Full of hope, the Virginia Union University Lady Panthers traveled six hours by bus to mountainous Glenville, W.Va., for the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional playoffs.
When one door closed, another opened for the Norfolk State University basketball team.
Track and field aficionados in Virginia discovered Grant Holloway years ago. Now the whole country knows.
The Richmond Christian School girls’ basketball team didn’t even have enough players for a full 5-on-5 scrimmage this season.
John Marshall High School guards DeMarr McRae and Levar Allen have made Virginia’s 3A All-State basketball team.
Virginia State University’s best basketball season in school history stalled just this side of Pittsburgh.
Virginia State University’s most recent recruiting class features two of the state’s premier quarterbacks. D’Vonte Waller from Highland Springs High School in Henrico County and Dinwiddie High School’s K’ymon Pope will be joining the VSU Trojans this fall.
If the Virginia State University men’s basketball team is to advance in the NCAA Division II playoffs, it will have to avoid a roadblock standing 6-foot-8 and weighing 240 pounds.
Call it the return of the Green Dragons. The girls’ basketball team at the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School came so close to scratching a four-decade Green Dragons’ itch this season.
The hometown advantage hasn’t worked previously for Norfolk State University in the MEAC Tournament. But this season could be different.
The Virginia Union University Lady Panthers basketball team was hopeful it would be playing on campus this weekend at Barco-Stevens Hall.
The powerful engine that is Virginia State University basketball barely tapped its brakes rumbling through Charlotte, N.C., and the CIAA Tournament championship last weekend.
John Marshall High School’s standout basketball season ended Tuesday night.
Since joining the Atlantic 10 Conference, VCU has compiled the conference’s best basketball record while being shut out for two prestigious individual awards.
You can make a case for Virginia Union University being the team to beat next CIAA basketball season.
Twin sisters Shameka and Shareka McNeill should feel right at home at this weeks’ CIAA Tournament in Charlotte, N.C.
In the late 1940s, the Brooklyn Dodgers rattled baseball’s foundation by boldly breaking the color line. It was to be a major turning point in all professional sports.
It’s possible something could occur this week that’s never happened in CIAA Basketball Tournament history dating to 1946.
Virginia State and Virginia Union universities are well represented on what amounts to the CIAA’s men’s’ and women’s basketball honor rolls.
In what amounts to a secret agreement, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid last week resolved their grievances with the NFL. They will receive an undisclosed settlement based on claims that NFL owners colluded against them as retaliation for kneeling during the playing of the national anthem.
When all was well, an abundance of physical power helped Elexis “Lexi” Edwards climb to the top peg of her sport. Unwavering willpower kept her from losing her grip when hard times struck.
In his inaugural basketball season at Norfolk State University, Nic Thomas seemed content puttering along in the no-passing lane.
Just two days after the CIAA’s regular basketball season ends, the “second season” will begin. The regular season ends Feb. 23, setting the stage for both men’s and women’s tournaments Feb. 25 to March 2 in Charlotte, N.C. A weeklong series of musical, educational and cultural events surround the tournament.
Of Chesterfield County’s 11 comprehensive public high schools, Carver College and Career Academy is by far the newest — it’s now in its fourth year — and the smallest with 254 students.
Virginia Commonwealth University’s leading basketball scorer doesn’t have a real name, just a nickname. Meet the “Bench Bunch.”
James Harden is turning into a modern day Wilt Chamberlain on the basketball court. The Houston Rockets guard is running away with the NBA’s individual scoring championship, much like Chamberlain did more than a half century ago.
The rafters of Virginia Union University’s historic Barco-Stevens Hall are adorned with retired jerseys.
Coach Parker contends he has four solid candidates to replace departing senior Darius Taylor as the Panthers’ signal caller.
The world of baseball has lost a legend. The great Frank Robinson died Thursday, Feb. 7, in Los Angeles following a lengthy illness at age 83.
When a special freshman arrives at Richmond’s George Wythe High School, basketball Coach Willard Coker isn’t shy about elevating him to the varsity — even into the starting lineup.
Everything about Michael Gilmore is big — his height (6-foot-10), his wingspan (7-foot) and his shooting range (well beyond the 3-point arc). His basketball journey has been long, too.
No, the New England Patriots’ reign doesn’t really date to the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s Ride and the American Revolution. But it may seem like it to their weary opponents.
The Virginia Interscholastic Association’s 2019 Hall of Fame is glowing with noted Richmonders. Basketball legends Bobby Dandridge and Charles Bonaparte, football coaching icon Willard Bailey and Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be among the inductees at a ceremony in Charlottesville on June 28.
What would the Super Bowl be without betting and, with that, the office pool? You can lay a friendly wager on just about anything, ranging from who wins the coin flip, to how long the national anthem takes, to when — if ever — stoic New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick cracks a smile, to the game’s champion.
Native Richmonder Ed Davis ranks with pro basketball’s lords of the boards. Few players crash the backboards more relentlessly than the former Benedictine Prep and University of North Carolina standout.
Don’t blink. Blink once if you’re guarding Teon Tiller, and the Thomas Jefferson High School senior is likely to whiz past for yet another bucket.
Julius Campbell, whose role as captain of the T.C. Williams High School football team in Northern Virginia was made famous in the movie “Remember the Titans,” died Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, of organ failure.
A search for the nation’s strongest teenage girl might lead to Union County High School in Lake Butler, Fla. That’s where Mahailya Reeves, a 15-year-old freshman, set a Florida state record on Jan. 26 with a jaw-dropping 355-pound bench press.
Virginia Commonwealth University’s leading basketball scorer, Marcus Evans, is back where it all started for him — in the 804 area code.
Rematch! The Los Angeles Rams will get a long-awaited chance for redemption in Super Bowl LIII when they meet the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 3.
The Virginia State University basketball team started this season with a multitude of questions. Since then, it has come up with all the right answers.
Virginia Union University’s basketball season has been given a jumpstart. When the Panthers trek to Ettrick on Saturday to play Virginia State University in the Freedom Classic, VUU will have new vroom under the hood.
Some local teenagers won’t have to wait until warm weather to play baseball. The Metropolitan Junior Baseball League is sending a team to Nassau, Bahamas, for games next week.
For Sunday’s NFL Conference finals, expect a steady diet of orchestrated end zone celebrations and other zany sideshows, minus the fear of penalty. It wasn’t always that way.
Young basketball players and teams generally are taught to work the ball inside for a higher percentage of shots close to the basket. That strategy is likely to backfire against Richmond’s John Marshall High School. Facing the Justices, the closer to the basket the opponents get, the higher the degree of difficulty becomes.
John E. Wilson, who was the oldest living Harlem Globetrotter, has died at age 91. Known as “Jumpin’ Johnny” for his uncanny leaping ability, Mr. Wilson died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at his home in Chester, where he was living with his son, John Wilson Jr., an assistant athletic director at Virginia State University.
Talk about going out with a bang. On what would be his grand finale, Clemson University’s Clelin Ferrell dumped the University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for a fourth down, 7-yard loss, snuffing Alabama’s flickering hopes.
The CIAA Basketball Tournament is moving to Baltimore. The CIAA board of directors announced Tuesday that the men’s and women’s games will be held in 2021, 2022 and 2023 at Royal Farms Arena, an 11,100-seat facility in downtown Baltimore, about a block away from the Baltimore Convention Center and a short distance from the popular Inner Harbor.
African-Americans seem to be on the NFL’s endangered coaching list. Only two black head coaches remain in the 32-team league after five were fired recently.
The Freedom Classic Festival basketball game has a new home. The 24th annual event is moving to the Multi-Purpose Center at Virginia State University in Ettrick.