Culture, LIFE+STYLE, SPORTS / February 13, 2020 Hips at Halftime Kickoff Super Bowl Debate

By Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter The Super Bowl has become a yearly pop cultural moment where an artist can take advantage of the millions of viewers in order to make a statement. As the most watched television event of the year, the Super Bowl allows for all who take part, from advertisers to musical acts,...

SPORTS / February 13, 2020 NFL Rooney Rule Fails to Diversify League with Minority Head Coaches, XFL Answers

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter The National Football League’s 2019 season, the league’s 100th season, was marked with memorable conference battles, exciting rivalries, and some of the greatest sports underdog stories ever witnessed. The Tennessee Titans, who began the season 2-4, turned their season around, and with a powerful defense and rushing dominance led...

SPORTS / February 13, 2020 Today in Black Sports History: Feb. 13, 1923

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter Robert “Bob” L. Douglas, known as “The Father of Black Professional Basketball,” hailing from Saint Kitts, British West Indies, founded and owned America’s first all-black professional basketball team on Feb. 13, 1923. The team officially named after the Renaissance Ballroom in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance played their first...

SPORTS / February 13, 2020 OPINION: HBCUs Have Little Chance At Attracting Big Talent

By Alex D. Williams, Staff Reporter Reports of the University of Michigan’s basketball program gaining a cutting edge over the final four contenders for the five-star recruit, Joshua Christopher, has spread like wildfire among the recruiting class of 2020.  While the other contenders include Arizona State, UCLA, and Missouri, this list has left out the...

SPORTS / February 13, 2020 Morgan State Bears Claw for Last-Minute Victory Over Bison

By Caleb Brown, Staff Reporter On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Morgan State Bears (13-13) defeated the Howard Bison (2-24) with a score of 89-83. The game opened up with both teams taking 30-second violations to honor Kobe and Gianna Bryant who passed along with seven other victims in a helicopter crash on Jan. 20.  The...

SPORTS / January 30, 2020 Mamba Out: The Legend of Kobe “Bean” Bryant

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter The 1996 NBA draft, considerably one of the most talented and decorated classes in the history of the professional basketball league, held in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on June 26, marked a special day for NBA prospects.  In the 50th draft, of the National Basketball Association, notable college basketball...

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Remembering Mamba: Bison, World React to Loss of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant
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Remembering Mamba: Bison, World React to Loss of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant

By Sarah Jones-Smith, Staff Reporter “It’s really just unbelievable, feels like a bad dream. Words can’t describe how legendary this man was,” said Howard University Basketball player, Nathaniel Garvey. The death of basketball icon Kobe Bryant has left a tremendous impact on families across the globe. Bryant, his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, along with seven…

Are the Wins of the Volleyball Team Going Unnoticed?
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Are the Wins of the Volleyball Team Going Unnoticed?

By Alex D. Williams, Staff Reporter After pulling off a stunning 3-2 win against Norfolk State on Nov. 12, 2019, the Howard Women’s Volleyball team has now won 4 matches in a row. The team’s victory improves their record to 16-12, 13-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Despite having an outstanding record, the volleyball team…

Women’s Soccer Falls Short in SWAC Championship
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Women’s Soccer Falls Short in SWAC Championship

By Alex D. Williams, Staff Reporter Howard University women’s soccer team headed to Houston to compete in the four-day Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament (SWAC) in hopes of winning their fourth SWAC title. Despite taking down #8 seed Southern, and edging Grambling State in double overtime, the Women’s Soccer team lost to the #2 seed in…

Nationals Defeat Astros for First World Series Title
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Nationals Defeat Astros for First World Series Title

By Alex D. Williams For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Nationals are World Series Champions. The Washington Nationals (Nats) defeated the Houston Astros, 6-2,  in Game 7 of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Oct. 30.  The Nationals became the first major league team in Washington, D.C….

New Men’s Basketball Coach Leads Bison to Exhibition Victory
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New Men’s Basketball Coach Leads Bison to Exhibition Victory

By Kira Nicole Grant The Howard University Men’s Basketball Team kicked off their 2019-2020 season winning an exhibition matchup against the Firebirds of the University of the District of Columbia, 64-54, on Friday, November 1, 2019— with the addition of the new Head Coach, Kenneth Blakeney. The contest titled ‘Own The Night’ hosted by the…

Lady Bison Earn First Win On the Road, versus UMBC Retrievers
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Lady Bison Earn First Win On the Road, versus UMBC Retrievers

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter The Howard University Women’s Basketball Team earned their first win of the season after defeating the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Retrievers 72-61 in a matchup at the UMBC Event Center Saturday, Nov. 9.  After falling short in their season opener to La Salle University, the Lady Bison opened…

Football Head Coach Placed on Administrative Leave
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Football Head Coach Placed on Administrative Leave

By Jaylin Paschal Bison Football Head Coach Ron Prince has been placed on administrative leave. The decision comes after a season of complaints regarding Prince’s leadership style, including accusations of verbal abuse directed towards players. Several Bison chose to leave the program and enter the transfer portal. Athletics Director Kery Davis has issued the following…

Changing the Game: Top Recruit Makes Official Howard Visit
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Changing the Game: Top Recruit Makes Official Howard Visit

The Best Black Talent in Sports is Beginning to Seriously Consider HBCU’s By Kira Nicole Grant During an eventful Homecoming week, Joshua Christopher, a prolific finisher and premiere shooting guard of the 2020 basketball recruiting class, officially visited Howard University, his new potential home, on Wednesday, Oct. 4 — a resolute consideration to take his…

Hips at Halftime Kickoff Super Bowl Debate
Culture, LIFE+STYLE, SPORTS

Hips at Halftime Kickoff Super Bowl Debate

By Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter The Super Bowl has become a yearly pop cultural moment where an artist can take advantage of the millions of viewers in order to make a statement. As the most watched television event of the year, the Super Bowl allows for all who take part, from advertisers to musical acts,…

NFL Rooney Rule Fails to Diversify League with Minority Head Coaches, XFL Answers
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NFL Rooney Rule Fails to Diversify League with Minority Head Coaches, XFL Answers

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter The National Football League’s 2019 season, the league’s 100th season, was marked with memorable conference battles, exciting rivalries, and some of the greatest sports underdog stories ever witnessed. The Tennessee Titans, who began the season 2-4, turned their season around, and with a powerful defense and rushing dominance led…

Today in Black Sports History: Feb. 13, 1923
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Today in Black Sports History: Feb. 13, 1923

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter Robert “Bob” L. Douglas, known as “The Father of Black Professional Basketball,” hailing from Saint Kitts, British West Indies, founded and owned America’s first all-black professional basketball team on Feb. 13, 1923. The team officially named after the Renaissance Ballroom in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance played their first…

OPINION: HBCUs Have Little Chance At Attracting Big Talent
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OPINION: HBCUs Have Little Chance At Attracting Big Talent

By Alex D. Williams, Staff Reporter Reports of the University of Michigan’s basketball program gaining a cutting edge over the final four contenders for the five-star recruit, Joshua Christopher, has spread like wildfire among the recruiting class of 2020.  While the other contenders include Arizona State, UCLA, and Missouri, this list has left out the…

Morgan State Bears Claw for Last-Minute Victory Over Bison
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Morgan State Bears Claw for Last-Minute Victory Over Bison

By Caleb Brown, Staff Reporter On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Morgan State Bears (13-13) defeated the Howard Bison (2-24) with a score of 89-83. The game opened up with both teams taking 30-second violations to honor Kobe and Gianna Bryant who passed along with seven other victims in a helicopter crash on Jan. 20.  The…

Mamba Out: The Legend of Kobe “Bean” Bryant
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Mamba Out: The Legend of Kobe “Bean” Bryant

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter The 1996 NBA draft, considerably one of the most talented and decorated classes in the history of the professional basketball league, held in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on June 26, marked a special day for NBA prospects.  In the 50th draft, of the National Basketball Association, notable college basketball…

WNBA’s New CBA Deal Set to Increase Player Salaries
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WNBA’s New CBA Deal Set to Increase Player Salaries

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter The Women’s National Basketball Association and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association, its union, made history Tuesday, Jan.14 after establishing a revised tentative 8-year labor deal that will raise players’ salaries above the six-figure threshold for the first time women’s professional basketball.  The top talent in the WNBA will…

Lady Bison Dominate FAMU Rattlers
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Lady Bison Dominate FAMU Rattlers

By Yusuf Abdullah, Staff Reporter One of the biggest HBCU rivalries battled it out in Burr Gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 25. Howard University’s women’s basketball team (12-8) defeated Florida A&M University (4-15), winning 72-58. The Lady Bison were on fire, sealing their win with a late lead in the fourth quarter.  The game progressed point-for-point…

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