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Virginia football has taken a day-to-day approach to their Spring practices under new coach Bronco Mendenhall.

Earned, not given

As spring camp drew to a close Saturday with the Spring Football Festival, Mendenhall was pleased with the progress his players have made.

Mihaljevic said it has always been his dream to compete in the Olympics.

Breaking barriers

Growing up in Croatia, the first ball junior shot thrower Filip Mihaljevic came in contact with was a soccer ball. 

Junior Leah Smith, a four-time NCAA champion, feels positive about qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Excited for a challenge

Four years ago, when Leah Smith participated in her first Olympic Trials, the thought of actually making it to London was not a feasible task in her mind.


If you had told distance runner Henry Wynne when he was starting high school that he would one day win the NCAA national championship in the men’s mile, he would have laughed at you.

Senior Ryan Shane enters the outdoor season ranked second in the nation and looks to defend his singles title.

Shane reflects on singles title, time at U.Va.

When you ask any athlete their favorite memory on the court, their thoughts probably go straight to the biggest success of their career. For senior tennis player Ryan Shane, his immediate answer was the NCAA national championship.

An emotional Bronco Mendenhall address the media a couple of hours after BYU annouced that Mendenhall was leaving to go and coach at Virginia University. Mendenhall spent most of the press conference with his eyes closed, looking down and wiping away tears.

Rising up to the challenge

At the end of last year’s football season, many people looked at the Virginia program with disappointment. Across the country in Provo, Utah, Bronco Mendenhall looked at it as something quite different: a challenge.

Senior attacker Kelly Boyd and her twin sister, Brooke, have been playing lacrosse together since kindergarden. The decision to attend Virginia together was an easy one for both.

Two is better than one

For lots of kids, sports is a place to meet your best friend. This wasn’t the case for Kelly and Brooke. They had been best friends for around five years by the time they picked up their first lacrosse sticks in kindergarten.

Senior Robbie Coman is one of 18 returners from Virginia's College World Series championship team.

Stepping up to bat

Of the 29 Cavaliers who were part of the first national championship program in Virginia baseball history, only 18 are returning for the 2016 season. Joining them will be 17 rookie players.

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Malcolm Brogdon, along with Anthony Gill, Mike Tobey and Evan Nolte, will play their final game at John Paul Jones Arena Saturday.
Senior guard Malcolm Brogdon scored 26 points Saturday night, including 17 in the first half.
Senior midfielder Greg Coholan tallied a hat-trick Saturday against Drexel. Virginia rebounded from its season-opening loss with a 14-7 win Saturday.
Senior forward Anthony Gill took advantage of a small Villanova lineup to lead Virginia with 22 points and seven rebounds in 33 minutes.

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