Elite runners from Kenya and Ethiopia win Richmond Marathon

Kenyan and Ethiopian runners make up a tiny percentage of the total number of participants in the annual Richmond Marathon. But they’re clearly at the head of the pack.

Late Morgan State football coach named 2018 Trailblazer of the Year

The late Earl Banks, who coached Willie Lanier at Morgan State University, has been named Trailblazer of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association.

Football season ends for VUU without playoff invitation

Just when the Virginia Union University Panthers were ready to dance, it was like the music stopped and the band went home. The Panthers were a dominant football team for 10 games. But the Panthers won’t get a shot at ...

Bowie State wins CIAA football championship

Following its first ever CIAA football title, Bowie State University is moving on to the NCAA Division II playoffs.

NSU Spartans trample the HU Bison 29-17

Norfolk State University’s Juwan Carter won the “battle of the quarterbacks” and, more importantly, NSU came out victorious last Saturday as the Spartans beat the Howard University Bison before a crowd of more than 6,000 at Dick Price Stadium in ...

Panthers looking to Jemal Smith to defend CIAA title

Point guards less than 6 feet tall have played a major role in Virginia Union University’s storied basketball history. Jemal Smith is the latest to fill that bill.

VUU wallops VSU; still looking for NCAA playoff berth

Virginia Union University continues to present a powerful case for an NCAA Division II football playoff berth.

NSU to wrangle the Howard Bisons Nov. 10 at Dick Price Stadium

Norfolk State University has lost four straight football games and more trouble is on the way. The Spartans’ next assignment will be to tangle with MEAC’s leading passer, Howard University’s Caylin Newton, brother of NFL star Cam Newton.

Hometown hero Ashe conquers Richmond 50 years ago in local Davis Cup match

Fifty years ago, Richmond native Arthur Ashe Jr. and the City of Richmond were front and center for global tennis. Court No. 1 at Richmond’s Byrd Park was the site of the prestigious Davis Cup tennis tournament May 3 through ...

‘Justice for Jabo’ picks up steam

A project called “Justice for Jabo” is underway to restore a long-ago honor to former Virginia Commonwealth University basketball star Charles “Jabo” Wilkins. Mr. Wilkins died Oct. 12 at age 70 in Greenville, N.C.

City high schools heading to regional playoffs

It’s not over yet for Richmond’s five high school football teams. Despite less than glowing records, there will be five games on Friday, Nov. 9, involving city teams in the Virginia High School League regional playoffs.

41st Annual Richmond Marathon kicks off Saturday

Runners take your mark. Approximately 19,000 runners are expected for the 41st Annual Richmond Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 10, that will wind its way through Downtown and the West End, south across the Huguenot Bridge, through South Side, north across ...

VUU Panthers meet VSU Trojans Saturday at Hovey Field

Virginia Union University football Coach Alvin Parker feels like his team has taken an unfair beating — not on the field, mind you, but in the polls.

Olympic ‘Black Power Salute’ rises 50 years later

Tommie Smith and John Carlos were among the fastest men of their generation. But it wasn’t what they did on the Olympic track that makes them most remembered. It’s what they did after their race — on the medals podium ...

Puerto Rican native Alex Cora manages Red Sox to World Series win

Diversity in the dugout. That was a theme during the Boston Red Sox’s World Series triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers. With Sunday night’s victory, the Red Sox beat the Dodgers 4-1 to win the series. For the first time ...