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William and Mary football moves up in FCS rankings

After earning a 29-14 victory against Norfolk State in its home opener on Saturday, the William and Mary football team moved up in both major Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls this week.


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Liberty football cracks FCS Top 25

Following back-to-back victories, Liberty has moved back into the top 25 polls for the first time since 2011 as the Flames are ranked No. 24 in the Sports Network poll, which was released earlier today.


#2 UVA women’s soccer hosts Tennessee on Friday

The second-ranked UVA women’s soccer team opens a five-game homestand Friday night as it hosts Tennessee on the opening day of the 2014 Virginia Nike Soccer Classic.


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William and Mary football moves up in FCS national rankings

After earning a 42-14 victory at Hampton on Saturday, the William and Mary football team moved up in both major Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls this week.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Hokies will face eighth-ranked Ohio State on Saturday.


JMU women’s soccer surges into national polls

With a 3-0 start to the 2014 season, the JMU women’s soccer team vaulted into the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and Soccer America national polls Tuesday, checking in at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively.


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ACC men’s soccer notebook

A national-best six ACC squads earned NCAA bids in 2013. Three advanced to the NCAA College Cup, marking the 13th straight year with at least one league team in the semifinals.


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#3 UVA women’s soccer opens season Friday against Marshall

The UVA women’s soccer team will kick off its 2014 regular season Friday night when it hosts Marshall. Game time at Klöckner Stadium is 7 p.m.


U.S. needs to continue to push for peace in Gaza

The only solution to the latest flareup in Gaza is a cease-fire that the United States will have to somehow, some way, sell Israel on.


Senate candidate Robert Sarvis on same sex marriage ruling

Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis released the following statement in response to the decision by a panel of judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond holding that Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.


Recapping a Senate debate that almost literally nobody watched

The Washington Post reported that fewer than 800 people tuned into the PBS live stream of the first and possibly only debate of the 2014 Senate campaign between Democratic incumbent Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie.


Analysis: What happens to Mark Warner in 2016?

Assuming a Mark Warner re-election in November, and it seems safe to assume that, with the Democrat up 25 points in the most recent poll, from Roanoke College, on Republican rival Ed Gillespie, what happens from here on out for Virginia’s senior United States senator?


Sarvis: My place in Senate race makes it more competitive

Today, in response to Roanoke College’s just-released July poll of registered Virginia voters, Libertarian U.S. Senate Candidate Robert Sarvis released the following statement.


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UVA Center for Politics: Crystal Ball, Politico announce new partnership

The University of Virginia Center for Politics and Politico are pleased to announce an exclusive media partnership to offer readers interactive ratings from Sabato’s Crystal Ball on Senate, House, and gubernatorial races.


Is UVA baseball peaking at the right time?

Assessing UVA’s chances to win it all this year, it comes down to this: if O’Connor can get the same output from his offense that he has been getting the past four weeks, and the starters continue to put up dominating, innings-eating efforts on the mound, the Cavs have to be the pick to win it all.


College World Series: Road through Omaha not easy for UVA

The regional wasn’t easy for UVA, on paper, with an SEC team as the #2 seed and the #14 team in the final regular-season national polls as the #3.


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Dave Brat blasts Eric Cantor for humanitarian crisis

The crisis at the border is growing every minute, every hour, every day. No House Congressman has done more to encourage illegal immigration than Eric Cantor, who claims amnesty is required by the “the great founding principles of our nation.”


Five out of six ain’t bad: UVA baseball back in the Super Regionals

The dust, literally, had not settled on UVA’s 9-2 win over Arkansas that put the ‘Hoos into the Super Regionals, and already a reporter was asking about the next opponent, ACC rival Maryland.


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Bridgewater baseball finishes season in Top 25

The Bridgewater College baseball team was ranked in the Top 25 in a pair of season-ending polls released today.


JMU softball earns first Top 25 in program history

After winning the program’s second Colonial Athletic Association championship and winning a program record 44 games, the JMU softball team received its first-ever national ranking, Tuesday.


Fishburne Military School golf improves to 9-0

The Fishburne Military School golf team improved its record to 9-0 Tuesday with a win against Roanoke Catholic School. The Caissions were led by freshman Matthew Manos and senior Collin Wade, both shooting a round of 4-over par, 40. Also contributing were Reid D’Amico and Jacob Cochran shooting a score of 44 and Hunter Couchot coming in with a 48.


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Democrats, McAuliffe snatching defeat from the jaws of victory on Medicaid

Remember when Gov. Terry McAuliffe was riding high? That was, like, two months ago, maybe even a couple of weeks ago, back when there was widespread, bipartisan support for Medicaid expansion.


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#1 UVa. baseball hosts Radford on Tuesday

The top-ranked UVa. baseball team plays host to Radford at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Davenport Field. Following its series win over then-No. 14 Clemson, Virginia has returned to the top spot in four of the five major national polls.


Chris Graham: The scary thing about UVa. baseball

The UVa. baseball team is 25-4 and at the top of the national polls. Sounds good, but it’s clear that the ‘Hoos haven’t played anything close to their best baseball. That’s the scary thing about Virginia baseball right now: that things can actually get better, maybe a lot better.


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No moral victories? Sorry, UVa. grew, even in Michigan State defeat

Everybody and their president had Michigan State as national champs when the brackets were announced two weeks ago. The fourth-seeded Spartans wouldn’t even consider the top-seed UVa. a road bump along the way. The entirety of the NCAA Tournament was a coronation of the preseason favorite who spent three weeks at the top of the national polls before a slew of injuries knocked Sparty down a few pegs.


Report: Young conservatives support gay marriage?

Recent polls show record-levels of support for the freedom to marry. This surge in support is only possible due to a major shift in Republican attitudes on gay marriage.


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No respect? UVa., ACC’s top team, still not in national Top 10

UVa. hasn’t lost in more than a month, stands at 14-1 in the ACC, a game-and-a-half over second-place Syracuse, and the Cavs still can’t crack the Top 10 in either national poll.


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UVa. basketball: In the polls, RPI, bracketology

UVa. (21-5, 12-1 ACC) is a season-high 13th in the USA Today coaches poll and 14th in the Associated Press poll this week.


Ken Plum: Virginia prefers to leave it to the feds

Despite Virginia’s historic antipathy toward the federal government, the Commonwealth has nonetheless historically ceded decisions to federal authorities on major issues on which the state had been unwilling to move forward.


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No. 7 UVa. men’s lacrosse opens 2014 season vs. No. 12 Loyola on Thursday

The UVa. men’s lacrosse team, ranked No. 7 in this week’s USILA coaches poll and No. 8 in this week’s Warrior/Inside Lacrosse media poll, open the 2014 campaign on Thursday at home against Loyola, ranked No. 12 in the coaches poll and No. 16 in the media poll.


Sherry Stewart Deutschmann: Low minimum wage is bad for women, families and business

As a small business owner myself, I don’t see the logic in business people arguing against increasing the minimum wage. It’s just not logical to pay people a wage that doesn’t even cover basics like food, housing, utilities and transportation needed to get to work.


Universal background check bill fails in Senate committee

Monday morning, after hearing testimony from veterans, anti-gun violence experts, and victims of gun violence, the Senate Committee on Courts of Justice voted to reject SB 520, a bill that would have effectively created universal background checks for gun sales in Virginia.


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UVa. baseball ranked #1 in two preseason polls

For the first time in program history, the Virginia baseball team has earned a No. 1 preseason national ranking, as Baseball America and Perfect Game each have tabbed the Cavaliers atop their polls heading into the 2014 season.


Poll: Are you concerned about impact of SOLs on education?

Large majorities of Virginians have concerns about how mandatory testing is impacting students and teachers in the classroom but also think Standards of Learning tests help with school accountability and academic standards.


Fishburne PG basketball holds at #2 in national poll

The updated NextUp national Top 10 for postgrad basketball teams has Fishburne Military School holding at #2. FMS (14-2) defeated Rise Academy 89-84 Thursday in its return from the holiday break.


David Bolotsky: A business owner’s case for raising minimum wage

What if we could create a program that would strengthen our tax base, make government spending more fiscally responsible and provide a powerful financial incentive to low-income workers? It sounds too good to be true. But it already exists and dates back to 1938 – the minimum wage.


Chris Graham: Thinking of Creigh Deeds

A lot has changed since the last time I had coffee with Creigh Deeds at the Starbucks just off the interstate in Waynesboro in December 2008. At that point, Deeds was running a distant third in a three-way race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, a race that he would eventually win.


Opinion: What McAuliffe must do on voting rights restoration

We commend Gov. McDonnell for loosening the Commonwealth’s grip on its felony disenfranchisement law. But we need to do more. We hope that Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe will build on that progress by establishing a truly automatic restoration process for all Virginia citizens who have lost those voting rights due to a felony conviction.


Chris Graham: Where do Republicans go from here?

You’re in the moderate wing of the Republican Party. (You’re tired of being called a RINO.) You point to Ken Cuccinelli’s loss in the 2013 Virginia governor race and say, See, told ya so. Cuccinelli was too conservative to get elected in a state like Virginia.


What happens when the Mark Herring-Mark Obenshain race goes to recount?

It’s almost dangerous to say this, but as of this writing, Republican Mark Obenshain has a 681-vote lead over Democrat Mark Herring in the too-close-to-call Virginia attorney general race. And now the focus shifts to the inevitable recount that is to come, even as the candidates jockey for position in the ongoing PR battle.


Chris Graham: Whither Robert Sarvis and the Virginia Libertarian Party?

OK, so he didn’t get 10 percent, and he surely didn’t win. But Robert Sarvis held on to most of the support that he was getting in polls taken before the 2013 Virginia governor election. What does this mean for Sarvis and for the Libertarian Party whose banner he carried? Not much, actually, despite what you’re hearing from the Libertarians.