Playing with the quarterback duo of Robert Council and Moses Skillon, the offense produced just one touchdown and committed four turnovers as the visiting Bears fell, 28-14, to Howard before an announced 7,053 at William H. Greene Stadium here.
Dan Hanner of ESPN Insider has ranked all 351 Division I men's basketball teams. As he explains, he "ran 10,000 simulations of every D-I player and each team's defense, and then ranked the teams 1-351 based on the median simulation."
North Carolina Central, Morgan State's opponent Saturday, ranks near the bottom of many offensive and defensive categories in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. But one area the Eagles thrive in is special teams.
Junior linebacker Cody Acker sealed the win by returning an interception 19 yards for a touchdown, allowing Morgan State to snap an 11-game losing streak with a 34-21 victory over Florida A&M before an announced 1,259 in its Homecoming game. Afterward, Bears players and coaches converged in the middle of a raucous locker room to sing the school's fight song.
The Morgan State football team found its rhythm on offense in the first and fourth quarters of its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener against Norfolk State. It was the middle stretch that proved to be the Bears' undoing Saturday.
Under coach Donald Hill-Eley, Morgan State is 14-20 against nonconference opponents, but 6-6 in season openers. But the Bears finished last season on a dubious six-game losing streak during which they were outscored, 154-93.
Despite a 6-foot-2, 220-pound frame, Morgan State outside linebacker Christopher Robinson was a novice in the weight room during his first year at the university, and that inexperience showed during a session with Josh Bush, the strength and conditioning coach.
Dale Dunn strode into Kevin Ondrasek's office at the University of Southern Mississippi with an air of determination. A graduate student with one more year of NCAA eligibility, Dunn told the first-year assistant track coach that he had unfinished business.
Jibri Victorian has become the posterchild of the Eagles' track and field program and will run in his third straight NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles.
If Mason, Montana, Howard, Hampton, UMBC, Seton Hall and Loyola win their conference tourneys it means an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I field. And that would mean a Laurel connection to March Madness for the third year in a row.
Tara Lonergan and Sydney Henderson each scored 10 points to lead host Mount St. Mary's to a 51-39 win over LIU Brooklyn on Monday night that clinched a spot in the Northeast Conference women's basketball tournament.