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Outdoor Track to host Trojan Invitational Meet

Outdoor Track to host Trojan Invitational Meet

April 23, 2024

The Virginia State University Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track teams will play host to track teams from across the region as they prepare for the CIAA Championships. The VSU Invitational will take...

The robotics team from Westfield High School in Virginia frantically inspects their machine before it is entered into the arena.  Photo by Kameko Coleman.

Robotics competition invades VSU Multipurpose Center

Kameko Coleman, Opinions Editor April 22, 2024

It may not be considered a conventional sport, but when the machines enter the arena and time starts, the only thing that is on the mind of the competitors is scooping up points. For Inspiration and Recognition...

Trojans defeat Apprentice School 5-1 to split doubleheader

Trojans defeat Apprentice School 5-1 to split doubleheader

Monica Francis, Contributing Writer March 29, 2024

Virginia State University split a doubleheader with the Apprentice School on Friday afternoon, winning the second game 5-1 at their home field in Ettrick. Jimmyll Williams went 3-for-3, contributing significantly...

Point guard Kendall Bynum pauses during a break in the action against Johnson C. Smith at the CIAA game in Baltimore. Photo by Rayquan Smith.

CIAA Tournament bigger than just hoops

Jade Chance, Staff Writer March 25, 2024

Virginia State University, along with several other universities, gathered in Baltimore for the annual CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament at the end of February for a week filled with competitive...

Basketball player Amesha Miller holds her son Avery (2) at the Freedom Classic game on Jan. 20. Photo contributed by Amesha Miller.

Amesha Miller balances motherhood, school and basketball

Sheridan Phillips, Executive Editor February 14, 2024

Playing college-level basketball takes passion, discipline, and determination. Amesha Miller possesses all three. “I started playing basketball maybe the first or second grade. I got on my first official...

Track and Field record holder Atrell Williams throws the shot put at an outdoor meet in 2022. Williams recently broke the shot put record for Virginia State University for indoor track. He previously broke the outdoor record last year at Virginia State University. He is competing at CIAA Indoor Championships this week in North Carolina. Contributed photo.

Atrell Williams breaks records in shot put

Sheridan Phillips, Executive Editor February 12, 2024

Shot put is one of the traditional throwing events in track and field. Recorder-breaker Atrell Williams didn’t always have shot put as a part of his sports journey though. “In 8th grade, my friends...

New Men’s Soccer Coach Bob Jenkins

New Men’s Soccer coach makes history

Helaina Ballou, News Editor February 11, 2024

New Men’s Soccer Coach Bob Jenkins is looking to make a difference at Virginia State University. After working at colleges such as University of Virginia and American University, Jenkins wanted to get...

Imhotep George (3) misses the front end of a one and one free throw attempt during the Freedom Classic at the Multipurpose Center.  George played 16 minutes and grabbed three rebounds and scored four points. Kamryn Edwards (15) led VSU in scoring with 9 points. Photo by Ashlee Porter.

Freedom Classic brings excitement to Multipurpose Center

Ashlee Porter, Sports Editor February 1, 2024

The Freedom Classic is an annual tradition that is in connection with alumni, students and families, as well as to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fans sat at the edge of their...

Historic day for Women’s Lacrosse arrives with Play Day

Historic day for Women’s Lacrosse arrives with Play Day

Ernest Merriweather III, Staff Writer October 15, 2023

On Oct. 8 history was made in the women’s lacrosse world as an all HBCU showcase was hosted at Virginia State University. There were six teams in total two from the Division I level Howard University...

Midfielder Rish Gist looks to pass the ball up the field in a home match.

Women’s Soccer endures verbal abuse from spectators at Guilford College away match

Sheridan Phillips, Features Editor October 5, 2023

Updated - Thursday, October 5, 1:30 PM On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Virginia State University Women’s Soccer team faced “racial slurs and inappropriate sounds” from spectators who attended their...

Graduate student Rayquan Smith breaks a tackle against Livingstone 
on Saturday, Sept. 23. Photo contributed by Rayquan Smith.

‘King of NIL’ spreads wealth for HBCU athletes

Charnese Small, Sports Editor October 2, 2023

Name, Image and Likeness (NIL), in its most basic form, refers to the procedures by which college athletes are permitted to obtain monetary rewards. Use of an athlete’s name, likeness, and image for...

Play-by-Play  announcer John Emmett has called it all

Play-by-Play announcer John Emmett has called it all

Charnese Small, Sports Editor October 1, 2023

An astounding radio/television play-by-play broadcaster since 1983,  John Emmett has reached his calling with perfecting his craft. Beginning 40 years ago, Emmett has traveled around the world involving...

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