Morgan Men’s Basketball Tried but Failed to Bethune-Cookman

By Blair Young, Sports EditorThe Morgan State Bears played host to the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on Monday night. After being picked to finish ninth in the preseason poll, the Wildcats have been one of the surprise teams of the conference, currently sitting in third place (10-3). The Bears (6-7) kept the game close, but in the end fell in overtime 97-94. This game featured 17 lead changes and neither team had a lead more than seven points. The first half was slow paced with both teams trying to feel another out. The second half was much faster, and exciting with both […]

by · February 21, 2018 · 0 comments · CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, LOCAL, SPORTS

How Morgan Students Spend Their Sundays

By Korey Matthews, Social Media EditorFor many students, Sunday is a day of doing homework and getting rest, not going to church. Sunday is seen as a day for church. The first official day of the week has long been held as a day of rest, fit for gatherings in local religious assemblies. However, for students at Morgan State University and other colleges across the nation, church is no longer seen as a necessity. Instead, it is an option, and one often not chosen. John Mcqueen, a junior electrical engineering major, says Sunday is a day to get rest that […]

by · February 14, 2018 · 0 comments · CAMPUS, COLLEGE, PERSPECTIVES

NCAA Places Sanctions on Morgan State’s Athletic Department

By The MSU Spokesman Editorial StaffThe Morgan State University athletics program was rocked Tuesday by NCAA sanctions that will bar the university’s football, softball and women’s tennis programs from postseason play for a year and place the entire athletic department on probation for four years. The NCAA’s Division I Committee on Infractions charged the school with “a lack of institutional control,” alleging that athletics officials violated NCAA eligibility and financial aid rules. Specifically, the NCAA panel charged that over a four-year period from the 2012-13 academic year through the 2015-16 academic year, the school improperly awarded financial aid to student-athletes, […]

by · December 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, SPORTS

A recap of the latest from the Lady Bears

by Derrell Russell, Contributing WriterThe Morgan State Lady Bears may have loss late last month, by a total score of 90-46 to the University of Iowa in the Puerto Rico Classic, but the lesson they learned from that experience may have sparked their latest success. The Lady Bears have been shooting their completion out the gym; they have put together a 4-1 record in their last four competitions. The win streak started against Mount ST. Mary’s (MD) on Nov. 26 in which the Lady Bears won 75-67. Lexus Spears scored a game-and–career-high 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting that night.   Spears […]

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

Morgan State chemistry professor releases statement in response to viral videos labeling him a racist

by Akira Kyles, Managing EditorA Morgan State University chemistry professor released a statement clearing his name after three social media videos by his son circulated, depicting him as a racist. In his statement, released Tuesday on Morgan State’s official Twitter page, Mohammad Hokmabadi, Ph.D., associate professor in the chemistry department said that what happened in the videos was a “personal, private matter.” The videos did not show the face of Hokmabadi nor his son but the conversation between them could be heard. Hokmabadi’s son accused his father of saying one of his friends “didn’t belong in the neighborhood” and “screamed […]

by · November 30, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE