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UVA Baseball: ‘Hoos prepare for final weekend in ACC play at North Carolina

The UVA baseball team completes the regular season Thursday through Saturday with a three-game ACC series at North Carolina. Play begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill and continues at 6:30 p.m. Friday and noon Sunday.


What do we know about ACC basketball after a topsy-turvy opening weekend?

We thought we had the ACC all figured out. #3 UVA escaped unranked Miami in two overtimes. Notre Dame had a similar double-OT scrape with Georgia Tech at home, then went to Chapel Hill and took down the Tar Heels on Big Monday. Virginia Tech fell just short of coming all the way back from a 22-point deficit to Syracuse.


UNC wide receiver T.J. Thorpe transfers to UVA, eligible immediately

Wide receiver and kick return specialist T.J. Thorpe (Durham, N.C.) has announced he will transfer to UVA for his final year of football eligibility.


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#19 UNC holds off William and Mary comeback, 86-64

A valiant second-half rally came up short as the William and Mary men’s basketball team fell at No. 19 North Carolina, 86-64, on Tuesday night.


Bud Foster: Virginia Tech defensive coordinator at a career crossroads

Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster will be 60 when the five-year extension reported last week comes to an end. What we can extrapolate from that is that Foster is now officially a Hokie-for-Life.


FanZone online with new website designed by Augusta Free Press

FanZone opened its doors in Waynesboro in August to begin selling logo apparel for sports teams at UVA, Virginia Tech, UNC, JMU and West Virginia.


JMU men’s soccer shut out 6-0 in NCAA first round at #16 North Carolina

Making its 14th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history, the JMU men’s soccer team dropped a 6-0 decision to North Carolina on Fetzer Field Thursday night.


JMU men’s soccer to face UNC in NCAA Tournament

After winning the CAA Tournament Sunday to clinch the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, the JMU men’s soccer team has been selected to play North Carolina for the first round of the College Cup.


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#4 UVA women’s soccer tops #5 UNC, 2-0, to advance to ACC Tournament final

The fourth-ranked UVA women’s soccer team advanced to the ACC Tournament final with a 2-0 victory over No. 5 North Carolina Friday night at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.


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#3 UVA women’s soccer earns #3 seed in ACC Tournament

The UVA women’s soccer team will be the No. 3 seed in the 2014 ACC Tournament, which will be heldNov. 7-9 at the UNCG Soccer Stadium in Greensboro, N.C.


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#21 UVA men’s soccer draws, 1-1, with #6 UNC

The No. 21 Virginia men’s soccer team and No. 6 North Carolina played through a pair of overtime periods to a 1-1 draw Saturday evening at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.


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Video: Highlights from UNC’s 28-27 win over Virginia Cavaliers

In a meaningful ACC Coastal Division matchup, North Carolina climbs back into the division race with a 28-27 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers.


UVA earns #1 seed in ACC Field Hockey Championship

The UVA field hockey team (12-6, 4-1 ACC) has earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championships, as announced today (Nov. 25) by the conference office.


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UNC rallies, deflates UVA on Homecoming, 28-27

For the umpteenth time, UVA dominated an opponent statistically. For the fourth time this season, an opponent outplayed statistically walked away with the W.


#8 UVA field hockey falls at #14 Boston College, 5-3

The No. 8 UVA field hockey team (12-6, 4-2 ACC) closed out its regular-season Atlantic Coast Conference slate with a 5-3 loss at No. 14 Boston College (12-5, 3-3 ACC) on Friday (Oct. 24), but will still finish the year as the ACC regular-season co-champions.


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Can UVA football bounce back against improving UNC?

Two weeks ago, UVA football stock was up, UNC football stock was down. Virginia was 4-2 and alone atop the ACC Coastal Division, North Carolina was 2-3 and on its way to a sure beatdown at Notre Dame.


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Game Notes: UVA football hosts UNC in South’s oldest football rivalry

UVA and North Carolina will meet for the 119th time in the South’s Oldest Rivalry, a series that was first played in 1892. The Cavaliers have faced the Tar Heels more than any other school (118) in program history.


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Breaking down Virginia Tech-UNC: Who survives to compete in ACC title race?

Both Virginia Tech and North Carolina enter their matchup Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C., with an ACC loss. One will leave with a second loss, and almost assuredly will see its chance to play for the ACC title in Charlotte in December come to an end.


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Mild upset: #3 UVA field hockey knocks off #1 UNC, 2-1

The No. 3 UVA field hockey team (10-2, 4-0 ACC) earned a 2-1 upset victory on the road at No. 1 North Carolina (8-2, 2-2 ACC) on Friday (Oct. 3).


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Third-quarter mad rush lifts UNC to 56-29 win over Liberty

No. 23 North Carolina erased a third quarter Liberty lead by scoring 28 points during a four-minute span, allowing the Tar Heels to open the 2014 season with a 56-29 win over Liberty, Saturday evening, at Kenan Stadium.


Nine ACC players chosen in the 2014 NBA Draft

Led by Duke’s Jabari Parker, the second overall selection by the Milwaukee Bucks, the Atlantic Coast Conference had nine players chosen in the 2014 NBA draft, including five first-round selections.


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.)


UNC advances in ACC Baseball Tournament

For the first time in three years, North Carolina and NC State didn’t require extra innings to settle an ACC Baseball Championship meeting.


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UVa. women’s lacrosse upsets UNC, advances to Final Four

A 6-0 second-half scoring run propelled the sixth-seeded UVa. women’s lacrosse team (12-8) to a 10-9 upset victory over third-seeded North Carolina (15-5) in the quarterfinals of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship on Saturday (May 17) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


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#4 UVa. men’s tennis claims eighth straight ACC championship

The fourth-ranked Virginia men’s tennis captured its eighth consecutive ACC Championship with a 4-0 victory over No. 9 North Carolina in Sunday’s ACC Tournament final at the Cary Tennis Park.


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UVa. men’s lacrosse makes case for NCAA bid for 13-11 win over UNC

Virginia’s Mark Cockerton led UVa. (10-5) with four goals and three assists to help push UVa past the No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels (10-4) in the inaugural ACC Showcase Saturday night, 13-11, inside PPL Park.


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#8 UVa. men’s lacrosse looks to improve case for NCAA bid

The UVa. men’s lacrosse team continues its season as the Cavaliers (9-5, 1-4 ACC) head to Chester, Pa., to face the North Carolina Tar Heels (10-3, 2-3 ACC) on Saturday evening in the inaugural ACC Showcase Game at PPL Park.


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#1 UVa. hosts North Carolina in ACC baseball this weekend

The top-ranked UVa. baseball team plays host to North Carolina Friday through Sunday (April 18-20) in a three-game ACC series at Davenport Field. The series opener is at 6 p.m. Friday, with 1 p.m. games on Saturday and Sunday to follow.


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#8 UVa. men’s lacrosse falls at #5 UNC, 11-10

R.G. Keenan won a faceoff and streaked down the field to score the winning goal for No. 5 North Carolina with 2:28 left. The goal helped the Tar Heels (8-2, 2-2 ACC) hand the No. 8 UVa. Cavaliers (8-4, 1-3 ACC) its second straight loss, 11-10, in front of 4,952 fans on Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field.


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Virginia Tech fires basketball coach James Johnson after just two seasons

James Johnson was fired as the head coach of the Virginia Tech basketball program, after the Hokies turned in the program’s worst season in 59 years.


#5 Pitt holds off #4 UNC, 80-75, in ACC Tournament

#5 seed Pitt led by as many as 20 points, but had to hold off a furious rally by #4 seed North Carolina before posting an 80-75 win over the Tar Heels on Friday in the ACC Tournament.


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Chris Graham: What do we learn from UVa. loss at Maryland?

#5 UVa.’s 13-game winning streak ended Sunday in overtime in a raucous environment at Comcast Center in College Park. What can we learn from the defeat, and how can Virginia move forward from the loss?


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Video: North Carolina 60, Virginia Tech 56

UNC picked up its 11th win in a row, defeating Virginia Tech 60-56. James Michael McAdoo led the Tar Heels with 15 points and 3 rebounds. Leslie McDonald added 14 points for the Tar Heels. Jarell Eddie had 18 points in the loss.


UNC’s Paige voted ACC Player of the Week; Duke’s Parker again top Rookie

North Carolina sophomore Marcus Paige has been voted the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke’s Jabari Parker earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for the fifth consecutive week.


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#11 UNC tops UVa. women’s basketball, 80-74

The UVa. women’s basketball team (13-13, 6-7 ACC) fell 80-74 to No. 11 North Carolina (21-6, 9-4 ACC) on Thursday, Feb. 20 at John Paul Jones Arena.


UNC’s James McAdoo, Duke’s Jabari Parker named ACC Players of the Week

North Carolina junior James Michael McAdoo has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke’s Jabari Parker earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for the fourth consecutive week.


Torrid UVa. men’s basketball blasts North Carolina, 76-61

UVa. broke open a close game with a 12-2 run to close out the first half, and blasted reeling North Carolina 76-61 in Charlottesville Monday night.


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Virginia basketball hosts North Carolina Monday night

Virginia (13-5, 4-1 ACC) continues its three-game homestand against North Carolina (11-6, 1-3 ACC) on Monday, Jan. 20. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) is set for 7 p.m.


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Video: #2 Syracuse defeats North Carolina, 57-45

#2 Syracuse cruised to a 57-45 win over UNC at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. C.J. Fair led the way for the Orange with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Tyler Ennis added 10 points and 7 assists. Marcus Paige scored 17 for the Tar Heels in the loss.


#10 UNC women’s basketball defeats JMU, 74-71

JMU women’s basketball game-tying attempt misfired as time expired in Chapel Hill, N.C., allowing No. 10/11 North Carolina to escape with a 74-71 win at Carmichael Arena Thursday afternoon. The Dukes finished the non-conference slate with a 10-4 record while the Tar Heels improved to 12-2 before the start of the Atlantic Coast Conference season.


Chris Graham: If Duke falters, the ACC Coastal belongs to Virginia Tech

It can be hard to make sense of the ACC Coastal Division, with five teams within a game of first place heading into the final two weeks of the season. But as the fog lifts from a wild Saturday, it’s beginning to come clear that this one is really a two-team race involving Duke and Virginia Tech.


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Lethargic Virginia loses big at North Carolina, 45-14

North Carolina jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead, and broke away with a pair of return touchdowns, en route to a 45-14 thrashing of reeling Virginia on Saturday. UNC (4-5, 3-3 ACC) won its third straight in 2013 and its fourth straight in the series with UVa., which has now dropped seven in a row this season after a promising 2-1 start.


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#23 UNC ends #11 UVa. men’s soccer unbeaten streak, 1-0

The 11th-ranked Virginia men’s soccer team had its 11-match unbeaten streak snapped Friday evening with a 1-0 loss to No. 23 North Carolina in front of 2,990 spectators at Klöckner Stadium. The defeat was UVa’s first since Sept. 13at Wake Forest as the Cavaliers were shut out for just the third time in 2013.


Craig Littlepage: Mike London is “our coach”

On the eve of the meltdown against Duke Saturday, UVa. athletics director Craig Littlepage was telling the Washington Post that beleaguered football coach Mike London will return in 2014 no matter how the rest of the 2013 season plays out.


Live Blog – UVa. vs. UNC

The AFP will be courtside for tonight’s men’s basketball game between UVa. and #5 North Carolina. The game is set for a 9 p.m. tip. It is being broadcast nationally on ESPN. AFP editor Chris Graham will be in the John Paul Jones Arena and will be blogging live with commentary and analysis from the […]


College Football: Virginia storms back in final moments, stuns UNC, 16-13

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Al Groh’s ‘Hoos won five times in 2007 by one or two points. None was as dramatic as Saturday night. “I’m happy for them that they got a chance to celebrate the way they did,” Groh said after his team’s improbable 16-13 win over 18th-ranked North Carolina that Virginia did […]