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UVA basketball remains at #3 in national polls

UVA basketball is holding steady in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls this week at #3.


Undervalued at #3: UVA still not getting respect on national stage

With UVA at #3 in the national polls, the writers who can be said to broadly cover the college basketball scene are being forced to acknowledge that the sun doesn’t rise and set in the ACC on an eight-mile stretch of highway between Durham and Chapel Hill anymore.


Badowski, Fisher go for 20+ in 90-79 Longwood double-OT win over Radford

Longwood (5-10, 1-1 Big South) knocked off Radford, 90-79, in double overtime Saturday in Willett Hall.


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Balanced offense leads George Mason past La Salle, 70-62

Behind four players each with 13 points, the George Mason men’s basketball team opened Atlantic 10 Conference play with a 70-62 victory over La Salle Saturday night in the Patriot Center.


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#3 UVA escapes Miami in 2 OTs, 89-80

London Perrantes scored a career-high 26 points, a Justin Anderson three with 12.1 seconds left in the first overtime gave third-ranked UVA new life, and the Cavs outscored upset-minded Miami 18-9 in the second OT to escape with an 89-80 win Saturday in Coral Gables, Fla.


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Randy Forbes: The one New Year’s goal our nation needs

At the beginning of a new year, we stand at the cusp of possibility. We have the chance for a fresh start. And though the start of the New Year may not bring with it a completely blank slate, it at least offers an opportunity to recalibrate.


Waynesboro YMCA debuts 40-and-over noon basketball

The Waynesboro YMCA is debuting a new 40-and-over noon basketball league on Tuesday, Jan. 6.


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#3 UVA basketball opens ACC play at Miami on Saturday

No. 3 UVA (12-0) opens ACC action at Miami (10-3) on Saturday, Jan. 3. Tipoff at BankUnited Center is set for 5:30 p.m.


Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. comes to Charlottesville Jan. 10

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the dreadlocked classic crooner vocalist who won season six of NBC Television’s America’s Got Talent, a $1 million grand prize, and a Columbia Records contract, will be performing in Charlottesville at Paramount Theater, at 215 East Main Street, at 8 p.m.


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164,884 people in Virginia selected 2015 Marketplace plans in the first month of open enrollment

According to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services this week, 164,884 people in Virginia selected plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace leading up to the December 15 deadline for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2015.


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Alabama-Ohio State: Another SEC-B1G mismatch?

We’ve seen this play out before. Ohio State runs through the Big Ten like a knife through melted butter, then matches up with an SEC team in the postseason, and turns into melted butter.


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Playoff Preview: Can Oregon run away from resilient Florida State?

Florida State almost seems to want you to get up big on them. Double digits? Psshaw. Two touchdowns? Three touchdowns? Don’t throw us in that briar patch.


George Washington holds off VMI rally, wins 80-60

A late 9-0 run broke open a single-digit contest and sent the George Washington Colonials past the VMI Keydets, 80-60, in non-conference men’s basketball action Tuesday at the Smith Center in Washington, D.C.


New Year’s Eve forecast: Arctic chill to close out 2014

AccuWeather reports those headed out to celebrate New Year’s Eve may want to bundle up as arctic air affects much of the nation.


Press Conference: UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett

UVA basketball Tony Bennett talks with reporters after the third-ranked Cavs’ 83-72 win over Davidson on Tuesday.


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.