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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NFL Rooney Rule Fails to Diversify League with Minority Head Coaches, XFL Answers
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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…

Today in Black Sports History: Feb. 13, 1923
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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…

OPINION: HBCUs Have Little Chance At Attracting Big Talent
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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…

Morgan State Bears Claw for Last-Minute Victory Over Bison
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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…

Mamba Out: The Legend of Kobe “Bean” Bryant
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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…

WNBA’s New CBA Deal Set to Increase Player Salaries
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WNBA’s New CBA Deal Set to Increase Player Salaries

By Kira Nicole Grant, Staff Reporter The Women’s National Basketball Association and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association, its union, made history Tuesday, Jan.14 after establishing a revised tentative 8-year labor deal that will raise players’ salaries above the six-figure threshold for the first time women’s professional basketball.  The top talent in the WNBA will…

Lady Bison Dominate FAMU Rattlers
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Lady Bison Dominate FAMU Rattlers

By Yusuf Abdullah, Staff Reporter One of the biggest HBCU rivalries battled it out in Burr Gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 25. Howard University’s women’s basketball team (12-8) defeated Florida A&M University (4-15), winning 72-58. The Lady Bison were on fire, sealing their win with a late lead in the fourth quarter.  The game progressed point-for-point…

Remembering Mamba: Bison, World React to Loss of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant
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Remembering Mamba: Bison, World React to Loss of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant

By Sarah Jones-Smith, Staff Reporter “It’s really just unbelievable, feels like a bad dream. Words can’t describe how legendary this man was,” said Howard University Basketball player, Nathaniel Garvey. The death of basketball icon Kobe Bryant has left a tremendous impact on families across the globe. Bryant, his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, along with seven…

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