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  1. 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
  2. Jay Walker, former Howard QB, finds second career in broadcast bo...

    Donald Hunt

    Jay Walker was a star at Howard and played four years in the NFL. Now he stays close to the game as a broadcaster, and will speak at the Welcome Reception for the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  3. The NCAA's academic progress reports came out recently, and the n...

    Roy S. Johnson

    The proud legacies of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities are suffering in the wake of the latest NCAA academic progress reports. And that's simply inexcusable.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2011
  4. Annual Florida Classic between Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M gets ...

    The annual Florida Classic college football matchup between Bethune-Cookman University and Florida A&M has received a new title sponsor.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  5. Billy Joe retires from coaching second only to Eddie Robinson in ...

    Miles College coach Billy Joe resigned Monday, ending his career with the second-most victories of any coach at historically black colleges.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2010
  6. HBCU marching bands: Edwards' legacy lives on at PVAMU

    Graham Watson

    Prairie View A&M band director George Edwards passed away last year, but left a lasting legacy for the school's marching band, one of the most distinguished of the historically black colleges and universities.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2010
  7. Draft Buzz: USC LB Rey Maualuga in the spotlight

    Todd McShay

    Todd McShay's latest Draft Buzz looks Week 12's best individual matchup and the top prospects at historically black colleges.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2008
  8. Former Hampton coach Taylor looking to return FAMU to glory days

    After failing to land its first two choices, Florida A&M plans to announce former Hampton coach Joe Taylor as its new football coach at a news conference Monday.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2007
  9. HBCUs, Katrina-area schools struggle in APR report

    The NCAA's latest Academic Progress Report shows historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) account for about 13 percent of all schools facing potential scholarship losses or receiving warning letters because of poor classroom performance.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2007
  10. Game to hit Big Easy over MLK holiday

    A nationally televised all-star game over the Martin Luther King holiday will feature athletes from the nation's 43 historically black colleges and universities with NCAA football teams.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2004
  11. Game aims to raise prospects' profiles

    A new college football all-star game aimed at raising the profile of top pro prospects from historically black colleges or universities will begin play in New Orleans after next season.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2003
  12. Alcorn State Braves hire Jay Hopson as football coach

    Alcorn State has hired former Memphis defensive coordinator Jay Hopson as its football coach.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  13. Former Savannah State Tigers coach Robby Wells receives $240,000 ...

    Savannah State University's ex-football coach received a $240,000 settlement to dismiss a federal discrimination lawsuit he filed last year claiming the historically black college fired him because he's white.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2011
  14. HBCU football stadiums

    Donald Hunt

    Football games at historic black colleges and universities mix sports with pageantry. Veteran writers tell Donald Hunt which stadiums hold their fondest memories.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2011
  15. Casey Therriault finds an oasis in Mississippi's Jackson State

    Pat Forde

    One punch altered Casey Therriault's life forever. That is, until a historically black college offered the white QB with a big game and a troubled past a second chance.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2011
  16. Recruits sue Savannah State for racial discrimination

    Four white football players recruited by Savannah State University's former coach say in a lawsuit the historically black college denied them scholarships because of their race.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2010