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Live Blog: #4 seed Louisville vs. #5 seed UNC in the 2015 ACC Tournament

Augusta Free Press is courtside at the 2015 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The second game of Thursday’s quarterfinals pits #4 Louisville (24-7, 12-6 ACC) and #5 seed UNC (22-10, 12-7 ACC). The opening tip is set for 2:30 p.m.

ACC Tournament Thursday: What to Watch For

Five ranked teams will be in action on Thursday in the 2015 ACC Tournament quarterfinals, including #2 Duke and #3 UVA.

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Press Conference: Boston College after UNC loss in ACC Tournament

Boston College coach Jim Christian and point guard Olivier Hanlan speak with reporters after the Eagles’ 81-63 loss to UNC in the 2015 ACC Tournament.

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#5 UNC dominates second half, tops #12 Boston College, 81-63, in ACC Tournament

Fifth seed UNC broke open a tight first half with a 14-5 run that closed out the first 20 minutes, and held off a couple of Boston College second-half charges to top the 12 seed, 81-63, on Wednesday in the second round of the ACC Tournament.

Live Blog: UNC vs. Boston College in the 2015 ACC Tournament

Augusta Free Press is courtside at the 2015 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The second game of Wednesday’s second round pits #5 seed UNC (21-10, 11-7 ACC) and #12 seed Boston College (13-18, 5-14 ACC). The opening tip is set for 2:20 p.m.


ACC Tournament Wednesday: Today’s Storylines

Can Virginia Tech live another day at the ACC Tournament? Yes, the Hokies can, but they’re going to need another big effort from Jalen Hudson.

ACC Tournament Wednesday: What to Watch For

You didn’t think the first round of the 2015 ACC Tournament was going to be worth your time. Then you saw two one-point games that played to the final buzzer.

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UVA women’s lacrosse comes up short to UNC

The No. 8 UVA women’s lacrosse team (3-3, 0-2 ACC) fell 10-7 at No. 2 North Carolina (6-1, 1-0 ACC) on Saturday (March 7) at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.


ACC Power Rankings: UVA, Duke separate from the pack

When the national polls are updated on Monday, UVA and Duke will be ranked two and three, and the Cavs and Blue Devils enter the final week of the regular season safe bets for #1 national seeds.

Businesses: Join AFP at the 2015 ACC Tournament

Augusta Free Press will be courtside at the 2015 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, and your business can reap the rewards.


ACC Power Rankings: It’s still UVA’s conference

Second-ranked UVA remains atop the ACC standings without star guard Justin Anderson, improving to 5-0 without the junior All-America candidate with a pair of wins this week, Pitt and Florida State.

ESPN knows what college basketball needs: Don’t believe the hype

Let’s do a blind taste test on stats from three ACC teams in ESPN college basketball games this week. Just for fun, you know, no other reason.


ACC Basketball: ‘Hoos on top?

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham breaks down the race for the regular-season title in the ACC with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va. Second-ranked UVA seems to have a firm grasp on the top seed, but #4 Duke is lurking not too far in the background, with Notre Dame, UNC and Louisville all still in contention.


ACC Power Rankings: UVA holds onto top spot, for now

The race for the top seed in the 2015 ACC Tournament is a little less jumbled heading into the final three weeks of the regular season.


ACC Power Rankings: UVA stranglehold on #1 seed slipping through broken pinky?

Second-ranked UVA left the floor Saturday night after dispatching #8 Louisville with a two-game lead on the rest of the ACC. But the stranglehold that the Cavs would seem to have on the regular-season race could be slipping through the broken left pinky of second-leading scorer Justin Anderson.

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Notebook: Inside #3 UVA win at #13 UNC

UVA power forward Anthony Gill had looked quite human in the weeks since his dominant 25-point, 13-rebound effort in an 83-72 win over Davidson on Dec. 30, averaging just 7.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds on 39 percent shooting in ACC play.

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Press Conference: UNC coach Roy Williams on loss to #3 UVA

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams talks with reporters after #13 UNC lost at home, 75-64, to third-ranked UVA on Monday night.

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Slow way: UVA beats North Carolina at its up-tempo game

Third-ranked UVA did to a good, not great, but good, UNC team in Chapel Hill what it’s done all season long, making those final five minutes at home Saturday night look ever more like the aberration.


ACC Power Rankings: Everybody’s beating everybody

Now it’s getting hard to make sense of where things stand in the ACC, at the top, in the middle, even at the bottom.

JMU women’s lacrosse suffers season-opening 13-9 loss at #2 North Carolina

Despite a career-high four goals from sophomore midfielder Leah Monticello (Forest Hills, Md./North Harford), the James Madison women’s lacrosse team dropped a hard-fought 13-9 decision to second-ranked North Carolina on Sunday afternoon at Fetzer Field in the 2015 season opener for both teams.

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Breaks in the Pack-Line? Duke pushes pace, attacks UVA D from perimeter

UVA scored the opening basket 2:18 in Saturday night, on a tip-in by Darion Atkins. Before the Hoo Crew showered the stands with orange and blue streamers, Duke guard Quin Cook had already answered, four seconds later, with a driving layup.

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Game Notes: #2 UVA basketball on the road at #13 UNC

No. 2 UVA (19-1, 7-1 ACC) plays at No. 13 North Carolina (17-5, 7-2 ACC) in ACC action on Monday (Feb. 2). Tipoff at the Dean E. Smith Center is scheduled for 7 p.m.


ACC Power Rankings: Movers, shakers in ACC Basketball

Nearing the midpoint of the 2015 ACC basketball conference season, the trends that we’d been seeing in the first couple of weeks of conference play are starting to shake out.


ACC Power Rankings: No bottom feeders here?

Syracuse was 4-0 in the ACC heading into its matchup on Saturday at Clemson, which had just been pasted by #2 UVA in Charlottesville and was 1-3 in ACC play going in.

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Video: #15 UNC tops Virginia Tech, 68-53

Virginia Tech traveled to Chapel Hill to take on #15 UNC in a Sunday night match-up. Justin Jackson led the Tar Heels with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists as North Carolina improves to 14-4 on its season by earning the victory 68-53.


ACC Power Rankings: Deeper than we’d thought

Going into the start of ACC play last weekend, it looked like it was really a tale of two conferences: Duke, UVA and Louisville in the one, and everybody else in the other.

VMI basketball grinds out 83-73 win at Furman

QJ Peterson had a team-high 18 points, pushing him over 1,000 for his career, and every Keydet to see game action scored as VMI downed the Furman Paladins, 83-73, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action Saturday in Greenville, S.C.

Scott German: UVA basketball fans getting fat, happy

While in a local convenience store Wednesday evening before heading home after attending the UVA-N.C. State basketball game, I overheard two Cavalier basketball fans lamenting the fact that Virginia only won by 10 points against the Wolfpack.

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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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.

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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.


Liberty men’s basketball switching to WLNI, WFIR

Beginning with Liberty’s men’s basketball game on Jan. 3, 2015 (vs. Presbyterian), Liberty Flames Sports Network radio broadcasts will move from the Victory FM Radio Network to WLNI and WFIR radio stations.

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UVA men’s soccer advances to NCAA championship game

The UVA men’s soccer team advanced to the national championship game with a 1-0 victory over UMBC Friday in the semifinals of the NCAA College Cup.

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.

Tempo no problem as UVA posts impressive win at VCU

Things had been going the way seventh-ranked UVA had wanted them to. Then Treveon Graham happened.

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#22 UVA men’s soccer headed to Sweet Sixteen

The 22nd-ranked Virginia men’s soccer team rallied to top UNC Wilmington, 3-1, Sunday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Klöckner Stadium.

Undefeated Eastern Michigan tops Longwood for EMU Showcase crown

Longwood was the last team standing in the way of undefeated Eastern Michigan, but the Eagles took a 79-48 win over the Lancers Sunday to win the EMU Showcase at the EMU Convocation Center.

UNC Wilmington tops VMI basketball, 110-93

The UNCW Seahawks scored 84 points in the paint and shot nearly 60 percent from the field en route to a 110-93 win over the VMI Keydets Saturday night at Cameron Hall.

Has Mike London saved his job?

At 4-6, on a four-game losing streak, Miami was probably the last must-win game for Mike London as the embattled UVA coach tried to fight his way off the hot seat.

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George Mason basketball loses again in Puerto Rico

Junior Shevon Thompson set a single-game Puerto Rico Tip-Off record Friday night pulling down 19 rebounds in George Mason’s loss to New Mexico.

Longwood basketball grinds out 81-79 OT win over UNC Greensboro

Darrion Allen admitted after this past Wednesday’s loss to James Madison that his stats mean little if Longwood doesn’t win.

VMI basketball sets records in win over Johnson University

The VMI Keydets put six players in double figures and set a school record for margin of victory, en route to a 124-42 win over the Johnson University Royals Tuesday.

Get Collegiate Gear at FanZone!

Holiday Open House at FanZone in Waynesboro: Saturday, Nov. 22, and Sunday, Nov. 23. FanZone features the best collegiate gear and merchandise from UVA, Virginia Tech, UNC, JMU and West Virginia U.

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UVA men’s soccer is #16 seed in NCAA Tournament

The UVA men’s soccer team has earned the No. 16 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. On Sunday, UVA will play host to the winner of the Thursday match between UNC Wilmington and Bucknell.

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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UVA Sports Today: Conflicting feelings on Virginia football

The 34-20 loss at #2 Florida State was a microcosm of the 2014 season for UVA football. The Cavs looked good much of the night against the defending national champs, but also seemed to let opportunity slip through their fingers in the final telling.

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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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#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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Backs against the wall: Does UVA football come out swinging at Georgia Tech?

The margin of error is gone for UVA football coach Mike London, whose tenure as the Virginia Cavaliers head man is tenuous after a 28-27 loss to North Carolina last weekend.

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.