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Packed Line: Is UVA style, success bad for college basketball?

UVA basketball is bad for college basketball, ESPN.com columnist Myron Medcalf writes, because the Cavs lack style, substance be damned.

Duke is the best in the ACC? Really?

Fourth-ranked Duke won at unranked Syracuse in an ESPN prime-time game Saturday night, and the symbiotic relationship between The Worldwide Leader and its beloved university rose to the occasion postgame.

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UVA basketball: Doom and gloom

To say atop the standings in the ACC and in contention for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, writes ESPN.com columnist C.L. Brown, second-ranked UVA needs to recalibrate its offense.

Tony Bennett on PTI: Talks Duke loss, building culture at UVA

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett was a guest on “Pardon The Interruption” with ESPN hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on Thursday.

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Jahlil Okafor, The Pack-Line, Tony Bennett: ESPN’s Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg break down Duke, UVA

One of the overriding questions heading into Saturday’s epic ACC clash between second-ranked UVA and fourth-ranked Duke concerns the Blue Devils’ freshman center, Jahlil Okafor.

Seth Greenberg shares GameDay wisdom in advance of UVA-Duke

ESPN College GameDay is in Charlottesville, with Saturday’s clash between second-ranked UVA and fourth-ranked Duke the showstopper act to what promises to be a memorable day at the John Paul Jones Arena.

ESPN analyst, former Virginia Tech coach, Seth Greenberg on UVA-Duke showdown

ESPN basketball analyst Seth Greenberg talks with reporters on the eve of the clash between second-ranked UVA and #4 Duke.

ESPN analyst Jay Williams talks UVA-Duke

ESPN basketball analyst Jay Williams talks with reporters on the eve of the clash between second-ranked UVA and #4 Duke.

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UVA Sports Today: UVA vs. Duke Eve

It’s almost upon us – the matchup of second-ranked UVA and fourth-ranked Duke. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham and sportswriter Jerry Carter were at the John Paul Jones Arena on Friday to talk with ESPN analysts Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg on the eve of the big game. Chris and Jerry talk about the interviews and about the game on UVA Sports Today.

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Game Notes: Second-ranked UVA hosts #4 Duke

Second-ranked UVA (19-0, 7-0 ACC) hosts No. 4 Duke (17-3, 4-3 ACC) in ACC action on Saturday (Jan. 31). Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game is sold out.

Playing the game: UVA-Duke, Super Bowl, Virginia General Assembly

It’s Super Bowl Weekend, and #2 UVA hosts #4 Duke on Saturday. But those aren’t the only games going on these days. The Virginia General Assembly is playing like a sort of political game with the 2015 legislative elections hanging over the winter session in Richmond.

UVA-Louisville start time on Feb. 7 moved

The start time of the Virginia men’s basketball game vs. Louisville on Saturday, Feb. 7 has been moved to 7 p.m. from its original tip-off time of 6 p.m. The game will now be broadcast on ESPN.

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#2 UVA gets ready for #4 Duke, College GameDay on Saturday

Second-ranked UVA is 19-0, and the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville will be a madhouse on Saturday when #4 Duke comes to town.

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UVA basketball to host ESPN College GameDay on Jan. 31

ESPN’s College GameDay will make its first appearance at UVA in Charlottesville at John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday, Jan. 31, prior to the Saturday Primetime telecast featuring No. 2 Virginia’s game with No. 5 Duke.

UVA defensive back Quin Blanding named FWAA Freshman All-American

UVA football player Quin Blanding earned his seventh Freshman All-America honor when the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) included the safety on its postseason list today.


ODU women’s basketball falls to Marshall, 69-37

In the fourth ever meeting between the Old Dominion women’s basketball team (8-5, 1-1) and Marshall (9-4, 1-1), it was the Thundering Herd who came out on top by a score of 69-37 on Thursday night at the Ted Constant Center.

Not exactly breaking news: But no, Kentucky will not go undefeated

Kentucky, of course, still has a “legitimate shot to finish the regular season undefeated.” This from ESPN basketball guru Seth Greenberg late Tuesday, otherwise explaining away how the supposedly indomitable Wildcats escaped its SEC opener with unranked Ole Miss, winning 89-86 in overtime.

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UVA basketball remains at #3 in national polls

UVA basketball is holding steady in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls this week at #3.

Undervalued at #3: UVA still not getting respect on national stage

With UVA at #3 in the national polls, the writers who can be said to broadly cover the college basketball scene are being forced to acknowledge that the sun doesn’t rise and set in the ACC on an eight-mile stretch of highway between Durham and Chapel Hill anymore.

Longwood basketball expands broadcast reach

The Longwood basketball programs will receive unprecedented broadcast coverage this season, giving Lancer fans several options to follow the team for the rest of the 2014-15 seasons.

UVA basketball moves up to #3 in both national polls

UVA basketball, off to its first 11-0 start since 1992-1993, moved up two spots to #3 in the AP and coaches polls on Monday.

UVA basketball fifth in national polls, second in three power rankings

The UVA men’s basketball team is fifth in the AP and coaches polls this week. The Cavaliers (11-0) rose a spot in the AP poll, switching places with idle Wisconsin, after posting a pair of wins last week, 70-54 over Cleveland State on Thursday and 76-27 over Harvard on Sunday.

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Lynchburg Hillcats announce new flagship station for 2015

The Lynchburg Hillcats will partner with ESPN Radio for Hillcats’ game broadcasts for the 2015 season. All 140 regular season games, plus any necessary playoff games will be heard on 93.3 FM and 1320 AM.

UVA safety Quin Blanding earns another Freshman All-America honor

UVA football player Quin Blanding earned his third Freshman All-America honor when ESPN.com included the free safety on its postseason list today.


Virginia Tech joins 11 ACC teams in bowls

Florida State’s selection as the No. 3 seed in inaugural College Football Playoff highlighted a Sunday in which 11 of the 14 ACC football members were chosen to participate in postseason bowl games.