HBCU basketball

The NCAA tournament is arguably the biggest event in all of college athletics that brings a sizable payday for many participating conferences. But HBCUs have found themselves on the lower end of the financial spectrum.

After taking a year off because of the pandemic, the 2021 NCAA Tournament made a triumphant return and got off to a very Black start after both teams from HBCUs won their play-in games.

The Howard University men's basketball team has canceled the remainder of its season because of health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several HBCU teams have already left their upset-minded mark on unsuspecting teams from major conferences during this young season.