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Welsh sounds off on gridiron recruits

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.


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Successful import

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.


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Virginia's Watson, Hand net ACC accolades

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.


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Moses parts waters for Virginia

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.


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Virginia swimmers cruise past Wildcats

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.


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Tennis wins in spring opener

The Virginia men's tennis team defeated Pennsylvania 7-1 Saturday evening at the Boar's Head Sports Club in its spring season opener. In the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Fall rankings, Virginia was ranked No.


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Cavaliers knock off Devils

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.