Alabama State drum major Ja’Vonta Price recounts preparation for halftime show

Everybody loves a good football matchup between two HBCUs, but what gets the people going is the band performances during halftime. On Aug. 27, Alabama State University and Howard University played the longest MEAC/SWAC Challenge in series history, starting at 7:38 p.m. and ending at 1:18 a.m., which included three weather delays totaling two hours, […]

Sights and sounds from Alabama State’s 23-13 victory over Howard

ATLANTA – After six hours, the Hornets of Alabama State were the 23-13 victors over the Howard Bisons in the 2022 Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge on Aug. 27. The game, originally scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. EDT in Center Parc Credit Union Stadium, started at approximately at 8:35 p.m. EDT. After a Howard field […]

NBA All-Star set to join Deion Sanders to coach Jackson State basketball

An NBA All-Star is reportedly on his way to join Deion Sanders at Jackson State. Mo Williams, the 2016 NBA champion and 2009 All-Star guard is reportedly leaving Alabama State to become the next coach of the Jackson State men’s basketball team, according to Stadium‘s Jeff Goodman. Williams is a Jackson, Mississippi ,native. The report […]

HBCU presidents decry student loan rejections, enrollment drops at NAFEO convention

Presidents of HBCUs had considered suing the Obama administration after more than 14,000 students were declined loans when the U.S. Department of Education changed its creditworthiness criterion to much more stringent standards without notification, costing them many millions in revenue. Calling it the “worst situation” in more than three decades, Historically Black Colleges and Universities […]

Top 10 HBCUs in crisis from PLUS Loan disaster

The U.S. Department of Education recently enacted much more stringent student loan requirements, dramatically impacting the ability of thousands of urban students to continue to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). More than 14,000 students were unable to continue with their higher educational aspirations because the new loans. Those applying for Parent PLUS loans […]

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