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Virginia-UCLA Preview Capsule

Virginia (5-7 in 2014) at No. 13 UCLA (10-3 in 2014), 3:30 p.m. (Fox) Line: UCLA by 19 1/2. Series Record: UCLA leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE UCLA opens its fourth season under coach Jim Mora with a solid intersectional matchup against coach Mike London's Cavaliers at the Rose Bowl. The schools are meeting in their season opener for the second straight year after UCLA's 28-20 win at...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Greyson Lambert is the Right Man To Lead Georgia This Fall

Mark Richt made the right decision to select Greyson Lambert as Georgia’s starting quarterback. The Bulldogs will be a better team this fall with Lambert under center because of his skills and experience. I realize that this point of view will raise a few eyebrows. After all, Lambert lost his job to Matt Johns at Virginia, in a competition that Mike London said wasn’t even close...
Via Bloguin Best
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greyson Lambert is the Right Man To Lead Georgia This Fall

Mark Richt made the right decision to select Greyson Lambert as Georgia’s starting quarterback. The Bulldogs will be a better team this fall with Lambert under center because of his skills and experience. I realize that this point of view will raise a few eyebrows. After all, Lambert lost his job to Matt Johns at Virginia, in a competition that Mike London said wasn’t even close...
Via The Student Section
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johns poised to lead Virginia into 2015 season

Matt Johns was a redshirt freshman sent in for the first time to work with the first team on a two-minute drill. It was just practice, but on the first snap, the ball went right through his hands. Oops. ''The whole line is looking at me like, `Are you freaking kidding me?','' Johns recalled this week. ''I looked at them and said, ''We're going to be good,' and we drove down the field...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Greyson Lambert named UGA starting quarterback

The Georgia Bulldogs have had a pretty big quarterback competition all summer long and it has now been decided. While the permanent starter is probably not in place just yet, we do know who will start the first game for the team on Saturday. According to College Spun, Virginia transfer Greyson Lambert will start Saturday against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. The news was announced...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Richt Announces Quarterback Greyson Lambert Will Start For Georgia vs. Louisiana-Monroe

Last season, Greyson Lambert started for Virginia in its season opening loss to UCLA. This year, Lambert is once again a week one starter, but his stage is a bit bigger. Georgia head coach Mark Richt announced today that Lambert will start for the Bulldogs against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. The competition was close but you’re starting QB for the @FootballUGA game vs. ULM will...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA's Josh Rosen has ringing endorsement from Virginia QB

Josh Rosen's admirers are not limited to Westwood. The true freshman quarterback has ringing endorsements from Virginia, particularly Cavaliers quarterback Matt Johns. David Teel at the Daily Press wondered if Johns would have been mentally ready for the pressure of starting at quarterback as a true freshman. "I absolutely would not have been ready," said Johns on Monday during...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia S Quin Blanding compared to piano prodigy

Virginia Cavaliers sophomore safety Quin Blanding had a great freshman season in 2014, posting 123 tackles and a sack to go with three interceptions. Thus, it’s not at all a surprise that when Jon White, the former five-star talent’s coach at Virginia Beach’s Bayside High School, spoke to Andrew Ramspacher of The Daily Progress, he compared Blanding to a piano prodigy. “When...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia's Mizzell gearing up for breakthrough season

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia running back Taquan Mizzell admits when the Cavaliers' coaches call for the first team offense to take the field at practice, he sometimes forgets that means him. The junior and former four- or five-star recruit spent his first two seasons at Virginia on the third team, getting limited opportunities behind Kevin Parks and Khalek Shepherd. In two...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Union loads up on former ACC players for 2015

(US Presswire photo)On Monday we told you about Winston-Salem State's latest transfer class, but Virginia Union's might be even more impressive. VUU's 2015 roster includes several additions from Division I schools, including 12 from the FBS.VUU's pickups include a pair of teamates from both UVa. and Louisville, as well as former Purdue quarterback Austin Parker and former Virginia...
Via HBCU Gameday
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Cavaliers Cheerleaders: Hottest Photos Of The Squad

The University of Virginia is not usually known for their athletics. Sure, they had a pretty decent basketball team last...
Via COED
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia has sense of urgency, looks to finish stronger

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) The word that might have been spoken most during Virginia's offseason and training camp workouts: Finish. The Cavaliers were tied or leading three times in the fourth quarter last season in games they wound up losing, turning what could have been a winning season that ended in a bowl game into a 5-7 finish. It was their third consecutive losing season and...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Virginia Cavaliers Betting Odds

The 2015 season is just weeks away, and the Virginia Cavaliers know they have a long road ahead of them, starting off with games at UCLA and against Notre Dame. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Virginia’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

UVA Football Preview: Quarterbacks

If you want to find an explanation behind the stagnant offense and overall disappointing play of the Virginia Cavaliers for the past decade, look no further than the quarterback position. Ever since the graduation of Marques Hagans in 2005, quarterback has been a weakness for the University of Virginia. From Jameel Sewell to Greyson Lambert and every quarterback in between, no quarterback...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia QB Nick Johns facing drunk-driving charge

The Virginia Cavaliers were hoping that quarterback Nick Johns could develop quickly into an impact player, but they are now concerned with his off-the-field decisions. According to a report from College Football Talk, Johns is facing a drunk-driving charge. This is a very serious charge and it is extremely disappointing for the Cavaliers. Head coach Mike London talked briefly about...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

UVA Football: The d-line is hungry, literally

Andrew Brown Incredible. Maybe the only word that could describe the endless possibilities UVA’s defensive line could have presented this season. A group coming off success statistically in almost every defensive category, ranking amongst the top-20 in the nation. Oh, what could have been? Instead of suiting up Max Valles and Eli Harold for another season, the Cavaliers will...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Looking ahead to 2016

Recruiting is a strategy that requires coaches to plan far in advance. For the top ACC teams, this means rosters for incoming freshmen in 2016, a year from now, are already rapidly coming together. We now assess which teams have had the most success in garnering commits for next year’s class. Virginia Virginia’s 2016 commits include Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy, Jay Huff and Mamadi...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Cavaliers land 5-star Mamadi Diakite

Virginia basketball has been an elite team on the court for two years now, and that dominance is starting to pay off big time on the recruiting trail. Today, Tony Bennett and his staff landed a commitment from one of the nation’s top power forwards, five-star Mamadi Diakite. Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech and Washington were among the schools in on Diakite.Virginia now boasts the...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-star F Mamadi Diakite commits to Virginia

Class of 2016 four-star power forward Mamadi Diakite, out of Blue Ridge School in St. George, Virginia, has decided to head 21 miles south to Charlottesville and play for the Virginia Cavaliers. Diakite’s decision was reported by Jamie Oakes of 247 Sports, just one day after he helped Team Africa finish third in the Adidas Nations. Diakite also suggested that there was an “80...
Via Campus Sports Net
29 days ago  |  Discuss

UVA Football Preview: Top three offensive players

The 2014 season marked another disappointing season for the UVA football team, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. The Cavaliers finished 88th in points scored, and struggled to consistently move the ball both through the air and on the ground. There is some reason for optimism on this side of the ball in 2015 however, as they are returning 15 players with starting experience...
Via isportsweb.com
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Football: The three studs on defense

Quin Blanding It’s too early to predict if the Hoos will surprise us all with an Orange Bowl victory in January. What we do know is the players on the team are ready to take on the most difficult schedule any member on the UVA football team has ever faced. Zachary Blais and I will dissect each position and bring the keys/newcomers that will need to step up this season in spite...
Via isportsweb.com
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Analysis of Austin Nichols decision to join UVA Basketball

I’m not sure there has been a better time than now in Charlottesville. No Dave Mathews Band concert or surprising win against Virginia Tech on the gridiron could surpass what the Hoos are looking forward to on the hardwood in the foreseeable future. This weekend, the Cavs had the pleasure of hosting former 5-star prospect and Memphis forward Austin Nichols. Nichols all 6’9 230...
Via isportsweb.com
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Football recruiting: Hasise Dubois makes 19 commits for 16′

Recruiting has never been the problem for UVA’s head football coach Mike London – but winning has. London, known for his eminent recruiting prowess, has attracted another big time recruit to Charlottesville. UVA Football Hasise Dubois, a 6’4 200 pound wide receiver from De Paul Catholic high school in Wayne, New Jersey made the call to commit to the Wahoos on Monday. Dubois...
Via isportsweb.com
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Football: Why they won’t finish in the cellar

The state of UVA football is so bleak that paying tribute to Dante’s Inferno with a “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” sign outside of Scott Stadium feels appropriate. The ACC media echoed this sentiment, as they pegged the Cavaliers to finish last in the ACC Coastal, and decisively so. As difficult as it may be to be optimistic about UVA football, let’s take a look at...
Via isportsweb.com
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia has toughest non-conference schedule

The college football season is just weeks away and it is time to start looking at some schedules. Tough and weak schedules play a major part in who makes the College Football Playoff and the bowls associated with them. According to Sporting News, Virginia is way ahead of the curve when it comes to non-conference scheduling. They ranked two different categories when it comes to non...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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