Posts Tagged ‘HBCU Football’

MikeCheck: Aggies extend HBCU dynasty with third straight Celebration Bowl win, No. 1 national poll finish

MEMPHIS – At this rate, North Carolina A&T might as well just start scheduling Atlanta’s Celebration Bowl as the unofficial 12th game on its annual schedule. For the fourth time in the game’s five-year history, the Aggies capped their season with a Celebration Bowl victory to claim a black college football national championship. They completed…

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MikeCheck: As NCAA D-II playoffs kick off for Bowie State and Miles, HBCU championship business at stake Saturday in MEAC and SWAC

RALEIGH, N.C. – When Donal Ware and I hooked up in Birmingham four months ago at the Southwestern Athletic Conference football media day, we were both fairly certain the 2019 Celebration Bowl was destined for a rematch of last year’s game that decided the HBCU national championship. Now, with a month left before the SWAC…

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MikeCheck: McNair insists there’s no QB controversy at Alcorn State – it’s Harper’s job as long as Braves keep rolling

Alcorn State Huddle

MEMPHIS – When it comes to the quarterback position in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, there are burdens and then there are blessings. Alcorn State coach Fred McNair insists he’s not burdened with the Braves’ blessings. Alcorn State Braves head coach Fred McNair looks on from the sideline during the SWAC Championship football game between the…

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MikeCheck: Ten years after Steve McNair’s death, unbreakable brotherly bond brought Alcorn State coach back as Titans retire No. 9 jersey

Fred McNair speaks during Steve McNair jersey retirement

NASHVILLE – When Fred McNair first learned the Tennessee Titans would be posthumously retiring his younger brother’s No. 9 jersey, he quickly searched for a calendar. The potential conflict lunged off the page like a blitzing linebacker. As head football coach at Alcorn State, Fred McNair’s Braves faced a road game at McNeese State in Louisiana…

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