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Wendell Scott of Danville, Virginia was the first black man to compete in the all-white sport of stock car racing in 1952.   Despite the prejudices and hardships he faced, he eventually earned the respect and admiration of many.  He was 31 years old when he entered his first NASCAR race at the now extinct, quarter-mile […]

A commitment to quality and equality in women’s athletics has been the focal point for Dr. Leotus Morrison during her career in athletics as a James Madison University coach and administrator.  Her efforts on behalf of equality of opportunity for women athletes can best be exemplified by her work in numerous organizations that have provided […]

A commitment to quality and equality in women’s athletics has been the focal point for Dr. Leotus Morrison during her career in athletics as a James Madison University coach and administrator.  Her efforts on behalf of equality of opportunity for women athletes can best be exemplified by her work in numerous organizations that have provided […]

William H. Millsaps, Jr. is a native of Daisy, Tennessee and attended the University of Tennessee. He worked at the Knoxville Journal for three years before joining the Richmond Times-Dispatch as a sports reporter in September of 1966. Millsaps was named associate sports editor in 1972 and executive sports editor in 1973. In 1977, he […]

A native of Francisco, North Carolina, Moir attended Appalachian State University where he was a star in basketball and baseball.  He spent three years in the Cincinnati Reds’ organization before medical problems ended his professional career.  Moir then turned to coaching and it did not take long for the victories to mount.  Coaching at high […]

High school sports in Northern Virginia and Eddie Crane were synonymous over a 30-year period from 1950 until 1980. Crane was a native of Alexandria, Virginia and a graduate of George Washington High School. He actually began covering prep athletics in 1943 while a student at George Washington High School. In 1948, he became a […]

Steve DeLong is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia who attended Oscar Smith High School.  He played football for the Tigers and received several honors including All-Eastern District, All-Tidewater, and All-State in 1959.  In 1960, he received All-Eastern District, All-Tidewater, All-Metropolitan, All-State and All-American. After graduation DeLong pursued his football career at the University of Tennessee.  […]

Larry Brooks is a native of Prince George, Virginia and attended Prince George High School.  In 1967, he was selected as an All-Central District choice as a defensive end.  Brooks furthered his education and attended Virginia State University, where he was named to the Associated Press Little All-American team as a defensive tackle in 1971.  […]

Raymond A. Bussard is a native of Highland County, VA who lettered in basketball, football and track at Bridgewater College in the 1950’s.  He drew national attention for his versatility in track.  At the 1951 National AAU meet, he was runner-up in the all-around title.  The following year, he won the all-around title. After graduating […]