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Mike Hollins

Virginia coach Tony Elliott trying to ‘light a fire’ under tailback Mike Hollins

The guys I sit next to in the press box have been wondering for a while why Mike Hollins doesn’t get more time in the Virginia backfield. New Virginia football coach Tony Elliott has made Hollins, a 5’9”, 208-pound junior, a sort of personal project, without any guarantees in terms of playing time.

virginia football practice

Virginia Football opens preseason practice: First practice was hot, fast-paced

Virginia held its first preseason practice on a hot and humid Charlottesville Wednesday evening. The practice comes exactly a month from their opening game against Richmond in Scott Stadium.

Keytaon Thompson

Five offenses in six years: UVA’s Keytaon Thompson well-schooled on offensive football

Keytaon Thompson already has his undergrad degree, from Mississippi State, and a master’s from UVA. If he’s thinking Ph.D., his dissertation topic is obvious: a survey of offensive football.

Nick Jackson

Nick Jackson on the Virginia defense: ‘Last year was last year’

The Virginia offense was an unstoppable force in 2021, leading the ACC and ranking third nationally in total offense. The defense, unfortunately, was a movable object, ranking 13th in the ACC and 121st nationally, allowing 466 yards per game to opponents.

Jim Phillips

ACC commissioner Jim Phillips deserves some credit for telling it like it is

With apologies to your favorite local neighborhood sports column guy, Jim Phillips’s job isn’t to inspire ACC fans from their supposed depths of despair.

Jim Ryan, Tony Elliott, Carla Williams

UVA President Jim Ryan responds to my email on conference realignment

I wrote to University of Virginia President Jim Ryan to implore him to not let UVA fall into the throes of realignment mania and make a dumb decision to bolt the ACC for the SEC or Big Ten, and he wrote me back.

AEW-New Japan “Forbidden Door”

AEW-New Japan ‘Forbidden Door’: Full card, preview, predictions, betting odds

A rash of injuries has impacted the AEW-New Japan “Forbidden Door” lineup, with AEW world champ CM Punk, Bryan Danielson and New Japan star Tomohiro Ishii among those who won’t be able to compete.

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Capps, Ashley, Stanfield, Savoy score Wallys at Thunder Valley Nationals

Ron Capps’ chance at winning at Thunder Valley almost went up into smoke and flames before his team rebounded and the California native continued his Funny Car dominance at Bristol Dragway.

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Salinas, Hight, Stanfield, Sampey earn No. 1 qualifying spots at Thunder Valley Nationals

Mike Salinas’ stronghold on Bristol Dragway continued Saturday as the California racer powered to the No. 1 qualifying position at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Torrence, Anderson, Hight, Sampey take top spots in Thunder Valley qualifying

Looking for his first win of the season, four-time defending Top Fuel world champ Steve Torrence started his weekend at Bristol Dragway on the right note, taking the provisional No. 1 qualifier on Friday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.