Welcome back to CSPN’s Know the Score !
This episode is all about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in sports. First, we bid farewell and rest in power to the Dean of Black press journalists George Curry. Our panel then discusses the roles that new media and ESPN’s involvement have in covering HBCU athletics. On the field, we recognize the recent success of HBCU athletes both at the Rio Olympics and in the NFL. Finally, our panel previews the upcoming season in HBCU football across Division I (MEAC, SWAC) and Division II (CIAA, SIAC), including standout athletes and programs.
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This week’s panel includes guests Lut Williams, Publisher/Editor of the Black College Sports Page (@BCSPEditor), Steven J. Gaither, Creator & Editor of HBCU GameDay (@HBCUGameDay, @stevenjgaither), and Duane Nash, Editor-In-Chief of The Yard HBCU (@TheYardHBCU, @Duane_Nash). This week’s show is moderated by Know the Score team member Tyler Ball (@taball1).
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Play of the Week
- Conor McGregor for dominating his UFC matchup with Nate Diaz.
- The City of Los Angeles for saluting Kobe Bryant with 8/24 being “Kobe Day.”
- Josh Gordon caught two passes for 87 yards from RG3
- Harold Varner, III shoots a 67 and ties for 10th at 139 in the Second Round of the Barclays
Ride the Pine
- Michigan football: Highly ranked ESPN 300 defensive lineman Aubrey Solomon has reopened his recruitment after Michigan reportedly thanked him for attending an event he did not attend.
- The NFL for its inconsistency in handling of the Josh Brown domestic violence case.
- Trump campaign for insensitive comments attempting to capitalize off of the murder of Dwyane Wade’s cousin Nykea Aldridge.
Score of the week
- 57 players from HBCUs on NFL rosters.
- 7 HBCU alumni on the Washington football team, the most in the NFL.
- 28 – Number of players from HBCUs in the Hall of Fame.
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About the Know the Score team:
Tyler Ball has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience covering intercollegiate sports, particularly at the Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) of our nation.With over 10 years of service at N.C. A&T State University, Tyler has had access to some of the best athletes over the past 20 years. Tyler is a Sports Media Journalist and blog contributor whose work has been featured in the Associated Press, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated.
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“I consider myself a sports super nerd. I’m #HTTR and #BeatDook till I die.” Member of the #RampantBlackNeckaryCrew. Don is also the co-host of CSPN’s pro wrestling podcast The WrassleCast.
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“Crossfitter, born again Runner & craft beer lover. multimedia sports journalist. Here to incite, enlighten, & entertain.” Nubyjas is a health/fitness & food reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat. Nubyjas also hosts “Beer, It Is”, the brand-new CSPN podcast about craft beer.
Follow Nubyjas on twitter @nwilborn19