VCU, UofR alter basketball schedules

VCU’s men’s basketball team is changing up its basketball schedule along with the University of Richmond.

Atlantic 10 will relocate men’s basketball tournament to campus site

UVA women’s basketball cancels remainder of season

  Fletcher set for new challenge at Richard Bland

No. 18 Virginia beats Notre Dame 80-68; Improves to 4-0 in ACC

  Richmond Public Schools cancel fall sports season

Rams bounce back with win at George Washington

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Richmond vs. VCU men’s basketball game postponed due to COVID-19

  L.C. Bird’s Manns hits 200 win milestone

Richmond men’s basketball team pauses team activities due to COVID-19

  Dinwiddie’s Pope on national championship stage

  With mother watching, Moses will take playoff stage

Spiders rally past Rhode Island for Mooney’s 300th win

Hyland’s double-double leads VCU past George Mason

Bones Hyland scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for his first career double-double, leading VCU past George Mason, 66-61, in Fairfax on Wednesday night.

VHSL gives update on high school sports

High school sports are back in action in the commonwealth. The Virginia High School League says it understands there will be some hiccups along the way but it is happy with the results thus far.

Report: Flying Squirrels’ season will see delayed start

The start of Double-A and Single-A Minor League Baseball seasons will be delayed, according to Baseball America. This would include the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Former Spider Hightower cites culture in Washington playoff berth

Tim Hightower played for Washington in 2011 and now serves in a team's front office. He attributes this year's success to a culture change, starting with Ron Rivera and Alex Smith.

Washington takes aim at Brady-led Buccaneers after securing NFC East Crown

With COVID-19 pause behind it, VCU returns to court

VCU pauses men’s basketball activities due to COVID-19 protocols

Saturday’s Commonwealth Clash between No. 24 Virginia Tech and No. 23 Virginia postponed

Petersburg school leaders vote to reinstate winter sports

Washington releases 2019 1st-round pick Dwayne Haskins

University: Utah star freshman running back Ty Jordan dead

University of Utah officials say star freshman running back Ty Jordan has died.

#16 Virginia falls to #1 Gonzaga, 98-75

The University of Virginia men’s basketball team went up against the top team in the nation Saturday, falling to the Gonzaga Bulldogs, 98-75.

Hot-shooting Hofstra stuns Richmond

Four Richmond players scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough to cool off a hot-shooting Hofstra team, which topped the Spiders, 76-71, at the Robins Center on Tuesday afternoon.

  VHSL basketball season tips off

Public high school sports has returned for the first time in nearly nine months. While many of our area teams will not begin their schedules until January, Goochland didn't waste any time, giving us a window into what high school basketball will look like this season.

Washington rally falls short against Wilson, Seahawks

After an uneasy first half, Haskins appeared to settle down in the second, helping Washington put some drives together and get them in a position to win the game.

VCU to host JMU on Tuesday, LSU game canceled due to COVID-19

VCU will host former conference rival James Madison University this Tuesday, after the Ram’s road game at LSU was canceled.

Virginia Tech QB Hooker to enter transfer portal

Hendon Hooker was the primary starter at quarterback for the Hokies for the last two seasons, but will seek a different program for his final year of eligibility.

Virginia adds showdown with top-ranked Gonzaga

The Cavaliers will face top-ranked Gonzaga on December 26 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX. Tip-off is set for 4:00 PM ET.

  Benedictine Schools unveil new McMurtrie-Reynolds Pavilion

The Benedictine Schools’ McMurtrie-Reynolds Pavilion isn’t your garden variety high school gymnasium, and it will be even more impressive when students and fans can crowd into the seats.

Cavaliers set to return to practice this weekend

The program announced on Wednesday night that it would resume practice this Saturday and officially cancelled its contest against Villanova at Madison Square Garden.

Petersburg opts to cancel winter sports

Petersburg joins Richmond and Henrico as local school systems that will not participate in winter sports.

Spiders bounce back, blast Vanderbilt

Blake Francis scored 21 points and Richmond opened up a 24 point halftime lead, fueling the Spiders to a 78-67 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville on Wednesday afternoon.

Virginia Tech bowl streak will end at 27 in a row

Hokies’ head coach Justin Fuente announced that the team has voted to decline any bowl invitations and end the 2020 campaign.

  Hopewell’s Henderson officially a Buckeye

The nation’s top running back in the Class of 2021 signed his national letter of intent to continue his career at Ohio State. He’ll enroll early, departing for Columbus on January 4.

  Five Highland Springs football players sign to Division I programs

Kelvin Gilliam, Damond Harmon, Jamareeh Jones, Jordan Jackson and Jabari Parker all signed their names on the dotted line on Wednesday morning.

High schools in Hanover to begin winter sports in January

Hanover County Schools said the winter sports season will be allowed to start after winter break, but middle school sports will not be permitted.

  VCU wins fourth straight behind Hyland’s career night

Bones Hyland scored a career-high 31 points and VCU used a 14-0 late first half run to pull away, as the Rams rolled past Western Carolina, 93-68, at the Siegel Center on Tuesday night.

  Fuente “should and will remain” Virginia Tech head coach

Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock confirmed that Justin Fuente will remain the Hokies’ head football coach during a Zoom press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

  Chesterfield Schools showing drastic increase of failing middle, high school students

The data gives a look at how students are doing in the virtual learning environment.

CIAA calls off basketball season

The CIAA has opted to cancel its upcoming men’s and women’s basketball seasons, citing growing concerns surrounding COVID-19. Women’s volleyball has been called off as well.

  FBU Richmond set to chase national title in Florida

After winning its regional in Charlotte, North Carolina, during the first weekend of December, the FBU Richmond 8th grade team is one of eight clubs from all across the country to advance to the national tournament in Naples, Florida.

VHSL reverses decision on mask mandate

The Virginia High school League is reversing course on its decision to require all coaches and players to wear masks during sports this winter.

Report: Cleveland Indians changing name after 105 years

The Cleveland Indians are changing their name after 105 years.

UVA football declines to participate in postseason bowl games

For the first time since 2016, the Virginia football team will not participate in a postseason bowl game, and it's by choice. The Cavaliers were projected to earn one of the ACC’s bowl bids, but announced on Sunday they would be declining any invitation.

Mooney disagrees with Duke coach about playing during pandemic

Richmond and West Virginia tip-off at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

VCU men’s basketball game against Louisiana canceled

It will not be rescheduled.

Southside Speedway closing after 60 seasons

Southside Speedway announced on its Facebook page, that it will be closing after 60 seasons.

VHSL to require mask during competition, practice for most sports

The Virginia High School League will require most sports to follow Virginia Department of Health recommendations advising student-athletes to wear masks at all times, including during practices and competitions, the league announced on Thursday night.

  Life Christian’s Carter to continue career at UVA

Bryce Carter verbally committed to Virginia this week, picking the Cavaliers out of about 20 Division I offers.

  Henrico student-athletes rally to bring winter sports back

Despite revised restrictions for sporting events across the Commonwealth, student-athletes in Henrico County will not have to worry about those guidelines since their winter season was canceled.

Henrico student-athletes, parents protest cancellation of winter sports

Student-athletes and their parents gathered outside the Henrico School Board meeting on Thursday to protest the cancellation of all winter sports.

  Burton’s big night leads No. 19 Spiders past Northern Iowa

Three Spiders posted double-doubles, led by Tyler Burton’s career night, as No. 19 Richmond topped Northern Iowa, 78-68, on Wednesday night at the Robins Center.

  Chickahominy Health District says rising COVID-19 numbers not driven by in-person learning

It’s been two days since Hanover County suspended all winter sports after a spike in COVID-19 cases, but no word has been given to the fate of in-person instruction.

Hyland’s career night fuels VCU in rout of North Carolina A&T

Bones Hyland scored a career-high 30 points, the most by a VCU player since November of 2018, as the Rams rolled past North Carolina A&T, 95-59, on Wednesday night at the Siegel Center.

Virginia basketball pauses all team activities due to COVID-19 issues

The Virginia men’s basketball team has paused all basketball-related activities, due to COVID-19 issues in the program. Sunday's game against William & Mary is postponed. The Cavaliers next scheduled game is Dec. 19th against Villanova at Madison Square Garden.

Giants invite Flying Squirrels to continue as AA affiliate

The San Francisco Giants have invited the Richmond Flying Squirrels to continue as the franchise’s AA minor league affiliate in 2021, an invitation the Squirrels are expected to accept.

Sports Backers unveils new marathon coming in March

The Sports Backers Marathon will be held at Dorey Park and the Virginia Capital Trail from March 12- March 14.

  No. 19 Spiders return to court, hold off Wofford

Jacob Gilyard scored 18 points to pace Richmond as the Spiders used a strong final stretch to close out the Terriers.

Surprise! Washington ends Pittsburgh’s perfect season 23-17

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ run at perfection is over.

  Student reacts to Hanover Co. sport suspension amid COVID-19 spike

Hanover County announced on Friday that it would be sidelining its winter sports just two days before basketball practice was set to begin.

Spiders add Monday home game with Wofford

The Spiders will host Wofford on Monday at 2:00 PM at the Robins Center, the school announced on Saturday afternoon. This will mark their home opener and their first game in eight days.

VCU tops Mount St. Mary’s in front of limited crowd in home opener

Bones Hyland scored 14 points to lead the black and gold and the Rams used a 23-2 first half run to put the game away, topping Mount St. Mary’s, 60-42, in front of 250 spectators.

Hanover Schools suspending sports starting Monday

Hanover County Public Schools officials announced it is suspending sports starting Monday, Dec. 7.

Liberty University football pauses all team activities

Liberty University announced Thursday, December 3, that the school’s football program has put all team-related activities on pause.

Buzzer-beating triple sinks VCU at Penn State

Penn State’s Myles Dread connected on a three-pointer as time expired, sending VCU to a 72-69 loss in University Park on Wednesday night.

  ASSIST ready to lend hand to student-athletes during pandemic

ASSIST Student-Athletes is a Richmond-based company focused on helping high school student-athletes reach the college level. To date, the group has helped more than 2,100 hopeful collegiate participants make that dream a reality.

UVA Basketball fans supporting the team from home this season

UVA fans are supporting the 'Hoos in other ways this season.

Richmond Raceway to celebrate 75th anniversary in 2021

Richmond Raceway will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2021.

No. 19 ranked Spiders won’t travel to Charleston after positive COVID-19 test

Richmond basketball will not travel to Charleston for its scheduled game on Wednesday, after a positive COVID-19 test within the program, the school announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Virginia State men’s and women’s basketball teams opt-out of season

Virginia State’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are opting out of the 2020-2021 season, according to a school release. The athletic department cites the continuous rise in COVID-19 cases as a main reason for the decision.

Spiders storm into AP Poll, ranked No. 19

Coming off one of its biggest wins in program history, Richmond has a national ranking next to its name. The Spiders are ranked 19th in the latest AP Top 25, their highest ranking since the 1957-1958 season.

Positive coronavirus test pauses William & Mary men’s basketball

The Tribe was notified of the positive test on Sunday, which was discovered as part of the program’s regular testing protocol. All Tier 1 members of the program, which include players, coaches, trainers and managers, have entered a 14 day quarantine.

  Henrico Schools cancel winter sports citing steep rise in COVID-19 cases

Henrico County Public Schools has canceled sports for the winter, according to a notice released Monday afternoon.

Richmond beats No. 10 Kentucky, 1st win vs AP top-10 team

Blake Francis and Nathan Cayo powered Richmond to the program’s first road victory over an Associated Press top-10 team, rallying in the second half to beat No. 10 Kentucky 76-64.

UVA-Florida State football game postponed after coronavirus issues within FSU program

The UVA football team was in Tallahassee and ready to play, but issues with COVID-19 in the Florida State program forced the game to be postponed.

Detroit Lions fire coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn

The Detroit Lions have fired general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia, ending the franchise’s attempt to replicate the success the men helped Bill Belichick achieve in New England.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Feeding America

Basketball legend and North Carolina native Michael Jordan made a huge financial donation to feed the hungry.

VCU pulls away from Memphis to cap off Crossover Classic

Vince Williams scored 15 points and VCU held Memphis to 35 percent shooting as the Rams topped the Tigers, 70-59, in the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic third place game on Friday night.