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 seven books, Chris co-wrote Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championshippublished in 2019, and 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 fifth 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.

The Latest

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Washington Nationals: Inside the late-season collapse

- The Washington Nationals were 59-28 between May 24 and Sept. 3, the night of the unfathomable 11-10 comeback win over the New York Mets in Nats Park.
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VMI Football: Keydets host Robert Morris with eye on 3-1 start

- 1981. That’s how long it has been since VMI Football has had a winning season. Last week’s Keydets’ win at ETSU has put the football world on notice, though.
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Answers to ladies’ questions about baseball: Specifically, the bunt

- You might have read about the sports columnist in Georgia who missed badly trying to explain baseball to women.
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Trump to the homeless: Stop being poor!

- The problem with homelessness isn’t that, you know, there are millions without homes, for the myriad reasons that have led them there.
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NASCAR playoffs head to Richmond International Raceway: Podcast

- Rod Mullins joins Chris Graham on today's podcast to break down the NASCAR playoff race in Vegas, and look ahead to this weekend's race in Richmond.
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Washington Nationals lose again: NL wild-card race narrows

- Juan Soto lost a fly ball in the sun, leading to three runs. Dexter Fowler then robbed Asdrubal Cabrera of a three-run homer. Such was Wednesday for the Washington Nationals.
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New look, feel to UVA offense after success late in FSU win

- Virginia took possession with 5:48 to go in the third, down 17-10 to Florida State, and the ‘Hoos offense was, in a word, stifled.
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Mendenhall talks Billy Kemp: The punt returner, for now

- Remember Chuck Davis? Maybe, maybe not. He was the punt returner for #21 UVA for a game and a half.
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Deadspin urinates all over Tony Bennett story: Surprise …

- Deadspin, your go-to place for dick jokes, decided to weigh in on the feel-good story on Tony Bennett turning down a raise.
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Washington Nationals top St. Louis: Breathing room in wild-card race

- Patrick Corbin struck out 11 in six innings, Howie Kendrick homered, Victor Robles had a pair of two-out RBI hits, and the Washington Nationals scored a big win Tuesday night.
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UVA Football, Tony Bennett, Comcast, Wake Forest: Podcast

- Chris Graham previews UVA-ODU, talks Tony Bennett turning down money, woes going back to Comcast, and Wake Forest being #2 in the Atlantic.

Around the ACC: Wake Forest a solid #2 in Atlantic?

- Wake Forest is 3-0, with a home game with Elon this weekend that should end with the Demon Deacons at 4-0.
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Duke QB alum Daniel Jones named starter for New York Giants

- That escalated quickly. I love using that line from “Anchorman.” Seems apropos with the New York Football Giants naming Daniel Jones the starting QB.
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What did Bronco Mendenhall say to get that late flag?

- UVA Football coach Bronco Mendenhall was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct while discussing the egregiously awful pass-interference call that extended Florida State’s last-ditch drive in what turned into a 31-24 ‘Hoos win.
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Bronco Mendenhall talks in-state scheduling

- UVA Football coach Bronco Mendenhall wasn’t given a choice for his 2019 and 2020 season openers. The ACC deemed that it would be at Pitt in 2019, Georgia in Atlanta to open 2020.
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UVA Football: Looking to avoid allowing ODU to become trap game

- UVA Football is a 30-point favorite in its matchup with ODU Saturday night. Seems like a classic trap game, coming off the big win over Florida State this past weekend, with a game next weekend at Top 10 Notre Dame looming.
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Tony Bennett: What an odd guy, turning down money

- Maybe UVA Basketball fans can now finally get through a winter without fretting themselves to an early death over what will happen when another school comes after Tony Bennett.
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Washington Nationals lose again: NL wild card race further tightens

- Marcell Ozuna homered and knocked in all four runs for the Cardinals in a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals Monday night.

UVA Athletics Weekend, ACC Football Wrap: Podcast

- Chris Graham and Jerry Carter recap a big weekend in UVA Athletics and ACC Football Week 3 action.
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UVA Football: A look at the two-deep for ODU

- Only one change in the two-deep for UVA Football as the 21st-ranked 'Hoos prepare for ODU Saturday night.
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What’s up with all the TBA game times on the UVA hoops schedule?

- A reader tipped me off to something regarding the release of the 2019-2020 UVA Basketball schedule that I hadn’t really noticed before.
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Washington Nationals salvage finale with Atlanta

- When the Washington Nationals headed to Atlanta last week, there were seven games in 11 days of opportunity to make up ground in the NL East.
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The Fun Police don’t like UVA fans rushing the field

- The Fun Police have spoken: UVA Football fans shouldn't have rushed the field after the 'Hoos defeated Florida State Saturday night.
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UVA Football: Grading out the 31-24 win over FSU

- Final grades for the position groups in UVA's 31-24 win over Florida State.
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Final FSU play: Not a bad play call, actually

- Twitter, being Twitter, is full of hot takes on the wisdom of the final play call for Florida State last night in the loss at UVA.