Those in the know around the ACC give Tony Bennett a break with his 2012-2013 Virginia team. The Cavs are mighty young, they say. They’ll get better as the season goes on and figure out the intricacies of Bennett’s Pack-Line defense.
The loss itself was a shock. That’s one thing Brian O’Connor has done to us. He has us expecting a win in the big game. That’s counter to our nature as UVa. sports fans. We’re so used to losing the big game that the question isn’t whether we’re going to win or lose, it’s how [...]
Before leaving, former UVa. basketball coach Dave Leitao did the program a big favor. He convinced four-star recruit Tristan Spurlock to stay in the fold. “I was to the point where I didn’t know what I was going to do. I didn’t know if I was going to stay, I didn’t know if I was [...]
Tony Bennett. Not the singer. The basketball coach. At the University of Virginia. The two-week search for a replacement for Dave Leitao is over. A report in the Times-Dispatch Monday afternoon has Virginia hiring Bennett away from Washington State, where the 39-year-old rang up a 68-30 record in three seasons and was named the 2007 [...]
A report on CBSSports.com this afternoon has Virginia firing men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao. According to the report, the move was initiated with the goal in mind of making a run at Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel. Capel, a Duke alum, was a candidate for the job four years ago while he was the head coach [...]
It’s been a long, long time since Virginia basketball was relevant. But remember those days? When UVa. was 50-2 at home during the Ralph Sampson era? When Final Fours seemed a distinct possibility every November, and if the ‘Hoos didn’t win a game or two in March Madness something seemed wrong with the world?
Wanna know why the administration at the University of Virginia pulled the trigger on Dave Leitao so fast? The number one reason has to be economics. The average attendance in the 3-year-old John Paul Jones Arena this season was 10,219. Which, sure, is better than what UVa. used to get in the 8,400-seat University Hall, [...]
It’s been a long trying season for Virginia on the hardwood, but Saturday afternoon the Cavaliers may have seen the light at the end of the tunnel. Overcoming another horrendous start, Virginia dealt Maryland a crippling 68-63 defeat in Jon Paul Jones Arena. And fitting enough it was Maryland native Mamadi Diane delivering the lethal blow [...]
Putting together its most complete effort of the season, the Virginia Cavaliers shocked No. 12 Clemson 85-81 Sunday in John Paul Jones Arena. The sterling performance provided an exclamation point to the day as the Cavaliers retired former star Sean Singletary’s number 44 at halftime.