NCAA ruling to allow extra year of eligibility impacts local schools

The NCAA ruled on Monday to allow spring sports student-athletes who had their seasons canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic one additional year of eligibility.

  Hopewell’s Henderson heads to Ohio State having ‘always wanted to be a Buckeye’

VCU buys land for future Athletics Village

Braxton Key adjusting to life after college basketball

  Local personal trainer offers workout tips

  High school seniors see academic, athletic careers come to an end

Richmond Flying Squirrels offers digital field trip for Richmond-area students

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JMU men’s basketball hires Mark Byington as new head coach

Walker named AP First Team All-American

  Richmond-area sports bars enduring ‘March Sadness’

  Greece hands Olympic flame over to Japan amid calls to delay 2020 Games

VISAA boys & girls basketball All-State Teams Announced

Spiders receive votes in final AP Top 25 to cap off unfinished season

UVA men’s basketball ranked 16th in final AP Poll

The Virginia men’s basketball team (23-7, 15-5 ACC) is ranked 16th in the final Associated Press Top 25 Poll of the season.

Earnhardt, Busch sign on for NASCAR esports series

The multi-week series will start Sunday with a virtual competition at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady leaving Patriots

The 42-year-old quarterback with six Super Bowl rings said Tuesday morning that he is leaving the New England Patriots.

Spring race weekend at Richmond Raceway postponed

As NASCAR has postponed all race events through May 3, the spring race weekend at Richmond Raceway scheduled for April 17-19 has been postponed, including the Monster Cup circuit’s Toyota Owners 400. The event will be rescheduled for a later date to be announced in the future.

How sporting events are being handled amid coronavirus outbreak in Central Virginia

Official at Colonial Athletic Association championship game tests positive for coronavirus

VHSL State Basketball Tournament games canceled

  Atlantic 10 Tournament has been canceled

  Fans disappointed they can’t attend upcoming Randolph-Macon game

Losing streak leads to winning for UVa Men’s Basketball

No. 17 UVa Baseball blasts UMass-Lowell 24-5

The No. 17 UVa baseball team scored its most runs in more than a decade, as the Cavaliers defeated UMass-Lowell 24-5 on Tuesday at Disharoon Park.

  High School Basketball Tournament Central

A number of local teams are marching towards hopeful state championships. Here's a look at area squads still in the hunt.

UVA, VHSL basketball games stay on schedule amid coronavirus concerns

University of Virginia and Virginia High School League will continue as scheduled, amid cancellations of other major events in the U.S. and abroad because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Virginia baseball nationally ranked at No. 17

The Cavaliers ranked top 25 in both the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s and D1Baseball.com’s national rankings.

Wahoos earn All-ACC accolades; Diakite and Clark

Two of No. 22 Virginia men’s basketball members earned All-ACC honors Monday, March 9.

Virginia Union women, Virginia State men headed to NCAA Tournament

The Virginia Union women and Virginia State men still have some basketball left to play. Both teams earned berths in the NCAA Division II Tournament’s Atlantic Region.

  Chesterfield woman set to represent USA in the World Half Marathon Championship

Chesterfield runner Keira D’Amato has been selected to represent the USA in the World Half Marathon Championship in Oct. 2020 in Poland.

Mayor Stoney will hold press conference with Redskins Head Coach Ron Rivera

Mayor Levar Stoney will be holding a press conference with Washington Redskins Head Coach Ron Rivera.

NBA tells teams to plan for empty arenas; LeBron says no way

The league circulated a memo to its teams Friday telling them to prepare in case it becomes necessary to play games without fans or media, as sports leagues in Europe have already done.

Monacan grad Walker named AAC Player of the Year

Megan Walker was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year on Friday. The junior forward averages 19.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, and has posted nine double-doubles this season.

Thomas Dale’s turnaround season finds Knights in state quarterfinals

Last season, Thomas Dale boys basketball stumbled to a 5-19 record. By March, the Knights had been done playing for a bit, but March of 2020 finds them as one of just 13 area teams left standing in the hunt for a state championship.

  14-year-old world pole sport champion aims to change perception of sport

Cassidy, from King William County, is a world champion pole sport competitor, aside from being a straight-A student. She’s won two world gold medals, since she began training in the sport at nine years old.

  Chester 9-year old sprinting to success in track and field

In many ways, Alaiyah Choice is just like a typical third grader, but when it comes to track and field, she's anything but normal.

  An NCAA Tournament with empty arenas? It can’t be ruled out

Chief Operating Officer Donald Remy did not dismiss the possibility of games being played with no fans in arenas. The games presumably would still be televised.

Spiders use late sprint to top Davidson, clinch top four spot in A-10 Tournament

Nick Sherod scored 17 of his team-high 19 points in the second half as Richmond went on a late run to top the Wildcats, 80-63, at the Robins Center. It marked the Spiders’ third straight win and eighth victory in their last nine games.

VCU sees lead slip away, falls to Duquesne on Senior Night

Marcus Santos-Silva scored 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds, but it wasn’t enough, as Duquesne forced overtime and topped VCU, 80-77. It marks the Dukes' first win in eight meetings with the Rams.

Flying Squirrels tickets on sale at Nutzy’s Block Party

The Flying Squirrels tickets for the upcoming 2020 season will be on sale at Nutzy’s Block Party this weekend.

UVa Men’s Basketball returns to Top 25; Ranked #22 in both polls

The Virginia men’s basketball team (21-7, 13-5 ACC) is riding a six-game win streak, and the Wahoos have moved back into the rankings in both the AP Top 25 and the Coaches Poll.

UVA baseball sweeps series against Dartmouth

The 'Hoos improve to 9-3 on the season.

The ‘Hoos fall to No. 8 NC State on senior day

Virginia drops to 8-10 in the ACC.

Randolph-Macon Women’s Basketball Wins 10th ODAC Title

Randolph-Macon earns the ODAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The selection show will be on Monday, March 2 at 2:30 p.m. on NCAA.com.

Richmond Raceway to host NTT INDYCAR SERIES open test in March

Richmond Raceway will host the NTT INDYCAR SERIES for an open test on Wednesday, March 25.

Flying Squirrels release 2020 promotional calendar

The Richmond Flying Squirrels announced the promotional schedule for the upcoming 2020 season on Thursday, featuring 24 fireworks shows, celebrity appearances, bobblehead giveaways, T-shirt giveaways and much more.

Richmond bounces back, holds off George Washington

Blake Francis scored 19 points, Richmond led the entire second half and held off George Washington for a 73-70 victory in Foggy Bottom. With the victory, UR completes the regular season sweep of the Colonials.

Shorthanded VCU tripped up by UMass; losing streak reaches five

The Rams struggled from the floor in the second half and fell to Massachusetts, 60-52, at the Mullins Center on Wednesday night. It’s the first five game losing streak VCU has suffered since February of 1998.

Henderson takes No. 1 ranking among 2021 running backs

Henderson has taken the number one spot in ESPN’s running back recruiting rankings for the Class of 2021, which include the best players nationwide. The Blue Devils’ star is also ranked 13th overall among recruits in the class throughout the country.

  Trinity’s Dabney climbing the fencing ranks

Basketball, track and field and lacrosse are all sports that Trinity’s Justin Dabney has taken part in. The junior, however, isn’t afraid to try new things, which is how he stumbled upon his newfound passion.

  10-year-old makes portrait of NBA legend using recycled materials

From clothespins to rocks, feathers or even lego pieces, what may look like everyday objects to the average person is a world of possibilities for Ashlyn Nelson. The Chesterfield 10-year-old uses these items found around the home to breathe life into art. She has a rolling art shelf full of supplies

Saint Louis sends VCU to longest losing streak in 20 years

Javonte Perkins scored 25 points and Saint Louis shot 57 percent from the floor, sending VCU to an 80-62 loss on Friday night at Chaifetz Arena on Friday night. The loss marks the Rams’ fourth straight defeat, the first time they’ve lost four games in a row since February of 2000.

  Golden, defense lead Spiders past George Mason for 20th win

Grant Golden scored 21 points and Richmond forced George Mason into 19 turnovers as the Spiders topped the Patriots, 65-50, at the Robins Center on Wednesday night. The win marks Richmond’s fifth straight.

Dayton holds off VCU, sends Rams to third straight loss

Nah’Shon Hyland scored 18 points and Marcus Santos-Silva posted a double-double, but it wasn’t enough, as VCU fell to Dayton, 66-61, on Tuesday night at the Siegel Center.

UVA men’s basketball edges a 64-62 victory over UNC

The 'Hoos improve to 9-5 in the ACC and 17-7 overall.

No. 1 Virginia wins at home against No. 18 Lehigh

Michael Kraus led the Cavaliers with four goals and one assist.

Long range shooting, defense power Richmond past VCU

Nick Sherod scored 23 points as Richmond led wire-to-wire in a 77-59 dismantling of the Rams, avenging a January 28 loss. It’s the first time since 2013 that the two squads have split their regular season match-ups.

  James River vs Monacan Womens, Men’s Basketball Highlights

James River vs. Monacan Women’s and Men’s highlights.

UVa rallies from 22-point deficit to beat Miami 69-64

The Virginia women’s basketball team trailed by as many as 22-points in the first half, but the Cavaliers rallied to beat Miami 69-64 on Thursday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Varina born and raised, Blue Devils promote Lewis to head football coach

Marcus Lewis was named the head coach of Varina during a ceremony on Thursday morning at the high school. Lewis is a 2001 graduate of the program, earned all-metro honors as a player and has spent the last 12 years as a Blue Devils assistant coach.

  George Mason uses second half surge to stun VCU

George Mason went on a 16-0 second half run and led by as many as 17 points as the Patriots upset VCU, 72-67, at the Siegel Center on Wednesday night.

Spiders post largest A-10 road win ever in rout of La Salle

Grant Golden led four Spiders in double figures and Richmond used a 21-0 run to open up a lead and roll past La Salle, 74-47, on Wednesday night.

Diakite scores 20; Cavaliers beat Notre Dame 50-49 in OT

Mamadi Diakite hit a game-tying fadeaway with 0:27 left in regulation, and scored a game-high 20 points, as UVa beat Notre Dame 50-49 in OT.

Panthers gear yard sale will include autographed memorabilia from Ron Rivera

Panthers fans have the opportunity to get autographed team memorabilia this weekend with a donation to the Humane Society of Charlotte.

  King William head football coach removed from position

Dylan DeHart has been removed as King William’s head football coach, he confirmed to NBC12 on Wednesday morning.

  Dinwiddie’s Wray goes from first female Dinwiddie football player to semi-pro

Five years ago, Cheyenne Wray decided to give football a try, and now she’s taking her game to the semi-pro level. Wray signed her contract with the River City Sting of the United States Women’s Football League on Tuesday morning.

Redskins hire Jennifer King as coaching intern

The Washington Redskins on Monday hired Jennifer King as a coaching intern who will work with the offensive staff throughout the season.

UVA women’s basketball falls to No. 17 FSU

The UVA women’s basketball team drops to 5-8 in the ACC and 10-14 overall after a 63-55 loss to No. 17 FSU.

Rally comes up short; UVa Men’s Basketball falls 80-73 at No. 5 Louisville

Thomas Woldetensae and Kihei Clark combined to score 50 points, but the UVa men’s basketball team fell 80-73 at No. 5 Louisville on Saturday.

  Evans, defense pace VCU past Davidson

Marcus Evans scored a team-high 19 points and the Rams forced the Wildcats into a season-high 21 turnovers, as VCU got back into the win column with a 73-62 victory. Rhoades and company improve to 17-6, 7-3 in the Atlantic 10.

Three former UVA football player invited to NFL combine

Three former Virginia football players have been invited to the NFL’s 2020 Scouting Combine.

Francis to play for Spiders at Fordham

Exactly four weeks after suffering a fractured sternum, Blake Francis will return to the Richmond line-up when the Spiders visit Fordham on Saturday, head coach Chris Mooney said during his weekly media availability on Friday. Francis went down on January 11 against Saint Louis.

  Brother-sister duo hitting milestones for Caroline wrestling

Caroline High School has had a varsity wrestling program since 2010. The Cavaliers’ wrestling room is in a trailer behind the school, but the program is successful beyond its years. Just look at two teammates who have led the way, and whose bond stretches far beyond the mat.

Virginia beats Clemson 51-44; Improves to 7-4 in ACC

Mamadi Diakite won the battle of former Blue Ridge School teammates, as his Cavaliers defeated Aamir Simms’ Clemson Tigers 51-44 on Wednesday at JPJ.

USCAA Basketball Small College National Championships coming to Central Virginia

This will feature 36 men’s and women’s teams from junior colleges and community colleges nationwide.

  Dozens of local student-athletes commit to colleges on National Signing Day

Wednesday marked National Signing Day across the country and plenty of our local student-athletes put pen to paper, committing to further their academic and athletic careers at the college level.

  Is Richmond getting a new baseball stadium after ABC moves to Hanover?

New facility in Hanover opens up space by The Diamond, perhaps for new athletic venue.

Cavaliers ready to face Clemson and former Blue Ridge star Aamir Simms

A well-rested Virginia men’s basketball team will takes on former Blue Ridge star Aamir Simms and the Clemson Tigers on Wednesday.

Virginia women’s basketball tops ACC foe Syracuse

The UVA women’s basketball team defeated Syracuse 57-41 at John Paul Jones Arena.

Virginia Tech men’s basketball falls to No. 5 FSU

Virginia Tech men’s basketball falls 74-63 to fifth ranked Florida State at Cassell Coliseum.

JMU men’s basketball breaks seven game losing skid

The James Madison men’s basketball team defeated CAA foe UNCW 83-66 at the Convocation Center.