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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Changing the Game: Top Recruit Makes Official Howard Visit
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Changing the Game: Top Recruit Makes Official Howard Visit

The Best Black Talent in Sports is Beginning to Seriously Consider HBCU’s By Kira Nicole Grant During an eventful Homecoming week, Joshua Christopher, a prolific finisher and premiere shooting guard of the 2020 basketball recruiting class, officially visited Howard University, his new potential home, on Wednesday, Oct. 4 — a resolute consideration to take his…

Ballin’! California Grants NCAA Athletes Right to Receive Payment in 2023
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Ballin’! California Grants NCAA Athletes Right to Receive Payment in 2023

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) made history in the collegiate world of sports Monday, Sept. 30 when he signed CA-SB206 Bill, alias The Fair Pay To Play Act, into law—legislation strictly defying the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) standard sports model.  This new bill, which garnered majority support from…

Bison Fall Short to Hampton in Annual Chicago Football Classic
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Bison Fall Short to Hampton in Annual Chicago Football Classic

By Kira Nicole Grant The Howard University Bison fell short to the Hampton Pirates in their third consecutive contest, in an appearance at Soldier Field for the 22nd annual Chicago Football Classic on Saturday, Sept. 14. After dominating the first quarter of the rivalry showdown, several blunders and turnovers caught up to the Bison (0-3),…

Bison Tennis Makes Appearance in Moore Invitational
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Bison Tennis Makes Appearance in Moore Invitational

By Alex Williams Howard University’s women’s tennis team competed in the Bill and Sandra Moore 2019 Tennis invitational, hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD from Sept. 13 to 15.  Nine members of the tennis team competed in double and singles. Howard fell short in taking the crown, but several Howard athletes made…

Stephen Curry Funds Howard University Golf Program
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Stephen Curry Funds Howard University Golf Program

By Jaylin Paschal NBA Champion Stephen Curry announced a partnership with Howard University on Aug. 19. Curry will fund the university’s first-ever NCAA Division 1 men’s and women’s golf programs. The university previously had a Division 2 team and intramural club teams. Curry will support the program for six consecutive years, including staffing, recruiting and…

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