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Virginia turns focus to Duke, ending road losing streak

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Now that Bronco Mendenhall has his first victory as Virginia's coach, the Cavaliers want to end a 17-game road losing streak that stretches to November 2012. Mendenhall and right tackle Eric Smith both said Monday they had no idea how many game it has been since the Cavaliers (1-2) won on the road. They also had somewhat different views on how they will...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Virginia vs Central Michigan Football Highlights (2016)

Virginia vs Central Michigan: The Cavaliers enjoyed their first win of the season as they took care of business and upset Central Michigan, 49-35. Quarterback Kurt Benkert threw for 421 yards and 5 touchdowns and "Smoke" Mizzell added 168 total yards and 2 total touchdowns for the Wahoos.
Via ACC Digital Network
2 days ago

Kurt Benkert rescues Virginia against Central Michigan, 49-35

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kurt Benkert threw five touchdown passes, the last three after Virginia had squandered all of a 28-0 lead, and the Cavaliers
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago

Virginia's Johnson making most of last chance with Cavaliers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia wide receiver Keeon Johnson wishes he would have worked harder after a fast start to his career at Virginia. Instead, he went from having a prominent role in the Cavaliers' plans to being an afterthought. Now, in his final season, the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder is trying to make up for lost time. ''After my first year, I kind of didn't grind as hard...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bronco Mendenhall: Cavaliers ‘gaining momentum’ after 0-3 start

Bronco Mendenhall left BYU after 11 seasons to become the new head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers. They haven’t gotten off to a great start, but that doesn’t seem to be discouraging the veteran head coach. Mendenhall held his weekly teleconference on Wednesday and talked about the slow start his team has gotten off to. Despite losing to an FCS team to open the season and being...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago

WATCH: Andrew Brown, Micah Kiser lead Virginia defense’s turnaround at UConn

Via Streaking the Lawn
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cavaliers Falter in 2nd Half to Fall to UConn, 13-10

Via Streaking the Lawn
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pair of tennis Cavaliers sweep American Collegiate Invitational titles

Via Streaking the Lawn
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cavaliers Danielle Collins and Thai-son Kwiatkowski advance to ACI finals

Via Streaking the Lawn
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rebuilding Virginia faces stern test against No. 24 Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) New Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall is urging patience as the Cavaliers are rebuilt. A trip to No. 24 Oregon certainly might strain it. After a disappointing season-opening loss to lower-tier Richmond, the Cavaliers (0-1) make the 2,800-mile trip to Eugene to face the Ducks (1-0) on Saturday night. Virginia's 37-20 loss to the Spiders last weekend was made worse...
Via Associated Press
17 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

Why the Virginia Cavaliers are a National Championship contender

With so much parity in college basketball this year there is no clear cut favorite to win the National Championship. With the field being so wide open the Virginia Basketball have as good a chance as anyone in the nation to win it all. Currently the team is on a seven game win streak and is clicking on all cylinders. This is by far the deepest team Tony Bennett has coached in his...
Via isportsweb.com
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

FSU Basketball Uses Big Second Half To Upset No.13 Virginia

Three Seminoles scored in double-digit points and overcame a three-point first half deficit to storm back and defeat the No.13 Virginia Cavaliers on Sunday. UPSET SPECIAL! #JustUs pic.twitter.com/R2JE8pMlxe — FSU Basketball (@fsuhoops) January 18, 2016 Malik Beasley and Dwayne Bacon led the scoring for FSU with 17 and 18 points respectively, which took some pressure off Xavier...
Via Gamedayr
January 17, 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
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