From the White House to your house, the NCAA men's college basketball tournament brackets are out, and this year the Commonwealth has a real contender.
For a while, it looked like March Madness might repeat 2011 when a record five teams from the Commonwealth were tapped for the brackets. As it turns out, Virginians will get three teams to cheer. One of them, Hampton University, could be on a quick collision course.
With warmer weather creeping in, many of us dreaming are about summer, but none with such excitement as the cyclists of Richmond. The city is hosting the Road World Cycling Championships this year – the third largest bike race in the world, following the Olympic and Tour de France races. It’s slated to bring more than a thousand athletes from 75 countries and a projected 450,000 spectators to the Commonwealth’s capital.
It’s a rivalry dating back to 1896. The University of Virginia and Virginia Tech in a football matchup that, every year, sends one team home with a prestigious award.
But, there was more at stake for both state teams in Friday’s post-Thanksgving game.
It was a back and forth, up and down ballgame, but Virginia Tech barely hangs on to defeat UVA 24 to 20, in the 96th Annual Commonwealth Cup contest. This was the 11th consecutive win for the Hokies over the Cavaliers.
A Richmond man is celebrating a national win in his sport of choice - skateboarding.
Connor Burke has been skateboarding since the age of 8, and this year - at 22 - he won the acclaim he’s been hoping for, taking top honors in the national freestyle skateboard championships. Unlike others who speed, bump and spin down city streets and stairways, freestylers skate on flat surfaces but do tricks with the board.