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  • E-News U. Contributor 11:38 pm on September 14, 2008 Permalink |  

    Hampton versus Howard 

    Yesterday the Pirates of Hampton University took on the Bison of Howard University. It was a slow game, with the Bison leading 7-0 in the first quarter. The Pirates struggled and continued on without scoring a single touch down even up till half time when the Hampton University “Marching Force” took the field for their half time show. The “Marching Force” gave a stellar performance playing the latest hits including Chris Brown’s “Take You Down” and Rick Ross’s “Here I Am”.  Howard University’s “Showtime” marching band also performed giving Hampton and Howard fans alike an energetic performance of fan favorites from artists like Soulja Boy and Akon. After halftime the Pirates seemed to be recharged until an unexpected power outage caused several of the lights at Armstrong stadium to go out. “I was suprised when the lights went out,” says senior broadcast journalism major Randi Mcclain, “I thought it was a joke at first!”.  The lights were far from a joke however, and after a brief 50 minute intermission to fix the problem, the Pirates proved themselves far from a laughing matter as well. Carlo Turvani scored a huge 19 yard field goal in the third quarter that seemed to spark the Pirates back to life. In just 3 minutes, the Pirates scored three more times leaving both Hampton and Howard fans amazed.  Herb Bynes scored a touchdown in the third quarter and despite a touch down for Howard University, Hampton University senior Kevin Teel came back with another touchdown for Hampton University.  “I can’t believe the comeback we’re making,” exclaimed senior marketing major Alisha Glover from Dover, Delaware. “Im shocked!” The Pirates continued on to win the game beating the Howard Unviersity Bison, 38 to 27.









    -Danielle Canada

  • E-News U. Contributor 10:43 pm on September 14, 2008 Permalink |  

    Hampton vs. Howard which HU makes the best burger? 

    Every year when the leaves begin to crisp and the chill in the air slightly stings the cheeks we are greeted with the excitement of the pigskin. Yes, for fans of the American past time of football this time of year comes in close second to Christmas and hand in hand with thanksgiving, apparently turkey tastes great with touchdowns. Football is more than a sport. It is an excuse to drink your weight in brews, eat good BBQ and scream with the people you love the most- family, friends and your favorite teams. It brings pride and competitiveness to the hearts of the meek.

    If you happen to be a fan of the MEAC and follow the Black college football or if you are a part of the HBCU family you probably know about the annual standoff between Hampton and Howard Universities that consequently determines who indeed is the real HU. Though football offers several aspects to catch one’s interest one of the most famous is the tailgate. Tailgating dates back to the very first college football game between Rutgers and Princeton in 1869, when fans traveled to the game by carriage, grilling sausages and burgers at the “tail end” of the horse. Today tailgating is a part of most athletic events, especially college football. The tailgate party before or after the game provides the chance for the average Joe to become a regular Bobby Flay for an afternoon. An array of smoked meats and side dishes makes up the feast for this party and no formality is needed, feel free to cop a squat right on the curb in the parking lot and rest your can of soda between your knees. “The key to perfect BBQ is your sauce.” Said 47 yr old Jimmy Davis from Columbus, OH. Davis who is Howard alum and a football enthusiast says one of his many secrets is adding a dash of orange juice to the glaze for his chicken; he refused to disclose the rest of the recipe.

    Daniel Brown commented “Tailgating at a big game gives my family and me an excuse to eat good food, laugh and enjoy each other’s company, and that can never be bad.” Brown 55 yr old native of Norfolk, VA tries his hardest to catch every Hampton University home game, “…though life sometimes gets in the way.”

    Hampton University Convocation parking lot littered with lawn chairs and portable grills, children and elderly alike in harmony dressed in their best blue and white paraphernalia, rooting for their favorite team brings certain nostalgia to this little home by the sea. Dust off those jumbo foam hands football season is officially here again.


    By: Ambre Kohl Tomlinson




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