FAMU graduate student Calvin Sykes selected as ESPN the Undefeated Rhoden Fellows Scholar Initiative

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Florida A&M University (FAMU) sports management graduate student Calvin Sykes has been selected as one of six recipients of the ESPN the Undefeated Rhoden Fellows Scholar Initiative.  The fifth class will feature five different Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  Sykes is the second FAMU student in two years to be selected for the program.   “This dream really started in high school when I began working as an intern for CBS when I did South Florida High School sports,” said Sykes. “This is about all the…

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Aqeel Glass’ career day pushes Alabama A&M past Jackson State, 53-42

from the Southwestern Athletic Conference: JACKSON, Miss. – Senior quarterback Aqeel Glass (St. Louis, Mo.) delivered a day for the ages and Alabama A&M put up the most points against a Division I opponent in 12 years as they defeated past Jackson State 52-43 on Saturday, April 10. Glass went 27-of-40 with no interceptions and set career-highs with 440 yards passing and six touchdowns while adding a seventh on the ground to lead the Bulldogs offensive attack while senior wide receiver Zabrian Moore (Tuscaloosa) was the recipient of four of those receptions for…

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Elizabeth City State plans to have normal Fall 2021 semester

From Robert Kelly-Goss of ECSU newsroom In looking at the data and current projections, Elizabeth City State University plans to have a normal fall 2021 semester. The university plans to return to normal course delivery, residence living and overall operations. This includes: In-person classes. In-person events and activities. Buildings and facilities returning to normal hours of operation. “We continue to be encouraged by the decrease in the number of positive COVID-19 cases both on campus and throughout the state and with the increased number of vaccinations being given,” Chancellor Karrie…

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Jackson State alum, NBA analyst and reporter Sekou Smith passes at 48

From Tim Bontemps of ESPN : Sekou Smith, a longtime NBA reporter and television analyst, died Tuesday after a battle with COVID-19. He was 48. A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Smith went to college at Jackson State in Mississippi before starting his career at the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson. He then went on to become a fixture in the NBA universe — first as a beat writer covering the Indiana Pacers for the Indianapolis Star and the Atlanta Hawks for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before joining Turner Sports in 2009. For more than a decade,…

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Lincoln University student athletes getting it done in the classroom

From Lincoln University Athletics: Nine Lincoln University student-athletes earned a 4.0 grade point average for the 2020 fall semester as the athletic department improved its cumulative GPA over the 3.0 mark for the first time as a Division II program. Eighty-four percent of the teams (11 of 13) recorded team grade point averages of 3.0 or higher. The women’s basketball team led the department with a 3.42 GPA in the fall semester, followed by men’s cross country (3.332) and women’s track & field (3.307). “What a tremendous accomplishment for our…

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MacKenzie Scott donates $20 million to Lincoln University

Courtesy of Lincoln University: The transformational gift will fortify the University’s investments in student success, need-based scholarships, co-curricular programs, faculty development, and research. LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. —Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University, announced today that it has received a generous $20 million gift from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Scott’s gift is the largest from a single donor in Lincoln’s 167-year history. “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Ms. MacKenzie Scott for her investment in the Lincoln University legacy, which has been transforming…

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Chris Paul August 10, 2010 #HBCUSneakerWatch: Savannah State University

The Chris Paul HBCU sneaker watch continued with the Oklahoma City Thunder’s game on Monday. Paul has been representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities on his kicks since the NBA has resumed their season in Orlando. He most recently represented Albany State Universisty in the Thunder’s previous contest. For the Thunder’s Monday game against the Phoenix Suns, CP3 showed Savannah State some love. Paul’s family has an association with HBCU’s and he delves into the rationale behind what he has been doing in this SLAM story. Paul has also represented,…

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Making Kicks Count: Albany State University athletics teams up with Soles4Souls on Shoe Drive

On October 1, the Albany State University Athletics Department and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) teamed up with SOles4Souls on a shoe drive. The drive seeks new and gently used shoes of all sizes and styles. The shoes are processed and distributed by Soles4Souls for those in need. Donations can be dropped off at the Athletics Department on Albany State’s East and West Campus. Since its founding in 2006, Soles4Souls has collected over 30 million pair of shoes that have been donated in 127 countries around the globe and works…

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2019 HBCU Homecoming schedule

As soon as HBCUs release their schedules, the time coordinates of homecoming is at the top of the list as students, fans and alumni of each respective institution. Below we have the dates, location and opponent of every HBCU. Check them out below and get those excuses ready to be off work and chamber those “hey big head” messages. Alabama A&M University Visitor: Texas Southern UniversityLocation: Louis Crews Stadium, Huntsville, ALDate: Oct. 5, 2019 | 2 PM Alabama State University Visitor: Prairie View A&M UniversityLocation: ASU Stadium, Montgomery, ALDate: Nov. 28, 2019 | 2 PM Albany State University…

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Grambling State Football to appear on ESPN twice in 2019

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University football team will play two televised ESPN games during the 2019 season, the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) announced on Thursday. In addition to the two ESPN broadcasts, Grambling State will be featured two more times throughout the upcoming season. The Tigers open the television slate on Sept. 7 at Louisiana Tech. That game will kickoff at 2:30 p.m.and be televised live on the NFL Network. Grambling State’s next televised game comes on Oct. 5 in Jackson, Miss. against Jackson State. The two teams will…

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