Well-traveled Makur Maker has selected Howard University for his next basketball stop.
Richard Bland College athletics are down, but not out.
You’d never guess who’s tearing up the Korean Baseball Organization, or KBO.
In recent years, the Los Angeles Lakers have turned from prince to frog and, now, back to prince.
Who will be the Major League Baseball’s nextAfrican- American All-Star?
Vince Carter, among the most dynamic and durable players in NBA history, has announced his retirement.
Claudell Washington, who was among the youngest players to become an All-Star in Major League Baseball history, has died.
Since the Los Angeles Dodgers’ last World Series championship in 1988, 17 different franchises have won baseball’s top prize. To help snap the drought in Tinseltown, the Dodgers have beefed up its roster with a pair of likely future Hall of Famers.
A monthlong “Tip Your Cap” campaign hon- oring the formation 100 years ago of baseball’s Negro Leagues got underway June 29.
When Tiger Woods burst onto the PGA scene in 1997, many expected a deluge of African-American golfers to follow.
Marvin Bridges, a longtime football and basketball coach in Richmond on the youth and high school levels, died Monday, June 8, 2020. He was 65.
With a lull in the sports world, it’s time to announce Richmond’s all-time “Home Sweet Home” basketball team.
Tierra Terry has been selected as Virginia Union University’s new women’s basketball coach.
An athlete need not come from a college powerhouse to create a big splash in the NBA.
An energetic group called 804 Coaches for Change has its foot on the gas pedal with no thoughts of slowing down anytime soon.
And the envelope please ... John Marshall High School basketball standout Jason Nelson has narrowed his list of college options to two.
African-American baseball catchers are a vanishing breed.
Roosevelt “Rosey” Taylor, who played on championship teams in college and with the NFL, died Friday, May 29, 2020. Mr. Taylor was 82.
Emmanuel Antwi was No. 53 on the football field and No. 1 in the classroom at Virginia Union University.
Another quarterback named Newton is on the Auburn University football roster.
Al Bumbry was a star in the trenches long before gaining star status on the baseball diamond.
The basketball world mourns the loss of a legend. Westley “Wes” Unseld, among the most powerful inside forces in college and NBA history, has died.
If and when NBA play resumes, the Milwaukee Bucks will try and scratch a nearly half-century itch. The franchise’s first and only NBA title was in 1971 with a cast featuring two all-time greats, Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, plus a lesser known but extraordinarily talented Richmonder.
Much to his own surprise, Philip Logan is back in the news.
If the Washington Nationals are to repeat as World Series champion, the team will need help in replacing the power of departed All-Star Anthony Rendon, who is now with the Los Angeles Angels.
Seems like just about any college basketball story nowadays includes the word “transfer.”
Michael Jordan the basketball player is a global legend. His greatness is beyond debate. Meanwhile, Jordan the baseball player remains a bit of a mystery, his status open to discussion.
Alabama State University, a public HBCU in Montgomery, is hopeful a former NBA All-Star will bring success to its basketball program.
Coming from near and far, help is on the way for the Virginia Union University basketball team.
James Wiseman offers new meaning to the basketball term “one and done.”
A native Richmonder played at least a small role in the historic coaching legacy of the late Don Shula.
Woody Strode was among the first four African-Americans to play in the NFL, but that isn’t necessarily his top claim to fame.
Juwan Carter has met Aaron Sparrow and the two men hit it off. Now, with all due respect, Carter hopes to politely erase Sparrow’s name from Norfolk State University’s football record book.
The coronavirus pandemic is affecting every aspect of athletics, even cheerleading. Hampton University has conducted a virtual tryout for its Blue Thunder spirit squad.
Virginia Commonwealth University basketball has added a new player, but the Rams must wait until May 20 to learn when he becomes eligible to play.
Former Richmonder Benjamin “Benny” Blocker has been selected for induction into the South Carolina State University Athletic Hall of Fame.
The once busy football pipeline between HBCUs and the NFL appears to have stalled. Out of seven rounds and 255 selections in the NFL’s virtual draft last month, only one HBCU athlete heard his name called.
Virginia Union University’s next women’s basketball coach has a tough act to follow.
CIAA football starts in September, but Virginia Union University fans won’t see their Panthers at home until October.
Chase Young is all business on the football field — and thinking about business off the gridiron.
The former Richmond Braves drew headlines in 1977 by making Tommie Aaron the International League’s first African-American manager.
NFL fans in Highland Springs now have local connections to the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles.
When historians reminisce about the Green Bay Packers dynasty of the 1960s, William Delford “Willie” Davis’ name is among the first to come up.
Petersburg native Moses Malone pioneered the term “Preps to Pros” in August 1974. Now former Richmonder Isaiah Todd is a pacesetter in a new option to bypass college basketball and fast break straight from high school to dunking for dollars.
George Taliaferro was a game changer regarding the NFL draft. He also took versatility to a higher level.
“Last August the University of Richmond signed its first Negro football player, Weldon Edwards,” so wrote Mark Holpe of The Collegian, UR’s campus newspaper, in 1970.
Former NFL great Robert Cornelius “Bobby” Mitchell, famous for immense talent and racial trailblazing, died Sunday, April 5, 2020.
Former NFL great Tim Brown, who drew acclaim as an athlete, actor and singer, died Saturday, April 4, 2020, of complications from dementia. Mr. Brown was 82 and living in Palm Springs, Calif.
Baseball All-Stars put together from film and television
We still have peanuts and Cracker Jacks to munch on this spring, but there is no live baseball to enjoy with the snacks.
All-State boys basketball teams generally are reserved for experienced seniors, with perhaps a junior here and there. Alphonzo Billups is an exception to that largely because of his exceptional talent.