Robinson transcended Grambling, football

Eddie Robinson embodied the significance of historically black colleges. Story

Updated: April 5, 2007, 6:37 PM ET
By Bomani Jones | Page 2

When Eddie Robinson died late Tuesday night, college football lost one of its geniuses, one of the greatest coaches to set foot on campus.

For those who grew up around historically black colleges and universities, the loss was greater. He's the most famous name in black college athletics, and he's the embodiment of much of the great work HBCUs have done. The stories about his personal touch are reminders of what's wonderful about those schools and the fantastic jobs they've done to produce ...

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