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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WWE: Why I’m not watching Raw, Smackdown

- Roughly 1.9 million fans who tuned into WWE Monday Night Raw the night after WrestleMania didn’t watch the show this week. I’m one of them, and it wasn’t by accident.
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Chris Graham, Rod Mullins talk NASCAR News and Notes

- It's the NASCAR offseason, but there's plenty going on. And Chris Graham and Rod Mullins take you through the news of the week in auto racing.
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Chris Graham, Scott German talk UVA basketball: Podcast

- Chris Graham and Scott German break down UVA basketball's 57-49 win over VCU, and talk about what you can do to get through the upcoming exam break.
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UVA frosh Kihei Clark to have wrist surgery: Status uncertain

- Bad news for UVA basketball fans following the fourth-ranked Cavaliers’ 57-49 win over VCU: freshman guard Kihei Clark is set to undergo surgery on Monday.
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Inside the Numbers: Are the critics right about #4 UVA?

- OK, gritty win for #4 UVA, and you’re not supposed to look a gift horse in the mouth, and yet, here I am, saying, that horse could be prettier.
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#4 UVA fights off feisty VCU, wins 57-49

- Fourth-ranked UVA shot 29.5 percent and had 12 turnovers, but the ‘Hoos outscored a game VCU squad 19-6 in the final 6:30 to post a 57-49 win on Sunday in snowy Charlottesville.
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Mark Lerner: Don’t expect Bryce Harper to return to Washington Nationals

- Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner told a D.C. radio station on Friday that he doesn’t expect star slugger Bryce Harper to return in 2019.
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Is this Hugh Freeze to Liberty thing for real? And if so, how long does it last?

- Which are you more curious about? That Liberty wants Hugh Freeze to be its football coach? Or that Freeze would even be interested in the event that Liberty would want him?

Chris Graham, Jerry Carter talk Liberty, ACC football, college football: Podcast

- Liberty has hired Hugh Freeze as its next head football coach. Chris Graham and Jerry Carter break down that news, plus talk some ACC football, college hoops, and what it should mean to be a fan.
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Fixing college football: How about this for a Playoff?

- SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, coming off like an absolute ass, says Central Florida should look “inward” to address the issues keeping the twice-undefeated Knights out of the College Football Playoff.
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Breaking down Hugh Freeze to Liberty Football: Home-run hire

- Liberty has a new football coach: Hugh Freeze, and this is either, a) huge news, because Freeze is a former SEC head coach, or b) are you serious, this is the guy who was run out of town because of a scandal involving phone calls to escort services?
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ACC coaching carousel, good news for UVA Football

- It’s been forever and a damn day since UVA Football has been sittin’ pretty in relation to its peers in the ACC. But, that day is here.
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Redskins Logic: Mark Sanchez, Josh Johnson, Reuben Foster … but no Colin Kaepernick

- If you hadn’t already long since decided that Colin Kaepernick has no chance of ever playing again in the NFL, consider the Washington Redskins.
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Chris Graham, Rod Mullins: NASCAR News and Notes Podcast

- Chris Graham and Rod Mullins talk NASCAR News: focusing on Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott, Daniel Suarez and NASCAR sponsor news.
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Get your tickets to the Belk Bowl: Even though, I’m not going

- Do as I say here, and plan your trip to the Belk Bowl to root on UVA against South Carolina, and don’t do as I do here, since I’m not going.