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Senior student-athletes approach the end of the road

Senior student-athletes approach the end of the road

by Ty’Rique SimsFor a great majority of college athletes, their senior season is the last hurrah in the competitive sports world. On May 21, dozens of athletes at Morgan State University will make the bittersweet transition on from student athlete to alumni. Senior softball catcher Kimberly Fontaine set the tone for her collegiate career during her freshman season in 2013, starting in 37 of 41 games and finishing second on the team with a .288 batting average to go along with 23 hits, 15 RBIs and 12 walks. Fontaine hit it her first collegiate home run March 2013 against Brown […]

by · May 20, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · COLLEGE, SPORTS
MSU football and men’s cross-country teams recieve postseason ban

MSU football and men’s cross-country teams recieve postseason ban

by Benjamin McKnight, III, Editor-In-Chief of The MSU SpokesmanThe Morgan State University football and men’s cross-country teams have been banned from postseason play after failing to reach NCAA standards during the 2014-2015 school year. According to the Baltimore Sun, the football team posted an Academic Progress Rate score of 829 during that year, which is 101 points less than the minimum requirement. The year before, their score was 929. The APR was created in 2003 to make schools “accountable for the academic progress of their student athletes through a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each […]

by · April 21, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, SECTIONS, SPORTS

The Bears fall short to Hampton Pirates

by Devon Ashby, Staff WriterThe Morgan State University Bears’ season came to an end after an 83-81 loss to the Hampton University Pirates, Wednesday night. The Bears, who advanced to the second round after beating the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Tuesday night, played the top seeded Pirates very tough. Morgan really played well offensively. In the first half they shot over 45 percent from the field, and things got even better in the second half, s they shot upwards of 54 percent. The combination of Cedric Blossom and Donte Pretlow, both seniors, nearly beat the Pirates on their own. […]

by · March 10, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · COLLEGE, SPORTS
Lady Bears Pull Away For First Conference Win of the Season

Lady Bears Pull Away For First Conference Win of the Season

by Benjamin McKnight III, Editor-In-ChiefAfter a dismal 1-6 start to the season, the Lady Bears hosted the Norfolk State University Lady Spartans to open MEAC play. Led by returning sophomores Breannan Farrar and Lexus Spears, the Lady Bears recovered from a third quarter deficit to win 67-58. The Lady Bears opened the game with a nine point lead to end the first quarter, increasing it to double digits before the half expired. “We came out early and got some scores,” said head coach Donald Beasley. “You see our post [Spears] can’t be stopped if we figure out how to slow […]

by · December 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · COLLEGE, SPORTS
Who’s Got Your Money?

Who’s Got Your Money?

by Akira Kyles, Staff WriterThere are about 6,000 full-time undergraduate students at Morgan State University. Hill Field House, home to basketball and volleyball, seats 4,250 people. While only some undergraduate students attend games, all students pay for them.   According to an examination conducted by the Huffington Post and The Chronicle of Higher Education, public universities have gathered more than $10.3 billion in mandatory student fees and other subsidies over the past five years.   For the past five years Morgan State’s athletic department has collected $39,164,175 in student fees and $46,716,133 in total revenues; that’s 83.83 percent of total […]

by · December 3, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, SPORTS