Deion Sanders, Jackson State grace cover of ‘Sports Illustrated’ (video)

The latest cover of Sports Illustrated features an HBCU program. The cover features the Jackson State trio of quarterback Shedeur Sanders, head coach Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders and cornerback and wide receiver Travis Hunter. Deion Sanders Jr. posted Hunter and Shedeur’s live reaction on his YouTube channel. “You guys in college, man, got a durn […]

Dates set for HBCU football kick off, national championship

The key dates for the 2022 HBCU football season have been announced by ESPN, the network that owns and operates both events. On Aug. 27, Alabama State face sHoward University in the 2022 Crick MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kick-Off game on “Week 0” a term created to acknowledge how it will be the only Division I college […]

Why Deion Sanders called out Nick Saban’s ‘lie’

Coach Prime isn’t having any of it. Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, the Jackson State football coach who prides himself on starting his day in the wee hours of the morning, tweeted his son woke him up past 11 p.m. CDT on May 18. “You best believe I will address that LIE Coach […]

4 HBCU players selected in 2022 NFL Draft; Deion Sanders reacts

A year after zero players from HBCUs were selected in the NFL Draft, day three witnessed four players from Black colleges get selected in Las Vegas. Fayetteville State defensive back Joshua Williams went to the Kansas City Chiefs, South Carolina State defensive back Decobie Durant went to the Los Angeles Rams, Jackson State linebacker James […]

Why Deion Sanders put these NFL teams on blast after Jackson State’s Pro Day

When Deion Sanders says he’s going to do something, you better believe he will. On March 21, 2022, Sanders said that he was going to call out the numerous teams that didn’t come to Jackson State’s football Pro Day. On March 22, that promise came true. In an Instagram video, Sanders had a few names […]

Deion Sanders had toes amputated

It has been a very somber month for the normally flamboyant and irrepressible Deion Sanders.  The NFL Hall of Famer, who is considered the greatest cornerback of all time, announced to his two million Instagram fans that he had to have his toes amputated. Sanders, 54, shared the grim news on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, […]

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 […]

Shedeur Sanders signs another historic NIL deal

The Jackson State football program has made history once again. On Jan. 27, Front Office Sports reported Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders has signed a name, image and likeness endorsement deal with Gatorade. He is the first HBCU athlete to sign a NIL deal with the brand, as UCONN guard Paige Bueckers was the latest […]

Big-name coaches and players are coming to HBCUs; now what?

Deion Sanders, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, Eddie George, Lindsey Hunter, Hue Jackson, Mo Williams and Juan Dixon are a few of the most famous former professional athletes who are currently coaching at HBCUs. Sanders’ success even has Jerry Rice considering entering the ring. “It has a huge impact,” Howard men’s basketball coach Kenny Blakeney, who played at […]

After watching Deion Sanders, Jerry Rice now considering becoming a head coach

Another football giant could be headed back to an HBCU. Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice told SI‘s Kyle Mosley he is now considering becoming a head coach. Rice, who has said in previous interviews he’s been approached to coach programs and politely declined, told Mosley the past season of a former […]

Deion Sanders, JSU land top 100 recruit, but not because they promised millions

Jackson State and coach Deion Sanders once again became the topic of college football this past weekend when wide receiver Kevin Coleman announced his commitment during the All-American Bowl on Jan. 8, 2022. “I want to go play with coach Deion, I want to compete,” Coleman told On3. “Why not go play with the best […]

Tracey Edmonds has it all; age-defying beauty, a hit show and Deion Sanders

Tracey Edmonds created Edmonds Entertainment in the ’90s because she realized a need for diversity in Black stories. As 2022 starts she is living her best life with her boo Deion Sanders, after hitting another win with BET’s “Games People Play.” “Games People Play” quickly became a fan favorite after its debut on BET. What […]

SC State shocks sports world, blows Jackson State out in Celebration Bowl

A new champion of HBCU football has been crowned. In a stunning turn of events, South Carolina State defeated Jackson State 31-10 at the Celebration Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Dec. 18 in front of a record crowd of 48,653. Coach Deion Sanders led JSU to a 11-2 record this fall, while coach […]

Why SWAC Commissioner Charles McClelland says HBCU excellence is nothing new

It’s a good time to be the head of HBCU athletics, especially in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. In recent years, SWAC Commissioner Charles McClelland has extended broadcast deals with ESPN and helped bring major corporate sponsorships like General Motors and Pepsi to the conference. The school programs include coaches who are in the greatest of […]

Deion Sanders, HBCUs in limelight ahead of highly anticipated Celebration Bowl

The stage is set for the Black college football national championship. SWAC-champion Jackson State, coached by Deion “Prime” Sanders, and MEAC-champion South Carolina State, coached by Oliver “Buddy” Pough, arrived in Atlanta days before the Celebration Bowl on Dec. 18. On Dec. 16, the teams attended a welcoming dinner and brief discussion at the College […]

Deion Sanders and Jackson State land No. 1 player in the country

Deion Sanders and Jackson State have made history. On Dec. 15, Early Signing Day for college football, Coach Prime and the Tigers landed Travis Hunter, a cornerback and the No. 1 player in the Class of 2022, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Hunter made the decision official on Instagram Live while standing on the […]

Deion Sanders wins Eddie Robinson Award

Deion Sanders just keeps on winning. On Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, Sanders was named the 2021 recipient of the Eddie Robinson Award, which honors the national coach of the year in the Division I subdivision. The Jackson State Football head coach has turned the program around in his first full season, leading the Tigers to […]

Former NFL coach rumored to be next head coach of this HBCU

Grambling State has apparently found its next football coach. FootballScoop’s John Brice reported former NFL head coach Hue Jackson is currently the front-runner to become the Tigers’ next head coach. Jackson spent this past season as the offensive coordinator under former NFL and Heisman Trophy-winning running back Eddie George, a first-year head coach at Tennessee […]

Deion Sanders changes his position on separate HBCU-NFL Scouting Combine

Deion Sanders has trained the spotlight on HBCU sports programs since he became head football coach of the Jackson State Tigers earlier this year. The retired Super Bowl champion also voiced his disappointment earlier this year after no players from HBCUs were selected in the NFL draft and very few were invited to NFL combines. […]

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