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UVA tennis star Ryan Shane wins NCAA singles championship

UVA junior Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) concluded his season Monday by capturing the 2015 NCAA Men’s Singles Championship. Shane, the No. 8 seed, rallied from down a set and a break to defeat seventh-seeded Noah Rubin of Wake Forest 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-1 at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center on the campus of Baylor University.


UVA soccer All-American Eric Bird selected 41st Overall in MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union

UVA soccer midfielder Eric Bird (Sr., Virginia Beach, Va.) was selected by the Philadelphia Union in the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Thursday (Jan. 15). A second-round selection, Bird was the 41st overall pick.


Sarah Keller named assistant director of athletic academic services at VMI

Sarah Keller has been hired as VMI’s Assistant Director of Athletic Academic Services. Keller will work primarily with VMI’s Olympic sports.


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Liberty, JMU ranked in final FCS poll

Following the program’s first-ever NCAA FCS Playoff appearance and victory, Liberty has finished the season ranked No. 17 in the final Sports Network and FCS Coaches polls.


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Playoffs! Getting ready for big NFL weekend, college football title game

It’s moving weekend in the NFL playoffs, with four scintillating divisional-round matchups, capped by the 2015 college football national championship game pitting #2 Oregon and #4 Ohio State.


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How many years does Bob McDonnell face in next week’s sentencing?

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be sentenced next week on convictions in his 2014 corruption trial. The one-time rising Republican star faces a decade in prison, but will McDonnell really get that much time? AFP editor Chris Graham and host Jim Bresnahan discuss the McDonnell sentencing on WREL-1450AM.


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Kick ‘em while they’re up: UCLA coach insists Bruins were ‘better team’

The “better team” lost on Sunday. That’s what UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo was selling after his Bruins fell to UVA in the national championship game on Sunday in penalty kicks.


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UVA men’s soccer advances to NCAA championship game

The UVA men’s soccer team advanced to the national championship game with a 1-0 victory over UMBC Friday in the semifinals of the NCAA College Cup.


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UVA men’s soccer battles UMBC Friday in NCAA College Cup Semifinals

The UVA men’s soccer team matches up with UMBC at 5 p.m. Friday (Dec. 12) in the semifinals of the NCAA College Cup, hosted at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.


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#4 UVA women’s soccer advances to national championship game

The fourth-ranked UVA women’s soccer team advanced to its first NCAA Women’s College Cup final with a 3-1 semifinal victory over fifth-ranked Texas A&M Friday night at FAU Stadium.


JMU football earns playoff berth, will host Liberty on Saturday

The No. 15 JMU football team will host Big South Conference champion Liberty in the 2014 NCAA FCS Football Championship, the committee announced this morning.


Longwood cross country coach leaves cancer in her wake in pursuit of triathlon glory

Longwood cross country coach Catherine Hanson is a triathlon minimalist and proud of it. Where others wear wetsuits, Hanson wears her singlet.


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#3 UVA men’s soccer defeats #18 UAB, 2-1

The third-ranked UVA men’s soccer team rallied with a pair of second-half goals to down No. 18 UAB, 2-1, Sunday afternoon in its final game at the Hurricane Classic, held at the Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium in Tulsa, Okla.


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UVA swimmers Smith, Bartholomew named to USA Swimming National Team

Two members of the UVA women’s swimming and diving team, junior Courtney Bartholomew and sophomore Leah Smith, have been named to the 2014-15 USA Swimming National Team roster.


JMU football continues road swing at Lehigh on Saturday

The JMU football team will be on the road for the second straight game to open the 2014 season, traveling to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to take on Lehigh. Both teams are receiving votes in the The Sports Network and FCS Coaches Polls.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Hokies will face eighth-ranked Ohio State 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.


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UVA field hockey picked sixth in preseason ACC poll

UVA freshman midfielder Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) was named to the 2014 Preseason All-ACC Field Hockey Team, as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday (Aug. 25).


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Bridgewater picked first in ODAC men’s cross country preseason poll

The Bridgewater College men’s cross country team landed the top seed on the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men’s Cross Country Preseason Poll after receiving 10 first place votes for a total of 100 points.


JMU field hockey’s West, Stijntjes named to 2014 Preseason All-CAA Team

Redshirt-junior midfielder Taylor West (Princess Anne, Md./Pocomoke) and junior back Loes Stijntjes (Steenokkerzeel, Belgium/Heilig Hartcollege) represented JMU field hockey on the 2014 Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association team, the league announced Thursday.


JMU field hockey picked fourth in preseason CAA poll

James Madison field hockey was selected to finish fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association this season, a vote by the league’s head coaches revealed Tuesday.


New Desso turf installed at James Madison Field Hockey Complex

When James Madison field hockey reports for preseason camp this week, the Dukes will be returning to a brand new turf and water system at the JMU Field Hockey Complex.


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Former UVA swimmer Matt McLean wins 200m free national championship

Former UVA swimming standout Matt McLean (Class of 2011) won the men’s 200-meter freestyle national title at the Phillips 66 National Championships Thursday (Aug. 7) at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex.


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UVA participating in College Colors Day Spirit Cup Competition

As part of the 10th annual College Colors Day celebration, the University of Virginia is participating in the Spirit Cup competition and is asking for participation from its fans.


Virginia Tech, and Frank Beamer, in unfamiliar underdog role

From the questions that were being asked, you’d think that Virginia Tech football was on a streak of losing seasons or something.