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Virginia looks to snap losing streak

After enduring a grueling four-game road trip, the Virginia men's basketball team should be relieved to return to the friendly confines of Charlottesville. The Cavs' long road has come full circle and they will try to piece things back together against N.C.


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Cavalier women team up to down 'Noles

Coming off an emotional loss Monday to North Carolina, the No. 24 Virginia women's basketball team looked to put its season back on track against Florida State last night at University Hall.


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Wrestlers start fast, rout James Madison

Like eating a good breakfast to start the day, a wrestling team needs a strong start in the lower weight classes to get the momentum rolling in its favor. Virginia (3-4, 0-1 ACC) got jumpstarted last night by steam-rolling its way through the first five matches of the night en route to a 27-7 victory over James Madison (3-3) at Memorial Gym. "I really thought like we broke these guys," Cav Coach Lenny Bernstein said.


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Jackets sting Virginia 68-47

ATLANTA-Dining hall meals and eight o'clock classes have never sounded so good. The Virginia men's basketball team will be thrilled to get back to Charlottesville after capping a 1-3 ACC road trip with a 68-47 loss at Georgia Tech last night that was as frustrating for the Cavaliers as the score indicates. Virginia (15-8, 5-5 ACC) knew it would have to deal with the inside brawn of Yellow Jacket twin towers Alvin Jones and Jason Collier.


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Professional athletes: Guilty until proven innocent?

Sports columnists are a jealous bunch - myself included. Not lithe enough to tiptoe a sideline, not explosive enough to dunk a basketball, not buff enough to bench press Muggsy Bogues, we instead spend our precious days and nights stabbing our sardonic pens right through the backs of the athletes we always revered but never were good enough to become. Rarely does a sports journalist turn defense attorney, but that's exactly what I'm prepared to do.


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Women's basketball looks to bounce back

Following a tough loss to a down-and-out North Carolina team Monday, the Cavalier women's basketball squad hopes to get back into the win column tonight at home against Florida State. The Seminoles (9-12, 2-8 ACC) may appear to be an easy target, but they threw a scare into N.C.


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McGrath captures ACC Wrestler of Week honor

Ryan McGrath earned the ACC Wrestler of the Week Award yesterday, becoming the first Cavalier to reap that honor this season. McGrath won his last six matches, including back-to-back titles in the 184-pound class at both the Virginia State Wrestling Intercollegiate Championships and the American University Congressional Cup. McGrath's win streak is a season high and the longest current streak on the team. Blue Devils' streak ends After two seasons of dominating ACC men's basketball from top to bottom, No.


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Big East realignment may net ACC more Dance cards

As soon as the NCAA men's basketball tournament brackets were announced last March, Wake Forest Coach Dave Odom held up the format of the ACC schedule as the reason only three Conference teams made The Dance. Odom theorized that since ACC teams face each other twice during the regular season, each team had two losses to the unstoppable Blue Devils almost automatically, and most teams had at least one loss to Maryland or North Carolina.


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Pinning down a title

The best wrestler in the Commonwealth of Virginia is not 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds, like the monsters of the World Wrestling Federation.


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Wrestlers nab second in tourney

The Virginia wrestling team finished second in the seven-team American University Congressional Cup tournament Sunday, as five grapplers reached the finals in their respective weight classes. Led by second year Ryan McGrath, who captured Virginia's only win of the day at 184, the Cavaliers recorded 73.5 points to place 42.5 points behind the tournament champion, Hofstra. Related Links Virginia wrestling Virginia indoor track ACC men's basketball ACC women's basketball &nbsp Fifth year Steve Garland cruised through his first two matches at 125 but did not compete in the finals because he had to leave for today's National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic in East Lansing, Mich. Fourth year P.J.


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Carolina edges Cavs in overtime

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-A back-and-forth game between the best and third-worst women's basketball teams in the ACC came down to a shot that Virginia never took. North Carolina (12-10, 4-7 ACC) snapped the Cavaliers' nine-game Conference winning streak with a 66-63 overtime victory at Carmichael Auditorium as the Cavs (17-6, 9-2) failed to take advantage of their final possession. With 10.1 seconds remaining in overtime, Virginia took the ball near midcourt after a timeout.


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Prodigal daughter Teasley leads Heels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-In North Carolina's 66-63 overtime victory against Virginia yesterday, Tar Heel guard Nikki Teasley's play off the bench in the first half seemed more like that of a junior varsity athlete than one of the ACC's top talents.


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