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

By Onyekachi Akalonu, Staff Reporter 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....

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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Column: Historically, Who’s the Real HU?
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Column: Historically, Who’s the Real HU?

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 10:50 PM EST, Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016 Over the years, many have heard of the HU vs. HU battle, but there is no battle to be won as it should have never began. It is rooted in the bitterness of, the now, Hampton University wanting to be “the Real HU” when…

Nation’s Classic to Highlight Diversity In Sports Forum
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Nation’s Classic to Highlight Diversity In Sports Forum

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 6:45 PM EST, Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016 Before the highly, anticipated 2016 AT&T Nation’s Football Classic “Battle for the Real HU” football game on Saturday, Sept. 17, at RFK Stadium, there will be an opportunity for both Howard and Hampton students who are interested in a career in broadcasting and sports. Are you…

Black Girl Magic: The Summer of Firsts in the Olympics
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Black Girl Magic: The Summer of Firsts in the Olympics

By Nichole Hutchinson, Sports Staff Writer Posted 8:30 PM EST, Sat, Sept. 3, 2016 From Simone Manuel’s graceful and confident swimming to the triple-medal U.S. women victory in the 100 meter hurdles, African-American women took the spotlight in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. With the Olympics beginning on Saturday, Aug. 6, African-American Olympians, specifically the women, began…

Season ‘16: HU Football Senior Players Predict Success
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Season ‘16: HU Football Senior Players Predict Success

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 1:05 PM EST, Thurs., Sept. 1, 2016 As the 2016-2017 football season approaches students and fans, get ready to cheer on their Bison football team at the Nation’s Classics on Sept. 17. The Hilltop would like to introduce three senior players who deserve your support. Nathan Lewis Jr. is a senior…

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