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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.


JMU dismisses junior guard Andre Nation

JMU basketball coach Matt Brady announced Wednesday that he has dismissed guard Andre Nation (Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian School) from the program, effective immediately.


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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.


VMI baseball announces staff moves

Former Western Kentucky volunteer assistant Casey Dykes has been named the newest full-time assistant coach for VMI baseball. In addition, pitching coach Travis Beazley has been promoted to associate head coach.


UVA soccer’s Morgan Brian repeats at MAC Hermann Trophy winner

UVA senior midfielder Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) was named the winner of the 2014 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy during Friday’s banquet in St. Louis.


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.


Jon Freeman named VMI men’s soccer coach

Jon Freeman has been named the 10th head coach for the Virginia Military Institute men’s soccer program in an announcement made Monday afternoon by athletic director Dave Diles.


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.


Challenging schedule awaits JMU softball in 2015

James Madison Head Coach Mickey Dean announced the 2015 softball schedule Friday, featuring 21 home games and a total of 15 games against NCAA Tournament teams, including last year’s national runner-up, Alabama.


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Richmond releases Spider name choices

The University of Richmond athletic department has announced the five name candidates for the men’s basketball team’s live spider mascot. Fans will now have the opportunity to vote on their favorite name for the only spider mascot in NCAA Division I athletics.


More impressive win than Harvard? UVA challenged, rallies, passes Davidson test

Last week’s 76-27 evisceration of a good Harvard squad got the nation’s attention on third-ranked UVA. The 83-72 Virginia win on Tuesday over a game Davidson squad won’t get nearly as much attention, but it was more impressive.


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Former Richmond Spider #basketball player Darien Brothers signs In Spain

Former Richmond Spider Darien Brothers has signed to play with Spanish team, Ourense Termal, in Ourense, Spain.


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Two UVA teams ready to make run for national titles?

The fifth-ranked UVA basketball team is already 11 games into its march toward the NCAA Tournament. This week, the Virginia baseball team, still a few weeks away from the start of its season, was ranked third in the preseason Collegiate Baseball poll.


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Louisville’s Rozier, Duke’s Okafor honored as ACC basketball players of the week

Louisville sophomore guard Terry Rozier has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor was selected the ACC Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season in a vote by a select media panel.


UVA ranked #3 in Collegiate Baseball preseason poll

Third-ranked UVA leads seven Atlantic Coast Conference baseball teams in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s preseason poll, tied for the most from any conference.


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Scott German: UVA dominance built on defense

The Tony Bennett era at Virginia is in its sixth season. From his introductory press conference in April 2009, the emphasis,of UVA basketball has been the striving for defensive perfection.


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Game Notes: #6 UVA basketball dominates Harvard

Harvard’s one first-half field goal Sunday at UVA tied the NCAA record for fewest made field goals in a half in the shot clock era (Savannah State, one second-half field goal at Kansas State on Jan. 7, 2008)


Statement game: UVA puts college basketball on notice

Top-ranked Kentucky put up a 24-0 run and led 41-7 at the half in beating UCLA 83-44 on Saturday. On Sunday, #6 UVA came out of the gate against Harvard up 30-4, led 39-8 at the break and won 76-27.


CM Punk Rules: How UFC will make money with The Best in the World

CM Punk and Dana White aren’t doing business with any plans for their UFC experiment to fail, and there’s a way to make sure that it doesn’t fail.


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UVA releases 2015 men’s lacrosse schedule

UVA men’s lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia announced the team’s 2015 schedule today. The challenging slate features 13 games, including seven home contests at Klöckner Stadium.


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UVA men’s soccer brings home national title with PKs win over UCLA

The UVA men’s soccer team earned the NCAA championship over UCLA Sunday afternoon following a penalty-kick shootout in front of 8,015 fans at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.


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Morgan Brian named finalist for MAC Hermann Trophy

UVA senior midfielder Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) was named one of the three women’s finalists for the 2014 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy.


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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.