VUU wallops VSU; still looking for NCAA playoff berth

Virginia Union University continues to present a powerful case for an NCAA Division II football playoff berth.

NSU to wrangle the Howard Bisons Nov. 10 at Dick Price Stadium

Norfolk State University has lost four straight football games and more trouble is on the way. The Spartans’ next assignment will be to tangle with MEAC’s leading passer, Howard University’s Caylin Newton, brother of NFL star Cam Newton.

Hometown hero Ashe conquers Richmond 50 years ago in local Davis Cup match

Fifty years ago, Richmond native Arthur Ashe Jr. and the City of Richmond were front and center for global tennis. Court No. 1 at Richmond’s Byrd Park was the site of the prestigious Davis Cup tennis tournament May 3 through ...

‘Justice for Jabo’ picks up steam

A project called “Justice for Jabo” is underway to restore a long-ago honor to former Virginia Commonwealth University basketball star Charles “Jabo” Wilkins. Mr. Wilkins died Oct. 12 at age 70 in Greenville, N.C.

City high schools heading to regional playoffs

It’s not over yet for Richmond’s five high school football teams. Despite less than glowing records, there will be five games on Friday, Nov. 9, involving city teams in the Virginia High School League regional playoffs.

41st Annual Richmond Marathon kicks off Saturday

Runners take your mark. Approximately 19,000 runners are expected for the 41st Annual Richmond Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 10, that will wind its way through Downtown and the West End, south across the Huguenot Bridge, through South Side, north across ...

VUU Panthers meet VSU Trojans Saturday at Hovey Field

Virginia Union University football Coach Alvin Parker feels like his team has taken an unfair beating — not on the field, mind you, but in the polls.

Olympic ‘Black Power Salute’ rises 50 years later

Tommie Smith and John Carlos were among the fastest men of their generation. But it wasn’t what they did on the Olympic track that makes them most remembered. It’s what they did after their race — on the medals podium ...

Puerto Rican native Alex Cora manages Red Sox to World Series win

Diversity in the dugout. That was a theme during the Boston Red Sox’s World Series triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers. With Sunday night’s victory, the Red Sox beat the Dodgers 4-1 to win the series. For the first time ...

TJ’s Jahlin Russell works like a wrecking ball

It’s no surprise Jahlin Russell plays football. The Thomas Jefferson High School senior is quick, strong, aggressive and fearless. He doesn’t back down.

Richmond Flying Squirrels to host 2019 Eastern League All-Star Game

All-Star baseball is coming to Richmond next summer. The host Richmond Flying Squirrels announced a four-day schedule of activities to coincide with the Eastern League All-Star Game.

VUU loses to Duke

Darian Peterson shined in his Virginia Union University basketball debut, but it wasn’t enough to save the Panthers at Duke University.

VSU wins big at homecoming

Virginia State University’s homecoming also served as a coming out party for Jemourri La Pierre.

VUU’s hopes for CIAA title crushed by Bowie State

Amir Hall has rained on Virginia Union University’s parade — “rain” coming in the form of a blizzard of pigskins.

Richmonder Jackie Bradley, AL series MVP, heads to World Series

Baseball’s hottest bat — and perhaps the most interesting jersey number — just may belong to a native Richmonder.