• MEN’S BASKETBALL LOSES TOUGH ONE IN SEASON FINALE, 86-84, TO CENTRAL STATE : COACH RULAND GIVES POST SEASON REVIEW
    February 26, 2011
    The UDC Firebirds Men’s basketball team finished the season with 11 victories in their last 18 games, a very nice touch to the 2010-11 season. However, Jeff Ruland and the guys would have loved to have made it a sweeter finish, losing on the road to Central State (O.), 86-84, when a last second shot by Keith Brooks missed the mark and sent the Firebirds home for the year. A year that started with a 0-8 skid ended with impressive regional victories, Division II respect and great promise for 2011-12.
  • Senior night a success for Firebirds!
    February 22, 2011
    Washington, DC: February 22, 2011 – The UDC men’s basketball team (11-14) closed out the home portion of their season tonight with an 88-81 win over the Fairmont Sate University Fighting Falcons (15-9). The win gave UDC an 8-4 record at home this season, which is a seven win improvement over last season. The Firebirds have now won 10 of their last 14 games overall, including seven in a row at the UDC sports complex
  • Men’s Basketball Senior Tim Ellison to be Honored Tonight
    February 22, 2011
    The UDC Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will give special recognition to Tim Ellison (T.V. Production-Alexandria, VA) during Senior Night activities tonight during the UDC-Fairmont University men’s basketball game. Ellison, who has been an important member of the men’s team for the past three and a half years, will be playing in his final home basketball game for the Firebirds at 7pm tonight.
  • UDC Men Return to the Win Column with 69-56 Defeat of Alderson- Broaddus
    February 19, 2011
    Philippi,WV: February 19, 2011-- The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Men's Basketball Team (10-14) came from behind to defeat the Alderson-Broaddus College Battlers (16-10) , 69-56, this afternoon in Philippi, West Virginia. Junior guard Brandon Herbert (Sociology- Baltimore, MD) led the Firebirds to the win for the 6th time this season, with a 17 point, 6 rebound, 1 assist and 1 steal performance.
  • UDC blows out Apprentice School 106-78 for season sweep
    February 16, 2011
    Washington, DC: February 16, 2011 – The UDC men’s basketball team (9-14) continued their impressive play at home this season, taking the two-game season series from the Apprentice School Builders (10-12) with a 106-78 victory tonight at the UDC sports complex
  • UDC basketball coach Jeff Ruland gets another shot at redemption
    February 13, 2011
    ON BASKETBALL UDC basketball coach Jeff Ruland gets another shot at redemption\ Washington Post By John Feinstein Sunday, February 13, 2011 On one wall of the University of the District of Columbia's gym hang the school's two significant banners - one from the Firebirds' 1982 Division II men's basketball national title, the other from the program's runner-up finish a year later.
  • UDC Firebirds Upended by Washington Adventist Shock, 70-59
    February 12, 2011
    Takoma Park, MD: February 12, 2011-- In an exciting game, the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Men's Basketball Team fell to the Washington Adventist University Shock 70-59 at the Pit in Takoma Park, Maryland. Adventist used a balanced scoring attack and rebounding to secure the win.
  • Firebirds to Host the Livingstone Bears Tonight
    February 10, 2011
    The UDC Firebirds Men's Basketball Team (7-13) will play the Livingstone College Blue Bears (12-5) tonight at the UDC Sports Complex. Game time is 7 p.m. The Firebirds are coming off a tough 80-86 loss to the Clarion University Golden Bears and look to rebound with a win tonight.
  • UDC shoots past Livingstone, 81-70
    February 10, 2011
    Washington, DC: February 10, 2011 – The UDC men’s basketball team (8-13) moved to two games over .500 when playing at home this season, after picking up an 81-70 win over the Livingstone College Blue Bears (12-7) tonight at the UDC sports complex. The crowd of 150 people in attendance got to see an impressive shooting performance from the Firebirds, who were playing against the nation’s number one three-point field goal percentage defense. The Blue Bears entered the week allowing teams to make just 25.1% of their long distance attempts, but the Firebirds shattered that mark tonight as they went 9 of 22 (40.9%) from three-point range for the game
  • UDC Rally Falls Short in 80-86 Loss to Clarion
    February 07, 2011
    Clarion, PA: February 7, 2011-- After mounting a furious rally in the second half of their game at Clarion University, the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Men's Basketball Team fell just short of a come from behind win tonight in Clarion, Pennsylvania, falling to the Golden Eagles 80-86.
  • Firebird Men to Play the Clarion Golden Eagles Tonight in Pennsylvania
    February 07, 2011
    The UDC Firebirds Men’s Basketball Team are in Clarion, Pennsylvania tonight for a re-match with the Clarion University Golden Eagles. UDC suffered a 73-80 defeat at the hands of the Golden Eagles on November 29, and is looking to avenge that loss tonight.
  • Firebirds Soundly Defeat Apprentice Builders 97-79
    February 02, 2011
    Newport News, VA: February 2, 2011-- The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Men's Basketball Team cruised past The Apprentice School Builders, 97-79, tonight at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Activities Center in Newport News, Virginia. The Firebirds moved to 7-12 with this win, while the Builders slipped to 10-10.
  • Firebirds to Play Apprentice Builders Tonight in Newport News, VA
    February 02, 2011
    The UDC Firebirds Men’s Basketball Team (6-12) travels to Newport News, Virginia tonight to play The Apprentice School Builders (10-9). The Builders swept the series last season and the Firebirds look to avenge those losses this year.
  • Firebirds to Host Falcons on Saturday at 3 pm
    January 29, 2011
    The Pfeiffer University Falcons visit the UDC Firebirds Men for a re-match this Saturday, January 29, at 3 p.m. The Firebirds (5-12) defeated the Falcons (7-9), 94-90, on January 12, in Meisenheimer, North Carolina. Since that time, they have won three of their last four games, led by one of the highest scoring backcourt combinations among Division II schools, junior guard Nigel Munson (Graphic Design-Washington, DC and junior guard Brandon Herbert (Sociology-Baltimore, MD). Pfeiffer has lost five of its last six games.
  • Firebirds Sweep Pfeiffer Season Series with 97-96 Win
    January 29, 2011
    Washington, DC: January 29, 2011--Junior guard Nigel Munson (Graphic Design-Washington, DC) converted four free-throws within the final 9 seconds of the game between the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Men's Basketball Team and the Pfeiffer University Falcons. The free throws lifted the Firebirds to a 97-96 win today at the UDC Sports Complex in Washington, DC. It was the second Firebirds win over the Falcons during this season. The win improved the Firebirds record to 6-12, while dropping the Falcons record to 7-10.
  • Ellison Voted HSRN Division II National Basketball Player of the Week
    January 28, 2011
    UDC Men’s basketball player Tim Ellison (T.V. Broadcasting- Alexandria, VA) has been voted the HSRN Division II Men’s National Basketball Player of the Week, for his performances in games played from January 17th thru January 22nd, 2011. Each week during the season, HSRN’s staff selects the top performances from all HBCU action and gives the fans across the country a chance to vote for the Player of the Week.
  • Firebirds Seek Wins in North Carolina Tonight
    January 24, 2011
    The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Basketball Teams will be in North Carolina tonight, seeking to add road wins to their victory columns. The Firebird Women’s Basketball team will play the Fayetteville State University Broncos, in Fayetteville, North Carolina at 5:30 p.m., while the Firebird Men take on the St. Augustine’s College Falcons in Raleigh.
  • Tim Ellison Nominated for HSRN National Player of the Week-Go to HSRN.Com to Vote
    January 24, 2011
    Senior guard Tim Ellison (TV Broadcasting-Alexandria, VA) has been nominated as the HSRN National Player of the Week.
  • St. Augustine's Edges UDC, 64-62
    January 24, 2011
    Raleigh, NC: January 24, 2010-- The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Men's Basketball Team was edged by the St. Augustine's College Falcons, 64-62, tonight at Emery Gymnasium in Raleigh, North Carolina. St. Augustine's avenged an earlier 87-68 loss to the Firebirds and improved their record to 6-10, while UDC fell to 5-12
  • Firebirds Look to Extend Win Streak to Three on Saturday against Bloomfield
    January 22, 2011
    The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Men’s Basketball Team (4-11) looks to extend their two-game win streak to three when they play the Bloomfield College Deacons (9-5) on Saturday, January 22, at the UDC Sports Complex. The Firebirds scored 110 points against the Central State University Marauders last Saturday, defeating them by ten points for their largest win margin in years.
  • Firebirds extend win streak to three with 109-106 victory over Bloomfield
    January 22, 2011
    Washington, DC: January 22, 2011 – For the second game in a row the UDC men’s basketball team (5-11) surpassed the 100-point mark, outscoring the Bloomfield College Deacons (9-6) 109-106 for their fifth victory in the last eight games. The Firebirds have now scored 313 points combined in their last three games (all wins), and have now evened up their home record to 4-4. The win against Bloomfield snapped a three-game losing streak to the Deacons that dated back to the ’08-’09 season.
  • Firebird Men to Host Central State Marauders, Saturday, January 15, 2 PM
    January 15, 2011
    The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Men’s Basketball Team will host the Central State University Marauders on Saturday, January 15, at 2 p.m., in the UDC Sports Complex. The Firebirds (3-11) are fresh off a stunning, 94-90, win over the Pfeiffer University Falcons this past Wednesday in Meisenheimer, North Carolina.
  • Firebirds victorious in second straight game, 110-100 over Central State
    January 15, 2011
    Washington, DC: January 15, 2011 – The UDC men’s basketball team (4-11) surpassed the 100-point mark for the first time this season in route to a 110-100 victory over the Central State University Marauders (9-7). It was the first meeting between the two schools this season, and the fourth since 2008. The Marauders had won the last three games between the two schools, and held a two-point advantage at the half. But, UDC outscored Central State 67-55 in the second half to build its first multi-game win streak in almost two years
  • Firebirds Men’s Basketball Team on the Road at Pfeiffer Tonight
    January 12, 2011
    The UDC Firebirds Men’s Basketball Team is in Meisenheimer, North Carolina for a game against the Pfeiffer University Falcons, tonight at 7 p.m. The Firebirds (2-10) seek to return to the win column after a close, 68-71, loss to the University of West Georgia last Saturday. This contest will be a good one as they face the 6-5 Falcons, who led the NCAA Division II in scoring the last two seasons.The game and “live stats” may be viewed by clicking on the calendar link on the UDC Firebirds web site (www.udcfirebirds.com).
  • UDC Firebirds Stun Pfeiffer with 94-90 Win
    January 12, 2011
    Meisenheimer, NC: January 12, 2011-- In an exciting, down to the wire contest, the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Men's Basketball Team defeated the Pfeiffer University Falcons, 94-90, tonight at Merner Gymnasium in Meisenheimer, North Carolina. With this win the Firebirds improved to 3-11 for the season while Pfeiffer fell to 6-6.
  • UDC picks up first win of 2011, second in four games
    January 08, 2011
    Washington, DC: January 5, 2011 – After going winless in its first eight games to start the season, the UDC men’s basketball team (2-10) has now won two of its last four games after an 87-82 overtime victory over local rival the Washington Adventist University Shock (2-11). 
  • Firebird Men to Play West Georgia State Wolves in Carrollton, GA
    January 08, 2011
    The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Men's Basketball Team travels to Carrollton, Georgia on Saturday, January 8, to play the University of West Georgia Wolves. Coming off their second win of the season, the 2-10 Firebirds look to bring back a win from Georgia. The UWG Wolves are 7-5 overall.
  • Firebirds Lose Hard Fought Contest to West Georgia, 68-71
    January 08, 2011
    Carrollton, GA: January 8, 2011-- In another hard fought, close contest, the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Men's Basketball Team fell to the University of West Georgia Wolves, 71-68, today at the Coliseum in Carrollton, Georgia. Junior guard Brandon Herbert (Sociology- Baltimore, MD) led the Firebirds scoring with 15 points and 3 rebounds as they fell to the Wolves in the final 10 seconds of the game on two free-throws by Gavin Fields.
  • Firebird Men to Host the Washington Adventist Shock Tonight at 7 p.m.
    January 05, 2011
    The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Men’s Basketball Team will host the Washington Adventist University Shock tonight at 7 p.m., in the UDC Sports Complex. The Firebirds return to action after losing a close contest to the Elizabeth City State University Vikings on this past Monday. The Washington Adventist
  • Firebird Men's Basketball will be in action against the Elizabeth City State Vikings, January 3, at Bobcats Arena in Charlotte, NC
    January 03, 2011
    The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Men's Basketball Team (1-9) travel to Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday, January 3, for a 1:30 p.m. matchup against the Elizabeth City State University Vikings. The Firebirds return to action after losing a close, 80-77, contest to the Alderson-Broaddus College Battlers last Friday. The 5-2 Vikings enter the game after being upset by the Washington Adventist University Shock, 64-55, on December 19.
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