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In Blacksburg, Virginia the words, “game day” mean two things: Hokie football and traffic.  But a new economic impact study says that traffic brings 69-million dollars a year to the region. 

Virginia's Teams Take on March Madness

Mar 17, 2015

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.

"Hampton is the ultimate underdog."

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. 

Meet The Wrestler

Feb 23, 2015

The first female high school wrestler to win a match in the Virginia High School League Championship Tournament came this close to winning it all.

A Football Rivalry, a Cup and a Bowl

Dec 1, 2014

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.

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