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Video: Chris Graham reviews WrestleMania 33

AFP editor Chris Graham reviews WrestleMania 33 on Facebook Live.


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Listen: Chris Graham talks Final Four, Wrestlemania on 1560-The Fan

Chris Graham joins The Mark Moses Show on SportsRadio 1560-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla., to talk Final Four and WrestleMania 33.


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A Final Four missed: But thanks, UVA ’16ers, for what you’ve built

How to make sense of that which seems to make no sense, namely, emotions over a basketball team losing a big game?


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Boeheim’s gamble pays off for Syracuse

London Perrantes connected from three with 9:32 to go to put UVA up 15. Writers were thinking up ledes about how Cavs fans were about to party like it was 1984.


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Stunned: Big Syracuse run ends UVA season, 68-62

Top seed UVA led by 14 at the half, 16 early in the second half and 15 with 9:32 to go, but a 25-4 Syracuse run turned the game around and lifted the Orange to a 68-62 win in the Midwest Regional final Sunday night in Chicago.


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Live Blog: UVA faces Syracuse in the Elite Eight

Join Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham on our live blog as #1 seed Virginia (29-7) faces #10 seed Syracuse (22-13) in the Midwest Regional final Sunday night.


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Game Preview: UVA, Syracuse meet with Final Four berth on the line

UVA played Syracuse more than two months ago. The world was a different place then. For starters, the starters: Jack Salt.


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Fill out the free college hoops bracket for the Waynesboro YMCA

The folks at The Charity Bracket will donate $50,000 to the Waynesboro YMCA if you have the best score at the end of the tournament.


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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks college basketball, MLB Opening Day, on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington to wrap the 2015 Final Four, look ahead to the 2015-2016 college basketball season, then shifts gears to talk about Opening Day in Major League baseball with a focus on the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles.


Five observations on Wisconsin-Kentucky: Yeah, that was historic

Wisconsin had a huge night on offense: You don’t notice it right away, because the final score was just 71-64, but the Badgers were two next levels ahead of every other Kentucky opponent this season on offense.


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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks religious freedom, sports on WREL-1450

AFP editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va., to talk about Indiana’s religious freedom bill and preview the upcoming weekend in sports.


CGI: Ritchie McKay leaves UVA, Final Four preview, Virginia politics

CGI host Chris Graham talks UVA basketball, Final Four, Virginia politics and more on today’s podcast.


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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks sports on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington. The segment includes a discussion of the news that VMI basketball coach Duggar Baucom is leaving the school to coach at The Citadel. What does this mean for VMI going forward?


Five takeaways from Kentucky win over Notre Dame

Notre Dame laid out a nice blueprint for Kentucky’s next two opponents: Spread the floor, have post players on the move, stay in front on defense, limit turnovers, and it’s doable. Kentucky had to go 9-for-9 from the floor in the final 12 minutes to pull out a two-point win against a small, thin Notre Dame team. This was truly David vs. Goliath. Goliath executed better late.


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AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the college football playoff

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk sports, with a focus this week on getting an early look at the four-team college football playoff.


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William and Mary basketball adds home game to 2014-2015 schedule

William and Mary head men’s basketball coach Tony Shaver announced the addition of Bluefield College to round out the Tribe’s 14-game home slate for the 2014-15 season.


Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks UVA, Virginia Tech, JMU sports on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk Virginia sports.


Fuel to the fire: No respect for defending ACC champ UVA

UVA basketball fans might have worried that the program might be due a letdown after a breakthrough 2013-2014 season. What coach Tony Bennett asks his players to do is hard.


UVA, O’Connor got the game they wanted: It just didn’t work out

Going into Game 3 of the 2014 College World Series Finals, the series tied at one game apiece, UVA coach Brian O’Connor knew how he wanted the game to go and how in his perfect world he wanted it to end.


Chris Graham: UVA the favorite in the College World Series?

As the top national seed remaining, it would be hard to argue UVA not being the favorite to win the 2014 College World Series. Now for the reality check: there’s a lot of baseball still to be played, and a lot of good baseball teams to play them.


Lacrosse Final Four: Syracuse 16, UVA 8

The sixth-seeded Virginia women’s lacrosse team (12-9) was eliminated in the semifinals of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Championships with a 16-8 loss to second-seeded Syracuse (21-2) on Friday (May 23) at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland.


UVA women’s lacrosse faces Syracuse in Final Four

The sixth-seeded Virginia women’s lacrosse team (12-8) faces second-seeded Syracuse (20-2) on Friday, May 23 at 5 p.m. in the semifinals of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Championships at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland.


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UVa. men’s tennis falls to USC in Final Four

The fourth-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team had its 2014 season come to an end Monday with a 5-1 loss to top-ranked USC in a NCAA semifinal match at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.


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UVa. men’s tennis tops Baylor, returns to Final Four

The fourth-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the 2014 NCAA Tournament with a 4-0 victory over No. 5 Baylor Sunday afternoon at the Ken Byers Tennis Center on the campus of Georgia Tech.


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UVa. women’s lacrosse upsets UNC, advances to Final Four

A 6-0 second-half scoring run propelled the sixth-seeded UVa. women’s lacrosse team (12-8) to a 10-9 upset victory over third-seeded North Carolina (15-5) in the quarterfinals of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship on Saturday (May 17) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


AFP in MSG: Augusta Free Press follows UVa. to Sweet 16 in Madison Square Garden

#1 East Regional seed UVa. is on its way to the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City, and Augusta Free Press will be at the mecca of basketball to follow the ‘Hoos in their Sweet 16 matchup with #4 seed Michigan State.


Notes, Quotes and Comments: UVa. Sweet 16 press conference

UVa. basketball coach Tony Bennett and seniors Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell talk with the media in Madison Square Garden on the eve of the Cavs’ Sweet 16 game with Michigan State Friday night.


UVa. has no chance: Tom Izzo and destiny

Tony Bennett has no chance of outdueling Tom Izzo. It’s a legacy thing: us UVa. types wouldn’t understand.


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#1 seed UVa. to play #4 seed Michigan State in Sweet 16

No. 1 seed UVa. (30-6) will play No. 4 seed Michigan State (28-8) in the semifinals of the East Region on Friday, March 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Tipoff is set for approximately 9:57 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on TBS.


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NCAA Tournament Preview: #1 UVa. vs. #8 Memphis

No. 1 seed UVa. (29-6) will play No. 8 seed Memphis (24-9) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 23. Tipoff at PNC Arena (19,700) is set for approximately 8:40 p.m.


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Video: Can UVa. make it all the way to Texas?

Mike Gminski joins ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel to preview UVa.’s chances in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Are the Cavaliers big enough to make the Final Four? Are the Hoos better than the other teams in the East? Will they bring home the bacon? Find out in our Wright Brand Bacon Road to Texas.


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#1 seed UVa. opens NCAA Tournament with #16 Coastal Carolina

ACC champion UVa. (28-6), making its 18th NCAA Tournament appearance, is the No. 1 seed in the East Region. The Cavaliers will face No. 16 seed Coastal Carolina (21-12) in an NCAA Tournament second-round game played in Raleigh, N.C., at PNC Arena on Friday, March 21.


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Did NC State do enough to get NCAA invite? Coach K thinks so

NC State won 21 games, beat Syracuse once, maybe should have beaten the Orange twice, beat Tennessee, but yet the Wolfpack looks to be on the outside looking in as far as the NCAA Tournament is concerned. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski thinks this is ridiculous, for what it’s worth.


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Oh, so close: Can NC State knock off Syracuse?

This was back when Syracuse was still undefeated and apparently undefeatable, though increasingly vulnerable. NC State led the Orange by one in the final seconds in the Carrier Dome, and then couldn’t get the ball in bounds.


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Chris Graham: How good is UVa. basketball?

UVa. basketball should pretty easily re-enter the Top 25 from AP and the coaches this week after being out since Week 2 following the November loss at home to VCU.


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Terry Holland is UVa.’s ACC Tournament Legend

Former Virginia head coach and director of athletics Terry Holland is the Cavaliers’ 2014 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Legend, announced Wednesday (Jan. 29) by ACC Commissioner John Swofford.


Chris Graham: Yes, Virginia, that Tennessee game just happened

It was as good a time as any to look at the RPI ratings. Going into Monday’s game at Tennessee, Virginia was a decent, if middling, 51st overall, sandwiched between VCU and Mercer. An RPI rating of 51 doesn’t guarantee you an NCAA bid, but you’re close, and if you’re UVa., you’ve got the whole ACC season to build on what was going into Monday night already the 44th-toughest schedule in the country.


Chris Graham: Don’t get too down, UVa. Nation

Let’s face it. VCU is the heavyweight college basketball program in the state of Virginia, and has been for some time. There was a time, maybe about 15 years ago, that Virginia was the big boy in the Commonwealth, but that was before Pete Gillen, before Dave Leitao, long before Tony Bennett.


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Is UVa. ready for #14 VCU?

The short answer: Yes, #25 UVa. is ready for #14 VCU, with the Rams coming to town Tuesday night for a hellacious early-season non-conference matchup. The ‘Hoos are three-point favorites, basically pick ‘em on a neutral court. Which is a sign that Virginia basketball has come a long way.


Chris Graham: Littlepage votes ‘confidence’ for Mike London

Make no bones about it. Mike London is not on any hot seat at UVa., despite his team’s 2-3 start.


VCU sixth in final USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ poll

It’s a well-known fact that Shaka Smart is a history buff. Then it really comes as no surprise as Smart and his Rams continue to rewrite the history books when it comes to VCU basketball. For the first time ever, the Black & Gold earned a top-10 ranking, finishing sixth in the final USA Today/ESPN […]


VCU runs ends with loss to Butler

A pair of threes by Shelvin Mack broke open a close game midway through the second half, and Butler held on down the stretch to defeat Virginia Commonwealth 70-62 in the Final Four on Saturday in Houston. Mack’s first three gave Butler a 47-43 lead with 11:16 to go. He made another 1:19 later to […]


The AFP on WREL: Finality?

AFP editor Chris Graham talks Virginia news and sports with WREL-1450AM’s “Online with Jim Bresnahan.” The segment begins with a look at recent activity in Richmond regarding legislation passed in the 2011 Virginia General Assembly session – specifically looking at Gov. Bob McDonnell’s budget amendment  cutting funding for public broadcasting. Will the governor finally get […]


Chris Graham: Fair-weather fans

See anything wrong with this picture? And no, I’m not referring to the fact that the governor’s office released a photo of Bob McDonnell talking on the phone with VCU coach Shaka Smart after the Rams’ win over top-seeded Kansas to earn the school’s first Final Four berth last weekend. It’s what McDonnell is wearing […]


The AFP on WREL: Improbable

AFP editor Chris Graham talks Virginia sports with WREL-1450AM’s “Online with Jim Bresnahan.” The segment begins, naturally, with an examination of the improbable run of Virginia Commonwealth to the Final Four. It’s not a fluke, says Chris, citing data on how VCU has improved markedly in defensive efficiency and shooting from the field.


The AFP on WREL: Improbable

AFP editor Chris Graham talks Virginia sports with WREL-1450AM’s “Online with Jim Bresnahan.” The segment begins, naturally, with an examination of the improbable run of Virginia Commonwealth to the Final Four. It’s not a fluke, says Chris, citing data on how VCU has improved markedly in defensive efficiency and shooting from the field. The Rams […]


Unbelievable! VCU knocks off Kansas to earn Final Four berth

Virginia Commonwealth led by as many as 18 points in the first half, and then withstood a furious second-half Kansas rally to shock the top-seeded Jayhawks 71-61 on Sunday and advance to the first Final Four in the school’s history. “We knew Kansas was going to make a run in the second half, but we […]


Unbelievable! VCU knocks off Kansas to earn Final Four berth

Virginia Commonwealth led by as many as 18 points in the first half, and then withstood a furious second-half Kansas rally to shock the top-seeded Jayhawks 71-61 on Sunday and advance to the first Final Four in the school’s history. “We knew Kansas was going to make a run in the second half, but we […]


The AFP on WREL: Sweet (16) Dreams

AFP editor Chris Graham talks Virginia sports on WREL-1450AM’s “Online with Jim Bresnahan.” The segment begins with a look back and look ahead at VCU and Richmond and their runs in the NCAA Tournament. Can either of the two surprise Sweet 16 teams be Final Four-bound?


The AFP on WREL: Sweet (16) Dreams

AFP editor Chris Graham talks Virginia sports on WREL-1450AM’s “Online with Jim Bresnahan.” The segment begins with a look back and look ahead at VCU and Richmond and their runs in the NCAA Tournament. Can either of the two surprise Sweet 16 teams be Final Four-bound? Chris and Jim then break down the rest of […]