Bowers, DC’s Popular PA Voice of 30 Years, Suddenly Passes at 55

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The signature public address announcer for D.C. sports has passed away. Shellie Bowers, who was best known for his trademark phrase “HU…you know” during football and basketball games at...

Battle of Real HUs Highlights D.C. Holiday Hoops

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] Howard and Hampton may no longer be conference rivals but the “Battle of the Real HUs” will continue.  The Bison and Pirates will renew acquaintances once again in the...

DMV HBCU Report Week

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] BOWIE STATE SEASON ENDS WITH LOSS AT VALDOSTA Bowie State’s historic season came to an inglorious conclusion in the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. The resilient Bulldogs, who mastered the art...

Bayou Classic Win Keeps Southern Coach’s Job Secure For Now

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For over four decades, 45 times to be exact, Grambling and Southern have met in New Orleans on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in what has become known as the...

Howard Football Coach Resigns, London Leaves for William and Mary

By Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Two years into the renaissance of the Howard University football program an unexpected reset is needed. Mike London, the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, resigned to become...

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...

Taylor, Douglas, Boozer Among Latest Black College HOF Class

By The Associated Press John Taylor from Delaware State and Hugh Douglas from Central State are among the seven new inductees to the Black College Football Hall of Fame. Joining Taylor and Douglas in the 10th...

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...

MEAC Experts Pick Howard’s Preseason POY and Team To Finish Fourth

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Howard features the MEAC’s Preseason Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and is expected to be the best of the DMV teams in the conference according to the...

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...

Football Player Charged With Hitting Driver Who Struck Mom

By The Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — A University of Delaware football player is charged with assaulting a 77-year-old driver who struck his mother. Lt. Andrew Rubin with Newark police tells news outlets the man's...

UDC Icon Earl Jones to be Inducted into Small College Basketball Hall of Fame

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO It was the best of times and the worst of times during the early 1980s when Earl Jones stepped onto the campus of the University of the District...

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