Mo Alie-Cox now on Colts practice squad

Mo Alie-Cox made his reputation in sneakers. Now he’s trying to make a living in cleats.

VSU picked to win CIAA basketball title

Two proven college big men and an All-State guard are among the additions to a Virginia State University basketball program that is the pre-season pick to win the CIAA title.

VUU QB ties touchdown school record

Darius Taylor’s initials are “D.T.” but “T.D.” might be more apropos. Virginia Union University’s senior quarterback is on a touchdown passing binge.

VSU kicks it up a notch to beat Shaw 34-17

The 2018 Virginia State University football team is starting to look a lot like the 2017 version, which is exciting news around Ettrick.

Penn State Coach James Franklin on course to win NCAA title

Coach James Franklin is in position to make history one day. It possibly could happen as early as this season. The talented Penn State coach seems a strong bet to become the first African-American coach to win an NCAA collegiate ...

MLB playoffs start Oct. 4

After a grinding seven-month regular season, Major League Baseball is starting all over this week with playoffs leading to the World Series.

Tiger clinches first win in 5 years

Tiger Woods was moved to the brink of tears after capturing his first title since 2013 with a two-stroke triumph at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Sunday that proved he was far from washed up at the age of ...

Bass gives George Wythe its aerial game

George Wythe High School football is committed to traveling via the airways. It’s just as committed to Emontre Bass as its pilot. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior quarterback known as “E” has earned his wings in second-year Coach Jerome Jeter’s air-oriented ...

Jackson helps VSU clinch first win

Andre Jackson won the Virginia high-jump championship his senior year at Hampton’s Phoebus High School. Considering that, it’s no wonder he has quickly hopped into the spotlight as a redshirt freshman receiver and kick returner for Virginia State University.

Taylor scores 3 TDs as Panthers spring to victory

Virginia Union University tailback Tabyus Taylor has the size of a lineman but the speed of a sprinter. That rare combination of physical gifts has made him the CIAA’s most feared running back at this juncture.

Cleveland Browns one of 1st NFL teams to add African-American players

It’s a major surprise now when the Cleveland Browns win a football game. Winless in 2017, the Browns defeated the New York Jets Sept. 17 for its first win since December 2016.

NFL black power: NFL starts season with 7 African-American coaches

Virginia native Mike Tomlin is on pace to become the winningest African-American coach in NFL history. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 46-year-old coach started this season with 116 career, regular season victories against just 60 losses.

NFL black power: Mahomes among 6 African-American quarterbacks

Patrick Mahomes II has gone from substitute to superstar with the Kansas City Chiefs. The latest addition to the NFL’s African-American quarterbacks club has passed for 10 touchdowns in Kansas City’s opening wins over the Los Angeles Chargers and Pittsburgh ...

VUU, VSU games back on schedule this Saturday

CIAA football has weathered the storm. After hitting the pause button last week as Hurricane Florence left a path of destruction through North Carolina, the historically black athletic conference will resume activities Saturday, Sept. 22, with seven games to be ...

Mookie Betts, Lorenzo Cain leading candidates for MLB MVPs

African-Americans are short in numbers but large on impact in Major League Baseball. Only about 10 percent of big leaguers are African-American, born in the United States, but they are getting noticed.