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The funny story of that picture of me and UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor

“If you want,” UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor said to my wife and me, standing outside the outfield fence at Davenport Field, “you can go on the field and take your photos there.”


Fans celebrate UVA baseball national championship

An estimated 4,000 fans were filling the John Paul Jones Arena Thursday to fete the UVA baseball team, returning to Charlottesville as conquering heroes, big trophy in hand. Beneath the bleachers, coach Brian O’Connor, pitchers Josh Sborz and Brandon Waddell and third baseman Kenny Towns reflected on what seemed impossible a month ago.


Podcast: UVA athletics director Craig Littlepage talks College World Series, national championship

UVA athletics director Craig Littlepage talks with reporters on Thursday on the 2015 College World Series and the program’s first national championship.


Press Conference: UVA coach Brian O’Connor, players on College World Series, national championship

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor, starting pitcher Brandon Waddell, third baseman Kenny Towns, first baseman Pavin Smith and relief pitcher Nathan Kirby speak with reporters after the Cavs’ 4-2 win over Vanderbilt on Wednesday that clinched the program’s first national championship.


Full Highlights: UVA baseball brings home 2015 national championship

Channing Poole, the Voice of UVA Baseball, provides play-by-play of the Cavs’ 4-2 win over Vanderbilt in Game 3 of the 2015 College World Series Championship Series that clinched the program’s first national championship.


Threat of rain moves UVA baseball celebration to John Paul Jones Arena

The UVA baseball NCAA Championship Celebration has been moved to John Paul Jones Arena due to the threat of inclement weather this afternoon in the Charlottesville area.


Redemption: UVA baseball beats back the odds in run to national title

If you tell UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor in January, Brian, you’re going to have Nathan Kirby on four days rest to give you two innings with a 4-2 lead to close out the final game of the College World Series, he says to you, Thank you.


How the CWS was won: UVA uses spit, tape, smoke, mirrors

How unlikely was UVA baseball’s run to the 2015 national championship? Let’s look at the Cavs’ side of the box score.


National Champions! UVA defeats Vandy, 4-2, to clinch program’s first College World Series title

The UVA baseball team won the 2015 NCAA National Championship with a 4-2 victory over Vanderbilt Wednesday evening in Game 3 of the College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.


Podcast: The first-ever Championship Edition of UVA Sports Today wraps the 2015 College World Series

The UVA Sports Today crew – host Jeff Fife and Augusta Free Press staffers Scott German and Chris Graham – bring the first-ever Championship Edition of the podcast in the wake of Virginia’s 4-2 win over Vanderbilt in the 2015 College World Series that clinched the program’s first national championship. Scott nominates himself the president-for-life in the Brian O’Connor Fan Club, Chris begins the crowdfunding drive for statues outside Davenport for Brandon Waddell and Josh Sborz, and much, much more.


History: Nathan Kirby gets the final out in College World Series

UVA pitcher Nathan Kirby strikes out Vanderbilt pinch-hitter Kyle Smith for the final out in the Cavs’ 4-2 win in the deciding Game 3 of the 2015 College World Series.


Celebration event for UVA baseball national champions Thursday at 6 p.m.

The University of Virginia athletics department would like to invite the public to celebrate the 2015 NCAA champion UVA baseball team on Thursday, June 24 from 6-7 p.m. at Davenport Field. Admission and parking for this event are free.


Live Blog: UVA battles Vanderbilt for College World Series championship

UVA and Vanderbilt play Game 3 in the College World Series with a national championship on the line. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham leads our live blog.


Big Game Brandon Waddell: One more chance for UVA lefty to shine at CWS

If ever a stage was a perfect fit for a star, it is the College World Series and UVA junior Brandon Waddell. The 6’3” lefty from Houston, Texas, will get his fifth career CWS start tonight in the deciding Game 3 of the 2015 Championship Series, and to date Virginia is 4-0 in his starts in 2014 and 2015.


Josh Sborz; A College World Series for the ages

They need to redo the statue out front of TD Ameritrade Park. Until they do, that statue is missing its Josh Sborz.


Press Conference: UVA baseball wins Game 2, set for winner-take-all at College World Series

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor, right fielder Thomas Woodruff, relief pitcher Josh Sborz and starting pitcher Adam Haseley talk with reporters after the Cavs’ 3-0 win over Vanderbilt in Game 2 of the College World Series Championship Series. The win sets up a winner-take-all Game 3 tonight for the 2015 national championship.


Recap: UVA forces Game 3, defeats Vandy, 3-0, in College World Series

The UVA baseball team evened the College World Series Finals at a game apiece by blanking Vanderbilt, 3-0, Tuesday night in front of 24,645 fans at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The Cavaliers (43-24) forced a deciding Game 3 at 8 p.m. Wednesday to determine the national champion. UVa is seeking its first national championship.


Video: Highlights from UVA College World Series Game 2 win

Highlights from Virginia Sports TV of the 3-0 win for UVA over Vanderbilt in Game 2 of the 2015 College World Series Championship Series.


‘Hoos playing one more: UVA defeats Vandy, 3-0, to force deciding game in College World Series

UVA freshman Adam Haseley pitched into the sixth in a surprise start, Ernie Clement and Thomas Woodruff delivered two-out RBI hits in a three-run sixth, and Josh Sborz, once again, closed out a UVA College World Series win, 3-0 over Vanderbilt in Game 2 of the College World Series Championship Series.


Live Blog: UVA vs. Vanderbilt in Game 2 of the College World Series Championship Series

UVA and Vanderbilt play Game 2 in the College World Series Championship Series tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham leads our live blog.


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Adam Haseley gets start for UVA in Game 2

Freshman Adam Haseley will get the start for UVA in Game 2 of the College World Series Championship Series tonight.


Press Conference: UVA baseball reacts to Game 1 loss in College World Series Championship Series

UVA head coach Brian O’Connor, starting pitcher Connor Jones and left fielder Kevin Doherty talk with reporters after the Cavs’ 5-1 loss to Vanderbilt in Game 1 of the College World Series Championship Series on Monday.


Thanks, Captain Obvious: Vandy in driver’s seat with Game 1 College World Series win

Game 1 in a best-of-three series is obviously pivotal. Vanderbilt’s 5-1 win over UVA in the College World Series Monday night is even more so for the Commodores.


Vanderbilt takes Game 1 in College World Series: UVA falls, 5-1

A Will Toffey two-out, two-run double broke a scoreless tie in the sixth, and Vanderbilt rode a solid start from first-round 2015 MLB Draft pick Carson Fulmer to a 5-1 win over Virginia in Game 1 of the College World Series Championship Series Monday night in Omaha.