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UCLA Football Sets Future Dates with HBCUs Alabama State, North Carolina Central
February 24, 2021
UCLA has added home games against Alabama State University and North Carolina Central University to its future football schedule, marking the first time the Bruins will face a historically black college or university (HBCU). ... read more »
L.A. Rams and Basic Films LA Profile Linebacker Micah Kiser’s Social Justice Efforts
February 18, 2021
Throughout the month of February, the Los Angeles Rams are hosting several initiatives to celebrate Black History Month. The franchise created a documentary to spotlight the leadership and activism of linebacker Micah Kiser. ... read more »
Former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson found dead in hotel room
February 15, 2021
Sheriff: Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson, 38, found dead in Florida hotel room. ... read more »
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Black coordinators make Super Bowl history with Buccaneers
February 5, 2021
Diversity matters to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the first team to reach the Super Bowl with a trio of Black assistant coaches serving as coordinators. Byron Leftwich calls plays for a potent offense led by Tom Brady, Todd Bowles orchestrates a stingy defense that's helped the team to Sunday's NFL title game, and Keith Armstrong directs the club's special teams. ... read more »
Local Prep, College Athletes to Compete in Super Bowl LV
February 4, 2021
In Super Bowl LV, the Kansas City Chiefs will clash against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is fighting to defend his 2020 title while Tom Brady remains a prime signal caller in his 11th Super Bowl appearance. ... read more »
NFL’s 2021 Opportunity to Diversify Team Ownership
February 4, 2021
As we approach the 55th NFL Superbowl next Sunday in Tampa, Florida amidst the continued national spread of COVID-19, I believe that the time has come for the close-knit group of team owners in the National Football League (NFL) to take the necessary steps to open the door to African American business leaders who hope to join that exclusive club of owners.  ... read more »
Los Angeles Chargers Agree to Terms with Joe Lombardi, Renaldo Hill and Derius Swinton II for Coordinator Positions
January 25, 2021
The Los Angeles Chargers today agreed to terms with three coaches to serve as coordinators: Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator, Renaldo Hill as defensive coordinator and Derius Swinton II as special teams coordinator. The three have a combined 29 seasons of NFL coaching experience. ... read more »
Falcons name Saints’ Terry Fontenot as general manager
January 21, 2021
The Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday named Terry Fontenot the team’s first Black general manager, and team owner Arthur Blank said it’s the kind of hire that will eventually also create more opportunities for NFL minority coaches. ... read more »
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Packers Overwhelm Rams in Playoffs
January 17, 2021
While defense is known to win championships, the best defensive line in the NFL had no answer for the league’s best offense as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Los Angeles Rams 32-18. ... read more »
Pac-12 History: All-Black football officiating crew
January 14, 2021
On Dec. 19, 2020, history was made when Referee Michael Mothershed led the first all-Black officiating crew to work a Pac-12 football game for the Stanford at UCLA contest. Comprised of 11 individuals ... read more »
Chargers part ways with head coach Anthony Lynn after 4 seasons
January 7, 2021
A four-game winning streak at the end of the season wasn’t enough to save Anthony Lynn’s job with the Los Angeles Chargers. ... read more »
Alabama’s Smith becomes 1st WR to win Heisman in 29 years
January 7, 2021
On an Alabama team stacked with stars, DeVonta Smith emerged as the best player in college football while playing a position that rarely gets that kind of recognition. ... read more »
Rams Defense Dominates in 18-7 Victory Over Cardinals; Clinching Playoff Berth
January 5, 2021
The Rams ultimately battled defeating the Arizona Cardinals 18-7 on Sunday at SoFi stadium in a low scoring affair and will face the Seattle Seahawks on the road in the wild card round next weekend. ... read more »
Los Angeles Chargers Sign Jessie Lemonier to Active Roster; Place Uchenna Nwosu on Injured Reserve
December 26, 2020
The Los Angeles Chargers today signed defensive end Jessie Lemonier to the active roster and placed defensive end Uchenna Nwosu on Reserve/Injured. The team also activated defensive end Joe Gaziano and tight end Matt Sokol from the practice squad. ... read more »
USC Loses Pac-12 Championship and Opts Out Of Bowl Play
December 23, 2020
USC Trojans took a disappointing loss in the Pac-12 Championship 31-24 against the Oregon Ducks. The Trojans attempted to make a fourth-quarter comeback after being down 14, but they could not reach their goal of winning the Pac-12 for the first time since 2017, as their undefeated season came to an end. ... read more »
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