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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.
John Calipari was in another national title game Monday night with a group of one-and-dones, and for the second time in three tries his team came up short.
Fourth-ranked Fishburne swept a pair of weekend games at the Massanutten Invitational, defeating Shooting4Greatness Academy 83-70 on Friday and defeating Mount Zion Prep 74-65 on Saturday.
#1 Florida State defeated #2 Auburn 34-31 in the BCS National Championship Game Monday night, returning the ACC to the national-title picture for the first time since FSU defeated then-Big East member Virginia Tech for the 2000 championship.
WINNER: Florida State. The Seminoles’ football national-title hopes were improved dramatically when #3 Oregon lost at #5 Stanford on Thursday. Oregon was the team best poised to leapfrog FSU into the #2 position in the BCS down the stretch.
Earlier this week, I laid out the argument for how the ACC had not one, but three national-title contenders. Florida State is the obvious one, at #2 in the BCS rankings after its 51-14 demolition of then-third-ranked Clemson last week. But Miami came into the week ranked seventh, with a game at FSU next week and a game at home against #14 Virginia Tech, the other contender in my argument.
Duke converted just one third down. It was a fourth-down conversion that sealed the deal against Virginia Tech. The Blue Devils took a 13-0 third-quarter lead in Lane Stadium and then held off a late Hokie rally to post perhaps the biggest win in school history, 13-10, on Saturday.
Washington Post columnist John Feinstein seems to think that ACC football is Florida State and the 13 Dwarfs. Um, John, hate to break this to you, but … you’re showing no respect at all for Miami and Virginia Tech in that assessment.
The Virginia men’s tennis team won the first NCAA Championship in program history as it defeated UCLA 4-3 in the 2013 NCAA Tournament final Tuesday at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex. The second-seeded Cavaliers (30-0) capped an undefeated season with the victory over the top-seeded Bruins (29-2) and became the first ACC school to win a men’s tennis NCAA title.
Staff Report UVa. sports: www.virginiasports.com The No. 2 Virginia men’s soccer team captured its sixth NCAA Championship, and first since 1994, with a 3-2 penalty kick shootout win over No. 1 Akron following a 0-0 draw in the NCAA Championship final at WakeMed Soccer Park. The Cavaliers (19-3-3) ended the season on a 16-game […]