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Loyola Ramblers like ‘The Little Engine that Could’ in NCAA Final Four

This year’s NCAA Final Four could be billed “Three powerful locomotives and The Little Engine that Could.” Kansas, Villanova and Michigan are Final Four regulars, while Loyola University -Chicago seems misplaced, like it has arrived at this idyllic destination by ...

VUU’s Linnette has game, but looks to call games, too

Shontel Linnette excels at any location on the softball diamond – pitching, catching, infield, outfield, and certainly in the right-handed batter’s box.

Robinson works to get Armstrong on track

As a teenage athlete, Valentino Robinson ranked with top high hurdlers in Virginia. Now as coach, he faces a different type of hurdle.

U.Va. makes NCAA history it would like to rewrite

The University of Virginia basketball team seemed ticketed for a magic carpet ride to the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio, Texas.

1963 NCAA game went down in the record books for different reasons

On March 15, 1963, an NCAA Tournament basketball game was played in which both schools could claim victory of sorts.

Coach Tubby Smith gets the boot at Memphis

Memo to colleges in search of a new basketball coach: One of the very best, Tubby Smith, is available again. With Richmond roots, Smith is among college basketball’s most successful coaches. He is also among the most traveled.

Maye to leave VCU Rams

Tyler Maye becomes the latest player with the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams to come down with “transfer-itis.”

VSU’s Aaron Harris becoming a heavy hitter

Aaron Harris has compiled some batting statistics even the great Hank Aaron would be proud of. Baseball fans are familiar with Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, who set numerous slugging records — most notably with a former record 755 homers ...

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.