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.


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.

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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.


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).


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.

Live Blog: UVA vs. TCU in the College World Series

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will be live blogging during Tuesday’s College World Series game between #3 national seed UVA (50-14) and #7 national seed TCU (48-16). First pitch is at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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.

#3 UVA defeats Maryland, 7-3; CWS berth on the line Monday

UVA coach Brian O’Connor had to go to his starting rotation to close out a 7-3 win in Game 2 of the Cavs’ Super Regional series with Maryland on Sunday at Davenport Field.


Advertise on Play Ball! baseball radio program for $75

Augusta Free Press is handling advertising placements for the Play Ball! radio program. Placements start at $75 for inclusion in the program. Your ad will be featured in both broadcasts – the original run on WSVA and the repeat on ESPN radio. More details are below.

NCAA: UVA-Maryland Super Regionals to begin Saturday

The UVA baseball team will play host to Maryland Saturday through Monday (June 7-9) in the 2014 NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional at a sold-out Davenport Field.

ACC announces early season football TV schedule

A fifth straight appearance in prime time for the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game, 10 national TV exposures and 10 national ESPN3 exposures in the first three weeks of the season,

Syracuse transfer Tasia Butler headed to JMU

James Madison women’s basketball welcomes Tasia Butler, a 6-1 guard and a native of Waldorf, Maryland, to the team as she transfers from Syracuse. Due to NCAA transfer rules, she will sit out the 2014-15 season and have three years of eligibility remaining.

JMU softball earns first Top 25 in program history

After winning the program’s second Colonial Athletic Association championship and winning a program record 44 games, the JMU softball team received its first-ever national ranking, Tuesday.

The Kiss Seen ‘Round the World: Michael Sam opens our eyes

A group of codgers at the local Starbucks was discussing the Michael Sam kiss seen ‘round the world today, and it was clear that they didn’t like what they saw. The general theme: Did they really need to show us that?

JMU women’s basketball adds Candice Williams to 2014 class

JMU women’s basketball signed point guard Candice Williams to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Kenny Brooks announced today.

UVa. basketball stuck with Maryland in 2014 ACC/Big 10 Challenge

The 16th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, played over three days from December 1-3, will be highlighted by an expanded format of 14 games – two more than previous Challenges.


Nice touch: Masters chamo Bubba Watson celebrates at Waffle House

You’ve just won your second green jacket at The Masters. So naturally, you celebrate … at Waffle House? That’s where Bubba Watson marked his second Masters championship late Sunday night, as noted in a tweet that the golfer sent out to his 1.15 million followers.

UVa.’s Joe Harris out of three-point competition due to academic obligations

UVa. senior guard Joe Harris (Chelan, Wash.) has withdrawn from the 2014 State Farm College 3-Point Championship due to academic obligations.

NCAA Tournament Blog: What UVa. fans need to know about Michigan State

UVa. fans already know plenty about Michigan State. For starters, that Michigan State (28-8) is supposed to beat the top-seeded ‘Hoos on its way to the national championship. President Obama is among the 13.7 percent of the more than 5.1 million brackets in the ESPN Tournament Challenge picking State to go all the way.

JMU Dukes keep dancing with NCAA Tournament upset of Gonzaga

Senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) scored 28 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the 11th-seeded JMU women’s basketball team to its first NCAA Tournament win since 1991 with a 72-63 victory over Gonzaga at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas, Sunday.

JMU women’s basketball send off, watch party details

Join James Madison Athletics on Friday, March 21 as the school sends off JMU women’s basketball to the NCAA tournament! Fans are encouraged to arrive at 11 a.m. outside A door of the JMU Convocation Center.

JMU to host NCAA Women’s Selection Show Watch Party

JMU will host a watch party for the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Show at the Convocation Center, Monday, March 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the selection show slated to begin at 7 p.m.

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ACC Tournament Blog: #1 UVa. vs. #3 Duke

Augusta Free Press is courtside at the Greensboro Coliseum for Sunday’s ACC Tournament Final pitting #1 seed UVa. (27-6 18-2 ACC) and #3 Duke (26-7, 15-5 ACC). Tipoff is at 1 p.m.

Has Florida State’s NCAA bubble burst?

Florida State sure could have used a win over ACC regular-season champ UVa. in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.

Florida State and the NCAA bubble: Where do they meet?

Going into the 2014 ACC Tournament, Florida State was a first four out team in ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi’s rendering of the NCAA Tournament field. The ‘Noles knew they needed at least a win on Thursday in the second round against Maryland to get on the right side of the bubble. Not that FSU coach Leonard Hamilton is admitting that he even gave it a scintilla of thought or anything.