Megan Plain, WTKR NewsChannel 3

Megan Plain

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Past articles by Megan:

Norfolk State beats Appalachian State 54-53 in NCAA Tournament's First Four

BLOOMINGTON, In. - The Norfolk State men's basketball team held off a late surge from Appalachian State in the NCAA Tournament's First Four, winning 54-53 The game looked like a walk in the park for the Spartans early on after they carried a 36-20 lead into halftime, but it was a tale of two halves. Norfolk State had a one-point lead with five seconds on the clock and just had to hold off the… → Read More

Virginia Tech, Pitt will wear masks during football game

PITTSBURGH - When the Virginia Tech football team faces the University of Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon, everyone on both the sideline and the field will be required to wear facemasks throughout the entire duration of the game. Pitt released a statement Friday, saying: “In alignment with the recent guidance from state officials regarding the current health climate, Pitt’s football team will be… → Read More

WATCH: ODU's Travis Fulgham continues to shine with Eagles

PHILADELPHIA - During the Philadelphia Eagles' matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, former Old Dominion standout Travis Fulgham continued to shine. Sunday night, Fulgham had six receptions for 78 yards and one touchdown. He now has four touchdowns through the last five games. → Read More

Washington Football Team invites fans to help with team's rebranding

NORFOLK, Va. - The Washington Football Team has embarked on a new journey and they want to bring the public along for the ride. The team has launched, a website that allows anyone to submit their ideas for which direction the team should go with its branding. "Blow it all up and start from scratch and you could find something that everyone could really rally around,"… → Read More

UVA football finalizes 2020 schedule

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ( – The University of Virginia football program finalized its 2020 football schedule today (Sept. 4). Virginia’s slate features 11 regular-season games, including six home games. The Cavaliers completed the schedule today by adding a home game versus Abilene Christian on Nov. 21. UVA opens the program’s 131st season of football on Saturday, Sept. 19 at… → Read More

Players unite in push to save college season, create union

Michigan defensive back Hunter Reynolds saw the tweets from Trevor Lawrence and other college football players, pushing for the opportunity to play this season, despite the pandemic. Reynolds, one of the organizers behind a players’ rights movement in the Big Ten, didn’t like the way some on social media seemed to be pitting Lawrence’s message against the efforts of #BigTenUnited and… → Read More

NSU football adjusts after fall football season is postponed

NORFOLK, Va. - "It's something that we knew was definitely a possibility, but obviously when you actually get the news there's an immediate sense of sadness," Norfolk State head football coach Latrell Scott said. Sadness felt by NSU football after it was made official that there will be no football this fall. This week the Spartans were joined by William & Mary and Hampton University on the… → Read More

757 Student-Athlete Coalition for Social Change hosts Unity Walk

NORFOLK, Va. - At the steps in front of Norfolk State University's Wilson Hall, collegiate athletes gather in hopes of helping our society take a step toward greater equality. Athletes from Hampton Roads universities come together as one team, forming the new 757 Student-Athlete Coalition for Social Change. "I think the biggest message is definitely unity. To do any of this and for any of this… → Read More

Hiking Hampton Roads: Oak Grove Lake Park

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - In this week's Hiking Hampton Roads, sports reporter Megan Plain explores Oak Grove Lake Park in Chesapeake, Virginia. According to the City of Chesapeake website, this location's 130 acres are evenly split in half between the lake and scenic space. A 1.5 mile multi-use fitness trail for walking, jogging and biking runs the perimeter of the 65-acre lake. This location features… → Read More

Former NSU hoops star Steven Whitley leads rally and march for equality

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Saturday afternoon, former Norfolk State basketball star Steven Whitley takes change into his own hands, organizing a rally and march that raises awareness of racial injustices and police violence. The three-year NSU captain is used to leading, but instead of leading on the court in a pregame huddle, Saturday's huddle was a group of athletes who gathered at Virginia Beach's… → Read More

Hiking Hampton Roads: Chesapeake Arboretum

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - In this week's Hiking Hampton Roads, sports reporter Megan Plain explores the Chesapeake Arboretum in Chesapeake, Virginia. According to the park's website, it is a 48-acre “Nature's Classroom” that promotes horticultural and environmental awareness through displays, education and research. The trail system is color-blazed and wood-chip mulched throughout, and the trails total… → Read More

Coaches for Change: Local coaches unite for justice

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - On Saturday, local coaches came together to draw up a game plan, but not the kind they're used to. "Teaching our kids more about life than about the sports in which we are blessed and honored to be their coaches," Kecoughtan boy's basketball coach Willie Gause said. It's a game plan for justice. From college teams to high school programs, dozens of coaches from Hampton Roads… → Read More

Redskins cheerleader Jordyn Cristaudo becomes published author

NORFOLK, Va. - Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there was a Washington Redskins cheerleader named Jordyn whose goal was to create a book that inspires young girls. So she did. "One of my favorite sayings is 'She believed she could so she did.' That's the whole theme of the book," 'So She Did' author Jordyn Cristaudo said. "In life whatever you want to do, whatever you want to be, you… → Read More

9-year-old receives support from Hog Farmers while battling leukemia

NORFOLK, Va. - "You’re not thinking it’s gonna be cancer. It was leukemia, so our whole world flipped upside down and now we’re trying to readjust," said Lindley Mueller, mother of 9-year-old Missouri native Nate. A world flipped upside down on April 4th, when Nate was diagnosed with leukemia. It was originally suspected that Nate was dealing with a bad stomach flew, but that quickly changed… → Read More

Special Olympics Virginia raises thousands with Virtual Torch Run

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Local athletes like Naomi McBride are used to being awarded medals this time of year. McBride was supposed to be one of many taking part in the Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games this weekend, but the coronavirus pandemic led to the event's cancellation. "For Special Olympics, everyone is so social and we’ve known everyone for so many years," said Juliann Barrington,… → Read More

ODU rowing's Alexa Williams receives surprise graduation ceremony

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - For senior student-athletes, this spring semester has been like rowing upstream. The coronavirus pandemic put them in the difficult position of losing out onn graduation festivities, in addition to losing out on their final season as college athletes. But today, Old Dominion rowing senior Alexa Williams was given a surprise that honored both her academic and athletic… → Read More

VHSL reinstates out-of-season practice activities

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – In alignment with the Governor’s “Virginia’s Return to School Plan” announced on Tuesday, June 9, the VHSL Executive Committee has cleared the way for schools to begin out-of-season practice activities beginning Monday, June 15. By a majority vote taken on Wednesday, June 10, the Executive Committee reinstated the Out-of-Season Practice Rule 27-7-1 and suspended the Summer… → Read More

Incoming W&M men's soccer freshman Michael Meese named Gatorade State Player of the Year

CHICAGO – Incoming William & Mary men's soccer freshman Michael Meese was named the 2019-20 Gatorade Virginia Boys Soccer Player of the Year, The Gatorade Company today announced on Monday. Meese is the first winner to be honored as the state's top boys soccer player from Jamestown High School in Williamsburg. In its 35th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, the award… → Read More

The 'weight' is over: Gyms reopen under Phase Two

Fitness enthusiasts are able to make their long-awaited return to the gym because, as of Friday, Hampton Roads is in Phase Two of of Gov. Northam's reopening plan. → Read More

ODU football's coach caravan visits fans

NORFOLK, Va. - On Saturday, the Old Dominion football coaching staff gathered to take part in a caravan that visited Monarch fans. “It’s nice to see the coach getting out there and being a part of the community,” ODU football fan Penny Wile said. “We didn’t get the big opening with spring practice and everything, so it was great just to see them in the neighborhood,” Rose Behson added. The… → Read More