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Virginia RB Mizzell ready for a game, break from practice

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia's top tailback, Taquan ''Smoke'' Mizzell, is looking forward to getting a break from grueling practices. Mizzell and his teammates will get that break this week when the Cavaliers open the Bronco Mendenhall era Saturday by hosting highly regarded Richmond of the Championship Subdivision. ''I'm looking forward to the games, honestly,'' Mizzell...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Virginia Football Depth Chart: Malcolm Cook is missing

Via Streaking the Lawn
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Virginia unveils new uniforms for 2016 season

The Virginia Cavaliers are beginning a new era of football in the 2016 season as Bronco Mendenhall makes his way to the Power Five to take over the team. With a new era comes a slightly new look, which is what the Cavaliers revealed Sunday. The team will wear some cool updated uniforms going into the 2016 season. The new look includes white helmets with numbers on one side and the...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kurt Benkert Named UVA Football's Starting QB

Kurt Benkert has been named the starting quarterback for the Virginia Cavaliers for their week one game against Richmond. Get to know the graduate transfer from ECU and hear what his former head coach, and current UVA assistant, Ruffin McNeill has to say about the QB.
Via ACC Digital Network
6 days ago

WATCH: Countdown to Virginia Football: #15 Matt Johns is still fighting for his position

Via Streaking the Lawn
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Virginia coach Mendenhall not ready to anoint QB

Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall has a pretty good idea who his starting quarterback will be, but he's not ready to make that decision public just yet. An announcement will likely come by the middle of next week, the Cavaliers' first-year coach said Friday, and he thinks the players have an idea already. ''I think so, just simply by the amount of repetition and how we've been...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Countdown to Virginia Football: #18 Nicholas Conte’s big leg could send a message to the ACC

Via Streaking the Lawn
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WRs Levrone, Dowling looking to bounce back for Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia wide receivers coach Marques Hagans is hoping for big seasons from his guys in the Cavaliers' new ''Air Raid'' offense, and he hopes some of those contributions come from juniors Andre Levrone and Doni Dowling. Both are coming back from injuries that turned last season into a washout. ''I look at everybody the same, but I guess I'm personally...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Former Virginia Captain Rijo Walker joins College Football Playoff Staff

Via Streaking the Lawn
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mendenhall hopes Virginia buy-in produces Saturday wins

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Former BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall has brought a new way of doing things to Virginia, using his theories of ''earned, not given'' and ''there are two ways of doing things: right, or again'' in trying to steer the Cavaliers to the success that has been elusive for so long. The Cavaliers did not have a typical spring game, but instead a typical practice...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Diamond Dallas Page gives Virginia shoutout for using ‘DDP Yoga’

Ever since his wrestling career ended, Diamond Dallas Page has been trying to help turn others’ lives around after he started his own workout program “DDP Yoga.” It seems the Virginia Cavaliers football team have heard about the success of the program and decided to take advantage of it. “DDP Yoga” has helped many people across the country get into a healthier lifestyle...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Virginia freshman Jay Huff dunks from the free throw line

The Virginia Cavaliers have been one of the top teams in college basketball for the past couple of seasons, and recruiting guys like Jay Huff shows why. The Cavaliers have one of their best recruiting classes ever for the upcoming season, and Huff is a part of it. He’s a 6’11” stud power forward for North Carolina, and showed off his athleticism after he finished a dunk from...
Via The Comeback
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Virginia men’s tennis repeats as national champions

The Virginia Cavaliers are national champions yet again. On Tuesday, the Virginia men’s tennis team won its second-straight NCAA title at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. To earn consecutive national championships, Virginia topped Oklahoma, 4-1. Tuesday’s win gives the Cavaliers three national titles in four years. Interestingly enough, last year’s championship...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Announcer Kevin Harlan uses controversial ‘back from the dead’ line

Announcer Kevin Harlan punctuated Syracuse’s comeback win over Virginia in the Elite Eight with a controversial line. Syracuse, which trailed by 14 points at halftime and overcame a 13-point deficit with under nine minutes left, came back to beat the Cavaliers 68-62. Harlan, who announced the game for TBS, said that Virginia had come “back from the dead on Easter Sunday”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

CBS' Seth Davis gets into Twitter war over Virginia comments

Seth Davis, a college basketball analyst for CBS and a writer for Sports Illustrated, tweeted out this evening an observation about Virginia during the Cavaliers’ Elite Eight game against Syracuse.  The observation: Virginia is a “deceptively” up-tempo team that likes to let its defense lead to transition baskets and on occasion, early shots.  Virginia is deceptively...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Odds: Virginia, UNC Strong Favorites To Make Final Four

Sunday’s Elite Eight matchups will be an all-ACC affair, starting with the Virginia Cavaliers, who take on the Syracuse Orange in the Midwest region final as strong 8-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. No. 1 Virginia advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1995 with an 84-71 victory over No. 4 Iowa State as six-point chalk in their Sweet...
Via NESN.com
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Why the Virginia Cavaliers can win the NCAA tournament

The Virginia Basketball program has arrived at quite an odd cross-roads They have been touted all year as a team with unwarranted talent and high expectations, but there has always remained a downside. It has seemed as though UVA has been the team that can be successful, but probably won’t be. People have pointed to any number of drawbacks of this team, such as lacking a true...
Via isportsweb.com
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Singer Tony Bennett responds to tweets after coach collapses

As word spread on Twitter and beyond about Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett passing out during Virginia’s first-round game in the NCAA Tournament, many were caught off guard and started sending their best wishes to legendary singing icon Tony Bennett instead. Those unaware of the Virginia head coach sharing the same name must have had a brief panic attack as the...
Via The Comeback
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Virginia coach Tony Bennett collapses on sideline

A somewhat strange (and scary) moment occurred late in the first half of No. 1 seed Virginia’s game against No. 16 Hampton.  Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett collapsed on the sideline during a stoppage of play. He looked to be in obvious discomfort, and it was unclear if Bennett injured his leg, fainted or suffered some other malady. Tony Bennett left the court before the rest...
Via College Spun
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA top five: Why Virginia will and won't win the national title

National championships are hard to come by, and just because you are ranked at the top doesn’t mean somebody from the bottom won’t knock you off on the road to Houston. It’s true that the stronger your ranking, the smoother your path to success, but not everybody has an airtight case (Villanova, I’m looking at you). That is where we come in. In honor of the beginning of...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: College kid drains half court shot, wins $18,000

One of the great traditions of the college basketball edition of ESPN’s College GameDay is the half-court shot attempt by a lucky student towards the end. We haven’t seen too many makes this season, but at Virginia today Andrew Board drilled it on his first attempt. First shot, no big deal. https://t.co/QQr5YBfAbX — College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) February 27, 2016 ...
Via College Spun
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

BYU's future uncertain after Mendenhall leaves for Virginia

Yes, the University of Virginia very handsomely compensated former head coach Mike London. Yes, the school will give new head coach Bronco Mendenhall a highly competitive financial package. Yes, Mendenhall is a noticeably better coach than London. Virginia football improved on Friday evening. However, one must ask if the Cavaliers improved enough in an ACC Coastal with Mark Richt...
Via The Comeback
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia hires BYU’s Bronco Mendenhall as new coach

In a surprise move, Virginia announced that BYU’s Bronco Mendenhall will be the team’s new football coach Friday. Virginia made the abrupt announcement late Friday afternoon. #UVA announces Bronco Mendenhall (@Bronco_BYU) as Hoos new head football coach. #GoHoos https://t.co/iHgWtantz4pic.twitter.com/7m0onV4vWa — Virginia Football (@UVa_Football) December 4, 2015 ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Virginia Release Awesome Mini Hype Video About 2015-16 Basketball Season

The Virginia Cavaliers are coming off consecutive regular season ACC titles, and they’re looking to continue the trend during the 2015-16 college basketball season.  With the season opener at home Friday night against Morgan State, UVA is looking to kick things off with a bang. So to make sure fans are ready to bring the ruckus, Virginia released this awesome mini hype video for...
Via College Spun
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia would work for Mack Brown, but would Mack Brown work for Virginia?

In week one or week two, it’s almost always too early to discuss the coaching carousel for specific jobs. We see far too many times in this business a scenario in which a team loses twice but then cleans up its act as September and the season move along. Recall when Mark Richt went 0-2 in 2011 but then won 10 straight and reached the SEC Championship Game? He went from hot seat...
Via The Student Section
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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