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Inside the Numbers: With victory in grasp, UVA can’t get out of its own way

UVA quarterback Matt Johns had a solid first half Saturday in Chapel Hill, going 8-of-12 passing for 93 yards, one touchdown, no interceptions, and a 159.3 passer rating.

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UVA hangs tough, but Johns turnovers costly in 26-13 loss at North Carolina

North Carolina, an 18-point favorite, had just a three-point lead on UVA heading into the fourth quarter, but the Cavs could not overcome a series of second-half mistakes in what turned into a 26-13 loss in Chapel Hill on Saturday.

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Live Coverage: UVA football on the road at North Carolina on ACC Saturday

UVA (2-4, 1-1 ACC) travels to Chapel Hill on Saturday to play North Carolina (5-1, 2-0 ACC). Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will lead our live coverage with score updates, commentary, analysis and more.

Game Preview: Does UVA football have a prayer at North Carolina on Saturday?

North Carolina is, in a word, good. The Tar Heels (5-1, 2-0 ACC) have run off five straight wins since the increasingly inexplicable loss in their season opener to reeling South Carolina, and how they’re winning is as impressive as how many.

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Press Conference: North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora talks with reporters. UNC (5-1, 2-0 ACC) hosts Virginia (2-4, 1-1 ACC) on Saturday.

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UVA women’s lacrosse comes up short to UNC

The No. 8 UVA women’s lacrosse team (3-3, 0-2 ACC) fell 10-7 at No. 2 North Carolina (6-1, 1-0 ACC) on Saturday (March 7) at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Press Conference: UNC coach Roy Williams on loss to #3 UVA

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams talks with reporters after #13 UNC lost at home, 75-64, to third-ranked UVA on Monday night.

Slow way: UVA beats North Carolina at its up-tempo game

Third-ranked UVA did to a good, not great, but good, UNC team in Chapel Hill what it’s done all season long, making those final five minutes at home Saturday night look ever more like the aberration.

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Press Conference: UVA coach Tony Bennett after win at UNC

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett talks with reporters after the third-ranked ‘Hoos defeated #13 North Carolina, 75-64, on Monday night.

What do we know about ACC basketball after a topsy-turvy opening weekend?

We thought we had the ACC all figured out. #3 UVA escaped unranked Miami in two overtimes. Notre Dame had a similar double-OT scrape with Georgia Tech at home, then went to Chapel Hill and took down the Tar Heels on Big Monday. Virginia Tech fell just short of coming all the way back from a 22-point deficit to Syracuse.

Undervalued at #3: UVA still not getting respect on national stage

With UVA at #3 in the national polls, the writers who can be said to broadly cover the college basketball scene are being forced to acknowledge that the sun doesn’t rise and set in the ACC on an eight-mile stretch of highway between Durham and Chapel Hill anymore.

JMU men’s soccer to face UNC in NCAA Tournament

After winning the CAA Tournament Sunday to clinch the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, the JMU men’s soccer team has been selected to play North Carolina for the first round of the College Cup.

#3 UVA women’s soccer earns #3 seed in ACC Tournament

The UVA women’s soccer team will be the No. 3 seed in the 2014 ACC Tournament, which will be heldNov. 7-9 at the UNCG Soccer Stadium in Greensboro, N.C.

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#21 UVA men’s soccer draws, 1-1, with #6 UNC

The No. 21 Virginia men’s soccer team and No. 6 North Carolina played through a pair of overtime periods to a 1-1 draw Saturday evening at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Lecture on The Science of Bias in Policing to kick off the Implicit Bias Mini-Conference

Phillip A. Goff, associate professor of social psychology at UCLA, will be the keynote speaker at the Implicit Bias Mini-Conference at Washington and Lee University.

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Quick take on the UNC academics scandal: Disappointed

Another investigation into reports that athletes at UNC were allowed to enroll in sham paper classes that were manipulated for the purposes of helping ease their path toward maintaining eligibility has resulted in another report and more heads rolling in Chapel Hill.

JMU football coach Everett Withers on UNC academic fraud investigation

Statement from JMU football coach Everett Withers on the investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina.

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Game Notes: UVA football hosts UNC in South’s oldest football rivalry

UVA and North Carolina will meet for the 119th time in the South’s Oldest Rivalry, a series that was first played in 1892. The Cavaliers have faced the Tar Heels more than any other school (118) in program history.

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Virginia Tech handles UNC, 34-17

The Virginia Tech Hokies picked up their fourth win of the season and first in ACC play with a 34-17 win in Chapel Hill over North Carolina. Kendall Fuller returned an interception for a touchdown in the victory. The Hokies head into an open week 1-1 in the Coastal Division.

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Breaking down Virginia Tech-UNC: Who survives to compete in ACC title race?

Both Virginia Tech and North Carolina enter their matchup Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C., with an ACC loss. One will leave with a second loss, and almost assuredly will see its chance to play for the ACC title in Charlotte in December come to an end.

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Mild upset: #3 UVA field hockey knocks off #1 UNC, 2-1

The No. 3 UVA field hockey team (10-2, 4-0 ACC) earned a 2-1 upset victory on the road at No. 1 North Carolina (8-2, 2-2 ACC) on Friday (Oct. 3).

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Press Conference: North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora talks with reporters on Monday. UNC (2-2, 0-1 ACC) hosts Virginia Tech (3-2, 0-1 ACC) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Press Conference: Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with the media on Monday. Virginia Tech (3-2, 0-1 ACC) faces North Carolina (2-2, 0-1 ACC) on Saturday at 12:30 in Chapel Hill, N.C.


ACC field hockey news and notes

All seven ACC field hockey teams are ranked to start the season, including four teams in the top six spots.


VCU grant to help middle school teachers help at-risk students

VCU will lead a three-year research grant of $1.5 million from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to develop a professional development model to help 6th through 8th grade teachers support all students.

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UVa. women’s lacrosse upsets UNC, advances to Final Four

A 6-0 second-half scoring run propelled the sixth-seeded UVa. women’s lacrosse team (12-8) to a 10-9 upset victory over third-seeded North Carolina (15-5) in the quarterfinals of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship on Saturday (May 17) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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#11 UVa. women’s lacrosse defeats Princeton in NCAA Tournament

No. 11 Virginia (11-8) held off a late charge by No. 18 Princeton (12-7) to earn a 13-11 victory in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship.

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UVa. women’s lacrosse in NCAAs, gets first-round bye, home match on Sunday

The UVa. women’s lacrosse team (10-8) earned the No. 6 seed in the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship and will be hosting first and second round games on Friday, May 9 and Sunday, May 11, at Klöckner Stadium after earning an at-large bid in the 26-team field.

#10 UNC women’s basketball defeats JMU, 74-71

JMU women’s basketball game-tying attempt misfired as time expired in Chapel Hill, N.C., allowing No. 10/11 North Carolina to escape with a 74-71 win at Carmichael Arena Thursday afternoon. The Dukes finished the non-conference slate with a 10-4 record while the Tar Heels improved to 12-2 before the start of the Atlantic Coast Conference season.


This is not a typo: UNC football routs ODU, 80-20

ODU football fell to North Carolina 80-20 in the season finale Saturday afternoon at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill. ODU (8-4) trailed 14-13 after the first quarter, but UNC (6-5) followed by scoring 42 straight points to build a 56-14 lead.

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UVa. donors speak up against AccessUVa cuts

The I Am Not A Loan campaign and students from the University of Virginia have launched an online campaign asking donors to register their disappointment with the University of Virginia, after its governing board made a decision to cut funding from the school’s financial aid program, AccessUVa.

Chris Graham: How the Mike London era could come to an end this weekend

Mike London could be coaching his final game at the University of Virginia this weekend. Yes, I get it, it’s not likely. UVa. does not make in-season changes the way you’d expect from a Southern Cal, which abruptly fired football coach Lane Kiffin earlier this season after a middling 3-2 start.