SPORTS / January 20, 2018 The Oakland Raiders are being investigated for violating the Rooney Rule

By: Lawrence Dow, Sports Editor (@LJeeeeezy) On Jan. 8, ESPN Monday Night Football color analyst Jon Gruden was hired to become coach of the Oakland Raiders. Gruden had previously coached the Raiders for four years from 1998-2001. After his initial firing, Gruden went on to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He retired after his stint...

SPORTS / January 20, 2018 Howard University Athletics Commence Spring Season

By: Brianna Sims, Assistant Sports Editor (@bri_simsxo)   Men’s Basketball Current Record: 3-17 (0-4) Upcoming Game: Monday, Jan. 22 versus North Carolina A&T Game Location: Burr Gym at 7:30 p.m. Quick Stats: Freshman RJ Cole earned the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s top rookie of the week award. The announcement came last Tuesday. The Bison’s scoring leader...

SPORTS / October 27, 2017 It’s Not An Anthem Protest

Why can’t players see eye to eye on protest? By: Lawrence Dow, Sports Editor (@LJeeeeezy) Donald Trump was hosting a rally in Huntsville, Alabama for senatorial candidate Luther Strange. During the rally, Trump went on one of his infamous rants lambasting those who choose to kneel during the national anthems. While he never mentioned Colin...

SPORTS / October 11, 2017 Week 6 MEAC Power Rankings

Who Runs the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference? By: Lawrence Dow Twitter: @LJeeeeezy We’re now in the third week on conference play in the MEAC and we’re starting to figure out which teams are contenders and which team’s aren’t. With two ranked teams in the FCS top 25, the MEAC is looking stronger this year than it...

OPINION, SPORTS / October 11, 2017 A Message For Anyone Who Thought Cam Newton Was “Funny”

Yes, I Talk About Routes. By: Brianna Sims, Assistant Sports Editor Twitter: @bri_simsxo Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was scrutinized by social media, the NFL, and most new organizations on Wednesday. This was after comments by Newton in relation to a question asked by reporter Jourdan Rodrigue. Newton responded to Rodrigue’s technical question about one...

SPORTS, Uncategorized / October 6, 2017 How did the NFL Respond A Week After Trump comments

Trump: A Week Later By: Gerald Mallison Jr, Sports reporter (@Geraldmall34) During week three of the National Football League season, a plethora of players, coaches and owners protested against Donald Trump’s tweets regarding the national anthem protest. President Trump’s solution to players kneeling is immediate termination, claiming to “Get that son of a b—- off...

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Spotlight: Howard U Basketball’s Top Scorer Optimistic For The Future
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Spotlight: Howard U Basketball’s Top Scorer Optimistic For The Future

By Anari Ormond, Contributing Writer Posted 7:15 PM EST, Mon., Nov. 14, 2016 The Howard University Bison basketball team has high expectations for the upcoming basketball season with much thanks to their point guard and the nation’s leading scorer: Senior James Daniel III. The 6-foot, 180 pound guard from Hampton, VA, led the nation with an average…

COLUMN — Be the Change You Want to See: Race Relations in Sports
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COLUMN — Be the Change You Want to See: Race Relations in Sports

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 1:30 PM EST, Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 As the Election season has come to a close, one of the major issues at hand for the next president to face is racial tension in America. Over the years, African-Americans have protested, demanded reform within government and gained “equal rights.” Many of those…

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…

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