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#21 Virginia walks off Boston College, takes weekend series

No. 21 Virginia (12-7, 3-3 ACC) scored three runs in the bottom of the 10th inning as part of a 10-9 series-clinching victory over Boston College (7-10, 2-4 ACC) at Disharoon Park.

Career day for Daniel Lynch in 7-3 UVA win

No. 21 Virginia (12-7, 2-3 ACC) erupted for a five-run, seventh inning and junior Daniel Lynch (Henrico, Va.) turned in a career-day on the mound in a 7-3 victory over Boston College (7-9, 2-3 ACC). The win sets up a rubber match on Sunday (March 18) at Disharoon Park.

Men’s lacrosse: No. 7 UVA falls late at No. 4 Notre Dame, 9-7

The No. 7 Virginia Cavaliers (6-2, 0-2 ACC) dropped a heartbreaker against the No. 4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-1, 1-ACC) on Saturday evening, 9-7, at Arlotta Stadium. The Cavaliers played catch-up most of the game after the Fighting Irish were up 4-0 only 4:38 into the game.

Women’s basketball: Virginia faces South Carolina in NCAA Second Round

The No. 10 seed Virginia women’s basketball team (19-13) will face No. 2 Seed South Carolina (27-6) in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament on Sunday, March 18 at 9 p.m. at Colonial Life Arena.

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Virginia basketball will be better for this: But it’s going to hurt for a long time

The critics who couldn’t wait for Virginia to lose in the NCAA Tournament because of their deep-seated belief that Tony Bennett’s system can’t win in March are having their moment right now.

History: #1 Virginia stunned by #16 seed UMBC

History was made Friday night in Charlotte, as #1 Virginia became the first top seed to lose to a #16 seed. Maryland Baltimore County opened the second half on a 17-3 run, and led by double digits for the last 16:23 in a 74-54 final.

Baseball: #21 Virginia hosts Boston College in ACC weekend series

No. 21 Virginia (11-6, 1-2 ACC) will play its first home Atlantic Coast Conference series this weekend when it hosts Boston College (6-8, 1-2 ACC) at Disharoon Park. The series opener is scheduled for Friday (March 16) at 4 p.m. 

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Virginia only goes eight-deep: That’s not a lot, right?

I read an article from a guy trying to break down what #1 Virginia will do to account for the absence of sixth man De’Andre Hunter, and the writer seemed to think that UVA coach Tony Bennett was unique in going with an only eight-man rotation.

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Pregame: Virginia coach Tony Bennett, players talk NCAA Tournament

Virginia coach Tony Bennett and UVA players Devon Hall, Isaiah Wilkins, De’Andre Hunter and Jack Salk talk with reporters in advance of the Cavaliers’ opening game in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

Walk-off sac fly lifts #21 UVA past JMU, 3-2

Freshman Tanner Morris (Crozet, Va.) delivered a bases loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning in a 3-2 walk-off Virginia win over James Madison (10-7). The Cavaliers improved to 11-6 overall and 4-1 midweek contests this season.

Women’s basketball: Virginia faces Cal on Friday in NCAA Tournament

The 10-seed Virginia women’s basketball team (18-13) will face seven-seed California (21-10) in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament on Friday, March 16 at 5 p.m. at Colonial Life Arena.

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Game Notes: #1 seed Virginia faces #16 UMBC in South Region

No. 1 overall seed Virginia (31-2) plays No. 16 seed UMBC (24-10) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 16 in Charlotte, N.C. Tipoff at Spectrum Center (20,200) is set for approximately 9:20 p.m.


Six Virginia airports to share $4.94 million to improve services

The Virginia Aviation Board approved nearly $5 million to support construction, maintenance and system enhancement projects at six airports across Virginia. 


Northam announces Virginia as recipient of Smart Cities Grant

Virginia was been selected as a recipient of a 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant. The grant program, administered by the Smart Cities Council, sought applications from across North America and selected communities that are looking to apply new smart technologies to improve community livability, workability, sustainability, and resilience.

February 2018 general fund revenue collections up 10.9 percent

Virginia state revenues increased 10.9 percent in February, Gov. Ralph Northam announced today. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 6.2 percent, ahead of the annual forecast of 3.4 percent growth.

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Game Preview: #1 Virginia takes on UMBC in South Region opening round

A top seed has never lost to a #16. No pressure there as #1 Virginia prepares to face Maryland-Baltimore County on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Women’s basketball: Virginia earns NCAA Tournament at-large bid

The Virginia women’s basketball team (18-13) earned an at-large bid to 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament, as announced Monday night (March 12) by the selection committee.

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Inside the Numbers: UNC did a lot of what it wanted, and Virginia still won

North Carolina shot 40 percent from three-point range, cut its turnovers by more than half from its Jan. 6 loss at Virginia, got 20 points from Luke Maye, who had six in that early-season 61-49 loss, held the ‘Hoos to 42 percent shooting.

No. 19 Virginia splits Saturday doubleheader at Duke

A standout pitching performance by Daniel Lynch (Henrico, Va.) helped No. 19 Virginia (10-6, 1-2 ACC) to a 3-0 victory over Duke (12-3, 2-1 ACC) in game one of a Saturday doubleheader. The Blue Devils produced a 3-2 walk-off win in the nightcap to capture the weekend series.

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Postgame: Virginia coach Tony Bennett, players talk ACC Tournament Championship

Virginia coach Tony Bennett and UVA players Isaiah Wilkins, Devon Hall and Kyle Guy talk with reporters after the ‘Hoos defeated North Carolina, 71-63, on Saturday to win the ACC Tournament Championship.

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Virginia wins third ACC Tournament title: ‘Hoos defeats UNC, 71-63

An 11-3 run broke open a close game, and top-ranked Virginia closed out North Carolina by hitting on 10-of-12 free throws in the final 1:57, in winning the program’s third ACC Tournament title, 71-63, Saturday in Brooklyn.

Men’s lacrosse: No. 9 UVA triumphant at Stony Brook, 15-14

No. 9 Virginia (6-1) sweeps its New York road trip, as the Cavaliers outlast the Stony Brook Seawolves (1-5) on Saturday afternoon, 15-14, at LaValle Stadium. Michael Kraus led UVA with 10 points on five goals and five assists as the Cavaliers move to 12-0 all-time against the Long Island school.

Women’s lacrosse: No. 6 Virginia falls 13-9 to No. 5 North Carolina

The No. 6 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (5-1, 1-1 ACC) suffered its first loss of the season, falling 13-9 to No. 5 North Carolina (4-2, 1-0 ACC) on Saturday (March 10) at Klöckner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.

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Game Preview: #1 Virginia, potential #1 seed North Carolina face off for ACC Tournament title

#1 Virginia and #11 North Carolina played once this season, way back on Jan. 6, an eternity ago in basketball time. How long ago was it?

Postgame: Virginia coach Tony Bennett, players Jack Salt and Ty Jerome, on win over Clemson

Virginia coach Tony Bennett and UVA players Jack Salt and Ty Jerome talk with reporters after the Cavs’ 64-58 win over Clemson on Friday in the ACC Tournament semifinals.

#1 Virginia holds off Clemson, advances to ACC Tournament final

Top-ranked Virginia led by as many as 14 in the second half, but the ‘Hoos had to fight off Clemson late, ultimately winning, 64-58, to advance to the ACC Tournament championship game.

Virginia outfielder Jake McCarthy out six weeks with wrist injury

Virginia centerfielder Jake McCarthy (Scranton, Pa.) suffered a left wrist injury in Tuesday’s game against Davidson. The Cavalier junior is expected to miss approximately six weeks and make a full recovery.


Virginia named top state in annual workforce development rankings

Virginia rose from second to first in the Atlantic region in a recent analysis of state workforce development activities conducted by Site Selection Magazine. Among the eight states that were ranked, Virginia scored ahead of highly competitive states such as Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware.

#1 Virginia suffocates Pitt, wins 66-37

Top-ranked Virginia held Pitt to one field goal and seven points in the first half en route to an easy 66-37 win on Saturday.

Warner, Kaine announce more than $2 million for Virginia public housing residents

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia localities and organizations in Alexandria, Danville, Chesapeake and Harrisonburg will receive $2,301,433 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

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Men’s lacrosse: Aitken leads No. 11 UVA over Drexel, 13-8

Virginia sophomore midfielder Dox Aitken scored four goals to lift the No. 11 Virginia Cavaliers (2-0) over the Drexel Dragons on Saturday afternoon, 13-8, at Vidas Field. It is UVA’s 11th straight victory over the Dragons and now the Cavaliers lead the all-time series 17-1.

Women’s lacrosse: No. 14 Virginia cruises past No. 21 Elon

The No. 14 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (1-0) cruised to a 17-4 win over No. 21 Elon (0-2) to open the 2018 season on Saturday (Feb. 17) at Klöckner Stadium.

Farmers happy with recent rainfall, but need more

More than 5 inches of rain in parts of western Virginia the weekend of Feb. 10 led to muddy conditions but happy farmers.


Aviation license plates fund Virginia education programs

The Virginia Department of Aviation is transferring more than $60,000 to the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center to support aviation education in Virginia.

The ‘wave’ election results in Virginia in 2017 show there’s a good side to taking a risk

When we talk about odds, no one would have thought that the odds of the Democrats almost retaking the state legislature in Virginia were too high.

Women’s basketball: Virginia hosts No. 5 Notre Dame on Thursday

The Virginia women’s basketball team (16-9, 9-3 ACC) hosts No. 5 Notre Dame (23-2, 11-1 ACC) on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:00 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.

Northam announces new solar project in Gloucester County

The Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit for Strata Solar Development to construct and operate a new solar facility, Gloucester Solar, LLC, in Gloucester County. The 19.8 megawatt (MW) project will supply enough electricity to power more than 4,000 homes.

Report shows historic preservation tax credits boost Virginia economy

First Lady Pam Northam highlighted the findings of two just-completed studies that show the sustained and substantial contribution preservation makes to Virginia’s economy through the incentives of state historic rehabilitation tax credits (RTCs) to repurpose and recycle old buildings.

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House passes Toscano amendment to bar utilities from double-charging consumers for infrastructure improvements

The Virginia House of Delegates today passed House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano’s amendment to HB 1558 that would prevent utility companies, such as Dominion Energy, from charging consumers twice for infrastucture investments.

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There is joy in the morning: Virginia basketball is #1

The last time Virginia basketball was ranked #1 in the nation, in 1982, I was 10 years old, and being 10 years old, and only cognizant of the outside world for, what, maybe two years, I just assumed that this was how the world worked, that Virginia basketball was always going to be #1.

There’s something for everyone in sprawling, historical, modern Virginia

The state tourist motto is Virginia is for Lovers.  Here are ten great Virginia events and attractions that demonstrate how easy it is to love Virginia. 

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New invasive pest detected in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) just announced the detection of a new invasive insect pest in Virginia. In early January, VDACS inspectors discovered the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, at a stone yard in Frederick County near Winchester.

Farmers invited to free manure-management workshops

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will host two free workshops to help farmers maximize the use of manure on their farms.

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Agriculture impacted by new government appointees

Gov. Ralph Northam has made appointments for key positions that may impact agriculture.


Republicans kill constitutional amendment that would change Virginia’s balance of power

On the same day they killed their own bill to allow guns in churches, House Republicans also killed their proposed constitutional amendment that would have drastically altered the balance of power in Virginia state government.

Fox 21’s Homeland slated to have record impact on Virginia economy

The Showtime drama Homeland, produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, is on track to produce an estimated $45 million in direct spending in the Commonwealth, representing the largest single production expenditure in Virginia’s history.

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ESPN College GameDay crew talks Virginia-Virginia Tech

The ESPN College GameDay crew – Rece Davis, Seth Greenberg, Jay Bilas and Jay Williams – are in Charlottesville for Saturday’s game between #2 Virginia and Virginia Tech.

House GOP kills its own bill allowing guns in churches

Following the release of a poll showing broad public support for reasonable gun reform measures, House Republicans today killed a bill that would have repealed a statutory prohibition on guns and other dangerous weapons in places of worship. 

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Former AG nominee endorses Ben Cline for Sixth District GOP nomination

Ben Cline, Republican candidate for Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District, announced today that John Adams, the 2017 Republican Attorney General nominee, has endorsed his campaign.

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Clean Virginia Project takes aim at Dominion Energy influence

The Clean Virginia Project is a new initiative to defend Virginia consumers and small business owners from the political stranglehold of Dominion Energy.