Virginia House Beats Senate In Annual Basketball Game | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Virginia House Beats Senate In Annual Basketball Game

Play associated audio

Members of the Virginia House of Delegates and the State Senate are often in conflict with each other politically, but the rivalry also extends outside of the Capitol chambers to an annual basketball game.

Del. Tag Greason (R-Loudoun County) took the floor to gloat. The House basketball team trounced the Senate team 35-25. It's part of a longstanding tradition in a General Assembly known for its quirky side. 

"I've been here for four years. We have not known defeat. We will not know defeat next year either," Greason said. "Mr. Speaker, I'm proud that we won again against the Senate."

But House Speaker Bill Howell wasn't having any of it.

"I know I speak for the whole House when I say 'big deal,'" he said.

The game was part of a fundraiser for the Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. A separate basketball match featured the governor's office versus lobbyists. The lobbyists won.

NPR

Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
NPR

Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
NPR

House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.
NPR

Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search?

Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.