The year was 1995.
Biggie Smalls was the illest. Michael Jordan still hadn’t announced he’d come back. Social media consisted of telling your neighbors what you just read in the daily paper. Lets just say, things were different.
Over in the Tidewater area of Virginia, a young Howard alum named Stan Verrett was working as a sports reporter at WAVY-10. The game was a big deal as Hampton had just moved up to Division I status and was looking to make a name for itself. ODU would win the game, but it was just the start of what was to come for Hampton and Verrett, who would go on to become a prominent sports journalist and host. You can now catch him on Sportscenter.