VUU fires football coach

Coach Mark James has been fired after four productive seasons as Virginia Union University’s head football coach. The question now is, “Why?”

VSU wins CIAA crown; now ready for NCAA playoffs

Virginia State University snared the CIAA football championship in dominant fashion. Now the Trojans are eyeing an even bigger game.

40th Richmond Marathon ends with 3 winners disqualified

The 40th edition of the Richmond Marathon resulted in an unfortunate historical first — the disqualification of winners.

Thomas Jefferson turnaround leads to regional playoffs

Richmond’s Thomas Jefferson High School is the feel-good story of this football season.

Early hoop dreams for VUU, VSU

Bus rides, hotels and restaurant food seem to agree — at least so far — with both the Virginia Union University and Virginia State University basketball teams.

VCU vs. U.Va.: Siegel Center thriller Friday

Virginia Commonwealth University holds the all-time basketball upper hand over every state school except one — the University of Virginia.

VSU going to CIAA championship

The difference of one point — one skinny point — can fill your heart with joy or break your heart. Because of one small point, Virginia State University’s victorious and still undefeated Trojans are looking forward to the CIAA football ...

Lea, Leonard among ‘legends’ to be honored by CIAA

Sherman Lea and George Leonard have gained CIAA football “legend” status.

VUU Panthers upended in exhibition game against VCU Rams

College basketball preseason exhibitions are more about evaluating talent than the numbers on the scoreboard. In the final tune-up before the games really count, Virginia Commonwealth University used the home-floor advantage and a ferocious press to upend Virginia Union University ...

40th running of the Richmond Marathon on Saturday

The Richmond Marathon has reached middle age without showing any signs of slowing down. The area’s autumn foot race tradition will be celebrating its 40th birthday Saturday, Nov. 11, and everyone is invited to the party, regardless of how fast ...

Springer wins World Series MVP honors

In the 113th World Series, George Springer III had more hits than almost any other slugger in the previous 112 fall classics. As the lone African-American playing a significant role in this year’s World Series, Springer led the Houston Astros ...

Bigger stakes for VUU-VSU football rivalry

Area bragging rights and much, much more will be at stake Saturday, Nov. 4, when Virginia Union and Virginia State universities commence to popping pads at Rogers Stadium in Ettrick.

NSU freshman shot, killed off campus

Nicholas Jerome “Nick” Ackies, an 18-year-old freshman defensive lineman from Henrico County on the Norfolk State University football team, was shot and killed Friday, Oct. 27, at an off-campus apartment in Norfolk. NSU graduate Jaquan Anderson, 22, a former Spartans ...

VUU in exhibition game Friday with VCU at Siegel Center VUU in exhibition game Friday with VCU at Siegel Center

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center and Barco-Stevens Hall at Virginia Union University are located about a mile apart on a Richmond map. But on the basketball court, the teams from the two Richmond schools were 50 points apart (94-44) when ...

Logan excels on slow-pitch softball circuit

Most men play slow-pitch softball for an excuse to slip out of the house, get some exercise and perhaps throw back a few cold ones with the guys.