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VMI cold down the stretch in 79-64 loss at Furman

The VMI basketball team faltered late in a 79-64 loss to host Furman Wednesday night at Timmons Arena in Greenville, South Carolina.

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George Mason wraps unbeaten homestand with 75-66 win over Bonnies

George Mason (10-7, 3-1) completed a 3-0 homestand with a wire-to-wire, 75-66 win over St. Bonaventure (11-5, 3-2) Wednesday night inside EagleBank Arena.

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Halfcourt heave lifts Miami to win over Virginia Tech, 78-75

The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking, buzzer-beating defeat on Wednesday night to Miami, falling 78-75 at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg.

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Kadin Shedrick, Francisco Caffaro: Virginia’s dynamic duo at five

Fives in Tony Bennett’s system aren’t supposed to put up big numbers. Basically, you set screens, play position defense, rebound, only occasionally get the ball in the paint.

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Norfolk Tides coaching staff announced for 2022 season

The Norfolk Tides and Baltimore Orioles today announced Norfolk’s field staff for the 2022 season.

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ODU’s Rahne adds Harper as tight ends coach, Baumgartner to defensive staff

Old Dominion head football coach Ricky Rahne announced a pair of additions to his coaching staff on Wednesday.


For Major League Baseball, spring may not be in the air

Spring training around Major League Baseball is less than a month away, with Feb. 15 the reporting day for pitchers and catchers in the Grapefruit League (Florida) and Cactus League (Arizona). 

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Podcast: With win over Louisville, does Virginia have a chance at the Big Dance?

Chris Graham and Scott German break down Virginia’s 64-52 win over Louisville on Big Monday, and look ahead to what the ‘Hoos need to do to hear their name called on Selection Sunday.

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How is Jayden Gardner transitioning to playing down low in the ACC?

When Virginia landed Jayden Gardner out of the transfer portal in the spring, the thinking was that the 6’6”, 246-pounder would be a bruiser down low.


Tickets available for Virginia High School Hall of Fame Class of 2021 banquet

Tickets are still available for the 32nd annual Virginia High School Hall of Fame enshrinement dinner.

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Strong start, late defense push Virginia past Louisville

Louisville came to Charlottesville Monday desperate for a win. Virginia returned home to hopefully put an ugly loss at NC State to rest. Virginia accomplished its objective with a very familiar-looking win, 64-52 over the Cardinals.

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Nice bounceback effort for Virginia in Big Monday win

Whatever Virginia coach Tony Bennett said to his team on the trip back from Raleigh, let’s hope somebody taped it, so we can transcribe it and use it again later.

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Virginia Tech overpowered by North Carolina in 78-68 loss

The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team fell to 10-9 on the season and 2-6 in the ACC on Monday night after suffering a 78-68 loss at North Carolina.

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George Mason locks in to earn 77-71 victory over Saint Joseph’s

George Mason withstood a hot shooting night from visiting Saint Joseph’s to claim a 77-71 victory over the Hawks Monday night inside EagleBank Arena.

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Defense suffocates Hampton: Longwood cruises, 73-48

The Longwood defense was impenetrable on Monday night and paved the way for a 73-48 win over Hampton.

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Beekman, Clark key UVA down the stretch: ‘Hoos defeat Louisville, 64-52

Virginia jumped out to a 19-point first-half lead, Louisville got as close as four in the second half, but the ‘Hoos got stops and key buckets down the stretch on their way to a 64-52 win Monday night in JPJ.

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Virginia Baseball: ‘Hoos ranked fifth in Baseball America preseason poll

Virginia is ranked No. 5 in the Baseball America preseason poll for the second straight year.


The Wrld on GCW Review: Fun show, with lots of issues

The lineup featuring AEW stars Jon Moxley and Ruby Soho, plus the lure of whoever would answer the open challenge of The Briscoes, got me to pull the trigger on ordering The Wrld on GCW 2022 Sunday night.

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Women’s Basketball: Virginia falls 57-48 at No. 21 Duke

Virginia suffered a 57-48 loss at No. 21 Duke on Sunday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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Podcast: Virginia, Louisville get ready for Big Monday

Chris Graham breaks down the matchups to watch in the upcoming Big Monday game between Virginia and Louisville.

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George Mason wins rock fight with A-10 leader Dayton, 50-49

George Mason opened an important three-game A-10 homestand with a 50-49 triumph over league power Dayton on Saturday night inside EagleBank Arena.

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Hill’s heroics cap Longwood rally to stay unbeaten in Big South

Justin Hill scored Longwood’s final six points in a thrilling finish, including the go-ahead and-one with 3.7 seconds to play to give Longwood a 71-70 win.

VCU Basketball

Williams, stifling D key for VCU in 70-54 win over Saint Joseph’s

Senior forward Vince Williams Jr. tied a career-high with 21 points, and VCU forced 27 turnovers on the way to a 70-54 win over Saint Joseph’s Saturday at the Siegel Center.

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NC State dominates the paint, cruises past Virginia, 77-63

NC State softened up Virginia with nine first-half threes, then went to work at the rim in the second half, on the way to a 77-63 win that wasn’t nearly as close as the score makes it out to be.

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Boston College from early double-digit deficit, knocks off Virginia Tech, 68-63

The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team failed to make it three wins in a row in conference play on Saturday, falling 68-63 at Boston College in ACC play.