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Sports Forum / Howard University signs deal with Under Armour
« on: May 02, 2016, 03:00:00 PM »
http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/bal-under-armour-will-outfit-howard-university-athletic-teams-20160502-story.html


Under Armour will outfit Howard University athletic teams

The sponsorship means Under Armour is "teaming up with one of the most vibrant, distinctive and historic programs in the country," said Ryan Kuehl, Under Armour's vice president of sports marketing.

Kery Davis, the university's athletics director, said the brand fits well with the Bison culture.

Under Armour has reached a sponsorship deal with Howard University to design and supply uniforms and other apparel for the athletic teams.

The deal extends to all 19 men's and women's varsity teams at the Washington historically black university, and includes both game uniforms and training gear.


"Our primary focus at Howard is, of course, our student-athletes, and Under Armour's passion and commitment to high quality and innovation will benefit our student-athletes for years to come," Davis said.

Howard, founded in 1867, is a private, research university made up of 13 schools and colleges. The university produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other U.S. university.

lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com

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Sports Forum / FAMU Fans Want to Refuse a Major Gift
« on: December 28, 2015, 03:25:38 PM »
I understand that proud rattler fans and alumni want to prove that they can take care of their own.  But at the moment Florida State is looking to donate the current scoreboard to FAMU as they are under going major renovations at their home stadium that would have this scoreboard junked.  With the addition of this working scoreboard a nice addition to Bragg Stadium would be added a modest cost while upgrading the Rattler Gameday experience. 

Overton is doing a damn good job so far. Rattler fans need to wake up and get on board unless they want this man to walk away before he completes his mission.

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Daniel Hits Game-Winning Shot in Win Over William & Mary

James "J-Byrd" Daniel, III scored 27 of his career-high 39 points in the second half, including the game-winning three pointer with three seconds remaining to give Howard a dramatic, 79-77 win over the College of William and Mary in a non-conference men's game at Burr Gymnasium.  The Bison have now won four in a row.
          
William and Mary held the lead at 77-73 with 25 seconds left.  On the Bison's possession, Damon Collins buried a three pointer from the corner to cut the deficit to 77-76 with 11 ticks on the clock.  William and Mary would then miss two free throws at the other end, setting up Daniel's dramatic game-winning shot.  The 5-11 junior guard from Hampton, VA calmly brought up the court and after waving off Coach Kevin Nickelberry's call for a timeout, the sharpshooting Daniel let it fly from the middle of the court and it hit nothing but net.  The Tribe came down but failed to get off a good shot and the Bison celebrated the huge come-from-behind win.
          
"That is the same spot where I hit in last year's game against Norfolk State," said Daniel,, who was 13 of 15 from the free throw line and has now scored 30 or more points in four of the six games.  "We were able to come back because we did a better job pushing the ball in transition and not allow them to set up their half-court defense."
          
Added Nickelberry.  "That was huge shot.  I tried to call a timeout, but he waved me off and he delivered.  That is the type of confidence he has."
          
The Bison (4-2), trailed by 19 at the half and appeared out of it against the Tribe (4-2).  William and Mary came out and continued its cushion until Daniel and Collins combined to help the Bison cut into the margin.  Howard went on a 21-7 run to get to within 62-56 at the 5:56 mark.  Daniel and Collins collaborated for 18 of the 21 points.
          
Collins, who scored 13 of his 14 points in the second half, found openings in the Tribe defense and was able to get good looks.
          
"Now that JT (James Miller) is out, I know that I need to be more of a threat," said Collins, who logged almost 40 minutes and added six rebounds and three steals.  "I am getting more and more comfortable coming off ball screens and getting looks."  Collins averaged five points per game last season, but he has tallied 44 points in the last three games.
          
Howard played without starting guard Miller and forward Tyler Stone.  Miller, who averages almost 16 points per game, suffered a fractured right hand in the University of Central Arkansas win and will be out four to six weeks.  Stone, who plays a big part on the front line, suffered an ankle injury and was not able to go.
          
Nickelberry constantly preaches the importance of role players and their value to the team as contributors.  It was not more evident that in this victory.  Dalique Mingo, a 6-2 sophomore guard from Long Island, got more minutes than he has in his two years here at Howard.  His numbers were not eye popping, but were important in the victory.  He finished with five points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 22 minutes.
          
"Dalique's play was big tonight," said Nickelberry. "He gave us some second opportunities and his defense was better than I thought it would be.  It is an example of the resiliency of this team."
          
Solomon Mangham, normally a reserve forward, got to start in place of Stone and his play was also crucial.  The 6-7 junior from Atlanta, Ga, scored only six points but he grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds, four off the offensive glass.
          
William and Mary, which has a victory over North Carolina State on its resume this season, had four players in double figures, led by reserve guard Connor Burchfield (19 points on 7 of 7 shooting), Omar Prewitt (17 points, 10 rebounds), Greg Malinowski (12 points) and David Cohn (10 points, 9 assists).  The Tribe shot 50 percent from beyond the arc, but the Bison won the battle in second chance opportunities, 21-12 and in points off turnovers, 13-8.
          
"That is the best team we have faced this year," said Nickelberry.  "We were able to make some adjustments in the second half and they did not get the same looks that they got in the first half.  We also played faster.  I told J-Byrd and Damon that they needed to be more aggressive on the offensive end and they responded.  This was a big, big win for the program."

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Sports Forum / FCS Playoffs... No HBCU Representation...
« on: November 23, 2015, 01:12:41 AM »
I know that the loss by NCA&T may not have been favorable, but how is it that a 6-5 Western Illinois, 7-4 New Hampshire and 7-4 Colgate teams gets a playoff bid over a 9-2 Bethune Cookman team that is ranked higher than them in the polls.  This just isn't right.  Both the SWAC and the MEAC must do what ever possible to schedule and win games against regional FCS opponents.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/11/12/death-threats-at-howard-u-with-references-to-mizzou-under-investigation/

An anonymous threat to Howard University circulated on social media Wednesday night, with the author saying that anyone on the historically black university’s campus after 10 a.m. Thursday would “be the first to go” and closing with: “After all, it’s not murder if they’re black.”

The message included a photo of Tim Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri system, who was forced to resign Monday after escalating protests over racial and other bias issues on campus. The threat at Howard — which is in Washington, D.C. — said that “good people like this guy have to suffer for it” when black people complain.

“I left MU yesterday because I couldn’t put up with it anymore,” the message continues, but expresses frustration about seeing the same issues in Maryland, alleging that black people are causing trouble everywhere. “Turn on the news and it’s always the [racial slur deleted] causing trouble everywhere.

“So I’ve decided. Any [n-word] left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go.” Any that try to escape on the Metro will regret that, the message continues. “I’ll go out a hero knowing I made the world better. I just hope at least someone else can see it too and continue the fight…

“After all, it’s not murder if they’re black.”

On Thursday, Howard University released a statement:

“We are aware of the threat made against the University and its students and are working with campus, local, and federal law enforcement on this serious matter. This is an ongoing investigation. However, in an abundance of caution, the University has increased security on campus and at area Metro stations. We strongly encourage the campus community and our neighbors to stay vigilant and to report any suspicious activity.”

But many students and parents were upset that the university wasn’t locked down.

Amber Cook said her daughter, a sophomore there, has been staying in her room today. Like many students, she had dressed in black to show her support for Mizzou, but a security guard stopped her on her way out and urged her to be careful. She hadn’t heard about the threat, and when she got to class, her professor told her it had been canceled.

Cook said she is very worried but is staying in constant communication with her daughter from their home in California. “I’m outraged that the university has not been proactive in making sure that students feel safe,” she said.

A protest leader at Mizzou, graduate student Jonathan Butler, who staged a hunger strike to demand Wolfe’s resignation, posted about the threat as word spread.


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Sports Forum / Marcell Dareus Paying it Forward
« on: November 03, 2015, 07:34:27 PM »
http://blogs.buffalobills.com/2015/11/03/dareus-supports-alabama-hbcu-during-bye-week/

On Saturday, October 31, 2015, in accordance with his ongoing efforts to hone in on the importance of education, Marcell Dareus presented a check to the Magic City Classic Scholarship Fund. During the third quarter of the 74th Annual Magic City Classic, the Buffalo Bills’ two-time pro bowler and former University of Alabama national champion, presented a check for $10,000 to former Alabama A&M Quarterback and Birmingham City Councilman, Jay Roberson.
Although Dareus didn’t attend a Historically Black College/University (HBCU), he understands the importance of preserving the heritage of those institutions. The Magic City Classic is an annual football game that takes place between Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University in Birmingham AL, Marcell Dareus’ hometown. This game is the #1 HBCU rivalry game in the country.

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Sports Forum / Pep Hamlilton Let Go as Colts OC
« on: November 03, 2015, 06:49:34 PM »
Now that Pep Hamilton has been let go as the Colts OC.  I know that it's far fetched but I'd be willing to pledge $100 per week to his salary if we could bring him back to HU.  Doubt that it will happy but I would set up direct deposit asap.

I'm pretty sure that Univ. of Maryland has already jumped on the phone to check his interest!

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Sports Forum / If you school had to pick one sport
« on: October 23, 2015, 11:30:45 PM »
If your school was to make a significant effort to establish one sport as its flagship endeavor, what would it be and to what level of success?

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Sports Forum / Howard Bison New Athletic Director...
« on: September 09, 2015, 12:07:42 PM »
After a eight month wait, HU has rolled the dice and named Kery Davis, for HBO Executive as its new Athletic Director.  Davis is best known for his ability to develop relationships and negotiate deals in Boxing.  

I look forward to seeing what his first six months in office brings.

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Sports Forum / Geno Smith & RG3
« on: September 07, 2015, 07:56:58 PM »
It seems that both Geno Smith and RG3 are sitting in he same fast sinking boat at this point.

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Sports Forum / IMG Academy
« on: August 30, 2015, 02:33:02 PM »
After looking through the IMG Academy webpage I must say that I'm very impressed on first glance.  Is this arguably the best set-up for a specialized high school in the country and does any have any first hand knowledge of the academic value?

http://www.imgacademy.com/prep-school-program/academics/high-school

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The Drum / Howard Season Ticket Package
« on: June 26, 2015, 04:45:20 PM »
Usually I am the first to say that season tickets are often times over priced but I can actually say that I am pleased with the new format that HU has rolled out for the upcoming academic year.

http://hubison.com/news/2015/6/25/GEN_0625153719.aspx

Athletics Announces New Season Ticket Initiative
WASHINGTON, DC --- The Howard University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today the launch of a new season ticket program for Football and Basketball.  Beginning with the 2015-16 season, Bison supporters will be able to purchase a "Bison Backer" package that includes tickets to all home games in addition to the option of selecting either a Football or Basketball package.
 
The football season ticket package offers reserved seats for all home contests and the AT&T Nation's Football Classic on September 18.  Every person that purchases a package will be entered to win an exclusive Howard Team Travel Experience, which includes team travel and full accommodations for two people for a selected road competition.
 
The basketball season ticket package includes reserved admission to all home Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men's and Women's doubleheaders as well as a Ticket Book for the 2016 MEAC Tournament (March 7-12).  Each package purchase includes a chance to win the Howard MEAC Tournament Experience, which includes complimentary hotel accommodations for the week of the tournament and tickets to all official MEAC events.
 
The "Bison Backer" package will include all the perks and experience entries of the individual ticket packages at a more discounted rate than purchasing each one separately.
 
All football games will be held at William H. Greene Stadium and all Men's and Women's Basketball games will take place at Burr Gymnasium unless otherwise noted.
 
Priority purchase of season ticket packages is available to current members of Bison Express, the official booster organization for Howard Athletics.  For information about Bison Express, please visit www.bisonexpress.org.
 
Reserved ticket packages go on sale to the general public on July 31, 2015.  For more information or to purchase season tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/HUBisonTix or www.hubison.com.
 
 
2015-16 SEASON TICKET PACKAGES
 
FOOTBALL - $120 ($150 with reserved event parking pass)
Includes three (3) home football games and two (2) neutral games:
Morgan State University - location TBA, September 26, 2015
Norfolk State University (Homecoming) - October 3, 2015
Savannah State University - October 31, 2015
North Carolina Central University - November, 15, 2015
AT&T Nation's Football Classic
Hampton University – RFK Stadium, September 18, 2015
 *** Each purchase of the football season ticket package includes an entry for a drawing to win the Howard Team Travel Experience, which includes transportation for 2 with the team, meals, and hotel accommodations.
 
BASKETBALL ONLY - $200
Reserved seats for eight MEAC Conference Doubleheaders
Coppin State, January 9, 2016
Florida A&M, January 23, 2016
Bethune-Cookman, January 25, 2016
Norfolk State, February 6, 2016
Hampton, February 8, 2016
Maryland Eastern Shore, February 15, 2016
Savannah State, February 20, 2016
South Carolina State, February 22, 2016
One (1) full Ticket Book for the MEAC Basketball Tournament, Norfolk, VA, March 7-12, 2016
***Each purchase of the basketball season ticket package includes an entry for a drawing to win the MEAC Basketball Tournament Experience, which includes hotel accommodations for the duration of the tournament and two tickets to each official tournament event.
 
BISON BACKER PACKAGE - $300
Includes all benefits of the football season ticket package and the basketball season ticket package
Reserved Parking for home football and basketball contests included

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Sports Forum / Skip Perkins to Delaware State
« on: February 06, 2015, 08:26:42 PM »
DSU AD Moves to Executive Student Affairs Post; Louis B. "Skip" Perkins, Jr. hired as Interim AD

DOVER, Delaware  --  With the goal of student success in mind, Delaware State University announced today that Candy Young, the DSU athletics director since August 2012, has been asked to assume the duties of interim associate vice president for Student Affairs.

DSU President Harry L. Williams said that due to the track record of academic achievement among student-athletes under Ms. Young’s AD’s watch, the University wants to extend her leadership impact to the entire student body through Student Affairs.

During Ms. Young’s AD tenure:
DSU has been the top school for four consecutive years in the MEAC All-Academic Team (3.0 GPA and above), including the current school-record 136 DSU student-athletes recognized during the 2013-14 school year.
The retention rate for student-athletes over the last two years was 96.2%; the latest four-year graduation rate was 54% (as compared 36% for all students).
Enhanced opportunities for female athletes to excel competitively have been provided, as well as opportunities for growth and development of female coaches.
The annual Delaware Diamond Extravaganza event was established to honor individuals making significant contributions to women’s athletics and education, while also showcasing DSU female student-athletes.
“We believe that Ms. Young will strengthen Student Affairs and enhance its positive impact on the student body,” said Dr. Williams.

The new post for Ms. Young is consistent with the University’s Pride 2020 Strategic Plan and its goals for student success, including the improvement of retention and graduation rates, and the expansion and enhancement of quality programs, services and activities to enrich the student experience.

DSU also announced that it has appointed Louis B. “Skip” Perkins, Jr., as the interim associate vice president and athletics director.

Mr. Perkins comes to DSU after serving as the director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Howard University from 2010 to 2014, a post in which he oversaw 19 varsity sports programs that had more than 400 student-athletes.
 
Under his leadership at Howard, a new Academic Support Center was established, which resulted in an overall cumulative GPA of student-athletes that was above 3.0 over the last two school years (2012-13 and 2013-14). Mr. Perkins also oversaw the $10 million renovation of Howard’s Burr Gymnasium, as well as the installation of a synthetic turf system for Greene Stadium.

He also served as the AD of the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff from 2007 to 2010. During his UAPB tenure, five conference titles were won by four different varsity teams – women’s cross country, men’s cross country, women’s soccer and men’s basketball.

The University will commence a search process in the near future for a permanent athletics director.

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Sports Forum / Athletic Leadership Search
« on: January 25, 2015, 03:28:39 PM »
So, I've just realized that Grambling has now official opened up their search for an Athletic Director.  So currently Grambling, Howard and FAMU are all looking to fill these positions.  Any alumni have a thougtht to what you would like to see in their next leader.

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Sports Forum / ASU Almuni & Fans (Alabama State)
« on: January 16, 2015, 05:09:18 PM »
Based on what you have experienced with the new athletic facilities and renovations over the past seven years.  Has this made any impact on your programs and support.

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