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Howard Athletics Banquet

  Starting in good, old Howard fashion, this year’s academic and athletic banquet coined the term “fashionably late.” Coaches, managers, and athletes from various sports teams filled the Blackburn Ballroom in business suits and cocktail dresses to gather for the evening’s ceremony as soft music filled the room. Full story

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Students Work to Stay in Shape

  Delise Hampton, a sophomore telecommunications management major, jogs two to three miles around campus in the morning. For Hampton, running has become a solution as she is one of several Bison who have made exercise an important part of their routine to help deal with the daily stresses of college life. Full story

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Bison defeat Coppin

  Fresh off their defeat of George Mason (5-2) on Wednesday, the Howard women’s tennis team took to the courts to extend their win streak to four against Coppin State despite being shorthanded at the Banneker Tennis Courts on Saturday. The Howard women did well as they dominated against the less than impressive Coppin State team. Full story

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Journey to a Dream

  It’s been a grueling and stressful process. For everyday fans and die-hards alike, all you see are the highlights and the glamour of the game, but for former Howard linebacker Keith Pough, he’s living every aspect of it, and because of that, he has the opportunity to accomplish a feat that few in the world will ever come close to. Full story

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Howard Student-athletes Adjust to Life Without Sports

  The saying Always have a plan B has always been relevant to athletes in high school, college, and even professional sports. The chances of “going pro” are becoming more and more slim as their careers start to slow down in or around college. This is the case for several athletes at Howard University who were standout players in high school, but have hit road blocks in their athletic careers and are making efforts to find alternatives. Full story

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March Madness Preview

heating up. While teams like Marquette, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, and Georgetown are can safely be called locks for the tourney, other teams find themselves fighting for their tournament lives. Four teams that appear to be losing that fight as the college basketball regular season winds down, are Mississippi, Maryland, Charlotte, and Arizona State. Full story

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Brandon Ford

Injuries Continue to Ravage the Bison

  Two things remained the same for the Bison as Howard (4-18, 1-7 in the MEAC) fell to the Savannah State Tigers 52-42 on Saturday night at Burr Gymnasium. Injuries and scoring—or a lack thereof—have dismantled Howard’s season thus far and not much changed as a fiery second half comeback by the Tigers handed the blue and white their sixth consecutive loss. Full story

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Eagles Hold Off Late Surge by Bison

  The men’s basketball team suffered their fourth consecutive loss in a 63-56 effort against Coppin State Saturday at Burr Gymnasium. Michael Murray was one of four Eagles players scoring in double-digits, leading the game with 16 points. The win allowed Coppin State (6-22, 3-10 Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference) to move ahead of Howard (6-22, 3-11 Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference) in the conference rankings. Full story

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Marc Harrison

Howard Welcomes New Track & Field Coach, Marc Harrison

    Marc Harrison was named the new head coach of the men’s and women’s track and field program on February 11, taking over for former coach Curtis Pittman. Harrison, who also handles cross country head coaching duties, brings experience as an administrator, coaching track and field, and even football in the past 20 years. Full story

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True Life: I’m a Bison Athletic Trainer (The Final Season)

Saturday’s football game against Delaware State University marked the last game of the 2012 season. The Bison finished in 2nd place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with a 7-4 overall season and a 6-2 conference high.  For student athletic trainers Zane Cribbs and Chelsi Davis this has been one of the best seasons for Howard football and, because they are both graduating seniors, this will be their last. Full story

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HU Women’s Soccer Dominates Lincoln U. 10-0

The Howard University women’s soccer team overpowered Lincoln University, 10-0, on their home turf. For this match, the lady Bison recognized the team’s seniors for their hard work and dedication during their previous years. Also, the players wore pink to acknowledge those who have known and/or lost someone to breast cancer. Full story

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Bison Spotlight: Krystal LeBrew

Name: Krystal LaBrew Hometown: Columbia, SC Classification: Senior Major: Nursing Team: Cheerleading Squad Position: Captain   TC: How long have you been cheering? KL: Since the 6th grade TC: How did you get started? KL: I have an older cousin that was a cheerleader and I really looked up to her and admired her, so I wanted to be similar to her so I started cheering so I could be like her and found that I actually have a passion for the sport TC: How long have you been on the HU squad? KL: 4 years TC: What does being a Howard cheerleader mean to you? KL: It’s a very prestigious title, sometimes cheerleaders may not get the most respect as far as what goes into cheerleading, the time, effort, and dedication needed to do it. Full story

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Defensive Back Injured During Game

In the second quarter, senior defensive back DeCarlos Knight left the game after being tackled by the Rattlers on the 10-yard line.  Junior wide receiver Brandon Flanagan and his teammates rallied for a win in Knight’s honor after the play.  “We just knew we had to do something for DeCarlos, we just had to make a play right then and there,” Flanagan said. Full story

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Bison Crush Rattlers for MEAC Spot

he Howard Bison defeated the Florida A&M Univerisity Rattlers 17-10 on Oct. 6 at Greene Stadium giving HU a 4-1 overall season and 3-0 in the MEAC. Moving past the dark ages of Howard football, success could not have come at a better time for the team. Full story

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Bison Spotlight: Destinee Harrison

TCH: How did you get started playing? Was it a Tiger Woods type thing when you were a toddler? DH: Haha nah! My whole life it was basketball, basketball, basketball. In my 6th grade year in El Paso, TX a girl I grew up with in Georgia was on the 7th grade team. Full story

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Run for Fun: Howard University Running Association

The Howard University Running Association provides students with a new way to train and stay in shape. Howard University provides an array of activities to cater to everybody’s unique interest. For the runners on campus, there is now the Howard University Running Association. Full story

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Another Way To Shine: HU Intramural Sports

After the last shot is scored, the last touchdown is run, and last the last homerun is hit, most students have two options when it comes to college -- either play for their school and get a scholarship, or sit back in the stands and watch the game from a fan’s perspective. Full story


Soccer Team Fights, Continues Losing Streak

With the setback of injuries, the soccer team took a hard defeat against Mount Saint Mary University on Tuesday. Full story

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Howard Bison Triumph Over Norfolk State Spartans

The Howard University Bison pulled out a 37-36 win over the Norfolk State University Spartans in overtime on Saturday Sept. 15 at Dick Price Stadium in Va. Many people had counted out the Bison and bet on the Spartans, the 2011 MEAC champions, to win the game. Full story

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Bison Spotlight: Sydney Satchell

Sydney Satchell is a junior psychology major and sports administration minor from Bloomfield, Conn. She is a low defender for the Women’s Lacrosse team. She began playing in middle school and has been playing for HU since her freshman year.  JF: How long have you been playing lacrosse? SS: I’ve been playing lacrosse since the 6th grade. Full story

Band Greeks

  Some students would consider a sports team a fraternity or sorority because of the bond they build and the time they spend with each other for one common purpose: to play the game that they love. Full story

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Coming to America

International student-athletes discuss their adjustment to life Howard. Full story

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Showtime at the Classic

A look behind the scenes at how the Showtime Marching Band prepares for the AT&T Nation's Classic. Full story

Cory Gwinner

Bison Spotlight: Cory Gwinner

Cory Gwinner is a senior administration of justice major from Ypsilanti, MI. He is the left tackle on the offensive line for the Howard University Football Team and has been playing for HU since he transferred from Northwood University in 2010.   Full story

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Lorae Robinson

Bison of the Week:

Center-Fielder, Lorae Robinson of Women’s Softball

Center-fielder, Lorae Robinson led her team to a 3-1 conference victory over the Coppin State Eagles this past weekend. Full story

Spring Football

HU Football Prepares For Weekend Spring Game

During Spring practice, the HU football tean is preparing to suit up and show out during their spring game this upcoming weekend. Full story

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NCAA Basketball

Kentucky Crowned Men’s 2012 NCAA Champions Over University of Kansas

Kentucky takes the NCAA Championship title from the University of Kansas with 67-59 win. Full story

Kentucky and Kansas Advance to NCAA Men’s Championship

After the Final Four matchups this weekend in New Orleans, the University of Kentucky and the University of Kansas are left to battle it out for the NCAA Championship. Full story

Special Olympics

DC Special Olympics Winter Games Comes to Howard

Howard University students and staff hosted the DC Special Olympics Winter Games this past Saturday in Burr Gymnasium. Full story

HU Track & Field

Bison Men’s Track and Field Preps For Towson Invite, MEAC Championship

The bison men’s track and field team prepares for the Towson Invitational as their season winds down and the MEAC Indoor Championship nears. Full story

Bison of the Week:

Dominique Lawrence

Dominique Lawrence of HU women's softball, has a breakout performance in the bison team's win over the University of Maryland- Eastern Shore last weekend. Full story

Bison Club Baseball

Howard Baseball Goes Head-to-Head in Georgetown Matchup

The Bison club baseball team ended their season this weekend with a series, 2-1 loss to the Georgetown Hoyas club team. Full story


March Madness Picks Up As NCAA Crowns Final Four

A whirl-wind of weekend college basketball has resulted in the NCAA crowning its Men's Basketball Final Four. Full story

Tracy White

Former Bison, Tracy White Re-Signs with New England Patriots

Good guys finish first. Or at least as Conference Champions. Full story


Bison of the Week: Talia Johnson

In just the first few games of her collegiate career freshman, biology major, Talia Johnson has excelled as a member of the Howard University tennis team. This past weekend the Kalamazoo, MI native won a singles match, 8-0 to help lead her Lady Bison to a conference victory over the Coppin State Eagles. Full story

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The Lady Bison Win Big In Last Home Game

The Lady Bison left Delaware State with a conference win ending their regulation season with a 22-7 record overall and a 14-2 record in conference. Full story

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Bison History Makers:

Coach Gary L. Harrell

Bison head football coach, Gary "Flea" Harrell, returns to the Howard football program to restore the standard of excellence he exemplified as a player. Full story


Bison Fall Short in Last Game of the Season

In the last game of the season, the Howard men's basketball team take a conference lost to the Delaware State Hornets bringing the Bison to a 9-20 record for the season. Full story


Men’s Basketball Team Ends Last Home Game With A Bang

  The Bison men's basketball team takes down the UMES Hawks 53-51 in a heated last home game that ended in a physical altercation between the two teams.  Full story


Lady Bison Close Out Last Home Game With Eighth Consecutive Win

  The Lady Bison defeat the UMES Hawks 62-49 increasing their winning streak to eight and their home win record to 10-1.  Full story

Prospective Bison:

Point Guard, Jalen Stewart of McKinley Tech High School

Senior Point Guard, Jalen Stewart excels as an athlete at McKinley Tech High as a member of both the basketball and baseball team while maintaining a 3.8 GPA.  Full story

Bison Senior Woman Administrator, Shelley Davis Appointed to NCAA Committee

Howard Athletics' Senior Associate Athletic Director and  Senior Woman Administrator, Shelley Davis will start her appointment as a member of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Issues Committee as of Sept. 1. Davis will hold the position for the next four years.  Full story


The Bison Men’s Basketball Team Takes A Loss To Bethune-Cookman

After a two conference game winning streak, the Bison fall short to the Bethune- Cookman Wildcats bring their conference record to 4-9. Full story

Aaron Harrison

Bison Of The Week:

Sophomore Aaron Harrison of Track & Field

Sophomore distance runner, Aaron Harrison gains his second MEAC qualifying for the 3k meter run.  Full story

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Football Community Service

The Bison Football Team Mentor, Interact With Homeless Children In DC Area

HU Football players give back to the community by getting active with children living in D.C. homeless shelters. Full story

HU vs. FAMU Men

Men’s Basketball Team Improves Conference Record With Weekend Win Over FAMU

HU men's basketball defeat FAMU 71-69 in Burr to improve their conference record to 4-8. Full story

Athletes Challenge Stereotypes with Personal Stories of Love, Commitment

HU athletes share their stories of love and relationships in efforts to combat the stereotypes of athletes and monogamy. Full story

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Bison Track & Field Gains More Qualifiers For Conference At Weekend Meet

At this past weekend's Vince Brown Invitational, the Howard men's and women's track and field team makes big strides as they gain more MEAC championship qaulifying.  Full story

Bison Of The Week:

Freshman Guard, Brandon Ford

After head coach Nickelberry switched the bison lineup to majority freshman, first-year guard, Brandon Ford has taken advantage of the court putting up big numbers and bringing the team to two needed victories. Full story


Bison Men’s Basketball Fight To Save Season Winning Two Of Their Last Three Games

  After a eight game losing streak, the Bison men's basketball team is fighting to save their season winning two of their last three games. Full story

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Students Discuss Anticipation, Outcome of Super Bowl XLVI

As the Super Bowl came to and end last night, students discussed what they thought going into the game and how they felt once the game wrapped up with a New York Giants victory. Full story


NY Giants Earn Fourth Super Bowl Win in Franchise History

After a long game in Indianapolis last night, the New York Giants were crowned Super Bowl XLVI Champions over the New England Patriots after a 21-17 victory. Full story

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Lady Bison Cling On To Their Winning Streak With Win Against University of Maryland- Eastern Sh

The Lady Bison basketball team takes down another team in their win against University of Maryland Eastern Shore increasing their winning streak to three. Full story

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Four Ways To Stay Connected With Your Favorite Sports Teams On Social Networking Websites

In recent years, social media has become a major outlet for sports fanatics to stay updated and informed about their favorite sports teams and players and what they're doing on and off the field.  Here are a few social media outlets that students feel give them the most feedback and keep them engaged in the game from the web. Full story

Bison Football Reels In 18 Recruits For Next Season

The HU football team wins big on signing day last week gaining a total of 18 new recruits that will replace the 14 seniors graduating this year. Full story

Howard Track & Field Gear Up For The MEAC Championship

After a breakout season, members of the men's and women's track and field team are preparing to compete in the MEAC championship. Full story

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Lady Bison Put Bulldogs In The Pen For Seventh Conference Win

With their second consecutive win on the road, the Lady Bison continue their 15-7 winning season. Full story

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Bison Of The Week:

Janai Ederaine of Women's Swimming and Diving

Sophomore, Janai Ederaine of women's swimming and diving placed 13th overall in the 100 meter freestyle at this past weekend's CCSA conference meet. Full story

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Students Gear Up For Super Bowl By Sharing Their Favorite Moments Of The Season

As Super Bowl Sunday slowly approaches, students reflect on their favorite highlights of the 2011-12 NFL season to date. Full story


The Lady Bison Basketball Team Looks For Win In Battle Of The "HU"

The Lady Bison women's basketball team looks to lengthen their winning record with a win over the MEAC rival, Hampton Pirates at a Monday night matchup in Burr. Full story

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Elements of soccer, football, and hockey can all be seen in the sport of Lacrosse, but here at the Mecca that’s not the only “cross” on the team.  This year the team has a new coach, Rick Perry, a former member of Howard’s Lacrosse team, a few seniors, juniors, sophomores, and a load of new freshmen on the team. Full story


Bison Men's Basketball Team Increases Losing Streak To Seven

The Men's basketball team struggled against both North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central University this week to increase their losing streak to seven.  Full story

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HU's Top Five Sporting Events of Fall 2011

  Howard's athletic programs began this school year excited to improve their seasons. With the end of the fall season and start of the winter season, many memorable moments that have set the tone for a promising future for HU sports and its presence on campus. Full story

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Bison Break 14 Year Losing Streak With The First Win Over Hampton Since 1996

At the second to last game of the season, the bison take on their rival Hampton pirates and take the win against the team for the first time in 14 years.   Full story

HU Athletes Volunteer as Coaches

HU Athletes Volunteer As Coaches For Disabled Youth

With a new emphasis on giving back, HU athletes are gradually moving into areas of the District in search of ways to help the community. This past rainy and cold Saturday afternoon, Howard athletes explored their coaching skills with children that have mental and physical disabilities through a sports program hosted by KEEN Greater DC at St. Coletta High School in Southeast. Full story

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Howard Bison Steal Away Win at Homecoming Game

The Bison pull at a 35-28 Victory against the North Carolina A&T Aggies at this weekend's homecoming game. Full story

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Sports Club, Team Series

The HU Baseball Team Hopes For A Breakthrough In Upcoming Season

Howard club sports on campus gear up for their upcoming season in hopes of gaining more campus recognition and support. Full story

Honorable Bison!

  • Mike Phillips

    Bison of the Week

    Forward, Mike Phillips of Men's Basketball

    The Hilltop recognizes the outstanding Bison that show out and bring their teams to victory each week.

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    Volleyball back row player and Softball catcher, Dechara Hargrove of Dunbar High School

    Northeast D.C. native, Dechara Hargrove, is a senior at Dunbar High School. She plays for the high school's volleyball that finished with a record of 6-6. Last year, the team had a rough season having a record of 0-14. Hargrove, who is a left-handed back row player, worked hard her senior year to get the team back in good standing making their way to the first round of the playoffs.

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    Soloman Kassahun of Cardoza High School Cross Country

    With success on and off the track, cross-county star, Soloman Kassahun has stirred up a new buzz at Cardozo High School. In Ethiopia, Kassahun's home country, running was his favorite hobby. With support from his parents, Kassahun decided to do what he felt he knew how to do best- run.

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    Bison of the Week

    Giovani Mowatt of Men's Cross Country

    Mowatt is used to excelling in distance running. Prior to attending Howard, he was the Jamaican National Champion in the 5,000 meter event--which is 12.5 laps around the track.

  • Prospective Bison

    Junior Running Back, Markquise Faison of Cardoza High School

    Local intermediate level athletes share their success stories and how they hope to use their athletic and academic talents to get to the Mecca.

  • Jordan Brown

    Bison of the Week

    Jordan Brown of Women's Soccer

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    Bison Of The Week

    Defensive Lineman, Sackie Kerkulah

    The Howard Bison football team dominated Savannah State, Saturday 34-14 to earn their second win of the season. The Bison defense allowed two touchdowns for Savannah State and defensive end, Sackie Kerkulah, a senior, administration of justice major  contributed to the win.

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    Bison Of The Week:

    Brandon Drayton

      Last Saturday, Howard University Bison and Norfolk State Spartans battled for their first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference win amidst a crowded stadium full of green, yellow, blue and white. Even though the Bison football team came up short with a final score of 23-9, senior wide receiver, Brandon Drayton, put on a crowd-pleasing performance.

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    Greg McGee

      Throwing three touchdown passes, completing 22 of 29 for 248 yards, and adding another 46 yards rushing were among many accomplishments for McGhee at Saturday's game vs. Morehouse.

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    Bison of the Week

    Tosin Elebute of Women's Volleyball

     Leadership is a quality that our "Bison of the Week", Tosin Elebute masters on the floor. As a senior, physical therapy major and outside hitter for the Howard volleyball team, Elebute has had major success in the start of her final year as a Lady Bison. 

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Cheerleading: A Club or a Sport?

At every game the Howard University Cheerleaders play an imperative role in sustaining positivity. Not only do they give a huge amount of school spirit, but they add to Howard's legacy of greatness. However, cheerleading is still not recognized as a sport on campus. Full story

HU Alum, Branden Bufford, Looks Back at Bison Football Career After Recent NFL Opportunity

HU Alum and former Bison football corner back, Branden Bufford, speaks on recent opportunity to play with the NFL, future after life at Howard. Full story

HU Men's Cross Country Team Comes In Third At MEAC Championship

Despite a cold and rainy afternoon, the Howard University Men's Cross Country team pulled off a third place title at this weekend's MEAC Conference Championship tournament held at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. Walking away with a top three team ranking and with three runners placing within the top 15, the bison men had a perfect end to a long season. Full story

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Women’s Flag Football Players ‘Dream’ of a Winning Season

Being ranked third in the nation, the Howard University women's flag football team, "Dream" hopes to gain more campus and peer recognition in the upcoming seasons. Full story

Former HU Forward Talks About NBA Career and Current Lockout

In the midst of the homecoming chaos, Dennis Felton, a 1985 Howard graduate and former basketball player for the university, took the time to share his chase to fame after leaving HU years ago. Full story

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Midnight Madness Draws Huge Crowd to Celebrate New Season

Every year, college campuses celebrate the day that the National Collegiate Athletic Association allows formal basketball practice for each season. Howard uses their Midnight Madness celebration to begin the homecoming festivities. Full story

HU Bison Give Peers A View of Their Lives as Student-Athletes

Howard athletes try to break the stereotypes posed against them by given a play-by-play of the day in the life of a college athlete. Full story

The Success of HBCU's in the Pro's

  With 75 percent of both the NBA and NFL players being African American, the players who come fromHBCUs seem to be underrepresented. Full story

Athletes Maintain High Honors off the Field

  "Never let anything deter you from your true plan," line backer Kurt Mangum said. "That what separates the average from good, and good from great." Full story

Winter Sports Preview

Men's Basketball

After a tough season last year, new recruits and conditioned returning players are coming together to produce a turn-around season for the Howard Bison Men's Basketball team. Full story

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HU Fall Sports Preview

As the sports seasons begin, athletes on the soccer, football and cross country teams dish on what they're looking forward to in the coming months and how they plan on improving in the 2011-2012 year.  Full story

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Jasmine King

Bison Spotlight: Jasmine King

Name: Jasmine King City: Morrow, Ga. Major: Public Relations Class: Senior Sport: Volleyball Position: Setter AB: What are some of your senior year goals aside from athletics?            JK: My number one goal is to stride for a 4. Full story

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Freshman Katherine Broussard on Pace for Stellar Career

As a five-time All-State honoree, a four-time team MVP, and Louisiana's Gatorade State Player of the Year, freshman Katherine Broussard has an immense amount of accomplishments in her nine-year volleyball career. As she begins her collegiate journey, however, she only has one goal in mind—winning the MEAC Championship. Full story

Godspower Offor

He Came Seeking Refuge

For Bison defensive end Godspower Offor, it is a story seemingly more common than the Nigerian’s unique name.   Offor (Oaf-er), a transfer student-athlete from Wake Forest University, came to Howard seeking a cultural change.   “To understand why I picked Howard, you have to understand why I left Wake Forest,” says Offor. Full story

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Upcoming Games

Women’s Soccer Game: Howard vs. South Carolina St. Date: Fri. Oct. 4 – 1:00 PM Location: Orangeburg, S.C.     Women’s Volleyball  Game: Howard vs. UMES Date: Fri. Oct. 4 – 7:00 PM Location: Princess Anne, M.D.   Game: Howard vs. Hampton Date: Sun. Full story