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Crew breezes to San Diego Classic victory

The Virginia women's crew team continued to succeed against some of the nation's best competition Sunday at the San Diego Crew Classic. The Cavaliers won the championship in the second varsity eight competition with a time of 6:39.5.


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Tar Heels stomp softball in conference opening series

The Virginia softball team left the cold and rainy Park Sunday afternoon dejected after a performance Virginia coach Cheryl Sprangel called frustrating and embarrassing. The Cavaliers dropped to 15-27 overall and 0-2 in the ACC, losing to North Carolina (31-13, 2-0) for the second time this weekend.


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Moses takes two more breaststroke titles

Just one week after demolishing the world short-course records in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke at the NCAA Championships, Virginia swimmer Ed Moses cruised to victory in the same events at the National Championships in Federal Way, Wash. Moses, who said he tapered his training to peak at the NCAAs 10 days ago in Minneapolis, still won easily, taking both events by almost a full second.


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NCAA rules two Jefferson Scholar athletes ineligible

The Virginia Athletic Department has declared two athletes who are also Jefferson Scholars ineligible because the scholarships are considered impermissible financial aid under NCAA regulations. According to Lynn Mitchell, the University's associate athletic director for compliance, the University athletic department ruled that the two students - third-year wrestler Jason Bernd and third-year rower Jennifer Blomberg - were ineligible after becoming aware of possible NCAA violations in late January. "I told the two coaches that the students were ineligible" from competing and practicing with the team, Mitchell said.


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Zagol puts zeroes on scoreboard

As a pitcher who relies on a variety of drops and bouncers, senior Stacey Zagol is bouncing back from a mediocre junior season to turn in a career year in her final months with the Virginia softball team. After an outstanding sophomore campaign during which she compiled 19 wins and was named to the ACC All-Conference and All-Tournament teams, Zagol experienced quite a drop-off last year.


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NHL penalties: real world need not apply

His team trailing 5-2, his pride sullied after a first-period brawl that left him belly up, Marty McSorley decided enough was enough. As the precious few seconds ticked off the Vancouver Jumbotron one by one, the Boston Bruins forward did the unexpected, the unbelievable and the unforgivable. With a ferocious flick of his right wrist, McSorley, a notorious NHL rogue, whacked unsuspecting Canuck Donald Brashear in the side of the head with his stick.


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Duo hammers out Cav records

A pair of freshman Cavaliers tossed their way into the record books over the weekend, breaking school records in the hammer throw at the East Carolina relays. Bill Johnston shattered Virginia's second-oldest men's outdoor record with a throw of 56.66 meters, more than 11 feet better than the 21-year-old record. Elise Mitchell set her second Cav record of the season with 51.86-meter throw that edged the 1995 record of 51.30. A third Virginia freshman, Tim Bilmanis, won the discus competition with a throw of 47.56 meters. Elite eight The Virginia women's crew novice eight was named the ACC Crew of the Week yesterday. Freshman coxswain McRae Petrey and rowers Andrea Czarkowski, Emily Richard, Amanda Kennedy, Meaghan Keeley, Becky Sell, Abby Ramirez, Shannon Tocchio, Lauren Platenberg were recognized for their victories over Ohio State and Michigan in the ACC/Big Ten Double Dual Regatta Sunday. Hawkeye joins fold Field hockey coach Jessica Wilk announced Tuesday that Melisa Meccage has been hired as a new Cavalier assistant coach. Meccage, an Iowa graduate who leaves her position as head coach at St.


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Baseball strikes out against Tech

One step forward, two steps back. The Virginia baseball team's frustrating dance around the .500 mark continues. Tuesday afternoon the Cavaliers pounded out an 11-2 win at Richmond, but yesterday at the U.Va.


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Women's tennis barely escapes Spiders' web

Tied at three with Richmond entering doubles play, the Virginia women's tennis team took two of the three doubles matches to claim a hard-earned 5-4 victory yesterday at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers (10-5, 0-1 ACC), who avenged a disappointing loss to the Spiders last year, split the No.


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Softball takes pair from UMBC

After battling through the rain and cold Tuesday against Harvard, the Virginia softball team was rewarded with sunshine yesterday and responded with two wins in a doubleheader with the University of Maryland-Baltimore County at The Park. The Cavaliers (15-25) won the first game 1-0 behind solid defense and a complete game two-hit shutout from righthander Chrissy Quinn (4-9). After her stellar six-strikeout performance against the Retrievers (12-15), the senior captain credited her defense. "We played really strong defensively and then came up with two big hits to score that one run," Quinn said.


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Softball sweeps with pair of shutouts

On a cold, rainy day at The Park, the Virginia softball team found a way to steal a pair of wins from Harvard yesterday. The Cavaliers (13-15) swept Harvard (2-12) with a pair of shutouts in the doubleheader, winning 4-0 and 8-0, respectively. "The first game we really jumped out and took advantage of them playing in and hit some balls over their heads," Cav coach Cheryl Sprangel said.


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Home run derby: Cavs throttle Spiders

RICHMOND-Neither sporadic rain nor gusting winds could stop Virginia from toppling Richmond 11-2 after a stunning display of batting prowess in the first inning. Virginia's (14-14-1) magical four-run first inning began with Shawn McCleary scoring from third on a wild pitch by Spider right-hander Tom Mahony.


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Regardless of outcome, authorities need to resolve UNC hoops case promptly

After the first few rounds of the NCAA Tournament, I thought nothing could surprise me anymore. But I also never thought North Carolina had a chance at making the Final Four. While I am still shocked at how a team that was so mediocre throughout the regular season could perform so well in the Tournament, I can take comfort in knowing that at least I wasn't the only one surprised by the Tar Heels' performance lately. After all, if the North Carolina men's basketball players believed they had any chance at making the Final Four, Tar Heel point guards Ed Cota and Terrence Newby would not have scheduled their court date for April 3, the date of the national championship game in Indianapolis. The April 3 court date was Cota and Newby's third attempt at an appearance in district court for an Oct.


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