Kentucky, of course, still has a “legitimate shot to finish the regular season undefeated.” This from ESPN basketball guru Seth Greenberg late Tuesday, otherwise explaining away how the supposedly indomitable Wildcats escaped its SEC opener with unranked Ole Miss, winning 89-86 in overtime.
UVA basketball is holding steady in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls this week at #3.
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.
The Longwood basketball programs will receive unprecedented broadcast coverage this season, giving Lancer fans several options to follow the team for the rest of the 2014-15 seasons.
UVA basketball, off to its first 11-0 start since 1992-1993, moved up two spots to #3 in the AP and coaches polls on Monday.
The UVA men’s basketball team is fifth in the AP and coaches polls this week. The Cavaliers (11-0) rose a spot in the AP poll, switching places with idle Wisconsin, after posting a pair of wins last week, 70-54 over Cleveland State on Thursday and 76-27 over Harvard on Sunday.
The Lynchburg Hillcats will partner with ESPN Radio for Hillcats’ game broadcasts for the 2015 season. All 140 regular season games, plus any necessary playoff games will be heard on 93.3 FM and 1320 AM.
UVA football player Quin Blanding earned his third Freshman All-America honor when ESPN.com included the free safety on its postseason list today.
Florida State’s selection as the No. 3 seed in inaugural College Football Playoff highlighted a Sunday in which 11 of the 14 ACC football members were chosen to participate in postseason bowl games.
Brock Lesnar was an NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion before leaving WWE to star in UFC. The best CM Punk can claim is that he has trained in MMA off and on for a few years.
Virginia Tech used a late scoring drive to escape frigid Lane Stadium with a 24-20 win over UVA here Friday night. The win was the 11th straight for Tecgh over the Cavaliers and keeps the Hokies’ bowl streak intact at 22 years.
UVA and Virginia Tech meet in the 2014 Commonwealth Clash on Friday at 8 p.m. in Blacksburg.
UVA Athletics Director Craig Littlepage made it official on Wednesday, telling Wahoo Nation that football coach Mike London would be back for 2015, cooling the hot seat talk, for now, anyway.
Virginia Tech is averaging 362.0 yards and 23.3 points per game in 2014, a big fall-off from the Hokies’ most recent double-digit-win season, 2011, when that 11-3 squad averaged 413.0 yards and 27.9 points per game.
UVA football coach Mike London was asked at his Monday press conference about his job status. As he has all season when asked about his future, London sidestepped the question.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday that the kickoff for the UVA-Virginia Tech football game on Friday, Nov. 28 has been set for 8 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced tonight the start time for Virginia’s Nov. 22 home football game with Miami. The game will be televised by ESPN2 and will kickoff at 7 p.m.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday the following game times and ACC TV networks for its football games of Nov. 20-22.
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham leads a live GameDay Blog for Saturday’s ACC football clash between UVA (4-5, 2-3 ACC) and #2 Florida State (8-0, 5-0 ACC). Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m.
UVA football (4-5, 2-3 ACC) travels to #2 Florida State (8-0, 5-0 ACC) for an ACC game on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in Tallahassee, Fla.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday the following game times and ACC TV networks for its football games of Nov. 15.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday the following game times and TV networks for ACC football games of Nov. 6-8.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday the following game times and ACC TV networks for its football games of Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
A preseason game between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics on Sunday will test out a shorter 44-minute NBA game model that is being looked at as a way to improve the flow of the game.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today the start time for Virginia’s Oct. 25 Homecomings football game against North Carolina. The game will be televised the ACC Network and will begin at 12:30 p.m.
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.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday the following game times and ACC TV networks for its football games of Oct. 16-18.
This makes total sense: Johnny Manziel, who will soon be missing college as much as Matt Leinart and Brian Bosworth, is planning to contact fellow basket-case wunderkind Jameis Winston, the idea being that in so doing one Heisman Trophy winner can help another avoid, I don’t know, what could either of these guys not get in stupid trouble for doing now?
Bill Simmons seemed to dare ESPN to suspend him for his comments suggesting that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is a “liar” for insisting that he had not seen the videotape of Ray Rice attacking his then-fiancee.
The Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday announced that the kickoff time for the Miami at Virginia Tech game, which will be played on Thursday. Oct. 23, at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, has been moved to 8 p.m. (ET).
Wrestling News and Notes: Backstage at Raw, Raw TV viewers up slightly, Nash to appear in Magic Mike sequel
WWE Monday Night Raw was in Memphis this week, and Jerry “The King” Lawler wasn’t the only Memphis wrestling legend to appear in front of the live audience.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today the start time for the UVA Oct. 4 home football game against Pitt. The game will be televised by regional sports networks and will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Atlantic Coast Conference Monday announced the following game times and networks for Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4.
The Atlantic Coast Conference Monday announced the following ACC football game times and networks for Saturday, Sept. 27.
Amir Windom, Oscar-nominated and Grammy Award-winning record executive, will speak Tuesday, Sept.16, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.
ESPN has announced the following networks for ACC football games of Sept. 20. The game times were announced earlier. All times are Eastern.
Why did it take the video from inside the elevator showing Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee Janay twice, knocking her out on her feet, her then hitting her head on a guardrail before dropping to the ground, for public opinion to turn so severely?
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today the start time for the UVA football Sept. 20 road football game at BYU. The game will be televised on either ESPN or ESPNU and will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. in Provo).
The story on the Ray Rice domestic-assault incident has now been updated from we don’t know what happened in the elevator to oh, my God, he knocked her the eff out!
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham leads a live blog from the press box at Scott Stadium n Charlottesville, Va., during today’s 2014 football season opener between UVA and seventh-ranked UCLA.
The Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2014-15 men’s basketball schedules for its member institutions Wednesday (Aug. 27). UVA will play 30 regular-season games, including 16 contests at John Paul Jones Arena, during the upcoming season.