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.
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.
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.
Boston College, 2-8, they have to be, as Charles Barkley might say, terr-bul. Don’t let the record deceive you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Major League Baseball is launching a venture called the MLB Draft League that could include a team from the Shenandoah Valley.
That was a Virginia team that did its soul-searching, and decided that it wants to be great.
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.
It was one positive COVID-19 test, and then subsequent contact tracing, that led Florida State to postpone tonight’s game with Virginia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AFP editor Chris Graham grades out how UVA performed unit by unit in its 31-17 win over 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.
How have the defending champs been impacted by COVID-19? Pretty much the same way you’ve been.
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.
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.
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.