Articles by: Tramon Lucas

The reason why Morgan State plays schools from larger conferences

by Blair Young, Sports EditorWhen a school the size of Morgan State plays a school the size of Rutgers, the outcome is somewhat predictable. Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey and has more graduate students than Morgan’s total enrollment. So, why does Morgan and other small schools play teams from larger conferences? The answer is simple, money. Morgan is actually paid to come to Rutgers and play. The exact amount is unknown, but it does help significantly with supporting the athletic department. This system is in place so that the small schools get the financial support that is […]

by · September 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS, SPORTS

The Bears lose big to Rutgers, while looking ahead to MEAC Schedule

by Ty’Rique Sims, Assistant Sports EditorFor the third straight game the Morgan State Bears were held scoreless, as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights defeated the Bears, 65-0 Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Stadium. This Big Ten-MEAC clash marked the final non-conference game for the Bears, as they open conference play next week. Coming into this game, Bears head Coach Fred T. Farrier benched starting quarterback Elijah Staley for the first quarter due to an internal disciplinary issue. Sophomore quarterback DeAndre Harris took the start. Running back Herb Walker Jr., also joined Staley on the sidelines for the first quarter. “We […]

by · September 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, SECTIONS, SPORTS
Morgan State celebrates the west campus expansion with the grand opening of the new Jenkins Hall

Morgan State celebrates the west campus expansion with the grand opening of the new Jenkins Hall

by Akira Kyles, Managing EditorMorgan State University celebrated the past as they looked towards the future at the opening ceremony of the new Martin D. Jenkins Hall. Morgan State opens its second building on the west campus near Northwood shopping center, where many years ago, their students were not welcome. “We must never forget that we are standing on the shoulders of those that came before us. We must never ever forget what it really means to the legacy of our great university to be in this space,” said David Wilson, president of Morgan State. “We can’t forget that because […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, LOCAL NEWS

A new fan experience arrives at Morgan State for students during the football season

by Ty’Rique Sims, Assistant Sports Editor Morgan State University students were able to enjoy the football home opener thanks to a new seating arrangement at Hughes Stadium, Saturday. In an exclusive interview with The Spokesman in August, Morgan’s Athletic Director Edward Scott made the announcement about the new seating opportunity for students. Scott said that the blue seats, which are normally reserved for season ticket holders, will be available for Morgan students and that free giveaways as well as coupon cards for local vendors, such as Smoothie King, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dave & Busters and McCormick & Co. will be […]

by · September 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, SPORTS
Seven takeaways from the Morgan Bears Home Opener

Seven takeaways from the Morgan Bears Home Opener

by Blair Young, Sports EditorDespite a strong showing from the defense, the Morgan State Bears lost to the Albany Great Danes 26-0, Saturday at Hughes Stadium. This year’s home opener was filled with few highlights for fans to enjoy, but here are seven takeaways from the Albany game. Another zero on the board. For the second week in a row, the team failed to score points. It was another disappointing showing for starting quarterback Elijah Staley. He finished with 170 yards but was erratic with a 45% completion percentage. Even though he did not throw any interceptions, the Bears struggled […]

by · September 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, SECTIONS, SPORTS