Wizards Week 13: Wizards Growing Up

The Washington Wizards have morphed into a young, competitive bunch in the wake of the trade that shipped former All-Star Gilbert Arenas to Orlando. Of course, flaws still remain as the team stumbles through...

Florida A&M Survives Howard, 45-38, In Poor-Shooting Affair

Freshman guard Avery Moore scored nine of his 11 points in the second half and sophomore forward Amin Stevens tallied seven of his 13 after intermission to help Florida A&M University (FAMU) outlast the...

Packers Edge Bears, 21-14, to Reach Fifth Super Bowl

The Green Bay Packers will make their fifth trip to the Super Bowl after outlasting their divisional rivals, the Chicago Bears, 21-14, in the NFC Conference Championship game on Jan. 23 at Soldier Field...

Del. State Snaps Morgan’s Winning Streak

Delaware State freshman guard Desi Washington scored a game-high 18 points to help his team slip by the Morgan State Bears men’s basketball team, 70-65, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) matchup on Jan....

Howard Hires Harrell as New Football Coach

Howard alum Gary Harrell was named Jan. 6 as the new football coach to get the school’s football program back on track. Under the direction of former football coach Cary Bailey, the Howard Bison...

Hampton and Morgan State Top HBCU Basketball Power Rankings

Fuquay-Varina, N.C. - Hampton and Morgan State are atop the Boxtorow.com HBCU Division I national basketball power ranking poll, while Xavier (La.) remains on top in the Division II/NAIA poll. Hampton and Morgan State received...

Darrell Brooks Named CIAA Coach of Week for Third Time This Season

Bowie State University’s Darrell Brooks was named the Central Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAA) men's basketball Coach of the Week on Jan. 17 after leading the Bulldogs to conference wins over Winston-Salem State University, Shaw...

Hue Jackson Named 15th Black Head Coach in NFL History

Former Baltimore Ravens quarterback coach Hue Jackson became the 15th African-American head coach in NFL history after his latest promotion from Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. Jackson, 45, served as the Raiders offensive coordinator...

Lady Firebirds Push Win Streak to Four Games

The University of District of Columbia women’s basketball team extended its current winning streak to four games after a Jan. 16 matchup against Philadelphia University. The Lady Firebirds edged Philadelphia, 59-52, improving to an...

Lady Bison Snap Seven-Game Losing Skid with Two Wins

Howard University’s women’s basketball team snapped their seven-game losing skid by winning against two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponents this week. The Lady Bison (5-13 overall, 2-3 MEAC) first ended their losing funk on Jan....

Bears Bomb Seahawks, Advance to NFC Title Game

Once the Atlanta Falcons fell to the Green Bay Packers on Jan. 15, the Chicago Bears’ task was simple: Take care of the Seattle Seahawks at home and then host the NFC Championship. So, they...

Jets Upset Tom Brady and Patriots, 28-21, Advance on to Face Steelers in AFC...

The New York Jets have advanced to the AFC Championship after shocking the New England Patriots with a 28-21 upset victory on Jan. 16 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. New York (13-5) will...

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