Morgan Alum’s Hall of Fame Journey to Be Chronicled By ESPN

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO For almost 20 years there’s been one basketball jersey on the wall of Hill Field House at the Morgan State campus. In honor of the player who led...

DMV HBCU Report: Defensive Woes Derail Teams In Conference Defeats

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO The common theme that binds Howard, Morgan State, and Bowie State is there’s no D being played in DMV when it matters most. Defense cost all three, leaving...

MD Crab Bowl Will Showcase Underclass Talent Starting This Year

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO After 11 years the Maryland Crab Bowl high school all star football weekend has become one of the nation’s top showcases for talented players that continue to make...

DMV HBCU Report: Hall Rallies Bulldogs to Beat WSSU in Last Minute Thriller

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO There are moments that define an entire season and players are defined in it. On the road to a championship there are often games that are won that...

Kendley Gets NBA Shot After Starring At Morgan State

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO ​From the last seat at the end of the Washington Wizards bench Tiwian Kendley waited patiently for the call that never came as the New York Knicks visited...

MSU Beats A&T; Howard Wins Classic & Bowie St. Rolls On

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Three conference-opening wins were highlighted in a stunning upset of the defending HBCU National Champion and fourth ranked team in FCS (Division I-AA) football. Morgan St. Ends NC&T Run...

UMD Outlines Faults, as Durkin Awaits Fate

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO When damning information is released to the public, a professional public relations strategy has always been able to make the announcement on a late Friday afternoon heading into...

From Raising a Fist to Taking a Knee

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO For over 50 years Black athletes have been despised and revered for taking a stance – or these days a knee – to express their displeasure in a...

‘Discombobulating’ Jones Teams with Holyfield on Bowie Fight

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO To those who know the boxing scene in the DMV, Henry “Discombobulating” Jones is a man who needs no introduction.  However, if Jones needs someone to introduce him,...

BSU QB Streaking, Bears Lose Again, Florence Cancels HU

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO The trends continued last weekend for the DMV’s three HBCU football programs although one earned an unintended respite.  Bowie State beat a Division II team for the second...

Money Games Mean Big Losses as Bowie St. Salvages Weekend

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Howard and Morgan got big checks and paid with blowout road losses to FBS Division I opponents while Bowie State got back on track with a big win...

Maryland Wins Over Texas As Terps Play for McNair’s Honor

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO A rainbow covered the skies following the game-stopping thunderstorms signaling a smile from the heavens, when Maryland and Texas returned to play after an unexpected weather delay in...

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