The 63-21 beating the Cavaliers absorbed at the hands of Illinois a month ago in the Micronpc.com Bowl was still fresh in his mind, but Virginia football Coach George Welsh chose to focus on the future of the program in his press conference yesterday, a day after the Cavs inked 22 high school recruits. "Overall, there's a lot of speed in this class, a lot of athleticism," Welsh said of a group that includes 14 skill position players and seven linemen.
Stephane Dondon has grown accustomed to making tremendous leaps during his life, but one of his biggest came this year as he jumped from the junior college world to suit up for Virginia in the powerful ACC. The 6-foot-8 forward has traveled the world from Africa, to France, then to Texas before arriving in Charlottesville.
Shame on those of you who blindly believed the Y2K bug wreaked little havoc in its voyage through America's digestive track. First it leaves eight (that's almost double figures for those of you counting) suburban Richmond homes powerless for hours on end.
When the U.S. women's soccer national team beat China to win the 1999 World Cup, the team made headlines around the country.
Virginia point guard Donald Hand and North Carolina center Brendan Haywood shared ACC Player of the Week honors after leading their respective teams to an undefeated week. In games against Virginia Tech, Florida State and Wake Forest, Hand scored a total of 60 points while shooting 46.2 percent from the floor. Meanwhile, Haywood lifted the Tar Heels to ACC triumphs over Georgia Tech and Maryland, helping Carolina end a four-game slide.
For many Cavalier sports fans it was a thrill to support tailback Thomas Jones as he sprinted his way into the national spotlight this fall and finally gained some recognition outside the state of Virginia. But now, with his departure this spring, Virginia fans should be looking for another deserving athlete to cheer to the top.
With only one meet left before the ACC championships, the Virginia swimming and diving teams added one more school to their lengthy list of victims this season. On Saturday the men's team (6-1, 3-1 ACC) raced past Villanova for a final score of 132-87 and the women's squad (7-0, 4-0 ACC) followed in similar fashion, winning 123-90. Virginia started off strong as the women's 200-yard medley relay teams claimed first, second and third place in the first event.
After the final buzzer sounded, closing out Virginia's 61-49 victory over Duke to attain sole possession of first place in the ACC, Coach Debbie Ryan and the Cavaliers assembled at center court for a huddle.
The women's basketball game Sunday between Virginia and Duke at University Hall was billed as a battle for first place in the ACC, with both teams sharing identical 7-1 Conference records. And battle they did, en route to a 61-42 triumph over the Blue Devils. The No.