BSU Moves Up, Post Newton Era Begins At HU

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] With the first month of college football season underway, the best team in the DMV is Bowie State, who remained undefeated after last week’s beatdown against St. Augustine’s in Prince...

AFRO Exclusive: Legendary Coach Nat Frazier Passes at 84

By Jessica Dortch and Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Passionate, courageous, and inspiring are just a few words to describe Nathaniel “Nat” Frazier, former collegiate and professional basketball coach, who passed away on Sept. 22 at Howard...

DMV HBCU Report: BSU & HU Win, MSU Pounded By Army

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Despite the struggles that accompany the start of the season with a new head coach, Howard took advantage of getting back to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference grind to pull...

Army Beats Morgan State 52-21 Heading Into Bye Week

By John Kekis, AP Sports Writer Not even a 31-point victory was enough to put a smile on Army coach Jeff Monken's face. Army rushed for six touchdowns and a season-high 403 yards on Sept. 21, but...

BSU Opens 2-0, HU and Morgan Press On

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Bowie State keeps on rolling, but they are winning in different ways over the course of the first two weeks of the regular season.  However, Howard and Morgan remain winless...

BSU Wins To Open Post Hall Era

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] It’s the dawn of a new beginning as Bowie State opened the post Amir Hall era with a hard earned road victory in a non conference game. Meanwhile, Howard...

Stage Set for No. 1 vs. No. 2 in High School Football as Mater...

By MaxPreps Staff After resounding victories for both teams Friday, high school football has itself a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup next Saturday, Sept. 14 as top-ranked Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) welcomes St. Frances Academy (Baltimore,...

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...

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