Howard University announced 16-game soccer and 25-game basketball schedules yesterday.

Ranked seventh nationally last year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Bison kickers open their season Sept. 6 at the University of Cincinnati.

Most area universities, including the Naval Academy, Catholic, Maryland, George Mason, Georgetown, George Washington, American and the University of the District of Columbia, will be represented on the Bison soccer schedule.

The Howard basketball team opens Nov. 27 at home against Catholic University and concludes Feb. 22-24 with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) tournament at Greensboro, N.C. SOCCER

Sept. 6 - at Connecticut; 16 - at Navy; 19 - Catholic; 23 - at Rutge rs; 26 - Maryland; 30 - Adelphi.

Oct. 8 - at Guilford; 11 - Davis & Elkins; 14 - Alderson-Broaddus; 18 - at George Mason; 25 - at Georgetown; 28 - George Washington; 31 - American.

Nov. 2 - at Spring Garden; 4 - William & Mary; 11 - at UDC. BASKETBALL

Nov. 27 - Catholic.

Dec. 2 - Shaw (N.C.); 4 - at George Mason; 6 - Buffalo; 8 - at Norfolk State; 12 - Lincoln; 16 - at Colgate; 28-29 - at Winston-Salem tournament with Morehouse, High Point.

Jan. 5-6 - at Fairfield tournament with Lehigh, Delaware; 10 - Delaware State; 13 - Morgan State; 16 - at Delaware State; 18 - at Wisconsin; 20 - at Illinois State; 26 - South Carolina State; 30 - Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Feb. 2 - at North Carolina A&T; 3 - at North Carolina Central; 6 - at Maryland-Eastern Shore; 9 - North Carolina Central; 10 - North Carolina A&T; 13 - at Morgan State; 16 - at South Carolina State; 22-24 - MEAC tournament.