Fritz Metzinger


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PARTING SHOT: If you write for The Cavalier Daily

Thank you to the numerous staff writers, columnists and associate editors with whom I had the pleasure of collaborating as Sports Editor. Your contributions — too often neglected by readers or mutilated by us editors — comprise the heart and soul of this sports section.

Gerrard's time-honoring tears

Following his Liverpool side’s 3-2 triumph over fellow league title challenger Manchester City, Steven Gerrard’s eyes began to leak. Gerrard lost control of his emotions at a juncture when the threat of losing out on the league crown remained quite prevalent. If you know anything about Gerrard’s story, however, you’ll forgive the man a moment of emotion.

Stay hungry, my friends

“Ladies and gentlemen, you’re looking at the Hungry Huskies. This is what happens when you ban us!” When Shabazz Napier barked those words at the world after his Connecticut team won the men’s basketball national championship against Kentucky Monday night, he triggered a deluge of reactions. More than that, he reminded everyone of the polemic debate engulfing the NCAA.

Hoo knows?

It took 22 seconds in the second half for Virginia to win the game last Friday night.

Fun and Games

Four minutes remained in a lopsided game. After recording his second block of the game and prolonging a night that rendered Memphis an ant underneath a giant Virginia defensive magnifying glass, Mike Tobey gathered the ball at the top of the 3-point arc with oodles of time remaining on the shot clock and his defender hanging back in the lane.

Cut the Hedges

On Monday, Virginia alumnus Ian Cohen wrote a story for Grantland entitled “In Praise of Virginia: The Mediocre, Miraculous No. 1 Seed.” With respect to Mr. Cohen, I disliked the article.

A brewing storm

February 28, 2013. Virginia has just ousted No. 3 Duke, 73-68, but something other than the game’s outcome is grinding Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski’s gears.

Virginia releases 2014 football schedule

In approximately ten months, eager consumers around the nation will swarm retail stores on “Black Friday” to gobble up favorable discounts. The Virginia football team, on the other hand, will be shopping for something unavailable on the shelves of Wal-Mart: a Commonwealth Cup. For the first time since 1996, the Cavaliers will play Virginia Tech the day after Thanksgiving next season.

ACC Champs Coverage: Selection Sunday

_Virginia may have crashed unceremoniously out of the ACC Tournament Friday, but we still have a media pass and a computer throughout the weekend.

ACC Champs Coverage: Day 3

__Virginia may have crashed unceremoniously out of the ACC Tournament Friday, but we still have a media pass and a computer throughout the weekend.

ACC Championships Coverage: Day 2

Welcome to the Ides of March edition of our ACC Championships coverage! Whether you’re resting at home, engaging in service work, or drinking one of those fruity concoctions with the little umbrellas in them, check “Pulse of the Fan” all weekend for extensive ACC Tournament coverage.

ACC Championships Coverage: Day 1

Whether you’re resting at home, engaging in service work, or drinking one of those fruity concoctions with the little umbrellas in them, check “Pulse of the Fan” all weekend for extensive ACC Tournament coverage.

Sims, if healthy, will start Saturday against Duke

Virginia coach Mike London hinted on his weekly radio show Monday that sophomore quarterback Philip Sims will receive snaps with the first team this week and earn his first start Saturday against Duke—provided he recovers from a lower leg injury suffered in last week’s 44-38 loss to Louisiana Tech. The move follows another dicey performance from incumbent starter junior Michael Rocco last Saturday.

Long donates $300,000 to practice facility

The Virginia Athletic Department announced today that former All-American defensive end Chris Long has donated $300,000 to the Virginia Athletics Foundation for the construction of the George Welsh Indoor Practice Facility. The contribution will defray some of the approximately $14.5 million expected in expenses for the new state-of-the-art facility, which will host practices for the football program and every other field team at Virginia.