DMV HBCU REPORT: Honors For DMV QBs & History Made By HU’S Cole

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] HU’s NEWTON EARN ALL-AMERICAN and MEAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Despite a season where they didn’t meet expectations, Howard University   quarterback Caylin Newton was named to the first team...

Howard Names Prince as New Coach

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] Two years ago, it would’ve been hard to imagine any prominent FBS coach would be interested in the Howard University head-coaching job.  The program was beginning its recovery from...

DMV HBCU Report: UDC Ends Bowie State Streak At Four

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] For just the second time in their last 15 meetings the UDC Firebirds defeated Bowie State 84-80 snapping a four game win streak in the District. Junior guard Zachary Olukanni...

Locksley Returns To Maryland and Finally is First Black Coach

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The first time Mike Locksley was named the University of Maryland’s head football coach he was finishing the dismal era of Randy Edsall as the temporary leader of the...

Bowers, DC’s Popular PA Voice of 30 Years, Suddenly Passes at 55

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The signature public address announcer for D.C. sports has passed away. Shellie Bowers, who was best known for his trademark phrase “HU…you know” during football and basketball games at...

Battle of Real HUs Highlights D.C. Holiday Hoops

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] Howard and Hampton may no longer be conference rivals but the “Battle of the Real HUs” will continue.  The Bison and Pirates will renew acquaintances once again in the...

DMV HBCU Report Week

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] BOWIE STATE SEASON ENDS WITH LOSS AT VALDOSTA Bowie State’s historic season came to an inglorious conclusion in the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. The resilient Bulldogs, who mastered the art...

Bayou Classic Win Keeps Southern Coach’s Job Secure For Now

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For over four decades, 45 times to be exact, Grambling and Southern have met in New Orleans on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in what has become known as the...

Howard Football Coach Resigns, London Leaves for William and Mary

By Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Two years into the renaissance of the Howard University football program an unexpected reset is needed. Mike London, the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, resigned to become...

Bowie State Wins CIAA Football Championship

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Finally, Bowie State got to play the role of bride after being the bridesmaid three of the last four years.  The Bulldogs left no doubt who was the best team...

Taylor, Douglas, Boozer Among Latest Black College HOF Class

By The Associated Press John Taylor from Delaware State and Hugh Douglas from Central State are among the seven new inductees to the Black College Football Hall of Fame. Joining Taylor and Douglas in the 10th...

DMV HBCU Report BSU Wins CIAA North & Howard Stops FAMU Celebration

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO BOWIE STATE WINS CIAA NORTH Bowie State put an entire season of slow starts to bed and clinched the CIAA North Division championship with a 49-7 victory over Elizabeth...

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