Jackson Not All to Blame as Ravens Season Ends in NFL Playoffs

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Before Lamar Jackson becomes the face of the NFL’s next generation of quarterbacks, he had to endure games like his first start in the playoffs. That Jackson was able to...

Redacted Video Released of Jordan McNair’s Fatal Practice

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] After a tumultuous semester, just hours before the start of the holiday break, the University of Maryland released a redacted video of former Terrapin Jordan McNair’s fatal football...

Future Begins Now with Jackson At QB For Ravens

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] It has been well chronicled that Ozzie Newsome’s first two drafts defined his legacy well before the Baltimore Ravens ever won a Super Bowl.  He anchored the offense with...

Jackson Leads Surging Ravens to 22-10 Victory Over Chargers

By JOE REEDY, AP Sports Writer CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Just like that, the Baltimore Ravens have gone from a midseason swoon to the brink of their first playoff trip in four years. The resurgent Ravens...

DMV HBCU REPORT: Honors For DMV QBs & History Made By HU’S Cole

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] HU’s NEWTON EARN ALL-AMERICAN and MEAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Despite a season where they didn’t meet expectations, Howard University   quarterback Caylin Newton was named to the first team...

Tubby Returns to High Point and Comes Home for Holiday Hoop Fest

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] High Point University coach Tubby Smith’s basketball life has come full circle.  In a career that spans almost three decades he’s won a national championship and built a resume...

Ray Rice: ‘I’m Done With Football,’ Talks Domestic Violence

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he's not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL. Appearing Tuesday in a "CBS This...

DMV HBCU Report: UDC Ends Bowie State Streak At Four

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] For just the second time in their last 15 meetings the UDC Firebirds defeated Bowie State 84-80 snapping a four game win streak in the District. Junior guard Zachary Olukanni...

Locksley Returns To Maryland and Finally is First Black Coach

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The first time Mike Locksley was named the University of Maryland’s head football coach he was finishing the dismal era of Randy Edsall as the temporary leader of the...

DMV HBCU Report Week

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] BOWIE STATE SEASON ENDS WITH LOSS AT VALDOSTA Bowie State’s historic season came to an inglorious conclusion in the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. The resilient Bulldogs, who mastered the art...

Flacco or Jackson? Ravens’ Harbaugh faces tough QB decision

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The effective play of rookie Lamar Jackson as a starting quarterback has left Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh with a decision to make if veteran...

Bowie State Wins First National Playoff Game In School History

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer It was clear from the start that Bowie State was not overwhelmed by the NCAA Division II playoffs when hosting West Alabama at Bulldogs Stadium.  The Bulldogs learned valuable lessons...

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