The voice that once commanded an NFL defense is now used to advocate for funding for facilities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. That’s what brought him to Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina — the birthplace of Black college football.
About 150 people recently attended a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) fair in Martinsville.
The event was held at New College Institute (NCI) in partnership with Martinsville High School with a purpose to “bring awareness of HBCUs and encourage students to consider applying to them,” stated Senior School Counselor Marcia Hairston in a release.
The goal for Jackson State coach Deion Sanders has always been to transform the Tigers into a championship-caliber team while changing how folks view football at historically Black colleges and universities.
The Undefeated, a sports and pop culture website owned and operated by ESPN, has issued its annual final rankings of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) bands for the 2021 football season. This year, in both divisions one and two, new schools have taken the top spots. Norfolk State University reigned supreme for division one while Kentucky State University
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