Ned Oliver
May 24, 2023 - Sports

Dan Snyder pitched an Elon Musk tunnel to ease traffic to a Virginia stadium

Musk's Vegas Loop. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Remember last year when The Commanders floated a new stadium in Prince William County along I-95?

  • And lots of people pointed out traffic in the area is already a disaster?

The latest: Well, it turns out outgoing team owner Dan Snyder was privately floating a solution: A really long tunnel built by Elon Musk's Boring Company.

Karri Peifer
Apr 19, 2023 - Sports

Flashback: When baseball was on Mayo Island

Excavating Mayo Island in 1921 before the stadium opening. Image: Courtesy of Cook Studio and Valentine museum

If you think the current, decadeslong fight to replace a baseball stadium has been fraught with delays and controversy, let us venture back to Richmond's original big-deal stadium, the one on Mayo Island.

  • Back then, around 100 years ago, Richmond's ballpark issues were almost biblical.
Ned Oliver
Apr 13, 2023 - Sports

Flying Squirrels threaten to leave Richmond

Illustration of a squirrel wearing a baseball cap.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The Flying Squirrels say slow progress toward a new ballpark might force them to leave the city after all.

What they're saying: "Sadly, with imminent deadlines looming, we cannot be confident that the future of the Squirrels in Richmond is secure," said Squirrels president and managing partner Lou DiBella in a statement.

Fadel Allassan
Apr 7, 2023 - Sports

Meet Ryan Odom, VCU's new men's basketball coach

Ryan Odom previously coached Utah State. Photo: Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

VCU men's basketball team has a new coach.

Driving the news: Ryan Odom was introduced to fans and players at the Siegel Center last week, replacing former coach Mike Rhoades.

Fadel Allassan
Mar 9, 2023 - Sports

VCU’s chance at making March Madness

VCU Rams guard Nick Kern Jr. (24) celebrates on the court following a college basketball game between the VCU Rams and the Rhode Island Rams on February 15, 202

VCU Rams guard Nick Kern Jr. (24) celebrates on the court. Photo: Erica Denhoff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

VCU’s men’s basketball team crushed the regular season, finishing top of their conference last week

Why it matters: We may have a hometown team on the bracket when March Madness starts next week.

Karri Peifer
Feb 1, 2023 - Sports

A VCU student's custom sneaker art is being worn by pro athletes

Mitchell is a self-taugh artist. Image: Courtesy of Jaden Mitchell

People have been drawing on sneakers forever, but VCU junior and student-athlete Jaden Mitchell has made a business of his art — and his custom kicks are now worn by NBA and Olympic athletes.

Why it matters: Sneaker culture is a multibillion-dollar industry, and this business and accounting double major is just getting started.

3 Virginia college basketball games we're watching

Virginia forward Jayden Gardner. Photo: Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images

College conference hoops is finally back. To celebrate, Axios' Maxwell Millington made a shortlist of the most intriguing men's basketball games in Virginia this season.

Karri Peifer
Nov 21, 2022 - Sports

6 places in Richmond to watch the World Cup

Illustration of a soccer ball on an abstract field.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Attention soccer fans, the World Cup kicked off Sunday. This tournament has America all aflutter because the U.S. Men's National Team returns to the competition after failing to qualify in 2018.

Plenty of Richmond bars and breweries have you covered for the three USA matches, which start today.


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