Stanford and Claflin Universities Name African Americans to Athletics Director Posts

Bernard Muir takes over the athletics program at Stanford and Jerome Fitch does the same at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Players From HBCUs Ignored in the NFL Draft

In 1994 there were 17 players from HBCUs drafted by National Football League teams. This year there was one.

Historically Black Bethune-Cookman University Wins Golf Tournament With Team of White Women

Bethune-Cookman has and enrollment that is 94.3 percent Black. But not one member of the university's women's golf team is an African American.

Winston-Salem State University to Eliminate Three Men’s Sports Teams

The director of athletics stated that the cuts will enable the university's remaining sports teams to be more competitive.

Football Coach at the University of Virginia Donates $50,000 to Financial Aid Program

Head football coach Mike London makes a significant contribution to the AccessUVa financial aid program.

Historically Black University Settles Race Discrimination Lawsuit With White Football Coach

In agreeing to the settlement, the university denied any wrongdoing in the case.

Morgan State Legend Honored by the American Football Coaches Association

Edward P. Hurt was head coach for football, basketball, and track and field. He also served as athletics director.

CIAA Commissioner Steps Down After 22 Years

Leon Kerry has led the conference for the past 22 years and has brought in millions of dollars of revenues which have benefited member institutions.

Dispelling the Myth of the “Dumb Black Jock” in College Athletics

It is likely that the financial aid provided by an athletic scholarship is a critical factor in enabling many black student athletes to stay in school.

Study Finds Duke Trails Its Conference Rivals in Hiring Black Coaches

Duke University has never had a black head coach in any sport.

Emory University Library Starts New Collection on African Americans in Sports

The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta has established a new collection on African Americans in sports.

Two African-American Women Join the Predominantly Male Club of Athletics Directors at Division I...

Nationwide less than 10 percent of all athletic directors at the NCAA's Division I colleges and universities are women. But recently two historically black universities named women to lead their athletics programs.

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