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JMU rallies, tops William and Mary, 31-24: Dukes in playoff hunt?

James Madison rallied from a 24-13 fourth-quarter deficit, getting the go-ahead score with 47 seconds to go on a pass from Vad Lee to DeAndre Smith, to top William and Mary, 31-24, on Homecoming at Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, Va., on Saturday.


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Backs against the wall: And UVA football comes out listless

Georgia Tech had two touchdowns on the board before UVA could manage a first down on Saturday in Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Cavaliers, for their part, had three three-and-outs in their first four offensive series.


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Live Blog: UVA football vs. Georgia Tech

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will lead a live blog during today’s ACC football game between UVA (4-4, 2-2 ACC) and Georgia Tech (6-2, 3-2 ACC).


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When do we start looking ahead to 2016?

The 2016 presidential election is two years away. Hard to believe, ain’t it? I mean, didn’t we just have one of them presidential elections?


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Backs against the wall: Does UVA football come out swinging at Georgia Tech?

The margin of error is gone for UVA football coach Mike London, whose tenure as the Virginia Cavaliers head man is tenuous after a 28-27 loss to North Carolina last weekend.


Insult? Defending ACC champ UVA tabbed fourth in preseason conference poll

UVA won the ACC title in 2013-2014, return seven of their top nine scorers and add a heralded freshman class. The writers who cover the ACC see the Cavs the same as they did heading into last season.


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Game Notes: UVA football at Georgia Tech in ACC matchup

Virginia Cavaliers football heads to Atlanta Saturday to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the first of two consecutive road ACC games for the Cavaliers. The game will be televised on ESPNU.


Unscientific Analysis: How many games has UVA coach Mike London, staff, cost the team?

Augusta Free Press staffer Scott German, on the drive back from Charlottesville after Saturday’s 28-27 UVA football loss to North Carolina, the latest in a string of Virginia defeats that fans could attribute, fairly or not, to poor coaching decisions by Mike London and his staff, posited that London could personally be blamed “for at least 10 to 12 losses” in his four-plus seasons at the helm.


Maryland woman arrested in Waynesboro with large stash of meth

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Maryland woman early Sunday morning after they found her passed out in a wrecked car loaded with suspected methamphetamine.


Press Conference: Virginia Cavaliers football coach Mike London

Virginia Cavaliers football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. UVA football (4-4, 2-2 ACC) plays at Georgia Tech (6-2, 3-2 ACC) on Saturday in Atlanta, Ga.


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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 football players of the week

Three student-athletes each from Miami and Clemson were recognized as the Atlantic Coast Conference announced its Football Players of the Week following the games of Thursday night and Saturday.


Vad Lee shines as JMU football tops Charlotte in shootout

Junior quarterback Vad Lee (Durham, N.C./Hillside (Georgia Tech)) recorded more than 400 yards of total offense and produced six touchdowns to lead the James Madison to a 48-40 victory over host Charlotte in non-conference football Saturday afternoon at Jerry Richardson Stadium.


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Press Conference: Virginia Cavaliers football coach Mike London

Highlights from the postgame press conference with Virginia Cavaliers football coach Mike London after UVA’s 28-27 loss to North Carolina on Saturday in Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.


Another devastating loss: The end of the Mike London era?

For the fourth time this season, UVA lost a game in which it outplayed its opponent statistically. Which suggests that there is talent in the program. And suggests that the problem isn’t on the field, but with the guys in headsets.


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Can UVA football bounce back against improving UNC?

Two weeks ago, UVA football stock was up, UNC football stock was down. Virginia was 4-2 and alone atop the ACC Coastal Division, North Carolina was 2-3 and on its way to a sure beatdown at Notre Dame.


UVA women’s basketball picked 10th in preseason ACC poll

The UVA women’s basketball team has been predicted to finish 10th in the official 2014-15 Blue Ribbon Panel Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Poll and ninth in a polling of the ACC head coaches in results announced Wednesday (Oct. 22) by the conference office.


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ACC, Notre Dame announce football playing dates through 2025

The ACC and Notre Dame have announced their football playing dates through the 2025 season, formally sealing the partnership that began this season and will feature an average of five games per year over a 12-year span.


Matt Johns: Is he the guy at quarterback for UVA football?

Greyson Lambert was anointed as starting quarterback by UVA football coach Mike London coming out of the spring, supplanting last year’s starter, David Watford, who slid to second on the depth chart.


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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.


UVA hires first chief medical information officer

To help University of Virginia Health System care providers take full advantage of technology to enhance patient care, UVA has named its first chief medical information officer (CMIO).


UVA golfer Derek Bard wins U.S. Collegiate title

Sophomore Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) shot 8-under 64 to run away with the individual title and help the 25th-ranked UVA men’s golf team to a second-place finish at the U.S. Collegiate Championship at The Golf Club of Atlanta.


Press Conference: Duke coach David Cutcliffe

Interviews with Duke football coach David Cutcliffe and Duke players after the Blue Devils’ 20-13 win over UVA on Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C.


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Live Blog: UVA football in key game at ACC rival Duke

UVA (4-2, 2-0 ACC) travels to Duke (5-1, 1-1 ACC) today for a key ACC contest. The ‘Hoos are alone atop the ACC Coastal Division standings after home wins over Louisville (23-21, Sept. 13) and Pitt (24-19, Oct. 4). Duke, the defending Coastal champ, is coming off a 31-25 win at Georgia Tech last weekend. The Blue Devils have won five of the last six in the series with UVA.


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How does UVA football match up with defending ACC Coastal champ Duke?

Duke football is riding about as high as you can get in that sport on that campus. A 5-1 start on the heels of a 10-win season that landed the Blue Devils in the 2013 ACC Championship Game and the Chick-fil-A Bowl is what David Cutcliffe has fans almost expecting now.


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Game Notes: UVA football key ACC game at Duke

UVA (4-2, 2-0 ACC) travels to Duke (5-1, 1-1 ACC) on Saturday for a key ACC contest. The ‘Hoos are alone atop the ACC Coastal Division standings after home wins over Louisville (23-21, Sept. 13) and Pitt (24-19, Oct. 4). Duke, the defending Coastal champ, is coming off a 31-25 win at Georgia Tech last weekend. The Blue Devils have won the last five in the series with UVA.


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Rivalry? Duke has been the hammer, UVA football the nail

Remember when it was shameful to say that your football team lost to Duke? Entering the 2008 season, UVA football owned Duke, as to that point the rest of the ACC had, with Virginia having won 17 of the last 19 in the series. Which made the 31-3 beatdown that the Blue Devils handed to the ‘Hoos in ’08 so shocking.


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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.


Idle UVA takes over first in ACC Coastal

Didn’t expect much news on the UVA football front with the ‘Hoos off this week, but there was news of a sort: Virginia now sits atop the ACC Coastal Division standings by virtue of Duke’s 31-25 win at Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon.


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 players of the week

Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson again heads the list of Atlantic Coast Conference football accolades, as he was voted ACC Offensive Back of the Week for the second week in a row and received his third straight ACC Rookie of the Week honor.


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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.


VMI women’s soccer loses to UNC-Greensboro, 4-1

The VMI Keydets jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but the UNCG Spartans used three second half goals to take a lead they would not relinquish, en route to a 4-1 victory in Southern Conference women’s soccer action Sunday afternoon at VMI’s Patchin Field in Lexington, Va.


Is Mike London’s job at UVA safe yet?

As Virginia football slogged to a 2-10 finish in 2013, it wasn’t a safe bet that UVA football coach Mike London wouldn’t be canned at the end of the season, and that if he somehow made it past that stage he wouldn’t then be a dead man walking in 2014.


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Breaking down Virginia Tech-UNC: Who survives to compete in ACC title race?

Both Virginia Tech and North Carolina enter their matchup Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C., with an ACC loss. One will leave with a second loss, and almost assuredly will see its chance to play for the ACC title in Charlotte in December come to an end.


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Press Conference: North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora talks with reporters on Monday. UNC (2-2, 0-1 ACC) hosts Virginia Tech (3-2, 0-1 ACC) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C.


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Robert Hurt: Protecting Americans’ privacy on Healthcare.gov

Recently, a constituent contacted our office to express concern over the fact that he was unable to delete his profile from Healthcare.gov.


Goal-line stand preserves Delaware overtime victory over JMU, 30-23

JMU overcame a pair fourth-quarter deficits to force overtime, only to fall to No. 25 Delaware 30-23 in Colonial Athletic Association football Saturday before 20,592 fans at Bridgeforth Stadium and Zane Showker Field.


At greater risk of the upset this weekend: UVA or Virginia Tech?

There’s a reason Vegas puts numbers on games, too, and UVA, as much as a 26.5-point favorite over Kent State, and Virginia Tech, a 21-point favorite over Western Michigan, aren’t likely to even be in close games.


UVA baseball announces 2015 schedule

UVA baseball head coach Brian O’Connor has announced his program’s schedule for the 2015 season. Coming off a trip to the 2014 College World Series Finals, the Cavaliers open their season Feb. 13 with a three-game series at East Carolina.


Is UVA in contention in ACC Coastal?

On the one hand, it’s hard to get too excited about a 2-2 start. On the other hand, it’s a 2-2 start after playing three games against ranked teams, and UVA football was in all three.


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Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday. Virginia Tech (2-2, 0-1 ACC) hosts Western Michigan (2-1) on Saturday.


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Robert Hurt introduces bill to protect privacy on Healthcare.gov

Congressman Robert Hurt has introduced H.R. 5610, the Healthcare Consumer Privacy Act, which will enable individuals to remove their profiles from the federal healthcare website, HealthCare.gov.


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ACC names football players of the week

Florida State and Georgia Tech each saw an offensive and defensive player earn an Atlantic Coast Conference weekly football honor for their play in key league division wins on Saturday.


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.


WWE Night of Champions Review: What were they thinking?

Cluster at the end of Night of Champions: That’s all you can conjure here with reference to the screwjob ending to the Brock Lesnar-John Cena main event.


#7 Villanova rallies, defeats JMU, 38-21

No. 7/8 Villanova put up 28 unanswered second-half points to push pass visiting James Madison and win the Colonial Athletic Association football opener for both teams Saturday, 49-31, before 10,781 fans at Villanova Stadium.


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Georgia Tech rallies, stuns Virginia Tech, 27-24

Harrison Butker kicked a 24-yard field goal as time expired to complete a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback that gave Georgia Tech a 27-24 win over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on Saturday.


JMU football opens CAA play Saturday at Villanova

James Madison (2-1) and Villanova (1-1) will both open Colonial Athletic Association football play this weekend with a 12:30 p.m. kickoff at Villanova Stadium.