Additional healthcare protections supported at fourth annual autonomy meeting

For the fourth year in a row, representatives of the Autonomy Five conferences met at the NCAA’s annual convention to approve additional protections and benefits for students who play intercollegiate sports.

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Ralph Northam statement on NCAA move regarding North Carolina

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam released the following statement in response to the NCAA decision to relocate championships from North Carolina for the 2016-17 academic year.

NCAA selects UVA as baseball regional host site

The NCAA announced that Charlottesville, Va., has been selected as one of 16 regional host sites for the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

UVA baseball: NCAA Regional, Super Regional ticket books on sale Friday

On Friday, ticket books for potential NCAA Baseball Regional and Super Regional tournaments at Davenport Field go on sale at 9 a.m.

Women’s tennis: No. 14 seed UVA faces No. 3 seed UNC in NCAA Round of 16

The 14th-seeded and No. 14 Virginia (18-10) women’s tennis team will face third-seeded and third-ranked North Carolina (31-2) Thursday.

Virginia to host NCAA men’s, women’s tennis regionals

The Virginia men’s and women’s tennis teams will host NCAA Tournament first and second round play at Snyder Tennis Center.

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#13 William & Mary preps for first-round NCAA playoff game

The No. 13 William & Mary football team’s first round NCAA Playoff game against Duquesne will be broadcast live by ESPN3 and is available by clicking here. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.

Nine Cavaliers travel to Oregon for NCAA Outdoor Championships

Nine members of the Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete this week at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by the University of Oregon.

Kevin Doherty three-run double keys UVA win in Game 1 of Charlottesville Super Regional, 5-3

UVA rallied from a 3-0 eighth-inning deficit with a five-run rally punctuated by a three-run double by left fielder Kevin Doherty, and the Cavs defeated Maryland., 5-3, on Friday in Game 1 of the Charlottesville Super Regional.

Podcast: Can UVA baseball pull the upset in the NCAA Tournament?

Nobody is thinking UVA baseball as the NCAA Tournament gets under way Friday with regional action at 16 sites across the country. The UVA Sports Today team – host Jeff Fife and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham – is thinking UVA baseball. Chris and Jeff break down the Lake Elsinore Regional.

UVA baseball: Details on Lake Elsinore Regional

The UVA baseball team opens NCAA tournament play at 6 p.m. ET on Friday as it takes on Southern California in the NCAA Lake Elsinore Regional in Lake Elsinore, Calif. UCSB is the region’s top seed and will host the event at Lake Elsinore Diamond, home of the Lake Elsinore Storm, the high-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.


ACC teams turn in another impressive NCAA report card

Athletic teams from Atlantic Coast Conference institutions continue to be among the top percentage of those at Division I colleges and universities that meet standards and excel academically, as reflected by Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released by the NCAA on Wednesday.

Podcast: Can UVA baseball pull the upset in Santa Barbara?

It didn’t look like UVA baseball was even bound for the ACC Tournament. A late-season surge has the Cavs headed to California for the opening weekend of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham breaks down the Lake Elsinore Regional being hosted by top seed UC-Santa Barbara. Can the ‘Hoos pull the upset and advance to Super Regional play for the sixth time in seven years? Guess ‘Hoo thinks it will happen?

Scanning the list of NCAA baseball regional sites: A Vandy rematch for UVA?

The NCAA, by and large, likes to keep teams as close to home as possible for the first weekend of the baseball postseason. For a team like Virginia, which will be on the road for the regionals for the first time since 2009, the list of nearby options isn’t long at all.


NCAA announces baseball regional host sites: UVA, no surprise, not on the list

The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced the 16 regional sites for the 69th annual NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. For the first time since 2009, UVA (34-22) is not a regional host site.

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University of Richmond athletics earns NCAA recognition for APR scores

Five Richmond athletic teams were recognized by the NCAA on Wednesday for ranking in the top 10 in the nation for their respective sports in Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores.

UVA Tennis: Shane, Kwiatkowski reach NCAA singles semifinals

For the first time in school history, the UVA men’s tennis team has a pair of semifinalists at the NCAA Singles Championship. Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) both won three-set quarterfinal matches Saturday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center on the campus of Baylor University.


ACC makes another strong showing In APR Public Recognition Awards

The Atlantic Coast Conference leads all Power 5 conferences with 82 teams among its current membership recognized in the latest report card on the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards released on Wednesday.

Bad luck or no luck: Is UVA baseball on the outside looking in for NCAA, even ACC invites?

UVA baseball entered 2015 with the highest of expectations. Preseason #1 in some polls, consensus top three across the board, coming off the deepest of runs in Omaha, it was College World Series-or-Bust for the Cavs, who brought back their top three starting pitchers from 2014 at the top of an embarrassingly deep pitching staff.

JMU Dukettes win NDA Title, cheer team finishes fourth in NCAAs

On championship Friday at the 2015 National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) and National Dance Alliance (NDA) Collegiate Championships, James Madison’s Dukettes earned a national championship in their division while JMU cheerleading placed fourth in their competition.

Duke goes small: How the NCAA was won

With Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow in foul trouble in Monday’s NCAA title game, it seemed Duke was on the ropes. Turns out it was the best thing that could have happened for the Blue Devils’ chances.


ACC Bubble Watch: How N.C. State, Miami and Pitt are looking on the way to Greensboro

Let’s look at the ACC bubble teams the way the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee will. No more BPI, no KenPom, no record in the last 12.

How many ACC teams could be going dancing in March Madness?

There are five ACC teams in the Top 15 of the two national polls. Are there others from the nation’s best basketball conference that could be in line to punch a ticket to March Madness?

JoePa gets his wins back: The NCAA got what it wanted from Joe Paterno, moves on

The headlines today out of Happy Valley, Pa., have the NCAA about to restore 112 Penn State football wins previously vacated in the final years of the Joe Paterno era in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.


ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC, student-athlete representatives to begin era of autonomy

A group of 80 members from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC will meet Saturday, Jan. 17 at the NCAA Convention to begin a new era of autonomy aimed at protecting and improving the college experience for student-athletes.

UVA soccer All-American Eric Bird selected 41st Overall in MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union

UVA soccer midfielder Eric Bird (Sr., Virginia Beach, Va.) was selected by the Philadelphia Union in the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Thursday (Jan. 15). A second-round selection, Bird was the 41st overall pick.

Sarah Keller named assistant director of athletic academic services at VMI

Sarah Keller has been hired as VMI’s Assistant Director of Athletic Academic Services. Keller will work primarily with VMI’s Olympic sports.

JMU dismisses junior guard Andre Nation

JMU basketball coach Matt Brady announced Wednesday that he has dismissed guard Andre Nation (Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian School) from the program, effective immediately.


Liberty, JMU ranked in final FCS poll

Following the program’s first-ever NCAA FCS Playoff appearance and victory, Liberty has finished the season ranked No. 17 in the final Sports Network and FCS Coaches polls.

VMI baseball announces staff moves

Former Western Kentucky volunteer assistant Casey Dykes has been named the newest full-time assistant coach for VMI baseball. In addition, pitching coach Travis Beazley has been promoted to associate head coach.

UVA soccer’s Morgan Brian repeats at MAC Hermann Trophy winner

UVA senior midfielder Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) was named the winner of the 2014 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy during Friday’s banquet in St. Louis.

Not exactly breaking news: But no, Kentucky will not go undefeated

Kentucky, of course, still has a “legitimate shot to finish the regular season undefeated.” This from ESPN basketball guru Seth Greenberg late Tuesday, otherwise explaining away how the supposedly indomitable Wildcats escaped its SEC opener with unranked Ole Miss, winning 89-86 in overtime.

Jon Freeman named VMI men’s soccer coach

Jon Freeman has been named the 10th head coach for the Virginia Military Institute men’s soccer program in an announcement made Monday afternoon by athletic director Dave Diles.

Virginia Tech AD confirms Frank Beamer to return for 2015

Virginia Tech athletics director Whit Babcock issued a statement on Saturday to announce that football coach Frank Beamer will return for the 2015 season.

Challenging schedule awaits JMU softball in 2015

James Madison Head Coach Mickey Dean announced the 2015 softball schedule Friday, featuring 21 home games and a total of 15 games against NCAA Tournament teams, including last year’s national runner-up, Alabama.

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Richmond releases Spider name choices

The University of Richmond athletic department has announced the five name candidates for the men’s basketball team’s live spider mascot. Fans will now have the opportunity to vote on their favorite name for the only spider mascot in NCAA Division I athletics.

More impressive win than Harvard? UVA challenged, rallies, passes Davidson test

Last week’s 76-27 evisceration of a good Harvard squad got the nation’s attention on third-ranked UVA. The 83-72 Virginia win on Tuesday over a game Davidson squad won’t get nearly as much attention, but it was more impressive.

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Former Richmond Spider #basketball player Darien Brothers signs In Spain

Former Richmond Spider Darien Brothers has signed to play with Spanish team, Ourense Termal, in Ourense, Spain.

Two UVA teams ready to make run for national titles?

The fifth-ranked UVA basketball team is already 11 games into its march toward the NCAA Tournament. This week, the Virginia baseball team, still a few weeks away from the start of its season, was ranked third in the preseason Collegiate Baseball poll.


Louisville’s Rozier, Duke’s Okafor honored as ACC basketball players of the week

Louisville sophomore guard Terry Rozier has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor was selected the ACC Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season in a vote by a select media panel.

UVA ranked #3 in Collegiate Baseball preseason poll

Third-ranked UVA leads seven Atlantic Coast Conference baseball teams in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s preseason poll, tied for the most from any conference.

Scott German: UVA dominance built on defense

The Tony Bennett era at Virginia is in its sixth season. From his introductory press conference in April 2009, the emphasis,of UVA basketball has been the striving for defensive perfection.

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Game Notes: #6 UVA basketball dominates Harvard

Harvard’s one first-half field goal Sunday at UVA tied the NCAA record for fewest made field goals in a half in the shot clock era (Savannah State, one second-half field goal at Kansas State on Jan. 7, 2008)

Statement game: UVA puts college basketball on notice

Top-ranked Kentucky put up a 24-0 run and led 41-7 at the half in beating UCLA 83-44 on Saturday. On Sunday, #6 UVA came out of the gate against Harvard up 30-4, led 39-8 at the break and won 76-27.

CM Punk Rules: How UFC will make money with The Best in the World

CM Punk and Dana White aren’t doing business with any plans for their UFC experiment to fail, and there’s a way to make sure that it doesn’t fail.

UVA releases 2015 men’s lacrosse schedule

UVA men’s lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia announced the team’s 2015 schedule today. The challenging slate features 13 games, including seven home contests at Klöckner Stadium.

UVA men’s soccer brings home national title with PKs win over UCLA

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.

Morgan Brian named finalist for MAC Hermann Trophy

UVA senior midfielder Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) was named one of the three women’s finalists for the 2014 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy.

UVA men’s soccer advances to NCAA championship game

The UVA men’s soccer team advanced to the national championship game with a 1-0 victory over UMBC Friday in the semifinals of the NCAA College Cup.

UVA men’s soccer battles UMBC Friday in NCAA College Cup Semifinals

The UVA men’s soccer team matches up with UMBC at 5 p.m. Friday (Dec. 12) in the semifinals of the NCAA College Cup, hosted at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.