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Cavs receive commitment from Jenifer

Pete Gillen can now scratch one of five available scholarships for 2001-02 off his list.

Virginia received its first commitment for 2001-02 Tuesday when Keith Jenifer of Towson Catholic School in Baltimore informed the men's basketball program that he will join the Cavalier family.

Jenifer, a two-time member of The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro first team, averaged 18.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals in 1999-2000. Before he becomes a Cav, the 6-foot-3, 160-pound point guard will attend Hargrave Military Academy for a fifth year of high school.

Cavs compete in U.S. Trials

Michael Johnson or Marion Jones may hold track and field world records, but don't let them steal the attention. Instead, shouldn't Inge Jorgensen, Ann Crouse, and Brian Kollar - all Cavaliers past and present - deserve some of your respect?

It's true - Virginia was and is being represented in the 2000 USA Track and Field Olympic Trials. Last weekend, rising sophomore Jorgensen finished 14th in the javelin competition with a throw of 49.62 meters, her second-best of the year. Also competing was 1999 graduate Crouse. Her throw of 51.66 was good enough to qualify her for Monday's finals, where she placed 11th.

Kollar, a rising junior who took silver at the 2000 NCAA Championships in the javelin after winning the ACC title, qualified for the finals Tuesday with a throw of 71.47. The finals took place Thursday. Results were not available at press time.

Football starting times revealed

The Athletics Department announced the starting times for five of Virginia's football games this season last week.

The Cavaliers open the 2000 season against Brigham Young Sept. 2 at 3:30 p.m. with the dedication game of the expanded Carl Smith Center. The following week Virginia will host Richmond, also at 3:30 p.m.

The Cavs will face Duke Sept. 16 in their first road game at 6:00 p.m. The team will host Clemson the following Saturday in another 3:30 p.m. game.

Virginia will play at Georgia Tech as part of ESPN's "Thursday Night Football" package on Nov. 9. That game is slated to begin at 8:00 p.m.

Robinson goes from Pack to Dogs

N.C. State University is saying goodbye to an old friend.

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    NCAA Tourney expands to 65 teams

    If you thought March Madness was crazy enough, it will be even crazier in 2001.

    The NCAA announced Tuesday that the field for the NCAA men's basketball tournament will expand by one to a 65-team field next season to accomodate two additional automatic bids. An "opening-round" game will kick off the tournament the Tuesday before the first round begins.

    Two teams from lower-ranked conferences will compete in the opening round, and the winner will move into the brackets as a No. 16 seed.


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