About Stubby

Virgil Lloyd Currence

V.L. Currence lookin’ fierce.

Virgil L. “Stubby” Currence (1904-1981) was a sports writer, reporter, columnist and editor for The Bluefield Daily Telegraph of Bluefield, West Virginia, for 52 years. His columns, “The Press Box” and “Now and Then”, were well-read features in the region. Both the Currence Award, presented annually to the top student-athlete in the newspaper’s circulation area, and the annual Currence Classic, a collegiate basketball tournament, are named in his honor.

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