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

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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 Athlete Profile: Walter Payton, Jackson State University

On this edition of the HBCU Athlete Profile, we highlight College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton a.k.a. Sweetness who played for the Tigers of Jackson State University from 1971-1974. Walter Payton's breakout performance with the Tigers came in his sophomore season against Lane College in which he scored a SWAC … Continue reading HBCU Athlete Profile: Walter Payton, Jackson State University

HBCU Athlete Profile: Jerry Rice, Mississippi Valley State University

When discussing the greatest athletes that have attended historically black colleges (HBCUs) one players' name that will always be mentioned is all-time great NFL wide receiver Jerry Rice. Most know him for his achievements in the NFL as a member of the San Francisco 49ers in the 1980s and 1990s, but not many people know … Continue reading HBCU Athlete Profile: Jerry Rice, Mississippi Valley State University