Alcorn State player’s mom, sister die in car accident

An Alcorn State junior linebacker suffered a tragic loss following the Braves’ 38-21 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sept. 24. According to The Vicksburg Post, Kamille H. Smith, 43, and Kirstin A. Lucas, 16, were killed in a late-night car accident. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle were also killed in the head-on […]

Alabama State band director James Oliver discusses MEAC/SWAC experience

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 […]

5 hairstyles Black women can rock during the fall season

Here are a few fall-friendly hairstyles to rock this season, whether attending football games, outdoor concerts or homecoming activities. Braids and locs: Although braids and locs are perfect styles for vacation, they are also great protective styles during the fall. These styles will help to avoid frizz and can also be worn with different braid […]

Olympic athlete Marvin Bracy-Williams shares his journey as a track star

Marvin Bracy-Williams is an American sprinter and former American football wide receiver. Williams has had a dual career in sports, excelling in football and track and field, but has managed to stay resilient throughout his journey. His greatest success has come in track and field, as he participated in the 2016 Olympics, and is the […]

Top NFL prospect Kayvon Thibodeaux and Diddy collab in new Beats campaign

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US-rw8d6IVg[/embedyt] Top NFL prospect Kayvon Thibodeaux is an explosive talent sparking conversation on and off the field. As Thibodeaux gears up for the most important day of his career, the new spot shows him reflecting on his journey. Ahead of the NFL Draft, Sean “Diddy” Combs teases new music in the Beats by Dre campaign featuring […]

Future partners with Footlocker to renovate alma mater’s weight room (video)

Future doesn’t forget where he comes from. The Atlanta rapper and his FreeWishes Foundation partnered with Footlocker Atlanta to renovate his high school alma mater’s weight room. “What else you need, man?” Future asked a Columbia High School football coach. “I’m coming back. I promise you I gotta come back. I always think about it, […]

How Tyrell Zimmerman is using his past to help kids have a better future

Tyrell Zimmerman is a former athlete, mental health advocate and financial guru. He is also the author of the children’s book, Carter: My Dream, My Reality, which teaches kids how they can make a difference in the world. Zimmerman spoke with rolling out about his upbringing, his book, and how he hopes to inspire the […]

Terrell Owens is back; find out what football team he’s playing for

Terrell Owens is back. Owens has been trying to get back to the gridiron, and he may finally have a chance — but not in the NFL. On March 31, 2022, it was announced by Frank Pingue that the former NFL star has agreed to a deal to play in the Fan Controlled Football, which […]

Colin Kaepernick proves he’s still hungry for football, NFL return (videos)

Don’t let the outside business ventures fool you, Colin Kaepernick still wants to be an NFL quarterback. After the premiere of his Ava DuVernay-directed Netflix documentary, the launch of his publishing company and being added onto Naomi Osaka’s new skincare campaign, Kaepernick crawled out of his hiatus hole to let the world know he’s still […]

Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver suspended for violating gambling policy

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley indefinitely through the 2022 season for betting on NFL games during the 2021 season. On March 7, the NFL states that the betting took place during a five-day period in November 2021 while Ridley was not with the team on the non-football illness […]

Washington NFL team selects their new name

The Washington NFL team has finally selected a new name moving forward for their team. This morning, Feb. 2, the franchise announced that their name will officially be the Commanders, while also unveiling a new logo and uniform to go along with the name.  For the past two seasons, the team has played as the […]

Players share their experiences in 1st HBCU Combine

Players participated in the first HBCU Combine on Jan. 29 in Mobile, Alabama. Usually, there’s just an NFL Combine where all the players are invited, but HBCU’s wanted to showcase their college player’s skills in a separate environment. “It’s a blessing to be out here, especially the first one,” Southern University wide receiver Marquis McClain said. […]

Rod Graves shares how his foundation played a part in the HBCU Combine

Rod Graves is the executive director of the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation. He was present at the HBCU Combine in Mobile, Alabama, as his foundation played a major role in preparing for the combine. “We are a big supporter of HBCU schools, and we work very closely with the Senior Bowl to make this happen,” […]

Sylvester Croom Jr. discusses the need for more Black head coaches

Sylvester Croom Jr., the first Black head coach in the Southeastern Conference, was present at the HBCU Combine in Mobile, Alabama. Croom was the head coach for Mississippi State from 2004 to 2008 and won SEC Coach of the Year in 2007. Croom has had an illustrious career, and he hopes his story can inspire […]

Pro football Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams excited for HBCU football players

Pro Football Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams was present at the HBCU Combine in Mobile, Alabama on Jan. 29. Williams played for Southern University and A&M College before being drafted to the Arizona Cardinals in 1991. The HBCU Combine gives student athletes a chance for NFL scouts to get a first-hand look at professional prospects, […]

Players arrive at Hancock Whitney Stadium for HBCU Combine

A brigade of HBCU top football players emerged from a charter bus and entered the Hancock Whitney Stadium to participate in the HBCU Combine. The serious athletes-only event will be the Senior Bowl’s first-ever HBCU combine, and will help student-players from  Historically Black Colleges and Universities make connections with scouts across the NFL. Forty players […]

Odell Beckham Jr. is the latest player to take a hit from Bitcoin

Bitcoin has become a popular investment tool, especially for athletes who are looking to do something meaningful with their money and looking toward the future. Unfortunately as with many investments, things might not go as you originally planned. Odell Beckham Jr. is the latest player to convert his salary to Bitcoin, and as of now, […]

Tarcus Allen and SCurl are helping athletes look good on and off the field

Tarcus Allen is the brand marketing manager for the Chicago-based Luster Products Inc. Allen spoke with rolling out about her role in the Celebration Bowl, giving athletes confidence, and how she inspires other women in her field. How does it feel to know that you’re giving these players confidence just by giving them a haircut? These […]

Black NFL coaches are getting the short end of the stick

The National Football League has 32 teams, yet only one Black head coach. In the past week, two Black head coaches were fired. First, it was Brian Flores, who led the Miami Dolphins to two consecutive winning seasons. The Dolphins started the season 1-7 and finished 8-1, but apparently, it was not enough for Flores […]