On your mark...42nd Annual Richmond Marathon gets underway Saturday

For thousands of runners, the time has come to lace up the sneakers, stretch the quads and hamstrings and pray all the training will pay off. The Richmond Marathon, now in its 42nd year, has become a bold-letter event throughout ...

VSU beats VUU; sets hopes on NCAA

Virginia State University has taken care of business on the football field. Now the Trojans must wait and hope. By edging Virginia Union University 27-24 in overtime last Saturday at Rogers Stadium in Ettrick, VSU is positioned for — but ...

VSU’s Lual Rahama plays his way into the spotlight

Lual Rahama, answering to “Daniel,” isn’t a new face at Virginia State University. But the Sudan native is new to the spotlight.

Transfers hurting Howard University

This has been a rough year for Howard University athletics.

Black head coaches rare at top tier of college basketball

Jeff Capel carries a measure of gratitude with him every time he paces the sideline at Petersen Events Center.

VUU Panthers to meet VSU Trojans Saturday in Ettrick

Often in sports, when one door closes another swings open. Ancient rivals Virginia Union and Virginia State universities won’t be going to the CIAA championship game, but they could ring the NCAA bell.

HU's Jermaine Marrow scoping out a record-breaking final season

Jermaine Marrow has built a convincing case for greatness in his first three seasons playing basketball at Hampton University.

World Series winners visit White House

The World Series champion Washington Nationals were honored at the White House on Monday, although more than a half-dozen players skipped the ceremony on the South Lawn.

Hard work pays off with Celtics contract for Javonte Green

Virginia’s contribution to this year’s NBA rookie crop includes three familiar names, plus a relative unknown.

CIAA hopes fading for VUU and VSU

Salem Stadium, site of the CIAA Championship game on Nov. 16 in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, is looking much farther away now for Virginia Union and Virginia State universities. The window of opportunity has just about closed for both CIAA members ...

27 people and 2 teams inducted into RPS Athletic Hall of Fame

The Richmond Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame, founded in 2015, continues to grow.

NFL Hall of Famer Willie Brown dies at 78

Willie Brown, a headline performer for two of professional football’s iconic dynasties, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at age 78 in Tracy, Calif.

Washington Nationals energize fans from D.C. to Puerto Rico in seeking World Series crown

Oh, how quickly opinions can change. In June, manager Dave Martinez was on the verge of termination when his Washington Nationals were 12 games under .500. Today, he’s the toast of parties throughout the Washington Beltway and as far away ...

Can the VUU Panthers claw their way to victory over the Bowie State Bulldogs?

If Bowie State University is the tower of power in the CIAA Northern Division, then Virginia Union University hopes to play the role of wrecking ball.

VSU loses homecoming game 24-14

Virginia State University’s football Trojans are going from one extreme to another. Coach Reggie Barlow’s squad is licking its wounds from a disheartening 24-14 homecoming loss last Saturday to Bowie State University that has a 7-0 record.