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November 29, 2015

Tune In to Hampton Pirates Basketball With Khari Thompson on 88.1 FM WHOV

Check out some excellent mid-major basketball! That way our mascot won't have to stare you down...just kidding (Photo by Mark W. Sutton)

Check some excellent mid-major basketball! That way our mascot won’t have to stare you down…just kidding
(Photo by Mark W. Sutton)

You all know me as Big Chief, author of Big Chief’s Sports Blog. My real name is Khari Thompson, and I announce Hampton University basketball and football games on our campus radio station 88.1 FM WHOV.

I do play by play for women’s basketball, and color commentary for men’s basketball alongside broadcasting legend Ron Pinkney.

The Hampton Lady Pirates are one of the best mid-major basketball teams in the country, and are searching for their fifth straight MEAC conference championship. The Pirates’ mens team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA tournament history in 2001.

Follow these steps so you can tune in to Hampton Pirates Basketball, with yours truly.

Step 1) Check out the schedule: The remaining home games for Hampton Pirates basketball in 2014 are as follows:

Sat 1/18 vs Coppin State 4pm for women’s, 6pm for men’s
Mon 1/20 vs Morgan State 6pm for women’s, 8pm for men’s
Sat 2/8 vs Howard (Battle of the Real HU) 4pm for women’s, 6pm for men’s
Mon 2/10 vs Maryland Eastern-Shore 6pm for women’s 8pm for men’s
Sat 3/1 vs Norfolk State (Battle of the Bay) 4pm for women’s, 6pm for men’s
Thurs 3/6 vs N.C A&T 6pm for women’s, 8pm for men’s

You can find the full schedule here

Step 2) Go to or download the iheartradio app on your mobile device.

Thanks to iheart radio, you don’t have to be in Hampton, Virginia to listen to Hampton Pirates basketball. You can tune in from anywhere in the U.S by going to and searching for 88.1 WHOV. My parents tune in from Boston, which is about 600 miles away. Also, if you want to listen on the go, you can download the free iheartradio mobile app to your mobile device. On gameday, you can click here and it will take you straight to WHOV’s page on

Step 3) Enjoy the game!

Step 4) Let me know what you think! I am always looking for constructive feedback, as I continue to hone my skills. Feel free to post a comment on, shoot me an email at, or add me on linkedin here

Hampton Pirates basketball has produced NBA players (such as Devin Green, and Rick Mahorn), dozens of conference championships, and one of the most memorable moments in NCAA tournament history. You can be a part of this excellent tradition as well, by listening to Hampton Pirates basketball on 88.1 WHOV.

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