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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.

Chris Graham: Still not sold on Tony Bennett

And apparently, I’m on an island of one on this, but no, I’m still not sold on the job that Tony Bennett is doing at UVa. I say that conceding that this year could be a monster year for Bennett’s Cavs, who were ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll today, the first preseason ranking for Virginia since 2001.

The World According To ChrisGraham.com: The team that revived Wahoo Nation

The loss itself was a shock. That’s one thing Brian O’Connor has done to us. He has us expecting a win in the big game. That’s counter to our nature as UVa. sports fans. We’re so used to losing the big game that the question isn’t whether we’re going to win or lose, it’s how […]

Remember when UVa. basketball meant something?

It’s been a long, long time since Virginia basketball was relevant. But remember those days? When UVa. was 50-2 at home during the Ralph Sampson era? When Final Fours seemed a distinct possibility every November, and if the ‘Hoos didn’t win a game or two in March Madness something seemed wrong with the world?