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Tracy Berman

Things that make you go hmmm ...

Over the past year at The Cavalier Daily, I have had the opportunity to cover and write about some of the more exciting sports events at the University.

With Virginia fiascoes

Cavalier basketball fans tend to look on former Virginia coach Jeff Jones with mixed feelings. On the one hand, he led Virginia to five NCAA Tournament berths and the 1992 NIT title.

Six Cavaliers sign as NFL free agents

After watching four of their former teammates get selected in the 2000 NFL draft, six of the other seven available Virginia players signed with NFL teams as free agents. Defensive lineman Maurice Anderson and offensive lineman Noel LaMontagne signed yesterday, while tight end Casey Crawford signed Sunday night.

Spartans showed their toughness while injury sidelined Cleaves

After watching Florida use its depth to dismantle the Duke and North Carolina men's basketball squads en route to the NCAA championship game, I thought they stood a chance against Michigan State. While watching Monday night's 89-76 Spartan victory over the Gators, I expected Florida's press-and-run style of play to make the game competitive.

NCAA rules two Jefferson Scholar athletes ineligible

The Virginia Athletic Department has declared two athletes who are also Jefferson Scholars ineligible because the scholarships are considered impermissible financial aid under NCAA regulations. According to Lynn Mitchell, the University's associate athletic director for compliance, the University athletic department ruled that the two students - third-year wrestler Jason Bernd and third-year rower Jennifer Blomberg - were ineligible after becoming aware of possible NCAA violations in late January. "I told the two coaches that the students were ineligible" from competing and practicing with the team, Mitchell said.

Regardless of outcome, authorities need to resolve UNC hoops case promptly

After the first few rounds of the NCAA Tournament, I thought nothing could surprise me anymore. But I also never thought North Carolina had a chance at making the Final Four. While I am still shocked at how a team that was so mediocre throughout the regular season could perform so well in the Tournament, I can take comfort in knowing that at least I wasn't the only one surprised by the Tar Heels' performance lately. After all, if the North Carolina men's basketball players believed they had any chance at making the Final Four, Tar Heel point guards Ed Cota and Terrence Newby would not have scheduled their court date for April 3, the date of the national championship game in Indianapolis. The April 3 court date was Cota and Newby's third attempt at an appearance in district court for an Oct.

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