SPORTS / March 12, 2020 Lady Bison Basketball Team Roll Over South Carolina In MEAC Tournament, But Fall Short in the Quarterfinals

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter Following a 15-14 regular season basketball campaign, the No. 7 ranked Howard University Lady Bison advanced to the Quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament March 10, after defeating the No. 10 ranked South Carolina State Bulldogs 79-72. In the women’s first matchup of MEAC Tournament play,...

SPORTS / March 12, 2020 Howard Volleyball Striving for MEAC Top 25

By Caleb Brown, Staff Reporter Howard University’s 5-time defending MEAC champion volleyball program has put themselves in prime position to crack the NCAA’s coveted top 25 rankings. In order to achieve this goal, the Lady Bison must be able to not only compete with, but beat nationally ranked teams like Baylor and Stanford, as well...

SPORTS / March 12, 2020 Men’s Basketball Win Shocks Crowd During Org Night

By Alex D. Williams, Staff Reporter Earning just their third victory of the season, the Howard Men’s Basketball team defeated the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore 62-60, on Monday, March 2. Senior Guard, Charles Williams excited the HU crowd early by knocking down a three at the beginning of the matchup. His fast-paced drive and pivotal...

SPORTS / March 12, 2020 Rising Star: Wayne Bristol, Jr. Earns MEAC Rookie Of The Year

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference named freshman guard Wayne Bristol, Jr. as the 2019-2020 MEAC Rookie of the Year on March 6 following the ending of the regular season.   All the MEAC Men’s Basketball Head Coaches and sports information directors voted for this honor among other honorary awards. Other winners...

SPORTS / February 27, 2020 Fury Obliterates Wilder for a 7th Round TKO

By Caleb Brown, Staff Reporter On Feb. 22, Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder when his corner threw in the towel with 1:39 left in the 7th round. In what was supposed to be a fight for the ages, Tyson Fury made easy work of Deontay Wilder to win the WBC heavyweight title.  Both fighters went...

SPORTS / February 27, 2020 History In The Making: Charles “CJ” Williams breaks the MEAC’s All-Time Scoring Record

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter During an eventful weekend for Howard University Bison Athletics and a two-game North Carolina road trip for the men’s basketball team, senior guard Charles “CJ” Williams, a premiere shooting talent brought excitement atop the hill by breaking a 29-year Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference record—becoming the all-time leading scorer in the...

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OVERVIEW — Bison Madness: A Sneak Peak of the Upcoming Season
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OVERVIEW — Bison Madness: A Sneak Peak of the Upcoming Season

By Nicole Hutchison, Sports Staff Writer Posted 1:20 PM EST, Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 On Thursday, Nov. 4, Howard University hosted its Bison Madness at Burr Gymnasium. The event served as a pep rally for the upcoming 2016-2017 basketball season. The men and women’s basketball teams divided themselves into two teams, Team Ty and Team Nick, to face…

A Long Time Coming: Chicago Cubs Make History in the World Series
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A Long Time Coming: Chicago Cubs Make History in the World Series

By Nathan Easington, Contributing Writer 108 Years. The last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series was over a century ago. No other professional sports team that won a national title has gone that long without winning another championship. While their return to the World Series is one of the most electrifying events to happen…

Detective from Derrick Rose Trial Found Dead As Trial Begins
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Detective from Derrick Rose Trial Found Dead As Trial Begins

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 6:52 PM EST, Thurs., Oct. 13, 2016 As the Derrick Rose rape lawsuit trial has begun, the criminal investigation of the case has taken an unexpected turn. LAPD Detective Nadine Hernandez, 44, one of several detectives involved in the investigation, was found dead in her home in Whittier, California, a city approximately…

LeBron James Notes Hillary Clinton As A ‘Champion for Children’
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LeBron James Notes Hillary Clinton As A ‘Champion for Children’

By Victoria Jonas, News Contributing Writer Posted 9:12 AM EST, Thurs. Oct. 13, 2016 Note: This is the corrected version of the story, as opposed to the published article in The Hilltop’s print issue #8 from October 13, 2016. With the presidential election less than a month away, LeBron James of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers recently endorsed Democratic…

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…

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