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Remembering Ali

Remembering Ali

by Maliik Obee, The Spokesman Staff WriterThe bell rung for the final time in the life of boxing icon Muhammad Ali on June 3, leaving the world to reflect on the legacy of one of the most venerable figures of all-time. Ali is credited with fighting 61 bouts, winning 56 and losing 5 while remaining the only three-time lineal world heavyweight champion in boxing history. However, history presents a plausible case that his biggest victories were outside of the ring. From fighting for the respect of changing his name (Cassius Clay), faith (Christian to Muslim) and health (Parkinson’s Disease), Ali […]

by · June 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, PROFESSIONAL, SECTIONS, SPORTS
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Super Bowl 50 Halftime show Review

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterIt wouldn’t truly be the Super Bowl if it wasn’t filled with some sort of controversy on and off the field, and the 50th Super Bowl surely didn’t disappoint. 83,000 fans filled the seats at Levi’s stadium to watch the defensive battle that was the Carolina Panthers versus the Denver Broncos. The Broncos would come out the victors, sending future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning out in style. The NFL spared no expense, bringing in megastars Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Beyoncé for the halftime show. Each artist brought their own flavor to the show, pleasing the crowd […]

by · February 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, PROFESSIONAL, R&B, SPORTS, Television
Gridiron Time: NFL 2015-2016 Preview

Gridiron Time: NFL 2015-2016 Preview

It’s the time of the year football fans salivate over. Families gather around the television to root for their favorite team, in hopes of winning a championship. As teams prepare to take a shot at participating in the league’s 50th Super Bowl, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to get past the negative press of the last year. The Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots have been on the hot seat since last season’s AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts. Better known as “Deflate Gate” the Patriots where accused of underinflating their game balls. Quarterback Tom Brady was initially suspended four […]

by · September 10, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · PROFESSIONAL, SPORTS
Madden 16 video game cover

A Big Catch: Madden 16 Review

As technology continues to evolve, video game designers push the envelope of realism. When it comes to our sports games, we want authenticity. That means virtual reality versions of the players we know and love that look and perform like their real-life counterparts. The Madden series has managed to stay popular since its first release in 1988. Developer EA Sports has sold more than 100 million copies of the yearly series, generating over $4 billion in revenue. According to Forbes Magazine, Madden 15 was the second best-selling game of 2014. Despite the high sales and popularity, many hardcore fans feel […]

by · September 10, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · PROFESSIONAL, SPORTS
Students Still Scrutinize Ray Rice’s NFL Upshot

Students Still Scrutinize Ray Rice’s NFL Upshot

By Jada Vanderpool The backlash after the reveal of Ravens football star Ray Rice’s full video of his domestic violence attack and his suspension from the NFL indefinitely on Monday still remains a discussion topic in the halls of Morgan State buildings. “He was wrong; he shouldn’t put his hands on a female like that, especially on the first strike. She didn’t even hit that man first,” said senior and Ravens fan Rashaad Stinette. Original footage of the attack released in February showed Rice dragging his then-fiancé Janay Palmer out of the elevator at Revel Casino in Atlantic City. “Sure, it’s […]

by · September 12, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · PROFESSIONAL, SPORTS