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Scott, Reynolds running down a dream

Few jobs are as prestigious as being a professional sports player. Fewer jobs require the same level of unceasing physical and mental exertion. Two former Virginia stars, basketball player Mike Scott and football player LaRoy Reynolds, are putting in the effort and living the life so many people wish they could have.


Jesperson to transfer from Virginia

As soon as the curtain closed on a surprisingly successful 2012-13 Virginia men’s basketball season, the team and its supporters turned their attention eagerly to next season, when the team was initially expected to return all starters except for senior point guard Jontel Evans and add a slew of talented contributors.


Painful gratitude

Back in January 2007, before I could grow more than a creepy strip of blond peach fuzz above my lip and when all I knew about the University was that its main building looked sort of like a brown Jefferson Memorial, I attended the New Orleans Saints’ 39-14 drubbing at the hands of the Chicago Bears at the NFC Championship game.


Cavaliers suffer season-ending home loss

From the moment the Virginia basketball team learned its season would culminate not in its second straight NCAA berth but rather in the NIT, the team set its sights on making the trip to historic Madison Square Garden that had eluded them earlier in the year. Wednesday’s season-ending 75-64 loss to Iowa at John Paul Jones Arena once again snuffed out those hopes, but the result was far more painful this time around.


Virginia vies for New York bid

Two and a half weeks ago, Charlottesville bid farewell to its basketball team. After scrambling to erase a 17-point deficit and edge Maryland 61-58 in overtime March 10, Virginia left John Paul Jones Arena and a regular season-closing 17-game home win streak behind for the next weekend’s ACC Tournament — presumably before moving on to the NCAA Tournament.


Simba's Pride

Simply put, this game belonged to freshman forward Justin Anderson. And Anderson, though far from the perfect player, harbors a passion for basketball which epitomizes everything sports could and should be.


Virginia dominates St. Johns, advances with 68-50 win

Led by another assertive effort by budding star freshman guard Justin Anderson, the Cavaliers (23-11, 11-7 ACC) coasted past St. Johns (17-16, 8-10 Big East) 68-50 for their 19th straight home victory, the fourth longest active streak in Division I men’s basketball.


Cavs escape against Norfolk State, 67-56

If the motto for March is “Survive and Advance,” the Virginia basketball team should have left John Paul Jones Tuesday night pleased with the result. But after beating overmatched Norfolk State in the first round of the NIT Tournament 67-56 in an all-around eyesore, the Cavaliers could hardly mask their disappointment.


Virginia misses NCAA Tournament

The Virginia men’s basketball team was not selected for the NCAA Tournament during “Selection Sunday,” leaving the squad awaiting a consolation spot in the NIT Tournament. The Cavaliers lost three of their final four games including a blowout 75-56 loss to N.C.


Virginia falters at ACC Tournament

Scott Wood hit seven 3-pointers—including four straight in a pivotal second-half stretch— for a game-high 23 points, and the Wolfpack dominated Virginia on the boards 39-28 to cruise to a 75-56 victory at the Greensboro Coliseum.

	Senior forward Akil Mitchell will take the floor at John Paul Jones Arena for the final time Saturday, as the No. 12 Cavaliers host No. 4 Syracuse with a shot at clinching the ACC regular season title.

Cavs outlast Terps in OT, secure fourth seed in ACC Tourney

During the first half of the Virginia men’s basketball team’s Senior Night home tilt against conference rival Maryland Sunday night, many observers likely wondered whether the squad that had clawed its way to a winning conference record and at-large NCAA tournament consideration had departed Charlottesville—mentally, at least—with the rest of the student body for Spring Break. By the final buzzer, the “real” Cavaliers had returned—along with their still threadbare tournament hopes.


Snaer's game-winner stuns Virginia

Florida State senior guard Michael Snaer converted an and-one lay-up with 4.4 seconds remaining to spoil a furious Cavalier comeback and put a wrench in the Virginia basketball team’s postseason aspirations.


Road-weary Virginia travels to Tallahassee

Whatever the cause of the Cavaliers’ (20-9, 10-6 ACC) road setback, the team must regroup and recover against Florida State(15-14, 7-9 ACC) in its regular-season road finale Thursday in Tallahassee after falling to fourth in the ACC standings.


Cavs fall to Eagles on late 3-pointer

Joe Rahon’s deep 3-pointer with just under ten seconds left capped a game-ending 12-3 run for Boston College that propelled the Eagles to a 53-52 victory against Virginia Sunday afternoon at the Conte Forum.

Latest Podcast

Today, we sit down with both the president and treasurer of the Virginia women's club basketball team to discuss everything from making free throws to recent increased viewership in women's basketball.