2017 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl to Open Bowl Season on ABC

May 10, 2017 | No comments

The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl will once again be televised live on ABC and open the bowl season. The postseason college football bowl game will kick off at noon ET on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, which showcases the heritage, legacy, pageantry […]


Grambling Mascot Highlighted in AFR Citizen Airman Magazine

May 2, 2017 | No comments

*Note* – this story originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of Citizen Airman Magazine A Tiger’s Tale: To Salute or not salute Citizen Airman/Apr. 2017 — There are many times in the military when service members are faced with making a quick decision about whether or not to render a salute. But very rarely […]


Two AFR Celebration Bowl Alums Selected in 2017 NFL Draft

May 1, 2017 | No comments

Two Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl champions were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft this past weekend in Philadelphia. Chad Williams, Grambling State’s leading receiver in their 10-9 victory over North Carolina Central in 2016, was selected in the 3rd round (98th overall) by the Arizona Cardinals. Williams logged 90 catches for 1,337 yards and 11 touchdowns in […]


Inaugural Bowl MVP Tarik Cohen Named HBCU Player of the Year

February 26, 2017 | No comments

The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl would like to congratulate North Carolina A&T RB Tarik Cohen on being recognized as inaugural Black College Football Player of the Year. Cohen rushed for 295 yards and 3 TD in the inaugural Celebration Bowl, leading his Aggies to a 41-34 win over Alcorn State and earning Offensive MVP […]


HBCU NFL Hall of Famers Recognized at Super Bowl LI

February 6, 2017 | No comments

The National Football League continued its HBCU initiative –  Strength of HBCUs, Impacting Pro Football Since 1948 –  this past Sunday at Super Bowl LI in Houston when all 29 Pro Football Hall of Famers from HBCUs were recognized before kickoff.. The initiative’s goal is to celebrate and honor the history and impact HBCUs and their players have […]