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Game Preview: Can UVA football pull the shocker at #2 Florida State?

Three weeks ago, when UVA was 4-2 at the midway point of what needed to be a turnaround season, it was plausible to think that the November game with #2 FSU could be competitive.


Mike London can still save his job: All he has to do is beat FSU

The conventional wisdom is that Mike London came into the 2014 season knowing that there was a magic number that would keep him employed at the University of Virginia.


Lecture on The Science of Bias in Policing to kick off the Implicit Bias Mini-Conference

Phillip A. Goff, associate professor of social psychology at UCLA, will be the keynote speaker at the Implicit Bias Mini-Conference at Washington and Lee University.


Unscientific Analysis: How many games has UVA coach Mike London, staff, cost the team?

Augusta Free Press staffer Scott German, on the drive back from Charlottesville after Saturday’s 28-27 UVA football loss to North Carolina, the latest in a string of Virginia defeats that fans could attribute, fairly or not, to poor coaching decisions by Mike London and his staff, posited that London could personally be blamed “for at least 10 to 12 losses” in his four-plus seasons at the helm.


Another devastating loss: The end of the Mike London era?

For the fourth time this season, UVA lost a game in which it outplayed its opponent statistically. Which suggests that there is talent in the program. And suggests that the problem isn’t on the field, but with the guys in headsets.


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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.


UVA football fans: About to jump ship?

I had a conversation with a fellow UVA football fan last week that went something like this: Mike London is a good coach, a great recruiter, and he’s the guy who can get Virginia football back to where it was under George Welsh.


Matt Johns: Is he the guy at quarterback for UVA football?

Greyson Lambert was anointed as starting quarterback by UVA football coach Mike London coming out of the spring, supplanting last year’s starter, David Watford, who slid to second on the depth chart.


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How does UVA football match up with defending ACC Coastal champ Duke?

Duke football is riding about as high as you can get in that sport on that campus. A 5-1 start on the heels of a 10-win season that landed the Blue Devils in the 2013 ACC Championship Game and the Chick-fil-A Bowl is what David Cutcliffe has fans almost expecting now.


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.