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With Barco-Stevens Hall filled to its 2,500-spectator capacity, Virginia Union finished its regular season with another victory over its biggest rival.
ETTRICK — Terrell Leach dominated with 34 points, leading Virginia Union over Virginia State 82-62 in the Freedom Classic on Saturday night. It was the first win for the Panthers at the VSU Multi-Purpose Center.
Virginia State’s Multipurpose Center is as close to home as the Virginia Union men’s basketball will get during a month-long stretch.
As Virginia Union’s women’s basketball head coach AnnMarie Gilbert watched as the University of Virginia stormed to its national championship last season, a question lingered in her mind: “Why not us?”
With a playoff bid on the line, it took extra time to decide a victor between the evenly matched Virginia State and Virginia Union — both had twin records of 7-2, 5-1 CIAA heading into the match — at the end of their regular season.
Entering this season, Virginia Union had lost both editions of the Willard Bailey Classic, which began in 2017 and was named after the longtime Panthers coach.
Former Virginia Union star Ben Wallace is among the 13 finalists for enshrinement later this year into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
If AnnMarie Gilbert’s coaching record at Virginia Union is an indication of any one thing, it’s that the Panthers’ women’s basketball team isn’t accustomed to losing streaks.
Virginia Union, the CIAA’s top women’s basketball team, found itself in a tie game midway through the third quarter, on the road in a hostile environment at rival Virginia State.
For the first 3½ minutes of Sunday’s Freedom Classic, Virginia State couldn’t buy a basket in a jittery start against Virginia Union.
In the early morning hours leading up to Saturday’s big game against unbeaten Virginia State, Virginia Union coach AnnMarie Gilbert was texting back and forth with Jayda Luckie, encouraging the senior guard to get her season back on track.
Up until Monday’s loss to Saint Augustine’s, the Virginia Union men’s basketball team was the last unbeaten team in the CIAA — a fact that would have surprised few in the preseason when the Panthers were picked to finish third and entered the season ranked 32nd nationally.
AnnMarie Gilbert has admittedly high standards when it comes to success for her women’s basketball team at Virginia Union.
Fueled by an 8-0 run midway through the second half, St. Augustine’s turned a slim halftime deficit into an insurmountable lead and handed cold-shooting Virginia Union its first CIAA loss of the season Monday night, a 64-56 defeat at Barco-Stevens Hall.
Alexis Johnson scored a game-high 25 points off the bench to go with 16 rebounds, and three Virginia Union starters scored in double figures as the Panthers (12-1, 4-0 CIAA) dispatched visiting Shaw (3-11, 1-2) 93-76 on Thursday to run their winning streak to 12 games.
Virginia Union has hired Dr. Alvin Parker to be its new football coach, bringing back a former Panthers player and offensive coordinator who was a part of some of Union’s most successful seasons.
For a third straight game at Barco-Stevens Hall, the Virginia Union men’s basketball team looked formidable, harrying opponents into cheap turnovers which turned into easy baskets to wrap up a blowout win.
Virginia Union guard Kory Cooley broke out of a quiet phase midway through the second half Sunday and made noise down the stretch against Winston-Salem State.
Virginia Union’s decision to fire football coach Mark James has drawn the ire of some of the team’s players, who met with the university’s president on Wednesday evening to discuss their objections.
Virginia Union University has fired football coach Mark James, ending his four-year tenure at the school.
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Behind 18 points from preseason all-CIAA guard Kory Cooley, Virginia Union got its season off to a winning start by shooting 55 percent from the floor to earn a 72-69 win over Lock Haven at the Wolf Bus Lines Classic at Shippensburg University.
It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say that Virginia Union’s successes and failures from a season ago largely ran through star guard Ray Anderson.