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Recruiting success continues for Cavs

After notching one of the nation's top recruiting classes one year ago, the Virginia men's basketball coaching staff is prepared to make another solid recruiting effort. The Cavaliers have two scholarships available and have already received a verbal commitment.


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Duke football snags academic accolade

The Duke football team's academic reputation continues to impress. The Touchdown Club of Memphis will reward the Blue Devils with the 1999 American Football Coaches Associations Academic Achievement Award due to their scholastic exellence. Duke's squad graduated 100 percent of the 1993-94 freshmen football class when all 12 athletes earned a degree. This year's honor marks the 10th time that Duke has either won or shared the award.


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Cav athletics finishes eighth in Sears Cup

Virginia's intercollegiate athletic program continued its steady climb to the upper tier of national Division I schools, claiming an eighth-place finish in the prestigious Sears Directors' Cup rankings this year. "It's important for any major athletic department to feel that they should be competitive in the Sears Cup," Cavalier swimming coach Mark Bernardino said.


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Wahoos, Hokies agree to compete at home

The Virginia and Virginia Tech men's basketball teams have developed a new format for the new millennium. The two schools agreed to a five-year deal that will move the yearly contest from neutral sites to campus facilities beginning in 2000-01. "There were advantages to the neutral site arrangement in that fans from other areas were provided a chance to see the teams in person," Virginia's Athletic Director Terry Holland said in a press release.


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Panel should let ineligibility rest in peace

The case for declaring freshmen ineligible to play men's basketball is a strong one, with an appalling graduation rate, rampant early defections to the NBA and a common perception that the acclimation to college life is exceedingly difficult. The proposal also has a strong corps of supporters, including North Carolina head coach Bill Guthridge and Virginia Athletic Director Terry Holland.


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Women's crew ties for first at NCAAs

Women's crew has only participated for four years at the varsity level at Virginia. But for the competition, that must seem like forever. At the NCAA Women's Rowing Championship May 30, the Cavaliers (8-1) tied with Brown for the national title with 56 team points.


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Developer eyes new arena site

Local developer Lee Danielson has suggested a location for a new basketball arena for the University's teams. The proposal would place the new venue near the downtown mall on an 18-acre plot of land between West Main Street, Preston Avenue, Ridge-McInitre Road and Fourth Street Northwest.


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Freshmen ineligibility debate returns

An NCAA panel of 27 members may recommend to the NCAA that freshmen become ineligible to participate in men's basketball. The committee, which includes Virginia Athletics Director Terry Holland, will meet in Chicago June 23.