Chris Graham

chris graham espnChris Graham, the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, an award-winning journalist and editor, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, and has covered Virginia politics since 1997.

An author of six books, Chris also co-wrote a book on the history of University of Virginia basketball, Mad About U: Four Decades of Basketball at University Hall, which was published in 2006.

Chris has covered University of Virginia sports since 1995, and is a commentator on ESPN3 college football and baseball broadcasts.

This fall, Chris will serve as the play-by-play voice on radio broadcasts for VMI football, marking his fourth season as a broadcaster for Keydets’ radio broadcasts.

He is a member of the Football Writers Assocation of America, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

From 2009-2014, Chris was the play-by-play voice of the Waynesboro Generals, a team competing in the Valley Baseball League, a premier college summer baseball league affiliated with Major League Baseball and the NCAA.

The former co-host of “ACC Nation,” a syndicated radio show that ran for four years, ending in 2007, Chris is currently a contributor to “The Mark Moses Show” on 95.9-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla.

Chris also served as a member of the creative team and on-air TV commentator for Awesome Wrestling Entertainment on AWE’s Night of the Legends live pay-per-view event in 2011.

Chris wrote a book on that experience, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, that was published in 2018.

He is also the former co-host of “Viewpoints” on WVPT, a weekly news affairs TV show that aired from 2016-2017.

 

Books by Chris Graham

The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever

Chris Graham offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the pro wrestling business in his new book, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, the inside story of the 2011 Night of Legends, a live pay-per-view event featuring stars including WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and The Rock ‘n Roll Express that was met with almost universally negative reviews.

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Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall, by Chris Graham and Patrick Hite, is a look at the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. From Barry Parkhill’s last-second shot to knock off No. 2 South Carolina to the struggles faced by coaches Barbara Kelly and Dan Bonner in the early years of UVa. women’s basketball to the excitement of the early 1980s in the House that Ralph Built to the move to JPJ – it’s all here.

 

 

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Blogcast w/Chris Graham: Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

- AFP editor Chris Graham muses on life, the issues of the day and whatever.
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Getting ready for the night race at Bristol: NASCAR Podcast

- Chris Graham and Rod Mullins talk NASCAR, with a focus on the week leading up to the big night race at Bristol.
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The Blogcast Podcast: Tuesday, Aug. 14

- Chris Graham talks in today's Blogcast Podcast about the Red Hen, Bo Time, Bobby Goodlatte, and white privilege.
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UVA hoops alum Devon Hall to Australia: Podcast

- Chris Graham breaks down the decision of UVA basketball alum Devon Hall to sign with the NBL.
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Breaking down Devon Hall decision to sign in Australia

- At first glance, it might seem odd to see UVA alum Devon Hall signing a pro contract in Australia, seemingly passing on the NBA.
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Blogcast w/Chris Graham: Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

- AFP editor Chris Graham muses on life, the issues of the day and whatever.
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Bobby Goodlatte backing Democrat Jennifer Lewis for father’s seat

- Bobby Goodlatte, son of retiring Sixth District Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte, is backing Democrat Jennifer Lewis in the midterm election, tweeting that 2018 is the “year to flip districts.”
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Blogcast w/Chris Graham: Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

- AFP editor Chris Graham muses on life, the issues of the day and whatever.
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Turn the fork in the Nats, who are done

- Max Scherzer has given up one run on seven hits in 14 innings in his last two starts, striking out 17 and walking two. The Nats’ record over those two games: 0-2.
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Trump, the NFL, the anthem: How this plays out

- Every single NFL player is on the sidelines for the anthem. President Trump, the Tweeter-in-Chief, still not impressed.
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2018 VMI Football Preview: Podcast

- Chris Graham previews the 2018 VMI football team, breaking down the Keydets roster. Featuring interviews with coach Scott Wachenheim, senior cornerback Riuq Trotman, and QBs Austin Coulling and Reece Udinski.
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Winter weather forecast for UVA football coming Sept. 15

- Is it another cold December for UVA football? Maybe a slightly warmer trip to the Mid-South? Holidays at home by the fire? The weather forecast becomes clearer once we’re done with Ohio U.
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Youth movement fuels optimism for VMI football in 2018

- VMI football coach Scott Wachenheim, out of necessity, oversaw a youth movement in 2017, playing 30 true and redshirt freshman.
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I’m officially done with Twitter

- I’ve been threatening to do this for a few months, but today, finally pulled the trigger, on Twitter.
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Chase wins at The Glen: NASCAR Podcast

- Chris Graham and Rod Mullins talk NASCAR, breaking down Chase Elliott's win at Watkins Glen, examining the latest on the Brian France story, and looking ahead to Michigan.
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How will the UVA defense look in 2018?

- The UVA defense made great strides in 2017, but the ‘Hoos lose linebacker Micah Kiser, safety Quin Blanding and defensive lineman Andrew Brown from that group.
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Fight fire with fire: Or starve it of oxygen

- I wrote this last year, and I think it needs reinforcing: that if we’d just ignore the white power losers when they have their little rallies, they’d just go away.
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Preview: VMI football looks to get back on track in 2018

- VMI football went winless in 2017, after a pair of promising seasons in coach Scott Wachenheim’s opening two campaigns, including a 3-9 finish in 2016 that featured a pair of last-second losses and a nailbiter with No. 5 The Citadel.
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Another rainbow flag story

- I wrote a while back about my wife and I replacing the American flag on our front porch with a rainbow flag after the events of Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville.
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Deep State, Superhero Trump: Secrets

- I’m an enemy of the people. Have been since 1995. Also, I’m fully weaponized by the CIA. Yep, Deep State, they own me.
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Milwaukee: And the next level change in baseball coming with defensive shifts

- A lot is being made of Milwaukee’s additions of Mike Moustakas and Jonathan Schoop to an already-crowded infield that has been among the best defensive units in baseball.
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Tony Bennett challenges UVA hoops with 2018-2019 non-conference schedule

- Gotta like UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett for scheduling aggressively for 2018-2019.
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Photo IDs, groceries: Washington, totally out of touch

- Donald Trump thinks you need to show a photo ID to buy groceries, which, par for the course there.
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Chris Graham talks UVA hoops: Podcast

- Chris Graham talks UVA basketball: focusing on the 2018-2019 nonconference schedule, and Ty Jerome at the CP3 Elite Guard Camp.
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Valley Auto Group GM gifts $100K in scholarships to Fishburne Military School

- Fishburne Military School helped Scott Simons by giving him a place for his non-profit youth-football program to play home games. Then Simons, the managing partner and general manager of Valley Auto Group, found a way to repay the favor.
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Getting you ready for Watkins Glen: NASCAR Podcast

- Chris Graham and Rod Mullins break down Kyle Busch's win at Pocono, talk some off-track news involving Bubba Wallace, then get you ready for Watkins Glen this weekend.
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Medicare for All: Saving trillions, with a t-

- You’ve read about the Koch-funded analysis that found the increasingly popular Medicare for All costing an estimated $32 trillion – with a t- – over 10 years.
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Activist faces uphill battle in rural 25th

- What works on cable TV debate shows doesn’t work in the real world. A self-styled local activist making noise about running for the House of Delegates will soon find that out.
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Buy or sell? Washington Nationals face Bryce Harper dilemma

- The Washington Nationals, with arguably the deepest roster in the National League, are under .500, and six games back of the upstart Philadelphia Phillies, with the trade deadline looming.
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The media is losing the battle, and the war, with Trump

- The Trump administration doesn’t like the media, and seem intent on making it hard for reporters to do their jobs.