Jermaine Marrow becomes HU’s all-time leading scorer

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash User Stephen Baker Jermaine Marrow made history last week by becoming Hampton University’s all-time leading scorer in men’s basketball. In doing so, he passed former NBA Star Rick Mahorn.  “It was a goal I had in mind when I first committed here, and it feels good to reach that goal,” Marrow said in an interview with the Daily Press. “I remember everyone telling me I needed two more points, three more points to get the record.” Marrow, who’s known for scoring buckets in high quantity, wasn’t having the best game. While he accounted … Continue reading Jermaine Marrow becomes HU’s all-time leading scorer

Another XFL, 19 years later

Justin Whitner | Staff Writer When the XFL began its first go-around in 2001, it was a professional American football lea gue that wanted to pounce on the idea that football season could still stay relevant after the completion of the NFL and NCAA seasons. The XFL set off as a joint venture between the World Wrestling Federation and NBC. WWF owner Vince McMahon promoted the outdoor football league with fewer rules, faster play time and more excitement on the field. The first XFL league had eight teams in two divisions. The 2020 version will repeat that same league plan … Continue reading Another XFL, 19 years later

NBA trade deadline recap

Justin Norris | Staff Writer Although no stars were moved during the NBA’s trade deadline, plenty of teams made moves they think will upgrade their roster. Some teams, such as the Houston Rockets, Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers, made moves that further emphasized their win-now attitudes in a championship race that is more open than it has been in at least five years. The Los Angeles Lakers were the most notable team to stand pat at the deadline.  The Houston Rockets doubled down on their small-ball philosophy by trading away starting center Clint Capela, their 2020 first-round pick … Continue reading NBA trade deadline recap

NBA honors Kobe Bryant with All-Star tributes on and off the court

Keion Cage | Staff Writer The NBA’s All-Star Game on Feb. 16 in Chicago celebrated some of the league’s best athletes. The association also changed the rules of the game to honor basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who died Jan. 26. A frenetic fourth quarter featured fierce competitiveness worthy of Bryant.Several fouls, challenges and heated disputes occurred between players and referees – rarely seen in past All-Star games.  “This fourth quarter of [the NBA All-Star Game] is an absolutely phenomenal look for the game of basketball,” ESPN journalist Stephen A. Smith wrote on Twitter. “This is what fans crave and the … Continue reading NBA honors Kobe Bryant with All-Star tributes on and off the court

Hampton commit receives McDonald’s All-American nomination

Amber Anderson | Staff Writer Photo Credit: @chapternextphotography via Instagram  The vision is clear and bright for Hampton University commit Victoria Davis, as she is one step closer to becoming a McDonald’s All-American athlete. Davis is living out a dream of many high school athletes. Along with more than 900 other high school basketball players across the country, she has been nominated for the McDonald’s All-American Game.  The McDonald’s All-American Game has maintained a reputation for a difficult selective process. The names of the athletes have to be submitted and approved by a wide variety of judges. They include high school … Continue reading Hampton commit receives McDonald’s All-American nomination

Pirates are the new fastest kids on the block

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Staff Writer After winning the Big South Conference Championship in both indoor and outdoor track and field, the Pirates athletic team was finally awarded their rings Jan. 23. Since joining the Big South, it is no secret that some of Hampton’s athletic programs have had some growing pains. The program that has made the move almost flawlessly has been the HU track and field team. Track and field last year made a clean sweep, winning both indoor and outdoor track seasons in their first Big South season. Now, their aim is to repeat what they did last … Continue reading Pirates are the new fastest kids on the block

Chiefs rally for their first Super Bowl title in 50 years

Harrington Gardiner | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash User Dave Adamson The Kansas City Chiefs rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20, in Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 in Miami for their first NFL championship in 50 years. This was the Chiefs’ second crown after downing the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV. Sunday’s game started off relatively slow in the first half. The defenses on both sides did everything possible to make life miserable for the opposing offenses, but it didn’t stop both teams from scoring touchdowns in the first … Continue reading Chiefs rally for their first Super Bowl title in 50 years