Tuesday, November 30

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Lincoln Lions stay true to team, despite heartbreaker
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Lincoln Lions stay true to team, despite heartbreaker

  Looking only at the scoreboard, it would be easy to think that Lincoln University's football fans would have been a morose bunch this weekend. The Lions lost their home opener Saturday against Livingstone College, 35-7, despite some great playing. But the score told only part of the story. Lions fans—students, faculty, parents and Lincoln alumni—came out to show their  pride and support in a new stadium and under near-perfect autumn skies. “I always come back and support my Lincoln family,” said Lincoln alumnus Jason Hunt, class of 2000 and a season-ticket holder. “I’m excited to be here since this is the football team's first home game this season," said Michael C. Taylor, a 1995 graduate. "It’s also an honor to be back for the Hall of Fame recipients," Tay...
Football: Lions lose home opener, 35-7
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Football: Lions lose home opener, 35-7

By Aisha Renee Noel For The Lincolnian The Lions football team played strong but dropped its home opener this weekend against the Livingstone College Blue Bears. The Lions racked up a total of 371 yards of total offense—131 yards rushing and 240 yards passing. The rushing total was the first time Lincoln topped 100-yards since a 2011 game against Bowie State. Sophomore Asher Watlington and quarterback Doug Hook combined to help the Lions top their past records. Lincoln’s place kicker Kyle Jaski, a junior from Escondido, Calif., netted 116 yards on three punts, including an impressive 50-yard boot. Linebacker Andrew Bone and defense back Elijah Douglas each had one sack on the Livingstone quarterback, while sophomore safety Brion Robinson dominated the Lion’s defense w...
Women’s volleyball: Lions lose 3 in tournament
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Women’s volleyball: Lions lose 3 in tournament

By Briana McKellery The Lincolnian The Lady Lions volleyball team lost their three opening games in a tournament over the weekend. Coach Amber Sneed said the team faced long odds. “We are a new team this year with a handful of young girls who are adjusting to the college level of play, and these teams we played came into this tournament with six to eight games under their belt already,” Sneed said. The team lost to Winston-Salem State University, Johnson C. Smith University and Livingstone College, all from North Carolina. The team's next outing is Thursday against Virginia Union University.
Football: Lions suffer tough road loss to Sacred Heart
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Football: Lions suffer tough road loss to Sacred Heart

By Briana McKellery The Lincolnian   The Lincoln Lions fell short of a win against the Division 1 Sacred Heart University Pioneers in Connecticut. The Lions dug themselves a hole from the beginning of the game, falling behind 28-0 in the second quarter. They spent the rest of the game fighting to get out but could not. The Pioneers came out on top, defeating the Lions 45-3.
Double Wins for LU Baseball
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Double Wins for LU Baseball

By: Nigel Broadnax On Saturday, the Lincoln University baseball team picked up a pair of wins on their home field in a doubleheader against Virginia University of Lynchburg. The initial game began with Lincoln racing out to a 5-0 lead by the bottom of the first inning. Those five runs were scored by Richard Holguin, Christian Valdez, Steve Talmo, David Christian and Brandon Bolden. Holguin later picked up a sixth run for the Lions in the second inning. VUL made the game somewhat interesting as they scored two runs in the sixth inning. Lincoln was able to hold them off, however, with the help of pitching by Stephen Smith.  Smtih threw eight strikes in the contest and collected the win. The second game was not as competitive. Lincoln grabbed control through the first in...
CIAA and Spring Break a Good Fit
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CIAA and Spring Break a Good Fit

By Tanisha Morris   For Lincoln University, the 2013 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association conference is going to be exceptionally special with it falling during the school’s first Spring Break. Instead of extravagant trips or just staying home, many students are making their way to Charlotte, North Carolina for the tournament. “Last year I didn’t go because I would have had to miss class in order to be down there in time,” said Krissy Figueroa, “but because of the break, I will just leave straight from school.” Even alumni are excited about the conference. Many have bags packed excited to root on their school in this year’s tournament. “This year is actually better because everyone thought that we wouldn’t be in the position we are now,” said Rick Glover of ...
Men prevail, women fall in weekend basketball contests
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Men prevail, women fall in weekend basketball contests

By Nigel Broadnax Lincoln University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams had mixed results during weekend contests against Virginia Union.  The men prevailed 60-58, while the Lady Lions fell 52-43. The Lincoln University men's basketball team prevailed against Virginia Union University at Manuel Rivero Gymnasium on Saturday. Late free throws by senior Richard Glover lifted Lincoln to the victory. The game was kept pretty close throughout the first half, despite the Lions trailing by as many as six at one point. They trailed 31-29 at halftime. Lincoln jumped out to a 39-31 within the first four minutes of the second half. Virginia Union responded with a 19-9 run over the next seven minutes, gaining a 50-48 advantage. Virginia Union's final lead of the game was 58-...
Lady Lions finish 6th at CIAA meet
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Lady Lions finish 6th at CIAA meet

By Nigel Broadnax On Sunday, the Lincoln University women’s track and field finished sixth in CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Va. They posted a score of 25 points. Junior Shana Brown led the way for the Lady Lions, as she finished sixth in the 3,000 Meter Run posting a time of 11:34.80. She also finished eighth in the Mile Run posting a time of 5:42.46. Senior Diane Lindsey finished fifth in the Triple Jump competition by jumping a distance of 11.12 meters. The men’s track and field team finished also finished sixth in their Championships. They recorded a total of 14 points. Junior Matthew Huckabee paced the Lions as he finished first in the Shot Put competition, and set a school record by throwing for 16.66 meters. ...
Lincoln U. searching for next football coach
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Lincoln U. searching for next football coach

By Tanisha Morris and Latevin Walker With second semester in full effect, Lincoln University’s football team is back in the gym training for next season. However, the team has begun preparing without their former head coach Olabaniji “O.J.” Abanishe. Abanishe, who was formally let go on in December, compiled a 7-33 record since 2009, the year the moved to its current Division II status. The first coach since 1960, Abasinhe was hired in 2007 to help rebuild the program.  In its first contest against George Mason University on Aug. 30 2008, Lincoln University defeated George Mason University 34-7. But during his tenure, Lincoln’s football team never won more than 3 games in a season, and was 1-9 last season, a year that included a lopsided, nationally-publicized defeat to ...
Lions Hold on to Beat Bowie in OT
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Lions Hold on to Beat Bowie in OT

By: Nigel Broadnax Thanks to the late-game heroics of junior guard Derrick Washington, The Lincoln University men's basketball team survived a high-energy overtime game against Bowie State University, winning 60-59 Saturday evening at Manuel Rivero Gymnasium. Bowie State jumped out to an early seven-point lead with a little over nine minutes remaining in the first half. Lincoln closed out the half with a 22-11 run, taking a four-point lead going into the half. The Lions' lead extended to eight with 12:08 remaining in regulation. Bowie State responded with a 15-4 run capped with a basket by Ray Gatling, giving his team a 53-50 lead with 35 seconds left on the game clock. Moments later, Lincoln's Derrick Washington nailed a three pointer to tie the game at 53 a piece with 25 ...