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Shaka Smart exits Texas for Marquette

As it turns out, Coach Shaka Smart’s most daunting opponent wasn’t so much the other teams he faced as it was the NBA.

NSU and former Freeman H.S. runners win All-American status

You don’t have to be born in America to become an All-American.

Ghamani Hogue brings home winnings from the State 3A track meet

Ghamani Hogue looks at track and field meets as being like an all-you-can-eat buffet. And she comes hungry.

’March Madness’ turns to ‘Spring Sadness’ for VCU Rams

Virginia Commonwealth University traveled to the NCAA Big Dance hoping to kick up its heels and stay for a while.

NSU wins, only to be crushed by NCAA’s Goliath, Gonzaga U.

Norfolk State University was the only one of five Virginia schools to record a victory at the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Gonzaga in pursuit of perfect record

The Gonzaga Bulldogs, aka the “Zags,” are seeking admission into one of college basketball’s most revered fraternities—The Undefeated Club.

Virginia schools out of the running

If an analyst were to grade the state of Virginia on the NCAA Basketball Tournament, it wouldn’t be much higher than a “D.”

After video backlash, NCAA addresses inequities at women’s and men’s tournaments

The NCAA’s inequities in women’s sports are showing. And the NCAA officially, embarrassed mightily on social media, moved quickly to try to clean up the problems.

NBA legend Elgin Baylor dies

Elgin Baylor, among the greatest and most exciting basketball players of all time, has died.

3 time NFL Pro-Bowl guard Doug Wilkerson dies at 73

The San Diego Chargers had one of the NFL’s most explosive offenses in the 1970s, and Doug Wilkerson was a key cog in the attack.

NCAA: GOING TO THE BIG DANCE: NSU wins MEAC title, heads to NCAA

If Norfolk State University was snubbed at the ballot box, it more than got even on the court.

NCAA: GOING TO THE BIG DANCE: VCU Rams hoping 18th time a charm

Virginia Commonwealth University has taken one step backward. Now it needs to take a giant leap forward, and there’s no time to dilly-dally.

NCAA: GOING TO THE BIG DANCE: Liberty University Flames player Darius McGhee rises to occasion

When the Liberty University Flames jump for joy, no one jumps higher than Darius McGhee.

NCAA: GOING TO THE BIG DANCE: Transfer players come to the rescue for U.Va., Va. Tech

Two tall and talented transfers have helped vault both of Virginia’s Atlantic Coast Conference schools into the NCAA Big Dance.

Simons takes it to the rim in winning NBA Slam Dunk contest

Anfernee Simons introduced the “Kiss the Rim” dunk March 7 and the judges fell in love with it.