This week’s HBCU Round-Up


HBCU Round-Up as compiled by Phinesse Demps

Coppin State Eagles Bowling Place Ninth at Virginia Union Invitational

The Coppin State University bowling team competed in their second tournament of the season at the Virginia Union University Invitational on Friday, November 4th through Sunday, November 6th. The Eagles placed 9th out of 13 teams tallying 10,620 total pins over the course of three days, averaging 151.7 per game with a 6-8 overall record in the tournament.

Coppin State’s Froberg Notches Double-Double in Season Finale Against Morgan State

Junior Guro Froberg recorded her third double-double of the year with 11 kills and 11 digs as Coppin State volleyball closed out the 2016 regular season with a 3-1 (25-11, 16-15, 22-25, 12-25) home defeat to rival Morgan State University on Sunday, November 6th inside the Physical Education Complex Auxiliary Gym.

Froberg finished with a season-high three service aces. She had nine double figure kill matches this year to go along with five double-digit dig performances. Junior Jennifer Gell had her first kill of the season and tied a season-high with ten digs. Freshman Christa Johnson had a career-best match tallying eight kills, eight digs and an assist against Morgan State. Johnson recorded a season-high .227 attack percentage on 22 total attacks. Freshman Dominique Madarang finished with 27 assists and junior Glorines Rosado had 17 digs. The Eagles six service aces is their second highest total of the season.

Morgan State University 2016 IC4A Championship Results, Weaver Field Princeton, N.J.

Princeton, N.J. – One week after posting an eighth place finish in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championships, the Morgan State men’s track and field team rebounded with a historic victory on an even bigger stage. The Bears finished with 68 points on the third and final day of the at the IC4A Outdoor Championship, claiming the team title by 11 points over second-place Cornell at Princeton’s Weaver Stadium this weekend. It marked Morgan State’s first-ever IC4A Outdoor Championship, and the first-ever by a MEAC school.

LIU Brooklyn finished in third place with 55 points, followed by Hampton (4th, 41 pts) and Princeton (38.33 pts). The first of Sunday’s (May 15) titles came from Deyvon Howell who edged out teammate White to win the 100-meters. Howell crossed the finish line with a time of 10.63, while White came in second place with a 10.66.

ELL N Firebirds’ Red-Hot Shooting Leads to 94-71 Win vs. Chestnut Hill

The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team earned a decisive, 94-71 victory over Chestnut Hill College in non-conference East Regional play Saturday afternoon at Philadelphia University’s Gallagher Center.

The Firebirds shot a blistering 57-percent (34-of-60) from the field, including a scintillating 50-percent (14-of-28) from behind the arc, en-route to a 23-point margin of victory that saw UDC even its record at 1-1. The Griffins, meanwhile, shot 42-percent from the field and were held to a paltry, 3-of-15 (20-percent) from long range, as they fell to 0-2 on the season. While the two teams combined for a whopping 45 turnovers on the day, UDC capitalized with 37 points off Griffin turnovers while CHC managed just 20 off of Firebird miscues. UDC also had 25 assists to CHC’s 14.

Senior guard Joseph Nickerson led all scorers and four Firebirds in double-figures with 27 points on 11-of-15 FG shooting and 5-of-9 from behind the arc. He also registered game-highs of nine rebounds and five steals while handing out a career-high eight assists.

Senior point guard Kasim Chandler did a splendid job running the UDC offense as he scored 18 points and dished out a game-high nine assists while committing only three turnovers. Chandler also collected six rebounds and three steals. Junior guard Traevon Butler recorded 16 points and six rebounds, and senior forward Jayone Troutman added 12 points on 6-of-9 FG shooting to go with two steals. DC never trailed in this game as the Firebirds connected on four of their first five three-point attempts, jumping out to early leads of 15-4 and 20-10 thanks mostly to a three-pointer apiece by Butler, Chandler, Nickerson, and senior guard Reggie Sidbury. As a team, UDC went on to shoot 11-of-18 (61-percent) from long range in the first half, burying one long-range bomb after another every time the Griffins threatened to cut the lead to single digits. The Firebirds would take a 56-40 advantage into halftime.

UDC put the game out of reach early in the second half with Butler scoring seven points during a 17-6 opening run to give the Firebirds their largest lead of the afternoon, 73-46 just shy of seven minutes into the closing half. Chestnut Hill would not get any closer than 17 the rest of the way.

The Griffins were led by reserve forward Jalil Myers’ team-highs of 16 points and seven rebounds. Guards J.J. Butler and Demetrius Isaac also contributed 15 and 14 points, respectively.

Next up for UDC is another regional road contest at Bloomfield College on Saturday, November 19th at 2 p.m.

HBCU ROUND-UP is compiled by Phinesse Demps; You can contact Phinesse Demps at or (410)831-5605. Follow on Twitter: @lfpmedia.