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First look at UVA football recruiting: Eh

There are two of many ways to look at the first year of UVA football recruiting under new coach Bronco Mendenhall.

Breaking down the UVA football 2016 recruiting class: Good news becomes bad news, quickly

Good news: UVA football coach Mike London is, right now, in line to have his best-ranked recruiting class since 2011. Rivals has the 2016 class ranked 26th, ahead of luminaries like Oregon (28th), TCU (33rd), Auburn (40th), in-state rival Virginia Tech (45th).

Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Saturday following the Redskins’ 27-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Win or lose: Change is coming after UVA, Virginia Tech meet on Friday

Virginia Tech is averaging 362.0 yards and 23.3 points per game in 2014, a big fall-off from the Hokies’ most recent double-digit-win season, 2011, when that 11-3 squad averaged 413.0 yards and 27.9 points per game.

JMU football is playoff bound: UVA could learn a lesson there

Is the problem at UVA lack of talent on the roster? The recruiting numbers would suggest, as they did at this time last year with respect to JMU, no.

Fishburne adds experience to coaching staff in Mel Abrams

Fishburne postgrad basketball coach Ed Huckaby jumped at the opportunity to hire Mel Abrams to be his lead assistant.

Inside the Newsroom: Drowsy driving, politics and bad football

Today’s Inside the Newsroom with host Crystal Graham and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham goes in depth on driving, politics and bad football.

JMU Nation wants FBS: Whether it makes sense or not

One thing has been made clear to me the past couple of days: a small, but vocal, portion of the JMU sports fan base wants to see the Dukes football program move up to FBS.

Augusta County woman charged in revenge porn case

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged an Augusta County woman for posting a nude image of another woman on Facebook. Rachel Lynn Craig, 28 years old, faces one misdemeanor count of maliciously disseminating a videographic or still image of another person.

Idle UVA takes over first in ACC Coastal

Didn’t expect much news on the UVA football front with the ‘Hoos off this week, but there was news of a sort: Virginia now sits atop the ACC Coastal Division standings by virtue of Duke’s 31-25 win at Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon.

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks politics on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks politics on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Virginia, with morning-show host Jim Bresnahan. The topics covered this week include the ongoing corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the news that U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has agreed to a series of joint appearances and debates with his two re-election rivals.

Chris Graham: Trolls

Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late comic actor Robin Williams, who died this week by suicide, is deleting her Twitter and Instagram accounts, maybe forever, because of trolls who insisted on using those media to send her photos of a corpse from a Spanish morgue taken in 2012 and insisting it was her father.

JMU football coach Everett Withers: I’m expecting good things out of this football team

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.

Fishburne Military School releases 2014-2015 postgrad basketball schedule

The Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball team, coming off back-to-back appearances in the National Prep Championships, will be returning to New Haven, Conn., in November to begin its bid for a third straight national-tourney run.

Chris Graham: Different vistas

We’re driving through Altavista this week on our way back from Greensboro, and it hits me. The anxiety medicine that I take when traveling, that is.

Poll: Warner with huge lead on Gillespie, Sarvis in Senate race

A new Roanoke College poll out Wednesday has Democrat Mark Warner comfortably ahead of Republican challenger Ed Gillespie and Libertarian Robert Sarvis.

Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with members of the news media at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.

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Chris Graham: What do the metrics say about UVA football’s chances vs. UCLA?

Last week, I wrote a column suggesting that UVA football fans should set their expectations a bit higher than people following a team that went 2-10 a year ago and has gone 18-31 in the last four years probably should, based on a simple metric: adding up the points assigned to the team in the Rivals.com recruiting rankings vis-à-vis its rivals in the ACC.

Video: ACC rivals clash for spot in College World Series

The Maryland Terrapins and Virginia Cavaliers face off for one last time tonight on the diamond. The winner of this game heads to Omaha to represent the ACC in the 2014 College World Series. Who will win?

The Kiss Seen ‘Round the World: Michael Sam opens our eyes

A group of codgers at the local Starbucks was discussing the Michael Sam kiss seen ‘round the world today, and it was clear that they didn’t like what they saw. The general theme: Did they really need to show us that?

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Salem Red Sox set to celebrate 75th anniversary

The Salem Red Sox are excited to share their plans for Tuesday, May 20, which will mark the 75th anniversary of the first ever game played in Salem. On that evening, with the Winston-Salem Dash in town, the Red Sox will host “Turn Back the Clock” Night, featuring numerous special deals and promotions.

Chris Graham: Mike London stocks the cupboard for his successor

Apologists for embattled UVa. football coach Mike London begin their defense of the Cavs’ awful 2-10 2013 season by pointing out how young the team was this year – with just seven seniors seeing action. The notion advanced along with this defense is that London’s first three recruiting classes, all in or around the Rivals Top 25, will get better with age.