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GameDay Blog: UVA football vs. Miami

UVA (4-6, 2-4 ACC) hosts Miami (6-4, 3-3 ACC) in an ACC Coastal Division matchup on Saturday in Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports on WREL

Who is playing the best football in the ACC right now? Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk ACC football.

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Reeling Virginia Tech Hokies drop third straight, Boston College wins, 33-31

Virginia Tech rallied from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to take the lead, but Tyler Murphy ran 57 yards for a touchdown on a third-down play with 2:59 to go to lift the Eagles to a 33-31 win.

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Video: Highlights from UNC’s 28-27 win over Virginia Cavaliers

In a meaningful ACC Coastal Division matchup, North Carolina climbs back into the division race with a 28-27 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers.

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Can UVA football bounce back against improving UNC?

Two weeks ago, UVA football stock was up, UNC football stock was down. Virginia was 4-2 and alone atop the ACC Coastal Division, North Carolina was 2-3 and on its way to a sure beatdown at Notre Dame.

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports on WREL-1450AM

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM to talk sports. Chris reviews the weekend in ACC football, with a focus on the Virginia Cavaliers and Virginia Tech Hokies. Then looking ahead to this week, the focus turns toward whether either team can stay alive in the ACC Coastal Division race. The NFL, the World Series and more wrap us up.

Duke football facility upgrades: Does it make sense to spend that money?

Duke drew 28,131 fans to Wallace Wade Stadium for its Homecoming win over UVA on Saturday. Not a lot of people, but a lot of very smart people, in a manner of speaking, though you have to question how wise some of the smart people on campus are considering what they’re thinking about doing with untold tens of millions of dollars.


Jump pass lifts Duke to 20-13 win over UVA in ACC Coastal clash

A 3-yard touchdown pass from backup Thomas Sirk to tight end David Reeves broke a fourth-quarter stalemate and lifted Duke to a 20-13 win over UVA on Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C.


Live Blog: UVA football in key game at ACC rival Duke

UVA (4-2, 2-0 ACC) travels to Duke (5-1, 1-1 ACC) today for a key ACC contest. The ‘Hoos are alone atop the ACC Coastal Division standings after home wins over Louisville (23-21, Sept. 13) and Pitt (24-19, Oct. 4). Duke, the defending Coastal champ, is coming off a 31-25 win at Georgia Tech last weekend. The Blue Devils have won five of the last six in the series with UVA.


How does UVA football match up with defending ACC Coastal champ Duke?

Duke football is riding about as high as you can get in that sport on that campus. A 5-1 start on the heels of a 10-win season that landed the Blue Devils in the 2013 ACC Championship Game and the Chick-fil-A Bowl is what David Cutcliffe has fans almost expecting now.


Rivalry? Duke has been the hammer, UVA football the nail

Remember when it was shameful to say that your football team lost to Duke? Entering the 2008 season, UVA football owned Duke, as to that point the rest of the ACC had, with Virginia having won 17 of the last 19 in the series. Which made the 31-3 beatdown that the Blue Devils handed to the ‘Hoos in ’08 so shocking.

Idle UVA takes over first in ACC Coastal

Didn’t expect much news on the UVA football front with the ‘Hoos off this week, but there was news of a sort: Virginia now sits atop the ACC Coastal Division standings by virtue of Duke’s 31-25 win at Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon.

UVA Sports Today: First-half football review, look ahead to UVA basketball

UVA Sports Today host Jeff Fife and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham go in-depth on University of Virginia athletics. The guys review the 24-19 win for UVA football over Pitt, and take a sneak peek at the Oct. 18 ACC clash between the Cavs and defending Coastal Division champion Duke. Then the attention turns to the upcoming UVA basketball season, with an eye to how the ‘Hoos can build on last season’s ACC championship.

UVA football midterm grades: Is an A possible?

A critic of Mike London commenting on Augusta Free Press this week pointed to the anemic offensive efficiency rating for the UVA offense in the ESPN Football Power Index. Yikes, yeah, 89th in the country among the 128 FBS teams. That’s bad, beyond bad.

Is Mike London’s job at UVA safe yet?

As Virginia football slogged to a 2-10 finish in 2013, it wasn’t a safe bet that UVA football coach Mike London wouldn’t be canned at the end of the season, and that if he somehow made it past that stage he wouldn’t then be a dead man walking in 2014.

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#19 UVA men’s soccer rolls past Pitt, 3-0

The No. 19 UVA men’s soccer team rolled to a 3-0 win at Pittsburgh Saturday evening at a brisk Ambrose Urbanic Field in Pittsburgh. Virginia (6-3-1, 2-1-1 ACC) moved into a tie with Notre Dame atop the ACC Coastal Division with the win.

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UVA holds off late Pitt rally, wins 24-19, improves to 2-0 in ACC

UVA raced out to a 24-3 halftime lead, but Pitt hung around until the late stages before finally falling, 24-19, before 43,307 in Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday night.

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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.

Meaningful October football: Can UVA get leg up on ACC Coastal race?

How long has it been since UVA Nation was getting ready for a meaningful fall football game in Scott Stadium? It turns out that 2011 was only three years ago, but it feels like forever.

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk local sports. The segment includes an in-depth look at UVA and Virginia Tech football.

Blind eye: UVA hopes fans show up Saturday night for Pitt game

UVa defensive end Eli Harold, at least, has an idea for how the athletics department can take a step to try to fill up Scott Stadium for Saturday’s key ACC clash with Pitt.

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#3 UVA men’s soccer hosts #25 ODU Friday

The third-ranked UVA men’s soccer team opens its 2014 regular season at 8 p.m. Friday against No. 25 Old Dominion at Klöckner Stadium.

Virginia Tech extends Frank Beamer contract through 2018-2019

Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.

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UVA men’s soccer hosts Georgetown in preseason finale Saturday

The UVA men’s soccer team faces Georgetown at 1 p.m. Saturday at Klöckner Stadium in the sides’ final preseason competition before the start of the regular season.

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UVA men’s soccer picked second in Coastal Division in ACC preseason poll

The UVA men’s soccer team has been picked to finish second in the Coastal Division in the preseason ACC coaches’ poll, as voted upon by the conference’s 12 head coaches and released Tuesday by the league office.

Bottom line: Will UVA football turn it around in 2014?

Few outside Bryant Hall expect UVA football to win more than two or three games in 2014. The writing is on the wall. After a 2-10 meltdown in 2013, Mike London is about to be done. It would take seven, maybe eight wins, to save his hide at this point, and with one of the nation’s toughest schedules, with two games against preseason Top 10 teams, with the uber-competitive Coastal Division not giving anybody any layups, it’s just not going to be possible.

Virginia Tech, and Frank Beamer, in unfamiliar underdog role

From the questions that were being asked, you’d think that Virginia Tech football was on a streak of losing seasons or something.

ACC Football Kickoff: Florida State, Miami picked to meet in title game

Defending national champion Florida State is the consensus choice to repeat as Atlantic Division champion and defeat Miami in the 10th annual Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game, according to a poll of media members in attendance at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff at Grandover Resort.

Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with the news media at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.


Press Conference: Pitt football coach Paul Chryst

Pitt football coach Paul Chryst talks with news media at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.

Press Conference: Duke football coach David Cutcliffe

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe talks with reporters at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.

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#1 UVa. baseball drops series finale to Wake Forest, 4-3

The top-ranked UVa. baseball team lost its regular-season finale, 4-3, to Wake Forest Saturday at Wake Forest Baseball Park.

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No offense: That’s the problem for UVa. baseball

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Yes, we reference Mark Twain in pointing out the dirty little secret of UVa. baseball: that it’s winning in spite of the fact that its offense is among the most anemic in the ACC.

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Chris Graham: Yes, UVa. baseball, we’ve got a problem

At first glance, the UVa. baseball problem is obvious just by looking at the offensive numbers from last year relative to this year. The ‘Hoos averaged just shy of eight runs a game in 2013, and are just shy of six runs a game in 2014. But that’s only the half of it. Literally.

Chris Graham: The scary thing about UVa. baseball

The UVa. baseball team is 25-4 and at the top of the national polls. Sounds good, but it’s clear that the ‘Hoos haven’t played anything close to their best baseball. That’s the scary thing about Virginia baseball right now: that things can actually get better, maybe a lot better.

Chris Graham: Craig Littlepage reiterates support for Mike London

With spring practice looming, UVa. athletics director Craig Littlepage is doubling down on his vocal support for embattled football coach Mike London.

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UVa. baseball tabbed as preseason ACC favorite

UVa. has been selected as the 2014 ACC Baseball preseason favorite in a vote of the conference’s 14 head coaches, announced today (Jan. 24) by the league office on the first day of official practice.

Chris Graham: If Duke falters, the ACC Coastal belongs to Virginia Tech

It can be hard to make sense of the ACC Coastal Division, with five teams within a game of first place heading into the final two weeks of the season. But as the fog lifts from a wild Saturday, it’s beginning to come clear that this one is really a two-team race involving Duke and Virginia Tech.

Miami, Virginia Tech ready to challenge in the ACC … nevermind

Earlier this week, I laid out the argument for how the ACC had not one, but three national-title contenders. Florida State is the obvious one, at #2 in the BCS rankings after its 51-14 demolition of then-third-ranked Clemson last week. But Miami came into the week ranked seventh, with a game at FSU next week and a game at home against #14 Virginia Tech, the other contender in my argument.

Duke shocks #14 Virginia Tech, 14-10

Duke converted just one third down. It was a fourth-down conversion that sealed the deal against Virginia Tech. The Blue Devils took a 13-0 third-quarter lead in Lane Stadium and then held off a late Hokie rally to post perhaps the biggest win in school history, 13-10, on Saturday.

Sound off – Hokies fall to ‘Canes

Virginia Tech fell to need-a-miracle status in the ACC Championship race with its 16-14 loss at Miami Thursday night. Sound off about the game here.