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.

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.

 

 

Podcasts

 

 

The Latest

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Virginia Tech Basketball: Time to start worrying?

- It’s been a while, but Virginia Tech basketball fans know, from past experience, not to take NCAA Tournament bids for granted.
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UVA Basketball: Has Kihei Clark jumped the shark?

- Two very odd statlines for UVA freshman guard Kihei Clark the past two Big Mondays.
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Amy Klobuchar is wrong on Medicare for All

- There’s a lot to be upset at Amy Klobuchar for. Add her nonsense thoughts on Medicare for All to the list.
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Chris Graham, Scott German break down UVA-Virginia Tech: Podcast

- Chris Graham and Scott German talk you through #3 UVA's 64-58 win at #20 Virginia Tech.
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Inside the Numbers: Woo, those UVA turnovers

- You don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, sure, but, man, #3 UVA needs to clean up those turnovers.
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UVA Basketball: Third-ranked ‘Hoos win at #20 Virginia Tech

- #3 UVA toughed out a 64-58 win at #20 Virginia Tech in rowdy Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg Monday night.
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Chris Graham Talks UVA-Tech Hoops, Snow, WWE: Podcast

- Chris Graham gets you ready for tonight's UVA-Virginia Tech Big Monday ACC clash. Then there's the foot of snow that's on the way, news from WWE Elimination Chamber, and musings on Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.
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Inside the Numbers: UVA struggles, again, against zone

- Duke, you may remember, took control in its first matchup with UVA by mixing in zone in the final 10 minutes, limiting the ‘Hoos to 4-of-15 shooting down the stretch.
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Chris Graham, Scott German break down UVA-Notre Dame: Video

- Chris Graham and Scott German, after a visit to the defibrillator in JPJ, can now talk about UVA's 60-54 win over Notre Dame.
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UVA basketball: #4 ‘Hoos hold off Notre Dame, 60-54

- Notre Dame coach Mike Brey kept his outmanned Irish team in it at #4 UVA, but the ‘Hoos had just enough – just enough – to hold on for a 60-54 win.
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Live Coverage: #4 UVA hosts Notre Dame in ACC Saturday Hoops

- Chris Graham leads our live coverage from JPJ as #4 UVA (21-2, 9-2 ACC) hosts Notre Dame (13-11, 3-8 ACC) in ACC men’s basketball action Saturday. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 2 p.m. on Raycom.

Chris Graham, Jerry Carter talk Duke, UVA, ACC hoops: Podcast

- Chris Graham and Jerry Carter talk about an exciting week in ACC basketball: the Duke-Virginia game last weekend, UVA's win at UNC, Duke's comeback at Louisville, more.
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Road signs in Waynesboro discouraging money to panhandlers

- Signs up now at intersections across Waynesboro are discouraging motorists from giving money to people standing in highway medians.
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So, Tony Bennett hasn’t said no? That’s what you got?

- Some guy told a guy who writes for a blog that is either associated, or not, with the New York Times, Gonzaga, not sure, anyway, he says Tony Bennett hasn’t yet said no to UCLA.
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Unfair: Duke adds yet another dimension

- Duke didn’t need to reveal itself to have an even higher ceiling. After adding threes in its 13-for-21 effort from long-range in its win at Virginia last week, the Blue Devils now have in their bag of tricks the press.