What began as a sports information website dedicated to covering the SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference), HBCU Sports has evolved to become a leader in covering the entire HBCU sports landscape.

Created in 1997 as The SWAC Page (swacpage.com), renamed TSPN Sports (tspnsports.com) in 2007, to becoming our current name in 2014, HBCU Sports is one of the largest and most visited HBCU sports information sites on the Web with over 3 million visitors logged in 2021.

We have been referenced by several notable media outlets throughout North America, including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Deadspin, and The Huffington Post.

HBCU Sports is wholly owned and operated by Rashad Media.

Our Team

Kenn Rashad
(Founding Editor & Publisher)

krheadKenn created HBCU Sports in 1997 after discovering a lack of online media coverage of HBCU athletic programs by mainstream media outlets. With no prior experience in building websites and knowing next to nothing about the World Wide Web, he went to a local CompUSA and purchased the book, “Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in 14 Days” by Laura Lemay. That move, along with implementing basic Internet marketing strategies, eventually led to HBCU Sports becoming one of the largest and most highly trafficked HBCU-focused online properties.

Kenn’s efforts have gained the attention of media outlets throughout the U.S., including special guest appearances on several radio and TV sports programs.

In addition to managing this property’s operations, Kenn is president and CEO of Rashad Media, an Internet marketing and publishing firm located in Little Elm, Texas. A native of Inglewood, California, Kenn holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from Grambling State University and an MBA in Marketing from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University.

Kendrick Marshall

Kendrick Marshall is a contributor for HBCU Sports, an award-winning journalist, and a graduate of Jackson State University.

Jarrett Hoffman

Jarrett Hoffman is an HBCU Sports contributor and a graduate of Bowie State University.

Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens is a longtime journalist and graduate of Delaware State.

Brandon King

Brandon King is a freelance writer and a Tennessee State alum.

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