Championship slips from the Lady Pirates’ hands

Randall Williams | Sports Editor There has been a lot of drama between Hampton University and the MEAC of late. The Pirates’ announced leave has left a bad taste in the conference’s mouth. HU is headed for the Big South. March 10, that was set aside. Instead, the drama was on the court. The Lady Pirates entered the MEAC women’s basketball championship game in Norfolk having won seven contests in a row and were facing North Carolina A&T. A month earlier, HU had handed the Aggies their only conference loss. In the MEAC title game, the Aggies handed the Pirates … Continue reading Championship slips from the Lady Pirates’ hands

2018’s best quarterback prospects

Harrington Gardiner | Contributing Writer It’s that time of year where franchises around the league analyze college football prospects to prepare for the future. We’re several weeks removed from pro days, and the nation’s top quarterbacks are getting non-stop attention. With loads of talent on both offense and defense this year, the quarterback position seems to be the main focus of this year’s NFL Draft. Each of the top five QBs projected to go in the first round have had tremendous success in college. The collegiate accolades are great and all, but NFL scouts and general managers want to know … Continue reading 2018’s best quarterback prospects

The triumphs, trials and tribulations of Trae Young

Justin Norris | Staff Writer Freshman phenomenon Trae Young, a point guard for the Oklahoma Sooners, has easily been the most talked about player in college basketball this season. Young is currently averaging 29.1 points per game and 9.3 assists per game, which both lead the NCAA. If Young maintains these gaudy averages, he will become the first player in the history of college basketball to lead the nation in scoring and assists in the same season. His dazzling game has been one of the most polarizing subjects in recent college basketball memory. His supporters swoon over his seemingly limitless … Continue reading The triumphs, trials and tribulations of Trae Young

Garoppolo the Key to San Fran’s Success?

Harrington Gardiner | Staff Writer The San Francisco 49ers made a bold statement to the league by signing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year, $137.5 million contract extension. The newly acquired quarterback was traded from the New England Patriots back in October after he served as a backup for Tom Brady in his first four seasons. Garoppolo finished the 2017 season with 1,560 yards passing, seven touchdowns and a QBR of 78.2. He played well, but making him the highest-paid player in the league was surprising for someone with seven career starts. With the quarterback market running thin, GM John … Continue reading Garoppolo the Key to San Fran’s Success?

Hampton lacrosse hopeful for the 2018 season

Randall Williams | Sports Editor Being the first HBCU to have a Division I lacrosse program is a big deal for Hampton University. Still, it’s safe to say the team has struggled since the program began in 2016. The Pirates have won just a single game in their first 13 matches. However, this is not a talent issue. Hampton has gone out of state to recruit all sorts of different players. Stellar athletes include Kier Johnson, Jonathan Napier and, most recently, Carter Boone. In their first year, the team struggled both offensively and defensively. On the offensive side, they failed … Continue reading Hampton lacrosse hopeful for the 2018 season

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?