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Albany State Great, NBA Vet Caldwell Jones Dies

Former Albany State legend and long-time NBA player Caldwell Jones died on Monday at the age of 64.He may not be a familiar name to basketball fans under the age of 30, but if you followed the NBA in the 80s, you probably remember him. The feared shot-blocker and solid rebounder had a nearly two-decade long career in both the ABA and NBA.Jones played on several talented Philadelphia...
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Hot Or Not: JSU's Sonic Boom Covers You Send Me Swinging by Mint Condition

"You Send Me Swinging" is one of the Mint Condition's most recognizable songs, even though it was released more than two decades after it was released. It's a good bet that many of the band members of Jackson State's Sonic Boom of The South weren't alive when this song was composed, but they did pay tribute to the group against Tennessee State at the Southern...
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Watch: Bethune-Cookman Performs "Da Butt" vs. Grambling State

(HBCUBuzz photo)Two weeks ago, Bethune-Cookman's band made headlines when it performed on the field while Carolina Panthers kicker Greg Gano warmed up. But we think this rendition of EU's "Da Butt" is headline worthy as well.
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Watch: Former Hampton Lineman Ejected For Blindside Hit On Nick Foles

Former Hampton defensive lineman Chris Baker got a big payday earlier this year when he signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Redskins. It looks like Baker will be giving up some of this year's $3 million after he laid out Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on Sunday. Eagles tackle Jason Peters didn't take kindly to Baker hitting his quarterback, and he quickly...
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WSSU Moves Past Tuskegee 24-13

For the second year in a row, Winston-Salem State and Tuskegee entered their matchup against each other hoping to brand themselves as the premiere HBCU program at the Division II level. And for the second year in a row, WSSU came out on top, though it had to fight a little longer against a scrappy Tuskegee squad.The two teams went into halftime tied, but WSSU's defense kept Tuskegee...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

HBCU Football Scores 9/20

Black College Football Scores 9/20Morgan State 38, Howard 35Concord 37, Bowie State 34Towson 31, NCCU 20NC A&T 59, Chowan 0Houston Baptist 72, Texas College 6West Liberty 38, West Virginia State 16Temple 59, Del State 0Livingstone 60, VUL 12
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Social Media Fail: We're Playing Who?

One of the big reasons we created HBCU Gameday was because many HBCUs don't get adequate or fair coverage of sports from media outlets. Many of them also don't have the resources dedicated to properly fund their sports information offices, which hinders social media presence.Livingstone College, located in Salisbury, NC is off to its best start in over a decade. As I type...
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MEAC Preview: Morgan vs. Howard In Urban League Classic Kicks Off MEAC Play

Morgan State is looking to build off last week's win over Bowie State. (Morgan State photo)By Kid HeartlessThis week in MEAC football will be another test for some...while others, not so much.Three squads will meet up with FBS programs to collect a check. Delaware State will travel to Philadelphia to take on Temple. Norfolk State will travel all the way up to Buffalo, NY to take...
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D2 Preview: 'Skegee And WSSU To Lock Up Again

Game of the Week: Tuskgee at (18) Winston-Salem State Both programs enter this matchup at 1-1, as Tuskegee defeated Albany State while WSSU fell to Valdosta State on the road. Last year these were the only two HBCUs to make the playoffs at the Division II level, and both are hoping to get back there again this year. Both teams should have a lot to prove as Tuskegee will look to...
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SWAC Preview: JSU and Grambling Finally Square Off

Eleven months after standing JSU up, Grambling is will finally roll out to Jackson. Game Of The Week: Grambling State at Jackson StateGrambling and Jackson State are set for another grudge match between the two teams this weekend in Jackson. That's nothing new as these two squads have been rivals since before Eddie Robinson and John Merritt turned them into powerhouses. The...
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Southern Adds Ninth Starter To Ineligibility List

Southern's eligibility problems continue to grow. (The Advocate photo)Remember that "certification" problem that caused Southern to pull eight athletes off the bus in the last three weeks? Southern attempted to explain those problems on Tuesday night, while it appears they have yet another student-athlete to add to the list.Dr. William Broussard, Southern's athletic...
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HBCU Football Poll Watch: 9/15

(Bethune-Cookman photo)The three ranked HBCU programs had three different types of games last week. Tennessee State got an easy win, Bethune-Cookman pulled out a gritty victory, and Winston-Salem Sate suffered a close loss. All three remain ranked as we look ahead to next week.Bethune-Cookman moved up one spot to no. 12 in the coaches poll after a 37-23 win over Grambling State....
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Southern's Baffling Eligibility Issue

Apparently there is a monster in the Baton Rouge area that feeds on paperwork. Months after Southern's athletic program was indefinitely suspended by the NCAA for missing/late paperwork, the school finds itself with another eligibility mess on its hand.Three defensive backs were told they couldn't play just minutes before Saturday's game against Northwestern State. They...
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Report Says FAMU Should Consider Jumping To SWAC

The budget woes of the Florida A&M athletic department has been widely publicized for a while now, but a new report contains some interesting information. A report by Collegiate Consulting recommends that FAMU consider leaving the MEAC and joining the SWAC.The report touched on several issues, but much of its recommendation for considering the SWAC is due to to a possible reduction...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo Gallery: JCSU Holds Off Kentucky State

It wasn't the prettiest win, but after being blanked in its opener, Johnson C. Smith can definitely appreciate its 13-6 win over Kentucky State. Check out this slideshow of the game, band and cheerleaders. Created with flickr slideshow.
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HBCU Football Scores 9/13/2014

Final ScoresTuskegee 20, Albany State 12Johnson C. Smith 13, Kentucky State 6Howard 35, Morehouse 17Clark-Atlanta 20, Lane 17 Valdosta State 22, Winston-Salem State 17 Bethune-Cookman 37, Grambling State 23
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MEAC Preview and Picks: Mixed Level of Competition For Week Three

Bowie State at Morgan State Morgan State may be 0-2, but its doubtful that their are as many teams with that record that can feel as good about themselves at the FCS level. Between a near-misses at FBS Eastern Michigan and fellow FCS member Holy Cross, the Lee Hull era has gotten off to a promising start.Morgan will open up its home schedule against neighboring Bowie State. Due...
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SWAC Preview and Predictions: Southern Heritage Classic Highlights Week Three

Tom Smith and Tennessee State are looking to rebound from a Week Two loss to Alabama State. (TSU photo)Jackson State vs. Tennessee State (Southern Heritage Classic)It's only week three, but it's not a stretch to say that this is a must-win for Tennessee State. TSU came into the season looking  to return to the playoffs and win the Ohio Valley Conference. Two games in to...
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CIAA Week Two: Tough Out of Conference Games Highlight Schedule

Winston-Salem State vs. Valdosta State The last time these two team met, there was a national championship on the line. And though stakes won't be as high this time, both teams want this win badly. Fresh off its season-opening win against Albany State, Valdosta has found its way back into the Top 25, and a win over Winston-Salem State would only improve their standings. WSSU...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

SIAC Preview: Nation's Football Classic, FCS Matchups Highlight Week 2

Cameron Fields will have to come up big again if Morehouse is to beat Howard in the Nation's Football Classic. (Morehouse photo)Howard vs. Morehouse (The Nation's Classic)Ask someone off the street to name three HBCUs, they'll probably name one of these schools, if not both. Academically, they are consistently among the most stellar HBCUs. Athletically, it's a crapshoot...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football Attendance Is Down All Over, Not Just At HBCUs

Filling the stands is a problem for programs at the highest level of college football. Common knowlege says attendance at HBCU football games is on the decline. That may be true in some cases, but not all, as SWAC and SIAC teams have some of the highest attendance figures at their respective divisions. And even in those cases where attendance is on the decline, a recent AP article...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

New WSSU Helmets: Remarkable or Regrettable?

Hot!!! pic.twitter.com/Obc9utFcXI— Tonia Glymph Walker (@Tonia_WSSU_AD) September 8, 2014 If they were paying attention last night, Winston-Salem State fans might have noticed something a little different about the team's on-the-field equipment. The Rams wore their white helmets, but there was no logo or decal to be found. Well now we know why--they've got a brand new look...
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Panthers Kicker Interrupts BCU Band's Performance

This is something you don't see every day. So the Bethune-Cookman band performed during halftime of the season opener between the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Not unusual, as HBCU bands have been performing at NFL venues for years.This kat was warming up in the middle of BCU's band
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FCS Report: Alabama State's Upset Shakes Up Power Rankings

Mike German and Tennessee State fell short against Alabama State. (Montgomery Advertiser)Game Of The Week: Alabama State holds off Tennessee StateTennessee State came into this game as the favorite (yeah, we picked them too), but Alabama State had other ideas. ASU took control of the game early on and held it for most of the game, leading TSU 27-8 at one point in the fourth quarter...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Winston-Salem State Runs Past UNCP In Season Opener

Most of the 6,400 plus fans at Bowman Gray Stadium didn't see the second half of Winston-Salem State's opener against UNC-Pembroke due to a lightning strike that cleared the stadium at halftime. It would have been merely a formality, however, as WSSU coasted to an easy 38-7 win over the nationally-ranked Braves.Besides being the season opener, the game marked Kienus Boulware...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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