This is the first installment of a regular series of posts in which we will take a moment to review the week that was in the HBCU sports world, highlighting the stories we covered and that things we missed.
Alabama A&M won the 2014 SWAC bowling championship. It was AAMU’s first championship since the 2010 season and third overall.
The women’s basketball team at Prairie View A&M ended their season with an 87-44 loss to UConn in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
According to the (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger, Jackson State is still exploring its legal options against the SWAC and Grambling in the aftermath of a player boycott that occurred last season forcing JSU to cancel its homecoming game.
Kendrick Marshall’s 2014 Spring Practice Storyline series took a look at Alabama State’s hope to climb up in the SWAC East.
Kendrick Marshall’s 2014 Spring Practice Storyline series address Grambling’s hope to return to form.
Southern head basketball coach Roman Banks was named a finalist for the Ben Jobe and Skip Prosser awards.
Kendrick Marshall’s 2014 Spring Practice Storyline series focuses on the possibilities of Southern making another SWAC title run.
We took a moment to get to know Southern’s Devin Jenkins, one of the fastest men in the world. We also took a moment to poll our visitors about Jackson State’s announcement of its 2014 football ticket prices, and asked if the ticket prices were too high.
The 2014 Spring Practice Storyline series analyzed if Alcorn State had what it took to win the SWAC East.
ESPN announced that it is moving the 2014 MEAC/SWAC Challenge to UCF’s Bright House Networks Stadium due to the Citrus Bowl not being ready due to renovations.
Other HBCU Stories
Hampton: The Lady Pirates basketball team lost their first round match against Michigan State 91-61 in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Hampton entered the tournament as a No. 12 seed.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore: UMES won its seventh MEAC bowling championship.
Wiley College: The Lady Wildcats ended their season with an 88-86 loss to Freed-Hardman University (TN) in the semifinal round of the NAIA Basketball Tournament.
Tuskegee: The men’s basketball team lost in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Men’s Tournament 106-87 to Metro State.
Coppin State: The school announced that the contract of men’s head basketball coach Ron “Fang” Mitchell would not be renewed. Mitchell served as the school’s head coach for 28 years, winning 429 games.