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Mitchell, Washington Football Activist Dies At 84

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Bobby Mitchell always managed to rise to the moment with grace and splendor.  When he was acquired from the Cleveland Browns in 1962, Washington became the final team in the NFL to integrate, although...

Williams Duo Leaves HU As Greats

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] This week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will mark the end of an era for two of the most accomplished players in the history of Howard University’s basketball program. Ayonna and Charles Williams, who aren’t related,...

DCIAA Review: Gonzaga Beats Wilson For DC State Title

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] The D.C. State Athletic Association Class AA boys’ basketball championship game gave Wilson High School a chance to erase the memory of a heartbreaking loss in the DCIAA championship game to Theodore Roosevelt a...

Sports Review: LA Wildcats Hammer DC Defenders in First Road Game

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] After all the warm and fuzziness that accompanied two triumphant home victories to open the season, the D.C. Defenders first road trip had to be considered a resounding failure.   The Defenders were manhandled...

HU Report: North Carolina A&T Sweeps Howard

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Kenny Blakeney’s first year at Howard may not have netted as many wins as he hoped for, but his team continues to fight.  At the start of the final regular season road trip to...

Roosevelt and Dunbar Win DCIAA Basketball Titles

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] It was a tale of two sagas on the final day of the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association Championship Tournament. The girls of Dunbar left no doubt who was the best team in the city...

Defenders Win Over New York

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Despite taking the field with heavy hearts, the DC Defenders found their will and imposed it on the New York Guardians to become the first 2-0 in the XFL with a 27-0 win at...

Willie Wood Dies at 83

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] If you ask Willie Wood, Jr. about what it was like growing up with a Pro Football Hall of Fame dad, he would often quip that it wasn’t any different  from a child who...

HU Football: Reports Say Larry Scott Will Succeed Ron Prince

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] For the third time in four years, Howard University will take the field with a new football coach this fall.  Multiple reports say University of Florida’s tight end coach Larry Scott is expected to...

Sports Review: Yale Visits Howard For MLK Day Matinee

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] The intersection of sports and civil rights achievements came together for a uniquely ironic celebration on Dr. Martin Luther King’s federal holiday.  At the end of Yale’s 89-75 win over Howard in Northwest, D.C.,...

Bison Playing Better Despite MEAC Home Losses

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] There are growing pains that come with the transition from high school to college and for Howard University they have hit the men’s basketball program along with new head coach Kenny Blakeney.  Behind his...

Howard Swept By BCU in MEAC Home Openers

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Rarely, if ever, do a men’s and women’s basketball team become mirror images of one another but such was the case when Bethune Cookman University (BCU) visited Howard for early season Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference games...