| Oct 8, 2014
| 11:00 PM
Crews wins Police Athletic League middleweight title
Franchon Crews of Baltimore captured the National Police Athletic League middleweight championship Saturday in Oxnard, Calif., winning by technical knockout in the second round against former...
| Mar 11, 2014
BALTIMORE — They were superb, resilient and wildly entertaining. But after more than two hours of March theater that careened from dramatic to agonizing and back again, William and Mary's basketball players and coaches were crushed.
| Mar 20, 2014
Mike Krzyzewski is fond of referring to the basketball gods, seemingly mystical forces that produce irresistible storylines and results, especially in March. Well, when the gods punch the clock for the opening week of the NCAA tournament, here's hoping...
| Dec 3, 2014
Virginia, William and Mary and Old Dominion reunite with former conference rivals, while Virginia Tech encounters the nation's No. 3 scorer, making Wednesday's area college basketball banquet quite enticing.
Start with the Hokies, 4-2 under first-year...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 9:03 PM
Hampton Coliseum and Norfolk Scope, our region's largest arenas, are functional at best. They are old, unappealing and lack prevailing amenities.
A chairback seat, box of popcorn and supersized soda for the rank-and-file? Sure.
A well-appointed suite,...
| Dec 18, 2014
NORFOLK — Old Dominion tamed VCU’s press, solved Richmond’s matchup zones and survived LSU’s size. Wednesday’s home game against Georgia State offered a drastically different challenge:
The nation’s highest-scoring...
| Feb 4, 2015
VCU's national basketball rise is rooted in the players. Jamie Skeen, Joey Rodriguez and Bradford Burgess. Brandon Rozzell, Juvonte Reddic and Rob Brandenberg. Darius Theus, Treveon Graham and Briante Weber.
Coach Shaka Smart and his staff assembled...
| Dec 7, 2014
RICHMOND — The highest-ranked team ever to grace the Siegel Center played like it Saturday afternoon. Fierce on defense, fearless on offense, poised at every turn.
OK, so Virginia matched its season-high with 16 turnovers and defended poorly on...
| Feb 17, 2015
As Hampton Roads auditions its weather for Winter Olympics consideration — speedskating on Lake Maury? Alpine skiing at Mount Trashmore? — we welcome you to the walking-wounded stage of the state's college basketball regular season....
| Mar 27, 2011
| 5:16 PM
Call the roll of Final Four gate-crashers. Butler. George Mason. Penn. Indiana State.
Recount their upsets, harrowing finishes and, yes, miracles.
None matches VCU. Virginia Commonwealth University for the basketball-impaired.
The Rams on Sunday...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 2:37 PM
HOUSTON — Richmond and Cleveland State were the 1980s pioneers, charming and obscure underdogs who crashed the NCAA basketball tournament's Sweet 16.
Loyola Marymount, Rhode Island and Gonzaga went a step beyond during the '90s, reaching the...