3 best HBCU teams that didn’t get the attention they deserved

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These three legendary HBCU sports teams did not get the attention they deserved. 

HBCU sports teams have put together some great seasons through the years. Whether it be football, basketball, or baseball, several teams have put together seasons that have gone down as some of the best in school and HBCU history.

Before Andre Dawson climbed the ivy at Wrigley Field, he led the Florida A&M Rattlers to three wins over national powerhouse Miami from 1972-75. Before Willis Reed led the New York Knicks to two NBA titles, he led the Grambling State Tigers to an NAIA title and three SWAC Conference championships in the 1970s. That’s not to say that all great HBCU teams are from times past.

Texas Southern won back-to-back SWAC titles in 2014 and 2015. North Carolina A&T football went undefeated, winning the Celebration Bowl and the Black National Championship in 2017, sending legendary coach Rod Broadway off with a title.

All of those teams deserve an honorable mention. However, the teams on this list have something unique about them. Whether it is the trailblazing offense of Archie Cooley’s Mississippi Valley State’s 1984 team or the incredible streak of the 1993 Jackson State Tigers, these teams were special but flew under the radar.

Here is a closer look at three of the more underrated HBCU Sports teams.

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