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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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…

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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