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ODU basketball tops Rice, 63-53

ODU junior guard Aaron Bacote scored 25 and Jonathan Arledge added 15 points with 11 rebounds to lead the Monarchs to a 63-53 Conference-USA victory over Rice Thursday.


Scott German: UVA basketball passes first semester with solid A grade

Second-ranked UVA received its first-semester grade Tuesday in front of a near-capacity crowd at John Paul Jones Arena. Passing the midpoint of the 2014-15 regular season, the Cavaliers earned its A after a nearly flawless second-half performance in a 65-42 win over Clemson.


VMI basketball grinds out 83-73 win at Furman

QJ Peterson had a team-high 18 points, pushing him over 1,000 for his career, and every Keydet to see game action scored as VMI downed the Furman Paladins, 83-73, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action Saturday in Greenville, S.C.


JMU women’s basketball captures 77-55 win at Northeastern

James Madison women’s basketball opened at Northeastern on a 9-0 run and never looked back as the Dukes earned a 77-55 win in their Colonial Athletic Association road opener on Friday night at Cabot Center in Boston, Massachusetts.


Richmond-based Fortune 500 companies awarded Virginia Fairness Accreditation

Equality Virginia has recognized five Richmond-based Fortune 500 companies – Altria, Capital One, CarMax, Dominion, and Genworth – for their commitment to making Virginia’s business climate conducive to economic success by encouraging and supporting diversity in the workplace.


Memo to WWE: It’s wrestling, sure, but it’s still gotta be somewhat believable

The Survivor Series in November was a crowning moment for WWE: marking the on-screen WWE debut of Sting, and the storyline demise of The Authority, the faction led by real-life WWE executives Stephanie McMahon and Triple H whose act was, yes, getting a bit stale more than a year into its run.


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It’s time: Girl Scout Cookie time

It’s that time again for the Great American Girl Scout Cookie Sale! From January 1 to March 31, Girl Scouts in our local communities will become young business entrepreneurs as they learn goal setting, marketing skills, and money management.


Longwood rally comes up short In 82-72 overtime loss At Winthrop

In the end, Keon Moore was too much. On an afternoon when Longwood rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit and forced overtime in one of the Big South’s most difficult arenas, Winthrop’s redshirt junior forward scored 27 points to lift the Eagles to an 82-72 New Year’s Eve win in Winthrop Coliseum.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins general manger Bruce Allen

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen talks with reporters on Wednesday. The Redskins finished the 2014 NFL season with a 4-12 record.


No. 24 JMU women’s basketball tripped up, 66-62, at Vanderbilt

In the final non-conference game of the season, No. 24 James Madison women’s basketball suffered a 66-62 setback at Vanderbilt on Monday night at Memorial Gymnasium despite a career high 21 points by junior guard Ashley Perez (Manchester, Conn./Manchester (St. John’s)).


Review of The Interview: Thumbs up to Rogen, Franco, thumbs down to Sony, YouTube

The great shame surrounding the movie The Interview is that it won’t be seen on a wider scale because of the decision by Sony Pictures to bail on the comedy fantasizing about the downfall of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.


Former Longwood soccer player impacting Farmville youth with Beyond The Numbers Club

Under normal circumstances, the question would not have alarmed Longwood women’s soccer player Amelia McConnell. But the circumstances that one night during her freshman year were anything but normal.


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U.S. sinking into lawlessness: And why might that be?

Conservative commentators are telling us in the wake of the senseless murders of two New York City cops on Saturday that the U.S. is about to sink into lawlessness because of the poisoned atmosphere surrounding ongoing protests of police killings of civilians in Missouri, Staten Island, Cleveland and a growing list of American cities.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: A vision for national defense

Today, we face serious vacuums in our national defense: a lack of strategy, repeated budget cuts, sequestration, and miscalculated defense decisions.


AT&T expands 4G LTE coverage in Waynesboro

As part of its continuing network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T* has upgraded an additional mobile Internet cell site in Waynesboro to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for residents and businesses in the area of Rosser Ave and I-64.


JMU women’s basketball wins at Ohio U., 69-62

Key free throws down the stretch helped James Madison women’s basketball grind out a 69-62 victory at Ohio University on Monday night.


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Farmers: Tax extenders help now, permanent solution needed

The U.S. Senate is expected to move forward with legislation that cleared the House of Representatives last week for retroactive tax extenders.


A brief history of agricultural time

Agricultural methods over the past 12,000 years have been responsible for two-thirds of our excess greenhouse gases, essentially mining soil carbon and converting it to carbon dioxide and methane, beginning a slow stable warming that now accelerates with burning of fossil fuel.


Inside ACC Football: A Game Day Experience debuts on ESPNU on Thursday

Football game days in the ACC have always extended beyond what transpires for three hours on a field of play.


College rape culture: One in five? Or more like one in 40?

It almost seems hyperinflated, the statistic that we hear cited about how one in five women who go to college are raped at some point during their time on their campus.


law

Protests: A waste of time?

People are gathering in cities across the country – New York City, Washington, Berkeley – to protest decisions by grand juries in Missouri and Staten Island against bringing back indictments in cases in which cops were responsible for the deaths of unarmed petty-crime suspects.


VMI rally falls short at Mercer, 90-81

The Mercer Bears closed out the game on a 12-3 run, propelling themselves to a 90-81 victory over the VMI Keydets in Southern Conference basketball action Saturday in Macon, Ga.


chris graham

Racial divide and be conquered

I read this post from the blog Gawker on a topic related to the racial tensions resulting from the inexplicable grand-jury actions in Missouri and New York that let a pair of cops who killed unarmed petty-crime suspects go free.


Strong second half carries JMU women’s basketball past Richmond, 79-68

After a 16-3 run to open the second half, the JMU women’s basketball team flew by Richmond 79-68 Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center to move to 6-1 overall on the young season.


odu

Old Dominion holds on for 75-69 win over George Mason

George Mason and Old Dominion battled through 12 lead changes, but the Patriots could not outlast the Monarchs, dropping a 75-69 decision Wednesday in the Patriot Center.