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UVA football adds Dave Borbely, Chris Beatty to coaching staff

UVA football head coach Mike London announced today the hiring of Dave Borbely as the offensive line coach and Chris Beatty as the running backs coach.


Virginia Tech AD confirms Frank Beamer to return for 2015

Virginia Tech athletics director Whit Babcock issued a statement on Saturday to announce that football coach Frank Beamer will return for the 2015 season.


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AFP editor Chris Graham talks football, ACC basketball on Florida radio station

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham was a guest on “The Mark Moses Show” on 95.9-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla., on Wednesday talking sports.


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Old Dominion tops Florida Atlantic on last-second field goal, 31-28

Satchel Ziffer kicked a 27-yard field goal with no time left as Old Dominion defeated Florida Atlantic 31-28 to win three-straight to end the regular season.


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UVA football honored by AFCA for graduation rate

The UVA football team was one of 61 institutions recognized this week by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) for graduating at least 75 percent or more of their football student-athletes.


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JMU football is playoff bound: UVA could learn a lesson there

Is the problem at UVA lack of talent on the roster? The recruiting numbers would suggest, as they did at this time last year with respect to JMU, no.


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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

ODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with reporters on Monday.


UVA kicker Ian Frye named semifinalist for Lou Groza Award

Virginia Cavaliers placekicker Ian Frye was named one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award presented by the Orange Bowl, was announced Thursday by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.


JMU Nation wants FBS: Whether it makes sense or not

One thing has been made clear to me the past couple of days: a small, but vocal, portion of the JMU sports fan base wants to see the Dukes football program move up to FBS.


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Game Notes: UVA football at Georgia Tech in ACC matchup

Virginia Cavaliers football heads to Atlanta Saturday to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the first of two consecutive road ACC games for the Cavaliers. The game will be televised on ESPNU.


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ACC teams continue to set high graduation success rate standard

The Atlantic Coast Conference’s presence in the forefront of academic success was demonstrated once again in the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rates (GSR) released today.


JMU athletics looks forward: Let’s hope it doesn’t include effort to go FBS

James Madison University is working with CarrSports Consulting on the development of a comprehensive athletics strategic plan that is expected to be ready for public review in early 2015.


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Game Notes: UVA football hosts UNC in South’s oldest football rivalry

UVA and North Carolina will meet for the 119th time in the South’s Oldest Rivalry, a series that was first played in 1892. The Cavaliers have faced the Tar Heels more than any other school (118) in program history.


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Liberty outlasts Appalachian State in OT, 55-48

An old-fashioned shootout was ended on a defensive play in overtime, allowing Liberty to claim a 55-48 victory over Appalachian State, Saturday afternoon, during Homecoming weekend at Kidd Brewer Stadium.


UVA football midterm grades: Is an A possible?

A critic of Mike London commenting on Augusta Free Press this week pointed to the anemic offensive efficiency rating for the UVA offense in the ESPN Football Power Index. Yikes, yeah, 89th in the country among the 128 FBS teams. That’s bad, beyond bad.


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Liberty football ranked in both national FCS polls

Following their third win in a row, Liberty’s football program is back in both FCS national polls, which were released earlier today.


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ODU Football News and Notes: Vaughan, D.J. Simon honored

ODU senior Antonio Vaughan was named the College Football Performance Awards National Punt Returner of the Week, the CFPA announced on Tuesday.


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Game Notes: ODU football at Rice

Old Dominion University football travels to defending Conference USA Champion Rice, on Saturday Sept. 20 as the Monarchs take on the Owls in their first C-USA game in school history.


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William and Mary football moves up in FCS rankings

After earning a 29-14 victory against Norfolk State in its home opener on Saturday, the William and Mary football team moved up in both major Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls this week.


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ODU Football Notebook: Series with UMass announced, recruiting news

Old Dominion University football and the University of Massachusetts have reached a two-year home and home agreement beginning in 2016 with the Minutemen visiting Norfolk while ODU returns to UMass in 2017.


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ODU vs. Eastern Michigan football game preview

Old Dominion University football hosts Eastern Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 13 in the first FBS home game in school history.


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William and Mary football moves up in FCS national rankings

After earning a 42-14 victory at Hampton on Saturday, the William and Mary football team moved up in both major Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls this week.


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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

ODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with reporters at his weekly press conference. The Monarchs host Eastern Michigan on Saturday.


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Emotional roller-coaster for former UVA QBs at Richmond

Michael Strauss definitely wanted Saturday’s game. The former UVA backup, now starting, and excelling, as a second-year starting quarterback at Richmond, felt like he had a lot to prove bringing his Spiders in to play against his old teammates and the coach who first recruited him, Mike London.


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Bowling Green blasts VMI, 48-7

The Bowling Green Falcons returned one punt for a touchdown and blocked another for a score, en route to a 48-7 win over the VMI Keydets Saturday in Bowling Green, Ohio.


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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

ODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with reporters on Monday. The Monarchs travel to NC State to play on Saturday.


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Third-quarter mad rush lifts UNC to 56-29 win over Liberty

No. 23 North Carolina erased a third quarter Liberty lead by scoring 28 points during a four-minute span, allowing the Tar Heels to open the 2014 season with a 56-29 win over Liberty, Saturday evening, at Kenan Stadium.


What’s at stake for UVA football on Saturday vs. #7 UCLA

We’ll have a sense of UVA football coach Mike London’s job security somewhere around 3:15 p.m. Eastern on Saturday.


Virginia Tech extends Frank Beamer contract through 2018-2019

Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.


JMU football coach Everett Withers talks Maryland

JMU football will open a new era under first-year head coach Everett Withers Saturday when he takes the Dukes to College Park. Md., to face the newest member of the Big Ten in the Maryland Terrapins.


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Press Conference: Liberty football coach Turner Gill

Liberty Flames Head Football Coach Turner Gill held his first weekly press conference of the season today in the Donor Room of the Williams Football Operations Center.


Is Virginia Tech vulnerable in William and Mary season opener?

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer made official over the weekend what a lot of us thought was inevitable in naming Texas Tech transfer Michael Brewer the starting quarterback for the Hokies’ opener with William and Mary this weekend.


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William and Mary preps for season opener at Virginia Tech

The No. 19/22 William and Mary football team will open the 2014 season when it plays at Virginia Tech this Saturday at 4 p.m.


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ODU releases ‘Taylor’s Tally’ page to promote Taylor Heinicke for national awards

ODU has officially released the “Taylor’s Tally” page on ODUSports.com to promote senior quarterback Taylor Heinicke for national awards.


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ODU football’s Taylor Heinicke named to Manning Award Watch List

ODU quarterback Taylor Heinicke was named to the Manning Award Watch List on Thursday.


Why go 3-4? JMU coach Everett Withers explains his rationale

Among the first things that Everett Withers did upon getting the JMU football job was switch from the 4-3 defensive front to the 3-4. There’s a lot more to the change than reversing the numbers, of course. Withers feels the 3-4 is perfect for a I-AA program like James Madison because it enables him and his staff to be creative in recruiting.


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Ohio State looms large on Virginia Tech football schedule

The date has been circled on the calendars of Virginia Tech football fans since it was announced. Sept. 6, 2014, Virginia Tech at Ohio State. Turns out the date is looming large on the minds of Hokie players, too.


Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher talks business

A reporter at the ACC Football Kickoff this week was trying to put Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher on the spot about the money being spent on upgrades to the program’s football facilities.


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ODU QB Taylor Heinicke named to Davey O’Brien Award Watch List

ODU quarterback Taylor Heinicke was named to the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List, the award committee announced on Wednesday.


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ODU QB Taylor Heinicke named to Maxwell Award Watch List

Old Dominion University quarterback Taylor Heinicke was named to the 2014 Maxwell Award Watch List given to the College Football Player of the Year by the Maxwell Club.