Byron Allen’s HBCUGo.TV Expands Sports Programming With Games From Top HBCUs

This Saturday, the channel launches free streaming for a doubles match between Howard University and Hofstra University.

As America’s historically black colleges and universities continue to carve out a niche as a powerhouse in education and athletic programming, a digital platform is ensuring their games get the airtime they deserve. .

Media mogul Byron allen, who own leGrio, expands HBCUGo.TV as the leading provider of game media to the nation’s top HBCUs.

Howard University basketball player Tai Bibbs plays in their recent game against Austin Peay, which the Bisons lost by two. (Photo: HUBison.com)

Starting this Saturday, December 4 – which also marks the 113th anniversary of the founding of the very first black fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – the channel will launch free streaming for a double match between Howard University and Hofstra University.

Through Box Score NewsThe lineup will continue with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference games on Monday, December 6, as Morgan State University faces Millersville University at 5:00 p.m. EST, followed by Morgan State v Hofstra at 7:00 p.m. EST.

“We are committed to growing our already strong sports division by providing more HBCU games than any other network,” said the president of HBCUGo.TV. Curtis Symonds said in a statement Thursday. “Now HBCU fans and alumni around the world can follow their favorite teams. “

There are over 105 black colleges or universities in the country, with at least 25% of African Americans graduating from one of these institutions.

HBCUs have lower endowments and contributions from their counterparts in predominantly white institutions, with black schools receiving less than 30% of non-HBCU schools, according to ACENet.edu.

“We appreciate HBCUGo.TV’s commitment to supporting and presenting HBCU sporting events, including Howard University’s upcoming games this weekend against Hofstra and American University,” said Kery davis, Howard’s varsity sports director. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to showcase Howard’s rich heritage as well as a great evening of competition. “

Box Score News shared its coverage of the HBCUGo.TV game through the end of 2021, noting that it is part of a partnership with the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the oldest historically black sports conference in the country.

Allen, the founder, president and CEO of Allen Media Group, acquired HBCUGo.TV earlier this year to bring black-focused content to viewers around the world.

“The HBCU brand represents more than 184 years of historic excellence, dating back to 1837, which helped cultivate some of the world’s greatest minds and talents,” he said at the time, “including Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., Spike Lee, Alice Walker, Samuel L. Jackson, Founder of Black Enterprise— Count Graves, Oprah winfrey, Chadwick boseman, Judge Thurgood Marshall, Common, Booker T. Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Judge Kevin Ross, Langston hughes, Katherine johnson, Kenya Barris and Vice President Kamala Harris, to name a few. HBCUGo.TV positions us to speak to the heart and soul of Black America 24/7 and helps us stay strongly connected with one of the world’s most valuable and untapped audiences.

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