Flacco or Jackson? Ravens’ Harbaugh faces tough QB decision

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The effective play of rookie Lamar Jackson as a starting quarterback has left Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh with a decision to make if veteran...

Bowie State Wins First National Playoff Game In School History

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer It was clear from the start that Bowie State was not overwhelmed by the NCAA Division II playoffs when hosting West Alabama at Bulldogs Stadium.  The Bulldogs learned valuable lessons...

Jackson Carries 27 Times, Lifts Ravens Past Bengals 24-21

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — In the days leading up to his first NFL start, Lamar Jackson experienced a stomach ache and insomnia. When the rookie quarterback finally got on the field, Jackson...

Povich Sports Symposium Addresses Race and Sports Issues

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Sports and race are constantly intersecting on all media platforms with athletes expressing their political and social views against the backdrop of patriotism. From the “shut up and dribble” comments...

University Head Warned of Backlash if Maryland Coach Stayed

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said Thursday that he told the school's governing body that "all hell will break loose" if DJ Durkin was retained as head coach of its...

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...

High School Football Playoffs: Wise Advances, Surprising WCAC Final, Ballou & Wilson To Meet...

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] DeMATHA FACES GONZAGA IN WCAC CHAMPIONSHIP DeMatha earned its way back to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) championship by stopping Good Counsel 30-14 at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex. The...

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...

Wise Ready To Begin Quest For Repeat As State Football Champs

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Championship programs carry themselves with a confident swagger because they know how to peak at the right time.  They fight through the moments of midseason boredom with their...

DMV HBCU Report: Bowie State Closer to CIAA North Title; Howard and Morgan Lose

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Bowie State moved one step closer to playing for their conference championship while Howard and Morgan were all but mathematically eliminated from contention with losses last weekend. BOWIE STATE...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard and Bowie State Keep Title Hopes Alive

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Howard Escapes Morgan with Tough Road Win There’s always a battle of cultures when Howard faces Morgan State in one of the understated HBCU sports rivalries.  When the blue...

Reaching Souls One Bun at a Time.

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was the first Friday night in October and the Northwestern High School Wildcats would normally be playing another 4A opponent somewhere under the lights in the Maryland...

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