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VUU banking on talent of Tabyus Taylor this fall

Virginia Union University football fans were treated last season to what amounted to a teaser of what Tabyus Taylor can do with a football under his arm.

VUU to host CIAA golf championship

Virginia Union University will partner with Richmond Region Tourism to host the CIAA Golf Championships on April 19 and 20 at the Club at Viniterra in New Kent County.

Double threat for the Yankees

The New York Yankees, nicknamed the “Bronx Bombers,” may pack more ammunition this year than ever before, and that’s saying something.

Monument Avenue 10K now a national championship

In case no one has noticed, the annual Monument Avenue 10K has changed dramatically. The event continues to draw more than 25,000 participants and ranks among Richmond’s best organized and most anticipated community activities.

Jackie Robinson Day

Every April 15, the immense historical significance of Jackie Robinson is celebrated at professional baseball stadiums across America.

‘Funville’ opens Friday the 13th

The Richmond Flying Squirrels have an antidote for any hints of Friday the 13th bad luck that might haunt the home opener.

Early players tried slipping past baseball’s color line

Long before Jackie Robinson broke into professional baseball under the bright lights of New York City, there were other men of color with unquestionable talent who tried doing the same.

VUU to have home field advantage next fall

Virginia Union University’s upcoming football season will be top heavy with home games.

Preston Beverly moves from No. 2 to No.1 as coach at Richard Bland College

Richard Bland College has chosen Preston Beverly to usher its basketball program into the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 1.

Villanova wins crown

Villanova University has climbed to the top step of college basketball’s highest staircase. And the Wildcats made it the old-fashioned way — minus any “one and done” elite, NBA-bound freshmen players.

Notre Dame wins women’s championship with last-second shot

Arike Ogunbowale has a hard name to pronounce and apparently a hard jump shot to defend. She also is pressure-proof it seems.

Hill helps Maggie Walker Governor’s School sprint into the record books

Taylor Hill’s stunning success in track and field has surprised many people, including Hill herself. The Church Hill resident set the bar of expectations quite low when initially signing up for the sport at the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School.

Capel named head coach at Pittsburgh

Jeff Capel III, a coach familiar to Richmonders, is the latest addition to a relatively small fraternity — African-American head coaches at NCAA Division I basketball programs.

Coach Tubby Smith returns to N.C. to coach at his alma mater

Tubby Smith has coached five schools to the NCAA Basketball Tournament. He’s hoping High Point University, his alma mater, becomes the sixth.

MLK Middle School cheerleaders win national competition

That’s the new title for the cheerleaders at Richmond’s Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. The team captured first place in their division in the National Stomp-N-Shake Cheer & Dance Championships on March 17 at North Carolina A&T State University.

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