The explosive power that made Hakeem Abdul-Saboor a star football running back has earned him a berth on the U.S. Olympic bobsled team.
Trey Brown is a major reason why Virginia State University is enjoying perhaps its best basketball season in program history.
The University of Central Florida this season won all of its football games, going 13-0. At the same time, Knights linebacker Shaquem Griffin won the hearts of all who saw him. Griffin drew attention for two clear reasons — his aggressive, physical play and because he competes with just one hand.
Some of Richmond’s prominent basketball family trees have branches stretching to St. Christopher’s School’s leafy West End campus.
At least on the basketball floor, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Justin Tillman has double the appetite of most others.
For most high school basketball teams, a road trip means a quick bus ride across town or perhaps to a nearby county. By contrast, the John Marshall High School Justices logged more December miles than just about everyone but Santa Claus.
Just one McNeill freshman would be a nice addition to the Virginia Union University women’s basketball program. Having two makes it twice as nice.
Most people need a step stool or possibly a ladder to do things Huguenot High School senior Eric Rustin does with both feet flat on the floor. He’s the teenager for the job if you need a ceiling light replaced, a ripe apple plucked from a high branch or, better yet, someone to assist in winning a basketball game. It sure helps when you stand 7 feet tall, can grip a basketball like it’s a softball and can nearly reach the rim of the basket on your tippy toes.
Jonathan “Johnny” Williams is listed as a point guard in Virginia Commonwealth University’s basketball lineup, but passing guard better defines his well-crafted skill set.
If you like your pigskin served with biscuits and gravy, with a side of grits, then this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship is for you. You might say this year’s grand finale is pretty as a peach, with the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama playing down in Atlanta.