And just like that, the year 2016 is just about over.
But 2016 was no different than any other year before it, as far as HBCU sports stories are concerned.
This year’s list of the most popular stories on HBCU Sports excludes any and all polls, which are obvious fan favorites. And for the first time we’ve excluded stories involving the release of football schedules, which have served as valuable season-long reference points for our readers.
Instead, we’ve focus solely on the those stories, analysis and opinion pieces that our readers – based on analytic and social media reports – found most interesting.
Below are HBCU Sports’ 30 most popular stories of 2016.
30. At 55, South Carolina State Football Player Trying To Make Division I History
29. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Kicker To Be Reprimanded For Twitter Comments
28. Dawn Brown’s Tenure As Prairie View Head Coach Ends
27. Did White Privilege Help Jay Hopson Make Black History?
26. Jessica Kern Named Mississippi Valley State Head Women’s Basketball Coach
25. Grambling’s Eric Dooley Named FCS Assistant Coach of the Year
24. Grambling State Lands Ole Miss Transfer QB DeVante Kincade
23. Alabama A&M Gets Commitment From Top QB Prospect
22. Radio Show Host Apologizes For Dismissing Eddie Robinson’s Accomplishments
21. 2016 SWAC Championship: The One Way Alcorn State Could Beat Grambling State
20. Celebration Bowl Notebook: North Carolina Central Feels Disrespected As Underdog
19. Las Vegas Oddsmaker Makes Grambling State Heavy Favorite In Celebration Bowl
18. Why Prairie View didn’t deserve an at-large FCS playoff bid
17. An HBCU Band Tribute To Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White
16. SWAC Championship, Bayou Classic TV Ratings Released
15. Grambling State To Name Paul Bryant School’s New Athletic Director
14. Texas Southern WR Derrick Griffin Removed From Football Team
13. Prairie View A&M Appoints Ashley Robinson Vice President and Director of Athletics
12. Grambling Football to Play at Louisiana Tech in 2019
11. Watch: Grambling President Discusses Why School Declined Contract With Adidas
10. Nadine Domond Resigns As Grambling’s Women’s Basketball Coach
9. 2016 Honda Battle of the Bands Lives Up To The Hype
8. NY Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn Returns To Norfolk State To Receive Bachelor’s Degree
7. Jay Hopson Takes Over As USM Head Coach, Contract Details Revealed
6. Mobile Introduces Inaugural 5th Quarter Classic: Tuskegee vs. Florida A&M
5. Albany State backs out of Saturday’s football game against Tuskegee
4. Several HBCU Programs Banned From Postseason After NCAA APR Release
3. Why the Celebration Bowl is hoping Grambling wins Bayou Classic, SWAC Championship
2. Arkansas-Pine Bluff football player calls kneeling during national anthem ‘utterly classless’
1. Tampa Bay Radio Host Proudly Dismisses Eddie Robinson, HBCUs In Nick Saban Debate