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Late rally secures Virginia sweep over Pirates

With the comfort of a cool breeze on a spring season that is heating up, the Virginia softball team found their hitting rhythm at the right time in yesterday afternoon's doubleheader, earning a pair of victories, 6-1 and 6-5, over visiting East Carolina University. Freshman infielder Sarah Larquier powered the Cavaliers (25-16) to victory with a homerun, her tenth of the season.

Tigers roar past Virginia, scoring rare conference road win, 73-64

Playing at home just isn't the same anymore. After the 78-59 loss to Duke last Saturday, the Cavaliers appeared to have as meager a challenge as they could handle in eighth-place Clemson (13-11, 4-7 ACC), who had come into the game with an 0-4 road record in the conference. Clemson reinforced the unpredictability of the ACC, grabbing the lead in the opening minutes and holding off the Cavaliers' attempted second-half comeback to secure a 73-64 victory last night. When these two teams met in Clemson on Jan.

Osipenko sails to heights for Virginia track

On Feb. 1, pole vaulter Vika Osipenko did the unthinkable, setting a new standard by becoming the first woman in school history to top the 12 foot mark in the event.Last weekend, she accomplished that feat again when the Cavaliers traveled to Blacksburg for the Tech Challenge. Reaching such extreme heights has taken plenty of effort but relatively few years for the 23-year old born in St.

Rice stands out among plethora of veteran superstars at Super Bowl

Who will you root for next Sunday? A team stocked with old-timers seeking a Super Bowl as their careers wind down, or a younger assemblage of players who put their team on the Super Bowl map for the first time? Each year I seem to get a little more into the NFL, but I never could claim to be an expert on it.

Virginia's backcourt comes to life in win over Georgia Tech

The general theme for the Cavalier women's basketball team before last night's contest against Georgia Tech was that they needed to recover their late-game execution in order to win close games. Adjusting to the graduation of high-scoring guard Telisha Quarles has been challenging for the Virginia backcourt this season.

Athletes should lead by example, not be the exceptions to the rule

Virginia men's basketball coach Pete Gillen's decision to suspend sophomore guard Jermaine Harper reinforced the belief that athletes should act as role models, not individuals with the power to break rules without severe consequences. True, athletes often are considered exceptions to the rules, whether on the professional, college or high school level, but so are standout students, extraordinary actors and leaders of other sorts. One Charlottesville resident I spoke with, upon hearing about Harper's arrest, said his father once told him that athletes should be allowed a certain leniency in terms of having fun and following the rules.

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