Spiders keep non-conference showdown with Kentucky

Though nothing official has been released from Richmond, a source close to the program confirmed that the Spiders will be playing at Kentucky this season.

  Quinn Classic raises funds for Virginia ALS patients

  On the Sidelines- September 18

Kickers postpone match due to COVID-19 test on opposing team

Virginia vs. Virginia Tech rescheduled for December 12

VHSL adopts condensed 2020-2021 schedule

UVA at Virginia Tech football game rescheduled for Dec. 12

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NCAA: College basketball can begin season on November 25

  Richmond Marathon to offer state of the art timing system, Boston qualifying

Four former Cavaliers nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame

  The Clinic aims to get players college looks

VT safety Devon Hunter arrested, suspended indefinitely by team

  ‘Let them play!’: Parents, student-athletes push for immediate return of fall sports

Washington erases 17 point deficit, kicks off 2020 with upset win

Washington scored 27 unanswered points, 20 in the second half, to upset the defending NFC East champions, 27-17, and get Ron Rivera a win in his debut with the team.

  Fans adjust to usual race-day routines

It was a strange weekend in Richmond Raceway, and for as bizarre as it felt for those at the track, it also was abnormal for those sitting at home who are usually enjoying a race experience in person.

  Keselowski dominates for checkered flag at Richmond Raceway

The win is Keselowski’s fourth of the season and second at Richmond Raceway.

Virginia’s home game against Duke moved to Sept. 26, following Virginia Tech postponement

The Virginia football team has its fifth different season-opening opponent for 2020, as the game against Duke has been rescheduled for September 26th. Georgia, VMI, Virginia Tech, and Clemson (briefly) had also spent time as the first game of the season for the 'Hoos.

UVA-Virginia Tech football game postponed, no makeup date set

  On the Sidelines- September 11

  Noticeable void without fans for longtime NASCAR photographer

Five new COVID-19 cases reported by UVA Athletics; 14 total since testing began

  NASCAR driver Joey Gase honoring Richmond man on his #51 Donate Life Virginia Ford Cup Car

  NASCAR week kicks off with Truck Series in empty Richmond Raceway

Bubba Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season’s end

Bubba Wallace is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season.

Virginia rolls out initial sports betting rules. Big gambling platforms push back.

This year, the General Assembly passed a bill authorizing the Virginia Lottery to grant between four and 12 sports betting licenses, greenlighting a type of gambling projected to generate up to $55 million in state tax revenue per year.

NASCAR kicks off races at Richmond Raceway

NASCAR and Richmond race officials announced this morning that fans will not be allowed to attend the national series next month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NASCAR Week hits Richmond with different feel

NASCAR makes its return to the Action Track this week. Not since September 21, 2019, have engines started and laps been run at Richmond.

Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Tokyo Olympics

Several recent public opinion polls have shown skepticism from the Japanese public and the business community that the games can go on — or should go on.

  On the Sidelines- September 4

While high school football is absent from Central Virginia this fall, we’re still paying tribute to it during On the Sidelines on Fridays on NBC12. This Friday, we re-visit an area high school dynasty.

No fans allowed at UVA sporting events, family of athletes and coaches only

With current state guidelines limiting capacity to the lesser of 50 percent occupancy of the facility, or one-thousand patrons, UVA will only allow family of student-athletes and coaches to attend home games this Fall.

  William & Mary to cut seven varsity sports

William & Mary will cut seven varsity athletic programs following the 2020-2021 academic year, the school announced on Thursday.

Flying Squirrels opening ballpark for ‘Diamond Disc Golf’

The Richmond Flying Squirrels is opening up the ballpark for Diamond Disc Golf starting on Sept. 10.

Haskins earns starting QB job for Washington

Ron Rivera officially named Dwayne Haskins as Washington's starting quarterback on Wednesday.

  Richmond Volleyball Club gives players a chance to hit the court

The pandemic caused sports to grind to a halt back in March, but Richmond Volleyball Club is now back up and running, giving student-athletes a chance to hit the court.

Virginia Tech, Town of Blacksburg prohibit fall tailgating

Tech said the decision applies to football games, as well as other fall sporting events, including soccer, volleyball and cross country.

  Trinity grad Coleman makes voice heard at Duke

Even though he’s one of the youngest on the Blue Devils’ roster, he found himself front and center on Thursday afternoon, taking the microphone on campus and sharing his thoughts on racism and injustice.

‘Bring the Heat’ contest asks fans to submit videos showing their best pitch for prizes

The Richmond Flying Squirrels and Elephant Insurance have partnered together to present a pitching competition called, ’Bring the Heat’.

  On the Sidelines- August 28

While fields are quiet this fall across Virginia, that doesn’t mean we can’t talk some high school football. Throughout the fall, NBC12 will bring you special editions of On the Sidelines on Friday nights, where we’ll look back at some memorable games, seasons, players and performances.

Ingram applauds “powerful” statement by NBA players

Highland Springs product Andre Ingram was one of the feel-good stories of the 2017-2018 season. Two and a half years later, he's proud of his fellow players standing up for change.

Washington NFL owner Snyder implicated in latest report of misconduct

25 women have come forward in a new Washington Post report that further details a workplace of sexual misconduct and harassment among the Washington NFL team. The latest report is the first public accusation of team owner Daniel Snyder.

Virginia Tech football opener vs. NC State rescheduled

Virginia Tech’s scheduled season opener against North Carolina State has been rescheduled for September 26, the Hokies announced on Tuesday.

Former VCU coach Wade made “impermissible payments” to LSU recruits, per NCAA

LSU head coach Will Wade arranged or offered “impermissible payments” to at least 11 recruits and those associated with them in exchange for enrollment at the school, the NCAA says.

Carroll takes over Director of Student Activities role at Prince George

Bruce Carroll led the Prince George football team to an historic campaign in 2019. Now he’ll oversee the entire Royals’ athletic department.

  New turf field at Virginia Union nearing completion

Whenever Virginia Union plays its next home football game, players will have a brand new surface beneath their feet.

  Panthers United gives field hockey players a chance to stay sharp

COVID-19 has postponed most fall sports until the spring in Virginia, but some local organizations, such as Panthers United Field Hockey Club, are helping athletes get onto the field.

VHSL drafts ‘Championship + 1’ calendar for 2020-21 season

The proposed VHSL plan for 2020-21 will feature teams playing 60-percent of a normal schedule, as well as just one or two rounds of the state playoffs.

Virginia Beach sports center headed for fall opening

A $68 million sports center is set to open in the fall in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Washington head coach Ron Rivera battling cancer

Washington head coach Ron Rivera has cancer, according to ESPN. The team later said that he has squamous cell cancer of the neck.

Hardee’s Super-Fan Contest: Enter for a chance to win gift cards & a TV!

Fill out the form below and submit a photo of you and/or your family in game day attire. Show us your team spirit!

  Rams, Spiders launch voting initiatives for student-athletes

Both the Spiders and Rams have launched voting initiatives for student-athletes that include registration information and voter education.

UVA Cavaliers hope their ‘bubble’ method protects players and students from spreading COVID-19

Football players will be facing more outside pressure when other students return to UVA.

Benedictine postpones fall football

Benedictine will postpone its fall football season and will look to play in the spring, Cadets head coach Greg Lilly told NBC12 on Monday.

  ACC presses on following NCAA official’s grim assessment

Three major conferences are among those pressing on with fall sports, after the NCAA's chief medical officer advised against it on Saturday in an interview.

UVA Football enters week two, 28 players select jersey numbers

The UVA Football Team is officially in week two of fall camp. Sunday night, 28 players earned the right to select their jersey numbers, including the first to select "0".

Washington hires Wright as NFL’s 1st Black team president

The Washington Football Team has hired Jason Wright as the team’s president, making him the first-ever Black team president and the youngest, NBC Washington reports.

‘Little Kicks’: Richmond Kickers bringing soccer program to backyards

Kids can learn how to play soccer from the comfort of their backyards through the Richmond Kickers’ “Little Kicks” program.

  St. Christopher’s Greene navigates recruiting process through pandemic

The recruiting experience is exciting for high school athletes, though it does present its challenges. Throw in a pandemic into the mix and the challenges can be amplified, but one of the area’s most sought-after recruits in the Class of 2022 is making it a point to enjoy every moment.

Pediatric cardiologist raises questions when it’s safe for kids recovering from COVID-19 to return to sports

A UVA Health pediatric cardiologist is now raising questions over when it’s safe for kids to return to their sports activities after recovering from COVID-19.

  Birx says college football players can get back on the field if they’re ‘ultra careful’

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx believes there is a “way forward” when it comes to college football this fall.

  Big Ten postponement doesn’t sour recruits on programs

At least three area high school seniors hold football scholarship offers from Big Ten programs. Two more from the Class of 2022 have also been offered by schools from that conference.

Kickers welcome back fans, pick up first win of 2020

For the first time since the pandemic began, professional sports resumed with fans in the seats in Richmond.

JMU suspends fall football

The athletic department release cited nationwide developments over the course of the week and the impending cancellation of the NCAA FCS Championships as factors in the decision. The department will now shift its focus to exploring a spring football season.

NASCAR returns to Richmond in September with four races

All three national series will visit Richmond Raceway for racing September 10-12, NASCAR announced on Thursday.

Virginia, Virginia Tech release 2020 football schedules

The ACC released its 2020 football schedule on Thursday morning, and Virginia and Virginia Tech will meet for their earliest match-up since 1987.

UVA unveils 2020 football schedule; ‘Hoos and Hokies play in Week Two

The UVA and Virginia Tech football teams have their earliest scheduled meeting since 1987, as the rivals will square off on September 19th this year.

Team Loaded organizing Weekend of Action for community

The Team Loaded Foundation is hoping to give back to 5,000 families this weekend and hopes many in need will take advantage of the event.

Sports Backers holding Patrick Henry half-marathon

Sports Backers will be holding a Patrick Henry half-marathon at the Poor Farm Park.

  Richmond’s Royster prepares for professional boxing debut

Jermoine Royster first stepped into the boxing ring at 8-years old. After an amateur career that saw him finish with a record of 90-14 and win numerous championships at the national level, he’s getting ready to make his professional debut.

  Family, friends, Spider community mourn basketball star McCurdy

Former Spider basketball star Bob McCurdy passed away on Wednesday night, after a battle with cancer. Sean and his family have spent recent days in Connecticut ahead of services to remember him.

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

The coronavirus forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total to eight teams affected in the first nine days of the season.

Richmond Kickers home opener postponed

The Richmond Kickers home opener scheduled for Aug. 1 has been postponed.

Five local high schools to change classifications next fall

When the fall of 2021 rolls around, five of our area schools will be competing against some different competition in their respective quests for state championships.

Virginia Tech cornerback Farley opts out of coming season

Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley has opted out of the coming football season, according to multiple media reports.

  ACC football, fall sports, moving forward beginning in September

ACC fall sports, including football, will move forward with some schedule modifications, the conference announced on Wednesday afternoon.

  Washington opens training camp like no other

Under normal circumstances, Washington’s NFL football team would be preparing to open its eighth year of training camp in Richmond this week. But as we’ve learned all too well, 2020 has been anything but normal.

Colonial Downs postpones opening card due to heat conditions

Colonial Downs Group announced they have postponed today’s opening card at the Colonial Downs racetrack due to heat conditions reaching over 100 degrees.

  Virginia high school fall sports delayed; VHSL votes for three condensed seasons

High school sports in public schools will not start in the fall, but all three athletic seasons are scheduled to happen.

Report: NFL players banned from indoor night clubs during 2020 season

NFL players report to training camp July 28

Four University of Virginia athletes test positive for COVID-19 out of 235 tested

Four University of Virginia athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 235 total student-athletes tested, the university announced in its second testing update Friday.

Hamlin takes fifth win of season with victory at Kansas

The Chesterfield native took the lead with 13 laps to go and hung on for his fifth victory of the season, taking the checkered flag at Kansas Speedway. His five wins currently lead the Cup series.

One year away from rescheduled Tokyo games, uncertainty remains

Originally, all of us would be getting ready to settle in and watch Friday’s opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, but thanks to COVID-19, the clock reset, beginning a one year countdown for a second time on Thursday.