• Men’s Basketball Team Shows Great Academic Results
    June 01, 2007
    The University’s Men’s Basketball team has proven to be not only winner on the court, but also in the classroom. The Firebirds, who surged to an impressive 20-9 record this year, has accumulated a team grade point average of 2.86 for the spring of 2007 semester.
  • UDC Basketball Players Garner ALL-ICAA Recognition
    March 27, 2007
    Washington, DC---- Three University of the District of Columbia basketball players have been selected to the All-Independent College Athletic Association’s (ICAA) Division II teams. Ashley Alexander, a member of the UDC Lady Firebirds Basketball Team was named to the All-ICAA Division II Women’s 2nd Team, while Charlie Smallwood and Willie Shaw were named to the All-ICAA Men’s 2nd and 3rd Teams, respectively. Selection to All-ICAA Teams is the highest recognition accorded by independent schools to players who had stand out performances on the court during a particular season.
  • Firebirds Miss Tournament Selection
    March 07, 2007
    WASHINGTON, DC: MARCH 4, 2007—The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds did not receive the coveted invitation to the 2007 NCAA Division II Basketball Championship Tournament. UDC is not in a conference, therefore the only way they could have received a bid was to have been highly ranked in the East NCAA Region.
  • 1982 Champion Firebirds Back On Campus
    March 02, 2007
    WASHINGTON, DC: MARCH 1, 2007—Former UDC Head Men’s Basketball Coach Wil Jones led the 1982 NCAA Division II National Basketball Champion University of the District of Columbia Firebirds into the UDC Windows Lounge for a reception, and later into the gymnasium for the basketball game between UDC and Columbia Union College, and in so doing re-ignited fond memories of days and times gone by. The Team had been invited back to the campus to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their winning the 1982 Championship.
  • UDC Defeats Columbia Union 93-83 in 25th Anniversary Game
    March 02, 2007
    WASHINGTON, DC: MARCH 1, 2007—The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Basketball Team celebrated two important milestones tonight, first defeating the Columbia Union Pioneers 93-83, to give Head Men’s Basketball Coach Julius L. Smith, Jr., his first 20 game season win. They also observed the 25th anniversary of the 1982 UDC Firebirds NCAA Division II National Basketball Championship by welcoming the Team back to the campus and presenting them with commemorative plaques during half-time festivities.
  • Firebirds Defeat Flagler College Saints 72-64
    February 27, 2007
    FORT MYERS, FL: FEBRUARY 26, 2007--Junior guard Frank Petersen (Silver Spring, MD) paced the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds to victory for the third consecutive game in the Independent Schools Tournament today as they defeated the Flagler College Saints 72-64.
  • UDC Wins 76-62 over Palm Beach Atlantic
    February 24, 2007
    FORT MYERS, FL: FEBRUARY 24, 2007--- The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds opened the first round of the Independent Schools Tournament with a 76-62 win over the Palm Beach Atlantic University Sailfish today in Fort Myers, Florida. Junior guard Frank Petersen (Silver Spring, MD) led the Firebirds to the win with 18 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals, on 6-9 shooting.
  • UDC Downs Kutztown 84-81 in Overtime
    February 21, 2007
    KUTZTOWN, PA: FEBRUARY 21, 2007—The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds defeated the Kutztown University Golden Bears, 84-81, in an exciting, down to the wire, overtime game tonight in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. With the score tied at 81, and 1 second remaining in overtime, junior guard Charlie Smallwood (Palmer Park, MD) hit a three point shot to win the game for the Firebirds.
  • UDC Defeats West Chester 87-79
    February 21, 2007
    WASHINGTON, D.C.: FEBRUARY 19, 2007—Junior guard Frank Petersen (Silver Spring, MD) and junior guard Charlie Smallwood (Palmer Park, MD) combined for 40 points (20 each) to lead the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds to a 87-79 defeat of the West Chester University Golden Rams at home tonight. The win enabled the Firebirds to sweep this year’s series with the Rams.
  • Firebirds Stick it to Panthers 74-50
    February 15, 2007
    WASHINGTON, DC: FEBRUARY 14, 2007—It was Valentines Day according to the calendar, and the love displayed by University of the District of Columbia Firebirds for the game of basketball was quite evident as they took apart Claflin University’s Basketball Team in all categories tonight, defeating them 74-50, at home. Junior guard Charlie Smallwood (Palmer Park, MD) led the Firebirds to the win for the eighth time this season. Smallwood scored 22 points and grabbed 3 rebounds during the game. He is the team’s overall scoring leader, averaging 16.5 points per game.
  • UPJ Hands UDC Second Season Defeat 82-73
    February 10, 2007
    JOHNSTOWN, PA: FEBRUARY 10, 2007— In an exciting game, the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Mountain Cats defeated the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds, 82-73, for their second win over the visiting Firebirds this season. Five Mountain Cats scored in double figures to give them the win, while Chris Gilliam provided the leadership with 24 points, eight rebounds, two assists and three steals.
  • Firebirds Defeat Golden Rams for 14th Win of Season
    February 08, 2007
    WEST CHESTER, PA: FEBRUARY 7, 2007—The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds defeated the West Chester University Golden Rams, tonight, for their 14th win of the season and a 14-6 record. Ranked 8th in the NCAA East Region, the Firebirds are led overall by junior guard Charlie Smallwood (Palmer Park, MD), who is averaging 16.1 points per game.
  • UDC Firebirds Ranked 8th in NCAA East Region
    February 08, 2007
    2/8/2007 Washington, DC—The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Basketball Team fell to 8th place in this week’s NCAA regional rankings, but remained in the top ten of the East Region. The top ten teams in each region are ranked for each of the eight regions. The regional rankings will be released weekly on Wednesdays through February 28, 2007.
  • Firebirds Defeat Pioneers 86-77
    February 03, 2007
    Takoma Park, MD: February 3, 2007—Junior guard Willie Shaw (Alexandria, VA) led the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds to an 86-77 win over the Columbia Union College Pioneers tonight in Takoma Park, Maryland, with a double-double and game high 28 points and 18 rebounds. This was the fourth time this season that Shaw has paced the Firebirds to victory.
  • Firebirds Ranked 6th in East Region
    February 01, 2007
    Washington, DC—January 31, 2007--The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds maintained their high regional ranking this week, coming in 6th in the NCAA East Region after dropping one point from last week's number 5 ranking. The top ten teams in each region are ranked for each of the eight regions. The regional rankings will be released weekly on Wednesdays through February 28, 2007.
  • Firebirds Defeat Lions 75-70
    January 29, 2007
    Washington, DC: January 29, 2007—With four players scoring in double figures, the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds defeated the Lincoln University Lions, 75-70, tonight at home. The fast pace, up-tempo game saw each team benefit from significant turnovers with UDC earning 28 points to Lincoln’s 16.
  • Firebirds Hand Huskies 2nd Season Defeat, 76-73
    January 27, 2007
    Washington, DC: January 26, 2007—Junior guard Antwon Hawkins (Mitchellville, MD) scored 21 points to lead the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds to its second season win over the Huskies of Bloomsburg University, 76-73, tonight in Washington, D.C. Hawkins also collected 9 rebounds, dished out 2 assists and made 3 steals.
  • UDC FIREBIRDS BASKETBALL TEAM 5TH IN NCAA EAST REGION
    January 26, 2007
    Washington, DC—January 26, 2007--The NCAA has announced that the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Basketball Team is ranked 5th in the East Region for the week of January 21, 2007. The top ten teams in each region are ranked for each of the eight regions. The regional rankings will be released weekly on Wednesdays through February 28, 2007.
  • Pitt-Johnstown Nips UDC for Last Minute, 71-70, Win
    January 20, 2007
    Washington, DC: January 20, 2007—A jump shot by senior guard Dwight Hines with 8 seconds remaining in the game gave the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cats a 71-70 win over the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds this afternoon in Washington, DC. With this tough loss, the Firebirds season record is now 10-6.
  • UDC Firebirds Lose Close One to VUU Panthers 69-74
    January 19, 2007
    Washington, DC: January 18, 2007—There was an electric atmosphere in the Physical Activities Center to night as the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds played the nationally ranked (14th) Virginia Union Panthers in their second meeting of the season. The Firebirds had revenge on their minds, as they hoped to win round two of the series after losing to the Panthers last week in Richmond. Alas, it was not to be as they fell to the Panthers by the score of 69-74.
  • Firebirds Defeat Golden Falcons for 10th Win of Season
    January 16, 2007
    Washington, DC: January 16, 2007—In a fast pace, exciting home contest today, the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds defeated the Felician College Golden Falcons 89-75 for their 10th win of the 2006-07 season. With this win, UDC improved its record to 10-4.
  • UDC Defeats Claflin University 57-54 in HBCU Classic
    January 13, 2007
    Greenville, S.C.: January 13, 2006—Junior forward Willie Shaw (Alexandria, VA) scored 22 points to lead the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds to a 57-54 overtime win over the Claflin University Panthers in the Greenville 2007 HBCU Classic, today, in Greenville, South Carolina. Shaw scored 12 of his 22 points in the first half of the game. UDC raised their record to 9-4 with this win.
  • UDC Hands Davis & Elkins Second Defeat of Season, 72-61
    January 08, 2007
    Elkins, WV: January 6, 2006—The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds defeated the Davis & Elkins Senators for the second time this season, 72-61, today in Elkins, WV. Junior guard Antwon Hawkins (Mitchellville, MD) paced the Firebirds with
  • All-Tournament Awards Presented By Dr. Merritt
    December 19, 2006
    12/19/2006 Washington, DC: November 25, 2006-- All- Tournament Awards were presented to players participating in the Days Inn/UDC Thanksgiving Classic held November 24-25 in the UDC Physical Activities Center. UDC’s Charlie Smallwood was named the Most Valuable Player in the Classic. Named to the All-Tournament Team were Antwon Hawkins (UDC), Elvis Rivera (Columbia Union), Dave Ben and Sean McKeon (Kutztown), and Brett Rector (Davis & Elkins). The awards were presented by UDC Athletics Director Dr. Harold M. Merritt
  • Columbus State Hands UDC 87-67 Defeat
    December 18, 2006
    Columbus, GA: December 18, 2006--- Junior forward Alton Hart led the Columbus State University Cougars to an overwhelming, 87-67, defeat of the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds, today, in Columbus, Georgia. Hart pumped in 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds giving him a double-double for the game.
  • UDC Firebirds Lose to Georgia Southwestern 51-74
    December 16, 2006
    Americus, GA: December 16, 2006—The University of the District of Columbia’s seven game win streak came to an end today when the Georgia Southwestern University Hurricanes defeated them, 51-74, in Americus, Georgia. The Hurricanes had a 17-2 run at the 12-minute mark of the first half, and went on to out shoot the Firebirds 58-32 percent for the game.
  • UDC Firebirds on Seven Game Win Streak, Defeat Bloomsburg 56-50
    December 10, 2006
    Bloomsburg, PA: December 9, 2006—The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds (7-1) extended their win streak to seven games this afternoon, by defeating the Bloomsburg University Huskies, 56-50, in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The Firebirds never trailed while going on to hand the Huskies (6-1) their first defeat of the season.
  • UDC Firebirds Defeat Salem International 87-74 for 6th Consecutive Win
    December 07, 2006
    Washington, DC; December 6, 2006--- The call was made to turn out the lights, with 5:51 remaining in the basketball game between the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds and the Salem International University Tigers, after UDC’s junior guard Willie Shaw took the ball and put a move on the Tiger defense for a lay-up to raise the score to 71-59 as the Firebirds defeated the Tigers for the second time in four days.
  • Firebirds Stop Salem International 67-50 for 5th Consecutive Win
    December 02, 2006
    Salem, WV: December 2, 2006—Seeking to keep their winning streak going, the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds defeated the Salem International University Tigers, 67-50, this evening in round two of the 25th Annual Joe Manchin Classic, to win the Championship and their second championship in two weeks.
  • UDC DEFEATS WHEELING JESUIT 66-63 FOR FIRST WIN OF SEASON
    November 18, 2006
    Johnstown, PA: November 18, 2006-- The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Basketball Team defeated the Wheeling Jesuit University Cardinals, 66-63, tonight in the second round of the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Classic in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to capture their first win of the 2006 season. The Firebirds shot 41 percent from the field and 56 percent from the free throw line to garner this win.
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