VUU’s ground game remains dominant despite losses

Virginia Union University seems to have explosive running backs lined up like jets on the runway awaiting takeoff. Arron Baker is the latest to get the “go” sign from Panthers’ Coach Mark James. “Arron definitely came out of his shell. ...

‘Un Bowl’ game is on with VSU vs. Bowie

Bowie State features the CIAA’s premier passer, Amir Hall. Virginia State showcases the conference’s most dynamic runner, Trenton Cannon.

Basketball’s Connie Hawkins was ahead of his time

Connie Hawkins took a long and winding road to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame — but somehow he made it. The extraordinarily talented Mr. Hawkins died Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at his home in Phoenix following a long illness ...

VSU Trojans to celebrate homecoming ‘Flash Back’

A gospel extravaganza, a hip-hop concert, a jazz event and appearances by singer TSoul, and comedian Mike Epps are among the highlights of Virginia State University’s 2017 homecoming celebration that kicks off this weekend on the Ettrick campus.

VUU’s Jewiston Dawkins sprints into the spotlight

Another game, another star is born. Jewiston Dawkins is the latest member of the Virginia Union University football team to sprint into the spotlight. While quiet during VUU’s first four games, the native Floridian cranked it up in the Panthers’ ...

VSU looking for another victory Saturday against Elizabeth City State

Virginia State University’s high-stepping marching band is known as the Trojan Explosion. But fans don’t have to wait until halftime to enjoy the fireworks.

CIAA makes changes for 2018 basketball tourney

Some changes are in order for the 2018 CIAA Basketball Tournament slated for Feb. 27 through March 3 in Charlotte, N.C.

Former cadet helps Clemson rout VaTech

Quarterbacks are at their best when they have ample time to spot their receivers and deliver the football in comfort. Clelin Ferrell tries to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Trump creates firestorm over athletes’ taking a knee

President Trump seems to have too little to do. Amid the damage from two hurricanes, a verbal feud with a nuclear North Korea and a host of other issues ranging from health care to tax reform, the president has triggered ...

VSU takes winning streak on the road

Hot will meet cold this week in Salisbury, N.C., as Virginia State University, one of the NCAA Division II’s hottest football programs takes on struggling CIAA football rival Livingstone College on Saturday, Sept. 30.

VUU’s Darius Taylor is the Panthers’ ‘main man’

Until about a week before football season began, quarterback Darius Taylor wasn’t even listed on Virginia Union University’s 2017 roster.

Cleo Hill to be inducted into collegiate hall of fame

The basketball life of the late Cleo Hill stands out for its dramatic rise, and also for its mysterious fall. The Newark, N.J., native is remembered as being among the elite college players of his generation, albeit in the relative ...

Stanton slugging it all the way to the bank

Giancarlo Stanton is Major League Baseball’s top slugger. He also claims No. 1 status going to the bank. The Miami Marlins’ mountainous right fielder had 57 home runs through Saturday, Sept. 23, and was bidding to be just the sixth ...

Armstrong Wildcats wild about wins

As coincidences go, one involving Armstrong High School would be hard to top. Armstrong’s football team — whose mascot is the Wildcats — often is operating what is known as the “Wildcat Offense.” The trendy formation, built on deception, helped ...

VUU loses squeaker to Winston-Salem State

Too many penalties and too little punt protection have put Virginia Union University in a foul mood. The Panthers are now dejectedly looking at a 1-2 record.