Culture, LIFE+STYLE, SPORTS / November 20, 2019 Essay: Young Athletes Should Know HBCUs Can Compete, Too

By Onyekachi Akalonu As the year draws to a close, high school students everywhere are looking ahead at what the new year will entail. Prom, senior trips and ditch days, and most importantly, college acceptances, become the focal points of the new year as a new graduate class steps onto the collegiate landscape. The choice...

SPORTS / November 16, 2019 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...

SPORTS / November 14, 2019 Football Head Coach on Administrative Leave Amidst Verbal Abuse Allegations, 1-8 Start

By Kira Nicole Grant Howard University has placed newly hired Head Football Coach Ron Prince on administrative leave following allegations of verbal abuse, intimidation towards players and several complaints made by parents of Howard University football players.  Bison Athletics Director Kery Davis announced the decision in an issued statement regarding the allegations made against Prince,...

SPORTS / November 14, 2019 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...

SPORTS / November 14, 2019 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....

SPORTS / November 13, 2019 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...

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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…

Nation’s Classic: Second Year Defeat
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Nation’s Classic: Second Year Defeat

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 10:40 PM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 On Saturday, September 17, the Howard Bison faced the Hampton Pirates in their season opener at the 2016 AT&T Nation’s Football Classic. With the battle of “The Real HU” at hand, the matchup was more than a game. Despite the preparation and practice, the…

Nation’s Classic: A Reflection of Black Excellence
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Nation’s Classic: A Reflection of Black Excellence

By Rushawn Walters, Managing Editor Posted 9:06 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 18, 2016 Updated 11:00 AM EST, Mon., Sept. 19, 2016 Editor’s Note: Tickets to the 2016 AT&T’s Nation Classic football game were provided to The Hilltop staff courtesy of AT&T. As the first kick off commenced, fans in the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium made a roaring…

#HashtagLunchbagDC: A Classic Truth and Service Move
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#HashtagLunchbagDC: A Classic Truth and Service Move

By Chad Clarke, Sports Contributing Writer Posted 8:42 AM EST, Sat., Sept. 17, 2016 Washington, D.C.: It’s that time again! The 2016 AT&T Nation’s Football Classic featuring Howard University vs Hampton University, also known as the All For The Real HU Battle, is taking place this Saturday at RFK Stadium. Although the game is the main event of…

The Quest to Making It In: A Sit Down with Under Armour’s Kerry Chandler
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The Quest to Making It In: A Sit Down with Under Armour’s Kerry Chandler

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 8:53 PM EST, Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016 College students, recent college graduates, sports professionals and executives gathered at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. for the Nation’s Classic “Diversity in Sports Forum: Pathways Into the Industry,” hosted by Events DC, Friday, Sept. 16.  In a featured interview, which kicked off the…

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