CIAA rivals VUU and VSU to meet at 23rd Annual Freedom Classic

Jemal Smith and Philip Owens, having shed anonymity, are in line to take center stage in the 23rd Annual Freedom Classic Festival.

Rams to take on former coach Anthony Grant’s Dayton Flyers

It would be hard for Virginia Commonwealth University basketball fans to forget former Coach Anthony Grant. After all, it was Coach Grant who recruited the nucleus of the Rams’ 2011 Final Four team while navigating VCU to a 76-25 overall ...

John Marshall shows off its squad on the road

For most high school basketball teams, a road trip means a quick bus ride across town or perhaps to a nearby county. By contrast, the John Marshall High School Justices logged more December miles than just about everyone but Santa ...

Petersburg’s Quinton Spain starting for Tennessee Titans

Petersburg can wrap its arms around the NFL Tennessee Titans. Former Petersburg High School standout Quinton Spain is now the starting left guard — jersey No. 67 — for a Titans squad jubilant about a come-from-behind, 22-21 playoff victory Jan. ...

Alabama rolls to national championship in overtime victory

The University of Alabama’s football team is made up almost entirely of players from the South, but there’s always room for a talented newcomer from far away.

Double trouble awaits Lady Panthers’ opponents

Just one McNeill freshman would be a nice addition to the Virginia Union University women’s basketball program. Having two makes it twice as nice.

Huguenot High’s tall, secret weapon: Eric Rustin

Most people need a step stool or possibly a ladder to do things Huguenot High School senior Eric Rustin does with both feet flat on the floor. He’s the teenager for the job if you need a ceiling light replaced, ...

VCU’s ‘pass master’ Johnny Williams ranks among the nation’s top players in total assists

Jonathan “Johnny” Williams is listed as a point guard in Virginia Commonwealth University’s basketball lineup, but passing guard better defines his well-crafted skill set.

College football championship to be served Southern style

If you like your pigskin served with biscuits and gravy, with a side of grits, then this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship is for you. You might say this year’s grand finale is pretty as a peach, with the ...

Flying Squirrels have 1st African-American manager

The Richmond Flying Squirrels have their first African-American manager, Willie Harris. Harris, 39, played for the former Richmond Braves in 2007. He succeeds Kyle Haines as manager of the Class AA Eastern League Squirrels.

Tillman sets pace for VCU record books

Virginia Commonwealth University’s affiliation with Atlantic 10 Conference basketball is missing one golden nugget — an A-10 Player of the Year recipient.

Micah Thomas finding success at VUU

Micah Thomas arrived late — but fortunately not too late — to make an impact on Virginia Union University basketball.

Sportscaster Herm Edwards named head coach at Arizona State

Herm Edwards is taking his football expertise from the broadcast booth back to the sidelines. An ESPN personality on NFL Live since 2009, Edwards was named head coach at Arizona State University. “I’m here to build a program on top ...

VUU alum, former player Alvin Parker to coach Panthers

Alvin Parker didn’t need much in the way of a formal introduction Monday as Virginia Union University’s new football coach.

Hampton picks Prunty to lead Pirates

Hampton University will be moving into a new conference, the Big South, with a new football coach, Robert Prunty. “I’m up for the challenge,” Coach Prunty said during a introductory news conference Dec. 9 at the HU Student Center. “I ...