Thursday, October 28

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Thomas Leads the Lions
Campus Sports & Athletes

Thomas Leads the Lions

By: Sutton Sinclair On October 8th   Lincoln’s Men’s Cross Country team competed in the HBCU Challenge in Cary, North Carolina, taking 6th place overall as well as finishing 3rd amongst the CIAA. The Men’s team finished with an average time of 30:41 acquiring a total of 182 points. The Lions were led by freshman Isaiah Thomas  who finished with a final running time of 28:09, setting a new personal best. The team carried that momentum a week later matching up against rival Cheyney University on October 12th. Thomas, who led them to yet another win, commented on his team's performance and his future hopes; “I feel as though my team and I are prepared for the CIAA championship. We have been working hard all year. Our times have been dropping consistently as a team each week.”  When asked...
New Coach For Lincoln Lions Football
Campus Administration, Campus News, Campus Sports & Athletes

New Coach For Lincoln Lions Football

By Ryan Wilcox   During the 2017 spring semester, Lincoln University appointed Reginald Byarse Jr as the new interim head football coach for the LU Lions football team. At just 29 years old, Coach Byarse currently stands as the youngest coach in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) division. A 2011 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Byarse holds a B.S. in Sports administration. During his time as a student, he served as a volunteer coach through the Bearcat football program for two seasons, and also as an organizer for the “A Road to Follow” program for at risk youth.  The Cleveland born footballer also acquired much coaching experience as he worked at several high schools, including Lusher High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Though this is Byarse’s f...
What’s Next for Lions Athletics?
Campus News, Campus Sports & Athletes

What’s Next for Lions Athletics?

By: Michael Howard The Lincoln University athletics department has gone through some new changes, especially pertaining to their athletic building and even some administrative changes. The Lions athletics have brought in a new coach. New change of scenery to their performance system and now there is even a new athletic director. With the new additions added to Lions family they are looking to answer the question… “What’s next for the program?” Hopefully change for the better. With the interim athletic director Anthony Pla now in charge, he is someone who looks to always do his best to bring the best out of the program since he has been there. When asked about receiving this new position Pla replied; “I’m very excited, it is something I always had a thought of doing. Just being he...
The 6th Man Has Spirit, What About You?
Campus News, Sports, Views from the U

The 6th Man Has Spirit, What About You?

By: Tasha Saint-Louis If you have attended any recent sports events on Lincoln’s campus, you’ll notice that there is a new dynamic to the student section. Next to the band, you will see a sea of orange and blue chanting, jumping, and cheering more than the rest. What sets them apart from the rest of the students? A little something called school spirit. A newly formed organization on campus, The 6th Man is more than just a section; it represents a change in the game experience on campus. Per the organization’s adviser, Tiffani Brown, “The 6th Man is [essentially] a spirit campaign designed to shift the overall culture here at Lincoln.” The organization’s president Kenneth Faulcon, knew that the organization’s introduction to the campus would work best during basketball se...
Year of the Lion
Campus Sports & Athletes

Year of the Lion

  Michael Howard It is spring semester again, which means only one thing; baseball season is here and the Lions of Lincoln University are gearing up to go battle this upcoming season. This 2016-17 campaign for the Lions has a brighter outlook compared to the last few seasons. The Lions are returning six seniors and a full healthy pitching staff. The Lions start off their season with an away game on Feb. 18. Head Coach Anthony Pla, is optimistic about the Lions success this season. “I’m very excited" says Pla "I think that we have a good group of kid, our student athletes are ready to go this year…as long as everyone stays healthy I think we will be alright.” The Lions are looking to make a run at the CIAA championship depending upon their success in conference pl...
Lessons the Championships Taught Us
Sports, Voices

Lessons the Championships Taught Us

  Mar'Quell Fripp The outcome of three out of the four major American professional sports championships showed the nation the importance of being patient through life endeavors. Patience is a virtue that very few have. Numerous teams this year have shown us that even professionals have a hard time practicing patience during their careers while working towards their personal and professional goals. LeBron James and the city of Cleveland showed the hardships of balancing patience and actively striving for your goals in their devastating loss at their first championship appearance in 2007. The 2015 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors marked the final year of a 62 year championship drought for the city of Cleveland. The Cleveland Cavaliers would come back the next...
Is Kaepernick A Hypocrite?
Sports

Is Kaepernick A Hypocrite?

Taylor Murphy Wearing an afro, kneeling during the Star-Spangled Banner and not voting are just some of the actions that have sparked a movement among Colin Kaepernick’s NFL counterparts and fellow sports affiliates. Many of his fellow fans and counterparts questioned him about being a hypocrite. Steven A. Smith, an African-American journalist for the NFL, gave his complete and utter opinion on the choice that Kaepernick has publicly made. He stated “  As far as I am concerned, Colin Kaepernick is absolutely irrelevant. I don't want to see him again; I don't want to hear a damn word about anything he has to say about our nation- the issues he has to say about racial injustice, needing changing, … He comes across as a flaming hypocrite.” Colin Kaepernick had stated to his fans ...
Black Missouri Football Players Say They’ll Strike Until University President Resigns
News & Current Affairs, Sports

Black Missouri Football Players Say They’ll Strike Until University President Resigns

By ESPN 08 November 15 A group of black players on the Missouri football team says it will stop participating in football activities until university system president Tim Wolfe resigns. The announcement came via Twitter on Saturday night in a post by Missouri's Legion of Black Collegians. It comes after several recent racial incidents on Missouri's campus, and with Wolfe under fire for how he has handled them. The tweet included a photograph of 32 black men, including starting running back Russell Hansbrough. "The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe 'Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere,'" the tweet read. "We will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed du...
Opposite Feelings Accompany Lincoln’s Men and Women Basketball
Campus Sports & Athletes

Opposite Feelings Accompany Lincoln’s Men and Women Basketball

By Federico Ghelli     There were mixed feelings after the first games of the season for the women and men’s basketball teams. The men lost both games, while the women won their season opener. On Nov. 14, at The Lincoln University the men’s basketball team suffered a 92-72 loss against East Stroudsburg University, as part of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) – Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Challenge. Joshua Davis was the top scorer for the Lions with 10 points, making four out of five two-point shots. East Stroudsburg made 51 percent of the shots (20-39) against a low 35 percent (6-17) for the Lions. Lincoln also made 15 out of 23 attempts from the free-throw line and scored more points inside the paint (19-16). The L...