HBCUs packing power for second half of basketball season

Virginia State University’s recent basketball success can be traced all the way to Chièvres Air Force Base in Belgium. That’s where Armond Griebe, who has given the Trojans a front court boost, grew up tall and strong overseas in a ...

Noted female Little League pitcher signs with HU

Mo’ne Davis became a celebrity in 2014 by showing off her lively pitching arm in the Little League World Series.

Dr. S. Dallas Simmons, late VUU president, to be inducted into CIAA Hall of Fame

The late Dr. S. Dallas Simmons, former president of Virginia Union University, is among seven people chosen for induction into the 2019 John B. McLendon CIAA Hall of Fame.

VUU fans get Christmas gift in Jordan White

Virginia Union University basketball fans received a “White Christmas” in a way they weren’t expecting.

LA Chargers get new jolt with Coach Anthony Lynn

After a lengthy, listless period, the NFL’s newest Los Angeles franchise is all charged up.

Actor Michael B. Jordan in spotlight for athletic role in ‘Creed II’

Michael Bakari Jordan has scored a cinematic knockout for his role as a boxer in “Creed II,” a sequel to the original 2015 film “Creed,” a continuation of the “Rocky” movies.

N.C. A&T wins Celebration Bowl

The crown for black college football will rest with North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C., at least until December 2019. It’s becoming a tradition.

Claflin Coach Ricky Jackson unafraid to outmaneuver his alma mater, VUU

Ricky Jackson said he is “proud to be a Unionite.” But that didn’t stop him from dealing his alma mater a recent basketball beating.

Larry Doby on track for Congressional Gold Medal

Larry Doby, the first African-American to play baseball in the American League, is on track to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honor the former Cleveland Indians centerfielder.

Cedric ‘C.J’ Wiggins returns to area to help VSU Trojans

Home is where the heart is. With just one college basketball season left, Cedric “C.J.” Wiggins has moved closer to his roots, in part to accommodate parents, grandparents and friends.

Highland Springs wins state football title again

The Highland Springs High School football team members are running out of fingers to display their bling. The Springers captured their fourth consecutive Class 5 state championship title last Saturday with a 37-26 victory over Stone Bridge High School of ...

CIAA Basketball Tournament eyeing move beginning 2021

The CIAA Basketball Tournament might have a new host city in 2021. Following the athletic conference’s fall board meeting in Charlotte, N.C., it was announced Friday, Dec. 7, that Norfolk and Baltimore are in contention to host the tournaments, from ...

Maggie Walker’s Austin Wade stands out in two sports

It’s not so unusual for a high school athlete to play two sports. What is unusual is to be playing both sports at the same time. That’s the rare case with senior Austin Wade at the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s ...

Gary Steele,Calvin Huey broke color barrier on Army-Navy football teams

The U.S. Military Academy’s football team, Army, is known as the Black Knights, but it wasn’t until 1966 it had its first African-American player. Gary Steele, a military brat whose father was a Buffalo Solider, broke the color barrier in ...

Lady Panthers’ ‘Towers of Power’ jump-start hoops season

There are at least three towers at Virginia Union University. A visitor can’t miss the brick and mortar tower — the 160-foot Belgian Building — in the middle of the Lombardy Street campus.