Jackson State paid $800,000 to settle a lawsuit following a disagreement about the Southern Heritage Classic, an HBCU tradition.

College Sports

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.

Travis Hunter, the nation’s number one college football prospect in the Class of 2022, has decided to attend Jackson State University and play football for the Tigers next fall. His decision makes HBCU history.

Jackson State University football Coach Deion Sanders walked out of a media event after a reporter refused to address him by anything other than his first name.


Legendary SWAC basketball coach Dave “The Wiz” Whitney died Sunday at his home in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was 85 years old. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Whitney coached at Texas Southern University from 1964-1969 before moving on to Mississippi’s Alcorn State University (1969-1989,1996-2003) where his legend would be cemented. Read more from the Sun Herald: He’s […]


In May, most American universities and colleges with popular athletic programs proudly watched thousands of students walk across a stage, shake hands with academic officials and congratulate them on earning their degrees — after really great basketball tourneys and bowl series. But then there are some schools who fell under scrutiny for a lack of academic […]


Buses intended to transport Grambling State University football players to Jackson State University for their Homecoming game sat empty as players did not show up to board them, a culmination of days of intense meetings and exchanges between players, the university and the student government, and three days of boycotted practices, reports USA Today. As […]