Ravens Win Battle of ‘Hard Knocks’ Over Jets, 10-9

It was the same ol’ Baltimore Ravens that showed up in their 10-9 victory over the New York Jets Monday night at the new Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Most experts and fans...

AFRO’s NFL Unsung Heroes of the Week

The AFRO as long been in the business of shining the spotlight on those who make positive contributions yet go unrecognized, so the sports desk decided to extend that service to our NFL fans....

Kevin Durant Shines in the Backdrop on NFL Sunday

Football and basketball are never to be mixed. You can like one or the other or even both, but you never, I repeat, never blend the two. So sports enthusiasts who found themselves preoccupied...

Hampton’s Ellis Named MEAC Defensive Player of the Week

Redskins star LaRon Landry wasn’t the only tackling machine in Washington, D.C., over the weekend. The Hampton Pirates visited Washington Sept. 11 and left with a 31-21 victory against the Howard Bison, thanks in...

Bowie State Names Anton Goff as New Athletic Director

The University of Maryland-College Park isn’t the only school in Maryland with a new Black athletic director. Bowie State University recently named Anton Goff as the new director of athletics, just a week after...

Another Loss for Bison as Quarterback Carousel Spins

(New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ)— The Howard Bison (0-4) are barely out of their fourth game of the season (a 20-3 loss) against the Morgan State Bears but they are already on their...

Bush to Give Back Heisman

NFL star Reggie Bush will give his 2005 Heisman trophy back, according to a statement released via his team website, NewOrleansSaints.com. The 25-year-old former University of Southern California star explained why he decided to forfeit...

Mayweather Jailed on Grand Larceny Charge

Superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was recently released from jail after turning himself in last Friday. He was charged with grand larceny stemming from a dispute with an ex-girl friend, the Associated Press reports. According...

Three Downs from the District: Analyzing the Redskins’ 13-7 Win over Dallas

How do you open up the NFL season? With a Sunday night game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field. The Redskins slid past the Cowboys 13-7 in a game that...

Hampton Humbles Howard 31-21 in Battle of the “Real HU”

The crowd. The colors. The camaraderie. Hampton vs. Howard is more than just a football game; it’s the battle for the title “The Real HU.” But lately it hasn’t been much of a battle...

Maryland Too Much, Routs Morgan State, 62-3

The Morgan State Bears won their first season opener in years last weekend with a close win against Division II opponent Bowie State. Unfortunately for the Bears, they had to follow up with a...

Durant Drives Team USA to FIBA Championship Game

The U.S. men’s basketball team was carefully constructed around budding 21-year-old NBA superstar Kevin Durant, a plan that has worked to perfection so far in the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Durant scored a U.S....
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