UDC Firebirds’ Run-and-Gun Athleticism | Forgotten 1980s Hoop Champions
Bowie State University / Howard University / Sports Matters / University of the District of Columbia 

UDC Firebirds’ Run-and-Gun Athleticism | Forgotten 1980s Hoop Champions

When we talk about national championship basketball in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area, we immediately think of places like Northwest D.C. and College Park. After all, two of the most visible programs in the region reside in those two locales; and folks don’t normally associate schools like Howard University, Bowie State University, or American, with National Championship … Continue reading

Eddie Robinson and Challenges for HBCU Football
Grambling State University / Sports Matters

Eddie Robinson and Challenges for HBCU Football

Will we ever see the return of Eddie Robinson’s Grambling State University Tigers? At end of last season, it was hard to be certain that the Grambling football program was still alive. The once proud Grambling program, probably the most storied in black college football, has fallen on very hard times very quickly. Just two years … Continue reading

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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight: Francena McCorory, Hampton ’10

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight Gold Medalist Francena McCorory, a 2010 graduate of Hampton University, posts her billboard on Instagram Francena McCorory, a 2010 graduate of Hampton University, won a gold medal in the Women’s 4 x 400m Relay at the 2012 London Olympics. A Virginia native, the city of Hampton is celebrating her with a billboard. I run all over the world, … Continue reading

Six Little-Known HBCU Connections to Russell Wilson
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Six Little-Known HBCU Connections to Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s resemblance to his father the late Harrison B. Wilson III is uncanny–but both men look like Russell’s grandfather Dr. Harrison B. Wilson, Jr. For more than 25 years, the HBCU community has held on to the glory of Grambling State University alumnus Doug Williams, the first African-American quarterback to play … Continue reading