The Howard University team (nicknamed Bison) had just won the 1971 United States National Collegiate Athletic Association championship (NCAA) a few days before arriving in Jamaica. Howard was the first "historically black" college team to win the NCAA championship, although the title was later rescinded by the NCAA after it alleged that Howard had used some ineligible players. Howard's team consisted almost entirely of Caribbean and African students, and indeed their stated motivation to visit Jamaica was partly to recruit potential new players. Howard had gone through the NCAA season and playoffs unbeaten, in fact winning every game. Their defeat to the Jamaican All-Schools team brought an end to a 17-game winning streak. Results 3- 1-72 University of the West Indies 0-4 Howard [at the Mona Bowl] 5- 1-72 Boys' Town Invitational XI 0-7 Howard [at the National Stadium] 7- 1-72 Jamaican All-Schools 2-1 Howard [at the National Stadium] 8- 1-72 Jamaica (national Olympic team) 2-0 Howard [at the National Stadium] Squad: Coach: Lincoln Phillips (Trinidad) Players: William Aboke-Cole (Sierra Leone), Alfred Desmond (Tobago), Keith Aqui (Trinidad), Ian Bain (Trinidad), Ronald Daly (Guyana), Mori Diane (Guinea), Anthony Donkwu (Nigeria), Elrod Ferreira (Trinidad), Zewdu Haplemariam (Ethiopia), Henderson (Trinidad), Edward Holder (Trinidad), Billy Jones (Sierra Leone), Anthony Martin (Trinidad), Trevor Mitchell (Trinidad), Onadeko Olusegun (Nigeria), Charles Pyne (Nigeria), Dillon Robinson (Bermuda), Odemichael Selassie (Ethiopia), Donald Simmons (Bermuda), Stanfield Smith (Bermuda), Andy Terrell (Westchester), Samuel Tetteh (Ghana), Michael Tomlinson (Jamaica), Steve Waldron (Trinidad), Winston Yaltery (Trinidad), Juan Zenzano (Bolivia).
Sources: The Daily Gleaner (Kingston, Jamaica), The Post (Frederick, Maryland), various retrospective articles.
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