Two old stars say goodbye, two new-look conferences say hello to NBA playoffs

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Staff Writer Chris Szagola | Associated Press April 11 was the last day of the 2018-2019 NBA regular season. Basketball fans saw all-time greats such as Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki play their last NBA games. After much grief and sorrow seeing those two pillars of the game retire, there is still a tiny glimpse of excitement this season. The playoffs are different with no LeBron James, no new dominate rookie and a new Eastern Conference. The 2019 NBA playoffs opened a new saga where a new set of challengers could make a Finals appearance instead of … Continue reading Two old stars say goodbye, two new-look conferences say hello to NBA playoffs

A peek at top NBA draft prospects

Roderick McLean |Staff Writer RJ Barrett (Left) and Zion Williamson (Right) | Nell Redmond | Associated Press The college basketball season has finally come to an end, and players are already looking at their futures and have started to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft. There are few players who already look NBA ready. One of those players is Duke freshman Zion Williamson. Williamson is projected to be the No. 1 pick on most analysts’ draft boards. The AP Men’s College Player of the Year is 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds. This season, Williamson was a must-see on television, as he … Continue reading A peek at top NBA draft prospects

HU’s Marrow takes next step toward NBA

Harrington Gardiner | Staff Writer Jermaine Marrow | HamptonPirat Hampton basketball guard Jermaine Marrow made the decision to declare for the NBA Draft, announcing his decision April 2 on Instagram. “The support I have gotten over my three years at Hampton University is something I will never forget,” Marrow said. “I am blessed to announce that I am officially declaring for the upcoming 2019 NBA draft.” Marrow has played three years as a point guard for the Pirates and has been one of the most reliable players on the team. During his Hampton career, Marrow has averaged 19.7 points per … Continue reading HU’s Marrow takes next step toward NBA

Professor Monique Smith’s PED 345 class promotes sports

Justin Whitner |Staff Writer Author Joseph Campbell once said, “The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves.” Hampton University Professor Monique Smith teaches the Sports Public Relations and Promotion class, otherwise known as PED 345. This course introduces students to the unique nature of sport publicity and public relations in relation to the community, collegiate and professional sport environments. In addition, the class will examine the correlation between publicity and promotions as an overall components of a sport organization’s marketing plan. “I think that the class is very hands-on, and I personally like that … Continue reading Professor Monique Smith’s PED 345 class promotes sports

It’s Binge SZN

Naomi Ludlow | Arts and Entertainment Editor Flickr User Al Ibrahim The semester is finally coming to an end. The light at the end of the tunnel is rapidly approaching, and for some of us that means catching up on some of our favorite shows. Whether you use Netflix, Hulu or your cable network of choice, you don’t want to miss out on the must-see series of this season. Netflix released season two of On My Block last month, and this series has yet to disappoint. From the childlike humor to the seriousness of gang violence, this show encapsulates the … Continue reading It’s Binge SZN

Beyoncé busy with business deals

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer Netflix Instagram Account Queen Bey has done it again. From touring all last summer with her husband to making appearances here and there, it is easy to say Beyoncé took a slight break. However, Bey is back and better than ever, as she has taken her talents to major sport brand Adidas. This will be a mixed collab of her athletic/sportswear brand released in 2016, Ivy Park, and the Adidas apparel collection. Adidas has collaborated with other music artists such as Pharrell and Kanye West. The brand does a great job of giving their clients … Continue reading Beyoncé busy with business deals

Lil Nas X introduces hick hop

Danae Workman | Staff Writer Apple Music The media is calling it “country trap music,” and others have referred to it as “hick hop.” The trend has been getting a positive response from the public. Lil Nas X introduced this new wave with his hit single “Old Town Road,” mixing the smooth tunes of the guitar and fiddle with the beats of hip-hop to produce this track. With all the positive responses to Lil Nas X’s songs, it is no surprise that the song debuted on three Billboard charts: Hip Hop/R&B, the Hot 100 and Hot Country Songs. Billboard removed … Continue reading Lil Nas X introduces hick hop