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  1. Spartans' 1960s teams blended for success

    Adam Rittenberg

    As part of ESPN's Black History Month celebration, I took a look back at Michigan State's national championship teams of the 1960s, which blended white, black, North and South at a time when the country itself was changing. Michigan State coach Du...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
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  3. Profile: Ralph David Abernathy IV

    Brian Bennett

    I had a chance to profile Cincinnati running back/kickoff returner Ralph David Abernathy IV for Black History Month. Here is an excerpt from the story and a link to the full article. Ralph David Abernathy cradled Martin Luther King Jr. in his arms a...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  4. Cincinnati Bearcats' Ralph David Abernathy IV follows family's fo...

    Andrea Adelson

    As the grandson of one of the leaders of the civil rights movement, Ralph David Abernathy IV is tasked with continuing his family's work. He's looking to effect change through football.

    Story | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  5. Big Ten lacks coaching diversity -- College Football

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten once led the way in providing opportunities for coaches of color. But while the numbers of black and minority coaches have risen nationally, the Big Ten has fallen behind.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  6. Opportunities for black coaches on the rise -- college football

    Ted Miller

    In the last four years, substantial progress has been made in the hiring of black coaches. The 15 who hold top jobs are focused on finding ways to continue to open doors.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  7. Pioneering African-American football coach Ron Dickerson sees pro...

    Ivan Maisel

    Former Temple coach Ron Dickerson says he's elated but not satisfied by number of African-Americans hired to coach football.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  8. Former Grambling Tigers players, coaches pay tribute to Eddie Rob...

    Graham Watson

    This month includes two important tributes to Eddie Robinson. Last week, Grambling State honored the legendary coach with a memorial museum. This weekend, he will be inducted into the inaugural HBCU Hall of Fame, along with 10 others.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2010
  9. Teammates work to restore Patterson's place in history

    Mark Schlabach

    Breaking the color barrier at Florida State proved to be too much for Calvin Patterson to bear. Forgotten for years, his tragic story is no longer ignored.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2008
  10. Edmonds was the first African-American to earn a monogram at Notr...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wayne Edmonds had heard that Notre Dame wasn't a place for an African-American to play. Yet, what he found was that performance trumped prejudice.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2008
  11. Macalester's Hudson: The first, but forgotten until now

    Jay Weiner

    For years, other schools claimed other coaches as the first African-American head football coach at a predominantly white college -- incorrectly. Finally, Macalester's Don Hudson is getting his due, writes Jay Weiner.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2008
  12. ISU only I-A school to honor African-American in stadium name

    Tim Griffin

    Jack Trice only played two games for Iowa State, but his figure can be found outside the stadium that bears his name in Ames.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2008
  13. Maine edges Albany in 33-27 win

    Maine edges Albany in 33-27 win

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 09, 2013
  14. RecruitingNation links: Big Ten edition

    ESPN.com staff

    BuckeyeNation Austin Ward writes: Cornelius Greene, the first black quarterback in OSU history, made color irrelevant with his winning personality and by winning plenty of games. Brad Bournival writes : Dual-threat quarterbacks are now the orde...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  15. Cornelius Greene set standard for Ohio State quarterbacks

    Austin Ward

    Cornelius Greene justified Woody Hayes' choice of him as the first black QB in OSU history when he led the Buckeyes to an undefeated season capped by a Rose Bowl victory.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  16. Bowl season an opportunity for Big Ten, ACC to end on high note -...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The beauty of bowl season is it provides every league a chance to salvage something. The Big Ten and the ACC are no exceptions. So which league is in most need of a strong postseason showing?

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2012
  17. Alcorn State's hiring of Jay Hopson, who is white, sparks debate ...

    Jemele Hill

    Alcorn State's hiring of Jay Hopson, the first white head football coach in SWAC history, has sparked debate about opportunities for black coaches and about the future of historically black colleges and universities.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2012