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Virginia State University President Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D. stands next to Head Football Coach Henry Frazier at the Spring Game 2023. Photo by Statesman staff.

Spring ball brings new beginnings to VSU football

Lyric Nason, Contributing Writer May 4, 2023

Discipline, professionalism plus focus equals winning combination PETERSBURG, Va. -- In the past, Virginia State University football has had issues with reaching its full potential--from talent with no...

Intramural Championship ends in stunning fashion

Intramural Championship ends in stunning fashion

Darius R. Price, Contributing Writer April 22, 2023

On April 20, 2023, Virginia State University held its annual Intramural Basketball Championship hosted by the students of Foundation of Sports Management. The spectacular night began with two separate...

Pitcher Christian Henderson obtained the win on Sunday in the second game of the double-header against Bluefield State 2-1. Photo by Statesman staff.

Baseball takes three wins from weekend series

Ashlee Porter, Staff Writer April 6, 2023

This past Sunday the baseball team took home a close 2-1 win, beating Bluefield State at home. The Trojans scored in each the 2nd and 4th innings, with Bluefield scoring in the 6th. Ricky Jones (#23) scored...

Trojans baseball player Alex Dayle has overcome a traumatic brain injury to return to play the sport he loves.
Photo by Virginia Statesman staff.

Trojan overcomes traumatic injury

Terry Jackson, PhD, Features Editor March 23, 2023

Freshman Alex Dayle continues to play sport he loves despite emergency brain surgery Imagine you are 16 and you are in the height of the pandemic. You live in the Big Apple, Harlem, Manhattan, New York...

Coach Shaun Church returned to his alma mater, Onondaga Community College, to help coach them to the 2017 National Championship. Church is the first men’s lacrosse coach at Virginia State University.

Coach Church to take men’s lacrosse by storm

Anjel-Ali Ormond, Executive Editor February 24, 2023

In April 2022, Virginia State University announced four new, never-before-seen athletic programs to the Virginia State campus: women’s soccer, men’s soccer, men’s lacrosse, and women’s lacrosse....

The ‘Rebirth’ of Trojan’s women’s basketball

The ‘Rebirth’ of Trojan’s women’s basketball

Charnese Small, Photo Editor & Staff Writer November 15, 2022

Coach Nadine Domond recently left her coaching position at Rutgers University as an assistant coach after six years on the sideline. She is now the new head coach of the Lady Trojans and is ready for the...

ECSUs balanced attack hands Trojans home loss 3-1

ECSU’s balanced attack hands Trojans home loss 3-1

Sanaa Bethea, Contributing Writer October 25, 2022

Virginia State University Women’s Volleyball fell to Elizabeth City State University in four sets 25-18, 24-26, 25-13 and 25-19 on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Multi-Purpose Center. Freshman right-side...

Trojans offense takes control to defeat ECSU 34-12

Trojans’ offense takes control to defeat ECSU 34-12

Ahmad Rattley, Contributing Writer October 23, 2022

Elizabeth City NC– The Trojans won convincingly 34-12 against the Vikings on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Elizabeth City State University. Sophomore running back Upton Bailey had himself a day in the running...

Wide receiver #3 Tylique Ray is finally brought down after a gain of 21 yards in the second half of the Bowie State game during Homecoming Week. 
Photo by Gibran Godfrey.

Bowie State spoils Trojans’ Homecoming

Gibran Godfrey, Sports Editor October 23, 2022

The Virginia State University Football Homecoming Game took place on Saturday, Oct. 1 and the Trojans went up against Bowie State University. The seats in the stadium were filled to the brim, but unfortunately,...

Trojans Middle Blocker Kelsea Saulny spikes the ball against the Panthers during the win. Saulny had five blocks and four kills.

Trojans defeat Panthers in convincing fashion 3-0

Staff Reports October 19, 2022

Richmond, VA - Virginia State University Women's Volleyball swept rival Virginia Union in three sets 25-19, 25-15, 25-22 on Monday, Oct. 17 at Barco-Stevens Hall. Sophomore outside hitter Helena Eubanks...

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...

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