Rivalry week hectic for Hampton

Staff Writers: Roderick McLean and Nazim Trammell-Wells Photo Credit: Roderick McLean From The Battle of the Bay to HU vs HU, the past week has truly been hectic for the Hampton Pirates men’s basketball team. During DMV week, the Pirates faced off with the University of Richmond, Howard and Norfolk State. The team ended up going 1-2 on the week, but the atmosphere was exciting for every game. The Pirates went into the week shorthanded as star guard Jermaine Marrow (24.9ppg) is out four to six weeks with an apparent hand injury. With this team having seven new faces, this week forced … Continue reading Rivalry week hectic for Hampton

10 Impactful Black Athletes of The Decade

  Staff Writer: Justin Whitner An athlete can have an effect on the character, development or behavior of someone else or something. In the 2010s, there were hundreds of events, statements and moments that impacted people all over the world. In football, basketball, track and gymnastics, black athletes have inspired people worldwide. Let’s take a look at 10 athletes and what they did this decade to influence many generations moving forward. Russell Wilson: In the Super Bowl era, there have only been two black quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl. Doug Williams won in the 1987 season, and Russell Wilson … Continue reading 10 Impactful Black Athletes of The Decade

HU poll: Patriots, 49ers and Saints are favorites

Justin Whitner | Staff Writer The NFL season has passed its halfway point, and no team is undefeated. What will happen the rest of the way? Who will be the MVP? It’s prediction time again. The 49ers suffered their first defeat in a 27-24 overtime thriller against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday. That game was just the first tough matchup in the Niners’ schedule in the next 30 days. They play the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 24, the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 1 and the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 8. All three of those teams are potential Super … Continue reading HU poll: Patriots, 49ers and Saints are favorites

WNBA expands its reach

Amber Anderson | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User Lorie Shaull The WNBA in September announced legend Lisa Leslie will be honored with a statue outside Staples Center. Leslie will make history as the first female athlete to be honored with a statue outside of the arena. She also will be the first in WNBA history to have a statue outside the team’s home arena. Her statue will be alongside other Los Angeles legends, such as Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Wayne Gretzky. It will be a historic moment for women’s basketball. In a recent interview with the female hosts … Continue reading WNBA expands its reach

The new Golden Age in San Francisco isn’t looking so golden

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Staff Writer Golden Age, 73-9, Rings, Goats and a dynasty. These are all words commonly associated with the Golden State Warriors. For years, the Warriors ran the NBA, with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green securing a championship in 2015. Then, by adding superstar Kevin Durant, Golden State claimed two more titles in 2017 and 2018. Critics knew the 2018-2019 season was going to be difficult for Golden State for a plethora of reasons. There are obvious signs that the team was growing apart, and also there was no possible way to pay everyone for their … Continue reading The new Golden Age in San Francisco isn’t looking so golden

Pirates pummel Presbyterian, taste Southern discomfort

Roderick Mclean | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Media Specialist Marcel Jones Hampton University earned its first Big South victory of the season 40-17 against Presbyterian on Nov. 2 at home but then fell 27-20 in overtime at Charleston Southern on Nov. 9. The Pirates are 5-5 (1-3 in the Big South). The Pirates started off slow against a Presbyterian team looking for its first win of the season. The Pirates were only up 6-3 in the first quarter, as the Blue Hose’s plan was to contain running back Shai McKenzie. In the second quarter, Pirates coach Robert Prunty decided to … Continue reading Pirates pummel Presbyterian, taste Southern discomfort

The Year of the Duos in the NBA

Justin Whitner | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash User Stephen Baker After more than 10 years of big threes taking over the league, it appears as if duos will be a theme this NBA season. This is how it used to be: Kobe and Shaq, LeBron and Dwyane, Scottie and Michael, Steph and KD, Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars. A duo’s greatness is largely measured by their playoff success. Those names are household because they performed well in the postseason, especially in June. Kevin Durant left the Warriors to join Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets.That leaves the NBA season wide … Continue reading The Year of the Duos in the NBA