Eddie Robinson and Challenges for HBCU Football
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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

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