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The old BCS system would have matched up defending national champion Florida State and Alabama for the 2015 national title, and reduced Oregon and Ohio State to a meaningless, if entertaining, Rose Bowl.
What a year 2014 was for UVA sports. The baseball team was two innings away from a College World Series title, the basketball team won the ACC Tournament and was a #1 seed in the Big Dance, men’s soccer won a national title, women’s soccer was the national runner-up. And then … football.
Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster will be 60 when the five-year extension reported last week comes to an end. What we can extrapolate from that is that Foster is now officially a Hokie-for-Life.
The UVA men’s soccer team earned the NCAA championship over UCLA Sunday afternoon following a penalty-kick shootout in front of 8,015 fans at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
Host Jeff Fife and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talk a lot of ‘Hoos on UVA Sports Today.
The UVA women’s soccer team finished the 2014 season as the NCAA runner-up, falling to Florida State 1-0 Sunday afternoon in the Women’s College Cup final at FAU Stadium.
The fourth-ranked UVA women’s soccer team will play in its first NCAA Tournament final Sunday as it meets second-ranked Florida State in the NCAA Women’s College Cup at Florida Atlantic University.
Eighth-ranked UVA didn’t look like one of the best teams in the country this weekend in Brooklyn in winning the Barclays Center Classic. But the Cavs did more than enough to take home the tournament title in wins over LaSalle and Rutgers, and also get some quality work in toward their end goal.
The Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball team has made back-to-back appearances at the National Prep Championships. The 2014-2015 Caissons are aiming to bring home the program’s first national title.
Mississippi State wasn’t even a Top 10 team going into last weekend, but the pasting of then-#6 Texas A&M and then today’s dismantling of #2 Auburn make it clear. For now, anyway, Mississippi State is the best team in the country.
UVA associate baseball head coach Kevin McMullan has been named the Mid-Atlantic Scouts Association’s Coach of the Year. McMullan will receive his award on Saturday, Nov. 8, in a ceremony at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md.
Michael Strauss definitely wanted Saturday’s game. The former UVA backup, now starting, and excelling, as a second-year starting quarterback at Richmond, felt like he had a lot to prove bringing his Spiders in to play against his old teammates and the coach who first recruited him, Mike London.
UVA’s 2014 NCAA runner-up baseball team will be honored on Tuesday, Sept. 9, by the Washington Nationals prior to the Nats’ game against the Atlanta Braves at 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Former UVA swimming standout Matt McLean (Class of 2011) won the men’s 200-meter freestyle national title at the Phillips 66 National Championships Thursday (Aug. 7) at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex.
JMU football began fall practice on Monday, its first under new coach Everett Withers, who replaces Mickey Matthews after a 15-year run that brought James Madison a national title in 2004 and a win over national power Virginia Tech in 2010.
The date has been circled on the calendars of Virginia Tech football fans since it was announced. Sept. 6, 2014, Virginia Tech at Ohio State. Turns out the date is looming large on the minds of Hokie players, too.
Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher talks with reporters at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.
ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel chats with Florida State QB Jameis Winston and DB P.J. Williams at ACC Kickoff. Winston and Williams talk about the pressure of defending the national title and who is the best player on the Seminoles squad.
UVA head coach Brian O’Connor has been named the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. This marks the third time O’Connor has earned this distinction from the ABCA (2009, 2011).
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.
The UVA baseball team evened its best-of-three series against Vanderbilt with a 7-2 victory in Game Two of the 2014 Men’s College World Series Finals on Tuesday (June 24) at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
Nathan Kirby is the ACC co-pitcher of the year. Nick Howard is the first-round draft pick. Artie Lewicki might be the best all-around pitcher on the UVA staff. But make no mistake about it: Brandon Waddell is its heart and soul.
After a rough start from ace Nathan Kirby in a 9-8 Game 1 loss to Vanderbilt, UVA needed Brandon Waddell to go deep in Game 2 to keep the ‘Hoos hopes for the program’s first national title alive.
UVA is in its third College World Series in the past six seasons, and with a 4-1 win over Ole Miss on Saturday will be making its first-ever appearance in the CWS Finals.
The only two national seeds to make it to Omaha for the 2014 College World Series meet Tuesday night with a lot on the line. #3 seed UVA (50-14) and #7 seed TCU (48-16) square off at 8 p.m. Eastern with the quick route to the championship series on the line.
Middle relief has been the weak link for UVA baseball’s run toward a national title in recent weeks, even as UVA coach Brian O’Connor has done his best to mask the issue with the front door of his bullpen.
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.