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Remembering VUU’s glory days as NCAA champions

There will be no national college basketball championships to celebrate this season. As unfortunate as that is, the pause in sports because of the coronavirus pandemic offers an opportunity to reflect on past glory.

Injury not a setback for soccer standout who wins UR scholarship

When an aspiring young athlete suffers a devastating setback, he or she has two choices: They can moan “Why me?” and cry a river so deep they drown in it. Or they can grit their teeth, tighten their laces and ...

Stats show college players at the top of the game

There is no official NCAA team champion this basketball season due to COVID-19, but there are many individual national champs. One, in fact, has a local address. Jacob Gilyard, the junior point guard for the University of Richmond, led the ...

John Marshall High wins 2A state championship

John Marshall High School’s statewide domination of boys’ basketball doesn’t figure to end any time soon.

Lady Panthers' NCAA hopes end with coronavirus

Virginia Union University’s quest for an NCAA women’s basketball title ended before it began.

Wartime didn't stop basketball trailblazer Wataru Misaka

COVID-19 has done what World War II couldn’t. It has put a halt to one of America’s sporting treasures – the NCAA basketball tournament.

MEAC Tournament cancellation stops NSU; Hampton defeated in Big South championship

Norfolk State University’s promising basket- ball season ended in unexpected fashion when the MEAC Tournament was canceled because of the coronavirus.

'Count Blockula' Hassan Whiteside leads NBA in blocked shots

The area under the backboards is where Hassan Whiteside feels most at home, and he doesn’t take kindly to trespassers.

VUU Lady Panthers 1983 team inducted into CIAA Hall of Fame

Some stories are so compelling that they need be told and re-told, over and over, so as not to be forgotten. The 1983 Virginia Union University women’s basketball team made news that still prompts goose bumps on Lombardy Street.

Lady Panthers to play CIAA nemesis in NCAA 1st round

Virginia Union and Bowie State universities continue on a collision course.

MEAC Tournament starts at Norfolk Scope

Since switching from the CIAA to MEAC in 1997, Norfolk State University’s basketball team doesn’t come to the Richmond area anymore. But that doesn’t stop Richmond area fans from going to NSU.

Armstrong High players make All-region

The Armstrong High Wildcats are well represented on the 3B All-Region boys basketball team.

VCU heads to A-10 Tournament; NCAA's a distant dream

Virginia Commonwealth University’s basketball team has arrived in The Big Apple with big upsets on its mind.

2013 Little League phenom now helping Hampon U. to victory

Mo’ne Davis, who became famous pitching a baseball, is now making her mark on the college softball diamond.

Glory, dreams and nightmares

Winston-Salem State University will forever cherish memories of the final CIAA Tournament in Charlotte, N.C., before the event moves in 2021 to Baltimore. Meanwhile, Virginia Union and Virginia State universities may be inclined to burn their 2020 scrapbooks.

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