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Why did Coach K abandon the zone, when it was working?

One thing I can’t figure out after the Duke-Virginia game: why Coach K went away from the 2-3 zone in the second half.


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One and done: How Virginia beat Duke, despite the numbers

The big line items on the stat sheet said Virginia lost by 10 points. The ‘Hoos shot 39.4 percent, and Duke shot 48.2 percent. Duke had a 44-31 advantage on the boards. Marvin Bagley III was better than advertised, with 30 points and 14 rebounds.


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UVA rallies, beats Duke: Time to paint whatever town you’re in orange and blue

Chris Graham and Scott German try to make sense of #2 Virginia’s 65-63 win at #4 Duke, in a game in which Duke outshot and outrebounded Virginia, and seemed to have the ‘Hoos on the ropes late. Hey, whatever. Time to paint the town!


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Does the ACC allow Virginia to beat Duke?

You have to ask the question. The ACC is built on marketing Duke and UNC. Virginia … not so much. Chris Graham and Scott German break down the X’s and O’s, then go all-out conspiracy theory.


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Royal Rumble Preview: Final predictions as WWE begins Road to WrestleMania

Does Daniel Bryan make a surprise return? Is Ronda Rousey trolling us telling the world she’s in Columbia making a movie? Is it really going to end with Roman Reigns getting another Royal Rumble victory?


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What kind of people are we if UVA beats Duke? Chris Graham, Jeff Fife discuss

Chris Graham and Jeff Fife break down Saturday’s game between #2 UVA and #4 Duke. Lots of X’s and O’s talk, sure. But the bigger question: what kind of people are we if the ‘Hoos actually win the game? 


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Bad idea, revisited: McMahon announces 2020 return for XFL

Vince McMahon confirmed weeks of speculation Thursday, announcing the return of a curiously gimmick-free, and likely also talent- and entertainment-value-free, XFL in 2020.


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Strength vs. Strength: Virginia Pack-Line vs. Duke’s Bagley, Carter

Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III will hear his name called first in the June NBA draft. Virginia center Jack Salt will almost certainly be going pro in something other than sports.


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#2 Virginia. #4 Duke. ‘Nuff said?

Virginia has the nation’s top-ranked defense. Duke has the second-best offense. Four Duke players rank in the top 9 of the ACC in offensive rating. Five Virginia players rank in the top 8 in the ACC in defensive rating.


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No Zay, no problem for #2 Virginia on defensive end

Virginia held #18 Clemson to 13 second-half points on 6-of-24 shooting in its 61-36 win Tuesday night. Most of that effort came with the nation’s best defensive player on the bench.


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Chris Graham, Scott German break down #2 Virginia win over Clemson

Chris Graham and Scott German break down #2 Virginia’s 61-36 win over #18 Clemson.


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How do you get Virginia freshman De’Andre Hunter more minutes?

Redshirt freshman Virginia guard De’Andre Hunter is averaging 17.2 minutes per game. If there was a way for him to average 40, it might not be enough.


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Chris Graham, Scott German break down #2 Virginia’s win at Wake Forest

Chris Graham and Scott German break down #2 UVA’s 59-49 win over Wake Forest on Sunday, focusing on how defense travels, De’Andre Hunter is a difference-maker, and wishing aloud that Cory Alexander would get assigned to other games.


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How long can this new golden era of UVA basketball last?

Chris Graham and Scott German take a long view on UVA basketball on this special Street Knowledge, comparing the Ralph Sampson and Tony Bennett eras, the two golden eras, and wondering how long this new one can last.


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Defense, better rebounding, key #2 Virginia in win at Georgia Tech

This is a broken record, so, sorry, but, yes, defense keyed #2 Virginia in its win at Georgia Tech Thursday night.


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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Breaking down UVA’s win at Georgia Tech

Chris Graham and Scott German offer analysis and commentary on #2 UVA’s 64-48 win at Georgia Tech Thursday night in Atlanta.


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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: UVA hoops, football, Mad About U

Chris Graham welcomes Jeff Fife to the podcast today, to talk some UVA basketball, break down the 2018 Virginia football schedule, and talk a little personal history, including the launch of ACC Nation, and the work on the book on the history of University Hall.


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Republican Party playing dumb politics with Trump #FakeNewsAwards

Donald Trump efforting to divert attention away from the Russia collusion investigation and his utter lack of any manner of policy success is not at all a surprise.


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Game Preview: #2 Virginia faces test at surprising Georgia Tech

That Georgia Tech team that lost at home to Grambling State and on the road at Wofford, and beat Bethune-Cookman at home by one? #2 Virginia doesn’t get that bunch.


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Analysis: What does Virginia football 2018 schedule portend?

Virginia football took advantage of a favorable schedule to go bowling in 2017 for the first time in six years. An early look at the 2018 schedule suggests that a return trip to the football postseason is possible.


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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Talking NASCAR with Rod Mullins

Chris Graham welcomes Rod Mullins to the podcast to talk the NASCAR beat. Topics include the latest on Danica Patrick getting a ride for Daytona, renovations at Martinsville impacting seats, proposed budget caps for NASCAR teams, and talk about Dale Earnhardt Jr. being part of a group interested in buying the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.


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Royal Rumble Preview: Is Roman Reigns winning a foregone conclusion?

The best time of the WWE year is the period beginning with Royal Rumble, which is the unofficial opening day of the WWE calendar year heading into Wrestlemania.


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Podcast: Chris Graham talks football, hoops, wrestling on Mark Moses Show

Chris Graham joins the Mark Moses Show in Melbourne, Fla., to talk college football, the NFL playoffs, ACC basketball and the upcoming WWE Royal Rumble, with some Dilly! Dilly! thrown in for good measure.


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Return of the Curb Stomp: WWE looking to give Seth Rollins another big push?

Seth Rollins finished off Finn Balor in the main event of Monday Night Raw not with Triple H’s finisher, the Pedigree, but with a good, old-fashioned Curb Stomp, not seen since his 2015 Wrestlemania WWE title win.


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How far can Duke go? Depends on its D

This is the fifth team of the new one-and-done era for Mike Krzyzewski, dating back to the 2013-2014 team led by Jabari Parker. The one-and-dones have won one national title, in 2015, lost one NCAA Tournament opener, one second-round game and one Sweet Sixteen.