1845 ATLANTA BAPTIST SEMINARY played the first game of organized baseball at a Black college.
1865 BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY founded. Maryland’s oldest historically black university and one of the ten oldest in the country.
1887 CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY, OHIO founded as part of Wilberforce University.
1909 FISK UNIVERSITY lost to Pearl High School in baseball.
1910 NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE founded by James E. Shepard. Renamed North Carolina Central University
1922 FIRST CIAA TRACK & FIELD MEET held at Hampton Institute who won the Men’s Outdoor Championship.
1940 NAIA founded as the NAIB, Kansas City, MO. Renamed the NAIA, it was the first national tournament to admit Black Colleges.
1941 (March 22) North CAROLINA COLLEGE for NEGROES (North Carolina Central University) played four games in one day during an end-of-season men’s basketball tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1943 THE “SECRET GAME” between North Carolina College (coached by John B. McLendon, Jr.) and Duke University. NCC stomped the Blue Devils 88-44…the first intercollegiate game played in the South.
1957 TENNESSEE A&I UNIVERSITY won their first NAIA National Invitational Basketball Tournament. They would go on to win three consecutive championships.