HBCU Classic Sports

             October 2022

Football Edition, Volume I

SWAC FOOTBALL

courtesy: Alabama State Athletics

Robinson Era Begins with MEAC-SWAC Win

Alabama St. Hornets (1-0) swarm un-opportunistic Howard Bison (0-1) for MEAC-SWAC Challenge win. (courtesy: bamastatesports.com)

courtesy: Bethune Cookman Athletics

Miami Hurricanes Blow Through Bethune

        No contest here. Miami Hurricanes (1-0) make Bethune Wildcats (0-1) suffer for their payday.              (courtesy: ACC Digital Network)

courtesy: Texas Southern Athletics

McDowell Era Begins with Labor Day Classic Win

PVAM Panthers (1-0) blow open 2Q, pull away from Texas Southern Tigers (0-1) in Prairie View, Tx.     (courtesy:pvpanthers.com)

courtesy: MVSU Athletics

Tarleton Stomps Mississippi Valley State

Tarleton Texans (1-0) aerial attack dominate, baptize MVSU Delta Devils (0-1) in Stephenville, TX. (courtesy:tarletonsports.com)

Reflections on MVS, Freshman of the Year Award

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 02/02/2012
Courtesy Donald Hunt, Special to ESPN.com

Who’s the greatest NFL player of all time?

Better Days at MVSU: QB, Willie Totten and WR, Jerry Rice.

James “Shack” Harris:
Why he risked it all to play QB

QB, James Harris, 6’2, 209, 4x SWAC Champ, POY, is “Godfather of the Black QB.”
(courtesy:therams.com)

October 14, 1985 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Eddie Robinson

Black History Feature:
THE LIFE AND CAREER OF EDDIE ROBINSON

By Brandon Karsten | THE EASTERN ECHO
Added February 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Before Eddie Robinson arrived on the scene, not many people heard of a small historically black college in Grambling, Louisiana, called Grambling State University. In fact, it was called Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute until 1947.
Full story

“Anybody who thinks you can’t play because
you are from an HBCU is out of their mind.”
– Michael Strahan

Big Book of Black Quarterbacks

2021 SWAC Coach of the Year

Grambling’s Buck Buchanan was the 1st overall pick in the 1963 AFL draft.

Today, the best defensive football player in the NCAA FCS division is awarded the Buck Buchanan Award.

The 6’7, 270lb. defensive phenom revolutionized the game with his size, speed, strength and endurance.

He missed one game in his 13 year pro career.

Alcorn State’s Steve McNair was the 3rd overall pick in the 1995 NFL draft.

He won the coveted Walter Payton Award in 1994, which goes to the best offensive player in the FCS (IAA).

At Alcorn State, he set FCS (IAA) career records,14,496 passing yards and 16,283 career offensive yards, which still stand today.

As a pro, he played in one Super Bowl, three Pro Bowls and was NFL Co-MVP in 2003.

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