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Virginia basketball fans: Sit back and enjoy the ride

Virginia basketball fans could learn from … Virginia baseball fans. (We’re pretty much one and the same.)


Podcast: Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports with WREL host Jim Bresnahan – focusing on the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, wrapping last week’s College World Series win by 2015 national champion UVA, and sneak peeking ahead to the upcoming college football season.


Heart of a champion: UVA left fielder Kevin Doherty wills himself into key role on title team

Kevin Doherty, starting left fielder, national champion. It hasn’t set in yet for the rising UVA fourth-year.


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Podcast: Same sex marriage ruling, Confederate flag, College World Series

In a jam-packed news segment, Chris Graham talks the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, the latest on the Confederate flag debate, the Jesse Matthews murder case, and the 2015 College World Series.


Podcast: UVA baseball’s Brian O’Connor, Brandon Waddell, Kenny Towns, Josh Sborz talk College World Series, national championship

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players Brandon Waddell, Kenny Towns and Josh Sborz talk with reporters on Thursday before a celebration event at the John Paul Jones Arena marking the program’s 2015 national championship.


Press Conference: UVA coach Brian O’Connor, players on College World Series, national championship

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor, starting pitcher Brandon Waddell, third baseman Kenny Towns, first baseman Pavin Smith and relief pitcher Nathan Kirby speak with reporters after the Cavs’ 4-2 win over Vanderbilt on Wednesday that clinched the program’s first national championship.


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Video: UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor on College World Series clincher

Virginia Cavaliers baseball coach Brian O’Connor says he was well aware of the ACC’s College World Series drought. UVA is the first ACC team to win a baseball national title since 1955. Find out what other ACC coaches were texting to O’Connor leading up to Wednesday’s decisive Game 3.


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Podcast: The first-ever Championship Edition of UVA Sports Today wraps the 2015 College World Series

The UVA Sports Today crew – host Jeff Fife and Augusta Free Press staffers Scott German and Chris Graham – bring the first-ever Championship Edition of the podcast in the wake of Virginia’s 4-2 win over Vanderbilt in the 2015 College World Series that clinched the program’s first national championship. Scott nominates himself the president-for-life in the Brian O’Connor Fan Club, Chris begins the crowdfunding drive for statues outside Davenport for Brandon Waddell and Josh Sborz, and much, much more.


Live Blog: UVA battles Vanderbilt for College World Series championship

UVA and Vanderbilt play Game 3 in the College World Series with a national championship on the line. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham leads our live blog.


Josh Sborz; A College World Series for the ages

They need to redo the statue out front of TD Ameritrade Park. Until they do, that statue is missing its Josh Sborz.


Recap: UVA forces Game 3, defeats Vandy, 3-0, in College World Series

The UVA baseball team evened the College World Series Finals at a game apiece by blanking Vanderbilt, 3-0, Tuesday night in front of 24,645 fans at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The Cavaliers (43-24) forced a deciding Game 3 at 8 p.m. Wednesday to determine the national champion. UVa is seeking its first national championship.


‘Hoos playing one more: UVA defeats Vandy, 3-0, to force deciding game in College World Series

UVA freshman Adam Haseley pitched into the sixth in a surprise start, Ernie Clement and Thomas Woodruff delivered two-out RBI hits in a three-run sixth, and Josh Sborz, once again, closed out a UVA College World Series win, 3-0 over Vanderbilt in Game 2 of the College World Series Championship Series.


Live Blog: UVA vs. Vanderbilt in Game 2 of the College World Series Championship Series

UVA and Vanderbilt play Game 2 in the College World Series Championship Series tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham leads our live blog.


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Podcast: ‘Hoo does UVA turn to in College World Series Game 2?

UVA fell to Vanderbilt, 5-1, in Game 1 of the College World Series Championship Series Monday night. ‘Hoo does coach Brian O’Connor turn to for Game 2? Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va., to break down Virginia’s options in the CWS.


Press Conference: UVA baseball reacts to Game 1 loss in College World Series Championship Series

UVA head coach Brian O’Connor, starting pitcher Connor Jones and left fielder Kevin Doherty talk with reporters after the Cavs’ 5-1 loss to Vanderbilt in Game 1 of the College World Series Championship Series on Monday.


Recap: Vanderbilt downs UVA, 5-1, in CWS Championship Series Game 1

The Virginia baseball team lost to Vanderbilt, 5-1, Monday evening in Game 1 of the College World Series Finals in front of 21,652 fans at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.


Thanks, Captain Obvious: Vandy in driver’s seat with Game 1 College World Series win

Game 1 in a best-of-three series is obviously pivotal. Vanderbilt’s 5-1 win over UVA in the College World Series Monday night is even more so for the Commodores.


Video: Previewing UVA-Vanderbilt College World Series Championship Series

Following UVA’s clinching victory over the University of Florida, the ‘Hoos find themselves right where they were a year ago, set to face reigning national champions Vanderbilt in the College World Series Championship Series. Hear from both head coaches and a pair of UVA standouts why another best-of-three series between these two schools will be something special.


Game Details: UVA and Vanderbilt prepare for College World Series Championship Series Game 1

The UVA baseball team competes for a national championship this week as it takes on Vanderbilt in the College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The best-of-three series is a rematch of a fantastic 2014 CWS Finals, won by the Commodores in three games. The series consists of games Monday, Tuesday and – if necessary – Wednesday. Each game starts at 8 p.m. ET.


Team of Destiny: How did UVA baseball get to CWS Championship Series?

On May 14, closing in on 10 p.m. Chapel Hill time, the UVA baseball season was on the verge of being over. The Cavs trailed North Carolina 1-0 going into the ninth inning. Robbie Coman tied the game with an RBI single in the ninth, and a Pavin Smith fielders choice scored the go-ahead run in the 10th to give Virginia the 2-1 win that lifted the ‘Hoos to 13-15 in the ACC on the season.


Press Conference: UVA, Vanderbilt talk with reporters at College World Series

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players Daniel Pinero and Kenny Towns and Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin and players Carson Fulmer and Dansby Swanson talk with reporters on the eve of Game 1 of the 2015 College World Series Championship Series.


Rematch: UVA, Vanderbilt set to go at it again for 2015 College World Series title

Three first-round picks, including the #1 overall, Dansby Swanson. That’s Vanderbilt, the defending national champion, looking to go back-to-back against the UVA team that it knocked off in the 2014 College World Series.


Press Conference: UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor, Cavs players at College World Series

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and Cavs players Josh Sborz, Kenny Towns and Brandon Waddell speak with reporters after Virginia’s 5-4 win over Florida on Saturday that sends the ‘Hoos to the College World Series Championship Series.


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Podcast: Does UVA baseball have a chance against Vanderbilt in the College World Series?

The UVA Sports Today crew – Chris Graham and Scott German – break down the 5-4 win for UVA baseball over favored Florida on Saturday in the 2015 College World Series. The big question: do the Cavs have a chance at knocking off defending national champion Vanderbilt?


Team of destiny? UVA baseball in College World Series Championship Series with 5-4 win over Florida

UVA third baseman Kenny Towns knocked in three runs, including the tie-breaker in the seventh on a sacrifice fly, and Brandon Waddell and Josh Sborz did just enough to hold down a potent Florida offense in a 5-4 Cavs win on Saturday in the 2015 College World Series.


Live Blog: UVA faces Florida with College World Series Championship Series berth on the line

UVA (41-23) faces Florida (52-17) tonight at 8 p.m. in a game that will decide the second participant in the 2015 College World Series Championship Series. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham leads our live blog in-game with score and situational updates, commentary, analysis and more.


Brandon Waddell gets start for UVA in College World Series do-or-die game

UVA junior lefty Brandon Waddell shut out Florida on two hits in seven-plus innings Monday night. He gets a chance to repeat those efforts tonight in a do-or-die game for the Cavs.


Video: UVA baseball’s Brian O’Connor, Kenny Towns optimistic about College World Series

The Virginia Cavaliers lost to Florida 10-5 in the College World Series Friday, but remain optimistic heading into Saturday’s elimination game. In the postgame press conference, head coach Brian O’Connor and third baseman Kenny Towns talk about the team’s optimism heading into a third game against the Gators.


Game Details: UVA vs. Florida in the 2015 College World Series

The UVA baseball team plays No. 4 national seed Florida at 3 p.m. ET on Friday in in the 2015 NCAA College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.


Video: UVA keys in Omaha, Pulp Fiction-style

The Virginia Cavaliers are one win away from advancing to the College World Series Championship Series in Omaha. Find out Jeff Fischel’s 3 key players to the Hoos advancing in this Quentin Tarantino-themed ACC Now.


Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks 2015 College World Series, ACC football

AFP editor Chris Graham joins the Mark Moses Show on Sports Radio 1560 The Fan to break down the 2015 College World Series and talk ACC football.


Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the 2015 College World Series

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins WREL host Jim Bresnahan to break down Virginia’s 1-0 win over Florida in the 2015 College World Series.


Press Conference: UVA baseball on College World Series win

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players Connor Jones, Daniel Pinero and Kenny Towns talk with the media after the Cavs defeated Arkansas, 5-3, in the opening game of the 2015 College World Series.


Recap: UVA baseball tops Arkansas, 5-3, in College World Series opener

The Virginia baseball team opened the 2015 NCAA College World Series Saturday with a 5-3 win over Arkansas in front of 24,228 fans at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.


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Podcast: UVA Sports Today breaks down College World Series opener

The UVA Sports Today crew – Chris Graham and Scott German – break down the Cavs’ 5-3 win over Arkansas in the opening game of the 2015 College World Series.


Forget the script: UVA baseball just wins, baby

Connor Jones only went six innings, forcing UVA coach Brian O’Connor to go to Josh Sborz way, way early. Ryan Killian, who couldn’t get out of the sixth his past two starts, lasted into the eighth, handing the ball to Arkansas closer Zach Jackson, he of 87 strikeouts in 56.1 innings this year.


Podcast: Chris Graham previews the 2015 College World Series

Chris Graham talks with the Mark Moses Show on Sports Radio-1560 in Melbourne, Fla., to preview the 2015 College World Series.


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Podcast: News updates on Jesse Matthew, Virginia economy, College World Series, more

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va., to talk Virginia news, sports and politics. Today’s segment includes updates on the Jesse Matthew abduction and murder cases, the latest news on the Virginia economy, and a quick preview of the 2015 College World Series, which begins on Saturday with UVA facing off with Arkansas.