Cavaliers looking to keep a good thing going

Tony Bennett and Virginia are hoping to build off last season's success. The Cavaliers also are coming off their best season in decades, and despite two huge losses in Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell, there's still the chance for Virginia to be even better than last year. Harris (12 ppg) was the scoring threat that made the offense work, and Mitchell (6.8 ppg, 7 rpg) was the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia set to host North Carolina in ACC matchup

The numbers suggest Virginia could find a cure for its offensive inconsistency on Saturday. That's when the Cavaliers (4-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) hosts North Carolina, which according to statistics has one of the porous defenses in the country. Virginia struggled last week in a 20-13 loss at Duke, but it's best to look beyond the numbers before expecting a cure-all...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia and Memphis add top 100 junior guards

On a busy Monday of high-major college basketball programs accepting verbal commitments, the Virginia Cavaliers and Memphis Tigers each accepted their second pledge in the 2016 recruiting cycle, taking an eye towards the future with current high school juniors. Both Kyle Guy and Randall Broddie made their way to Virginia and Memphis midnight madness events over the weekend, ...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Football By The Numbers: Week Eight

Here are the numbers that stood out in week eight of ACC football. 1-Incompletion Jameis Winston threw in the second half against Notre Dame. 1.2-Yards per carry average by Virginia Tech. 118-Rushing yards by Chad Voytik in Pitt's win over Viriginia Tech. 129-Receiving yards by UVA's Miles Gooch, a career high. 173-Rushing yards by Louisville's Michael Dyer. 463-Yards...
Via SCACC Hoops
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke, Virginia square off in key ACC matchup

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) It's a sign of how far Duke's program has come that reaching bowl eligibility has become almost an afterthought. Beating Virginia again would mean so much more to the Blue Devils than just a sixth victory. The early inside track to the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division title is at stake Saturday when the Blue Devils and Cavaliers renew a rivalry...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers eager to erase bad Duke memories

Virginia linebacker Max Valles and his teammates don't have fond memories of last season's game against Duke. The Cavaliers built a 22-0 lead in the first half, then folded in an embarrassing 35-22 loss. Virginia (4-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) hopes things will be different when it plays at Duke on Saturday. The Blue Devils (5-1, 1-1) have won five of the last meetings...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia ranked No. 8 in preseason coaches poll

The USA TODAY Coaches Poll released their preseason Top 25 on Thursday. The coaches liked the prospects of the Virginia Cavaliers, ranking them No. 8. The Cavaliers are coming off a 30-7 season in which they claimed both the Atlantic Coast Conference’s regular season and conference tournament titles. Virginia earned a No. 1 seed in the field of 68, advancing to the Sweet 16 before...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Quarterbacking, Mid-Season

(This is a weekly series of articles entitled “Monday Morning Quarterback”.   I will try to post them two days after the football games are played so as to have our wilder emotions under control by then.  It will be my take on the positives and the negatives we saw happen and a chance for commenters to agree or disagree and to add their own thoughts.) Now that we are in the...
Via Pitt Blather
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Football rolls through a Pitt stop

When you have a crappy football team (or any kind of crappy team, I guess) the smallest things turn into "not since" stats.  This past basketball season was crammed to the gills with not-since stats, and most of them ended up being Ralph Sampson-related.  Now it's football's turn.  Baby steps first - did you know, the last time UVA was 2-0 in the ACC was 2009...
Via SCACC Hoops
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Parks runs Virginia past Pittsburgh, 24-19

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Kevin Parks ran for a career-best 169 yards and a touchdown and Virginia slowed Pittsburgh's running game and added a defensive touchdown in a 24-19 victory against the Panthers on Saturday night. The Cavaliers (4-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned a key victory against a Coastal Division opponent. Virginia built a 24-3 lead by halftime, then...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Debuts Slick New Graphite and Black Patterned Helmet

The Virginia Cavaliers unveiled this new beauty of a helmet for their upcoming game against the Pitt Panthers. Definitely a great look with the all-white uniforms. [@UVa_Football] The post Virginia Debuts Slick New Graphite and Black Patterned Helmet appeared first on Diehardsport.
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia unveils new graphite-and-black pattern helmet

The University of Virginia’s football team introduced a new graphite-and-black helmet that will be worn in Saturday’s home game against Pittsburgh. The team will match them with all white uniforms. Junior defensive end Eli Harold modeled the helmet and uniform combo. New look…UVa to debut graphite-and-black pattern helmet for #PITTvsUVA. Hoos to wear all white uniforms at...
Via KCM Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Johns leads Virginia past Kent State 45-13

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Matt Johns overcame two early interceptions and threw for two touchdowns and ran for one Saturday as Virginia pulled away after halftime to beat Kent State 45-13. The Cavaliers (3-2) surpassed their victory total of last season behind their backup quarterback, who made his first career start with Greyson Lambert sidelined by a right ankle injury. His interceptions...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Virginia Football Staff Wearing Orange Ribbons In Support Of The Search For UVA Student Hannah Graham

When the Virginia Cavaliers take the field against Kent State this afternoon, fans may notice a small addition to Mike London’s staff’s wardrobe. The UVA coaches will be wearing orange ribbons to lend awareness to the search for missing Virginia student Hannah Graham, who has not been seen since September 13. Ribbons @CoachMikeLondon and @UVa_Football staff are wearing today...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets sign forward Akil Mitchell

The Rockets signed power forward Akil Mitchell, a participant on the team’s Orlando and Las Vegas Summer League squads, the team announced Friday. Mitchell held career averages of 6.9 points on 51.9% FG shooting, 6.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists as a Virginia Cavalier.
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball 2014-15: Virginia Cavaliers Team Preview

College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17. ...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia has come a long way, but has a way to go

I think we learned two simple things this Saturday: How far we've come, and how far we have to go.  Dare we say, the Hoos looked better losing this weekend than they did beating BYU last year.  That's a very offense-centric point of view (the defense was a little less than completely suffocating), but then, we've long known what has to get better before anything good...
Via SCACC Hoops
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Virginia Wearing 1968 Throwback Uniforms Saturday vs. Kent State

After a tough 2013 season, the Virginia Cavaliers are much-improved this year, posting victories over Richmond and Louisville and putting up a fight against two ranked opponents – UCLA and BYU. Saturday, UVA will be honoring one of its most successful teams – the squad from 1968 that featured star running back Frank Quayle, the ACC Player of the Year that season. Virginia will...
Via College Spun
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia runs 102 plays for 519 yards in loss to No. 21 BYU

Despite Virginia running a program-record 102 plays for an impressive 519 yards, and BYU committing 12 penalties for an eye-popping 133 yards, the Cavaliers were unable to pull the upset over the 21st-ranked Cougars. BYU recovers the onside kick and takes a knee to close out the game. UVa falls 41-33 to BYU. #UVAvsBYU — Virginia Football (@UVa_Football...
Via KCM Sports
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars vs. Virginia Cavaliers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the BYU Cougars will host the Virginia Cavaliers. No. 21 BYU (3-0) will look to remain unbeaten when they host Virginia. (2-1) Coverage of the game between Virginia and BYU will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 3:30 pm ET from LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, UT. The Odds: The BYU Cougars are 14 point favorites against the Virginia Cavaliers. The over/under for...
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Petrino Not Panicking After Disappointing Loss To Virginia

Photo: Pete Cautilli The Louisville football program suffered a humbling 23-21 loss on Saturday to the Virginia Cavaliers. This loss doesn’t ruin the season by any means, but it’s certainly a wake-up call. Most Louisville fans predicted that the Cardinals would win eight, nine or possibly even ten games in 2014. I can only speak for myself, but I doubt Virginia was one of the...
Via The Cardinal Connect
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike London and Virginia celebrate emotional win

After a 4-8 2012 season and an even worse 2-10 2013 season, many didn’t expect Mike London to be back for 2014 with the Virginia Cavaliers. He beat the odds and he finally has the Cavs playing like they were back in 2011 (his second year). Here’s a picture of the Hoos celebrating their victory over Louisville…. and for a great video of the emotional scene check out this link...
Via Bloguin Best
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike London and Virginia celebrate emotional win

After a 4-8 2012 season and an even worse 2-10 2013 season, many didn’t expect Mike London to be back for 2014 with the Virginia Cavaliers. He beat the odds and he finally has the Cavs playing like they were back in 2011 (his second year). Here’s a picture of the Hoos celebrating their victory over Louisville…. and for a great video of the emotional scene check out this link...
Via The Student Section
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Virginia and Louisville players throw punches before halftime

Tempers began to flare at the end of first half of the Virginia/Louisville game. With the last seconds of the half counting down, Louisville decided to throw a Hail Mary. Virginia was able to defend the play and that’s when it started getting physical. Louisville wide receiver James Quick threw down the Virginia’s Brandon Phelps, which caused the whole fight. Players from both...
Via DC Sports-Kings
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Virginia Fans Storm The Field After Upset Win Over Louisville

No one in the country had a hotter seat than Mike London entering the 2014 season, but he’s done a lot to cool it off through three games. After nearly notching a signature win in the season opener against UCLA, the Cavaliers pulled a huge ACC upset of Louisville at home today. After leading most of the game, Virginia lost the lead on a Will Gardner touchdown pass with just under...
Via College Spun
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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