Patrick Estes wasted no time in deciding where he wanted to play college football. Seven months before the beginning of the NCAA signing period, the All-Metro tight end from Chesterfield County verbally committed to Virginia earlier this week.
Calling his last season at Virginia "a tough year," Colin Ducharme announced Tuesday that he will transfer to Longwood College rather than spend his final season of basketball eligibility with the Cavaliers. For Ducharme, the 6-foot-9 center who played sparingly last season after redshirting his junior year, the decision to go from the spotlight of the ACC to a small Division II program was one he grappled with for the last month.
A month ago, they were teammates on the same field. But now, a trio of Virginia baseball players is scattered across the country, pursuing a common goal. After being selected in the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft earlier this month, Kevin Shrout is in Utah, Tim LaVigne has settled in Massachusetts, and Jon Metzger remains in Charlottesville.
The Virginia men's lacrosse team ended its season May 27 with a 12-11 loss at the hands of Princeton in the NCAA semifinals.
Established as a good bet for Olympic gold after breezing to a pair of world records two months ago, Virginia swimmer Ed Moses has decided to give up his final two years of NCAA eligibility. Moses is sifting through endorsement deals and stands to receive substantial bonuses from U.S.A.
After a lengthy courtship of J.C. Mathis, Pete Gillen and the Virginia coaching staff finally got their man when the 6-foot-8 New York recruit committed to the Cavaliers two weeks ago. Mathis, a 220-pound forward from John F.
Four years ago, Willie Dersch graduated from Holy Cross High School, ready to take the ACC by storm after a high school career in which he was named a McDonald's All-American and was honored as the best basketball player in the state of New York. This weekend, Dersch graduates from the University of Virginia, ready to prove himself in the world of investment banking after a college basketball career in which he failed to reach the lofty goals established for him by recruiting experts and Cavalier fans. Dersch arrived in Charlottesville bearing the burden of what now look like unrealistic expectations.
I missed it last year. Dom Starsia and his always- a-bridesmaid-never-a-bride band of Cavaliers deked and juked their way to the 1999 NCAA men's lacrosse title, past the national rivals that always used to trip them up just short - and I missed it. Such are the consequences of those few weeks during finals each semester when the honest, hard-working folks who lovingly craft your Cavalier Daily each and every day succumb to the reality that they might actually have to study for those three-hour examinations looming on the horizon.
For any golfer to have a good outing, each phase of his game needs to come together smoothly. That means the long game, the short game, tee shots and putts all have to work - it does not hurt to have luck on his side too. The case is not much different for the Virginia men's golf team.
The recruitment of Virginia basketball target J.C. Mathis has been more like a nine-month NyQuil infomercial than a never-ending episode of "The Bold and the Beautiful." No tales of Ronald Curry-like infidelity to pass along.