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Ankle injury shelves Griffith

Yesterday Virginia football coach George Welsh announced that defensive end and tri-captain Travis Griffith will be sidelined indefinitely with a sprained ankle.

Griffith has struggled with injuries throughout his collegiate career. He missed three of last season's games due to knee and elbow ailments, respectively.

Griffith was already suffering from lower back problems, which flared up during August practices. He sprained his ankle in the Cavs' season opener at North Carolina. Kofi Bawuah and Antonio Mayfield are listed below Griffith on the depth chart and will likely split time this Saturday against Wake Forest.

Volleyball suffers first loss

Georgetown bested Virginia 3-2 in a taut battle last night, handing the Cavaliers their first loss of the season.

The Hoyas defeated the Cavs 16-14, 8-15, 15-6, 11-15, 15-10 to pull out the victory. The loss came after a furious rally by Virginia in the fourth game to force the match to a fifth and decisive set. Katie Jones paced the Cavaliers with 20 kills and 11 digs. Mary Frances Scott contributed 59 assists in the losing effort.

Runners reap rewards

One week of running was all it took for Thad Minshall and Jeanna Composti to distinguish themselves in the world of cross country. The two first years not only paced their teams in the Lou Onesty Invitational, but also earned accolades as the Ragged Mountain Running Shop Runners of the Week. Composti, a native of Farmingville, N.Y., finished sixth overall as the women captured second in the team standings. The men finished third with Minshall's seventh-place performance leading the way.

Jackets, Tigers snag ACC honors

Georgia Tech quarterback and Heisman candidate Joe Hamilton may have come up short against Florida State Saturday, but his performance in the 41-35 loss earned him the ACC Offensive Back of the Week award. Hamilton connected on 22 of 25 passes for 387 yards and four touchdowns.

Meanwhile, two defensive players on the Clemson team took ACC accolades after the team beat the Cavaliers Saturday. Braxton Williams' career-high nine tackles gained him recognition as the week's best defensive back. Meanwhile, Keith Adams took Defensive Lineman of the Week honors after making a career-high 16 tackles.

Duke's Romine questionable

After injuring his shoulder in Duke's Saturday loss to East Carolina, Spencer Romine may not start at quarterback this weekend against Northwestern. Bobby Campbell, who previously started 10 games, may step up to play instead. According to The Associated Press, Duke coach Carl Franks said that both Campbell and Kevin Thompson are likely to play this weekend.

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