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HBCU Pigskin Showdown Brings NFL Scouts to Marion

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The football footprint and exposure at Historically Black Colleges and Universities — is on the rise. Proof of this can be found in Marion — at the inaugural HBCU Pigskin Showdown. The showdown is a post-season all-star game — featuring some of the best draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The goal…

Preps for Inaugural HBCU Pigskin Showdown Underway in Marion

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The NFL is headed to west Alabama to scout college football players at the inaugural HBCU Pigskin Showdown in Marion. The HBCU Pigskin Showdown is a post season all-star football game — that will showcase some of the best draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Co-founder Chris Williams says 84 HBCU players…

Three ASU Players named to Player of the Year Watch List

ATLANTA, Ga. | The Black College Football Hall of Dame (BCFHOF) announced the 2021 Watch List for the Black College Player of the Year presented annually to the most outstanding football player from a Historically Black College & University. Four finalists will be unveiled on November 30, 2021, with the winner of the Black College Football Player of the Year…

Alabama State adds UCLA to future football schedule

MONTGOMERY, Ala. | While the Hornets are two days away from an unprecedented spring football season, the Alabama State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics continues to work on the future and announced a trip to the Rose Bowl in 2022. Alabama State will travel to Pasadena (Calif.) to face UCLA for the first time in school history on September 10,…

Atlanta Braves to Host Annual Ralph Garr-Bill Lucas HBCU Baseball Classic March 12

The Atlanta Braves will host an annual weekend series between two historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) baseball programs while honoring two Braves greats and HBCU graduates with the Ralph Garr-Bill Lucas HBCU Baseball Classic presented by Truist. The inaugural series will take place Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14, at Coolray Field, home of the Braves’ Triple-A affiliate, the…

Selma Set to Host HBCU Football Showcase in April

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A college football game featuring all-stars from historically black colleges and universities — could be on its way to Selma this spring. The HBCU Pigskin Showdown is a post-season college football game for standout players from HBCUs. Former coaches Chris Williams and Bryant Grove founded the game. “It’s going to be an event where we’re…

Alabama State adds Tate, the ACCC Player of the Year

  MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Alabama State head men’s basketball coach Mo Williams added another signee to the 2020-21 class with the addition of Alabama Community College Conference State Player of the Year LaTrell Tate Wednesday afternoon. “Latrell is a scoring guard who has the ability to score at all three levels,” Williams said. “He is a high character individual who will bring…