Kevin Nickelberry, who helped UNC Charlotte and Clemson to four postseason appearances, has been named head basketball coach at Howard University. “We are pleased to have a coach with the distinguished career and success of Kevin Nickelberry lead our men’s basketball program,” said Charles Gibbs, Director of Athletics. “This is an exciting day, not only […]

By Mark F. Gray There are teams and schools in college sports that make the game better when they are good. Baseball is not the same when the New York Yankees stink and football is not the same when the Dallas Cowboys are bad. When the San Antonio Spurs were dominating the NBA’s western conference […]

Two local college basketball players, who previously won Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year awards respectively, earned national player of the year honors as selected by HBCU sports fans around the country. Morgan State’s Reggie Holmes and Bowie State’s Duke Crews won the annual Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) […]

From March 19, 1993 is a red letter day in SWAC basketball history. It was a day when the unthinkable happened as Southern University and Jackson State pulled off a pair of stunning postseason upsets. Southern, the SWAC Tournament champion ran circles around Georgia Tech as they defeated the Yellow Jackets 93-78 in the […]

DAYTON, Ohio – Allen Smith scored 14 points and Tyree Glass added 10 as the Southwestern Athletic Conference Champion University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff defeated Winthrop 61-44 in the 2010 NCAA Tournament Opening Round Game. The Golden Lions advance to play Duke Friday in Jacksonville, Florida. The win by the Golden Lions was the first by […]

Virginia Beach, Va., March 14, 2010 – The MEAC’s regular season and tournament champion Morgan State Bears earned a 15th seed in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament announced Sunday night during the annual selection show. The Bears will face the Big East’s West Virginia, a number two seed, in the first round of […]

Morgan State Rolls Past North Carolina A&T Winston-Salem, N.C., March 10 – Kevin Thompson recorded yet another double-double with a team-high 20 points and 16 rebounds and Reggie Holmes and Troy Smith each chipped in with 17 points as Morgan State rolled past North Carolina A&T, 84-57 in the quarterfinal round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic […]

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Fayetteville State coach Eva Patterson-Heath’s pregame inspirational writings are becoming legend. The first-year head coach has had everything from bible verses to quotes from famous philosophers in her team’s locker room. Prior to Fayetteville State’s CIAA Championship game with Bowie State, the Broncos’ head coach took a simpler route. “I told them […]

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – All-CIAA guard Chris Jordan scored 20 points, including eight in the final 1:28, as top-seed Saint Augustine’s College rallied past No. 7 seed Elizabeth City State University 63-59 Saturday to win the CIAA men’s basketball championship at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Falcons (26-4 overall) won their second CIAA crown and the […]

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Bowie State University Lady Bulldogs solidified a spot in the 2010 CIAA Tournament Women’s Championship after beating Elizabeth City State University with a final score of 69-51 in semi-final action Friday afternoon. Fayetteville State University awaits the Lady Bulldogs after toppling the top seeded Lady Trojans from Virginia State University. Bowie […]