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
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
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
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
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
Justin Whitner | Staff Writer After more than two decades in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Hampton University will make the switch to the Big South Conference. Big South Conference Commissioner Kyle Kallander and Hampton University Athletic Director Eugene Marshall made … Continue reading Hampton University moving to the Big South Conference
Harrington Gardiner | Contributing Writer Early in the season, the Kansas City Chiefs were considered by many to be a potential Super Bowl favorite and a threat to the always dominant New England Patriots in the AFC. The superior play of Alex Smith at quarterback as well as the emergence of rookie running back Kareem Hunt caused many to believe that this team has what it takes to be a Super Bowl contender. Lately, though, they’ve been inconsistent and have taken losses in their past games. In the first five weeks, they looked to be the NFL’s hottest team, but … Continue reading After a four-game skid, are the Chiefs in trouble?