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UVA Hoops Mount Rushmore: Malcolm Brogdon?

You got four spots for fatheads on the UVA Hoops Mount Rushmore. Buzzy Wilkinson and Ralph Sampson are locks. is there room for Malcolm Brogdon?


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#2 UVA basketball: And there’s room for improvement for Cavs?

UVA has hit a new high in the post-Ralph Sampson years with the #2 rankings in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls this week. But is there actually room for improvement for the Cavs?


UVA basketball rises to #2 in AP, USA Today polls

UVA basketball is ranked #2 in the national polls for the first time since, yes, Ralph Sampson.


Preview: #8 UVA basketball opens 2014-2015 at JMU

On paper, the season opener for eighth-ranked UVA basketball at in-state rival JMU on Friday isn’t much of a game.


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.


Marco’s Authentic Italian Pizza partnering with UVA great Ralph Sampson

WC Global Restaurant Partners LLC is a joint venture of WC Global Franchise Partners LLC and Tidewater Nutritional Discs LLC, and is led by NBA Hall of Famer Ralph Sampson, CEO of Winner’s Circle Enterprises.


Signed, sealed, delivered: UVA basketball fans can breathe easy

UVA Nation was beside itself in frustration as the weeks wore on without word of a contract extension for basketball coach Tony Bennett on the heels of only the second 30-win season and second ACC Tournament title in the program’s history in 2014.


Curry, Sampson highlight inductees in Virginia Sports Hall of Fame event

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame will be making a stop in Staunton for its annual Virginia Tour Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament will be held at the Club at Ironwood in Staunton, Virginia on Thursday, June 12.


UVa. coach Tony Bennett: Time to pay the man

Tony Bennett has finished five years at UVa., and has the basketball program back to form, form being where it was 20 years ago, when NCAA Tournament appearances were routine, Sweet 16s and Elite Eights were par for the course, and Final Fours were not uncommon.


What UVa. football, Mike London, can learn from UVa. basketball, Tony Bennett

Plenty of talk swirling around Wahoo Nation these days about what Mike London can learn from the success of the UVa. basketball program under Tony Bennett.


Build your winning team: The UVa. basketball blueprint

It didn’t take Coach K to put in perspective what Tony Bennett has been able to do in turning the UVa. basketball program around, but having a guy with four national championships and two Olympic gold medals to his credit pointing it out doesn’t hurt.


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#5 with a bullet: UVa. basketball up seven spots in AP poll

UVa. basketball might finally be getting some respect for its magical season. Virginia (25-5, 16-1 ACC), upon clinching the regular-season ACC title with a 75-56 plastering of then-#4 Syracuse on Saturday, rose seven spots in this week’s Associated Press Top 25, to #5.


Chris Graham: The Top 10 UVa. home basketball games post-Ralph Sampson

With the huge UVa.-Syracuse showdown looming, it seems a good time to look back at the biggest home games played in Charlottesville since Ralph Sampson played his last game in University Hall in 1983.


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Chris Graham: First 6-1 ACC start for UVa. since … when, again?

Think back to the last time UVa. basketball was 6-1 in the ACC. No, not the 1994-1995 team that went to the Elite Eight. That seems to be the year that a lot of us remember, because it was only 19 years ago, and that team did win a share of the ACC regular-season title.


Streaking UVa. cruises to 65-45 win over Virginia Tech

UVa. led by 17 at the half and cruised from there to a 65-45 win over in-state rival Virginia Tech on Saturday in ACC action. The win pushes the ‘Hoos to a 6-1 start in the ACC for the first time since Ralph Sampson’s senior season in 1982-1983.


Sampson inducted into Hall of Fame

Former UVa. basketball star Ralph Sampson was enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., Friday night.


Sampson to be inducted into College Hall of Fame

Former Virginia standout Ralph Sampson will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Nov. 20 at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City. Sampson is the first Virginia player to be selected for induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. The eight-member induction class, which was announced on Feb. 28, […]


Sampson named to Hall of Fame

Former Virginia standout Ralph Sampson is one of eight members of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame’s induction class of 2011. Sampson is the first Virginia player to be selected for induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction class, which was announced on Monday (Feb. 28), includes players Chris Mullin, […]


Remember when UVa. basketball meant something?

It’s been a long, long time since Virginia basketball was relevant. But remember those days? When UVa. was 50-2 at home during the Ralph Sampson era? When Final Fours seemed a distinct possibility every November, and if the ‘Hoos didn’t win a game or two in March Madness something seemed wrong with the world?