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ODU basketball tops Rice, 63-53

ODU junior guard Aaron Bacote scored 25 and Jonathan Arledge added 15 points with 11 rebounds to lead the Monarchs to a 63-53 Conference-USA victory over Rice Thursday.


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#2 UVA basketball: And there’s room for improvement for Cavs?

UVA has hit a new high in the post-Ralph Sampson years with the #2 rankings in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls this week. But is there actually room for improvement for the Cavs?


UVA basketball rises to #2 in AP, USA Today polls

UVA basketball is ranked #2 in the national polls for the first time since, yes, Ralph Sampson.


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Virginia forage conferences link animal and human health

Beef has periodically gotten a bad rap, but a speaker at an upcoming series of forage and grassland seminars believes beef is the real health food.


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#25 ODU wins 10th straight, tops Marshall, 72-51

The Old Dominion University Monarchs (13-1/2-0) won their 10th straight with a 72-51 Conference USA victory over Marshall Thursday night at the Henderson Center.


UVA basketball remains at #3 in national polls

UVA basketball is holding steady in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls this week at #3.


Study: December most unproductive and distracting month at work

A study of 3,000 people in the USA has found that December is the month when people are most distracted by browsing the internet at work.


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Herring announces $90 million national settlement with T-Mobile

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that he, along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission, have reached a $90 million settlement with T-Mobile USA, Inc. that resolves allegations that T-Mobile placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on consumers’ mobile telephone bills, a practice known as “cramming.”


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Allen’s second half propels Richmond Spiders to victory

Terry Allen scored 17 second-half points to propel the Richmond Spiders to a 65-54 victory over South Alabama in the second game of the Gotham Classic at the Robins Center.


In quest for greener pastures, don’t plant invasive species, Virginia Tech researchers say

Few agribusinesses or governments regulate the types of plants that farmers use in their pastures to feed their livestock, according to an international team of researchers.


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Old Dominion holds on for 75-69 win over George Mason

George Mason and Old Dominion battled through 12 lead changes, but the Patriots could not outlast the Monarchs, dropping a 75-69 decision Wednesday in the Patriot Center.


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Girl Scout Cookies will be sold online Jan. 1 in Virginia Skyline

Girl Scouts of the USA today announced that for the first time in its history, girls will be able to sell cookies online as part of a new national Digital Cookie platform


Why Craig Littlepage doesn’t care: The UVA athletics money trail

Logic would seem to dictate that yet another losing season for UVA football under Mike London would bring about a financial impetus for change.


#8 UVA basketball plays LaSalle in Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn

No. 8 UVA (5-0) plays La Salle (4-0) in the Barclays Center Classic on Friday (Nov. 28) in Brooklyn, N.Y. Tipoff at Barclays Center is set for 9:30 p.m.


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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

ODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with reporters on Monday. ODU (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA) plays at Florida Atlantic (3-8, 2-5 C-USA) on Saturday


Game Notes: #8 UVA basketball hosts Tennessee State on Tuesday

No. 8 UVA hosts Tennessee State of the Ohio Valley Conference in non-conference action on Tuesday (Nov. 25). Tipoff at the John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m.


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Grand Illumination 2014 on Black Friday in Charlottesville

The City of Charlottesville and the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville are presenting Grand Illumination 2014 at Central Place on the Downtown Mall on Friday.


Game Notes: #9 UVA basketball hosts George Washington on Friday

No. 9 UVA hosts George Washington of the Atlantic 10 in non-conference action on Friday (Nov. 21). Tipoff at the John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m.


JMU women’s basketball ranked #23 in USA Today Coaches Poll

The James Madison women’s basketball team checked into the USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25 today at No. 23, the highest ranking for JMU since the final poll of the 1990-91 season.


#8 UVA basketball hosts South Carolina State on Tuesday

No. 8 UVA(2-0) hosts South Carolina State (0-2) in non-conference action on Tuesday (Nov. 18). Tipoff at the John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m.


Hiking expert Jeff Alt to speak at Bridgewater College

Jeff Alt will present “Life Lessons from the Trail” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. The event is free and open to the public.


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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

ODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with reporters on Monday.


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Mersen USA to invest $5.7 million to expand operation in Bristol

Mersen USA, a subsidiary of Mersen SA, a global expert in electrical specialties headquartered in France, will invest $5.7 million to expand its operation in the City of Salem, creating 50 new jobs.


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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

ODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with reporters on Monday. ODU (3-6, 1-4 Conference USA) hosts Florida International (3-6, 2-3 C-USA) on Saturday at 3;30 p.m.


Improving school lunches

Americans have done a great job making sure that our kids have something to eat at school regardless of socioeconomic status, with the National School Lunch Program providing low-cost or free lunches to upwards of 31 million students at 92 percent of U.S. public and private schools.


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Game Notes: ODU football at Vanderbilt

Old Dominion University football caps their longest road trip of the season this weekend when they take on Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. EST.


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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

ODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with reporters on Monday. The Monarchs (3-5) play at Vanderbilt (2-6) on Saturday.


JMU athletics looks forward: Let’s hope it doesn’t include effort to go FBS

James Madison University is working with CarrSports Consulting on the development of a comprehensive athletics strategic plan that is expected to be ready for public review in early 2015.


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Hell in a Cell Review: Did Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose live up to hype?

Eh, what a letdown. Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose in the main event at WWE Hell in a Cell had a lot of promise, but the writers ruined what could have been one of the better main events in the past few years.


UVA basketball: Last year was last year

UVA basketball is coming off a season on the short list of the program’s best seasons ever: ACC regular-season and ACC Tournament championships, a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, a trip to the Sweet 16, 30 wins.


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Game Notes: ODU football takes on Western Kentucky

ODU football travels to Western Kentucky to take on the Hilltoppers at 4 p.m. EST on Saturday, Oct. 25.


UVA basketball eighth in preseason USA Today Coaches Poll

Defending ACC regular-season and tournament champ UVA was ranked eighth in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll released on Thursday.


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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

Old Dominion University football coach Bobby Wilder talks with the media on Monday. ODU (3-4, 1-3 Conference USA) have a bye week this week after losing 42-35 at UTEP on Saturday.


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Understanding the Ebola virus and other enteroviruses

At the Waynesboro YMCA and within the Waynesboro and Augusta County community we serve there is a growing concern about the spread of Ebola and other enteroviruses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not view Ebola as a significant threat to the U.S. population. However, it is important that YMCAs are well informed about and equipped to respond to such public health threats.


Goodlatte: Convenient constitutional conservative

You may hear the term Constitutional Conservative often lately, whether it is in discussions with friends and family or listening to a campaign ad. There are some genuine Constitutional Conservatives in office, like Rep. Justin Amash (MI).


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Game Notes: ODU football vs. UTEP

ODU football begins a three-game road trip this Saturday, Oct. 11 at UTEP. The game will be broadcast on the American Sports Network at 8 p.m. EST.


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Marshall blasts ODU in Norfolk, 56-14

Despite Old Dominion having procession of the ball just 2:28 minutes less than Marshall, the Monarchs suffered a 56-14 setback in Conference USA action against The Herd on Saturday afternoon at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.


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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

ODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with reporters on Monday. ODU (3-2) faces Marshall (4-0) on Saturday at noon.


SMAC swimmer Remedy Rule commits to University of Texas

Western Albemarle High School senior Remedy Rule made a verbal commitment to join the swim team at the University of Texas on Sunday.


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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

ODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with reporters on Monday. ODU (3-1) takes on Middle Tennessee State (2-2) on Friday night.


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ODU vs. Marshall on Oct. 4 set for noon on Fox Sports Net

The ODU home contest against Marshall on Saturday, Oct. 4 will be at noon on Fox Sports Net, Conference USA announced on Monday.


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Card stunt, storify page planned for ODU-MTSU football game

ODU football will host its historic Conference USA home opener on Friday, Sept. 26 against Middle Tennessee and the ODU Athletic department has several exciting events planned for fans attending the game.


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State Fair of Virginia to host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition powered by USA Football

Young football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their skills when Joey’s Hot Dogs hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Oct. 3 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the State Fair of Virginia.


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Last-second field goal lifts ODU to 45-42 win over Rice

Ricky Segers kicked a 25-yard field goal with no time left, as ODU pulled out a 45-42 victory at Rice in the Monarchs’ first Conference USA game in school history.


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ODU Football News and Notes: Vaughan, D.J. Simon honored

ODU senior Antonio Vaughan was named the College Football Performance Awards National Punt Returner of the Week, the CFPA announced on Tuesday.