Deion Sanders Blasts ESPN | News Agencies Fail to Photograph HBCU Games. Jackson State's head coach Deion Sanders has a valid point. Sanders blasted ESPN on inadequate coverage of HBCU game scores left off its ticker. But ESPN is not alone in ignoring HBCUs. Once again, Jackson State's head coach Deion Sanders has a valid point. Sanders blasted ESPN on how the major news agency provided inadequate coverage of HBCU sports programs on its scores ticker this weekend — this has been the case for many a year. The lack of HBCU game coverage isn't a practice confined to ESPN or other broadcast networks, but also it happens in sports photography. Getty Images and Imagn (USA Today Sports) failed to send or hire photographers for major HBCU events. I have covered the NFL for years and use Imagn as our repository of game photos for articles. Unfortunately, neither Getty and Imagn (USA Today Sports) had photographs of the significant Week 0 contest between North Carolina Central and Alcorn State.