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Sophomore Kennedy Hoge (left) passes a serve to her setter in a drill at practice at the Multipurpose Center. Hoge is a defensive specialist. Photo by Gibran Godfrey.

5 sporting events not to miss this year

Gibran Godfrey, Sports Editor September 6, 2022

The 2022-2023 season for Virginia State University sports is going to be an eventful one to say the least. From the fall/winter sports such as football, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball,...

Freshmen Alaijah Pratt connects with a high fastball. Pratt has not only commanded the batter’s box, but also the pitcher’s mound going 7-3 this season. She recently threw a two-hit shutout against Bowie State and a one-hit shutout against Lincoln. Photo by  Virginia Statesman staff.

Softball prepares for CIAA

April 19, 2022

Trojans conclude their season with two doubleheaders against Union With just four games left in the regular season, the Virginia State University softball team is just three wins away from 20 wins, a...

New turf field comes to Rogers Stadium along with four new sports

New turf field comes to Rogers Stadium along with four new sports

April 10, 2022

With the conclusion of the Virginia State University football spring game came the end of grass seed, fertilizer and mowing. Yes, the field at Rogers Stadium is undergoing a face-lift to be ready for fall...

Coach Ashley Dewitt watches her athletes throw the shot put at the Fred Hardy Invitational Track Meet at the University of Richmond. Photo by Virginia Statesman staff.

Throws coach just getting started

Atrell Williams, Contributing Writer March 22, 2022

Her coaching career is her livelihood, yet it all started with her intense supremely competitive career. Ashley Dewitt is the throws coach at Virginia State University. In her five years here the men’s...

Former head football coach Reggie Barlow watches his offense against Lincoln University during the 2021 season.

Head football coach Reggie Barlow leaves Virginia State for XFL

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor March 14, 2022

After six seasons as the head coach of the Virginia State University Trojans, head coach Reggie Barlow has officially accepted a head coaching position with the XFL. Coach Barlow leaves the program with...

Pitcher Cole Spain completed the third game of the series on the mound going seven full innings. Photo by Gibran Godfrey.

Baseball splits Sunday doubleheader with Davis & Elkins College

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor March 2, 2022

The baseball team's bats came alive in the bottom of the first during the final game of the doubleheader on Sunday, February 27, against Davis & Elkins College. The four runs established a lead that...

Sophomore Emmett Jefferson stands in the batters box during his first plate appearance against Lock Haven on Saturday, Feb. 12th. Jefferson went 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs.

Trojans split two-game series against Lock Haven

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor February 16, 2022

This past weekend the Trojans baseball team played a hard-fought series against a highly skilled team in the Lock Haven University Bald Eagles.  The Trojans split the two-game series one to one as...

Members of the VSU Mens Track team prepare for a meet during the winter. (Pictured left) Freshman Jalen Brownlee finished with three 1st place wins.

Virginia State Men’s Indoor Track and Field Team wins 2022 CIAA Championship

Kameko Coleman, Contributing Writer February 16, 2022

The Virginia State Men's Indoor Track and Field Team won the CIAA championship after defeating St. Augustine's. The highlight of the meet for the Trojans was the performance of freshman athlete Jalen Brownlee,...

Freshman outfielder David Johnson takes a cut at a fastball in a fall 2021 scrimmage. Johnson hopes to make a contribution to the team in his first year. 
Photo by Gibran Godfrey.

Spring sports eager to get started

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor February 1, 2022

By Gibran Godfrey Spring sports kicks off this weekend with Trojans Baseball, as they travel to play their first game of the season in Atlanta, GA, against Clark Atlanta University on Saturday, February...

Photo by Gibran Godfrey.

Winter sports conclude, interruptions occur due to Covid Omicron

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor January 31, 2022

The Trojans winter sports teams’ seasons are nearing their end as the men’s and women’s basketball teams play their last home game on Feb. 16th, and the indoor track and field team finishes their...

Photo by Gibran Godfrey.

Football 2022 schedule released

Gibran Godfrey, Managing Editor January 29, 2022

For the 2022 football season, the Trojans will host five home games against opponents Bluefield State University, St. Augustine's University, Shaw University, Bowie State University, and their rivals Virginia...

Photo Gallery: Womens volleyball defeats Bowie State on senior night 3-1

Photo Gallery: Women’s volleyball defeats Bowie State on senior night 3-1

Makyla Cole, Photographer November 18, 2021

Senior Jodorrian Taylor led the Trojans to a victory on senior night against Bowie State 3-1. Taylor tallied 14 kills. Helena Eubanks contributed 12 kills along the way. Those kills were made possible...

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