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FedEx Field Becomes COVID-19 Screening Center

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] The home of Washington’s National Football League franchise will play a role in the defense of the DMV in its battle against the COVID-19 virus.  FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland has been set up...

UMD and BSU Athletes Earn Regional, National Honors

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Despite the final horn sounding before they could start competing in either version of the NCAA Tournament, two Maryland women’s basketball players earned all-American and regional honors in Division I and Division II. University of...

Ohio State Prospect Williams Earns 29th Watkins Award

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Despite the scare caused by the COVID-19 epidemic that forced the cancellation of sports events around the country, the 29th edition of the National Alliance of African-American Athletes Watkins Awards went off as planned. ...

NFL’s Gerald McCoy, Keynotes Watkins Award Banquet

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] NFL defensive lineman Gerald McCoy is following his former coach Ron Rivera to Washington.  However, McCoy won’t be playing for the Burgundy and Gold, he will be wearing a different uniform. McCoy, an 11 year...

BSU Women Head to NCAA Tournament Again

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Coming off their trip to the CIAA Tournament finals appearance, the Bowie State women’s basketball team earned their consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament under coach Shadae Swan.  The Bulldogs are one...

BSU Loses in CIAA

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Bowie State’s women rode the wave of their defense to bring them to within 5:00 of their first CIAA championship since 1999.  Ultimately, however, it was the defense of Fayetteville State which proved to...

Lawmakers Push for Curt Flood’s Enshrinement in Hall of Fame

By BEN NUCKOLS, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Curt Flood's widow has a simple explanation for why her late husband, who is revered by players for sacrificing his career to advocate for free agency, has not been enshrined in...

BSU Splits on Senior Day Before CIAA Tournament

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Senior day at Bowie State marked not only the end to a remarkable era in the school’s basketball history, it was a chance to try and make the road a smoother run towards playing...

High School Basketball: This Season at a Glimpse

By Demetrius Dillard Special to the AFRO The 2019-20 basketball season proved that Baltimore City is home to one of the richest sports cultures in the region, and the highly competitive atmosphere between programs has led to yet another exhilarating year....

BSU Sports Review: Men Lose, Women Continue Winning

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] When Bowie State hit the road for its last major road trip of the regular season, coach Darrell Brooks knew his Bulldogs would face its toughest challenge to date in their rematch at Virginia...

Former Local HBCU Stars Lead Defenders To First XFL Win

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] In a town used to inauguration days, the dawn of a new beginning for professional football’s attempt at a spring league kicked off at Audi Field.  Unlike the predecessors in the NFL, who 100...

BSU Honors Bryant at Home Games

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Normally the basketball court is a therapeutic sanctuary for players and coaches alike.  However, four days after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash on their...

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