There is no official NCAA team champion this basketball season due to COVID-19, but there are many individual national champs. One, in fact, has a local address. Jacob Gilyard, the junior point guard for the University of Richmond, led the nation this season with 3.16 steals per game.
There will be no national college basketball championships to celebrate this season. As unfortunate as that is, the pause in sports because of the coronavirus pandemic offers an opportunity to reflect on past glory.
When an aspiring young athlete suffers a devastating setback, he or she has two choices: They can moan “Why me?” and cry a river so deep they drown in it. Or they can grit their teeth, tighten their laces and bounce back.
COVID-19 has done what World War II couldn’t. It has put a halt to one of America’s sporting treasures – the NCAA basketball tournament.
John Marshall High School’s statewide domination of boys’ basketball doesn’t figure to end any time soon.
Virginia Union University’s quest for an NCAA women’s basketball title ended before it began.
The area under the backboards is where Hassan Whiteside feels most at home, and he doesn’t take kindly to trespassers.
Norfolk State University’s promising basket- ball season ended in unexpected fashion when the MEAC Tournament was canceled because of the coronavirus.
The Armstrong High Wildcats are well represented on the 3B All-Region boys basketball team.
Virginia Union and Bowie State universities continue on a collision course.