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.

 

 

Podcasts

 

 

The Latest

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baseball

How to make baseball better: Realignment, playoff reseeding, DH

- I’m totally uninterested, disinterested, discombobulated, and the rest, regarding the MLB playoffs.
uva football

Can UVA football learn from its 2017 second-half swoon?

- UVA football has a template for how things can go following the big win last weekend over then-No. 15 Miami.
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Blogcast w/Chris Graham: When should Waynesboro vote?

- Just short of 2,000 voters participated in the May city elections in Waynesboro. There are more than 13,000 people registered to vote in the city.

Big Game Preview: UVA faces Duke in key ACC Coastal Division showdown

- Which Duke team do you get if you’re UVA heading into this weekend? The one that just dominated Georgia Tech and beat Northwestern earlier in the season? Or the one that laid the big egg at home against Virginia Tech?
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Chris Graham talks UVA football, hoops news: Podcast

- Chris Graham shares thoughts on UVA's win over N0. 15 Miami, looks ahead to this weekend's matchup with Duke, then updates the latest news on Virginia basketball.
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Washington Redskins hold on for W, maintain first place in NFC East

- Classic Washington Redskins victory, and a near-classic Washington Redskins near-defeat. The ‘Skins led 17-0 at one point, didn’t punt in the second half, didn’t commit a turnover, forced three Carolina Panthers turnovers. And yet it was the Panthers with three snaps in the red zone in the game’s final 47 seconds with a chance to win.
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Chris Graham, Scott German break down UVA-Miami: Video, podcast

- Chris Graham and Scott German break down UVA's 16-13 win over No. 15 Miami.
UVA football

Inside the Numbers: About the ugliest win you will see at UVA

- The numbers don’t look like they add up to a UVA football win. And then you factor in that the ‘Hoos were playing a Top 15 team.
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Who is this Brian Delaney kid? UVA kicker emerges from shadows to key upset

- Heading into Saturday, UVA placekickers were a combined 3-of-6 on field-goal tries, with a long of 32.
UVA football

UVA pulls upset: ‘Hoos defeat No. 15 Miami, 16-13

- UVA quarterback Bryce Perkins threw three first-half interceptions, but he was the key on a 16-play, eight-minute drive in the fourth quarter that provided the eventual winning margin in a 16-13 ‘Hoos upset of No. 15 Miami Saturday night in Charlottesville.
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Is the WWE super show in Saudi Arabia in jeopardy now?

- The next big WWE international megashow, Crown Jewel, is set for Nov. 2 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the second show bought and paid for by the Saudi royal family as part of a 10-year deal that is reportedly paying WWE $50 million per show.
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Chris Graham: Is the well-being of UVA Athletics dependent on football?

- UVA football coach Bronco Mendenhall should be advocating for a new football operations center. I got no problem with him doing that. He’s the football coach. He should want the best in terms of facilities to be able to get his team ready to win games.