As controversy continues to build around the omission of Tuskegee University from the upcoming NCAA Division II playoffs, a deeper dive into who makes decisions for rankings, funding and support of Division II athletics reveals a significant lack of representation from historically black member institutions in key decision making groups.
Visibility for HBCU football programs is growing. Is the parity a sign of growing investment from institutions in coaches, sports marketing? Can this be duplicated at the Division I level, or is it further proof of why Division II may be a more ideal destination for HBCU sports?
By: Byron Medcalf – ESPN
An organization representing minority coaches has proposed a new rule that would provide more opportunities for minority candidates to earn coaching and leadership positions.
The National Association for Coaching Equity and Development, along with the National Consortium for Academics and Sports and The No Hate Zone, has asked NCAA schools to adopt the Eddie Robinson rule, which would require institutions to interview at least one minority candidate for all head-coaching and leadership positions before making their final hires.
By: The Associated Press
Tarik Cohen rushed for 295 yards and touchdowns of 83, 74 and 73 yards Saturday, and North Carolina A&T used a slew of big plays for a 41-34 win over Alcorn State in the Celebration Bowl at the Georgia Dome.
By: Fred Batiste – HBCU Sports
The most important number from the Bayou Classic may not be the 34 points Grambling State scored to defeat rival Southern 34-23 Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Texas Southern Tigers head football coach Darrell Asberry has informed TSU that he is stepping down from his post with the football program.
“I appreciate Texas Southern and (TSU Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics) Dr.
By: Jordan Culver – Tallahassee Democrat
If Florida A&M Athletic Director Milton Overton Jr. has his way, FAMU’s football team won’t have to play “money games” against FBS opponents.
With their backs against the wall and the clock winding down, the Tuskegee University Golden Tigers punched their ticket to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time in school history, with a thrilling 35-31 victory over second-seeded North Alabama at Braly Municipal Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
By: Cody Futrell – The Monroe News Star
Grambling State football coach Broderick Fobbs describes The Bayou Classic between the Tigers and Southern Jaguars as “the game everyone wants to play in.” GSU not only played but dominated much of it and rolled to a 34-23 win before an announced crowd of 62,470.
Tuskegee University captured its first NCAA tournament playoff victory yesterday with a 26-16 win over Catawba in Salisbury, NC.
The Tigers took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and never trailed in the first-round tournament matchup, their third playoff appearance in as many years.
An internal investigation into academic fraud at varying levels at the University of North Carolina reveals that athletes were given paper classes and preferential treatment for the better part of 18 years.