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Saturday, January 31, 2015


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Video lookback: College GameDay at John Paul Jones Arena

The popular ESPN college basketball pre-game show "College GameDay" made its first trip to Charlottesville on Saturday to preview the No. 2 Virginia men's basketball team's ACC showdown with No. 4 Duke. Here is a look back at the festive scenes from Saturday's show at John Paul Jones Arena. 

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Friday 01/30/2015
'College GameDay' adds to area's excitement over UVa vs. Duke
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 5:15 am

It was a scene normally reserved for the John Paul Jones Arena.

Charlottesville girls hold off Orange for crucial district win
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 5:15 am

The Charlottesville girls basketball team hung tough until the closing seconds of Friday's senior night contest against visiting Orange County and held on for a huge Jefferson District win, 54-49.

Albemarle dunks Louisa for sixth straight victory
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 5:15 am

Albemarle’s Austin Katstra has established himself as not only the team’s leading scorer, but also the Patriots’ primary dunker over the past two years.

Harris remembers home heroics against Duke
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 5:15 am

When it was all over, Joe Harris celebrated with a cold one.

Ratcliffe: Hoops hoopla hits Charlottesville
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 5:15 am

No wonder Tony Bennett has kept his players off limits to media this week, and has kept a rather low profile himself as Charlottesville braces for yet another “game of the century.”

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Saturday 01/31/2015
Woods out of top 50 for 1st time in more than 3 years
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 2:01 pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods, coming off an 82 for his worst round as a pro, will be out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in more than three years.

Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 2:01 pm

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.

Sports, entertainment stars converge for ESPN party
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 2:01 pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Stars from the sports and entertainment world mingled Friday night at ESPN's lavish pre-Super Bowl party, which featured an energetic performance from pop newcomer Charli XCX.

Imagine Dragons' bassist: Don't make Seahawks the hero
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 2:01 pm

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Imagine Dragons bassist Ben McKee has a simple reason he wants the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl — he doesn't want to see the Seattle Seahawks made into heroes.

A Super Bowl weekend at a golf tournament without Tiger
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 2:01 pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Three previous trips were enough for Tiger Woods to leave quite an impression at the Phoenix Open. The hole-in-one on the most raucous hole in golf. Fans moving a half-ton boulder. A kid tossing an orange onto the green when he was putting.

Pats backup QB Garoppolo helps defense prepare for Wilson
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 2:01 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — A rookie who probably won't play in the Super Bowl could help the New England Patriots win it.

Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 2:01 pm

CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Snoop Dogg keeping focus on youth football before Super Bowl
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 2:01 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — Super Bowl weekend isn't just about the championship game for Snoop Dogg — it's also a reminder that the next generation of NFL greats need to develop.

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