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ACC returns To Big Monday platform for 2014-15

As announced by ESPN today, the network will again showcase Atlantic Coast Conference basketball during the 2014-15 season as part of its weekly Big Monday presented by Verizon platform.


Bennett: ‘You have to protect the program’

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The Love Affair with Tony Bennett hit a rocky point for Cavalier fans, looking back on it now, sometime around the snowstorm that sent the 14-7 UVa. team back home from Maryland and set up a killer stretch of games that eventually knocked the ‘Hoos from NCAA Tournament contention. […]


Protected: Hokies: Still some work to do

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Live Blog: UVa. vs. Duke

Moderated by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net    ACCVirginia.com is live at the John Paul Jones Arena for tonight’s men’s basketball game between the University of Virginia (14-12, 5-8 ACC) and #5 Duke (24-4, 11-2 ACC). The opening tip is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. The game is being broadcast on Fox SportsNet. Editor Chris Graham is courtside […]


Zzzzz … UVa. sleeps through another one

Cavs have hit the wall in back-to-back blowout losses Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Yeah, I’m Master of the Obvious for pointing this out, I know, but somebody’s gotta say it. Three games in five nights, two on the road, all against teams trying to build their resumes for NCAA Tournament bids. Yeah, you’re going […]


UVa. women knock off UNC in double-OT

   Staff Report UVa. sports: www.virginiasports.com No. 21 Virginia defeated No. 20 North Carolina, 82-78, in double overtime on Monday night at John Paul Jones Arena. Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) led all scorers with 33 points, while Telia McCall (Marietta, Ga.) hauled down 20 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Virginia improved to 19-6 overall and 8-3 […]


UVa. basketball: Back to reality

Choke points at point, center put Cavs’ NCAA run on the ropes Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net All season long I’ve been saying the same thing about the Virginia basketball team that for a good run had everybody thinking, improbably, that the Cavs were headed back to the NCAA Tournament in Tony Bennett’s first year […]


UVa.-Maryland game moved due to winter storm

  Staff Report UVa. sports: www.virginiasports.com The Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball game between Maryland and Virginia scheduled at the Comcast Center for Wednesday, Feb. 10, has been postponed until Monday, Feb. 15. The game’s starting time and television broadcast information will be announced at a later time. All tickets for the originally scheduled game […]


UVa. slams Pack, climbs back into first-place tie in ACC

   Story by Chris Graham Video: Mustapha Farrakhan poster dunk Audio: Tony Bennett’s postgame press conference freepress2@ntelos.net Mustapha Farrakhan had been dealing with his struggles of late by hitting the gym. Wednesday night he hit North Carolina State with a poster slam dunk that ignited the John Paul Jones Arena crowd and his Virginia teammates. […]


Live Blog | UVa. vs. N.C. State

  Moderated by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net ACCVirginia.com will be live at tonight’s UVa.-North Carolina State ACC basketball game. The game is set for a 7 p.m. tipoff. It is being broadcast on ESPNU. Editor Chris Graham will be courtside at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville providing score updates and commentary and analysis on […]


Landesberg named ACC player of the week

  Staff Report ACC sports: www.theacc.com Virginia’s Sylven Landesberg has been named ACC Player of the Week while Maryland’s Jordan Williams has earned ACC Rookie of the Week recognition. In Virginia’s 75-60 win at North Carolina Sunday, Landesberg scored a game-high 29 points, had five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one blocked shot as […]


Cavs knock off ‘Canes, sit alone atop ACC

   Story by Scott German UVa. sports: www.virginiasports.com One would have a difficult time convincing the University of Miami basketball team that indeed Virginia is for lovers. Especially after The U finished up a disastrous four-day visit to the Old Dominion that began Wednesday with an 81-66 loss at Virginia Tech and concluded Saturday night […]


Six in a row

Cavs knock off Georgia Tech in ACC home opener Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net With AFP Audio: Tony Bennett Postgame Press Conference It wasn’t supposed to be this fast. “That’s a good team, and we outlasted them,” said UVa. coach Tony Bennett after his Cavs had claimed their second Top 25 victim in three weeks, […]


Live Blog | UVa. vs. Georgia Tech

   Moderated by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net ACCVirginia.com will be live at tonight’s ACC basketball game between UVa. and Georgia Tech. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. The game is not being televised. Editor Chris Graham will be courtside at the John Paul Jones Arena reporting back with score updates and commentary and analysis on the game […]


Halfway there

Tech looks good in half vs. UNC, but second half shows Hokies still have work to do Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net For a half, Virginia Tech looked and played like a Top 10 team. But you have to play more than a half to win on the road in the ACC. “In the second […]


One down, a lot more to go

Bennett gets first ACC win, but gets thrown back into grinder with home tilt against Georgia Tech Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net So you’re Tony Bennett, and you’ve just won your first ACC game, and on the road, at that, at North Carolina State, literally on Tobacco Road. And you don’t get much time to […]


#19 UVa. falls on road in ACC opener

   Staff Report UVa. sports: www.virginiasports.com The 19th-ranked Virginia women’s basketball team fell on the road at No. 11 Florida State, 68-50, in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) led the Cavaliers with 19 points, six rebounds and five steals. Virginia’s record went to 11-4 and 0-1 in the […]


Bonner: Duke is the clear team to beat in the ACC

Spots 2-9 ‘wide open’ with UNC, Virginia Tech, Miami in the mix Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Dan Bonner was sure the ACC media had gotten it wrong when it put Duke at the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference with defending national champion North Carolina back in the fall. “I didn’t think Duke was […]


Greenberg: ‘We’re still really trying to find ourselves’

12-1 Hokies getting ready for ACC opener with UNC Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Coaches of 12-1 teams talking about their teams “trying to find” themselves are almost always engaging in subterfuge. “I don’t want my team to think there as good as I think they are” might be what they’re really saying. That, or, […]


Hudson named ACC player of the week

   Staff Report Virginia Tech sports: www.hokiesports.com Virginia Tech’s Dorenzo Hudson has been named ACC Player of the Week, and Wake Forest’s C.J. Harris earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors. Hudson scored a career-high 41 points, had five assists and three rebounds in Saturday’s 103-94 overtime win over Big East foe Seton Hall. On […]


Wright earns ACC honors

   Staff Report UVa. sports: www.virginiasports.com Virginia women’s basketball senior guard Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) earned the second ACC Player of the Week honor of the 2009-10 season Monday, sharing the accolade with Miami’s Shenise Johnson. Wright averaged 23.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.3 steals per game in a 3-0 week for the Cavaliers. The […]


Up-and-down Cavs

Bennett: ‘Still trying to find out’ about ballclub Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The signature win – over #24 Alabama-Birmingham – is in the bag. One more tuneup, and then it’s welcome-to-the-ACC time for UVa. basketball coach Tony Bennett. “We’re still trying to find out stuff about our ballclub,” Bennett told reporters on his weekly […]


Live Blog | #24 UAB at UVa.

  Moderated by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net ACCVirginia.com will be live at tonight’s college-basketball game between #24 Alabama-Birmingham (11-1) and UVa. (6-4) at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. The opening tip is set for 7 p.m. There is no television broadcast of the game. Editor Chris Graham will be on press row providing score […]


Creampuffs, my …

Cut Seth Greenberg some slack on early-season schedule Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net I get tired of hearing how if you’re, say, Virginia Tech, you’d better put together a marquee nonconference schedule, because if you don’t, you know, you’re committing some grand sin. Case in point: an article by Roanoke Times Virginia Tech beat writer […]


Vasquez, Scott earn ACC hoops honors

   Staff Report ACC sports: www.theacc.com Maryland’s Greivis Vasquez has been named ACC Player of the Week, while Miami’s Durand Scott earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors. Vasquez averaged 26.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists while leading the Terps to victories over Winston-Salem State and Florida Atlantic. For the week, the Caracas, Venezuela, […]