| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Because of an ongoing hamstring issue, Darius Banks missed seven of Denbigh’s 10 games in his junior season. And because of that, he was an unknown among the college recruiters.
Banks made the most of his senior year, and an impressive showcase...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Despite a late start, new Hampton University coach Connell Maynor aimed high with his first recruiting class. He didn't get everything he wanted, but he set a standard and landed a balanced class on National Signing Day.
"We're trying to compete against...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:34 PM
HAMPTON — When Phoebus High's 2010-11 basketball season ended, it appeared that teammates and close friends Brian Darden and Breon Key had played their final organized game together.
Key was headed to Old Dominion, Darden to Radford. Future runs...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 5:40 PM
HAMPTON — Hampton University's women have dominated the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference so thoroughly in recent years that close games almost are jarring.
Howard's hot start provided a challenge and the Lady Pirates had to work for their 40th...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:16 PM
HAMPTON -- Hampton University evolved during a two-week, four-game road swing, which provided a glimpse into the kind of team the Pirates can be as they prepare for the season’s final stretch.
The Pirates smothered Howard and leading scorer...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:15 PM
HAMPTON — There was no chance of Hampton University losing. None. Zero. Not at home. Not to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's 11th-place team.
The Lady Pirates' tasks against Maryland Eastern Shore on Monday were sharper defensive focus and...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:01 PM
HAMPTON -- Hampton University coach Ed Joyner Jr.’s message never wavered, even as he watched his team miss shots and absorb body blows from Maryland Eastern Shore: Keep pushing, keep fighting, do not give in.
The Pirates heeded and came from...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Hampton junior Dara Pearson, a 6-foot-3 rebounding machine who runs the floor as well as most guards, committed to UNC Charlotte Wednesday night.
Pearson picked the 49ers over North Carolina A&T, which had also offered her a scholarship. She will be...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:22 PM
HAMPTON — The uniforms haven't changed, but Hampton and Norfolk State have been different teams at different times thanks to injuries, additions and subtractions.
Both hope that they approach the best available versions of themselves as they...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 8:12 PM
NORFOLK -– The stickback couldn’t have been more routine for Jervon Pressley. He had secured prime rebounding real estate, and when Brian Darden’s bid for a game-winning 3-pointer fell short and into his hands, all that separated Hampton...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Hampton University’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference women’s indoor track championship was expected. The Lady Pirates were favored, they’d won three in a row and 10 of the last 11.
The men’s title chances were far less secure....
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:10 PM
Hampton University senior and former Hampton Crabber Alyssa Bennett scored 18 points and became the 25th player in program history to score 1,000 points in the Lady Pirates’ 59-52 win Saturday at Howard.
Hampton (22-4, 13-0 MEAC) won...