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Tomorrow's star awaits in today's minors

KINGSPORT, TENN.--It's the top of the ninth, the bases are loaded and the Kingsport Mets are one out away from a 5-2 victory over the Bluefield Orioles. Scott Polk, a former closer for Mississippi State, delivers the 2-2 pitch to Bluefield outfielder Steve Salargo.


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Expansion project continues on pace

Despite soaring temperatures and the dog days of summer, the expansion at Scott Stadium continues to remain on schedule. "The heat slows down the work in the afternoon," said Richard Laurance, director of the Carl Smith Center Expansion at Scott Stadium.


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Swimming adds 24 new team members

The Aquatic and Fitness Center pool will be a little more crowded this year. The Virginia swimming and diving team continues to build on its success as 24 incoming students have declared their intentions of competing for the squad. "I believe this large and versatile class puts the Virginia swimming and diving programs in capable hands," Cavalier coach Mark Bernardino said in a press release.


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NBA age limit would benefit young athletes

As you sit reading this column, the NBA Draft has passed and a plethora of underclassmen are well on their way to becoming millionaires several times over. But this may be the last year that a player the age of your average first or second year at Virginia signs a multi-million dollar deal.


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Expansion talks start to surface

Hurricane season may last year-round in the ACC in the near future. Several reports last week indicated that the University of Miami(Fl.) may join the Conference in all sports.


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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.