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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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Black Quarterbacks, Cam Newton, Doug Williams, NFL, NFL Draft, Steve McNair -

ARLINGTON, Texas — Only 19 African-American quarterbacks had been selected in the first round of the NFL draft before Thursday night. That small club expanded as the Baltimore Ravens drafted former Louisville star Lamar Jackson with the 32nd overall pick. There’s talk out there that the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner isn’t suited to line up […]

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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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NFL, Steve McNair, Tennessee Titans -

There are stories behind the tragedies we read and hear about every day. After burying her husband nearly a decade ago, Mechelle McNair, widow of legendary quarterback Steve “Air” McNair, was determined to keep their sons safe and carry on with the business of living. It wasn’t always easy. Steve, a legend at Alcorn State […]

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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, 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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Daryl Hamilton, MLB, Monica Jordan, Murder, Murder Suicide, New York Mets, News, Steve McNair -

PEARLAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton has been killed in a murder-suicide at a suburban Houston home...

The post Police: Former MLB player Darryl Hamilton killed in murder-suicide appeared first on theGrio.

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Barry White, Bob Marley, Editor's Picks, Jimi Hendrix, List, Nate Dogg, steve mcnair -

Bob Marley When Bob Marley died in 1981, he was said to be worth about […]

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