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

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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 is now the steward of...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard and Bowie State Keep Title Hopes Alive

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By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Howard Escapes Morgan with Tough Road Win There’s always a battle of cultures when Howard faces Morgan State in one of the understated HBCU sports rivalries.  When the blue collar historic success of the...

Teams Find Different Paths to Contend for DC ‘State’ Title

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By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO The concept of a state high school championship in the District of Columbia has been a stroke of genius for fans and given charter school programs something to play for.  With the DCIAA...

Wizards Start Off 0-2 without Dwight Howard

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By Stephen D. Riley, Special to the AFRO Adding Dwight Howard over the summer was supposed to remediate a lot of the things that ailed the Washington Wizards last season. Adding a defensive anchor, an athletic big who can run with...

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

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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 of Columbia (UDC). With a...

Motivation Is Different for DCSAA Division Leaders Heading Towards Playoffs

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By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO ​It never takes much to motivate teams for a run at the city championship.  This season the motivation to play in Thanksgiving Day’s Turkey Bowl for Bell and H.D. Woodson come from opposite...

DMV HBCU Report: Defensive Woes Derail Teams In Conference Defeats

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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 them fighting for their championship...

MD Crab Bowl Will Showcase Underclass Talent Starting This Year

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By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO After 11 years the Maryland Crab Bowl high school all star football weekend has become one of the nation’s top showcases for talented players that continue to make an impact in college football. ...

Wizards Add Dwight Howard, Coach Wants Team to Stop Talking

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By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of the changes Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks wants to see John Wall, Bradley Beal and other players implement this season with an eye to finally making a deep playoff...

Rizzo and Martinez Must Take Blame for Nationals Failure

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By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO ​When the Washington Nationals unceremoniously fired Dusty Baker because after two tries he couldn’t lead them beyond the National League Division Series, everything was supposedly in place to get to the World...

DMV HBCU Report: Hall Rallies Bulldogs to Beat WSSU in Last Minute Thriller

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By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO There are moments that define an entire season and players are defined in it. On the road to a championship there are often games that are won that shouldn’t be that add to...

Kendley Gets NBA Shot After Starring At Morgan State

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By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO ​From the last seat at the end of the Washington Wizards bench Tiwian Kendley waited patiently for the call that never came as the New York Knicks visited Chinatown for a preseason game...

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