Robbie Coman crushed one to the Hoo Zone. Joe McCarthy muscled another just over the right field wall. Derek Fisher delivered a souvenir to a small group of fans cheering from the “M” section in right. Mike Papi towered his to the depths of the “Q” section.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported Wednesday that former UVa head coach Dave Leitao will join new Tulsa coach Frank Haith’s staff at Tulsa as an assistant. He spent the last two seasons coaching under Haith at Missouri.
If Marial Shayok turns into the productive college player that many people believe he will, Virginia fans can thank new Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams.
Four topics/names written in this blog's headline. What do they all have in common?
Together, they generated blog-worthy buzz for this Wednesday in late April.
Here's what I've heard about Marial Shayok, who Virginia received a verbal commitment from late last night.
The Virginia men's basketball team bolstered its 2014 recruiting class on Tuesday when small forward Marial Shayok committed to the program. Shayok made the announcement on his twitter page.
Brandon Downes ripped the first pitch he saw from VCU’s Matt Lees over the left field wall to give the Cavaliers a dramatic 5-4 win over the Rams in 10 innings on Tuesday evening.
The restoration of a masterpiece in any field is the challenge of a lifetime.
Virginia may have an easier time in trying to replicate its 16-2 conference record from last season, but the flip side of not seeing a whole lot of the Blue Devils and Tar Heels is the fact that UVa will be playing a home-and-home series with ACC newcomer Louisville in each of the next two seasons.
The ACC basketball schedule for the next two seasons was released on Tuesday morning -- and it was relatively kind to Virginia.
Welcome to the most challenging week in Virginia baseball’s 2014 season.
With base set up at the bottom of UVa’s McIntire Amphitheatre, the Cavalier football program hosted its fifth annual bone marrow registry drive on Monday afternoon. The event is a part of the “Get in the Game, Save A Life” program and benefits the “Be the Match Foundation.” For the London family, it was another reminder of what happened 11 years ago when Mike, against 10,000 to 1 odds, was a successful match for Ticynn. Dad, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, donated bone marrow to Daughter, who was suffering from a rare blood disorder.
George Washington and Virginia agreed to a home-and-home men's basketball series for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, the Colonials announced on Monday.
The hitting woes continued for UVa as it fell, 4-2, to UNC.
The No. 4 Virginia rowing team won nine races at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Saturday on Belleville Lake.
Freshman pitcher Connor Jones is UVa’s middle reliever, at least for the time being, and he’s simply cutting the competition to ribbons.
Themes of phenomenal defense, clutch pitching and personal comeback owned the Saturday afternoon for the No. 1 Wahoos as they gutted out a 3-1 win over the Tar Heels before a sellout crowd of 5,025 at
Heading into Saturday’s game at Klöckner Stadium, Virginia coach Dom Starsia lamented the fact that his team had been unable to find the bit of “magic” that he believed was required to get them over the hump in close games.
BLACKSBURG – The fourth-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team closed out its regular season schedule Saturday with a 7-0 victory over Virginia Tech at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.
Virginia has dropped its last three and five of its last seven. This afternoon, the No. 9/10 Cavaliers get a break from the ACC grind when they host Bellarmine on Senior Day at Klockner Stadium.
Nathan Kirby dazzles for more than six innings. Whit Mayberry wiggles out of a jam. Nick Howard sets the radar gun ablaze. Virginia wins.
OAKLAND, Calif. — In three short years, Sean Doolittle transformed himself from a top first base prospect into a shut-down reliever.
Joe McCarthy, frozen in right field, could only mutter to himself.
In a press conference Thursday, Albemarle High School Athletic Director Deb Tyson introduced former Virginia fullback and professional player Brandon Isaiah as the Patriots’ new head football coach.
Virginia lacrosse coach Dom Starsia discusses his team's game against Bellarmine on Saturday at Klockner Stadium. The Cavaliers will be trying to snap a three-game losing streak.
Pitching and defense. Those are the staples of Brian O’Connor’s baseball philosophy and the main reasons Virginia has won more games since the start of the 2009 season (276) than any team in the nation. Surely those trusty old pak yaks are also the reasons the Cavaliers are currently ranked between No. 1 and No. 3 in the nation’s four major collegiate baseball polls.
Artie Lewicki vs. William and Mary Part II proved better than the original.
In game painted Orange and Blue, White stood for stopping.
I had the chance to catch up with former Virginia guard Sammy Zeglinski, who is currently playing professionally in Austria. This summer, the Philadelphia native will be playing on a team with several UVa alums that will be competing for a grand prize of $500,000.
After chatting with Lambert last Saturday, we began to wonder if he just might be to Virginia football what Joe Harris was to Cavalier basketball.
We’re only in mid-April and already Virginia’s 2014-15 men’s basketball schedule is beginning to take shape.
While it didn’t show in Saturday’s spring game, UVa’s coaches have watched some players emerge into potential big-play candidates when the season arrives this fall.
Virginia boasts one of top pitching staffs in the country. Heading into tonight’s 6 o’clock home game against Radford (18-16), the Cavaliers have a team ERA of 2.06, good for first in the ACC and top 10 nationally. The unquestioned captain of that group? A soft-spoken right-hander Waddell describes as “one of the greatest guys you’ll ever meet.”
The second-ranked Cavaliers squeaked by the 14th-ranked Tigers, 1-0, before 4,840 sun-splashed spectators on Sunday at Davenport Field.
By all indications, it looks like the 6-foot-7 Floridian wants to finish his time at Virginia the way it started – in dominating fashion.
Playing in their last-ever home regular-season match, seniors Alex Domijan, Justin Shane and Ian Uriguen will have a chance to make ACC history when Virginia hosts Wake Forest at Snyder Tennis Center today at 1 p.m.
Coach Mike London wasn’t ready to hand over the starting QB job on Saturday. Perhaps he was hedging. Perhaps he’s hoping that competition between incumbent starter David Watford, last year’s backup Greyson Lambert and Matt Johns will push all of them to take their games to another level by the time fall camp rolls around in August. The body language of the two principle candidates, however, told a different story.
The No. 14 Tigers knocked off Virginia 7-1 in front of a season-high 4,886 fans.
In Mike London’s fifth year as UVa’s head coach, the Cavs will be led by captains Anthony Harris, Henry Coley, Kevin Parks and ... Greyson Lambert.
The 2014 Orange-Blue Game begins at 1 p.m., today, inside Scott Stadium. According to UVa head coach Mike London, the next Cavalier to take a big jump into the fall could be wide receiver Darius Jennings. Or defensive back Maurice Canady. Or defensive lineman Mike Moore. Or running back Taquan “Smoke” Mizzell.
Branden Kline’s first starts this season with the Frederick Keys of the Class-A Advanced Carolina League have gone about as well as he could have imagined following surgery to repair a broken right ankle and fibula. The former University of Virginia standout sports a 1-1 record with a 2.45 ERA entering his third start of the season today at 2 p.m. against the Lynchburg Hillcats at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, Md.
My theory is that until Virginia gets the quarterback situation right, the Cavaliers are going to struggle.
Second-ranked Virginia held off 14th-ranked Clemson, 3-2, in a duel on a picturesque April evening in Charlottesville.
On Friday night at Klockner Stadium, eighth-ranked Virginia played well in spurts but couldn’t put together the consistent performance that it needed to upset second-ranked Duke.
The fifth-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team tied the longest conference win streak in ACC history with a 6-1 victory over N.C. State on Friday afternoon at the Snyder Tennis Center.
A loss against Duke tonight would be the Cavaliers’ third in a row, fifth in the last seven games and would prevent them from playing in the ACC Tournament in Chester, Pa. later this month.
What’s caused Nathan Kirby's remarkable turnaround? Dill pickles, chicken enchilada soup and, as Kirby puts it, “one of the best summers I’ve ever had.”
The Virginia men’s tennis team has set a lot of records during coach Brian Boland’s tenure, but the one in its sights now could be the most impressive yet.
For its annual spring game, the Virginia football team will have three units — offense, defense, MASH.
Virginia (30-7, 16-2) tied the school record for wins that was set during the 1981-82 season. So, was it good marks all around? We shall see. It’s time to hand out my final report cards.
If there’s one theme emerging from Virginia’s spring football practice, it would be improving through familiarity.
Joe McCarthy went 4-for-5 with a home run and four RBI as the No. 2 Cavaliers rolled James Madison, 9-3, before a capacity crowd of 1,632 at Eagle Field.
MCKINEY, Texas. – The No. 10 Virginia men’s golf team used a record-setting performance to win its second tournament title of the season and rewrite several program scoring records in the process. The Cavaliers shot 45-under 819 to run away with the Jim West Intercollegiate at the par-72 TPC Craig Ranch.
Teven Jones could only smile, dance and cheer his teammates on from the sideline for so long. In the end, he wanted to be out on the court contributing himself.
Brian O’Connor, with lavalier microphones clinging to the top of his navy hooded sweatshirt, volunteered to open Monday’s media session with his own question.
Virginia (27-5, 12-3 ACC) allowed just two runs in the series in taking two of three games as it captured its eighth straight series win of the year.
Less than 24 hours after Virginia pitcher Nathan Kirby tossed a no-hitter, top-ranked UVa mustered just two hits in a 2-1 loss at Pittsburgh.
In Chapel Hill, Virginia’s slump through the second half of the season continued.