Young Lady Pirates look to rebound

Roderick Mclean | Staff Writer Jim Heath The Hampton University women’s basketball team, a squad with six freshmen on the roster, has started 3-3. The Lady Pirates welcome Mid-Atlantic Christian on Dec. 15 as they try to get back over .500 after an 83-51 loss Wednesday at No. 10 N.C. State. Hampton opened the season on the road and defeated Florida Atlantic behind 20 points and five steals from junior Ashley Bates. Sophomore Mahaley Holit also helped the Pirates with a career-high-tying 12 points and a career-high eight rebounds against the Owls. HU shot 9-of-18 from the 3-point line. Hampton … Continue reading Young Lady Pirates look to rebound

Butler sticks with the Sixers … for now

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Staff Writer The Philadelphia 76ers shook up the NBA scene by trading for All-Star guard Jimmy Butler. Many experts – such as Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Charles Barkley and Jalen Rose – now give the Sixers a serious shot to win the Eastern Conference title. Philadelphia already had budding stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. The knock on the Sixers was they needed a third option who was a reliable perimeter scorer and defender. Many believe that is exactly what Butler brings to the table. “Jimmy is one of the best two-way players in the league,” … Continue reading Butler sticks with the Sixers … for now

Hampton finishes strong, heads for Big South

Harrington Gardiner | Staff Writer The Hampton University football team finished the season with a rather impressive record of 7-3. The Pirates won games that mattered at home and battled through road games early in the season, finishing with a 44-17 win over St. Andrews University to cap a six-game winning streak. First-year head coach Robert Prunty, who served as a defensive coordinator last year for East Carolina, capitalized on an improved team and set the tone for what this team will look like for years to come. Next year, the Pirates enter Big South play against tougher competition. Hampton … Continue reading Hampton finishes strong, heads for Big South

Up close with Jermaine Marrow

Justin Whitner | Staff Writer Mark Sutton via After playing two-plus seasons at the collegiate level, it is clear junior Jermaine Marrow is no rookie to playing a dominant game of basketball. In just his freshman season, Marrow averaged 15.6 points per game in the MEAC Conference, was named to the MEAC All-Rookie team and was on the all-conference third team. The following season, he improved in every statistical category. His scoring went up to 19.1 points per game, which led to him being named to the All-MEAC first team. When the Hampton University athletic department made the decision … Continue reading Up close with Jermaine Marrow

The untold story of Dorie Miller

Naomi Ludlow | Arts & Entertainment Editor A Hampton University alum released a book dedicated to an African American World War II hero. It is entitled Dorie Miller: Greatness Under Fire. Dante Brizill tells the untold and underrated story of the battleship cook Doris “Dorie” Miller. As a history major and grandson of war veterans, Brizill has always been fascinated by the story of the Pearl Harbor attack. The story of Miller is just one of many examples of African American heroism during the times of segregation. These people were not recognized for their efforts, and Brizill makes it his … Continue reading The untold story of Dorie Miller

All about the holiday: Giving back

Sydney Shuler | Staff Writer In about three weeks, the majority of the HU student population will be traveling to their respective homes to enjoy the winter break with the people we love. After wrapping up a long and stressful semester, it may be understandably easy to commit to using the break for rest, relaxation and “me time.” While those things are important for self-care and regrouping for spring semester, challenge yourself to carve out some time to do something for someone else this holiday season. Don’t know where to start? Here are a few ways: 1. Sponsor a … Continue reading All about the holiday: Giving back