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Kenyan runners spark VUU cross-country team

Coming from some 7,500 miles away, Micah Kipruto and Enos Rotich feel right at home on America’s oval tracks and cross-country trails.

Gymnast Simone Biles breaks medal record with 25

American Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast in world championship history Sunday when she won the beam and floor finals to take her career tally to 25 medals.

Coco wins first WTA title at 15; Osaka gives up U.S. citizenship to play for Japan in Olympics

Coco Gauff is still just 15. She also is already the owner of a WTA singles title.

VUU trounces Livingstone 44-0; heads to rumble in Pa. this Saturday

Traditionally, schools try and book a “sure win” for homecoming to please the returning alumni. Not so this Saturday, Oct. 12, when the CIAA heavyweight Virginia Union University Panthers go up against Lincoln University of Pennsylvania for the Lions’ homecoming.

VSU 'Trojan Express' rolls over Shaw; now heading to Elizabeth City

All aboard the Trojan Express. It’s hard to say what’s rumbling louder nowadays — Virginia State University’s offense or the Amtrak trains passing within earshot of campus.

Winston-Salem State creates scholarship honoring Stephen Smith

Winston-Salem State University has named an athletic scholarship honoring ESPN sports- caster Stephen A. Smith, a 1991 alumnus of the university.

Track and field starts with local ties stand out in World Championship

The Richmond area wasn’t without rooting interests at the 2019IAAFWorldAthleticsChampionships in Doha, Qatar. Two medalists — one gold, one silver — are linked to Central Virginia.

VUU pulls out a win in last 21 seconds

The Virginia Union University Panthers have played like Houdini in their last two outings, escaping disaster on their home field. This Saturday, Oct. 5, the Panthers hope to take that magic to Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C., in a battle ...

VSU rolls over J.C. Smith; ready for Shaw on Saturday

The spotlight will be on the quarterbacks this Saturday, Oct. 5, at Virginia State University. Both Cordelral Cook of the host VSU Trojans and Torrin Campbell of visiting Shaw University are building All-CIAA credentials.

African-American quarterbacks making an impact in NFL

Rookie quarterback Kyler Murray signed a lucrative four- year contract with the NFL Arizona Cardinals worth more than $35 million. Early indicators suggest he may be worth every penny.

Wide receiver Charles Hall moves into the fast lane at VUU

Charles Hall was merely a background figure — little more than an extra — last season for Virginia Union University football. This year, he has become a leading man.

VSU forging a victory path through N.C. opponents

If Virginia State University is to be successful this fall, it needs to dominate the Carolina portion of its schedule. So far, so good.

NFL has a paltry 3 African-American head coaches

If the NFL’s African-American head coaches were to throw a members-only party, they could hold it in the front seat of a Buick.

VSU's rushing attack seals victory over UNC-Pembroke; match with St. Augustine's this Saturday

Two seasons ago, Virginia State University featured the CIAA’s premier running back in Trenton Cannon, who is now with the NFL’s New York Jets. Last Saturday, it looked almost like Cannon had returned to Ettrick for a curtain call.

VUU looking ahead after 28-11 loss to Lenoir-Rhyne

The Virginia Union University Panthers were underdogs the first two weeks of the football season. But they just may be the big dogs for the rest of the season.