Thomas Jefferson High's Shamar Graham warms up for state semifinal

It’s fitting Shamar Graham wears jersey No. 2 for Richmond’s Thomas Jefferson High School.

South Side Ducks headed to Los Angeles

A Richmond youth team once again is headed to Los Angeles to compete in the Snoop Youth Football League National Tournament.

Former Henrico County player wins big ACC football award

A former Highland Springs High School Springer has earned one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s highest football honors.

Santos-Silva is VCU's latest big man making his mark

VCU’s rich basketball history features a lengthy list of impressive big men. Marcus Santos-Silva is the latest shining example.

Wade legacy continues at ODU

A second-generation Wade is helping to fuel Old Dominion University basketball this season.

VUU's Jordan Peebles jumps to a leadership role

Jordan Peebles is a high-wire act without the trapeze and safety net. The Virginia Union University junior does his best work high above the floor for Coach Jay Butler’s Panthers.

VCU to play Purdue Friday

Virginia Commonwealth University’s basketball team is off to its best start in school history, but the road ahead is looking rocky.

VSU's team virtually all new

This has been something of a “meet-and-greet” basketball season at Virginia State University. With the top five scorers gone from last year’s CIAA championship squad, name tags might be helpful in knowing the “rookies.”

Highland Springs football dynasty ends; TJ plays Nov. 29 for region title

It’s over. After four straight state championships and 40 consecutive wins, the curtain finally fell on what has been the greatest show in local high school football history.

Bill Russell finally accepts Basketball Hall of Fame ring

It took him 44 years, but Bill Russell finally accepted his Basketball Hall of Fame ring.

Ethiopian runners win Richmond Marathon

The Richmond Marathon is an annual gathering for thousands of local and state runners, plus a group of elite runners. Again, elite runners from an African nation were the winners last Saturday.

Joe Taylor to be inducted into Black College Football Hall of Fame

Joe Taylor may need to add another shelf to his already bulging trophy case. Taylor, vice president for intercollegiate athletics and community wellness at Virginia Union University, has been named to the Black College Football Hall of Fame.

VSU knocked out of bid for NCAA football playoffs

You win some. You lose some. And sometimes you just scratch your head. Virginia State University hoped it had made the field for the NCAA Division II Region 2 football playoffs. But Coach Reggie Barlow’s Trojans never saw Miles College ...

Sports brawls: Dangerous, sometimes forgiven but not forgotten

Swinging a football helmet at someone’s head is a terrible thing. Swinging a baseball bat at an opponent’s noggin is far more hazardous. The sports world has been abuzz about the NFL “Footbrawl” on Nov. 14 in which the Cleveland ...

NBA players netting big bucks

There are buckets of money to be made playing professional basketball, if you’re very, very good at it.