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Michigan State loss means everything, and nothing, to top seed UVA

Ding, dong, Michigan State is dead, meaning everybody but the UVA homers can count their brackets busted.

Breaking down the Elite Eight: Any upsets in the making?

Sixty-eight is now down to an Elite Eight. Some usual suspects (Kentucky, Wisconsin, Duke, Arizona, Gonzaga), a couple unexpected (Notre Dame, Louisville, Michigan State). How does it all shake out by the end of the night Sunday?

The broken pinky that turned UVA basketball’s season

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett had a choice forced upon him by a random contact between hand and pinky finger six weeks prior.

Press Conference: UVA after upset loss to Michigan State in NCAA Tournament

UVA coach Tony Bennett and players Justin Anderson and Malcolm Brogdon talk with reporters after the Cavs’ upset loss to Michigan State in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

Press Conference: Michigan State after upset win over UVA in NCAA Tournament

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and players Branden Dawson, Travis Trice and Denzel Valentine talk with reporters after the Spartans’ upset win over UVA in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

Second round and done: Bitter end to another UVA basketball season

It was the worst time, obviously, for #2 seed UVA to play its worst game of the season. Virginia (30-4) trailed Michigan State 15-4 barely five minutes in, shot 26.7 percent in the first half, 29.8 percent for the game, and despite hanging around just never could get enough going either offensively or, surprisingly, on the defensive end.

#2 UVA season ends with Michigan State again

Seventh seed Michigan State opened the game on a 15-4 run, and #2 seed UVA never recovered, and the Spartans went on to upset the Cavs, 60-54, in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday.

GameDay Blog: #2 UVA vs. #7 Michigan State in NCAA Tournament

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will be courtside at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte for Sunday’s third-round NCAA Tournament game between #2 seed UVA (30-3) and #7 seed Michigan State (24-11).

UVA Pack-Line showing holes of late?

UVA hangs its hat and hinges its fortunes on its vaunted Pack-Line defense. Which has been anything but vaunted of late.

Press Conference: Michigan State talks matchup with UVA in NCAA Tournament

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and players Branden Dawson, Travis Trice and Denzel Valentine talk with reporters on the eve of the Spartans’ NCAA Tournament matchup with #2 East Regional seed UVA.

Video: Breakdown of UVA path in East Regional

UVA finds itself as a #2 seed in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament. ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel is joined by former UNC player Jason Capel to break down a potential third round matchup with Michigan State, who the Cavaliers lost to a year ago in the Sweet 16.

UVA Road to the Final Four: Breaking down the Charlotte bracket in the East Regional

For weeks, UVA basketball seemed destined for the East Regional, a road to the Final Four that would take the Cavs first to Charlotte, then to Syracuse.


Video: Pitt introduces new football coach Pat Narduzzi

The Pitt Panthers introduced new head football coach Pat Narduzzi at a press conference Friday. Narduzzi comes to the Panthers from Michigan State, where he served as defensive coordinator for eight years.

Fuel to the fire: No respect for defending ACC champ UVA

UVA basketball fans might have worried that the program might be due a letdown after a breakthrough 2013-2014 season. What coach Tony Bennett asks his players to do is hard.

Barclays for the holiday: UVA basketball returns to New York City

New York City hasn’t been kind to UVA basketball the past couple of years. The 2012-2013 Cavs were booked for a trip to Madison Square Garden as part of the Preseason NIT, but were upset in the early rounds of the tournament and missed out on the trip.

Dr. Elaine Richardson to speak at Bridgewater College on how education changed her life

From a life of human trafficking and drugs to one as an award-winning college professor and recording artist – that’s the story Elaine Richardson will share Friday, Sept.5, at 8 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. The event is free and open to the public.

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UVA women’s soccer downs VCU 5-0 in exhibition

The third-ranked UVA women’s soccer team concluded its preseason schedule Monday with a 5-0 exhibition victory over VCU at Klöckner Stadium.

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UVA women’s soccer hosts VCU in preseason finale on Monday

The third-ranked UVA women’s soccer team will conclude its preseason schedule Monday as it hosts VCU at Klöckner Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m. and admission is free.

UVA women’s soccer defeats Michigan State, 2-1, in exhibition

The third-ranked UVA women’s soccer team opened its 2014 season Friday with a 2-1 victory over Michigan State in an exhibition contest at Myles Kimmerly Park.


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.


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.


ODU’s Antonio Vaughan named to Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Old Dominion University senior Antonio Vaughan has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2014 Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, the award committee announced on Monday.

UVa. basketball stuck with Maryland in 2014 ACC/Big 10 Challenge

The 16th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, played over three days from December 1-3, will be highlighted by an expanded format of 14 games – two more than previous Challenges.

UVa.’s Teven Jones: Not going anywhere?

Rising junior point guard Teven Jones seemed very much noncommittal about his future at UVa. following the Cavs’ 61-59 loss to Michigan State in the Sweet 16 Friday night in Madison Square Garden.

High ticket prices at Madison Square Garden: Was it a Cavalanche?

Tickets for Friday’s Sweet 16 games at Madison Square Garden in New York were going for $600 and up on StubHub. From the looks at StubHub Sunday morning, with more than 1,200 tickets still available at a fraction of what they were going for Friday night, it may be that we can attribute the high prices for Friday to a Cavalanche.