Howard Women’s Basketball announces abeyance in activities

Courtesy of Howard University Athletic Media Relations  The Howard University women’s basketball team has paused all activities due to positive COVID-19 test results among the program’s “Tier 1” personnel, consisting of student-athletes, coaches, medical staff, equipment staff, game day operators, and officials.  According to the CDC and Howard University protocols, the team will remain in quarantine and will not return to basketball activities until cleared. As a result, this week’s scheduled games with American University and the University of Dayton have been canceled. Howard University places the safety of our student-athletes…

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Howard University Men’s Basketball pauses all activities

Courtesy of Howard University Athletic Media Relations WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 8, 2020 — The Howard men’s basketball program has paused all activities due to positive COVID-19 test results among “Tier 1” personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, medical staff, equipment staff, gameday operators and officials.  The team will remain in quarantine and will not return to basketball activities until cleared pursuant to CDC and Howard University protocols. This weekend’s scheduled games with Delaware State have been postponed.  Howard University places the safety of our student-athletes first and foremost. We will continue to conduct…

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Three added during early signing period by Howard women’s hoops

Courtesy of Howard University Athletic Media Relations The Howard University women’s basketball team added three new Bison during the early signing period Wednesday, extending its pipeline through North Carolina. “I am very happy with this class of signees,” Howard head women’s basketball coach Ty Grace said. “All three young women embody the athletic and academic characteristics we look for in a student-athlete. I am looking forward to their contribution to the program while coaching them in their next chapter at Howard.” Here is more information on the three newcomers: Nia…

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Howard University Men’s Basketball partnering with Duke to host Mako Medical Duke Classic

Courtesy of Howard University Athletic Media Relations and Duke University Athletics Communications DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 2, 2020 – The Howard University men’s basketball team is set to co-host the Mako Medical Duke Classic multi-team event (MTE) with Duke University, honoring Dr. Onye E. Akwari (OWN-yay ak-WAR-ee), in early December. The contests involving HU features the Bison taking on Bellarmine University (Dec. 6) and Elon University (Dec. 8) inside Burr Gymnasium. Duke will host the same two squads Dec. 4 (Bellarmine) and Dec. 6 (Elon). Times and TV have noy yet been…

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Howard holds first basketball practice of the 2020-21 season

From Howard University Athletic Media Relations : WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Howard University men’s basketball team officially kicked off the 2020-21 season on Wednesday afternoon in Burr Gymnasium. The practice was the first of the preseason in advance of their season opener at the end of November.  “Collectively, our guys had a sense of urgency in the way they practiced, our guys played hard and competed.” head coach Kenneth Blakeney said.  The Bison welcomes 10 new players, headlined by five-star recruit Makur Maker. Maker shocked the basketball world on July 3 when…

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Howard women’s hoops beats down Florida A&M 82-56

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Jasmine Ballew poured in a game-high 17 points, while Shalaunda Burney-Robinson grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Florida A&M University women’s basketball dropped a home tilt to Howard, 82-56, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday afternoonat the Al Lawson Center. Florida A&M (4-17 overall, 2-8 MEAC) trailed, 10-8, after the first period and were outscored, 21-11 in the second quarter as Howard took a 31-19 advantage into the break. The Bison (14-9, 6-4) pushed the advantage…

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Florida A&M defeats Howard 82-78

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Evins Desir matched his career high with 18 points as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball overcame a sluggish performance to force overtime and defeat Howard, 82-78, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday at the Al Lawson Center. Florida A&M (8-13 overall, 6-4 MEAC), which matched its longest win streak of the season and will remained perfect at home, trailed 34-30 at the half and by as many as six points early in the second half. The Rattlers forced overtime…

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Florida A&M hangs on to beat Howard 87-83

From Florida A&M Sports Information: WASHINGTON, D.C. | Rod Melton, Jr. tied a career-high 27 points, including going 10-of-13 from the free-throw line, as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team held off Howard, 87-83, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday afternoon at Burr Gymnasium.  Florida A&M (6-12 overall, 4-3 MEAC), which matched its season-long win streak with the victory over Howard, led by as many as 18 and watched it disappear in the second half. The Rattlers led 45-27 late in the first half, but the Bison (2-19, 0-6)…

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FAMU women’s hoops goes down to Howard 72-58

From Florida A&M Sports Information: WASHINGTON, D.C. | Alaina Rice scored a team-high 22 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Florida A&M University women’s basketball team fell on the road to Howard, 72-58, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday afternoon at Burr Gymnasium. Rice finished with 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals as she was 4-for-8 from behind the 3-point line. Kailya Jackson added nine points and four rebounds, while Corey Staples registered seven points, four boards, two steals and one assist. Kayla Massop led the…

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Howard’s R.J. Cole receives ECAC Honors

From meacsports.com : DANBURY, Conn., April 3, 2019 – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) committee uncovered its 2019 Division I Men’s Basketball All-ECAC teams, where Howard University sophomore guard RJ Cole was selected to the First Team. The announcement came a day after the New Jersey native earned Associated Press (AP) All-American Honorable Mention. A year ago, Cole won the 2017-18 ECAC Rookie of the Year after setting a new Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) record with 13 rookie of the week honors. In his sophomore campaign, Cole took home MEAC…

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