Two senior quarterbacks with glistening credentials will be center stage Saturday, Oct. 13, in Bowie, Md.
Two proven college big men and an All-State guard are among the additions to a Virginia State University basketball program that is the pre-season pick to win the CIAA title.
Looking back, Virginia Union University football has been on a historical roll. Gazing ahead, there are bumps in the road.
Mo Alie-Cox made his reputation in sneakers. Now he’s trying to make a living in cleats.
Coach James Franklin is in position to make history one day. It possibly could happen as early as this season. The talented Penn State coach seems a strong bet to become the first African-American coach to win an NCAA collegiate football title on the highest level.
The 2018 Virginia State University football team is starting to look a lot like the 2017 version, which is exciting news around Ettrick.
After a grinding seven-month regular season, Major League Baseball is starting all over this week with playoffs leading to the World Series.
Darius Taylor’s initials are “D.T.” but “T.D.” might be more apropos. Virginia Union University’s senior quarterback is on a touchdown passing binge.
Andre Jackson won the Virginia high-jump championship his senior year at Hampton’s Phoebus High School. Considering that, it’s no wonder he has quickly hopped into the spotlight as a redshirt freshman receiver and kick returner for Virginia State University.
It’s a major surprise now when the Cleveland Browns win a football game. Winless in 2017, the Browns defeated the New York Jets Sept. 17 for its first win since December 2016.
Virginia Union University tailback Tabyus Taylor has the size of a lineman but the speed of a sprinter. That rare combination of physical gifts has made him the CIAA’s most feared running back at this juncture.
George Wythe High School football is committed to traveling via the airways. It’s just as committed to Emontre Bass as its pilot. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior quarterback known as “E” has earned his wings in second-year Coach Jerome Jeter’s air-oriented offense.
Virginia native Mike Tomlin is on pace to become the winningest African-American coach in NFL history. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 46-year-old coach started this season with 116 career, regular season victories against just 60 losses.
CIAA football has weathered the storm. After hitting the pause button last week as Hurricane Florence left a path of destruction through North Carolina, the historically black athletic conference will resume activities Saturday, Sept. 22, with seven games to be played in the Tarheel state.
African-Americans are short in numbers but large on impact in Major League Baseball. Only about 10 percent of big leaguers are African-American, born in the United States, but they are getting noticed.
Patrick Mahomes II has gone from substitute to superstar with the Kansas City Chiefs. The latest addition to the NFL’s African-American quarterbacks club has passed for 10 touchdowns in Kansas City’s opening wins over the Los Angeles Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Former world boxing champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini is coming to the Richmond area.
Two weeks into the Alvin Parker coaching era at Virginia Union University, it’s apparent the Panthers are committed to a powerful running attack.
Some long overdue improvements to athletic facilities are coming soon to Richmond Public Schools. “We’re making a dent; it’s called progress,” said Dr. Stefanie Ramsey, RPS Instructional Specialist. “Like they say, slow and steady wins the race.”
The journey continues. The third leg of what has been a disappointing Virginia State University opening, four-game football road trip now leads to Raleigh, N.C.
Two Taylors added up to one exciting Virginia Union University football victory as the Alvin Parker coaching era got underway.
There’s good news and not so good news regarding Virginia State University football. The uplifting news is that 2017 VSU sensation Trenton Cannon appears to have made the NFL New York Jets’ 53-man roster.
Kevin Gayles Jr. knows the way to the end zone. The swift, sure-handed Huguenot High School wide receiver needs no GPS or compass to reach his preferred gridiron destination.
Never judge a book by its cover. Kevon Dark may not look like a traditional football standout, but he sure plays like one.
On the NCAA football pecking order, Norfolk State University is Division I and Virginia State University is Division II.
If anyone was ever born to box, it’s 17-year-old Jermoin’e Royster, a George Wythe High School senior and member of Cobra Boxing Gym at the Southside Community Center.
Virginia Union University has had lots to brag about during it’s more than a century of football. The only problem is it has been a while — some contend way too long — since the Panthers have been able to stick out their chests and boast to other CIAA teams.
Armando Bacot is the latest Richmond area basketball standout to say “yes” to the University of North Carolina’s historically successful program.
The CIAA has extended its southern footprint to the state of South Carolina. Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C., becomes the historically black athletic conference’s 13th member this fall and will compete in the CIAA Southern Division.
Ray Anderson is taking his considerable basketball talents to Germany. The former Virginia Union University guard has signed to play with WWU Baskets Muenster of Germany’s Pro-B League.
Richmond native Jackie Bradley Jr. is in the front seat of what promises to be a record ride by the Boston Red Sox.
Darius Taylor was Virginia Union University’s surprise package a year ago. From someone who wasn’t even on the 2017 opening day roster, the Washington native emerged practically out of nowhere as one of the CIAA’s most prolific quarterbacks.
Few NFL players are more closely entwined than Greg Stroman and Tim Settle. Improbable as it may seem, they’ve been together now on three consecutive levels of gridiron action.
A big man named O’Neal is again making basketball headlines in Southern California.
A native Richmonder was front and center in one of the feel-good stories of the summer. Keith Barnes, a former baseball player at John Marshall High School and Virginia State University, is president and founder of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson Little League in Washington.
Former Virginia State University football star Trenton Cannon, nicknamed “Boom,” will wear the No. 40 jersey for the New York Jets in the Thursday, Aug. 16, exhibition game against Washington at FedEx Field.
Tyshawn Cooke was among the offensive standouts in the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League’s All-Star Game last Saturday.
Richmond native Maurice “Mo” Carter didn’t have to join the Navy to see the world. He has been globetrotting for years. The traveling man has earned basketball paychecks in France, Turkey, Puerto Rico, Macedonia, Libya, Canada, Colombia, Venezuela and Mexico, as well as from the NBA “G” League.
He has the name and he has the game. When you spot the name Ray Lewis on the Virginia Union University football roster, you take notice.
The Metropolitan Junior Baseball League’s stars will shine this Saturday, Aug. 11, at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Parham Campus, 1651 E. Parham Road.
When Washington selected Josh Doctson in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft, fans hoped his career would take off like a jackrabbit. Instead, his progress has been more akin to a tortoise.
Chris Thompson stands just 5-foot-8, but don’t sell him short. The diminutive dynamo spells double trouble as a ball carrier and receiver for the Washington NFL team, but not necessarily in that order.
Norfolk State University football will have a strong Richmond influence this fall. Two NSU athletes with area ties have made the preseason All-MEAC team.
The Washington Wizards as a team, and Dwight Howard as a player, are long overdue for an NBA championship.
Virginia Union University basketball will have a distinctly different look this season.
The Washington professional football team was dead last in the NFL in 2017 at defending the run. Nose guard Da’Ron Payne was specifically drafted to change that.
Star Barbershop is winning softball games at a steady clip in Chesterfield County.
The footing, if not the football, figures to be much improved this fall at Norfolk State University.
The CIAA has gazed into its crystal ball and sees the Bowie State University Bulldogs as the 2018 football champion.
Team Loaded continues to feast on a buffet of victories without tasting defeat.