| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Yeardley Love was the kind of young woman that would make any mother in her right mind proud. A stand-out lacrosse player in high school, she went on to play for the highly ranked University of Virginia team, where she was known for her integrity,...
| Oct 16, 2013
Steve James' provocative documentary on concussions in sports, "Head Games," explores the science and indicts the powerful. But his storytelling truly excels when everyday moms, dads and kids reveal their hopes, fears and grief.
A Hampton native,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Our annual rankings of the best values in private colleges and universities (kiplinger.com/links/privatecolleges) highlight some interesting trends -- one of which is that private four-year schools are pumping the brakes on tuition increases. This year,...
| Nov 10, 2013
For many Republicans, Tuesday's off-year elections marked the first big electoral test of two competing strategies for the Grand Old Party's future: "outreach" versus "double down."
That's another way of saying the elections marked a contest between two...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Her reach was instinctive, like stretching for the snooze button. No need to look. Hold hands as often as Traci and Jim Weaver, and the fingers interlock naturally.
Except this time Traci's right hand didn't connect with Jim's left. This time Traci's...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:37 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After a concussion, women tend to have worse symptoms than men. That's the case even when athletes were injured playing the same sport, according to a new study of young soccer players.
Some recent studies have found gender...
| Dec 8, 2013
From 1987-99, the University of Virginia had 13 consecutive winning football seasons, prolonged success that ACC rivals such as Clemson, Maryland and North Carolina never have attained. So don't tell me that the Cavaliers' current malaise is irreversible....
| Oct 20, 2013
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has a message for the young and uninsured: Obamacare is here to help. In her recent visit to Fusion, Sebelius promoted the law as particularly beneficial to young people because it allows them to...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:57 AM
UC Berkeley is again the highest-ranked public university in closely watched university rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.
Berkeley tied with Georgetown for 20th among national universities overall, despite some scoring changes...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 2:11 PM
As a cub reporter in Lynchburg more than 30 years ago, I was assigned a story on a visiting rugby team from England. Why the Brits were in our thriving metropolis escapes memory, but my gaffe does not.
During an interview, one of the players referred to...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:29 PM
— Bridget Henzel said she dreamed of playing collegiate softball since she joined the Williamsburg Starz travel program at the age of 8.
Nearly a decade later, the Warhill High product has achieved her goal. She recently verbally committed to play...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Northampton High School graduate Tyler Bauer is headed to Wisconsin-La Crosse this weekend for the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships. The Muhlenberg College sophomore is seeded 10th of 20 competitors in the javelin competition, which is...