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Past articles by Bruce:

Old Dominion cancels all fall sports for 2020

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — On a day that may see the end of college football in the fall of 2020, the Sportswrap has learned that Old Dominion University has canceled all fall sports, including football. The decision comes as the Big Ten Conference, which features Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State, decided to cancel its […] → Read More

Hampton University suspends all fall sports including football

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton University’s Director of Athletics Eugene Marshall, Jr. has just announced that out of concern for the spread of COVID-19 among its athletes and other members of HU constituent groups, all fall sports have been suspended. If conditions permit, they anticipate resuming all athletic-related activities during the spring semester 2021. The […] → Read More

ODU basketball great Leo Anthony passes away

On a day when Old Dominion is scheduled to play Purdue in the NCAA Tournament, the Sportswrap's Bruce Rader has learned the Monarchs have lost one of their greatest players. → Read More

ODU QB Blake LaRussa leaving school

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- Old Dominion football head coach Bobby Wilder got some bad news this holiday season when his starting QB Blake LaRussa told him he would not return to the team next season. It is believed LaRussa will be attending seminary school. Stay with for updates to this story. → Read More

Report: Lefty Driesell to be inducted to Naismith Hall of Fame

Former Maryland basketball coach and Norfolk native Charles G. "Lefty" Driesell may finally be headed to the Naismith Hall of Fame. → Read More

Lady Monarchs recruit a winning coach

Old Dominion is set to hire a Hall of Fame basketball coach Wednesday. → Read More

Norfolk State beats Howard, advances to MEAC title game

Norfolk State one win away from the NCAA Tournament, beats Howard, to advance to the MEAC championship game. → Read More

Coach Bill Dee passes away

Legendary high school football Coach Bill Dee dies after a courageous battle with cancer → Read More

Football hall of fame electee Ken Easley goes one-on-one with Bruce Rader

Bruce Rader goes one-on-one with the newest electee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kenny Easley from Chesapeake. → Read More

Redskins fire defensive coordinator Joe Barry

ASHBURN, Va. (WAVY) – The off season reorganization of the struggling Washington Redskins began today when the team announced the firing of defensive coordinator Joe Barry and his assistant coaches Robb Akey and Perry Fewell, and strength coach Mike Clark. Even though the defense lacked significant talent, it was the weak link of a team that seemed to be improving on offense. → Read More

Old Dominion ready for tomorrow’s Bahamas Bowl

Final preparations under way for tomorrow’s Bahamas Bowl game. → Read More

ODU getting serious about Friday’s Bahamas Bowl game

Old Dominion football players get their first look at the Bahamas Bowl → Read More

ODU football team has first practice on Paradise Island

Blue skies and 80 degree temperatures welcomed the Old Dominion football team to its first official Bahamas Bowl practice Tuesday morning. → Read More

ODU and Bobby Wilder close to a new contract extension

Old Dominion officials and football coach Bobby Wilder are close to finalizing a new contract. → Read More

ODU offers Bobby Wilder new contract; Will it be enough?

ODU has offered coach Wilder a new contract, but the details of that contract have not been revealed. → Read More

Alabama OC Lane Kiffin to Florida Atlantic

(Virginia Beach, Va.) WAVY — According to multiple college football sources, Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has agreed to become the new head coach at Florida Atlantic. Florida Atlantic along with Old Dominion are members of Conference USA’s and are paired in the East Division. This season ODU (9-3, 7-1) finished second in the division and Florida Atlantic (2-6, 3-9) finished last.… → Read More

LaShawn Merritt looking to make Olympic history in Rio

Lashawn Merritt in an exclusive interview with Bruce Rader talks about his historic try for gold medals in the 400 meter and 200 meter track events in Rio. → Read More

Indycar race through downtown Norfolk dead

Plans for an Indycar race through the streets of downtown Norfolk are dead. → Read More

Sheriff Bob McCabe sports camp brings out the stars

Coaches and players, some of the best in the game, are in Norfolk this week for Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe’s Sports camps. → Read More

Hickory’s David Wright will have surgery to repair herniated disc in neck

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (WAVY) – David Wright will have surgery to repair the herniated disc in his neck that has had him out since May 27. The procedure was scheduled for Thursday in California by spinal specialist Dr. Robert Watkins. There is no timetable for Wright’s return to the Mets. Wright said that surgery was the best option. “After trying every way to get back on the field, I’ve come to… → Read More