Mo Alie-Cox, shown here catching a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars

Is Mo Alie-Cox about to make the leap?

The former VCU basketball standout wowed pro football last season with a one-handed touchdown catch. Is he the next hoops star to shine in the NFL?

Storefront window.

VCU’s Free Store to open Aug. 19

The store is meant to reduce the amount of unwanted items sent to the landfill while also providing the VCU community with equitable access to necessities and other goods.

Illustration of the urban heat island effect, when the temperature in the cities is higher than in surrounding areas.

The heat is on

Urban heat islands in Richmond can be 16 degrees warmer than in other parts of the city. A VCU engineering professor provides a primer on why some spaces are too hot — and how we can cool them off.

Jerry Dipoto throws a pitch for VCU in the late 1980s.

The Rams of summer

From Jerry Dipoto and Brandon Inge to current minor leaguer Vimael Machin, a look at some of the VCU players who have gone on to careers in pro baseball.

VCU junior Nikki Wilkins.

RVA My Way: Nikki Wilkins

How a nature newbie went from having zero outdoor experience to being a river-loving whitewater rafting guide.

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