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In the midst of a merciless way to start the season — 14 of the first 16 games on the road, including games against six Power Five opponents — first-year Texas Southern coach Johnny Jones laughed when asked whether he had inherited the potentially confidence-crushing slate of games. “This is all on me,” Jones said. […]

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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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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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Michael Strahan, Aeneas Williams, Walter Payton. The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has produced some of the all-time greats in sports history. And Charles McClelland is now officially on that list. McClelland became SWAC commissioner last month, making him the sixth in the organization’s 98-year history. Though he’s new to the position, he’s not new to […]

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Demontrae Jefferson, Men's NCAA Tournament, Mike Davis, Texas Southern Tigers, Trayvon Reed -

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — As the seconds ticked down signaling the end of his season, Texas Southern guard Demontrae Jefferson raised his hands in frustration. The Tigers walked onto the floor at Bridgestone Arena thinking they had all the ingredients to make history: an extra-long, 7-foot-2 center in Trayvon Reed; a dynamic point guard in the […]

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Demontrae Jefferson, HBCU, HBCU Basketball, Men's NCAA Tournament, Texas Southern Tigers, Trayvon Reed -

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Growing up, Demontrae Jefferson was almost always the smallest guy on the court. But even at 5-foot-7, he dominated the playgrounds of Milwaukee. Now his aspirations are bigger. “It’s always been a dream of mine to play in the NBA,” said Jefferson, who’s featured in a mixtape that has more than 3 […]

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Demontrae Jefferson, Men's NCAA Tournament, North Carolina Central Eagles, Texas Southern Tigers, Trayvon Reed -

DAYTON, Ohio — One’s a 5-foot-7 point guard who barely weighs a buck-fifty. The other’s a 7-foot-2 center with a wingspan seemingly wide enough to propel a helicopter. For any historically black college or university (HBCU) team to have a chance to win an NCAA tournament game, it’s mandatory to have one game-changer. Texas Southern […]

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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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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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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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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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For the past eight weeks, we’ve taken you behind the scenes of some of the best HBCU bands across the country — North Carolina A&T State University, Texas Southern University, Howard University, Alabama State University, Jackson State University, and Clark Atlanta University — as each prepared for both home games and homecomings. The 5th Quarter […]

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Tuskegee clinched the West Division of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) for the first time in three seasons with a 50-20 win over Miles College on Saturday. The Golden Tigers (8-2, 6-0 in the SIAC) finished with a season-high 485 yards on offense against Miles (6-4, 4-2) to secure a spot in the SIAC […]

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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. Anyone who knows historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), or has an appreciation for the black college experience, knows that halftime band performances are a critical […]

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HBCU Bands, Houston, Photo Act, Texas Southern Tigers, The 5th Quarter -

The 5th Quarter in the world of football games at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) takes place after the game, when the bands of the two opposing schools battle each other for bragging rights to the best musical performance. These displays of musical showmanship, from the choreographed routines to the song selection, require a […]

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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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Black College Football Hall of Fame, Get Lifted, HBCU, NFL, Texas Southern Tigers, Tony Wyllie, Washington Redskins -

It was almost a roundtable discussion. Person after person shared nearly identical sentiments for one man, but they were in different places, at different times, holding a one-on-one conversation. Asked about their working relationships with Washington Redskins senior vice president of communications Tony Wyllie, seven people described him as selfless, a giver and a person […]

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Bethune-Cookman University, NCAA, Texas Southern Tigers -

After making history over the weekend by advancing to its first regional final in program history and ending its 31-game drought against the Florida Gators, Bethune-Cookman’s ride through the 2017 NCAA Gainesville Regional finally came to the end of the road Monday with a 6-1 loss to the Gators. The Wildcats set up the Monday […]

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Baseball, Bethune-Cookman University, HBCU Baseball, NCAA, Texas Southern Tigers -

The results are in for fans of historically black college baseball. On May 20 and 21, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champions were crowned and received automatic bids to the NCAA tournament. bethune-cookman routs norfolk state 11-1 For the second straight season and the third time in four years, Bethune-Cookman […]

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The Texas Southern Tigers have breakfast together before heading out to the stadium.

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Players joke around during breakfast.

Michael Starghill, Jr. for The Undefeated

TSU Tiger Zach Lofton stretches before the game. The TSU...

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Men's NCAA Tournament, NCB, North Carolina Tar Heels, SWAC, Texas Southern Tigers -

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A sign of the challenges Texas Southern faced in its opening round NCAA tournament game against North Carolina came during pregame introductions when the Tigers’ diminutive guard Demontrae Jefferson — generously listed at 5-feet-7 — was met at center court by Kennedy Meeks from North Carolina. Most occasions, Meeks, who’s 6-feet-10, is […]

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Justin Jackson broke out of a shooting slump with 21 points to help top-seeded North Carolina roll past Texas Southern 103-64 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament’s South Region. The Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year had made just 20 of 60 shots (33 percent) and 7 […]

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As a kid growing up in North Milwaukee, Demontrae Jefferson went to extremes to play with the big boys. He’d show up to the gym at the Boys & Girls Club, call winners and get enraged when the older boys would laugh. Jefferson’s response: He’d walk to center court and sit there, daring the older […]

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HBCU Basketball, Mike Davis, Texas Southern Tigers -

The Texas Southern Tigers (23-11), led by coach Mike Davis, came into the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) tournament as the team to beat and left as the only one left standing. The Undefeated spent time with the Tigers as they climbed through the SWAC and became the No. 16 seed in the NCAA men’s tournament […]

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Congratulations! Your historically black college and university made it into the NCAA Division I Tournament. What does that mean? Well, some teams — both Texas Southern’s men and women’s teams and Hampton’s women’s team — made the tournament outright. All three of those teams have earned a spot as a 16- or 15-seed in their […]

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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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HBCU Basketball, Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, Texas Southern Tigers -

You would understand if Mike Davis and his Texas Southern University basketball team click their heels on Saturday before taking the court against Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) foe Alabama State University and recite a phrase made famous by The Wizard of Oz. “There’s no place like home!” “There’s no place like home!” “There’s no place […]

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HBCU Education, Renald Moore, Texas Southern Tigers -

“That kid is long gone and this old man is all that’s left.” — Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, The Shawshank Redemption Renald Moore is very busy these days. He’s the lead resident assistant at the Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments, a complex that focuses on providing permanent housing for low-income people in Houston. The 2016 Texas Southern […]

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HBCU Football, MEAC, Southern Jaguars, SWAC, Texas Southern Tigers -

Southern University senior quarterback Austin Howard has easily been one of the top field generals in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) for the last three years. It looks like Howard is headed for another great year throwing the football. The 5-foot-11, 208-pounder scorched the Alabama A&M defense in the team’s 59-31 victory on Saturday. Howard […]

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Austin Lane, Texas Southern Tigers -

At age 45, Austin Lane will finally get his chance to go to Texas Southern University in Houston. But he won’t be a student. Lane is starting at the top … as president of the historically black university. In June, he will assume his new position at Texas Southern after serving a year as executive […]

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