VUU coaches named CIAA Coaches of the Year

Virginia Union University may need to expand its trophy case following the CIAA Basketball Tip-Off Awards Luncheon on Monday in Charlotte, N.C.

VUU seeded No.1 for CIAA Tournament

Virginia Union University has drawn all “sevens” for this week’s CIAA Basketball Tournament. The Panthers must hope the 7 p.m. scheduled start times will spell long overdue good fortune. With a 22-6 overall record and a 14-2 record in the ...

George Wythe banking on 3-point shooter in playoffs

George Wythe High School’s basketball opponents are in trouble — make that triple trouble — whenever Eugene Williams uncorks a jump shot.

John Marshall ready for regional playoffs with tall men in front, back court

Richmond’s John Marshall High School boasts perhaps the tallest basketball front line in Virginia in 6-foot-9 Isaiah Todd, 6-foot-7 Isaiah Anderson and 6-foot-6 Greg Jones.

Fouls central part of Rams’ strategy

Virginia Commonwealth University’s winning basketball recipe includes balanced scoring plus a little discussed “secret” ingredient — balanced fouling. Now with eight straight wins after last Friday’s 84-73 victory at the University of Richmond, the Rams are 22-5 heading into difficult ...

VUU has teams to watch in 2017 CIAA Tournament

Virginia State University’s men’s team and Virginia Union University’s women’s team will be out to defend their titles at the CIAA Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 21, through Saturday, Feb. 25, in Charlotte, N.C.

Virginian Charles Haley first to win 5 Super Bowls

A lot has been said about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady winning five Super Bowls. But a Virginian was the in the NFL to win five Super Bowl victories.

VCU still slays on the road

The road, almost no matter where it led, used to be a scary proposition for Virginia Commonwealth University basketball.

Marcus Hoosier gives VUU ‘a nice push’

Virginia Union University’s Panthers were a good basketball team without Marcus Hoosier. They’re an even better squad with him.

Like father, like sons

The name Clyde Austin is back in the basketball news. Only it’s not the Clyde Austin readers might remember.

Détente reached after Oakley-Dolan showdown at The Garden

Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley has a reputation of being a powerful man who doesn’t back down.

Brady does it again

Lady Gaga plunged from the lofty roof of Houston’s NRG Stadium at halftime to a platform far, far below. Later that night, you had the feeling Tom Brady of the New England Patriots could have performed the same act — ...

VUU’s Jayda Luckie moves into the limelight

Jayda Luckie has evolved from a part-time to prime-time player at Virginia Union University. You may not have noticed her a season ago. But you can’t help but notice her this year. The fleet 5-foot-9 junior guard is one of ...

International player making a difference for the Rams

Considering its notable track record with global recruiting, the “U” in VCU might stand for “Universal.” Egyptian native Ahmed Hamdy-Mohamed is the current international athlete making a difference for the Rams.

Athletes may be impacted by Muslim travel ban

President Trump’s ban on visitors from seven predominantly Muslim nations could have a wide impact on international sports if the ban is ultimately upheld by the courts, according to Jere Longman, a sports writer for The New York Times.