Middle Tennessee State Communication Studies Professor Andrew Dix published a study last fall that examined 10 years of data (2008-17). It showed that HBCU women’s basketball teams are called for more fouls than predominately White institutions (PWIs). He also noted that an average of 1.5 times more fouls were called on 23 HBCUs than were […]
Just as the Pittsburgh Pirates starting nine Blacks for the first time in a major league baseball game in 1971 only got a couple of lines in the press, the Auggies’ historic feat didn’t get any notice either.
The smaller schools do gain from the experience Are HBCUs the Rodney Dangerfield of college basketball? Larger Division I schools annually put them on their non-conference schedule seemingly to pad their win columns. Let’s look at a sampling of last week’s game results: Hampton lost by 36 to Xavier. Morgan State lost by 63 […]
WASHINGTON — Well before the nation’s first total solar eclipse dominated the headlines of every news organization in America, it was affixed to the mind of Jamese Sims. Sims, a native of Meridian, Miss., graduate of two historically Black universities and one of the few African American women in the field of scientific engineering and meteorology, […]
Change sometimes comes through “disruption.” Just such change through disruption could result from a new plan to change the NCAA amateur rules whereby everyone gets paid but the players. Andy Schwartz, Richard Volante and Bijan Bayne introduced in Vice Magazine last month a 22-page play-for-pay HBCU men’s basketball league outline. Their “Why HBCUs?” plan hopes […]
Federal funding is flat Although some folks are calling the president’s budget “skinny” because it lacks substance for Black education, there’s actually a silver lining for Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the federal spending plan. But turning the potential into actual dollars will require a paradigm shift in the way historically Black colleges […]