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Cavs hope Brown is no ordinary recruit

What's in a name? Pete Gillen and the Virginia men's basketball team hope a lot. Newly signed high school power forward Elton Brown has a similar name - and the Cavs hope an equally effective game - as former Duke star Elton Brand. Brown, a senior at Warwick High in Newport News, Va., compares favorably to Brand, the No.


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Linebacker doles out final Thweatt pops

Plenty of guys in his shoes would be more than content, but Byron Thweatt is decidedly frustrated. The senior outside linebacker leads Virginia in tackles as he rides down the home stretch of an exceptional collegiate career, but none of that matters much to him.


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Women's cross country barely misses Nationals

Two days ago, the Virginia women's cross country team came back from the NCAA Southeast Regionals meet in Furman, S.C., believing they were going to take their first trip to NCAA Nationals in five years. The Cavs finished fifth in the region, three spots away from automatically qualifying for Nationals in Ames, Iowa.


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Ellis stung in loss, doubtful for 'Pack

Rather than make excuses for Thursday's shutout loss to Georgia Tech, Virginia football coach George Welsh acknowledged his team's lackluster play and chose his words carefully when forecasting its upcoming match against N.C.


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Underachieving Cavalier football

I've heard many a hypothesis as to how a football program ranked as high as sixth can so precipitously plummet in just two short seasons - how a team borderline elite and perennially powerful only 24 months ago can morph into mediocrity, or even worse, outright abomination. There's always the "superstar" theory, which informs Virginia fans that without Shawn Moore dissecting opposing defenses and Chris Slade destroying anyone in his radar, the Cavaliers simply cannot compete.


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Wrestling reserves see action in tourney

After competing with its top wrestlers Saturday against James Madison, Virginia wrestling gave some of its non-starters a chance Sunday at the 11th Annual Keydet Invitational at Washington and Lee's Warner Center. Saturday, the Cavs used seven straight victories to rout James Madison, 26-10, in their first meet. Related Links Cavalier Daily Wrestling Official ACC women's Cavalier Daily Basketball FSU Football page &nbsp Freshman Ryan Stewart - one of only two Cavaliers who lost against JMU - regrouped with four wins at Keydet.


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Cross country teams end up fifth in region

The Cavalier men's cross country team finished fifth at the NCAA Southeast Regional Saturday in Furman, S.C. Led by a fifth place finish by Bobby Thiele, the Cavs finished with a team score of 146, just behind Wake Forest's 143.


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Men's basketball wins in second exhibition game

The Virginia men's basketball team came out hot, led by the inspired play of Stephane Dondon, and defeated the Nantucket Nectars 95-80 in its final exhibition game. Dondon appeared in the starting lineup because Adam Hall sat out nursing a knee injury.


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In 13 seconds, Virginia men give up ACC title

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-In a thrilling overtime finish yesterday, the Virginia men's soccer team lost to top-seeded North Carolina, 1-0, in a hard-fought ACC Championship final at Wake Forest's Spry Stadium. A captivating goal by North Carolina's Caleb Norkus, the tournament MVP, ended the contest just 13 seconds into the extra period. In Friday's semifinal match, second-seeded Virginia (15-5-1) soundly defeated Duke, the defending conference champs, 3-0 to advance.


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Hands down, Comfort should be Virginia's starting goalkeeper

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-In yesterday's overtime period, Virginia goalkeeper David Comfort did everything he could to bail the Virginia men's soccer team out of another close game. Another spectacular save was in order as North Carolina forward Caleb Norkus readied a shot from six yards out.


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Cav women cruise in first NCAA test

They made it look so easy. The Virginia women's soccer team handily defeated North Carolina-Greensboro Saturday night 6-1 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Spartans came into the match already the underdog.


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Virginia swarmed by Yellow Jackets

ATLANTA-So much for Virginia's "benefit of a bye week" theory. The Cavalier football team looked out of sync and overmatched for the majority of its 35-0 loss to Georgia Tech last night.


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