HBCUs and Smaller Schools for Student-Athletes

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The powerball parent raises a pro athlete who becomes LeBron James or Dwayne Haskins. On the other hand, the parent who raises a lottery athlete doesn’t have to worry...

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...

NFL Veteran Launches Supplement Brand

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Health is a “lifestyle” for Visanthe Shiancoe. Regarded as the greatest NFL tight end, since Raymond Chester from Morgan State University, Shiancoe was notorious for his insane training...

A Time for Black QBs in D.C.

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] At some point this season there will be two Black starting quarterbacks on either side of the Baltimore Washington Parkway.  However, the Baltimore Ravens will start Lamar Jackson,...

Tale of Two Teams as NFL Preseason Opens

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The glaring non-similarities of two NFL franchises on either side of the parkway were on display as the Baltimore Ravens and Washington’s franchise opened their exhibition schedules.  While...

Celebrities Play Kickball Game For Mental Health Awareness

Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Leigh Bodden promised the Black team would win, but Santana Moss wasn’t having any of it. Moss delivered a three-run kickball home run in the bottom of the...

Reed Enters Pro Football Hall of Fame

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In the movie Harlem Nights Sugar Ray and young Quick were inseparable. They took down a rival crew of gangsters, saved the community, and became legends to...

Coppin State Baseball Receives 2019 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award

By Coppin State University Department of Athletics  GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Coppin State baseball team was one of 51 NCAA Division I baseball programs to receive the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award, it...

Law, Reed, Mawae, Bowlen, Brandt, Robinson, Bailey in Hall

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP) — What a defensive backfield in gold jackets: Ed Reed , Ty Law and Champ Bailey. And what a challenge they had throughout their careers, trying...

HU and Morgan Not Threatening MEAC

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] During the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) football media day in Norfolk, VA, it was clear the league’s coaches and sports information directors had a great deal of...

The Champ Is Here!

By AFRO Staff The Pride of Baltimore, Gervonta “Tank” Davis defended his WBA Super Featherweight title at downtown’s Royal Farms Arena on July 27. Davis defeated Ricardo Nunez of Panama, with a sensational technical knockout...

Bowie State Picked To Win CIAA Football Title

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Conference media day is the time when wolf tickets are sold and targets are placed on teams who are on top even when evidence suggests there figures...
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