VIRGINIA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former ECU QB Kurt Benkert transfers to Virginia

The Virginia Cavaliers still have a pretty glaring problem at the quarterback position going into the 2016 season, but it looks like they will get a tremendous boost soon. Former East Carolina quarterback Kurt Benkert announced he would be transferring to Virginia to continue his collegiate career. Benkert was slated to be the Pirates’ starter in 2015 before tearing his ACL and...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Virginia vs. Duke ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship Highlights (2016)

Virginia vs. Duke: The 4th-seeded Blue Devils advanced to the semifinal round after winning a close one against the 5th-seeded Cavaliers, 9-8. Grace Fallon led the way with 2 goals and an assist. Posey Valis had 4 goals for UVA, but it would not be enough. Duke will next take on the #1 seed, North Carolina Tar Heels, in the semis.
Via ACC Digital Network
3 days ago

New phrases just the start of Mendenhall era at Virginia

New Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall is changing the way the Cavaliers approach the game, one phrase at a time. ''Earned, not given'' now addresses the right to practice. ''Two ways to do things: right, or again'' addresses the attention to detail. Under Mendenhall, the Cavaliers are working to meet a new standard, and linebacker Micah Kiser thinks what he has often...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Virginia golfer Lauren Coughlin gets engaged after winning ACC title

Virginia golfer Lauren Coughlin had a pretty good weekend which wrapped up with an amazing Sunday. After winning the ACC championship with a pretty dominant showing, her boyfriend, former Cavalier football player John Pond, decided to surprise her with a marriage proposal. Coughlin had a great run through the tournament this weekend. She helped the Cavaliers win their second straight...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia golfer gets engaged on the green after winning ACC title

There's no better way to celebrate an ACC Championship than a surprise proposal. At least that's how former Virginia football player John Pond sees it. He got down on one knee to propose to girlfriend Lauren Coughlin after Coughlin birdied the final hole to win the ACC title on Sunday.The Cavaliers topped Wake Forest to earn their second consecutive league championship, and Coughlin...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Star Malachi Richardson Blasts Critics Of His Potential NBA Draft Decision

Freshman win Malachi Richardson had his star-turn in Syracuse’s Elite Eight comeback win against Virginia, when he dominated All-American and ACC Defensive Player of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, scoring 21 second points en route to a 68-62 Orange win. Richardson came to Syracuse as a big-time scorer, and averaged 13.4 points per game, occasionally busting out for impressive shooting...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  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

Jenna Jamil is Anthony Gill’s fiancee

Anthony Gill may only be a college basketball player, but he is actually engaged to be married. The Virginia senior forward from North Carolina has been with girlfriend Jenna Jamil for over seven years, and the two are set to wed shortly after the NCAA Tournament ends. He actually said back in October that he scheduled their wedding for April 8 so that it wouldn’t conflict with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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

Virginia fans were so glad Michigan State lost, they donated to Middle Tennessee State

The Virginia Cavaliers were equipped with one of the more talented teams in college basketball last season, and just as they are this year, were a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Their hopes for a title came to a screeching halt last year when the Michigan State Spartans defeated them. After drawing Michigan State in their bracket again this season, it left a lot of Cavaliers...
Via The Comeback
March 20, 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

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
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