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Undervalued at #3: UVA still not getting respect on national stage

With UVA at #3 in the national polls, the writers who can be said to broadly cover the college basketball scene are being forced to acknowledge that the sun doesn’t rise and set in the ACC on an eight-mile stretch of highway between Durham and Chapel Hill anymore.

Atlantic 10 men’s basketball 2017, 2018 championship sites announced

The Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Championship will take on a new look and vibe when it moves to CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 2017 and to Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., in 2018.


Jacksonville taps Longwood assistant Jennifer Steele as softball coach

Jacksonville University and Chief Athletics Officer Dr. Donnie Horner proudly welcome Jennifer Steele as the new softball head coach.

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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UVA baseball gets #3 national seed, hosts Bucknell on Friday

UVA (44-13) will be the #3 national seed in the 2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament, and will host Bucknell, Liberty and Arkansas this weekend in regional play in Charlottesville, Va.

Observations from Greensboro: The latest on ACC Baseball

Virginia, Florida State are top eight national seeds: Virginia (RPI 1) and Florida State (RPI 4) are merely playing for positioning in the top eight. Their Saturday night game could be a College World Series preview. (Funny how neither can play on Sunday in the ACC championship game with what has already happened here.)

#3 UVA baseball playing for more than pride

The bad news: I wasn’t even in the state of North Carolina yet on Friday, and already the third-ranked UVA baseball team had been eliminated from contention for a spot in Sunday’s 2014 ACC Championshio Game, by virtue of Maryland’s 5-3 upset of #5 Florida State.

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.


Chris Graham: Don’t worry, UVa. baseball will be alright

The last thing you want as a college baseball coach heading into an eight-day final-exam break is to go into that break after getting pasted 8-1 on the road. Right? Well, don’t assume that UVa. baseball coach Brian O’Connor is thrilled, but he’s more OK with the ugly loss to Old Dominion Tuesday night than you might think.

JMU baseball wins at Maryland, 6-3

Eight JMU pitchers combined to limit Maryland to seven hits in a 6-3 non-conference baseball victory on Tuesday afternoon at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium/Shipley Field.

Video: Three ACC baseball teams in Top 10

Baseball America has just released its new top 25. Three ACC teams are in the top 10. The Cavs are again number one in the poll and number one in RPI. The Noles fall from four to six and the Hurricanes move up five places to join the top ten, after sweeping Clemson.

NCAA Tournament Blog: What UVa. fans need to know about Michigan State

UVa. fans already know plenty about Michigan State. For starters, that Michigan State (28-8) is supposed to beat the top-seeded ‘Hoos on its way to the national championship. President Obama is among the 13.7 percent of the more than 5.1 million brackets in the ESPN Tournament Challenge picking State to go all the way.

What UVa. fans need to know about Memphis

#1 East Regional seed UVa. (29-6) faces #8 seed Memphis (24-9) Sunday in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

What UVa. fans need to know about Coastal Carolina

Top seed UVa. (28-6) faces #16 seed Coastal Carolina (21-12) on Friday in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

How does UVa. stack up as a potential #1 seed?

The short answer to the question, Can UVa. be a #1 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, is yes.

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Bubble Watch: Did NC State play its way in with win over Syracuse?

NC State has 21 wins, 11 in the ACC, and its signature win is also its most recent, a 66-63 victory over Syracuse in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals. Did the Pack play their way into the NCAA Tournament with the win over the Orange?

Has Florida State’s NCAA bubble burst?

Florida State sure could have used a win over ACC regular-season champ UVa. in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.

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One, but not done: NC State has a lot of work to do to get NCAA bid

A team with an RPI at 64 can’t complain but so much about its NCAA fate. Its coach can complain about the perception that the league that it plays is in top-heavy.

Pitt has played its way off the NCAA bubble, right?

Twenty-four wins, 12 in the ACC. An RPI rating of 44. Pitt has nothing to worry about when it comes to Selection Sunday, does it?

Florida State and the NCAA bubble: Where do they meet?

Going into the 2014 ACC Tournament, Florida State was a first four out team in ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi’s rendering of the NCAA Tournament field. The ‘Noles knew they needed at least a win on Thursday in the second round against Maryland to get on the right side of the bubble. Not that FSU coach Leonard Hamilton is admitting that he even gave it a scintilla of thought or anything.

It’s official: No #1 NCAA seeds for the ACC

Each of the Big Three in the ACC – UVa., Syracuse and Duke – lost to unranked teams last week. For teams that needed to avoid hiccups in the final week of the regular season and then win the ACC Tournament to have even an outside shot at a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, those losses proved catastrophic.

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#5 with a bullet: UVa. basketball up seven spots in AP poll

UVa. basketball might finally be getting some respect for its magical season. Virginia (25-5, 16-1 ACC), upon clinching the regular-season ACC title with a 75-56 plastering of then-#4 Syracuse on Saturday, rose seven spots in this week’s Associated Press Top 25, to #5.

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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.

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UVa. ranked 20th in Associated Press basketball poll

UVa. has climbed back into the Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll after falling out of the poll in November.

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Chris Graham: How good is UVa. basketball?

UVa. basketball should pretty easily re-enter the Top 25 from AP and the coaches this week after being out since Week 2 following the November loss at home to VCU.

Chris Graham: Yes, Virginia, that Tennessee game just happened

It was as good a time as any to look at the RPI ratings. Going into Monday’s game at Tennessee, Virginia was a decent, if middling, 51st overall, sandwiched between VCU and Mercer. An RPI rating of 51 doesn’t guarantee you an NCAA bid, but you’re close, and if you’re UVa., you’ve got the whole ACC season to build on what was going into Monday night already the 44th-toughest schedule in the country.