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For most, college is a time to gain wisdom by making the mistakes that accompany youth and independence. But for coach Mike London, defensive coordinator Jim Reid and the Virginia defense, miscues stemming from inexperience could ruin a drive, a game or even a season if not properly checked.
The long-awaited announcement Monday that junior Michael Rocco will be the starting quarterback for Saturday’s season-opener against Richmond was the highlight of Virginia’s unveiled depth chart. The decision leaves sophomore Phillip Sims, a recent transfer from Alabama, as the team’s backup. Coach Mike London intimated that sophomore David Watford, the dark horse candidate for the starting job, may be redshirted.
After surviving a 6-5 thriller against Princeton in the first round, the Virginia men’s lacrosse team unceremoniously exited May’s NCAA men’s lacrosse playoffs with a 12-10 quarterfinal loss to Notre Dame in Chester, Pa.
Two of the most accomplished programs of all-time clash Sunday when the No. 1 Virginia men's lacrosse team hosts fierce rival No. 3 Syracuse for a nationally-televised home tilt.
To cope with loss and disappointment, sports fans tend to dwell on the supposed significance of events which seemed irrelevant at the time. We struggle to find specific reasons or justifications for the failures which, we rationalize, marked the pivotal point of the game.
For the second consecutive game, the No. 1 Virginia men's lacrosse team fell behind in the first quarter to a heavy underdog at home. But Dom Starsia's loaded squad managed to clinch a 12-5 win against Stony Brook Saturday, pushing the team's winning streak to eight dating back to last season's NCAA championship run.
After failing to notch a single point in a season-opening win against Drexel, heralded senior attacker Steele Stanwick exploded for two goals and a career-high-tying five assists to propel the No. 1 Virginia men's lacrosse team to a 19-5 trouncing of in-state foe Virginia Military Institute during its 2012 home debut.
The No. 2 Virginia men's tennis team looks to win a record fifth consecutive title in the ITA Indoor National Championships this weekend. The squad begins the tournament tonight against No. 16 Auburn at the Boar's Head Sports Club.
Following an enthralling 2011 championship campaign, the unanimous preseason No. 1 Virginia men's lacrosse team aims to handle the pressure of massive expectations and win a second consecutive national title when it opens its 2012 season this weekend.
Fresh off a slew of impressive victories last weekend, the No. 2 Virginia men's tennis team looks to avoid a defeat in today's road competition against No. 41 Maryland before next weekend's ITA Team Indoor Championship.
"I'm so juiced right now!" the face of the NBA exclaimed late last Sunday night via tweet. Was Lebron James eager, perhaps, to wreak havoc on his former Cleveland Cavaliers team Tuesday night? Or maybe, as an avid sports fan, the self-proclaimed King was simply expressing his delight at the captivating NFL football earlier that day and at the prospect of the Patriots-Giants "Rematch Bowl."\nWrong on both counts. James was sharing with the world his glee at scoring "over a milli" on the popular iPhone game, Temple Run. Unfortunately, James could only get through about three-quarters of the word "million" before disappearing in the fourth.
The No. 2 Virginia men's tennis team overpowered No. 46 South Florida, 8-1, this weekend at the Royal Palm Tennis Club in Miami to open its season in style.
Given the combination of gruesome events the last 10 days, it's a wonder I can even think about sports without bashing myself in the head with my Chris Paul Hornets bobble-head.
At some point this past weekend, between LSU "honey badgering" Arkansas and Alabama's Trent Richardson running over the mannequins dressed up as Auburn defensive players, the country began to accept the grim reality: We're on our way to an SEC West rematch in the National Championship game.
Sophomore Justin Shane captured the singles title and contributed to the doubles title win for the Virginia men's tennis team at the Lakewood Ranch Clay Court Championship in Bradenton, Fla. this past weekend.
Free tattoos, lucrative deals with agents and free luxury SUV rentals are one thing. What's happening at Penn State is a completely different animal.
The Chicago Bears have "Bear Down." My beloved New Orleans Saints opt for the more colloquial and more expressive, "Who Dat Say Dey Gon' Beat Dem Saints?!" But for several teams locked in the cellar of the NFL standings this year, a new slogan has emerged: "Suck for Luck."
Junior forward Caroline Miller scored two goals for a team-high tally of 14, and senior goalkeeper Chantel Jones recorded her 42nd career shutout during Virginia's 4-0 victory against in-state nemesis Virginia Tech last night.
As Virginia enters the heart of its conference schedule, the national perception of the ACC and its standard bearing schools has suffered.