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...

Will Baseball Ever Be as Big as Football in DC?

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Major League’s Baseball’s commitment to diversity and inclusion of minorities and the next generation of urban fans gained unprecedented momentum during All-Star week in D.C.  The chance to...

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...

Howard U. Tennis Team Moving Up Rankings

By Daniel Kucin Jr., Special to the AFRO The Howard University women's tennis team recently moved up to second place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Northern Division after shutting out Coppin State University 4-0 on...

Friendship and Carroll Win At DC Kickoff Classic

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] There was a pulse at RFK Stadium Sept. 14 as high school football took center stage at the venerable old site that holds so many memories to so many...

D.C.’s XFL Names Former HU QB Head Coach, GM

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Pep Hamilton’s football odyssey has returned to where it started as he tries to build a championship franchise from the start.  The former Howard University quarterback is the first...

DMV HBCU Report

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Sometimes there’s a change in scenery or the need for something other than home cooking that can be a swing moment in the fortune of a school’s season. ...

From HBO to HU: Howard AD Davis Brings HBO Savvy to HBCU Sports

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Few people in sports know the exhilaration of constantly being at the epicenter of world-class events.  Howard University Athletics Director Kery Davis does.  The former HBO Boxing executive...

BSU Moves Up, Post Newton Era Begins At HU

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] With the first month of college football season underway, the best team in the DMV is Bowie State, who remained undefeated after last week’s beatdown against St. Augustine’s in Prince...

Wall’s Goal is MVP; His Team’s Goal Needs to be 60-Plus Wins

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO Despite possibly the worst NBA photo ever taken this past week, the Washington Wizards’ John Wall has looked good this summer. Follow his Instagram page and a series of...

D.C. Girls Represent America In Street Child World Cup in Moscow

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO FIFA World Cup frenzy may be fading for male stars after the tournament ends next weekend; but it’s just heating up for nine teenage girls from D.C....

Georgetown Wins Despite Defections

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] That Georgetown defeated it’s fiercest rivals from the University of Syracuse was almost a footnote to what appeared to be final defections from the men’s basketball program that remains...

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