SPORTS / May 10, 2018 Spring Sports Roundup: Howard Sports Shine as Season Comes to an End

By: Lawrence Dow, Sports Editor (@LJeeeezy) The Howard’s athletic teams are celebrating the end of the regular season from spring athletic as some teams get ready for postseason play.  As the year comes to an end it seems an apt time to reflect on the success of Howard Athletics this season. Howard had some historic...

SPORTS / April 11, 2018 Villanova’s National Championship Hero Donte Divincenzo Under Fire After Old Tweets Resurface

By: Lawrence Dow, Sports Editor (@LJeeeeezy)   On Monday, Villanova cemented its place in college basketball history with a win over Michigan in the NCAA Championship Game. Villanova won by a score of 79-62, defeating each tournament opponent by double digits with their closest margin of victory being 12. The Wildcats were led by Donte...

SPORTS / April 11, 2018 Can the Wizards Clutch their Season?

By: Lawrence Dow, Sports Editor (@LJeeeeezy)   After a tumultuous season full of ups and downs, the Washington Wizards are back at full strength for the first time in months as the NBA regular season comes to a close. Wizard’s superstar John Wall came back a little over a week ago after missing two months...

SPORTS / March 30, 2018 Blackballed for Protest: From Mahmoud Abdul Rauf to Eric Reid

By: Lawrence Dow, Sports Editor (@LJeeeeezy)   Eric Reid was one of the first players to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick while they were both teammates for the San Francisco 49ers during the 20162017 season. Reid continued his protest this season, repeatedly kneeling during the season. As a free agent this year, Reid has yet to...

SPORTS / March 9, 2018 HU Men’s Basketball Comeback Falls Short in First Round of MEAC

By: HU Bison Athletics   Howard University Men’s Basketball team erased an 18-point deficit, but were unable to complete the comeback as they fell to Florida A&M (FAMU), 88-78, at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) First Round in Norfolk, Va. HU shot a respectable 44-percent (28-of-63) from the floor while outscoring the Rattlers inside, 32-20....

SPORTS / March 9, 2018 Florida A&M Shatters Howard’s Women’s Title Hopes

By: HU Bison Athletics   Howard University Women’s Basketball team saw its title hopes shattered when the No. 12 Florida A&M Rattlers downed HU, 69-64, at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) First Round inside the Norfolk Scope Arena. “I pretty disappointed how the game ended,” said Howard Women’s Basketball head coach Ty Grace. “We had...

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1936 Olympic Trailblazers Finally Receive Recognition
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1936 Olympic Trailblazers Finally Receive Recognition

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 9:10 PM EST, Sat., Oct. 8, 2016 Updated 8:55 AM EST, Thurs. Oct. 13, 2016 Note: The author of this story is the corrected byline, as opposed to the The Hilltop’s print issue #7 from October 6, 2016. On Thursday, September 29, Coffee Bluff Pictures, Procter & Gamble and the U.S. Olympic Committee hosted…

U.S. Olympians Visit the White House
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U.S. Olympians Visit the White House

By Imara Bright-Johnson, Culture Staff Writer Posted 10:58 AM EST, Thurs., Oct. 6, 2016 On Sept. 29, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed back the 2016 Olympic Teams from Rio at the White House. Though hundreds of athletes joined together for the reception, the Olympic women stole the spotlight. Obama acknowledged many of the outstanding…

Ball is Life: Another Great Hoop for Hope in Shaw/Petworth Community
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Ball is Life: Another Great Hoop for Hope in Shaw/Petworth Community

By Jacinth Jones, News Staff Writer Posted 1:00 PM EST, Tues., Oct. 4, 2016 The 2016 Hoop for Hope basketball tournament at the Bruce Monroe Community Park Saturday, Sept. 24, brought Howard University and the Shaw/Petworth neighborhood together through their love of basketball and a righteous cause: Lung cancer awareness. With dunk contests, workout sessions, vendors, cyphers, raffles,…

The Rocky Road to Victory: Howard Bison Win First Game Of Football Season
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The Rocky Road to Victory: Howard Bison Win First Game Of Football Season

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 1:20 PM EST, Sun., Oct. 2, 2016 On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Howard Bison faced the Norfolk State University Spartans at Dick Price Stadium for their third Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game of the season. Following two consecutive divisional losses, the Howard University football team proved why people say “the third time’s…

Howard Bison Come Up Short To Morgan State Bears
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Howard Bison Come Up Short To Morgan State Bears

By Nicole Hutchison, Sports Staff Writer Posted 9:15 PM EST, Fri., Sept. 30, 2016 On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Howard University Bison football team looked to gain their first win against the Morgan State Bears. They fell just short losing 28-24 in the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference game at Earl Banks Field at Hughes Stadium. The Bison had a…

Overview: NFL Teams To Watch So Far
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Overview: NFL Teams To Watch So Far

By Chad Clarke, Contributing Sports Writer Posted 12:00 PM EST, Tues., Sept. 27, 2016 On Thursday, September 8, the National Football League (NFL) kicked off the 2016-2017 football season. This season has already caused anxiety and been the source of relief for football fans around the world. Fans have already begun making their assumptions about playoffs and…

PERSPECTIVE — Nation’s Classic: Playback Yesterday and Today
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PERSPECTIVE — Nation’s Classic: Playback Yesterday and Today

By Chad Clarke, Contributing Sports Writer Posted 11:55 AM EST, Tues., Sept. 27, 2016 It was the Battle of the Real HU. The’s 2016 AT&T Nation’s Classic was one for the books. It’s the second year the Howard Bison faced off against the Hampton Pirates for the Classic’s title. This year’s game can be defined as déjà…

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