OHIO – While the NCAA is taking a lot of criticism for not graduating players, especially African Americans, among its elite basketball schools, four Ohio State players, two who are African American had a chance to graduate before defeating George Mason to reach the Sweet 16. RELATED: Charlie Sheen offered job back by CBS Rivals […]

MARCO ISLAND, Florida — NFL players and their leadership tried to make a few things perfectly clear Friday: They consider the letter Commissioner Roger Goodell sent them a day earlier an attempt to create “dissension.” They refute the league’s contention that the union walked away from negotiations. They dispute the owners’ depiction of their last-minute […]

Today Duke plays Hampton is the NCAA tournament. Despite the fact that most basketball players are black, HBCUs have had a tough time competing with big schools who can offer scholarships. Still there are several basketball players from HBCUs who have had a major impact on basketball. 10. Pee Wee Kirkland Norfolk State University Despite […]

Houston — Earlier this evening, the NCAA released their brackets for the 2011 NCAA Tournament. RELATED: 25 reasons we love Michael Jordan Kansas, Duke, Ohio State and Pittsburgh landed the top 4 seeds. While there wasn’t much controversy with the rest of the selections, there was huge drama over VCU and UAB getting in over […]

The NFL and the Players Association agreed to a seven-day extension of the collective bargaining agreement negotiations, giving fans hope that a season lockout may still be avoided.

New York — The NFL and its Players Union are so far apart on negotiations that they are on the verge of a 2011-2012 season lockout. The work stoppage would be the first since 1987 if no deal is reached by the end of the collective bargaining agreement on Friday. The main issue is how […]

Utah — The New Jersey Nets haven’t given up on their pursuit to build a winner. Related: 25 reasons we love Michael Jordan According to reports, the Nets and Utah Jazz are working on a shocking deal that would ship Deron Williams to New Jersey in exchange for Devin Harris and Derrick Favors. The trade […]

In honor of Black History Month, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has created a documentary called “On the Shoulders of Giants,” about the Harlem Renaissance Big Five.

Los Angeles — The Western Conference won the NBA All Star Game in an exciting 148-143 win. Kobe Bryant was named MVP after he dropped 38 points in front of his home crowd. LeBron James recorded the second triple-double in NBA All Star Game history. RELATED: Blake Griffin named to first All Star Game Kobe […]

LOS ANGELES-After being named to the All-Star game as the first rookie since Yao Ming, Blake Griffin received some unsettling news. His high school teammate and friend, Wilson Holloway had died of cancer. Top 25 Michael Jordan moments ESPN reports: Holloway and Griffin both attended Oklahoma Christian High School, where Holloway played football and basketball. […]