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Line up the tomato cans: How will CM Punk fare in UFC?

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.


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Virginia Tech rallies late, defeats UVA, 24-20, extends winning streak to 11

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.


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Game Notes: UVA and Virginia Tech hook up Friday night

UVA and Virginia Tech meet in the 2014 Commonwealth Clash on Friday at 8 p.m. in Blacksburg.


Surprised at UVA move on Mike London?

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.


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Win or lose: Change is coming after UVA, Virginia Tech meet on Friday

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 sidesteps questions on future

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.


Game time set for UVA-Virginia Tech football on Black Friday

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.


ACC, ESPN set game time for UVA-Miami football on Saturday

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.


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ACC announces football game times, networks for Nov. 20-22

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday the following game times and ACC TV networks for its football games of Nov. 20-22.


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GameDay Blog: UVA football at Florida State

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.


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Game Notes: UVA football travels to #2 Florida State

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.


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Atlantic Coast Conference announces game times, ACC TV networks for Nov. 15

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday the following game times and ACC TV networks for its football games of Nov. 15.


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ACC football game times, TV for Nov. 6-8

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday the following game times and TV networks for ACC football games of Nov. 6-8.


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ACC announces game times, TV networks for Oct. 30-Nov. 1

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday the following game times and ACC TV networks for its football games of Oct. 30-Nov. 1.


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Shorter NBA games: Better NBA games?

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.


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ACC announces football game times, TV for Oct. 23-25

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.


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.


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ACC announces football game times, TV for Oct. 16-18

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday the following game times and ACC TV networks for its football games of Oct. 16-18.


Oh, yeah, good idea: Johnny Football to counsel Famous Jameis?

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?


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ESPN calls Bill Simmons bluff

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.


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ACC moves Miami-Virginia Tech kickoff on Oct. 23 to 8 p.m.

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.


Kickoff time for UVA Oct. 4 game vs. Pitt set for 7:30 p.m.

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.


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ACC football game times, TV for Oct. 3-4

The Atlantic Coast Conference Monday announced the following game times and networks for Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4.


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ACC football game times for Sept. 27

The Atlantic Coast Conference Monday announced the following ACC football game times and networks for Saturday, Sept. 27.


Oscar-nominated Amir Windowm to speak at Bridgewater College

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.


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ESPN announces ACC football game times for Sept. 20

ESPN has announced the following networks for ACC football games of Sept. 20. The game times were announced earlier. All times are Eastern.


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What did we learn from the Ray Rice video? Nothing

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?


UVA-BYU kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 20

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).


Ban Ray Rice, or fire Roger Goodell: Somebody’s head needs to roll

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!


Live Blog: UVA football season opener vs. #7 UCLA

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.


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ACC releases 2014-2015 UVA basketball schedule

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.


Comcast IPTV trial for schools reaches Bridgewater College

Xfinity On Campus, a creation of Comcast, will give Bridgewater students access to approximately 80 live cable channels including every major broadcast network, as well as cable channels such as SMC, ESPN, FX and MTV.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters at training camp on Aug. 15.


TNA moving Impact Wrestling to Wednesdays: Good news?

TNA announced today that it is moving its Impact Wrestling flagship TV show to Wednesday nights on Spike TV effective next week.


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UVA’s ACC/Big 10 Challenge Game vs. Maryland on ESPN2

The television network and time designations for the 16th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’s Sporting Goods on Dec. 1-3 were announced Tuesday (Aug. 12).


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UVA to play three games on ESPN’s ACC Big Monday

Virginia will make three appearances on ESPN’s ACC Big Monday during the 2014-15 men’s basketball season, the network announced Monday (Aug. 11).


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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.


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Marquee games put pressure on UVA football early

If you’re UVA football, and you’re on a nine-game losing streak, and your coach is on the hot seat, and you’ve got road trips to BYU, Florida State and Virginia Tech to look forward to, maybe you want to start the season with a layup, to huild some confidence.


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UVA soccer’s Makenzy Doniak named to U.S. U-20 World Cup Team

UVA women’s soccer junior forward Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.) has been named the United States’ squad for next month’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.


Commissioner’s Forum opens 2014 ACC Football Kickoff

ACC Commissioner John Swofford looked ahead with excitement and anticipation on Sunday as he met with a record media contingent at the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 43rd annual Football Kickoff.


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UVA’s Anthony Harris named to Walter Camp Watch List

UVA strong safety Anthony Harris was named a “player to watch” by the Walter Camp Football Foundation for its 2014 Player of the Year award, the nation’s fourth-oldest individual college football accolade.


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UVA tailback Kevin Parks named to Doak Walker Award Preseason Watch List

UVA running back Kevin Parks was named to the 2014 preseason Doak Walker Award Watch List, PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced Thursday.


Wrestling Beat: Rock return? CM Punk now on WWE alumni page, Bobby Lashley

Return of The Rock? Dwayne Johnson appeared on ESPN’s Sports Nation on Tuesday and told host Michelle Beadle that he would “love” to wrestle again, and that he’s talked to Vince McMahon about a return to WWE.


ACC well represented at the ESPYs

Seven former and current ACC student-athletes, in addition to one team are among the finalists for recognition in ESPN’s annual awards show.


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UVA safety Anthony Harris named to Thorpe Watch List

UVA strong safety Anthony Harris was named to the 2014 preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced Friday.


“Get Your Kids Hiking!” in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah National Park Association are delighted to once again host a special program featuring Jeff Alt, renowned author of Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun, who will inspire families to enjoy and care for nature and the outdoors.


Things we won’t miss from the 2014 College World Series

The 2014 College World Series has come and gone, and it’s a tough go for UVA baseball fans, whose team’s run at the school’s first baseball national title came up a run short Wednesday night.


Live Blog: UVA vs. Ole Miss in the College World Series, Part Deux

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will lead a live blog during today’s resumption of the suspended College World Series game between UVA (51-14) and Ole Miss (48-20).


V Foundation, Virginia Wine Partnership to fund cancer research

Virginia will partner with The V Foundation for Cancer Research to host “Virginia Vine: The Commonwealth Crushes Cancer,” a weekend event to be held in April 2015 at Trump Winery and other locations in Charlottesville.