| Jul 5, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Troy Smith, the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback whom the Ravens drafted in the fifth round in 2007, has bounced around the football landscape since Baltimore released him after training camp in 2010.
He started a few games in San Francisco in...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Former Ravens quarterback Troy Smith has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Smith, a former Heisman Trophy winner and a fifth-round pick by the Ravens in 2007, spent three seasons with the team before losing...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Hampton University's football team heads into Friday's annual Blue-White game with a few changes in its coaching ranks.
Most notably, former offensive coordinator Willie Snead, who came to HU last year and boosted the Pirates' scoring average by 11...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 3:57 PM
The Sacramento Mountain Lions will host a party to celebrate the beginning of their 2011 season in the United Football League.
The party is set to happen Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 6-9 p.m. at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium. Free admission and...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 5:48 PM
In a previous life, Virginia Destroyers owner Bill Mayer was a business professor and dean of the University of Maryland school of business.
What would Mayer, the business academic, advise students and colleagues about the viability of the United...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:11 PM
Chris Greisen directed Virginia to two second-quarter touchdowns and Delbert Alvarado kicked three field goals Thursday to lead Virginia to a 23-13 victory over Omaha in the opening game of the United Football League season.
The win, before an...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 6:23 PM
Jake Trantin sat on a couch on the first floor of William and Mary Hall and reflected on the past year, but only because he was asked to do so.
William and Mary's genial workhorse of a middle linebacker isn't much for navel-gazing or rumination,...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:51 PM
Kyle Whitehurst never dreamed of playing professional football in Hampton Roads.
Which is just as well, because at times getting the United States Football League's Virginia Destroyers up and running has been more of a nightmare. But after a drama-filled...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 8:03 PM
Midway through the second quarter, a chant started up in Section 100 of the Sportsplex:
"Mar-ty Ball! Mar-ty Ball!"
The chant didn't catch on. But if this is any indication of how the Virginia Destroyers will perform, there's a pretty good chance the...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 7:05 AM
On Friday, Oct. 7, Virginia Beach's 4Shore will make its first local public appearance since stepping into the national spotlight on the Fox television show "The X Factor" last week.
The R&B vocal quartet will perform at halftime of the Virginia...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 12:57 PM
What was becoming increasingly apparent is now official: linebacker Julio Sanchez won't play this season for Hampton University, bringing his college career to a less-than-satisfactory close.
Sanchez, who led HU with 98 tackles as a junior in 2009,...