Michael Rocco will have to sit out the season at Richmond after the NCAA denied his appeal for a transfer exception.
The former Virginia quarterback transferred after last season. The school appealed to the NCAA for a one-time exception to allow him to play this season, but the NCAA turned it down. NCAA bylaws require a player have two seasons of eligibility to qualify for the exception...
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April 11, 2013
2012 record: 4-8 overall, 2-6 ACC
Spring practice opens: March 18
Spring game date: April 6
2012 in review: A 2-0 start and win over Penn State had Hoo-ville fired up, but then a 56-20 loss to Georgia Tech triggered a six-game losing skid. Virginia dropped eight of its last 10 games, and half the losses were blowouts. Coach Mike London never settled on a quarterback, rotating the...
Former Virginia starting quarterback Michael Rocco is transferring to Richmond.
Richmond coach Danny Rocco announced Monday that his nephew is joining the Spiders next season. Two other transfers - wide receiver Shane Savage from Cornell and tight end Sean Fitzpatrick from North Carolina - have also transferred to Richmond.
Rocco played in 30 games over three seasons at Virginia...
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January 07, 2013
(ESPN) Virginia parted ways with quarterback Michael Rocco, defensive coordinator Jim Reid and three other coaches Sunday as it cleaned house after the Cavaliers finished 4-8.Rocco, a junior who shared time at quarterback with Alabama transfer Phillip Sims, was granted a release from his scholarship at his request after a meeting Friday, coach Mike London said.London also dismissed...
Virginia quarterback Michael Rocco is transferring.
Coach Mike London says he met Friday with the junior quarterback who started 21 games in the past two seasons and granted Rocco's request to be released from his scholarship. Rocco plans to complete the current semester at Virginia.
Rocco started all 13 games as a sophomore and led Virginia to an 8-5 record and its first bowl...
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December 02, 2012
According to the latest reports, Virginia Cavaliers junior quarterback Micheal Rocco was granted his release from the team Saturday morning.
Rocco has spent the last three seasons with the Cavaliers, but 2012 was one of his most difficult seasons he had to bare with as he had to split time with sophomore quarterback Phillip Sims, who will now be heading into next season as the...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Michael Rocco threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jake McGee with 6 seconds remaining Saturday and Virginia rallied from a 10-point deficit to stun Miami 41-40. Rocco threw four touchdown passes and Virginia (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its second in a row after a six-game losing streak. It was the Cavaliers third straight win against the Hurricanes...
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Virginia vs. Miami: 41-40
- Virginia scored the game-winning touchdown with six seconds remaining the fourth quarter, with Jake McGee catching a ten-yard touchdown from Michael Rocco. Miami's loss lessens their ACC title chances, as they are now level with Duke, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech.
- Miami RB Duke...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- There is no quarterback controversy at Virginia. None whatsoever.
That doesn't mean Michael Rocco has the job secured for the rest of the season, because if the read on Phillip Sims' breathtaking potential is accurate, he will eventually learn the playbook enough to justify a more viable shot, especially if Rocco struggles.
Rocco struggled some in...
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Michael Rocco is Virginia's quarterback and team leader.
He leads a group of quarterbacks that coach Mike London says players are confident in ''for probably the first time in a while.''
Phillip Sims, a transfer from Alabama who was once among the nation's top recruiting targets, has been cleared to play. David Watford took some snaps in key situations before...
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August 17, 2012