The weekend: what you missed

18 Oct

It was a very eventful weekend here at Hampton University.

For starts it was Parents Weekend. Parents visited their children and the campus from Friday through Sunday and enjoyed a number of activities catered just for them.

Parents were able to visit their child’s classroom’s, visit the museum, go on campus tours, attend the Terps concert and enjoy a parents night out reception Friday evening in the Student Center hosted by WHOV 88.1 FM.

Saturday the parents were welcomed by President, William R. Harvey, saw the Hampton Pirates win a close football game against Norfolk State and that evening enjoyed the Parents’ Golden Night Dance.

On Friday evening while the parents had fun in the Student Center at Parents night out, the students were having fun in Holland as the basketball teams hosted “Midnight Madness.”

Midnight Madness is an annual event on college campuses that celebrates the first day in mid-October that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) permits formal basketball practices each college basketball season. In 2010, events began on Friday, October 15 with the actual practice occurring at midnight on Saturday, October 16 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Madness_(basketball).

HU had a number of students to show out, even R&B sensation Sammie. HU’s Turn It Blue also gave out tons of prizes and DJ Vince kept the night entertaining as well.

Saturday the Pirates edged out a hard fought 7-6 victory over NSU in “Battle of the Bay” and Sunday the Lady Pirates softball team hosted the Lady Spartans in a double-header. The pirates won the first game 8-3.

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