The conversation surrounding the necessity of so-called “money games” that pits HBCU football programs against FBS schools has been longstanding within the black collegiate sports community.
HBO, which has received acclaim for its in-depth sports documentaries and investigative reports, is planning to tackle the subject from a safety perspective on the award-winning Real Sports series.
A trailer released for the subject explores the injury risks HBCU football players face when competing in games involving their bigger, stronger and deeper Power 5 counterparts.
Several HBCU coaches are interviewed, as well as former Southern football player Devon Gales, who sustained a spine injury during a game against Georgia in 2015 that left him paralyzed from the waist down.
The report is expected to air on Sept. 26. The trailer can be seen below.
#RealSports looks at injury issues that result from big university football programs playing small colleges. Watch Tuesday at 10PM on @HBO pic.twitter.com/0y6L84afR3
— Real Sports (@RealSportsHBO) September 22, 2017
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