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.
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.
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.
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.
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.