Rising senior swimmer Leah Smith earned a bronze medal in the women’s  400-meter freestyle Sunday night at the Rio Olympics. Her local Pittsburgh NBC affiliate is down in Rio and had a chance to speak to Leah  right after the race. In addition, she received some high praise on Twitter after the race, including from her hometown NFL team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Daily Progress’ Jerry Ratcliffe took an in-depth look at former UVA football star Thomas Jones and how he transitioned from a professional football player to Hollywood actor. The three-part feature looks at his collegiate career, NFL career and now his success in acting.