After watching four of their former teammates get selected in the 2000 NFL draft, six of the other seven available Virginia players signed with NFL teams as free agents. Defensive lineman Maurice Anderson and offensive lineman Noel LaMontagne signed yesterday, while tight end Casey Crawford signed Sunday night.
This weekend, I was one of the few hundred media types privileged enough to obtain credentials for NFL Draft 2000.
In a press conference yesterday, American University Director of Athletics Lee McElroy announced that former Virginia men's basketball coach Jeff Jones has signed a five-year contract to coach the Eagles. Jones, who served as an associate head coach at Rhode Island this season, coached the Cavaliers from 1990-98.
NEW YORK-Shortly after NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced Courtney Brown as Cleveland's selection with the No.
NEW YORK-He wasn't the first running back chosen, but that didn't make Thomas Jones' selection any less sweet. A long road came to an end for the senior tailback Saturday when the Arizona Cardinals selected him seventh overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. "It feels really good to have all that stuff over," Jones said.
While Duke attackman T.J. Durnan was carrying the hopes of the Blue Devils, the stars of the Virginia men's lacrosse team were content to share the wealth. Durnan scored four goals, twice as many as any other player, but the No.
Two University Jefferson Scholars met Friday with the Alumni Association Board of Managers to discuss how to bring the scholarship program in compliance with NCAA regulations. Third-year wrestler Jason Bernd and third-year rower Jen Blomberg were suspended from competing with their varsity teams after the Virginia Athletic Department ruled the Jefferson Scholarship to be impermissible financial aid in late January. The scholarship was deemed non-compliant because it is run solely by the Jefferson Scholars foundation without oversight from the University Financial Aid Office.
The Virginia softball team moved out of last place in the ACC by winning both ends of a doubleheader against Georgia Tech in Atlanta Saturday. Related Links Virginia softball Georgia Tech softball Virginia women's tennis NC State women's tennis Wake Forest women's tennis Virginia baseball   Six players collected hits for Virginia (21-33, 2-2 ACC) in a 4-2 victory in the first game.
Former Virginia women's basketball star Dawn Staley was named the new head women's basketball coach at Temple University yesterday. Staley, who played at Virginia from 1989 to 1992, led the Cavaliers to four NCAA Tournaments and three appearances in the Final Four.
Nearly four months after he vowed to "reinvent the corporation" following a 63-21 debacle in the MicronPC.com Bowl, George Welsh quells any commotion that his promised overhaul will start with his quarterback. Dan Ellis remains his point man. The same can't be said for the backup job, where a pair of diametrically opposed freshmen candidates, strong-armed Matt Schaub and fleet-footed Bryson Spinner, are deadlocked in a duel to be the man.
One year before Ronald Curry's infamous decision to attend North Carolina, it was Virginia that plucked two prominent tennis players from the Tar Heels' backyard. From 1996-1997, Huntley Montgomery and Brian Hunter starred for Chapel Hill High School's perennially powerful tennis team.