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The Virginia athletic department officially announced Sunday morning that it has granted junior quarterback Michael Rocco an unconditional release from the football team and the school. Rocco will pursue a transfer following this semester, according to the release.
In a shocking move Sunday morning, coach Mike London announced the departure of associate head coach and defensive coordinator Jim Reid, defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Jeff Hanson, running backs coach Mike Faragalli and tight ends coach Shawn Moore.
With all apologies to Tony Bennett and the burgeoning young Virginia men’s basketball team, a scant few will remember Saturday, December 1, 2012 for the Cavaliers’ 67-51 victory against the mighty Phoenix of Wisconsin-Green Bay. That Virginia even attracted 9,600 spirited fans attests to excitement gradually building around this program, considering the game coincided with Alabama’s BCS-clinching SEC Championship victory and Green Bay stands as much of a chance of reaching the NCAA Tournament as Roger Goodell does of buying a retirement home in New Orleans. It didn’t help that the game rolled along on the heels of Michael Rocco’s abrupt release from the Cavalier football team and Jovan Belcher’s heartbreaking murder-suicide—the type of stunning tragedy that reminds us sports fanatics of that pesky thing called perspective.
Down 38-36 with 10 minutes, 18 seconds remaining, Virginia finished on a 24-16 run to defeat Wisconsin 60-54 at the Kohl Center Wednesday evening. With the victory, the Cavaliers (5-2, 0-0 ACC) became the 16th team ever to defeat the Badgers (4-3, 0-0 ACC) on their home floor during Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan’s 12-year tenure. The match marked Virginia’s third straight victory in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Louisville is officially coming to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
When Tony Bennett left Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan’s staff in 2003 and followed his father, Dick, to Washington State, he took more than his belongings with him.
Virginia coach Dom Starsia revealed his official 2013-14 recruiting class earlier this week. Several marquee names highlight the list of 10 recruits, including Matt Barrett, Inside Lacrosse’s top-rated rising senior goaltender, and Matt Emery, the younger brother of junior All-American Rob Emery.
In many senses, the Virginia coaching staff’s collective brain fart at the conclusion of the Cavaliers’ 17-14 loss to Virginia Tech precipitated an unjust ending to a hard-fought game and season. Aping time-management strategy from the “Andy Reid School of How to Make Reading a Clock Seem More Difficult than Deciphering Hieroglyphics,” head coach Mike “Mr. Freeze” London’s ill-advised attempt to “ice” Cody Journell with not one but two timeouts before a game-ending 29-yard field goal attempt overshadowed a valiant Virginia defensive effort. Even more heinously, the failure to preserve time for a final Virginia drive robbed the team of a chance for its first Commonwealth Cup since “The Cat in the Hat” topped the box office — no, really — and giftwrapped a bowl bid for a hated rival whose helmet features a turkey that resembles a villain in a straight-to-DVD Disney movie.
Cody Journell kicked a 29-yard field goal as time expired to clinch a 17-14 Virginia Tech win against Virginia and the squad’s ninth straight Commonwealth Cup.
As almost anyone who regularly follows sports pundits or really digs the history of quantum physics surely knows, Albert Einstein famously defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Although the people responsible for those untenable “Resident Evil” movies have somehow never heard the cliché, most of the rest of us can recite it by heart.
When the Virginia men’s basketball team announced earlier this year that it would host a trio of mid-major teams for the chance to advance to the NIT Season Tip-Off Finals at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden, many projected the squad’s qualification as a formality.
Junior guard Joe Harris scored 11 of his game-high 15 points in the second half, and Virginia relied on a suffocating defensive effort in the second period to preserve a 54-45 win against Fairfield in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off Monday night. The Cavaliers (1-1, 0-0 ACC) will play either Delaware or Penn Tuesday night to qualify for the NIT Season Tip-Off Finals next week at Madison Square Garden.
When Virginia junior quarterback Michael Rocco committed an intentional grounding penalty in what the referees loosely deemed the “end zone” with 4:19 remaining in Saturday’s home tilt against Miami, you could almost hear 45,870 exasperated fans thinking to themselves, “Not again!”
When Virginia junior quarterback Michael Rocco committed an intentional grounding penalty in what the referees loosely deemed the “endzone” with 4:19 remaining in Saturday’s home tilt against Miami, you could almost hear 45,870 brooding, exasperated fans thinking to themselves, “not again!” After the Cavaliers pilfered a win from Penn State Sept. 8, their three ensuing home losses to Louisiana Tech, Maryland and Wake Forest roughly followed the same script: flashes of sublimity from coach Mike London’s squad intertwined with moments of comical ineptitude, capped by a glimmer of hope in the fourth quarter which some inane, fatal, self-inflicted error ultimately extinguished. The safety and the stupefying decision to punt the ball to Duke Johnson — whose scintillating play served as a constant reminder to Cavaliers fans that anything involving the name “Duke” should not be trusted — seemingly added another woeful, redundant chapter to the story of Virginia’s deflating season.
George Mason’s Byron Allen hit an improbable off-balance three-pointer to beat the shot clock to put his team ahead for good with 1:02 remaining, serving the Virginia men’s basketball team a 63-59 loss in the season opener.
When Virginia hired Tony Bennett to revitalize a flailing men’s basketball program in March 2009, the coach understood his rebuilding project would require time.
The Virginia football team arrived in Raleigh for Saturday’s clash against N.C. State beset by uncertainty at the quarterback position and a chronic inability to force turnovers.
This is not the way the story was supposed to end.
Coach Mike London announced Monday that he has suspended sophomore weakside linebacker Henry Coley, junior tight end Jeremiah Mathis and senior fullback LoVante’ Battle indefinitely for violating team rules.
The bane of diehard fans and fantasy football owners everywhere, bye weeks actually serve an important purpose for football teams needing a respite from the rigors of the months-long football season.