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Monday, December 31, 2012


While our student body is away from campus for the holiday break, the Bowie State University women and men's basketball teams invite all AAU, CYO, Boys and Girls Club, Recreation and other youth boys/girls basketball players to our "Youth Jersey Games".

Come out to support the Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs for their January 3rd (Livingstone College), January 5th (Johnson C. Smith University) and January 7th (Winston-Salem State University) doubleheader games and show off your teams' jersey. This offer is open to any player in the 8th grade or below. Youth wearing their jersey will be admitted absolutely FREE with a paid adult. All adults accompanying the player will get in for $5 (each) to see both games. (See attached flyer for additional information)

Thursday, January 3                      Basketball vs. Livingstone College
                                                            (Leonidas S. James Complex – A.C. Jordan Arena)
                                                            Lady Blue Bears vs. Lady Bulldogs @5:30 pm
                                                            Blue Bears vs.  Bulldogs @7:30 pm
                                                            For ticket information CLICK HERE

Saturday, January 5                      Basketball vs. Johnson C. Smith University
                                                            (Leonidas S. James Complex – A.C. Jordan Arena)
                                                            Lady Golden Bulls vs. Lady Bulldogs @5:30 pm
                                                            Golden Bulls vs.  Bulldogs @7:30 pm
                                                            For ticket information CLICK HERE

                                                            Track and Field at George Mason
                                                            (Fairfax, VA)
                                                            All Day

Monday, January 7                       Basketball vs. Winston-Salem State University
                                                            (Leonidas S. James Complex – A.C. Jordan Arena)
                                                            Lady Rams vs. Lady Bulldogs @5:30 pm
                                                            Rams vs.  Bulldogs @7:30 pm
                                                            For ticket information CLICK HERE

Friday, January 18                         Bowling hosts Lady Bulldogs Fred Underwood Classic
                                                            (AMF Laurel Lanes – Laurel, MD)
                                                            All Day
                                                            Free Admission

Saturday, January 19                    Bowling hosts Lady Bulldogs Fred Underwood Classic
                                                            (AMF Laurel Lanes – Laurel, MD)
                                                            All Day
                                                            Free Admission

                                                            Basketball vs. Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
                                                            (Leonidas S. James Complex – A.C. Jordan Arena)
                                                            Lady Lions vs. Lady Bulldogs @1 pm
                                                            Lions vs.  Bulldogs @4 pm (TV Game)
                                                            For ticket information CLICK HERE

                                                            Track and Field at University of Maryland
                                                            (Sports and Learning Complex – Landover, MD)
                                                            All Day

Sunday, January 20                       Bowling hosts Lady Bulldogs Fred Underwood Classic
                                                            (AMF Laurel Lanes – Laurel, MD)
                                                            All Day
                                                            Free Admission

Fifteen Student-Athletes Earn Degrees in December Commencement

Fifteen Student-Athletes Earn Degrees in December Commencement

(BOWIE, Md.) Fifteen current and former student-athletes were among Bowie State University graduates who received degrees in the 2012 Fall Commencement – Friday, December 21st in BSU's A.C. Jordan Arena.  “It is always a proud moment to see our student-athletes cross the stage and receive their diplomas. We understand all of the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice that goes into reaching this pinnacle in their lives. We wish them nothing but the best and I know they leave us understanding that once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog”, said Athletic Director Anton Goff.

Current Student-Athletes
Ramono Flowers – B.S. Business Administration – Football
Shayla Davis – B.S. Sociology – Women’s Track

Former Student-Athletes
Joffrey Alcidor – B.S. Sociology – Men’s Track
Ashley Bordonaro – B.S. Early Childhood/Special Education – Women’s Bowling
Darren Clark – B.S. Communications – Men’s Basketball
Joel Ellerbe – B.S. Communications – Football
Andrew Engel – B.S. Sports Management – Men’s Basketball
Troy Gibson – B.S. Child and Adolescent Studies - Football
Alyce Harrell – B.A. Fine Arts – Women’s Track
Kyle Moore – B.S. Business Administration - Football
Clifford Pigford – B.S. Communications – Football
Devin Richards – B.S. Business Administration – Men’s Track
Teaunsha Robinson – B.S. Business Administration – Women’s Basketball
Kenneth Turner – B.A. Fine Arts - Football

Former Student-Athletes Receiving Masters
John Corey Stevens – M.A. Organizational Communication – Men’s Basketball

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UDC Men's Basketball Spirited Second-Half Comeback Falls Short in 91-90 Loss at UMass Lowell

December 30, 2012

Firebirds’ Spirited Second Half Comeback Falls Short in 91-90 Loss at UMass Lowell

LOWELL, MA  –  The University of the District of Columbia men's basketball team rallied from a 21-point deficit with 17:08 left in regulation, to pull within one point of tying the game on three separate occasions, only to fall to non-conference foe UMass Lowell, 91-90 on Sunday afternoon at Costello Athletic Center.
With a depleted roster and its head coach Jeff Ruland ejected from the game after a double-technical foul at the 10:38 mark in the first half, the Firebirds (1-9) never showed any signs of quit. Four of their starting five scored in double figures, including junior transfer point guard Quasim Jones (Business Management – Philadelphia, PA/Johnson CC), who registered a season-high 24 points to go with seven assists, four rebounds and two steals. Junior transfer guard Michael Terry(Criminal Justice – Philadelphia, PA/Boston U) shot 8-of-15 from the field to finish with 21 points and five rebounds as well. Senior transfer forward D'Angelo Johnson (Mass Media – Washington, DC/Virginia St.) had yet another solid outing with 17 points, four rebounds and three assists, and senior guard Keith Brooks (Journalism – Queens, NY/Monsignor McClancy HS) added 13 points.
The Riverhawks (7-2) were led by starting guard Akeem Williams, who led all scorers with 32 points on 12-of-14 shooting from the field (2-of-3 from long-range). Romeo Diaz came off the bench to score 17 points and grab five rebounds, starting forward Antonio Bivins added 16 points and eight boards, and the other starting forward Kennedy Chukwuocha pitched in with 10 points.
Johnson scored five points in the opening minutes to help the Firebirds claim an early 10-4 lead with a little more than three minutes played, but a 16-2 Riverhawks blitz over the next 3:52 resulted in a 20-12 UMass Lowell lead at the 13-minute mark. District of Columbia responded with a 5-2 run, all five of the points scored by Jones, and cut the deficit in half, 21-17 with 11:37 left in the first half. But things took a turn for the worse when UML's Williams knocked down a jumper at the 10:41 mark to make it 23-17, and Ruland was subsequently slapped with a double-technical foul which ousted him from the game. Williams went on to sink four consecutive free-throws, and then the Riverhawks got a steal and an easy layup at the other end to complete what amounted to an 8-0 run in just over a minute. The Riverhawks would lead by as many as 18 in the half before settling for a 51-36 advantage at intermission.
UMass Lowell did not let up to start the second half, out-scoring the Firebirds 9-3 over the first 2:52 of action when play resumed to take its largest lead of the afternoon, 60-39 with 17:08 left to play. A steal followed by a fast-break layup by Michael Terry would then ignite an 8-0 Firebirds surge to cut the deficit to 13, 60-47 nearing the 14-minute mark. Still trailing 69-56 at the 11-minute mark, consecutive baskets by Brandon Ennis followed by a Terry three-pointer resulted in a 7-0 run that brought the Firebirds within six, with 8:25 to play. Then, after the Riverhawks had grown their lead to nine (74-65), Terry converted two consecutive layups which brought District of Columbia within five, 76-71 with just under five minutes showing on the clock.
The UML lead would hover between four and seven for nearly the next four minutes when Jones converted a conventional three-point play with 55 seconds left to pull the Firebirds within two, 86-84. District of Columbia then sent Greg DeSantis to the line with 47 ticks left, and he made 1-of-2 to make it a three-point game. On the ensuing Firebirds possession, junior transfer Ralph Watts(Sociology – Peekskill, NY/UAlbany) grabbed one of his team-high eight rebounds after a missed three-pointer by Keith Brooks, and made a layup for his only points from the field that day to make it a one-point game, 87-86.
Again the Firebirds fouled DeSantis, who sank both to up the Riverhawks lead back to three, 89-86 with 25 seconds remaining. The Firebirds once again made it a one-point game when D'Angelo Johnson followed Quasim Jones' missed layup with a good layup of his own at the 14-second mark. The Firebirds scored 13 second-chance points in the second half (18 for the day). Johnson was fouled on the play, but could not convert the game-tying free-throw, and so the Firebirds still trailed 89-88.
Antonio Bivins grabbed the rebound on the missed free-throw by Johnson, and he was immediately fouled by Terry. Bivins missed both his free-throws, but UMass Lowell's Kennedy Chukwuocha came up with a crucial offensive rebound to retain possession. Chukwuocha then went on to miss both his free-throws as well, but the game's leading scorer, Akeem Williams came up with yet another offensive rebound for the Riverhawks with just 10 seconds now remaining. He sank both to make it 91-88, and the Firebirds, in their final possession, could only manage a put-back layup by Johnson at the last second to make it a final score of 91-90.
Both teams shot extremely well, but the Riverhawks held the edge in field goal shooting (56-percent to 48-percent) and three-point shooting (40-percent to 36-percent). The Firebirds shot much better, percentage-wise at the free-throw line (82-percent to 68-percent) but the Riverhawks actually made three more free throws (25-22) as a result of 26 fouls called on District of Columbia. District of Columbia had a better assist-to-turnover ratio (15/11 to 16/15) and scored 19 points off of turnovers for the day. The Firebirds also held a 42-32 advantage in points in the paint despite UML's slight, 34-32 rebounding edge. However, with just three substitutes rotating in, the Firebirds bench combined for just 10 points while the Riverhawks' six reserves tripled that in perhaps the game's most telling statistic.
The Firebirds will look to end their eight-game losing slide as they enter back into East Coast Conference play on January 5th at NYIT. Tip-off is a 3 p.m.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

University of the District of Columbia Women's Basketball Falls to Assumption, 50-39

December 30, 2012

Cold-Shooting Firebirds Fall to Assumption, 50-39 in Final Game of D.C. Winter Classic

WASHINGTON, DC  –  The Firebirds women's basketball team was defeated by No. 26 Assumption College, 50-39 on Sunday evening in the final game of the D.C. Winter Classic hosted by the University of the District of Columbia.
In earlier action today, No. 18 Shaw rallied from a 39-34 halftime deficit to beat Felician, 74-66. The Bears won both tournament games and improved to 8-1 while the Golden Falcons lost both their games and dropped to 4-9.
District of Columbia finished 1-1 in the tournament and fell back to .500 with an overall record of 6-6 after today's loss. The Firebirds' 39 points was a season-low, and it marked the first time they failed to score 40 points in a game since November 20th, 2009.
Assumption, meanwhile, bounced back from a lopsided, 63-44 loss to Shaw yesterday to even their tournament mark at 1-1 and improve to 8-2 overall. The Greyhounds held District of Columbia to 25-percent field goal shooting and won the battle of the boards by a sizable, 52-38 margin.
Junior guard Julissa Anderson (Criminal Justice – Greensboro, NC/Southeast Guilford HS) led the Firebirds with a season-high 16 points to go with six rebounds. This marked her third straight game in double-figures scoring. Senior guard Janelle Junior (Administration of Justice – Riverside, CA/La Sierra HS) also notched her third straight double-figure scoring game as she finished with 10 points.
Assumption, which shot just 33-percent from the field, also had just two players score in double-figures. Gabrielle Gibson tied for the game-high of 16 points to go with six rebounds and a team-high three steals, and Sabrina Siciliano nearly had her second straight double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds.
The first half featured four ties and nine lead changes, but it was District of Columbia who would go into halftime with a two-point edge, 25-23. Trailing 16-15 after Assumption's Katy Howard buried a three-pointer with just under nine minutes in the first half, Anderson responded for the Firebirds with two consecutive long-range bombs to give District of Columbia the largest lead of the half held by either team, 21-16, with 6:28 left to play. The Greyhounds went on to score seven of the game's next nine points to force a 23-all tie at the 2:26 mark, but freshman forward Tatyana Calhoun (Envrionmental Science – Disputanta, VA/Sussex Central HS) converted a layup after a pretty pass in the paint from team newcomer, sophomore Lianne Miller (Health Education – Fareham, England/Swanmore College of Technology) for what would prove to be the final points of the half. District of Columbia could have taken as much as a seven-point lead at intermission, but missed five consecutive free-throws in the final 35 seconds of the half.
Anderson scored the first points of the second half on a layup a little over a minute into the action, but it was all Assumption from that point on. A 19-2 Greyhounds run over the next 10:33 led to a 42-29 Assumption lead with 8:22 left in regulation. Still trailing 44-31 with 6:16 to go, the Firebirds went on an 8-0 run in just under three minutes thanks to five consecutive points by Junior and a three-pointer by Anderson, and they cut the deficit to five at the 3:28 mark. Gibson would respond for Assumption by converting a conventional three-point play, and the Greyhounds closed out the game on a 6-0 run to win, 50-39.
The Firebirds, which shot 39-percent from the field and 67-percent from three-point range in the first half, shot just 16-percent (6-of-37) from the field and 17-percent (2-of-12) from three-point range in the second frame. They were also plagued by abysmal free-throw shooting as they made just 1-of-11 (nine-percent) at the foul line.
Assumption turned the ball over 21 times compared to only 11 Firebird miscues, but shot 33-percent (15-of-46) from the field, 29-percent (5-of-17) from long-range and 71-percent (15-of-21) from the free-throw line.
The Firebirds will look to bounce back as they enter back into East Coast Conference on January 5th at NYIT. Tip-off is at 12 p.m.

These foods kill cancer cells (but there's a catch)

Cancer Defeated Publications

Here's another good reason for you to

    According to research published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, a plant nutrient called sulforaphane is highly selective in its battle against cancer.

    Unlike traditional chemotherapy drugs, this nutrient has been shown to target and destroy prostate, breast and other cancer cells—while leaving healthy cells untouched! You don't want to miss this natural miracle from the produce section. . .

Continued below. . .

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    Sulforaphane is part of the group of compounds called isothiocyanates (ITC). These compounds are ABUNDANT in broccoli and other cruiciferous vegetables such as:
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Collard and kale greens
  • Radish
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
    These vegetables don't contain a dusting of ITCs on their skins! You have to actually chew or chop them to break down their cell membranes.

    This brings their sulfur-containing chemicals in contact with certain enzymes that occur in the vegetables themselves AND in your own digestive tract. These enzymes are essential to releasing the sulforaphane/ITC nutrient. Without the enzymes, it doesn't matter how much broccoli and cabbage you eat.

    Some folks prefer to cook their vegetables to help get 'em down the hatch. But you should know that the greatest cancer-fighting benefits come with eating them raw.

    This is because cooking at high heat will deactivate the enzyme that helps produce cancer-killing ITCs! Raw or lightly cooked vegetables will deliver the greatest health benefits.

    If you don't know about enzymes, it's time you did! Everyone needs to take them as supplements AND eat enzyme-rich foods as well. Enzymes are every bit as important as vitamins and minerals. I wrote the book on this subject, called The Missing Ingredient for Good Health.

    Like many plants, cruciferous vegetables are rich in the very enzymes you need to digest them. Besides sulforaphane, they're also rich in vitamins A, C, and K, and in other compounds that help make them mean, green cancer-fighting machines.

    Vitamin K is a wonder all by itself. I take it as a supplement in addition to eating large amounts of broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower and watercress (watercress is a super addition to a salad). I could go on for a very long time about all the natural "medicines" in cruciferous vegetables, but let me get back to sulforaphane.

    Exactly how does it work its magic against cancer? Well, numerous study results show that this health defender carries out…
A multi-pronged attack against deadly cancer cells!
    Essentially, sulforaphane uses several highly effective strategies to protect you from cancer. This includes actions that:
  • Block damaging enzyme reactions—sulforaphane blocks phase 1 enyzmes that can activate carcinogens in your body
  • Inhibit cancer cell growth—cancer cells grow and multiply quickly until they get a dose of sulforaphane; it has a unique ability to shut 'em down
  • Promote cancer cell suicide—not only does it stop them from growing, but sulforaphane also induces apoptosis (natural cell death) in various types of cancer cells
  • Rev up beneficial enzyme action—increasing phase 2 antioxidant enzymes helps reduce harmful inflammation that can promote cancer cell growth and prevent apoptosis
    Sulforaphane also provides protection against several types of bacteria, including E.Coli, Salmonella and Staphylococcus aureus.

    Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties have many folks interested in using sulforaphane as a topical cosmetic.

    It's a wonder drug in a plant — and you don't need a prescription.

    Now this isn't pie-in-the-sky fantasy! These conclusions come from documented clinical research and observation.

    Respected physician and medical writer, Dr. Ray Sahelian endorses sulforaphane as a product that can help detoxify your body and protect against a variety of cancers.

    Dr. Sahelian's website cites numerous scientific studies that prove its healthful benefits.
Here's what some studies have shown so far…
    Scientists have noted amazing results when studying the inhibiting effects of sulforaphane on chemically-induced cancers in a variety of animal studies.

    Here are just a few examples:
  • Breast—researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center studied mice with breast cancer to document the number of cancer stem cells in breast tumors. They injected the mice with different concentrations of sulforaphane. The investigators found that sulforaphane 1) significantly reduced the number of cancer stem cells, 2) left ordinary cells unharmed, and 3) stopped breast cancer cells from producing new tumors
  • Colon —investigators at the State University of New Jersey found that mice given a diet supplemented with sulforaphane for three weeks developed significantly fewer and smaller polyps in their small intestines
  • Lung—Beijing University scientists found that 9 days after implanting tumor cells in the lungs of mice, those treated with sulforaphane injections had tumors weighing more than 70 percent less than those in control mice!
  • Prostate—2011 studies concluded by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University demonstrated that sulforaphane selectively targeted cancerous prostate cells and left normal cells unharmed
    This is merely a sampling of the many positive anti-cancer properties of this powerhouse broccoli nutrient. Research teams are continuing to monitor human clinical trials and animal studies for additional evidence.

    So are YOU convinced that broccoli and its cousins are one of Mother Nature's kick-butt cancer cures?

    The evidence abundantly shows this to be true. But no one expects you to develop an overnight fondness for this group of vegetables. Whatever the reason, many folks just can't stomach the idea of chomping on broccoli. The first President Bush famously announced he refused to eat it. I can't stand Brussels sprouts myself.

    The good news is some manufacturers have developed supplements that extract the healthy sulforaphane from vegetables and make it available in pill form.

    So if broccoli, cauliflower, kale and turnips just don't appeal to you—you can still benefit from their anti-cancer strength without holding your nose before each bite!