Golden State Warriors: The Champions Slowing Down & Competition Speeding Up?

Isaiah Spencer | Staff Writer This current era of the Golden State Warriors has been one of the most, if not, the most dominant NBA basketball team in history. With a record-setting 73-9 record in 2015, and a 9-time All Star being a new addition to the team following year, the Golden State Warriors are the most feared team in basketball today. The Warriors have faced some struggles within the past couple of weeks with games they’ve should have won. On Jan. 3, a 30-point loss to the Utah Jazz was the worst defeat they received all season. The Warriors … Continue reading Golden State Warriors: The Champions Slowing Down & Competition Speeding Up?

New look in NBA All-Star Game

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Contributing Writer This year’s All-Star Game in Los Angeles has players feeling a little festive, and it isn’t because of a party in Hollywood. The NBA switched up the landscape of the All-Star Game by ditching the old-fashioned way of having the Western Conference teams play Eastern Conference teams. This year, they are implementing a new format that permits the top vote-getters from each conference to select their own team of All-Stars. LeBron James and Stephen Curry received the most votes from their respective conferences this year, so this will make for a very entertaining game. Team … Continue reading New look in NBA All-Star Game

Hampton Pirates Men’s Basketball has a challenge in store

Justin Whitner | Staff Writer The Hampton Pirates’ home games have gone extremely well for the Pirates as of late. Jermaine Marrow and Lysander Bracey led Hampton with fantastic performances in back to back games. When the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats came to visit Hampton on January 29th, they entered the Convocation Center with a better record. Jermaine Marrow did not let that phase him, though. Marrow put up his best performance of the year thus far. He scored a career high 35 points, recorded 10 rebounds and was one assist shy of a triple double. The game was clearly coming to … Continue reading Hampton Pirates Men’s Basketball has a challenge in store

The NFL awards

Roderick McClean | Staff Writer The NFL season is coming to an end, and awards are up for grabs. There have been many surprises this season. Teams that were expected to be lackluster proved doubters wrong by making the playoffs and eliminating teams thought to be on top. The Coach of the Year Award is completely up for grabs, with the top candidates Sean McVay (L.A. Rams), Doug Pederson (Philadelphia), Mike Zimmer (Minnesota), Doug Marrone (Jacksonville) and Sean Payton (New Orleans). Each coach has something different to offer. McVay completely turned the Rams around. Last year, under Jeff Fisher, they … Continue reading The NFL awards

Battle of the 757

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Contributing Writer With schools that are only 14 miles apart, comparisons are inevitable. Here in Virginia, with no professional sports, it is a big deal when two local universities meet—especially schools in the Hampton Roads area, one of Virginia’s athletic hotbeds. Old Dominion University, a big-time university in the area, is a member of  Conference USA. Hampton University is a current member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, but will soon enter the Big South Conference following this July. Being in different conferences, the teams only compete against each other once a year. Last year, the Lady Pirates … Continue reading Battle of the 757

NBA’s biggest surprises and flops

Harrington Gardiner | Contributing Writer This NBA season so far has its fair share of expectations. The Warriors, Spurs and Rockets are expected to compete for the Western Conference crown. It’s also expected that LeBron James will lead the Cavaliers to Eastern Conference supremacy for the fourth year in a row. However, every year, it’s important to recognize the different highlights that occur in the association. Even with annual big surprises, there are always flops–whether it’s individual performance or teams not playing up to their true potential. With this being said, surprises and flops are important to help fans understand … Continue reading NBA’s biggest surprises and flops