| Sep 21, 2011
| 6:23 PM
Jake Trantin sat on a couch on the first floor of William and Mary Hall and reflected on the past year, but only because he was asked to do so.
William and Mary's genial workhorse of a middle linebacker isn't much for navel-gazing or rumination,...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:51 PM
Kyle Whitehurst never dreamed of playing professional football in Hampton Roads.
Which is just as well, because at times getting the United States Football League's Virginia Destroyers up and running has been more of a nightmare. But after a drama-filled...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Tyler Palko's dream is about to come true at what may be the worst possible time for Kansas City.
The 28-year-old journeyman, who was passed up by every NFL team in the 2007 draft and once got cut by the UFL's California Redwoods, gets his first NFL...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 8:59 PM
Go ahead and pinpoint the Hail Mary touchdown pass as the difference in the Bears' 10-3 loss Sunday to the Chiefs at Soldier Field, and mathematically, nobody can argue.
But the Bears weren't beaten by an answered Chiefs prayer. They were beaten by their...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 8:51 PM
A report before Sunday's game said Mike Martz will not return next season as the Bears offensive coordinator. If a painfully bad 10-3 loss to the Chiefs at Soldier Field weighs in the final decision, perhaps he won't.
But what matters now is the Bears'...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 8:03 PM
Midway through the second quarter, a chant started up in Section 100 of the Sportsplex:
"Mar-ty Ball! Mar-ty Ball!"
The chant didn't catch on. But if this is any indication of how the Virginia Destroyers will perform, there's a pretty good chance the...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 7:05 AM
On Friday, Oct. 7, Virginia Beach's 4Shore will make its first local public appearance since stepping into the national spotlight on the Fox television show "The X Factor" last week.
The R&B vocal quartet will perform at halftime of the Virginia...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 12:57 PM
What was becoming increasingly apparent is now official: linebacker Julio Sanchez won't play this season for Hampton University, bringing his college career to a less-than-satisfactory close.
Sanchez, who led HU with 98 tackles as a junior in 2009,...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Given the way they were playing, the Virginia Destroyers probably didn't need a bye week.
They had one anyway. Now the Destroyers will look to pick up where they left off two weeks ago when they host desperate Sacramento in regionally televised United...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 10:37 PM
VIRGINIA BEACH — There may have been a two-time Academy Award winner on the sidelines, but for Virginia Destroyers fans, the biggest star on the field Friday night was running backDominic Rhodes.
The former Indianapolis Colts star ran for a...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 10:06 PM
Officials from the United Football League met Sunday to discuss the future of the league.
Multiple media outlets report that the UFL will cancel the final two weeks of the season and host a championship game between the Virginia Beach Destroyers and...