Criticism abounded on social media over the choice for Grambling State University to hire Art Briles, the infamous former Baylor University head coach who was fired in 2016 after being linked to sexual assault allegations.
Sha'Carri Richardson called out the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after a Russian figure skater was allowed to compete in the Beijing Olympics despite having a failed drug test.
Jackson State University's star quarterback Shedeur Sanders has signed a historic - and likely lucrative - "NIL" partnership with Gatorade, a first for an HBCU, or any other university, that allows him to profit from his name, image and likeness.
The attention and spotlight on HBCU sports are at one of their highest points in recent history. A huge reason for that is the influx of former professional athletes taking head coaching jobs at these institutions and providing their guidance and expertise to the next generation.
Former Ohio State defensive back Marcus Williamson posted a lengthy Twitter thread recalling his experiences as a "young Black college athlete." which included allegations that Trayvon Martin's photo was used to illustrate a "no hoodie" rule. Coach Urban Meyer first denied it, but later admitted the photo was used.
The Division II Bowie State Bulldogs had arguably the best season of any HBCU program. The squad won 12 games, went undefeated in their conference, and went further in the division two playoffs than any other team in school history.
Joshua Williams is on the verge of doing something special. The 6’3, 197 pound Fayetteville, North Carolina native has made himself into a man who has an abundance of opportunities staring him in the face.
Coach Deion Sanders pulled off a College Football shocker by signing top recruit Travis Hunter to Jackson State University. Hunter is the top cornerback and number 1 ranked prospect in the Class of 2022 according to the 247Sports. ESPN ranks him 2nd among the 2022 class.
With the current emphasis on highlighting historically Black colleges and universities at the highest point we’ve ever seen, Jackson State University quarterback Shedeur Sanders has emerged as the new face of HBCU football.