Tag: UCLA

Is Mike London’s job at UVA safe yet?

As Virginia football slogged to a 2-10 finish in 2013, it wasn’t a safe bet that UVA football coach Mike London wouldn’t be canned at the end of the season, and that if he somehow made it past that stage he wouldn’t then be a dead man walking in 2014.


No way Florida State is the best team, right? Well, who is?

Florida State might be the weakest October #1 team in recent memory. Then again, nobody else seems to want to be #1. Four of last week’s top six lost, leading to an unprecedented reshuffling of the AP Top 25.


Blind eye: UVA hopes fans show up Saturday night for Pitt game

UVa defensive end Eli Harold, at least, has an idea for how the athletics department can take a step to try to fill up Scott Stadium for Saturday’s key ACC clash with Pitt.


Definition of insanity: How does UVA not try something different to fill up Scott Stadium?

For the third straight game, UVA football drew in the low thirties for a home game, leaving the 44,749 who came out to see the season opener against then-#7 UCLA as the biggest crowd of the season.


Is UVA in contention in ACC Coastal?

On the one hand, it’s hard to get too excited about a 2-2 start. On the other hand, it’s a 2-2 start after playing three games against ranked teams, and UVA football was in all three.


UVA depth chart still doesn’t define starter at quarterback

Greyson Lambert and Matt Johns each saw action in Saturday’s 41-33 UVA loss at #21 BYU, and both are listed at the top of the depth chart at quarterback for this weekend’s game with Kent State.


UVA can play with BYU, but can ‘Hoos bring home the W?

The betting line for Saturday’s UVA at BYU game has come back a bit, from BYU by 16 at the start of the week to as close as 13 and a half on one Vegas book.


Game Preview: UVA football vs. BYU

Augusta Free Press previews the game between UVA (2-1, 1-0 ACC) and BYU (3-0). The ‘Hoos make the trek across the continent for their first road game of 2014.


Still two? UVA depth chart lists Lambert, or Johns, as starting QB at BYU

The UVA quarterback situation is still officially unsettled. The depth chart for Saturday’s game at BYU has Greyson Lambert and Matt Johns listed at #1 at quarterback.


BYU a 16-point favorite over UVA? Seriously?

The oddsmakers have installed BYU as a 16-point favorite over UVA heading into the teams’ non-conference matchup this weekend. Somebody has to ask the question, Why?


Welcome back, UVA Nation

Ye, of little faith. UVA football needed you, but you weren’t there. Again. The last two weeks, it was too hot and humid. This week, it was too chilly, too overcast, a chance of sprinkles, you had to mow the grass, go to the soccer game, whatever.


Can UVA upset #21 Louisville? Heart says no, head says …

Try as I might, I can’t convince myself that UVA can pull it off this weekend against #21 Louisville.


Greyson Lambert needs to be the man for UVA on Saturday

The struggles of Greyson Lambert as the new starting quarterback at UVA have been well-chronicled, here and elsewhere. If Lambert even just manages the game against then-seventh-ranked UCLA in the opener two weeks ago, the Cavs pull off the monumental upset.


Must-win game for UVA: with emphasis on must

Let me write now as a fan and alum as much as a journalist who has covered UVA football for 20 years. OK, so here goes: as a fan and alum, I want to see Mike London succeed, for lots of reasons.


UVA enters, leaves Week 2 with quarterback controversy

Greyson Lambert started for UVA on Saturday, as expected. Matt Johns relieved, as expected. David Watford, the 2013 starter, even got two series, but that was pure mop up duty.


Not the prettiest 45-13 victory you’ll ever see, but UVA will take it

Richmond outgained UVA by more than 100 yards. Two Virginia transfers, Michael Srauss and Michael Rocco, combined to throw for 366 yards against a defense that stifled seventh-ranked UCLA just a week ago.


JMU women’s basketball releases 2014-15 non-conference schedule

Coming off one of its most successful seasons in program history, the James Madison women’s basketball team plans to keep pushing forward with an imposing non-conference slate on deck for the 2014-15 season.


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Game Preview: UVA faces Richmond on Saturday

Notes for Saturday’s non-conference football game between UVA (0-1) and Richmond (0-1) set for Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.


Quarterback controversy and other reasons why UVA football will limp past Richmond on Saturday

UVA coach Mike London isn’t naming a starting quarterback heading into Saturday’s game with Richmond, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out who’s going to trot out with the offense for Virginia’s first possession.


Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks on Inside Charlottesville

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joined Coy Barefoot on Inside Charlottesville on 107.5FM last week to talk UVA football and UVA basketball.


UVA Sports Today: Join AFP editor Chris Graham and Jeff Fife

Augusta Free Press presents UVA Sports Today, a new weekly podcast featuring AFP editor Chris Graham and co-host Jeff Fife breaking down the latest in UVA sports.


Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks college football, more on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joined Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., on Tuesday to talk sports.


UVA linebacker Henry Coley honored by ACC

UVA inside linebacker Henry Coley was named ACC Linebacker of the Week for games played through Sept. 1.


Indecision about quarterback about to wreck UVA football season?

There’s an old saying about teams with quarterback controversies. If your coach says he’s having a hard time deciding between two quarterbacks, it really means he doesn’t have one.


Mike London on starting QB: Matt Johns. Or Greyson Lambert. Maybe both

UVA football coach Mike London enters this week still not having made a decision on who his starting quarterback will be for the Cavs’ Week 2 matchup with Richmond.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. The ‘Hoos face Richmond on Saturday in Scott Stadium.


Winners and Losers: College football opening weekend

AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the winners and losers in college football in Virginia from the opening weekend of the 2014 season.


Hope ya like Mike London: ‘Cuz he ain’t goin’ anywhere

Mike London came into Saturday on the hot seat. What his UVA football team showed in a 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA seems to indicate that he will keep his job at the end of the year.


Conservative play-calling draws ire of UVA fans in tight loss

To say that the game plan and play-calling in Saturday’s 28-20 UVA loss to seventh-ranked UCLA was conservative is to do injustice to the word conservative.


Here we go again: Another UVA quarterback controversy

And now, yeah, we have ourselves another Virginia football quarterback controversy, though coach Mike London wasn’t ready to concede that Saturday afternoon.


Press Conference: UVA head coach Mike London

UVA head coach Mike London talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA in the teams’ season opener on Saturday.


Video: Interview with UVA quarterback Matt Johns

UVA quarterback Matt Johns talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA in the teams’ 2014 season opener.


Press Conference: UCLA head coach Jim Mora

UCLA head coach Jim Mora talks with reporters after his team’s 28-20 win over UVA on Saturday.


Video: Interview with UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley talks with reporters after the Bruins’ 28-20 win over UVA in the teams’ 2014 season opener.


Video: Interview with UVA linebacker Henry Coley

UVA linebacker Henry Coley talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA in the teams’ 2014 season opener.


Video: Interview with UVA linebacker Max Valles

UVA linebacker Max Valles talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA in the teams’ 2014 season opener.


Video: Interview with UVA linebacker Daquan Romero

UVA linebacker Daquan Romero talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA in the teams’ 2014 season opener.


Photo Gallery: UVA vs. #7 UCLA

Photos from UCLA’s 28-20 win over UVA by Mark Miller. Complete photo album on the Augusta Free Press Facebook page.


#7 UCLA holds off upset-minded UVA, 28-20

Three defensive touchdowns gave #7 UCLA a 21-3 second-quarter lead, and but unranked and unrespected UVA took the game to the final series in a 28-20 loss in the 2014 season opener for both teams in Charlottesville, Va.


Live Blog: UVA football season opener vs. #7 UCLA

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham leads a live blog from the press box at Scott Stadium n Charlottesville, Va., during today’s 2014 football season opener between UVA and seventh-ranked UCLA.


Gameday Primer: UVA vs. #7 UCLA

UVA opens the 2014 season on Saturday against seventh-ranked UCLA. Kickoff is at noon in Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. The game is being broadcast on ESPN and on radio on the Virginia Sports Network. UCLA is a 21-point favorite heading into the contest.