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Surgery to end Griffith's year

High hopes for Travis Griffith's final year of Cavalier football were shattered with yesterday's announcement that the defensive end will need season-ending ankle surgery.


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Deacons fall in Jones' wake

George Welsh's Cavaliers entered Saturday's home opener with Wake Forest looking more like a horde of sick children than a football team -- a defense devastated by injury, a secondary burned alive against Clemson and a passing offense unable to strike down the field. But the Cav coach, who has confronted more than his fair share of adversity in his 18 years in Charlottesville, managed to dig deep enough into the medicine chest and unearth the solution to all Cavalier ills: Thomas Jones. In front of the record-breaking crowd of 50,000 at the revamped Scott Stadium, Jones did his best Heisman pose -- juking, sliding, cutting and steamrolling his way to 164 rushing yards and three scores in a 35-7 Cavalier triumph.


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O'Donnell boosts young Cavs

He might not be the flashiest player on Virginia's men's soccer team, but when Drew O'Donnell takes the field you can count on one thing for sure - he'll get the job done and get it done well. "He's not a guy who has a lot of statistics," coach George Gelnovatch said.


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Tracy, Lindsey pace Virginia

Watching a Virginia women's soccer game, Katie Tracy is one of the first players to stand out. She's yelling encouragement to her teammates from her spot at center midfield, out-fighting her opponents for headers and loose balls and generally doing all the things a reigning team MVP should do. Lori Lindsey is often harder to spot.


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Wake wideout looks to snare postseason bid

It's easy to see why Wake Forest football coach Jim Caldwell and wide receiver Jammie Deese get along - they both know what they want. Five years ago Caldwell wanted the dynamic young high school senior from Laurinburg N.C.


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Cavs anxiously await today's Wake-up call

After two tough games on the road, the Virginia football team comes home with the hope of defending a 15-game winning streak against Wake Forest today at 7 p.m. Under the lights at Scott Stadium, the Cavaliers (1-1, 1-1 ACC) will celebrate Homecoming as they attempt to extend one of the nation's longest winning streaks.


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Hockey's Wilk targets trophy

Virginia field hockey begins this season with a changing of the guard - new faces, a new attitude and a new head coach. Jessica Wilk comes in to take over for former head coach Missi Sanders, who resigned as head coach last spring to spend more time with her young children.


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O'Donnell leads team as soccer's only fourth year

He might not be the flashiest player on Virginia's men's soccer team, but when Drew O'Donnell takes the field you can count on one thing for sure - he'll get the job done and get it done well. "He's not a guy who has a lot of statistics," coach George Gelnovatch said.


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Cavalier midfield duo ranks with ACC's best

Watching a Virginia women's soccer game, Katie Tracy is one of the first players to stand out. She's yelling encouragement to her teammates from her spot at center midfield, out-fighting her opponents for headers and loose balls and generally doing all the things a reigning team MVP and "unsung hero" should do. Lori Lindsey is often harder to spot.


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After loss, Cavs hope to destroy Deacons

After two tough games on the road, the Virginia football team comes home with the hope of defending a 15-game winning streak against Wake Forest tomorrow at 7 p.m. Under the lights at Scott Stadium, the Cavaliers (1-1, 1-1 ACC) will celebrate Homecoming as they attempt to extend one of the nation's longest winning streaks.