Join the Inside the Black & Gold community

Calling all “Inside the Black & Gold” Substack subscribers! Join our private messaging community for the chance to chat with Ahmed Ghafir, his team, and fellow subscribers on all the latest football, basketball & recruiting news out of College Park.

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  • Instant access to the private chat groups on Telegram — and paid subscribers will get access to an exclusive paid-only group
  • Real-time messaging, we'll be able to chat with each other as all the latest news rolls in
  • Chat directly with the Black & Gold team
  • Get all your Black & Gold news in one place
  • Exclusive live talks & interviews from the Black & Gold team
  • Real-time feedback, tell us what you want to see on our Substack


  • Run by Ahmed Ghafir, formerly with 247Sports and Sports Illustrated, inside the Black & Gold gives you the latest football, basketball, and recruiting news coming out of College Park and gives the full, accurate story every time. With a growing community board accompanied by open dialogue, Inside the Black & Gold tracks every bit of recruiting and rumblings out of College Park with running a big board of Maryland’s recruiting targets and constant recruiting updates. Inside the Black & Gold will be on campus throughout the summer giving subscribers the latest rumblings during a busy stretch.

  • Ahmed Ghafir and the team

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