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Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham

chris graham espnChris Graham, the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, will mark his 23rd year in the media industry in 2018. An award-winning journalist and editor, Chris has also hosted local TV news programs, a syndicated sports talk show and worked as a commentator on ESPN3 college football and baseball broadcasts.

A 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, Chris has covered Virginia politics actively since 1997, conducting interviews with governors George Allen, Jim Gilmore, Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Bob McDonnell and Terry McAuliffe, and political newsmakers including former Congressman Tom Perriello, UVA political-science professor Larry Sabato, ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl and Fox Business host Lou Dobbs.

Other notable interview subjects have included author John Grisham, ESPN TV personality Dick Vitale, sportswriter and author John Feinstein, Weather Channel anchor Stephanie Abrams and musician Bruce Hornsby.

An author of six books, Chris also co-wrote a book on the history of University of Virginia basketball, Mad About U: Four Decades of Basketball at University Hall, which was published in 2006.

Chris has covered University of Virginia sports since 1995, and is a credentialed member of the press box and press row at UVA football, basketball and baseball games, covering the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, the NCAA Tournament and Virginia’s run to the Sweet Sixteen at Madison Square Garden in 2014, and also covering the UVA baseball team in the ACC Baseball Championship, Regionals and Super Regionals.

From 2009-2014, Chris was the play-by-play voice of the Waynesboro Generals, a team competing in the Valley Baseball League, a premier college summer baseball league affiliated with Major League Baseball and the NCAA.

Chris has been the host of two TV talks shows. He is in his third season as a color commentator for ESPN3  college baseball broadcasts and this fall will begin his third year as the radio play-by-play voice for VMI football.

The former co-host of “ACC Nation,” a syndicated radio show that ran for four years, ending in 2007, Chris is currently a contributor to “The Mark Moses Show” on 95.9-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla.

Chris also served as a member of the creative team and on-air TV commentator for Awesome Wrestling Entertainment on AWE’s Night of the Legends live pay-per-view event in 2011.

Chris wrote a book on that experience, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, that was published in 2018.

He is also the former co-host of “Viewpoints” on WVPT, a weekly news affairs TV show that aired from 2016-2017.

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Chris Graham: Columns, Podcasts
2018 ncaa tournament

That escalated quickly: Chris Graham, Scott German recap the wrong side of history

- You really don't want to watch this postgame wrap from Charlotte as Chris Graham and Scott German alternately talk each other onto and then partially off of various ledges as they discuss #16 seed UMBC's 74-54 upset of #1 national seed Virginia. Seriously. It's like watching a replay of a guy tearing his ACL.
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Virginia basketball will be better for this: But it’s going to hurt for a long time

- The critics who couldn’t wait for Virginia to lose in the NCAA Tournament because of their deep-seated belief that Tony Bennett’s system can’t win in March are having their moment right now.
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Virginia only goes eight-deep: That’s not a lot, right?

- I read an article from a guy trying to break down what #1 Virginia will do to account for the absence of sixth man De’Andre Hunter, and the writer seemed to think that UVA coach Tony Bennett was unique in going with an only eight-man rotation.
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How far can #1 Virginia go in the NCAA Tournament?

- Chris Graham and Jeff Fife look back at the 2018 ACC Tournament, talk a little behind the scenes stuff from Brooklyn, then look ahead to #1 Virginia's opening game in the NCAA Tournament.
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Jinxed: The hard knock life of being a UVA sports fan

- UVA basketball had Ralph Sampson for four years, and has one Final Four appearance to show for it, with seasons ending prematurely due to a charley horse, a missed foul-line jumper and errant pass, Al Wood going bonkers.
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De’Andre Hunter out: How does #1 Virginia adjust without sixth man?

- The news was as deflating as it was stunning: De’Andre Hunter, ACC Sixth Man of the Year, is out for the season with a broken left wrist. Hunter, who averaged 10.7 points per game in ACC play in 2017-2018, is #1 Virginia’s most versatile player, getting minutes in the frontcourt and backcourt.
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Chris Graham breaks down the brackets on ‘Mark Moses Show’

- Chris Graham joins "The Mark Moses Show" to break down the 2018 NCAA Tournament, bracket by bracket. 
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Game Preview: #1 Virginia takes on UMBC in South Region opening round

- A top seed has never lost to a #16. No pressure there as #1 Virginia prepares to face Maryland-Baltimore County on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
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Chris Graham, Scott German preview UVA basketball’s 2018 NCAA Tournament appearance

- Chris Graham and Scott German get back together to preview #1 UVA's upcoming appearance in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, which tips off for the 'Hoos on Friday night against Maryland-Baltimore County.
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Backstage at the 2018 ACC Tournament

- What’s it like being backstage at something like an ACC Tournament? You remember those “This is SportsCenter” commercials from back in the day. Like that, on steroids.
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Inside the Numbers: UNC did a lot of what it wanted, and Virginia still won

- North Carolina shot 40 percent from three-point range, cut its turnovers by more than half from its Jan. 6 loss at Virginia, got 20 points from Luke Maye, who had six in that early-season 61-49 loss, held the ‘Hoos to 42 percent shooting.
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Wahoowa: Chris Graham, Crystal Graham break down UVA’s run to ACC Tournament Championship

- Chris Graham and Crystal Graham report from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn after #1 UVA's 71-63 win over North Carolina to win the 2018 ACC Tournament Championship.
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All set: UNC upsets Duke, will face #1 Virginia in ACC Tournament championship

- Chris Graham and Crystal Graham break down North Carolina’s 74-69 win over Duke in the ACC Tournament semifinals, and take a quick look at tomorrow’s final between UNC and #1 Virginia.
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Inside the Numbers: Jack Salt. That is all.

- Kyle Guy doesn’t remember Jack Salt ever making a right-handed shot, in a game, in practice. And then he did, as part of a late eight-point flurry that keyed Virginia’s 64-58 win over Clemson.
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Team AFP breaks down #1 UVA win over Clemson at 2018 ACC Tournament

- Chris Graham and Crystal Graham break down #1 Virginia's 64-58 win over Clemson in the semifinals of the 2018 ACC Tournament.
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Inside the Numbers: Touching the paint key to Virginia attack

- Virginia coach Tony Bennett likes it when his team touches the paint on the offensive end. Folks at the Barclays Center might want to touch up the court after all the touching the ‘Hoos did in their 75-58 win over Louisville on Thursday in the ACC Tournament.
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Do we need to do a Bubble Watch for Virginia Tech?

- Virginia Tech had almost certainly already punched its Big Dance ticket before its come-from-way-ahead loss to Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament, right?
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Day 2: AFP previews the action at the 2018 ACC Tournament

- Chris Graham and Crystal Graham preview Day 2 action at the 2018 ACC Tournament from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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Virginia D doesn’t seem to be forcing as many turnovers: Impact?

- As recently as the first Louisville game, back on Jan. 31, the story with the Virginia defense wasn’t that it was ranked #1 in the nation in efficiency, fewest points allowed, etc. That’s dog bites man, agate at best, basically.
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Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff talks anniversary show, streaming service

- Ring of Honor chief operating officer Joe Koff joins the podcast with Chris Graham to talk about the March 9 ROH 16th anniversary show, the April 7 Supercard of Honor, the Honor Club streaming service and the company's bright future.