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Men's basketball to challenge Purdue

The Virginia men's basketball team will represent the Atlantic Coast Conference when it hosts Purdue on the second day of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The Challenge is a two-day competition where two of the nation's top men's college basketball conferences go head-to-head. The event pairs nine teams from each conference and will take place November 28 and 29. Three of last year's men's Final Four teams come from the two conferences.

In last year's Challenge, the ACC escaped with the Commissioner's Trophy by winning five of the nine games. The Cavaliers lost to Minnesota, 74-62.

Tournament sites decided

The ACC Men's Basketball Tournament now knows where it will be housed for the next 10 years as future sites for the Tournament were released earlier this week.

ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced the tournament locations Tuesday, which were voted on by the league's nine faculty representatives. The sites are Atlanta, Ga. (2001); Charlotte, N.C. (2002 and 2008); Greensboro, N.C. (2003, 2004, 2006, and 2010); Washington, D.C. (2005); and Tampa, Fla. (2007).

Rowing seeks Henley Prize

After grabbing the bronze in the NCAA Championships, the varsity eight boat of the Virginia rowing team will compete for the Henley Prize this weekend at the Henley Royal Regatta Competition.

The Cavaliers qualified for the competition by winning its qualifying race June 23 with a time of 7:07. The Thames Rowing Club came in next, followed by the Avon County Rowing Club/Worcester Rowing Club and the Molesey Boat Club. The top four boats advanced to the quarterfinals.

The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals in the Henley Prize competition are scheduled to take place July 1 and July 2. The Cavaliers will face the University of Washington, NCAA silver medalists, in the quarterfinals.


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