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What UVA Basketball fans need to know about #12 Clemson

Clemson got basically no love from the writer types, like me, in the preseason ACC voting. We had the Tigers 10th in the conference, after a couple of down years for Brad Brownell’s group.

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Virginia gets big lead, coasts to 80-68 win over Notre Dame

That wasn’t vintage Virginia in that 80-68 win over Notre Dame. The offense was free-flowing, the defense didn’t hedge on screen-and-rolls, except that one time when backup Francisco Caffaro forgot.

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What UVA Basketball fans need to remember about Notre Dame

Virginia, then coming off the ugly loss to top-ranked Gonzaga, never trailed in its ACC opener at Notre Dame back on Dec. 30, but, wasn’t as easy as that might make it sound.

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What UVA Basketball fans need to know about Boston College

Boston College, 2-8, they have to be, as Charles Barkley might say, terr-bul. Don’t let the record deceive you.

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The Five Things: Virginia, Virginia Tech, The Clash

UVA’s last win in Blacksburg was in 1998, and in that one, it was 29-7 Tech at the half, on a sunny, abnormally warm Saturday afternoon after Thanksgiving.

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Waynesboro Schools plan to tip off winter sports Jan. 7

The game plan is simple this winter for sports at Waynesboro Schools. Athletes will play sports and follow VHSL guidelines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which interrupted spring sports more than six months ago.

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Coach K, and our conflicts over college athletics in a pandemic

Coach K isn’t as stone cold lock on whether or not we should be playing college basketball right now as he is being made out to be, and that’s OK, because honestly, we’re all conflicted.

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UVA withstands record-setting day from BC backup QB, wins 43-32

Boston College backup quarterback Dennis Grosel threw for 520 yards and four TDs, which mattered not much, as Virginia led by double digits for much of the second half on its way to a 43-32 win.

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#15 Virginia rallies, survives, Kent State, in OT

The 15th-ranked Virginia Cavaliers withstood a barrage from Kent State, and a buzzer-beating three that sent the game to OT, in a 71-64 win in front of a handful of friends and family in the John Paul Jones Arena on Friday.


New MLB-sponsored summer baseball league could include Valley franchise

Major League Baseball is launching a venture called the MLB Draft League that could include a team from the Shenandoah Valley.

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#15 Virginia rebounds after ugly loss: Dominates Saint Francis in 76-51 win

That was a Virginia team that did its soul-searching, and decided that it wants to be great.

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Bronco: ‘I have no interest in going back to Florida State’

All you need to know about how Bronco Mendenhall is feeling after flying to Florida State and not then playing because of one positive COVID-19 test in the FSU program can be summed up in his answer to a question about rescheduling the game.

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Update: One positive COVID-19 test, contact tracing leads to FSU-Virginia postponement

It was one positive COVID-19 test, and then subsequent contact tracing, that led Florida State to postpone tonight’s game with Virginia.

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Transfer Trey Murphy III gives Virginia an extra gear

The plan had been that Rice transfer Trey Murphy III would sit out the 2020-2021 season, get bigger, stronger, learn the UVA system – which can be hard to pick up.

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Next man up: Virginia has to replace Briggs, Snowden on D

This time last week, the Virginia defensive front was built around two of the best players in the nation at their positions – nose tackle Jowon Briggs and outside linebacker Charles Snowden.

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Virginia gets the win: But not without big costs

The game plan for Virginia going in: get control as early as possible, get your key guys out, get to next week healthy. Didn’t work out entirely as planned.

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Should Virginia accept a bowl invite? Breaking down the pros, cons

Any other year, it’s an automatic. You ask a college football coach like Bronco Mendenhall, hey, Bronco, want to go to a bowl game, the answer is, a blank stare.

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Assessing UVA alum Mamadi Diakite on the eve of the 2020 NBA Draft

Mamadi Diakite used the spring of 2019 to get a handle on what NBA execs thought of his game, then worked to address what he learned when he returned to Virginia for his redshirt senior season last fall.

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Abilene Christian? How the game got on the Virginia 2020 schedule

You’re wondering how it came to be that Virginia scheduled a football game with Abilene Christian. Which means you’re not unlike Bronco Mendenhall.

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Report Card: Grading out Virginia’s 31-17 win over Louisville

AFP editor Chris Graham grades out how UVA performed unit by unit in its 31-17 win over Louisville.


What UVA Football fans need to know about Louisville

Depth will be an issue for Louisville, which has been dealing with COVID-19 positives and contact tracing the past three weeks, heading into Saturday’s matchup with Virginia.

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UVA Basketball and COVID-19: How the ‘Hoos are adapting

How have the defending champs been impacted by COVID-19? Pretty much the same way you’ve been.

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Meet the New Big Three: How far can Hauser, Huff, Clark take Virginia?

The success of the 2019 national championship run at Virginia was built around a Big Three – point guard Ty Jerome, shooting guard Kyle Guy, and small forward De’Andre Hunter. This year’s Big Three – Sam Hauser, Jay Huff and Kihei Clark – might have that group in terms of versatility.

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Reigning, defending national champ Virginia ranked fourth in preseason AP poll

At first glance, preseason #4 isn’t that big a deal when you’re the defending national champs. But for Virginia, it’s the program’s highest preseason ranking since 1982.

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Late field goal lifts #25 Liberty to stunning 38-35 win at Virginia Tech

Alex Barbir made a 51-yard field goal with one second remaining in the game, moments after having a kick blocked and returned for an apparent game-winning touchdown that was negated by a Virginia Tech timeout, giving the #25 Flames a monumental 38-35 win Saturday at Lane Stadium.