What If NBA Players Drafted From High School Attended HBCUs?

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were institutions established to give African Americans an opportunity to gain an opportunity at an education when white institutions would not accept them. The first HBCU Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, formerly known as the African Institute and Institute of Colored Youth, was opened in 1837. Lincoln University, established in … Continue reading What If NBA Players Drafted From High School Attended HBCUs?

HBCU Athlete Profile: Richard Dent, Tennessee State University

On this edition of HBCU Athlete Profile,  we highlight former NFL defensive end Richard Dent who attended Tennessee State University. Richard Dent played for the Tennessee State Tigers football team from 1979-1982 coached by Hall of Fame coach John Merritt. The team held an overall record of 35-6-1 winning two Black National Championships. The Tigers … Continue reading HBCU Athlete Profile: Richard Dent, Tennessee State University

HBCU Coach Profile: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M University

On this edition of the HBCU Coach Profile, we highlight coach Jake Gaither former head football coach of the Florida A&M Rattlers. Jake Gaither attended Knoxville College, an HBCU in Tennessee, where he would also play football. After college, he became a high school football coach for a while during which he would earn his … Continue reading HBCU Coach Profile: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M University

HBCU Coach Profile: Eddie Robinson, Grambling State University

On this edition of HBCU Coach Profile, we will be highlighting former Grambling State Tigers football coach Eddie Robinson. Coach Eddie Robinson briefly attended Southern University before transferring to the now-defunct HBCU Leland College where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in English. After graduating from Leland College, Eddie Robinson took the head coaching job … Continue reading HBCU Coach Profile: Eddie Robinson, Grambling State University

HBCU Coach Profile: W.C. Gorden, Jackson State University

On the second edition of HBCU Coach Profile, we highlight W.C. Gorden the former head football coach for the Tigers of Jackson State University. W.C. Gorden attended Tennessee State University where he played football as a wide receiver as well as baseball. He graduated from Tennessee State in 1952 with a degree in health and … Continue reading HBCU Coach Profile: W.C. Gorden, Jackson State University

HBCU Coach Profile: Clarence “Big House” Gaines, Winston-Salem State University

On the first edition of HBCU Coach Profile, we will be highlighting Clarence "Big House" Gaines the legendary basketball coach for the Rams of Winston-Salem State University. Clarence Gaines played basketball, football and ran track for the Morgan State Bears. As a football player, he was an All-CIAA selection for all four seasons of his … Continue reading HBCU Coach Profile: Clarence “Big House” Gaines, Winston-Salem State University

HBCU Athlete Profile: Shannon Sharpe, Savannah State University

On this edition of the HBCU Athlete Profile, we highlight former NFL tight end and Super Bowl champion Shannon Sharpe who played his college ball for the Tigers of Savannah State University. Shannon Sharpe attended Savannah State University from 1986-1989 where he was a multi-sport athlete playing not only football but also basketball and ran … Continue reading HBCU Athlete Profile: Shannon Sharpe, Savannah State University

HBCU Athlete Profile: Ben Wallace, Virginia Union University

On this edition of the HBCU Athlete Profile, we highlight and wish a Happy Belated Birthday to Ben Wallace, a former NBA champion center who played his college ball in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) for the Virginia Union Panthers. Ben Wallace played just two years with Virginia Union after spending his first two … Continue reading HBCU Athlete Profile: Ben Wallace, Virginia Union University

HBCU Athlete Profile: Marvin Webster, Morgan State University

On this edition of the HBCU Athlete Profile, we highlight Marvin Webster, a former NBA/ABA player out of Morgan State University. In Marvin Webster's four years with the Morgan State Bears, he averaged 17.5 points per game, 19.9 rebounds per game, and 6.3 blocks per game for his career. He won the MEAC Player of … Continue reading HBCU Athlete Profile: Marvin Webster, Morgan State University

HBCU Athlete Profile: Francena McCorory, Hampton University

On this edition of the HBCU Athlete Profile, we take a look at the first woman athlete we have highlighted in this series Francena McCorory an Olympic gold medal-winning track and field athlete out of Hampton University. Born and raised in Hampton, Virginia, Francena McCorory attended Bethel High School the same high school that Hall … Continue reading HBCU Athlete Profile: Francena McCorory, Hampton University