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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
9 days ago  |  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...
12 days ago  |  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...
14 days ago  |  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...
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UVA Basketball: 30 seconds will suffice

Malcolm Brogdon UVA basketball has been known lately for its stifling defense, often times holding opponents to last-second heaves before the shot clock runs out. This season however, in hopes to speed up the game, the NCAA has implemented a 30-second shot clock instead of the previous existing 35-second clock. Many UVA supporters believe this sudden change may deter the Cavaliers...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Top playmakers for 2015-16

Perhaps it is dangerous to highlight a single player from a given team as the go-to playmaker. For many of the ACC teams, there are multiple individuals who can, and should, fill that role. Despite this, out of a blend of necessary leadership, experience and pure talent, there usually emerges a few clear frontrunners out of the conferences elite. Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia Brogdon’s...
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UVA Basketball: The house that Tony built

During this time when we celebrate American freedom, through all the conflicts abound in our country there is still much for our nation to be proud of. The same goes for Charlottesville, as the Cavaliers have become the number one sports college in this great nation. The program that has elevated UVA into sporting supremacy is UVA Basketball. Who would have thought after the John...
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Football recruiting: The trenches just got deeper

O-line Depth The game of football is won in the trenches, where the existence of a solid offensive line is a necessary asset. The Virginia Cavaliers have been blessed with a long line of tremendous offensive lineman to come out of the program. Not necessarily offensive line U, but the Hoos have enjoyed the luxury of being able to run the ball efficiently year after year behind their...
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Basketball: Darion Atkins signs with Spurs

After an up and down collegiate career for Darion Atkins that had its share of trials and tribulations, his fortitude will once again be put to the test as he tries to crack an NBA roster as an undrafted free agent. The former UVA basketball big man agreed to play with the San Antonio Spurs summer league team soon after the conclusion of the NBA Draft. Although Atkins was disappointed...
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Basketball: turning average Joe’s into pros

Justin Anderson UVA basketball is at the point where no one will question the validity of the program. A program once obliged to reach the NCAA Tournament once every five years, now has the aspirations of winning titles instead. Last night, as the NBA Draft commenced in Brooklyn, New York, another building block for the Virginia basketball program would be set in stone by the end...
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia Wins First National Championship, Beats Vandy 4-2

There’s nothing like winning the final game of the season. Tonight the Virginia Cavaliers did something that hadn’t been done in the ACC since 1955. Win the College World Series. After being held scoreless in game two of the series on Tuesday night, the Vanderbilt Commodores wasted no time in cracking the scoreboard. After Walker Buehler was able to tight-rope out of danger in...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia beats Vandy, 4-2, for national championship

For the first time in school history, the Virginia Cavaliers are your NCAA Baseball National Champions after downing the Vanderbilt Commodores 4-2 in the NCAA Championship Game in Omaha. It’s also the first time an ACC school has won the College World Series since Wake Forest took home the crown in 1955. And it’s the fewest total wins in a season by a National Champion (44) since...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

College World Series: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia Round 2

The 2015 College World Series will end with the same two teams as 2014. Preseason consensus number one Vanderbilt, and preseason number three Virginia will square-off in a rematch of the 2014 national championship series. Vanderbilt took game one of the best-of-three series on Monday night with a 5-1 victory. Game 2 will be tonight at 8:00 EST. Here’s what to expect:   Vanderbilt...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Evaluating the newly eligible redshirts

Whether coming out of their rookie season or transferring from another program, redshirt players are not uncommon in the ACC, as in any conference. During their season spent off the court, much of what redshirt players have to offer is kept in the dark. As these players have now spent sufficient time to determine their roles within each team, it is a convenient time to evaluate the...
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia advances to CWS Final, beat Florida 5-4

It took every possible game to decide the winner of Bracket 1 at the College World Series, and by one run, the Virginia Cavaliers came out on top, beating Florida 5-4 on Saturday. UVA entered the NCAA Tournament as a 3-seed in the Lake Elsinore Regional. After getting out of that, they then got to host a Super Regional thanks to Maryland taking down No. 1 National Seed UCLA. UVA...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: predictions for the all-defensive team

The ACC is home to numerous defensive minded teams. As a result, the All-ACC defensive player of the year can be quite a contest. Last season’s honor went to Virginia’s Darion Atkins. As the Cavaliers rely heavily on their defense, it is entirely possible that they could provide the recipient this coming season as well. Duke’s newly eligible transfer, Sean Obi. Sean Obi...
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Evaluating the NCAA’s rule changes

Earlier this month the NCAA released updated rules for the upcoming season of men’s basketball. Among the most important changes are a shorter shot clock (30 seconds rather than 35) and more restrictions on timeouts. How will the new rule changes enforced by the NCAA affect ACC basketball in particular? For teams who are particularly stringent on defense, these changes will only...
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Football: Linebackers show promise

A key part of John Tenuta’s defense at Virginia last year was the play of the line backing core that combined for 218 tackles including 33 tackles for loss. They also accounted for two of the teams top sack leaders in Max Valles (nine) and Henry Coley (eight). UVA football is hoping for the same if not better results on the defensive side of the ball this upcoming 2015 season...
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Red’s Draft Profile: Justin Anderson

Height (w/ shoes): 6’6.25 Weight: 231 Wingspan: 6’11.75 No Step Vert: 38.0 Max Vert: 43.0 Virginia’s star forward Justin Anderson is one name that will be linked to the Celtics in the coming weeks. Coming off a freshmen year where Anderson was used as more of a reserve, he took center stage of the Cavaliers offense when Joe Harris departed, and never looked back. Offensively...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Texas, Arizona QB Connor Brewer heading to Virginia

The Virginia Cavaliers may have lost Greyson Lambert to the Georgia Bulldogs, but they added another talent under center on Tuesday afternoon. According to a report from 247 Sports, former Texas Longhorns and Arizona Wildcats quarterback Connor Brewer, who was a four-star recruit, is set to transfer to the Virginia program. ESPN’s Joe Schad later confirmed the report and provided...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Predicting the Sixth Man of the Year

The sixth man award is a testament to a team’s depth and versatility. The “next man up” mindset is incredibly important to such a competitive league where anything from injuries to foul trouble has the capacity to make or break a game. This award has gone to players from Virginia for the past two years, indicating that the philosophy of Head Coach Tony Bennett forces everyone...
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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