Varina High School claims state 5A crown

The Varina High School Blue Devils kept winning and winning until there were no more games to win. The Eastern Henrico County school ended its best-ever season on the hardwood on March 8 by defeating Wakefield High School of Arlington ...

U.Va. goes into March Madness ranked No.1

The University of Virginia has enjoyed having the nation’s best basketball team throughout this regular season. Now the Cavaliers hope to maintain No. 1 status throughout “March Madness.”

VUU loses in first round to VSU

For college coaches, basketball season is never ending. As soon as one campaign ends, the next begins in terms of recruiting and preparation.

VSU has one of best seasons despite NCAA loss

This basketball season will go down as one of the best in Virginia State University history. Before the Trojans’ season-ending, 77-58 loss Sunday to visiting Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in the NCAA Division II Atlantic regionals, the Trojans achieved these ...

Lady Panthers face heartbreaker in 1st round

On a scale of one to 10, it hurt like an 11. When the final curtain fell on the Virginia Union University Lady Panthers’ basketball season, it dropped with a bone-chilling thud, and long before anyone expected.

VSU women also lose in NCAA opener

Both area teams in the women’s NCAA Division II Atlantic Region lost last Friday on opening night.

VCU Rams locked out of NCAA by A-10 loss

The big story individually this basketball season at Virginia Commonwealth University was the forceful showing by All-Atlantic 10 senior Justin Tillman.

‘Battle of the Bay’ is history

The popular “Battle of the Bay” football game is history — at least for now.

Hampton loses MEAC final, NIT in first round

Hampton University’s final MEAC basketball season included many cheers, but ended with a double downer in tournament play.

Claflin University joining CIAA

Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C., has been accepted as the 13th member of the CIAA, the nation’s oldest historically African-American athletic conference.

John Marshall heads to Saturday’s state final

John Marshall High School has proven it’s tops in the Richmond area. Now the Justices are out to show they are No. 1 in Virginia.

Huguenot’s Deshawn Ridley snags regional Player of the Year

Deshawn Ridley’s trek to basketball stardom hasn’t always been the smoothest of rides. Twice, he was cut from his school teams — first as a seventh-grader at Elkhardt Middle School, and again as a Huguenot High School freshman.

Lady Panthers win CIAA; headed back to NCAA playoffs

The Virginia Union University Lady Panthers have enjoyed a steady drumbeat of success during the last three years, and the drummer shows no signs of weariness.

VUU men come alive to take CIAA title

Virginia Union University arrived at the CIAA Tournament in Charlotte, N.C., with a whisper, and left with a sonic boom.

VCU Rams open in A10

Plenty of lunchtime basketball is on the menu for Virginia Commonwealth University. The eighth-seeded Rams will open Atlantic 10 Tournament play at noon Thursday, March 8, against No. 9 University of Dayton at Capital One Arena in Washington.