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Blackout Bowl: Conspiracy or Coincidence?

On February 3rd, 2013 the San Francisco 49ers prepared to face off against the underdog Baltimore Ravens in what many are calling the “Blackout Bowl.” After the Ravens historic win, many viewers were left wondering about the power outage that interrupted the game for nearly a half hour. The outage shifted the momentum in the middle of the game. After some 30 minutes, the lights came back on and the game resumed–except it didn’t seem like the same game. The 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, came back ready to play. In the second half Kaepernick threw for 20 completions and only […]

by · February 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · PROFESSIONAL, SPORTS
The Champions Return Home: City Pride Second to None

The Champions Return Home: City Pride Second to None

On Tuesday morning, the Super Bowl Champions  returned to their home city where it all began and were welcomed by tens of thousands along a parade route and 80,000 fans who crowded into the stadium for a victory celebration. The Ravens were back in Baltimore and the city could not be happier. The parade was slated to start at City Hall at 10:45 a.m. but traffic was so heavy it was delayed by more than an hour later. Before a single player arrived at the City Hall, thousands of fans were  already waiting outside, hoping for a glimpse. Once the team arrived […]

by · February 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · PROFESSIONAL, SECTIONS, SPORTS

EMPIRE STATE OF MIND: LET’S HEAR IT FOR NEW YORK

Led by their star player, Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks hold the third spot in the East. Although they lost Jeremy Lin, they were able to look past that by acquiring veteran Jason Kidd and later signing Rasheed Wallace. Many people were skeptical about how successful the Knicks would be without their star power forward, Amar’e Stoudemire, who was told would be out for several weeks due to a knee injury. Despite Stoudemire’s absence, the team started the season 6-0 and still holds an impressive record of 9-4.After losing the first round to the Miami Heat in the playoffs, the Knicks […]

by · January 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · SPORTS

Bears Basketball Preview

The Bears look to have a more successful season this year after returning from a 9-19 season last year. The men’s basketball team started their season off with an away game at The University of South Carolina on Nov. 10. Along with the many different MEAC opponents, Morgan is hoping to compete against tougher teams and has added out-of-conference games against The University of South Carolina, Loyola Marymount University, Virginia Military Institute and others this season. Although the team hasn’t won the MEAC since its back to back championships in 2009 and 2010 students still seem to have hope. Senior […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · SPECIAL COVERAGE, SPORTS

Close, but No Cigar, Bears finish Season 3-8

By  NICK BEDFORD Spokesman Staff Writer On a chilly November day at Hughes Stadium, the Morgan State Bears battled the Hampton Pirates in their final game of the season. The Bears lost in a close one, with 27-17 to end their season on a six game losing streak, Morgan’s longest losing streak since 1996. The Bears just couldn’t quite hold on against Hampton in a competitive game throughout all four quarters. Before the game Tyrone Hendrix (senior WR) emphasized the Bears need to play a full 60 minutes of football to be successful against Hampton. “We’ve got to play a […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · SPORTS