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ACC Tournament returning to Greensboro Coliseum in 2023

The ACC announced its championship dates and sites for the 2022-23 academic year on Thursday, with the return of the ACC Tournament to Greensboro among the highlights. 

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#10 Louisville takes weather-delayed series opener with #12 Virginia, 4-1

It took nearly five hours to get the first pitch in, then there was another weather delay that pushed #10 Louisville and #12 Virginia into the early-morning hours.

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#3 Virginia Tech stages six-run fifth inning to rally from 9-5 down, defeat Duke

The No. 3 Virginia Tech baseball team buckled down and overcame its 9-5, mid-game deficit against Duke to win the teams’ series opener, 15-11, at English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park.

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Wofford scores eight in third, rolls to big win in Game 1 at VMI, 19-2

Wofford scored 11 runs combined in the second and third innings and went on for a 19-2 victory Thursday at VMI in a Southern Conference game.


Charleston Southern wins Game 1 over Longwood, 7-3

The Charleston Southern Buccaneers won Game 1 of a three-game weekend series, 7-3,over Longwood. Both teams are still very much alive in the Big South playoff race

Fredericksburg Nationals

Nats prospect Brady House drives in two, but Fredericksburg falls

Brady House picked up a pair of RBIs, but the FredNats fell for a third straight time at Delmarva Thursday by a final of 4-3. The team will look to get on track with RHP Jackson Rutledge on the mound tomorrow at 7:05.

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Three-run eighth inning lifts Kennesaw State by Liberty, 9-6

The Kennesaw State Owls hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth, scoring three runs, to down the Flames, 9-6, Thursday evening in the opening game of a three-game ASUN series at Worthington Field at Liberty Baseball Stadium.

Richmond Flying Squirrels

Two-out single in the ninth gives Flying Squirrels 5-4 win in Altoona

Brett Auerbach’s timely RBI single in the top of the ninth inning sent the Richmond Flying Squirrels to a 5-4, comeback victory over the Altoona Curve Thursday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.


Virginia is behind in the NIL arms race: A look inside what’s being done to catch up

Lo Davis’s phone blew up last month after four-star point London Johnson backed off from an expected commitment to play at Virginia.

Norfolk Tides

Norfolk prevails in slugfest over Charlotte, 8-7

The Norfolk Tides (17-21) won their second-straight game against the Charlotte Knights (15-23), 8-7, on Wednesday night at Truist Field.

NFL football

Podcast: The problems with the ACC’s 3-5-5 scheduling model

The ACC seems intent on getting rid of the Atlantic and Coastal divisions and changing its scheduling to make its football product more marketable.


Duke’s Joey Baker to enter transfer portal

Duke senior Joey Baker will enter his name into the transfer portal, intending to use the additional year of eligibility afforded to student-athletes due to the COVID-19 pandemic as a graduate transfer.

Richmond Flying Squirrels

Despite season-high 15 hits, Richmond Flying Squirrels drop third straight

The Richmond Flying Squirrels fell to the Altoona Curve, 7-5, for their third consecutive loss on Wednesday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

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WWE defends itself from Sasha Banks by trashing its own product

The big news in the wrestling world this week is Sasha Banks leading a walkout of “Raw” in a spat with WWE, and WWE making the curious PR move to defend itself by unwittingly smartening up its fans.

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No. 3 Virginia Tech swings big to propel 8-2 win over Kansas State

Landing eight of its 10 hits for extra bases on Tuesday night, No. 3 Virginia Tech scored early and often against Kansas State as the Hokies breezed by the Wildcats, 8-2, at English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park.

VMI Athletics

VMI rallies late, but Keydets come up short, falling to ODU, 8-6

VMI played one of the best teams in the state tough Tuesday, but the Keydets’ rally fell just short as ODU earned an 8-6 victory in non-conference play from Gray-Minor Stadium.

Richmond Flying Squirrels

Curve go deep four times: Flying Squirrels suffer second straight big loss

The Altoona Curve defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 12-2, in the series opener Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

Norfolk Tides

Grayson Rodriguez fans 11 in 4-1 Norfolk Tides win over Charlotte Knights

The Norfolk Tides (16-21) snapped a season-high five-game losing skid by winning the series opener over the Charlotte Knights (15-22), 4-1, on Tuesday night at Truist Field.

Fredericksburg Nationals

Brady House homers, but FredNats drop opener in Delmarva, 5-3

Brady House hit his third homer of the season in the eighth inning, but the FredNats lost the series opener 5-3 to Delmarva on Tuesday afternoon at Perdue Stadium.

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Virginia Basketball: Tour of Italy includes two games against top Serbian team

Virginia gets four games on its summer trip to Italy, including a pair of games against KK Mega Mozzart, a top Serbian professional team.

Basketball More Than a Game podcast

Basketball More Than a Game: Choppin’ it up

Hosts Lamont Goins and Mike Quick break down the 2022 NBA Playoffs.

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ODU announces Homecoming, football promotional schedule for 2022

Old Dominion University football has announced its 2022 promo schedule, including the annual homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 22 against Georgia Southern.

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Virginia Tech’s Jordan Geber named ACC Pitcher of the Week

After flirting with perfection last week while toeing the rubber against two 30-win programs, Virginia Tech fifth-year graduate student Jordan Geber has been named ACC Pitcher of the Week.

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Game Notes: No. 3 Virginia Tech to host Kansas State on Tuesday

No. 3 Virginia Tech baseball team will begin its final chapter of the 2022 regular season on Tuesday when the Hokies host Kansas State during non-conference play at English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park.

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George Mason adds forward Elvis Nnaji to 2022 recruiting class

George Mason basketball head coach Kim English announced that Elvis Nnaji has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Patriots, beginning in 2022-23.