Primed for takeoff

College athletes frequently transfer, usually for more playing time, a higher profile environment, to be closer to home or even for more Name Image Likeness (NIL) money. Jonathan King fell into a different category in transferring to Virginia Union University ...

JM girls don’t play second fiddle

Some might contend that the John Marshall High girls basketball team plays in the shadow of JM’s frequent-state champion boys squad. If so, Coach Virgil Burton’s young women are casting some mighty long shadows of their own on the North ...

Chiefs, 49ers primed for Super Bowl rematch

This year’s Super Bowl matchup features franchises with plenty of experience on football’s grandest stage.

Embiid drops 70, breaks Wilt’s record

Erasing Wilt Chamberlain’s name from any record book is a rare feat, but Joel Embiid has done it.

Curry comes off the bench

Steph Curry will be in an unusual role for this year’s NBA All-Star Game. He’ll be coming off the bench.

Beltré set for place in hall of fame

Ozzie Virgil opened the gates in 1956. Ever since, there has been a flood of stars who have reached the Major Leagues from the Dominican Republic. Adrián Beltré surely made his mark on the game. The slugging third baseman has ...

VUU men get big win against rival

Virginia Union University has known hard times this basketball season, but the way Coach Jay Butler sees it, “We’re 1-0 ... 1-0 with nine to go.” The CIAA Northern Divi- sion title is determined by divisional record and VUU started ...

VUU women upset No. 11 Trojans

Virginia Union’s women hoopsters were not intimidated after seeing Virginia State’s NCAA Division II, No. 11 national ranking.

Daily news: ‘I’m smaller, but I’m faster’

Anyone using the excuse of being too small for basketball needs to take a lesson from Cherish Daily. Inch for inch and pound for pound, the 5-foot-2, 115-pound Armstrong High junior might be the city’s top baller.

New Rams finding own identity

It’s not too unusual for a basketball team to repeat as league champion or top contender. But with a nearly all-new cast?

Rispress takes recruiting prowess to Colorado

Devin Rispress helped Florida A&M’s football team win a national championship. Now he hopes to do the same for the University of Colorado.

Double your pleasure at VSU-VUU Classic

Let Freedom ring. Doors open at 2 p.m. Saturday for the annual Freedom Classic Festival that combines basketball with numerous community and cultural activities.

JM speeds on after speed bump

Don’t worry, John Marshall High fans. The basketball still has plenty of air in it on the North Side.

Pats add Mayo to pigskin recipe

Hampton native Jared Mayo is the New England Patriots’ new head coach, succeeding the iconic Bill Belichick.

Moore’s leadership might have saved Michigan

Will he stay or will he go? That’s the question the football world is asking about Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh following his national championship.