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Why is everybody dumping on Robert Griffin III?

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is this generation’s Ryan Leaf, the second pick behind a once-in-a-generation QB going bust. Except that he’s not Ryan Leaf, or anything close to it.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Monday. The Redskins (4-12) concluded the 2014 NFL season with a 44-17 loss to NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.


#3 UVA basketball closes out nonconference schedule vs. Davidson

No. 3 UVA (11-0) closes out non-conference regular season action against Davidson (9-1) on Tuesday, Dec. 30. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 6 p.m. The game is sold out.


UVA basketball moves up to #3 in both national polls

UVA basketball, off to its first 11-0 start since 1992-1993, moved up two spots to #3 in the AP and coaches polls on Monday.


Press Conference: Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett talks with reporters after the Cowboys’ 44-17 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.


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UVA women’s basketball falls to Davidson, 67-57

The UVA women’s basketball team (9-3) lost at home for the first time this season, falling 67-57 to Davidson (4-8) in the first day of the Cavalier Classic Presented by Holiday Inn University Area tournament at John Paul Jones Arena.


Snow threatens weekend travel in Northwest, North Central

AccuWeather reports two storms will produce areas of snow in the Pacific Northwest and part of the North Central states this weekend.


Eat less and move more: The secret to losing weight, changing your life

People ask me all the time, How did you do it? This time last year, I weighed in at 275 pounds. I’m down to 177 as I write this, just short of 100 pounds off that high, or depending on your perspective, that low, low point.


Military Bowl Preview: Can Virginia Tech close out another winning season?

Virginia Tech kept its bowl streak alive with a 24-20 win over UVA a month ago on Black Friday. But another streak is on the line Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Military Bowl: 21 straight winning seasons for the Hokies, dating back to the start of the bowl streak in 1993.


Storm threatens Christmas Eve travel

AccuWeather reports a storm bringing heavy rain, fog, thunderstorms, a swath of snow and travel delays will converge on the Northeast, Midwest and South leading up to Christmas.


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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.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Redskins (4-11) host the Dallas Cowboys (11-4) on Sunday.


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ODU basketball holds off William and Mary rally, wins 69-62

The William and Mary men’s basketball team dropped a 69-62 decision in its final game before the Christmas Holiday at Old Dominion, 69-62, on Monday night.


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Paid family leave: An employee benefit that benefits employers

Employers might want to provide paid family leave, but feel that the business can’t afford to. Luckily there is a solution. Just over one year ago, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the FAMILY Act that would create a national paid family leave insurance program.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Sunday. The Redskins (4-11) defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24 on Saturday.


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Freezing Rain Advisory in Shenandoah Valley, Central Virginia Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro and into Rockingham, Albemarle and Nelson for Monday morning.


Press Conference: UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 76-27 win over Harvard on Sunday.


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Game Notes: #6 UVA basketball hosts Harvard on Sunday

No. 6 UVA (10-0) continues its three-game homestand with a non-conference game against Harvard (7-1) on Sunday, Dec. 21. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 12 p.m. The game is sold out.


Where’s Rudolph? Christmas Eve storm threatens two dozen states

AccuWeather reports a storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create major travel delays, both on the roads and at airports.


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Virginia Tech training strengthens universities in Iraqi Kurdistan

When a university group from Iraq’s northern Kurdish region traveled to study at Virginia Tech this past summer, their home was at peace.


UVA overcomes exam break rust in win over tough Cleveland State squad

Sixth-ranked UVA missed 11 of its first 17 shots from the field and had just 16 points up on the scoreboard 14 minutes in. The defense apparently didn’t take an exam break.


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Allen’s second half propels Richmond Spiders to victory

Terry Allen scored 17 second-half points to propel the Richmond Spiders to a 65-54 victory over South Alabama in the second game of the Gotham Classic at the Robins Center.


#6 UVA bumps, grinds Cleveland State, 70-54

Sixth-ranked UVA opened the game on a 16-4 run and ground Cleveland State from there in posting a 70-54 win on Thursday at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.


Miami (Ohio) takes down Shaq-less Longwood, 71-60

Miami (Ohio) sharpshooter Will Sullivan had a quiet night. Geovonie McKnight and Eric Washington didn’t. Three nights after hitting 5-of-10 three-pointers against Wright State, Sullivan took a backseat to McKnight and Washington who matched each other with 19 points apiece to lead the RedHawks (3-7) to a 71-60 win over Longwood.


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Senior Erik Copes leaves George Mason basketball team

Senior Erik Copes has decided to leave the George Mason men’s basketball program for personal reasons, announced head coach Paul Hewitt.


Game Notes: #6 UVA basketball returns to action on Thursday vs. Cleveland State

The sixth-ranked UVA basketball team (9-0) returns from its 12-day exam break vs. Cleveland State (5-5) in non-conference action on Thursday, Dec. 18. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Redskins (3-11) host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-5) on Saturday.


Fishburne varsity basketball falls to North Cross

The defending VIC Division II champions played as they should at home on Monday night, topping Fishburne’s Caissons 70-59.


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Virginia Tech helped hatch modern turkey industry

A.L. Dean was much more interested in birds such as warblers and robins than he was in turkeys when he was the head of the Department of Poultry Science at Virginia Tech in the 1920s.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Monday. The Redskins (3-11) lost to the New York Giants, 24-13, on Sunday.


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Richmond defense shuts down Howard in 54-41 win

The Richmond defense shut down Howard in the second half en route to a 54-41 win in the first game of the Gotham Classic at the Robins Center.


Saving our soils and climate with biochar

Biochar is a naturally occurring, fine-grained, highly porous form of charcoal derived from the process of baking biomass—and it’s been associated with fertile soils for some two thousand years.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Friday. The Redskins (3-10) play the New York Giants (4-9) in NFL action on Sunday.


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Use of force against ISIL provisions pass Senate Foreign Relations Committee

An Authorization for Use of Military Force against ISIL, including key limitations on ground troops and duration advocated by U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Thursday. The Redskins (3-10) play the New York Giants (4-9) in NFL action on Sunday


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Tim Kaine applauds federal preschool expansion grant

Tim Kaine comments on a grant that will allow Virginia to increase the number of children served in state-funded preschool programs by 17 percent.


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Virginia House Republican leaders propose $100 gift cap

Virginia House of Delegates Republican leaders on Wednesday proposed a $100 gift cap on both tangible and intangible gifts.


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College rape culture: One in five? Or more like one in 40?

It almost seems hyperinflated, the statistic that we hear cited about how one in five women who go to college are raped at some point during their time on their campus.


Navy blitzes VMI basketball, 84-66

The Navy Midshipmen closed the game on a 12-2 run and held the VMI Keydets to 23 second half points en route to an 84-66 win in non-conference basketball action Tuesday night in Annapolis, Md.


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Craig Littlepage: Winning not important with UVA football

UVA athletics director Craig Littlepage may lose the last few supporters he has with his perspective on the importance of wins and losses with his department’s signature program.