Nickelberry Resigns from Howard

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Howard University is looking for a new men’s basketball coach after Kevin Nickelberry resigned following their loss in the College Basketball Invitational Tournament.  The former Bison coach couldn’t save...

Star Safety Calls Playing for Washington his “Dream”

By BRIAN ABATE, Capital News Service WASHINGTON - Washington’s NFL team recently made a big move in free agency, signing safety Landon Collins to a six-year, $84 million contract. Collins, 25, had already made the Pro Bowl...

Bison Basketball Season Ends

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Despite nearly a triple double performance from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year R.J. Cole, Howard’s season ended with an 81-72 loss at Coastal Carolina in the first...

Peterson Brothers Bring Their Family Affair to MGM Fight Card March 26

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] MGM National Harbor arena is now a timeshare for the D.M.V.’s first families of world championship boxing.  The venue, which has already hosted two championship cards featuring Team Gary...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard’s MEAC Run Falls Short But They Earn CBI Bid

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The road of perfection ended for Howard in the semifinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament when they couldn’t beat Norfolk State for the second time in just over...

AP Source: Redskins to Sign Collins to $84M, 6-year Deal

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to sign safety Landon Collins to an $84 million, six-year deal with...

Watkins Award Honors Nation’s Top Black HS Players

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For 30 years the National Alliance of African American Athletes has created a movement amongst young high school football talent who buy into being a part of the legacy...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard Peaks at the Right Time Ending the Regular Season

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] As the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference basketball season prepares for next week’s tournament in Norfolk, VA, it could be time for one of the most enigmatic teams in Division I...

CIAA Tournament Opens Postseason March For BSU as HU Streaks on Road

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The madness of college basketball’s postseason begins with the CIAA’s penultimate tournament in Charlotte with Bowie State right in the middle of it.  However, when it comes to...

D.C.’s XFL Names Former HU QB Head Coach, GM

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Pep Hamilton’s football odyssey has returned to where it started as he tries to build a championship franchise from the start.  The former Howard University quarterback is the first...

Hogan Punts on Maryland Bid to Keep D.C.’s NFL Team in MD

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has punted on his hopes to keep Washington D.C.’s NFL franchise in Prince George’s County.  The governor at least temporarily ended conversations with the team about...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard Looks For Answers As BSU March Toward CIAA Tourney

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] With two weeks left in the regular season, teams are hoping to peak and ride the momentum into the conference tournaments that will set them up for a potential...
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