Sports writers Hootie Ratcliffe and Andrew Ramspacher take on the upcoming UVa matchup with Duke breaking down the ins and outs of what could be the most important game of the Cavaliers' season.
Scattershooting around the ACC, while thinking Virginia’s basketball team is a little miffed about being ranked No. 8 in the nation in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25 poll.
Jerry Ratcliffe ranks the ACC's 14 teams.
In its last two contests, Virginia has failed to produce a second half touchdown.
Coach Tony Bennett has told his players that this is a different team than the one that partied on the floor of the Greensboro Coliseum, one that needs to find its own identity. This year, the rotation questions appear to have more clear-cut solutions than the ones last year.
UVa was picked 10th and Virginia Tech 12th in a preseason poll of 56 coaches, media members and sports information directors. The poll was announced Wednesday at the ACC’s preseason media day at a Greensboro hotel.
Five members of the Virginia swimming & diving team were suspended from competition for the fall semester for violations of university policy and athletics department rules, the school announced Wednesday.
During media day on Wednesday, Virginia coach Tony Bennett said that sophomore point guard London Perrantes “jarred his foot” right before start of official practice on Oct. 3 and hasn’t practiced since.
Welcome to the morning sports blitz for Wednesday, Oct. 22. Here are a few things to know about the Central Virginia sports scene as you begin your day.
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