Thousands fill the Staples Center for Kobe Bryant’s ‘Celebration of Life’

A gallery of basketball legends joined thousands of Kobe Bryant fans in Los Angeles on Monday to pay tribute to the transcendent NBA star, his daughter and seven others who died in a helicopter crash last month that shocked the ...

CIAA's last hurrah in Charlotte

Virginia Union University has arrived at the 75th Annual CIAA Tournament with a full head of steam. Meanwhile, Virginia State University stubbed its toe during the final preparations for the tournament in Charlotte, N.C.

Lady Panthers favored to win 4th crown in 5 years

The Virginia Union University Lady Panthers have barely tapped the brakes in running roughshod over the CIAA women’s basketball tournament during the past five years.

Marrow sets new Hampton University scoring record

Jermaine Marrow has surpassed one legend. Now he’s closing in another. The Hampton University senior guard recently broke Rick Mahorn’s HU career scoring mark.

Randolph-Macon heading into postseason with Miles Mallory

Randolph-Macon College’s basketball squad is fueled up and prepared for postseason takeoff.

Local legends Arthur Ashe and Willie Lanier bound for VIA Hall of Fame

Two of Richmond’s most famous athletes—both from Maggie L. Walker High School—have been selected for the Virginia Interscholastic Association Hall of Fame. Football legend Willie Lanier and the late tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr. will be among 12 inductees into ...

VUU to take on VSU Feb. 22 at Barco-Stevens Hall

The rematch between Virginia Union and Virginia State universities on Saturday, Feb. 22, might be billed “No. 1 scorer versus No. 1 team.”

Shaq's son, Shareef O'Neal, transferring to LSU

Talk about a tough act to follow. Shareef O’Neal, the 20-year-old son of basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, is transferring to Louisiana State University where his father was a two-time All-American.

Memories of Kobe Bryant flood All-Star Game

Team LeBron won the game. Anthony Davis scored the game-clinching point. Kawhi Leonard was MVP. But memories of Kobe Bry- ant garnered people’s attention and thoughts the most at last Sunday’s 69th NBA All-Star Game in Chicago.

Former MLB player Tony Fernandez dies at 57

Tony Fernandez, a brilliant shortstop who played 17 seasons in the major leagues, mostly with the Toronto Blue Jays, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Weston, Fla.

Sunday's NBA All-Star Game to have tributes to Kobe, daughter

You don’t need to be an NBA expert to predict someone wearing either No. 24 or No. 2 will be MVP of Sunday’s All-Star Game. In honor of the late Kobe Bryant, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who were killed ...

From tribal college to VUU, Railey has growing power

It’s not where you come from, but how you play the game that counts. Tyriek Railey is making an impression at Virginia Union University despite having arrived from a school few Richmonders have ever heard of.

2 with area ties on 'watch list' for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar national award

Armando Bacot has made a big splash during his freshman season at the University of North Carolina. The former Trinity Episcopal School standout is one of 20 players on the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Watch List. The award is given to the ...

VUU signs 20 to 2020-21 Panthers football team

The Richmond area is well represented on Virginia Union University’s list of football signees. Out of 20 recruits announced by Panthers Coach Alvin Parker, 13 are from Virginia and six from the 804 area code.

Gridiron pioneer Willie Wood dies at 83

Willie Wood, the college quarterback who became an NFL Hall of Fame safety, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at age 83.