VUU’s Joe Taylor named to College Football Hall of Fame

Joe Taylor, director of athletics for Virginia Union University, has been selected for the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame.

2019 Freedom Classic moves to VSU Multi-Purpose Center on Jan.19

The Freedom Classic Festival basketball game has a new home. The 24th annual event is moving to the Multi-Purpose Center at Virginia State University in Ettrick.

Huguenot basketball team loses height, but not heart

A year ago, Huguenot High School had a mountain-sized basketball team, with a towering front line with players measuring 7-foot, 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-4. This year’s Falcons more resemble a foothill.

Ferrell helps Clemson clinch national title, ready for NFL

Talk about going out with a bang. On what would be his grand finale, Clemson University’s Clelin Ferrell dumped the University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for a fourth down, 7-yard loss, snuffing Alabama’s flickering hopes.

Local teams return from Snoop Youth Football League Nationals with memories

Four area youth football teams returned from Los Angeles with no championships but with a treasure chest of memories.

5 of 7 African-American NFL coaches sacked

African-Americans seem to be on the NFL’s endangered coaching list. Only two black head coaches remain in the 32-team league after five were fired recently.

Ravens’ Lamar Jackson defies Heisman history, breaks record

If there is such a thing as a Heisman Trophy jinx, Lamar Jackson seems immune to it — so far. At least among African-American quarterbacks, the Heisman — college football’s ultimate individual award — hasn’t exactly spelled a yellow brick ...

Richmonders hoping to take Clemson to victory in College Football Playoff

It may be up to two Richmonders to achieve something no one else has been able to do — stop the University of Alabama. Keep your eyes on orange jerseys No. 99 and No. 12 for Clemson University in the ...

L.C. Bird’s Jaden Payoute to play in All-American Bowl

The state’s fastest high school sprinter is headed to Virginia Tech to play football. Chesterfield County’s L.C. Bird High School senior Jaden Payoute officially signed last week with the Atlantic Coast Conference school in Blacksburg.

HBCUs packing power for second half of basketball season

Virginia State University’s recent basketball success can be traced all the way to Chièvres Air Force Base in Belgium. That’s where Armond Griebe, who has given the Trojans a front court boost, grew up tall and strong overseas in a ...

Noted female Little League pitcher signs with HU

Mo’ne Davis became a celebrity in 2014 by showing off her lively pitching arm in the Little League World Series.

Dr. S. Dallas Simmons, late VUU president, to be inducted into CIAA Hall of Fame

The late Dr. S. Dallas Simmons, former president of Virginia Union University, is among seven people chosen for induction into the 2019 John B. McLendon CIAA Hall of Fame.

VUU fans get Christmas gift in Jordan White

Virginia Union University basketball fans received a “White Christmas” in a way they weren’t expecting.

LA Chargers get new jolt with Coach Anthony Lynn

After a lengthy, listless period, the NFL’s newest Los Angeles franchise is all charged up.

Actor Michael B. Jordan in spotlight for athletic role in ‘Creed II’

Michael Bakari Jordan has scored a cinematic knockout for his role as a boxer in “Creed II,” a sequel to the original 2015 film “Creed,” a continuation of the “Rocky” movies.