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Women basketball's streak ends at Kent

The Virginia women's basketball team ended its 10-game win streak last night as it fell to Kent in an 85-74 defeat.

The No. 25 Cavaliers (14-5) faced a Kent squad (14-4) that also had a 10-game win streak going into last night's game. The Golden Flashes are the top team in the East Division of the Mid-American Conference.

The score was knotted at 37 at the half.

Football releases 2000 schedule

The Virginia Athletic Department released its 2000 football schedule yesterday. The schedule features six home games for the Cavaliers, including a home opener against Brigham Young Sept. 2. Virginia also faces in-state rival Richmond at Scott Stadium Sept. 9 in addition to ACC home battles with Clemson (Sept. 23), Maryland (Oct. 7), North Carolina (Oct. 28) and N.C. State (Nov. 18).

Road games include both teams that contended for the National Title this year -- the Cavs face Florida State Oct. 21 and Virginia Tech Nov. 25.

The schedule also features a Thursday night game against Georgia Tech in Atlanta Nov. 9, a road game at Duke Sept. 16 and a Sept. 30 game at Wake Forest.

The Athletic Department also announced that the annual spring game will be played April 14 at Klöckner Stadium.

Chiefs' Thomas has broken neck, back

Kansas City Chiefs star linebacker Derrick Thomas broke his neck and back in a car crash on an icy highway in Kansas City Sunday. A friend of Thomas was killed.

According to doctors, Thomas has use of his arms and upper chest, although he may never walk again. Thomas faces extensive rehabilitation and probably will have surgery to stabilize his spine.

Thomas was driving with two friends to Kansas City International Airport Sunday, headed for the NFC Championship game in St. Louis when he lost control of his car on a snowy highway, causing it roll over several times.

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