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If the Virginia Union University Panthers were homesick, it didn’t show. In the midst of an epic road trip, the Panthers looked comfortable and confident in routing host Virginia State University 82-62 in the 25th Annual Freedom Classic last Saturday ...

Classic win for VUU Lady Panthers

The Virginia Union University Lady Panthers would prefer to have two McNeills in its lineup, but the team will settle for one. Even with Shareka McNeill sidelined with a knee injury, the Lady Panthers continue to be a dominant team ...

One HBCU alum to play in Super Bowl

The Kansas City Chiefs are returning to the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years, and much has changed in the last half century.

Devyn Coles makes Freshman All-America team

It didn’t take long for Devyn Coles to become a force for Norfolk State University football.

Coach McKay putting Liberty U. on the map

One of college basketball’s most alluring stories is unfolding just 114 miles west of Richmond in Lynchburg. Coach Ritchie McKay has stapled Liberty University — not exactly a hoops heavyweight — on the national basketball rankings map.

Serena Williams wins Auckland Classic; donates money to help bushfire victims

Former world No. 1 tennis star Serena Williams won the World Tennis Association’s Auckland Classic last Sunday — her first title since 2017 — and immediately donated her prize money to aid victims of Australia’s deadly bushfires.

NFL conference championships on Sunday

Of the four NFL teams in contention for the conference championship, only the Tennessee Titans have never won a Super Bowl. The Titans reached a pinnacle game in 1999, losing to the St. Louis Rams 23-16.

Diversity lip service only?

Eric Bieniemy interviewed for three NFL head coaching positions this month and received the same answer from all three places — thanks, but no thanks.

John Marshall basketball team aiming for another state championship

You can make a convincing case for John Marshall High School be- ing the area basketball “Team of the Decade” — the 2010s.

VCU breaks silence on retirement of Charles 'Jabo' Wilkins' jersey

Virginia Commonwealth University officials are offering two reasons that the No. 40 jersey of the late Charles “Jabo” Wilkins likely will never hang from the rafters of the Siegel Center, the Rams’ home court.

Local athletes to share NFL playoff spotlight

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson isn’t the only local athlete making headlines in the NFL playoffs.

Petersburg's Frank Mason III playing for call up to Bucks' active roster

Frank Mason III is dribbling down the comeback trail with the desired final destination only 88 miles away. The former Petersburg High School and University of Kansas basketball sensation is suiting up for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G-League.

VUU takes its game on the road

Keshon Tabb, a law-abiding citizen by nature, transforms into a pickpocket once he laces up his basketball sneakers.

Ben Stanley steps up for Hampton Pirates

When Jermaine Marrow went down, Hampton University needed a volunteer to step up. Ben Stanley was the first to raise his hand.

K'Von Wallace playing for a national win for Clemson

A local athlete figures to have a large say in who be- comes the next NCAA football champion.

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