black college football

Willie Jeffries is a college football Hall of Fame honoree who has amassed a number of championships across three decades. He is also the first Black head coach of a Division I-A and predominately white football team, achieving the feat in 1979. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  Jeffries was born January 4, 1937 in Union, […]

The third time was a charm Saturday for Alcorn State and third-year Coach Fred “Air’’ McNair. The former Braves All-SWAC quarterback had guided Alcorn to the SWAC Football Championship Game each of his previous two seasons on the Reservation but came up a loser each time. It was a different tale this time around for […]

Sophomore quarterback Ladarius Skelton earned a place in Southern University football lore – and Jaguar fans’ hearts– with his Bayou Classic performance Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Skelton, a transfer from Fullerton (Calif.) Community racked up 296 yards total offense and led the Jaguars to a 38-28 victory over arch-rival Grambling State. […]

Miles completed an improbable in-season turnaround with a 50-23 victory against Albany State Saturday in SIAC Championship in Fairfield, Ala. The Golden Bears were 0-5 after losing to Albany State on Sept. 29 with three of their losses by a total of 10 points. They rebounded to win four of their final five regular season […]

Howard kept its MEAC championship hopes alive – and scrambled the title chase – with a 31-23 home victory over first-place Florida A&M Saturday. Howard (4-4, 4-2 MEAC), Bethune-Cookman (5-5, 3-2 MEAC), North Carolina Central, and defending champion North Carolina A&T State (7-2, 4-1), all remain in the running to derail the front-running Rattlers (6-3, […]

Few if any of the 65,906 fans who made their way into Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday afternoon knew who knew who Nathaniel Dell was before the 77th Magic City Classic  kicked off. But by the time the game ended, the freshman wide receiver from Daytona Beach, Fla., was all anyone could talk about. […]

Alcorn State claimed a dramatic 33-26 home victory against Grambling State Saturday in a potential preview of the SWAC Championship Game. Quarterback Noah Johnson flipped a two-yard touchdown pass to Chris Blair with 12 seconds remaining in the contest to give the East Division leading Braves (6-2, 4-1 SWAC) the victory. Two plays earlier, Johnson […]

It’s official. The MEAC championship race will be dogfight. Florida A&M guaranteed as much Saturday with it’s 22-21 come-from-behind road victory against defending conference champion North Carolina A&T, the preseason pick to win it all again this season. The victory, the fourth in a row for the Rattlers (5-2, 3-0 MEAC), leaves them alone atop […]

Prairie View A&M defeated Grambling State 22-16 in the 93rd State Fair Classic at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas Saturday night, signaling that a changing of the guard in the SWAC Western Division could be at hand. The Panthers (3-3, 2-0 SWAC) led from wire to wire en route to ending the two-time defending SWAC […]

Morgan State flipped the script Saturday in Greensboro, N. C. The Bears, picked last in the MEAC preseason poll by conference coaches and Sports Information Directors, upset defending Black College National Champion North Carolina A&T 16-13 for their first victory of the season on Alex Raya’s 36-yard field goal as time expired. The loss in […]

“Just win, baby’’ was the mantra of Al Davis, the late owner of the Oakland Raiders, and it pretty much sums up Tuskegee coach Willie Slater’s sentiment after his Golden Tigers escaped with a hard-fought 24-17 SIAC road win against winless Clark Atlanta Saturday night. The Golden Tigers (2-1) were guilty of enough miscues to […]

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence’s impact on college football (all times local): The game between North Carolina Central and South Carolina State set for Saturday has been postponed until Nov. 24. The contest was to be South Carolina State’s first home game in Orangeburg, South Carolina, after opening the season […]