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WATCH: UVA's Daniel Pinero Home Run Hits Durham Bull

UVA's Daniel Pinero's home run hit the Durham Bull above left field in the 2nd inning of the Cavalier's game vs. Clemson at the ACC Baseball Championships.
Via ACC Digital Network
1 day ago

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia lacrosse coach out after 24 years, 4 championships

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia says hall of fame men's lacrosse coach Dom Starsia is out after leading the Cavaliers to four national championships, 13 Final Fours and six Atlantic Coast Conference titles in 24 seasons as coach. Athletic director Craig Littlepage made the announcement Monday. The 64-year-old Starsia leaves as the winningest coach at the Division I level....
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia lands Arizona State transfer grad Jack Powers

Bronco Mendenhall’s Virginia Cavaliers have just added some talent in the trenches for his first season as head coach. The team announced on Tuesday that former Arizona State offensive lineman Jack Powers would transfer in for the 2016 season. The 6-foot-6, 290-pound rising junior will have two years of eligibility left and will be able to play immediately for the Cavaliers after...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Virginia Captures 16th ACC Rowing Championship In Last 17 Years

Virginia took home their 16th ACC Rowing Championship in the last 17 years, sweeping all 5 events. It was the Cavaliers 7th straight title and they have now not lost an individual ACC rowing event in four years.
Via ACC Digital Network
10 days ago

Virginia still searching for starting QB after spring practices

“Our quarterback situation right now has not revealed itself,”offensive coordinator at Virginia, Robert Anae said, via The Free Lance-Star. “So we’re going to continue to go into fall camp, and it may take all of fall camp before we get to the bottom of it.” Matt Johns and Connor Brewer are currently front-runners for the starting job for the Cavaliers. Johns played the...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Gary Williams: Virginia Will Remember Syracuse Loss Rest of Their Lives

WASHINGTON — Gary Williams offered some sobering words to Virginia men’s basketball on the heels of their Elite Eight collapse, a stunning 68-62 loss to Syracuse on Sunday night. A No. 1 seed, Virginia held a commanding lead over 10th-seeded Syracuse for most of the game, but were caught off guard by Syracuse’s sudden switch to full-court press coverage deep into the second...
Via CBS DC
March 28, 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

Virginia Bench Turns Into Emoji With Hilarious Response To Circus Shot (Video, Photo)

The No. 1 seed Virginia Cavaliers dominated the No. 10 seed Syracuse Orange in the first half of their Elite Eight contest Sunday night, and all they could do was shrug. Well, that’s a bit of a stretch, especially considering what Darius Thompson did on this shot: But while that circus shot was noteworthy, Caid Kirven’s rendition of the shrug emoji on Virginia’s bench following...
Via NESN.com
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

Changes made to future BYU-Virginia series

Back in March 2013, the BYU Cougars and Virginia Cavaliers announced a future home-and-home series to take place in the 2019 and 2020 seasons. The Cavaliers announced multiple changes to the series on Friday, moving the games back two years. The irony behind the series now is that former BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall left Provo to take the job at Virginia. The two teams will now...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 25, 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

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

'Sad Virginia fan' becomes a meme after loss to Notre Dame

For a minute there, it looked as if the Virginia Cavailers were going to get the biggest upset of the young 2015 season when they were leading No. 9 Notre Dame. And then, wouldn’t you know it … the Fighting Irish scored the game winning touchdown and broke hearts across the Commonwealth. One Virginia fan was caught on camera truly sad about the outcomeand became an internet...
Via Gamedayr
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Virginia scores on double-reverse flea-flicker

Virginia led No. 9 Notre Dame 14-12 at halftime, and the Cavs took the lead on a beautifully executed trick play. It began with running back Albert Reid in the Wildcat formation and quarterback Matt Johns lined up as a wide receiver. Reid handed to running back Taquan Mizzell on what looked like a jet sweep, but Mizzell instead pitched back to Johns, who hit a wide-open Keon Johnson...
Via College Spun
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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