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Homecomings and a Heisman Surprise

Homecomings are happening at high schools and colleges all across the country  Alumni everywhere are getting reacquainted with old friends and classmates.  As a matter of fact, one of the biggest and most popular homecomings is occurring locally at historically black Howard University here in DC, along with the US Naval Academy and Virginia Tech.  But anywhere where there are homecomings happening, there’s also a football game and generally a good match-up to excite the crowd.  There’s Howard v NC A&T, Navy taking on East Carolina, Hampton battling North Carolina Central, and Va Tech playing Boston College.  Continue reading


The Saturday Before “THE” Sunday…

Growing up in the suburbs of Washington, DC and attending my beloved “Home by the Sea” Hampton University has left me biased–There is NOTHING like the HBCU experience!  Football games in the fall are the best!  The Battle of the Band, the Fraternities and Sororities, then finally the best part: all of the alumni coming back still repping their home away from home!  Every time I go to a game at my beloved HBCU, Hampton University, it’s like I never left.

Today D and I stayed in DC and attended the Morehouse vs Howard game played at the legendary RFK stadium.  It reminded me of years past when I used to go to Howard games as a teen.  I also was reminded of the sense of “home” I felt when coming back to DC from Hampton for the HU vs HU games.  Ladies at HBCUs don’t care that it’s a football games, they are getting DRESSED UP!  Heels  and fly dresses or jeans, all type of hot coats etc! I saw the jazziest couple walking hand in hand donning their Morehouse and Spelman gear.  The experience in DC is different from most cities that host a game.  The Metro is rowdy, the traffic is crazy…and note: I’m not even talking about Homecoming!  Continue reading


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