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VUU rebounding in view of TV cameras

The Aspire TV cameras may have served as a wake-up call for Virginia Union University’s slumbering basketball Panthers.

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DaVaughn Kelsie lights it up for Shaw Univ.

DaVaughn Kelsie is Shaw University’s spark from the arc. The Richmond native leads CIAA basketball in filling the cup from behind the 3-point arc.

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Smothering defense propels VSU against VUU and in CIAA

Virginia State University and the University of Virginia share more than just school colors. Wearing orange and blue, the University of Virginia has featured a smothering defense in rocketing to the top rank in college hoops.

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Justin Tillman leads Rams to overtime win over Dayton

Virginia Commonwealth University basketball Coach Mike Rhoades says the Rams’ motto this season is “it takes what it takes.”

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Philadelphia flying high after Eagles claim victory in Super Bowl LII

Philadelphia counts among its top heroes Ben Franklin. And the most famous date in Philadelphia is July 4, 1776, the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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U.S. athletes bring diversity to 2018 Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics, sometimes called the “white Olympics,” is gaining in diversity. The United States delegation of 242 athletes heading to South Korea will include 10 African-Americans, including its first African-American hockey player.

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Jermaine Marrow brings excitement — and big fan numbers — to Hampton Pirates

Two of the brightest subjects regarding Hampton University basketball are Jermaine Marrow and home attendance. It’s reasonable to assume the two are linked.

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Former Rams coach returns with Dayton Flyers to play VCU this Saturday

Virginia Commonwealth University and the state of Florida, while far apart geographically, have long been linked on the basketball map.

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Injuries contribute to VSU’s loss to Bowie State University

Cyonte Melvin is a bundle of basketball talent, but he’s not fully healthy. In a nutshell, that sums up the Virginia State University Trojans who took a rare stumble last Saturday in a 65-55 loss to Bowie State University at the VSU Multi-Purpose Center.

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Jada Boyd packs a wallop in VHSL record book

You don’t judge a book by its cover. Nor is it wise to judge an athlete by the size of their school. As it turns out, one of Virginia’s elite basketball prospects attends one of Virginia’s smallest public high schools. Meet Jada Boyd, a junior technology major at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School in Petersburg, enrollment 359 for grades 9 through 12.

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