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VUU Athletic Hall of Fame induction on Friday

Virginia Union University’s Athletic Hall of Fame will open its doors to six new inductees on Friday, Sept. 22. The induction banquet will be 7 p.m. at the Dr. Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center on the VUU campus, 1500 N. Lombardy St.

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Howard Bison overrun by UR Spiders

Coach Mike London has found it is far easier coaching football for the University of Richmond than coaching against UR. In his return to the West End campus last Saturday, Coach London’s Howard University squad was trampled 68-21 before 8,217 mostly Spiders fans at UR’s Robins Stadium.

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Indian mascot plagues Cleveland baseball team

The Cleveland Indians are perhaps the best team in baseball, but the Ohioans may be striking out when it comes to sensitivity training.

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Sloane Stephens wins U.S. Open title

It’s unlikely for two African-American women to match strokes in the final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. It’s far more unlikely for neither to be named Williams.

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Cook, Johnson lead VSU to big win over Johnson C. Smith

Trying to find just one man to replace quarterback Tarian Ayres would be difficult. So Virginia State University has located two for the assignment. Cordelral Cook and Niko Johnson have taken turns directing the Trojans to a 2-0 start heading into its Saturday, Sept. 16, bye week.

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African-American NFL quarterbacks working to turn ripple into wave

Cleveland Browns rookie DeShone Kizer burst onto the national spotlight while passing a football on Virginia soil. Now the former University of Notre Dame quarterback is the latest addition to the NFL’s select club of African-American starting quarterbacks.

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Revenge may be factor in VSU-NSU Labor Day Classic

There is no shortage of spicy story lines for the Labor Day Classic on Saturday, Sept. 2, matching old foes Virginia State and Norfolk State universities at Dick Price Stadium in Norfolk. Let’s start with the revenge factor.

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VUU heads to N.Y. for season opener Sept. 2 against LIU-Post

The New York City area was good to Virginia Union University football at least once before. Now the Panthers are hoping to strike gold again in the long shadows of Gotham to open their fourth season under Coach Mark James.

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8th-grader Jayson Ward racing toward track goals

Jayson Ward has added another impressive track title to his growing collection. The 13-year-old Chesterfield County resident now has two national outdoor titles to go with his three national indoor championships.

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Friday night football starts for city teams

Richmond’s high school football teams will have a different look this season — at least on the sidelines. Four of the five city public schools will have new head football coaches following a forgettable 2016 campaign that produced an overall 10-43 record.

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