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Lanny Wadkins was born in Richmond, Virginia, on December 5, 1949. A graduate of Meadowbrook High School and Wake Forest University, he has had the kind of career that history is made of. Wadkins has impressive amateur records and has won 4 International victories. He has been a member of 10 national teams and has […]

Dr. Caroline B. Sinclair was head of women’s athletics and intramurals at Madison College.   She was chairman of the physical education department at James Madison University, then Madison College, from 1950-66 and was a strong proponent of intercollegiate sports for women at a time when the majority of educational leaders were neither concerned about nor […]

One of the most heralded cagers of all time, Ralph Sampson dominated the collegiate game during his brilliant four-year (1980-83) career. Leading Virginia to a new level of national prominence and success, the 7-4 center helped guide the Cavaliers to a NIT championship as a freshman in 1980 and to three NCAA appearances starting in […]

George Lacy lettered in football, basketball and baseball at the University of Richmond. He was captain of the football and basketball squads his senior year in 1935-36, and was selected to the All-State basketball team three times. In 1934-35, he led the University of Richmond to a 20-0 record, its only unbeaten season. He was […]

Ralph Cummins arrived at Clintwood High School as an assistant football coach and girl’s basketball coach in the fall of 1950. His girl’s basketball team won two championships at Clintwood. He left Clintwood in 1952 for Gate City High School to coach football and girls basketball. His girl’s basketball team at Gate City lost only […]

While standing 6 foot 8 inches tall, Anne Donovan dominated the basketball court while Old Dominion University dominated college teams as National Champions. She was a leader on three US Olympic basketball teams, two of which won gold medals. Anne started 136 games for the ODU Monarchs and rewrote the record books by becoming the […]