCain III, HBCU Football, Howard Bison, Jalen Morton, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Prairie View Panthers -

ESPN football analyst Jay Walker has seen them all play. Now, here’s his midseason ranking of the top 5 candidates for HBCU Football Player of the Year. These leading contenders from historically black colleges and universities are: 5. North Carolina A&T All-American cornerback Franklin “Mac” McCain is the team leader in tackles and has two […]

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HBCU Football, North Carolina A&T Aggies, South Carolina State Bulldogs -

North Carolina A&T woke up just before halftime Thursday night, scoring on a Jah-Maine Martin 40-yard touchdown and never looking back, beating South Carolina State, 31-16. The visiting Bulldogs had taken a surprising 16-3 lead at BB&T Stadium in Greensboro, North Carolina, but couldn’t do much after the break. But the Aggies scored 28 consecutive […]

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HBCU Football, HBCU game of the week, MEAC, Morgan State Bears, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

Sometimes a coach’s comments leading up to a big contest feel like proverbial “coachspeak.” At other times things happen like they did Saturday night, when the words of Morgan State interim head football coach Ernest T. Jones proved prophetic. The Bears (1-3) ran the football aggressively, just like Jones said they would, took selective shots […]

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Franklin McCain III, HBCU Football, Lamar Raynard, Morgan State Bears, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Rod Broadway -

North Carolina A&T’s All-American sophomore defensive back Franklin “Mac” McCain III has staked claim on a piece of real estate. It’s known as “McCain Island.” The name, inspired by future NFL Hall of Fame defensive back Darrelle Revis, means opposing offenses are so fearful of a player that they rarely throw to that person’s side […]

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Dillard University, Florida A&M Rattlers, Google, HBCU Education, Howard Bison, Morgan State Bears, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Prairie View A&M, Spelman College -

Google’s partnership with Howard University just got a lot bigger. Google and Howard created a joint West Campus earlier this year, bringing 26 students to Google’s California location for advanced computer science training. The three-month initiative has led to a joint effort between Google and 10 other colleges and universities to provide a yearlong computer […]

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Bennett College, college football, Hampton Pirates, Norfolk State Spartans, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina Central Eagles, South Carolina State Bulldogs, Winston-Salem State Rams -

Hurricane Florence has caused the closing of college campuses and postponement of several HBCU football games this weekend. Several historically black college and university (HBCU) campuses, including North Carolina Central in Durham, North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, Winston-Salem (North Carolina) State and Hampton (Virginia) University, closed Wednesday, and that will continue through early next week […]

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Caylin Newton, Gimme 5, HBCU Football, Howard Bison, NCF, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Robert Brazile, Steve McNair -

As the Road to the 2018 Celebration Bowl begins with the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Atlanta, ESPN football analyst Jay Walker gives us the top five storylines to watch for this football season at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). One of the players he says to keep an eye on is quarterback Caylin Newton, the […]

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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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2018 NBA Draft, Femi Olujobi, HBCU Basketball, James Daniel III, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Sam Hunt -

On Thursday night, the NBA draft in New York City will be highlighted by top-name talent from some of the most historically dominant athletic programs in the country. DeAndre Ayton from the University of Arizona, Marvin Bagley III from Duke and Trae Young from Oklahoma, among others, will likely be among the top 10 players […]

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

The Celebration Bowl, featuring football champions from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), will kick off the 2018 bowl season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Dec. 15. “We are proud that once again the Celebration Bowl will kick off the college football bowl season on ABC in Atlanta, Georgia,” said […]

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2018 NFL Draft, Brandon Parker, Darius Leonard, Martez Carter, North Carolina A&T Aggies, South Carolina State Bulldogs -

Since the debut of former North Carolina A&T running back and current Chicago Bears standout Tarik Cohen, interest in historically black college prospects is on the rise. With that kind of interest it might not be long until we see another golden age of HBCU NFL talent. In this year’s NFL draft, former South Carolina […]

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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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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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HBCU Basketball, MEAC, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

There aren’t many teams that have gone from worst to first in consecutive seasons. The 2008 Boston Celtics, 1999 St. Louis Rams and 2009 New Orleans Saints did it, and now the North Carolina A&T men’s basketball team is looking to join this select group. After a 3-29 record last season in which the Aggies […]

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Black History Month, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

For many African-Americans, February is a time of reflection and celebration. Many look back on the trials and tribulations that have oppressed our people and show their appreciation for the brave men and women who fought to make a better way of life for the next generation. As an African-American kid who grew up attending […]

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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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Appalachian State Mountaineers, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Tennis -

North Carolina A&T senior tennis player John Wilson IV took to Twitter this week to detail a racist encounter he had while playing tennis against an Appalachian State player on Jan. 28. Update: Even though I have yet to be reached out personally from the administration of Appalachian State. The athletics program suspended Spencer indefinitely! […]

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

MOBILE, Alabama — Coming out of high school, Danny Johnson (Southern), Brandon Parker (North Carolina A&T), and Darius Leonard (South Carolina State) were snubbed by big schools. They were either too short (Johnson), too slow (Parker), or not smart enough (Leonard). The stereotypers of football had their chance. It’s too late now. Johnson, a 4.0 […]

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HBCU Football, HBCU Sports, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Rod Broadway -

Contrary to what the internet said in a Thursday night Instagram post, the North Carolina A&T football team didn’t turn down an invitation to visit the White House. The school and the team never got an invitation to turn down in the first place. “I am not aware of an official invite from the White […]

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HBCU Football, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Rod Broadway -

While many college football fans were fixated on the Hall of Fame legacy of Alabama’s Nick Saban, there was another legendary college football coach who made headlines Tuesday. North Carolina A&T head coach Rod Broadway officially retired after 15 seasons as a head coach with three different historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). In the […]

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