Saturday, July 11, 2020

Maryland Sports

BSU Splits Two Games At Lincoln

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com The northern most rivals in the CIAA met at Lincoln University as Bowie State’s men and women split a pair of games in Oxford, Pennsylvania.  The Bulldogs men were led by an explosive career...

Editorial Commentary: ‘Thank You’ Baltimore Ravens!

By N. D. B. Special to AFRO If you ever watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, then you know that he does a segment where he writes random thank you cards about any and everything. This is my personal list...

Another Viewpoint

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By Tim Lacy The Baltimore Ravens provided local fans with a season to be talked about for a long time.  Lamar Jackson sent thrills that could be felt through your TV. A purple jersey for sale couldn't be found between...

Wise Basketball Coach Reaches 700 Wins In Family Affair

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com For Henry A. Wise High School boys varsity basketball coach Louis Wilson, Jr., making an impact on the lives of young people is part of his DNA.  The Prince George’s County Schools’ Facilities Administration...

Bowie HBCU Review: Bowie State Tips Off MLK Weekend By Sweeping Shaw

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com A dose of home cooking was just what the doctor ordered for Bowie State as the frigid holiday weekend tipped off a two-game basketball homestand against the Shaw Bears after their tough road trip...

Jackson’s Dream Season Ends In Nightmare

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com In one unseasonably warm January night the paradigm of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s career took a seismic shift.  The NFL’s most valuable player and most marketable commodity, who seemed to have answered all...

Watkins Award Class of 2020 Finalists Announced

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com The final whistle may have blown on college football season, but some of the brightest stars representing the future of the sport will be coming back to the D.M.V. to be honored in March...

BSU Hoop Teams Split in Carolinas

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com As Bowie State’s women finally cracked the national top ten in Division II they hit the Carolinas beginning with a stop at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in Charlotte.  The Bulldogs, coming off their...

All Eyes On Lamar

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By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Until the Baltimore Ravens are eliminated from the NFL Playoffs or win another Super Bowl, Lamar Jackson is the hottest player on earth.  Jackson’s stage this weekend is one that tends to introduce transcendent moments...

Sports Update: Hope Iglesias Provides Defense, Leadership

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By David Ginsburg Associated Press When it came time to find a new shortstop for the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles, General Manager Mike Elias looked no further than José Iglesias. Iglesias and Baltimore finalized a $3 million, one-year contract on Jan. 7, a...

Bowie State Women Off To Best Start In School History

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By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer mgray@afro.com At the dawn of this new decade, the nation’s only undefeated HBCU basketball program plays in Prince George’s County.  Entering the heavyweight portion of the schedule, Bowie State’s women’s basketball won its first 13 games...

RG3 Dominates Against Steelers

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By David Ginsburg Associated Press Soaked to the core after standing the rain for well over three hours, coach John Harbaugh smiled broadly once the Baltimore Ravens wrapped up the finest regular season in franchise history by playing hard and effectively...

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