Howard’s Short Pay Day Is Long Afternoon

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The only good that came from Howard University’s visit to the University of Maryland on Aug. 31 was the size of the guaranteed pay day. Minus travel expenses, it...

Howard Trio Name To All-American Watch Lists

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] America’s college football experts have taken note of Howard University’s talented trio of offensive weapons as preseason training camp kicks off at Greene Stadium.  Quarterback Caylin Newton has...

Tennis Star Plays It Forward 

By AFRO Staff Talent, athleticism, fierce play and commitment have elevated American tennis star Frances Tiafoe to ever greater heights in the sport. Today, he brings his big heart and those powerful traits to another...

Niele Ivey Becomes NBA’s 9th Female Assistant Coach

Original article by Los Angeles Sentinel The Memphis Grizzlies have hired former Notre Dame women’s associate head coach Niele (knee-L) Ivey among the new assistants on Taylor Jenkins’ staff. There are now nine women coaches in...

Hampton University Looks to Train Black eSports Players

By MATT JONES, The Daily Press HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Kyle Giersdorf, a 16-year-old from Pennsylvania, found himself $3 million richer this summer. He won the money after beating 99 other players in the online fighting...

Coppin State Baseball Receives 2019 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award

By Coppin State University Department of Athletics  GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Coppin State baseball team was one of 51 NCAA Division I baseball programs to receive the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award, it...

Highlighting BSU 2019 HOF Class

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Two former NFL players, a two-time championship winning basketball  coach, a three time CIAA Track Coach of The Year, and a championship team headlined the Bowie State...

Miller Earns NBA Championship With Raptors

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Heading into the 2019 NBA Finals, there was a certainty that once again a player from the D.M.V. would be crowned a champion.  The best odds were on...

Dodd Found Not Guilty on All Rape Charges

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Former University of Maryland basketball player Damonte Dodd was found not guilty on all four counts of rape and sexual assault charges in a 2017 Halloween incident...

Title IX Impact Felt On Local High School Sports

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] If there was any doubt about the impact that Title IX is having on women in sports, the number of girls who won D.C. Pigskin Club Spring Awards and their...

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...

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...

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