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As the final seconds ticked away from Virginia’s NIT quarterfinal game, coach Tony Bennett wrapped Jontel Evans in a hug. The Cavaliers’ 75-64 loss against Iowa marked an unceremonious finish to Virginia’s season and Evans’ four-year Cavalier career.
NIT quarterfinal games rarely assume any enduring meaning, but Virginia’s loss to Iowa left me with a pervasive sense of sadness.
Commercial breaks between NCAA Tournament games often depict unrealistic scenes. AT&T squeezes Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson into preschool-sized chairs. Bud Light depicts the world’s least awkward blind date. But one advertisement stands out as obnoxiously unbelievable.
Allegedly, the “hot hand” in basketball is merely a myth.
Virginia women’s lacrosse coach Julie Myers announced Wednesday seven top high school recruits have indicated they plan to play for Virginia.
Louisville is officially coming to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Both senior linebacker Steve Greer and offensive tackle Oday Aboushi close their Virginia careers as the conference’s best at their respective positions. The two Cavaliers earned first-team All-ACC honors Monday. The league also recognized sophomore tight end Jake McGee, sophomore cornerback Demetrious Nicholson and senior linebacker La’Roy Reynolds with honorable mentions.
When Mike London captained Virginia to an eight-win season and Chick-fil-A Bowl berth, I never imagined I would need to defend his job just one year later. After London butchered the Cavaliers’ closing sequence against Virginia Tech, however, many U.Va. students have called for his head.
The University of Maryland announced Monday it will join the Big Ten and depart from the conference it helped found.
At times last year, Mike Scott became synonymous with the 2011-12 Virginia men’s basketball team. After missing the bulk of the previous season with injury, Scott transformed Virginia from a 16-15 ACC also-ran into a 22-10 March Madness participant.
The Virginia swim & dive team hosts its last home meet until January this weekend, as diving welcomes South Carolina Friday and swimming competes in a dual meet against the Gamecocks Saturday.
The Virginia swimming and diving teams eviscerated their season-opening competition this weekend, capturing all 32 events against Navy on Friday before sweeping Pittsburgh on the road Sunday.
The Maryland football team must move to its fifth quarterback this year after Caleb Rowe’s season-ending ACL injury. The Terrapins’ original starter, C.J. Brown, suffered the same injury in August, and his replacement Perry Hills tore his ACL against N.C. State Oct. 20. Third-string signal caller Devin Burns broke his foot that same game, forcing Rowe under center for Saturday’s 20-17 loss against Boston College. Freshman linebacker Shawn Petty will now start for the beleaguered team … Clemson announced Monday its new athletics director will defect from an in-conference foe. Georgia Tech Athletics Director Dan Radakovich will replace the Tigers’ retiring Terry Don Phillips. Radakovich previously worked in athletic departments at Louisiana State University and Clemson’s in-state rival South Carolina … A week after Duke clinched bowl eligibility for the first time since 1994, No. 9 Florida State delivered a rude awakening to the ACC’s Cinderella team. The Seminoles crushed the Blue Devils 48-7 to crack the BCS Top 10. No. 13 Clemson is the only other conference program ranked in the BCS standings.
The Virginia swim and dive team opens its 2012-2013 season with a celebration befitting the five-time defending ACC champions.
The Virginia men’s golf team saved its best play for last, closing its fall season with a fourth-place finish at the U.S. Collegiate Championship.
When Virginia hosts the ITA Atlantic Regional this weekend, its players will take the first step toward defending a title their injured teammate sophomore Mitchell Frank cannot.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday that it will add Notre Dame to its conference, a coveted program among colleges continually shifting conferences. The Fighting Irish will become the ACC’s 15th member in all sports except football and will play five football games against ACC opponents each season.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday that it will add Notre Dame, a coveted program among colleges’ continually shifting conferences. The Fighting Irish will become the ACC’s 15th member in all sports except football and will play five football games against ACC opponents each season.
Two Virginia football players earned weekly ACC accolades Monday after helping the Cavaliers muster a 17-16 win against Penn State. Senior linebacker Steve Greer was recognized for posting a career-high 15 tackles and two sacks. The conference also honored senior offensive tackle Oday Aboushi, who had 12 knockdowns and graded out at 92 percent …. Clemson senior Spencer Benton serves as the Tiger’s backup place kicker but took center stage Saturday with a 61-yard field goal against Ball State. The field goal was the longest in ACC history, besting Florida State’s 2007 record by one yard … The North Carolina men’s soccer team lost five of its top six scorers from last year’s NCAA championship team but showed few signs of growing pains Saturday night. The No. 1-ranked Tar Heels downed Virginia Tech 2-0 in its conference opener and moved to 4-0 on the season.
In Saturday’s primetime clash between the ACC and SEC, No. 14 Clemson gave its conference
a much-needed boost and downed Auburn, 26-19. Senior tailback Andre Ellington rushed for 231
yards, helping the Tigers erase memories of a 70-33 blowout loss to West Virginia in the Orange
Bowl last January. The teams battled at the Georgia Dome, the same stadium where Auburn
bested Virginia, 43-24, in the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl … N. C. State fared worse against its own
SEC opponent, falling 35-21 to Tennessee. Wolfpack coach Tom O’Brien told reporters Monday
that cornerback C.J. Wilson would be suspended for four games due to eligibility issues … The
NCAA Friday cleared another North Carolina school of potential academic infractions. The
University of North Carolina had faced sanctions after its African-American studies department
allegedly falsified grades for athletes, including former two-sport standout and current NFL star