ST. THOMAS - The newest Big Ten Conference programs are putting their stamp on this year's Paradise Jam.
The Maryland and Rutgers women, who joined the league last season, are one win away from titles. The sixth-ranked Terrapins can close out the Reef Division with a win today against Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, the Scarlet Knights can earn coach C. Vivian Stringer's third Paradise Jam trophy with a win in the Island Division against Wisconsin-Green Bay today.
The University of the Virgin Islands soccer team is just one win away from making school history.
The host Buccaneers earned a 5-3 victory on Friday in the first leg of a Liga Atletica Interuniversitaria semifinal series against Inter American.
UVI can become the first team in school history to make the league finals with a win, tie or one-goal loss at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the second leg in Puerto Rico.
ST. THOMAS - La'Keshia Frett Meredith is just like a lot of the players she coaches on the University of Virginia women's basketball team this week: A tourist checking out St. Thomas for the first time.
But she has a pretty knowledgeable tour guide.
The Virginia assistant coach is being shown around by her father, Raymond Frett, who grew up on St. Thomas and moved back home four years ago.
As a child, Frett told his daughter and her two brothers about his home in the Caribbean, but as a top-flight basketball player and then coach, Frett Meredith never had the chance to visit.
ST. THOMAS - Brene Moseley matched her career high with 26 points on 10-of-12 shooting to help No. 6 Maryland beat Old Dominion 95-49 on Thursday night in the Paradise Jam Reef Division opener for both teams.
Moseley also had four assists and three steals for Maryland (4-0). Shatori Walker-Kimbrough was 6 for 7 from the field and had 16 points, and Brionna Jones added 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Maryland led 30-6 at the end of the first quarter.
ST. THOMAS - Legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer hopes a return trip to the Virgin Islands can cure what has ailed her team so far this season.
If Thursday's opener for the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights was any indication, they are on their way.
Rutgers ran away from Tulane 75-51 during its Paradise Jam Island Division opener at the University of the Virgin Islands, bouncing back from an uncharacteristic 2-2 start for the storied New Jersey program.
Four members of the St. Croix Dolphins Swim Team traveled to the St. Maarten Super Splash Invitational last weekend, collecting a handful of honors.
Tyler Alexis, 14, Brice Richards, 10, Carter Fauquher, 9, and Evan Dykstra, 9, competed in the 5th annual event, a two-day competition featuring five teams, the Dolphins the St. Maarten Super Splash, St. Maarten Sharks, Carib Swim Team and the Statia Leatherbacks.