Press Box: Tyrod Taylor and the NFL’s racial divide

November 26, 2017

The Buffalo Bills benched starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, a Hampton native who played at Virginia Tech from 2008-2011, last week in favor of rookie fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman, sparking widespread speculation regarding the organization’s motives Read More

Rhoades’ relief fosters community trust

October 31, 2017

Photos by Erin Edgerton Illustration by Ian Duffus   Last Thursday, VCU basketball hosted the Liberty University Flames for an exhibition game with a special purpose. In a last minute schedule change, VCU and Liberty Read More

Press Box: requiem for a protest

October 4, 2017

Zach Joachim Sports editor     Colin Kaepernick was originally ostracized by the NFL community for breaking the cardinal rule of American sports; he brought politics onto the field with him.   Now, Kaepernick has Read More

Press Box: The Kaepernick Conundrum

August 28, 2017

  When Colin Kaepernick first knelt for the national anthem nearly a year ago, nobody anticipated the media circus that followed in his wake. Sure, national headlines either praising or vilifying Kaepernick depicted the embattled Read More

Press Box: The Spectacle of Mayweather v. McGregor

August 27, 2017

    Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather just don’t get the respect they deserve. To be sure, the word “respect” should be interpreted in a strictly business-oriented sense here, because neither man’s character warrants much Read More

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