Pigskin Club Honors Swing Sports Athletes

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In the shadows of FedEx Field a new array of sports were recognized at the second annual Pigskin Club of Washington Spring Awards Banquet at the original First...

Charm City `Olympics’ Coming in July

By AFRO Staff This summer, young people in Baltimore will have the opportunity to pour their energy into the city’s first ever Olympic-style sports tournament. On June 5, Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young and the Baltimore...

UMD Athletics Makes Healthcare Changes

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Reforms continue in the University of Maryland athletics department, regarding medical care for student athletes.  For the first time the university will employ health care personnel who are not...

Pigskin Club’s Spring Awards Banquet Set

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The Pigskin Club of D.C. is synonymous with honoring excellence in athletics in the D.C. metropolitan area for more than eight decades. Most athletes and their supporters recognize the...

Murphy Chooses NJIT

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Jason Kemp Murphy, the big man from St. Frances High School in Baltimore, highly sought by several major division I men’s collegiate basketball programs across the nation, made his college...

Riverdale Baptist Wins Another Baseball Championship

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] For as much success as the Riverdale Baptist high school baseball program has enjoyed over the past 40 years, this year’s championship may have been its most...

Bowie HS Lacrosse Falls in MD State 4-A Semifinlals

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Despite its perception as a suburban sport played mostly by White athletes, Black players and teams are finding more than just a niche in lacrosse.  In Prince...

Graves Blends Teams At Riverdale Baptist

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] In an alternate universe, Riverdale Baptist first-year baseball coach Aaron “Hercules” Graves has made a name for himself mixing beats as a national satellite radio host.  But now as the...

BSU Men Finish Fourth in CIAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In the annual St. Augustine’s invitational meet that is known as the CIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, things held true to form on the men’s side as...

Blakeney Comes To Lead Bison Basketball Fortunes

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] In an attempt to keep the momentum of a basketball program that appears to be a contender in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Howard University has turned to a blue blood with...

Golden Gloves Team Set For Nationals with HOF Manager

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Ten young fighters with dreams of becoming world champions took a giant step forward at Rosecroft Raceway in Oxon Hill.  The main hall of the harness racing track was...

Morgan State Football Player Drafted and Lands New Basketball Coach

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] A big week for Morgan State athletics reached a high water mark during the NFL Draft and on the college basketball sidelines.  Offensive lineman Joshua Miles was drafted in...

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