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Zwarich takes ACC award along with record

Virginia senior middle blocker Deanna Zwarich was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for her stellar play against Clemson Friday and Georgia Tech Saturday. Zwarich led Virginia to a 3-0 (15-7, 16-14, 15-5) win over Clemson and a come-from-behind 3-2 (10-15, 8-15, 15-2, 15-10, 15-12) victory over Georgia Tech. Zwarich's 22 kills against moved her to 500 kills on the season and gave her Virginia's single season kills record.


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College football just isn't the same with a calculator

This isn't your father's college football anymore. It's your trigonometry teacher's. Sadly, the great gridiron game on which I was reared and from which arrived my childhood heroes now holds decimal points and derivatives more dear than the pride and pageantry that established it as America's lifeblood. Blaming the Bowl Championship Series and its convoluted ranking formula is always the trendy thing to do, but college football's obsession with the insignificant and renunciation of the important began eons before the BCS cronies decided to confuse us all. It all started with the polls. First, God bless us, we had but one, the AP.


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Womack comes back with stellar season

Here's a line you might have read while sifting through coverage of Virginia football: Antwoine Womack is quietly leading the ACC in rushing this season. But it's not entirely true.


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Latest Zwarich record brings volleyball win

The Virginia women's volleyball team picked up a pair of conference wins this weekend, defeating ACC powerhouse Georgia Tech 3-2 Saturday night and sweeping Clemson 3-0 Friday at University Hall. Senior co-captain Deanna Zwarich and freshman Shannon Boyle led the Cavaliers (15-12, 8-6 ACC) on a furious comeback against the conference-leading Yellow Jackets.


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Women's soccer receives bye for NCAA first round

Three days after getting bounced from the ACC Tournament in the first round, the Virginia women's soccer team had its collective feelings soothed by receiving one of 16 first-round byes in this week's NCAA Tournament. The No.


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Field hockey loses to Terps in ACC finals

COLLEGE PARK, Md.-The Virginia field hockey team's dramatic run to the finals of the ACC Tournament ended in disappointing fashion yesterday as the Cavaliers suffered a resounding 3-0 loss to defending NCAA champion Maryland at the Athletic Turf Field in College Park. The loss followed a thrilling 2-1 Cavalier victory Friday night against top-seeded North Carolina, the nation's No.


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Cavaliers lose on penalty kicks

DURHAM, N.C.-In stomach-churning, heart-stopping, edge-of-your-seat fashion, the Virginia women's soccer team lost to Duke in a penalty kick shootout in the first round of the ACC Tournament last night at the Blue Devils' Koskinen Stadium. The No.


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Field hockey ekes out OT win at ACCs

COLLEGE PARK, Md.-The Virginia field hockey team survived a furious onslaught and disastrous late goal by Duke yesterday to beat the Blue Devils in overtime, 2-1, in the first round of the ACC Tournament in College Park, Md. The fourth-seeded Cavaliers (13-6) continue play today when they face off against top seed North Carolina, ranked No.


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Newfound equality makes for wild women's soccer weekend

For the first time, the outcome of the women's soccer ACC Tournament is not quite predictable. There were so many surprise last-minute wins and losses over the course of the regular season, and the teams are so evenly matched that four tied for second place in the conference.


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Field hockey heads to tourney

Last weekend, the Virginia field hockey team ended its regular season with a bang. The Cavaliers notched two hard-fought victories on the road in an overtime win against Duke and a come-from-behind triumph against Yale. But things are far from over. In fact, the Cavaliers have completed only one piece of a three-part puzzle, according to coach Jessica Wilk. "The entire season is actually three different seasons," she said, "the regular season, the ACC Tournament, and the NCAA Tournament.


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Women's basketball swings into action

The Virginia women's basketball team came together to win its first exhibition game 79-69 over Athletes in Action, a Christian traveling basketball team, last night at University Hall. The Cavs were scoreless for the first four minutes of the game and allowed AIA to post a five-point lead, but Virginia senior forward Svetlana Volnaya hit a running jump shot to put her team on the board. But Virginia's first half woes were far from over.


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Yankees win! Yankees win! With a $112 million payroll, that's no surprise

The New York Yankees had their third straight ticker-tape parade Monday. When you weren't looking last week - and apparently you weren't, judging by the record-low television ratings - they won their fourth world championship in five years, the 26th in the storied history of the franchise. When can we dispense with the formality of the 2001 season and hand them a 27th? How can anyone beat them?


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Virginia's sly fox

Pressure? What pressure? The only pressure preseason All-American candidate and All-ACC forward Svetlana Volnaya feels is the never-ending quest to better herself as a player. "I'm not trying to think about our rankings right now," Volnaya said.

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