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17 Feb 2015

Senate Passes ‘Tebow Bill’ for Home-schoolers

The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would allow home-schooled students to participate in extracurricular activities such as sports, debate and band at their local public school.

23 Jan 2014

Homeschool Sports Access Banks on Senate Shakeup

By Colin Kennedy Capital News Service RICHMOND –After nearly a decade of debate, some Virginia legislators are hopeful homeschooled students will soon be allowed to participate in public school sports. House Bill 63, which was proposed by Delegate Robert Bell, R-Charlottesville, progressed through the House of Delegates’ Elementary and Secondary Education subcommittee this past week […]

26 Apr 2013

Richmond to Host World Cycling Championship

The World Road Cycling Championships, one of the most prestigious international competitions for bicyclists, is coming to Richmond in two years, giving a healthy boost to the city’s image and tourist industry.

26 Mar 2013

‘Shaka Watch’ Keeps Social Media Guessing

“Shaka Watch” was in full effect after the VCU men’s basketball team lost against Michigan in the NCAA Tournament last weekend. Would Coach Shaka Smart leave VCU? Rumors buzzed all over the web on the possibilites of Smart’s next move.

03 Mar 2013

Bicyclists Gear Up for Next Legislative Session

Like a bicyclist who’s taken a tumble but stays in the race, Virginia bicycling advocates say they’ll push on despite disappointments they suffered during the 2013 legislative session.

28 Feb 2013

Live-blog: Final 4 Redux: VCU Rams vs. Butler

Capital News Service reporter and sports fan Michael Schuster will be live-blogging the VCU-Butler game, which starts at noon on Saturday at VCU’s Siegel Center. The game is sold out, but you can follow the play-by-play — and submit comments — here.

17 Feb 2013

House Amends, OKs Soccer Goal Law

The Virginia House of Delegates on Monday passed the Movable Soccer Goal Safety Act with an amendment so that it wouldn’t take effect unless re-enacted by the General Assembly next year.

14 Feb 2013

Lawmakers Play Ball to Raise Money for Cancer

State legislators and lobbyists exchanged their suits and ties for T-shirts and shorts and headed from the halls of power to the basketball court to raise money for cancer research.

14 Feb 2013

Senate Committee Kills ‘Tebow Bill’

A Senate committee Thursday shot down the “Tebow bill” aimed at allowing home-schoolers to participate in public schools’ sports and other extracurricular activities.

13 Feb 2013

They’ve Got Game at VCU Basketball Classic

State legislators and lobbyists battled it out on the basketball court Tuesday night to benefit Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Cancer Center.

12 Feb 2013

Panel Would Delay Soccer Goal Safety Act

The House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee will consider a proposal to approve, but delay implementation of, a bill seeking to prevent injury or death from falling soccer goals.

11 Feb 2013

Legislators, Lobbyists Team Up Against Cancer

State legislators and lobbyists will battle it out on the basketball court Tuesday night to benefit Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Cancer Center.

10 Feb 2013

‘Tebow Bill’ Passes in House, Awaits Action in Senate

Home-schooled students in Virginia could participate in public school sports under the so-called “Tebow bill” that has been passed by the House and will be considered by a Senate committee this week.

29 Jan 2013

Bicyclists Push for Share-the-Road Laws

Brantley Tyndall, a Richmond bicyclist since 2007, used his only form of transportation to show up in support of Bicycle Action Day at the Capitol. This session, Virginia legislators have introduced bills that would make biking safer for both cyclists and drivers across the Commonwealth.

28 Jan 2013

Senate OKs Soccer Goal Safety Law

A bill that aims to prevent death or injury from falling soccer goals has cleared the Senate and is now being considered by the House.

08 Mar 2012

‘Tebow Bill’ Dies in Senate Education Panel

Home-schooled students in Virginia will have to wait until next year to see if they can participate in sports and other extracurricular activities at their local high school. That’s because the Senate Education and Health Committee killed the so-called “Tebow Bill.”

22 Apr 2011

The Rowdiest Ram and VCU’s No. 1 Fan

He’s known as “Pav” – short for Pavarotti. He’s a presence at VCU men’s basketball games, home and away. He’s recognizable to fans, players, coaches, media and event staff – well, at least when he has his horns on. Chris Crowley has fulfilled the role as leader of Ram Nation four years after his graduation from the university he loves.

11 Apr 2011

Fasten Your Bewits for New Falconry Rules

Virginia has overhauled its laws on falconry, once called the sport of kings. Under a bill signed by Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginians who hunt with falcons and hawks will gain legal protections for their birds that previously applied only to hunting dogs.

30 Mar 2011

Ram Fans Rally During Send-Off

Despite the rain and cold, Virginia Commonwealth University students rallied today to send their men’s basketball team off to Houston for the Final Four game on Saturday. Read Alyx Duckett’s story and listen to Matt Birch’s audio coverage.

23 Feb 2011

Lobbyists, Politicians Face Off In Court

Legislators and lobbyists battled it out Tuesday night during the final week of the General Assembly’s 2011 session. Except this time, differences were settled on the basketball court, not in the Capitol.

03 May 2010

New Law Targets Student-Athletes’ Concussions

With spring sports under way and summer on its way, the Virginia Department of Health wants to make sure student-athletes know there is no such thing as a “mild” concussion. Even a “ding” – “getting your bell rung” – or what may seem to be a slight bump or blow to the head can be serious.