N.C. A&T wins Celebration Bowl

On a football scale of 1 to 12, North Carolina A&T State University is a 12. The Aggies finished the season 12-0 with a 21-14 victory over Grambling State University of Louisiana last Saturday in the third annual Celebration Bowl ...

Kermit Blount to be inducted into CIAA Hall of Fame

Native Richmonder Kermit Blount has been selected for induction into the John B. McLendon Jr. CIAA Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be 9 a.m. March 2, at the Charlotte Convention Center, coinciding with the 2018 CIAA Basketball Tournament.

It’s a 3-peat!

Highland Springs High School’s talented and determined football Springers have done it again. The Eastern Henrico County squad, aka the “Beast of the East,” is Virginia’s 5A football champion for a breathtaking third straight season. Finishing the season 14-1, the ...

Sophomore Ikechi Chantilou gives spark to George Wythe squad

It almost feels unfair. Ikechi Chantilou is so quick, so athletic. And he’s only a sophomore. On a senior-laden George Wythe High basketball squad, it’s hard taking your eyes off Chantilou, a whippet-lean, 6-foot-3 guard-forward seemingly with rockets on his ...

VUU’s Hammond wins Lanier Defensive Back of the Year award

Sterling Hammond is the latest in a long line of exceptional defensive backs at Virginia Union University. He has lived up to his name, Sterling, meaning “excellent” or “valuable.” The fleet and rugged 6-foot-1, 210-pound Hammond has picked up two ...

Hughes bouncing back for VUU

Virginia Union University basketball fans never really got to know Todd Hughes a year ago. On Nov. 30, 2016, he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, in a game at the University of the District of Columbia and ...

VUU set to name new coach

Virginia Union University Athletic Director Joe Taylor says he expects to name a new football coach by this weekend. The position became vacant when Coach Mark James was not retained following four seasons at the college located on Lombardy Street ...

VSU’s Cannon up for prestigious national award

Trenton Cannon is vying for at least one more honor before the book is closed on his college football career. The Virginia State University senior running back is a finalist for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award ...

Jackie Robinson fêted for football too

When football fans file into the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year’s Day, they’ll be greeted by an exciting addition — a 7-foot-tall bronze statue of Jackie Robinson.

Shaka Smart’s Texas team beats VCU 71-67 at Siegel Center

Coach Shaka Smart has proven he can win as both the home and visiting coach at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center.

VSU’s top players know winning formula

Two traits Virginia State University basketball Coach Lonnie Blow III hunts for on the recruiting trail are talent and a winning background. He has hit the bullseye on both counts with juniors Walter Williams and Brandon Holley and sophomore Andrew ...

Highland Springs hoping for 3-peat at Saturday’s state championship

Highland Springs High School is on the cusp of achieving something seldom done in state football history. Football Coach Loren Johnson’s Springers are one victory from a “three-peat” of the state 5A Virginia High School League title.

VUU leaning on big men for big success on the basketball court

In keeping with its storied basketball past, big men abound at Virginia Union University. Coach Jay Butler is blessed with multiple low-post options in his third season on the Lombardy Street campus. Three have taken turns sharing accolades thus far, ...

London, Broadway finalists for Robinson Award

Coaches Michael London of Howard University and Rod Broadway of the MEAC football champions North Carolina A&T State University are finalists for the Eddie Robinson Award.

VCU Rams return from Maui Invitational to face a ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of opponents

Virginia Commonwealth University is one of only eight schools to have reached the NCAA basketball tournament at least seven consecutive seasons.