Donal Ware, a native of Silver Spring, MD is known as the voice of HBCU sports or Black college sports. His broadcast career has now spanned more than 17 years. Upon graduation from Morgan State University in 1998 with a degree in Telecommunications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism, Ware began his career in sports media relations, accepting the position of sports information director at North Carolina A&T State University. After two years at A&T, Ware accepted a position at North Carolina State University as assistant media relations director, becoming perhaps the first African-American media relations assistant director at an ACC school. Radio has always been Ware’s love. Ware started out as an analyst during Morgan State football and basketball games in 1997. In 1998, Ware became the halftime host, under the tutelage of Morgan State legendary broadcaster Lamont Germany, during the football broadcasts, giving updates on scores from around the country, analysis of the game, and putting together student-athlete halftime features. After a year and a half hiatus from radio, Ware began doing play-by-play and color commentary for North Carolina A&T basketball games. In 2001, he called the first and only baseball game broadcasted in A&T history. During the 2003-04 basketball season, he hosted and produced the CIAA Report for Sports Radio 850 theBuzz in Raleigh, one of the top sports radio stations in the country. In 2004, Ware formed the Shaw Bear Sports Radio Network, a network of 11 stations which aired all of Shaw University’s football games. He also served as the play-by-play voice of the network until 2007. In 2005, Ware formed his own company, DWCommunications, and started FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW. Known in some circles as the John Madden of Black college football for his voice work in the Black college video game BCFx, during the 2007 CIAA Tournament Ware received the honor of being named CIAA Broadcaster of the Year. Ware has interviewed the likes of Kevin Durant, Serena Williams, Michael Vick, Michael Strahan, Jim Brown, Tony Dungy, Kevin Hart, Snoop Lion, Joss Stone, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Ice Cube, just to name a few. In 2007, Ware formed the NCCU Sports Network and served as play-by-play voice. He currently handles play-by-play duties for Classics Sports Radio Network.