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MICHAEL ROCCO RUMORS

Rocco's NCAA appeal denied; will sit out season

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...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Former UVA QB to play for uncle at Richmond

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia QB Rocco to transfer

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Rocco's late TD lifs Virginia by Miami

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...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Late rally dooms Hurricanes in Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- 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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Rocco widens gap with Sims in Virginia's win

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...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Cavaliers looking to build on success of 2011

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...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

ACC Recap: Rocco shines for Virginia

Virginia's Michael Rocco dominated Maryland en route to a 31-13 victory to headline this week in the ACC.
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Rocco's two touchdowns help Virginia edge Miami

Michael Rocco passed for 226 yards and two scores, running back Perry Jones threw one touchdown pass and caught another, and Virginia held off Miami 28-21 on Thursday night to snap a seven-game Atlantic Coast Conference road losing streak.
Via CBSSports.com
October 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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