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...

Pigskin Club’s Spring Awards Banquet Set

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The Pigskin Club of D.C. is synonymous with honoring excellence in athletics in the D.C. metropolitan area for more than eight decades. Most athletes and their supporters recognize the...

Howard Falls Short at Softball Championship Game

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Howard University’s Softball team ended its 2019 season one game shy of playing for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship after an 8-5 loss to Florida A&M at the...

Comeback Cavs! A Year After Pain, Virginia Gets Its Title

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It was an easy question to ask, even if the answer was tough to absorb. "Why?" It dogged Virginia for a year and three weeks — following the...

Washington Nationals Rally After Turner Injury

By BRIAN ABATE, Capital News Service WASHINGTON - Despite having only played six games, the Washington Nationals were already facing adversity on Tuesday when shortstop Trea Turner suffered a broken pinky as Bryce Harper returned to...

Nickelberry Resigns from Howard

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Howard University is looking for a new men’s basketball coach after Kevin Nickelberry resigned following their loss in the College Basketball Invitational Tournament.  The former Bison coach couldn’t save...

Star Safety Calls Playing for Washington his “Dream”

By BRIAN ABATE, Capital News Service WASHINGTON - Washington’s NFL team recently made a big move in free agency, signing safety Landon Collins to a six-year, $84 million contract. Collins, 25, had already made the Pro Bowl...

Bison Basketball Season Ends

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Despite nearly a triple double performance from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year R.J. Cole, Howard’s season ended with an 81-72 loss at Coastal Carolina in the first...

Peterson Brothers Bring Their Family Affair to MGM Fight Card March 26

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] MGM National Harbor arena is now a timeshare for the D.M.V.’s first families of world championship boxing.  The venue, which has already hosted two championship cards featuring Team Gary...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard’s MEAC Run Falls Short But They Earn CBI Bid

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The road of perfection ended for Howard in the semifinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament when they couldn’t beat Norfolk State for the second time in just over...

AP Source: Redskins to Sign Collins to $84M, 6-year Deal

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to sign safety Landon Collins to an $84 million, six-year deal with...

Watkins Award Honors Nation’s Top Black HS Players

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For 30 years the National Alliance of African American Athletes has created a movement amongst young high school football talent who buy into being a part of the legacy...
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