VSU’s top players know winning formula

Two traits Virginia State University basketball Coach Lonnie Blow III hunts for on the recruiting trail are talent and a winning background. He has hit the bullseye on both counts with juniors Walter Williams and Brandon Holley and sophomore Andrew ...

Highland Springs hoping for 3-peat at Saturday’s state championship

Highland Springs High School is on the cusp of achieving something seldom done in state football history. Football Coach Loren Johnson’s Springers are one victory from a “three-peat” of the state 5A Virginia High School League title.

VUU leaning on big men for big success on the basketball court

In keeping with its storied basketball past, big men abound at Virginia Union University. Coach Jay Butler is blessed with multiple low-post options in his third season on the Lombardy Street campus. Three have taken turns sharing accolades thus far, ...

London, Broadway finalists for Robinson Award

Coaches Michael London of Howard University and Rod Broadway of the MEAC football champions North Carolina A&T State University are finalists for the Eddie Robinson Award.

VCU Rams return from Maui Invitational to face a ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of opponents

Virginia Commonwealth University is one of only eight schools to have reached the NCAA basketball tournament at least seven consecutive seasons.

Richmond Roughriders in new league

The Richmond Roughriders have joined a new league — hopefully offering stronger competition — for the 2018 arena football season. Starting next spring, the Roughriders will compete in the American Arena League, or AAL, a 12-team conference stretching from Vermont ...

HU exits MEAC for Big South Conference

There’s an upside and a downside to Hampton University’s surprise decision to leave the MEAC for the Big South Conference.

VSU Trojans’ dream season ends with loss in playoffs

Virginia State University’s magic carpet ride of a football season has coasted to a close. So let the warm memories begin.

Rick Mahorn to be inducted into Va. Sports Hall of Fame

Former Hampton University basketball standout Rick Mahorn has been selected for the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

VCU has rare loss at home — to U.Va.

Two things Virginia Commonwealth University basketball thrives on are quality transfers and home games at the always rowdy, jam-packed Siegel Center.

Chesterfield student signs with Penn State

Rasir Bolton, a Chesterfield County resident who has played locally for Millwood School and Team Loaded AAU, has signed with Penn State University on a full basketball scholarship.

VUU fires football coach

Coach Mark James has been fired after four productive seasons as Virginia Union University’s head football coach. The question now is, “Why?”

VSU wins CIAA crown; now ready for NCAA playoffs

Virginia State University snared the CIAA football championship in dominant fashion. Now the Trojans are eyeing an even bigger game.

40th Richmond Marathon ends with 3 winners disqualified

The 40th edition of the Richmond Marathon resulted in an unfortunate historical first — the disqualification of winners.

Thomas Jefferson turnaround leads to regional playoffs

Richmond’s Thomas Jefferson High School is the feel-good story of this football season.