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Virginia players said Monday that the 41-10 loss to Boston College last Saturday was definitely a wake-up call for the rest of the Cavaliers’ season, and that they might have lost focus with all of the bowl eligibility buzz around the program.

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How better to ingratiate oneself into Charlottesville’s culture the first weekend in town than to announce, “I’ve already been to Bodo’s,” which is exactly what Virginia’s new director of athletics proclaimed upon her first interaction with its citizenry on Monday.

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Virginia players said Monday that the 41-10 loss to Boston College last Saturday was definitely a wake-up call for the rest of the Cavaliers’ season, and that they might have lost focus with all of the bowl eligibility buzz around the program.

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After hiring Craig Littlepage, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s first African-American director of athletics, 16 years ago, Virginia has made Carla Williams the first African-American woman athletic director at a Power Five conference school.

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The No. 3 Virginia field hockey team clinched the ACC regular season title on Saturday with a 2-1 road victory over No. 7 Louisville at Trager Stadium.

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When Virginia hosts Boston College for homecoming this afternoon at Scott Stadium, it’s the kind of game that All-ACC linebacker Micah Kiser lives for. Forget all the fancy stuff. This is rock’em, sock ’em football.

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Scattershooting around the ACC, while wondering if Virginia might name its new athletic director this week, and introduce him/her at Saturday’s homecoming game with Boston College? …

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Virginia senior linebacker Micah Kiser was named to The Associated Press midseason All-America team on Tuesday. The team was selected by 16 members of the AP Top 25 voting panel.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Holding a 17-14 lead late in the third quarter, Virginia faced a second-and-three at the North Carolina 8-yard line. Everybody in Kenan Stadium knew what the play call would be.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — With North Carolina facing a do-or-die situation on fourth-and-nine at the Virginia 37 yard line and 61 seconds to play, trailing the Cavaliers 20-14, it was Peace time. Chris Peace, that is.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — On an afternoon when Virginia’s football team dominated virtually every statistical category, some good fortune didn’t hurt.

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1. Clemson, 6-0/40 (1). The Tigers own the nation’s longest winning streak at 11 games for a reason. As namesake Tony roars: they’re g-r-r-r-e-a-t!  Clemson plays at Syracuse this Friday night in what could be a fun game unless the Tigers’ defense takes over.

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In a dimly lit Fairfield Inn breakfast room, the man who has been the voice of Virginia football for two decades and was the voice of the Lynchburg Hillcats minor league baseball team for nearly 40 years sat quietly at the table farthest from the entrance.