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Cavaliers Journal: December, 2011

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 12/31/2011

Chick-fil-A Bowl: Virginia LB Steve Greer has partial ACL tear, is unlikely to play vs. Auburn

Linebacker Steve Greer, Virginia’s leading tackler, is unlikely to play in the Cavaliers’ game against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl because of a knee injury.

By Steve Yanda  |  04:12 PM ET, 12/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Virginia announces two-year extension for Coach Mike London

Virginia football coach Mike London gets a raise to $2.1 million per year, and his staff will see a pay bump, as well.

By Steve Yanda  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Report: Virginia Coach Mike London has agreed to new five-year contract

Mike London and Virginia have agreed to a new five-year contract, according to a report.

By Steve Yanda  |  12:42 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Virginia graduate assistant Gordie Sammis to become TE coach at Columbia

Gordie Sammis, who joined the Virginia coaching staff after completing his playing career in Charlottesville, has accepted a full-time coaching position on Columbia’s staff.

By Steve Yanda  |  10:07 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Virginia’s defense made opposing ACC offenses less efficient this season

The Virginia defense has allowed opposing offenses to score at a much slower rate this season, a big reason for the team’s turnaround.

By Steve Yanda  |  10:02 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Chick-fil-A Bowl: Virginia football team gets chance to preview indoor practice facility experience

The Virginia football team practiced Thursday at Georgia Tech, which recently built an indoor practice facility similiar to the one planned in Charlottesville.

By Steve Yanda  |  04:12 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Chick-fil-A Bowl: Virginia WR Matt Snyder (foot) plans to play

Virginia senior wide receiver Matt Snyder broke a bone in his foot during a midseason practice, but he hopes to return against Auburn on Saturday.

By Steve Yanda  |  03:31 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Paul Jesperson initially was unsure about whether to lift his redshirt

After sophomore guard KT Harrell decided to transfer last week, Virginia freshman guard Paul Jesperson decided to help out the Cavs now rather than sit out the season as a redshirt.

By Steve Yanda  |  10:22 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Men's basketball

Posted at 12:04 AM ET, 12/28/2011

No. 23 Virginia 69, Maryland-Eastern Shore 42: Three up, three down

Steve Yanda finds three good and three not-so-good things about the Cavaliers’ win over Maryland Eastern-Shore.

By Steve Yanda  |  12:04 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Men's basketball

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 12/26/2011

Coach Tony Bennett discusses recent transfers of KT Harrell, James Johnson

Virginia’s basketball coach says he’s had at least one player decide to leave his program every year he’s been a head coach, and this season is no different.

By Steve Yanda  |  06:04 PM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Men's basketball

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 12/24/2011

Redshirt freshman F James Johnson to transfer from Virginia men’s basketball program

Redshirt freshman forward James Johnson became the second player in as many days to transfer.

By Steve Yanda  |  03:57 PM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Men's basketball

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 12/23/2011

KT Harrell is leaving Virginia basketball program, will transfer

Sophomore guard KT Harrell is leaving the Cavaliers’ program and will transfer, the school announced on Friday.

By Steve Yanda  |  05:33 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Cavaliers Journal

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 12/22/2011

No. 24 Virginia 83, Seattle 77: Three up, three down

A closer look at the Cavaliers’ less-than-smooth game on Wednesday night.

By Steve Yanda  |  12:17 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Men's basketball

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Cavs offense not expecting dramatic changes in Auburn defense

Cavaliers offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said he has implored the offense to be highly physical during practice to prepare for Dec. 31 game.

By Steve Yanda  |  03:40 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Dana Altman’s quotes critical of Cavs were made up by hackers, Oregon officials say

Oregon coach didn’t really criticize Virginia’s team, school officials say.

By Steve Yanda  |  04:46 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Men's basketball

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Virginia men’s basketball enters AP poll at No. 24

This marks the first time Virginia has been ranked in this poll since November 2007.

By Steve Yanda  |  03:37 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Virginia 67, Oregon 54: Three up, three down

Mike Scott and another strong rebounding effort are two reason why the Cavaliers shook off a sloppy first half to improve to 9-1.

By Steve Yanda  |  09:15 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Cavaliers Journal | Tags:  Men's basketball

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Cavaliers’ Austin Pasztor earns second team All-America honors

Virginia senior offensive guard Austin Pasztor anchored an offensive line that helped Virginia rank No. 4 in the ACC in rushing offense.

By Steve Yanda  |  02:17 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Auburn’s Gus Malzahn takes Arkansas State head coaching job

Virginia’s Chick-Fil-A bowl opponent has now lost both of its coordinators in advance of the Dec. 31 game.

By Steve Yanda  |  11:22 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Virginia not expected to sell out its Chick-fil-A Bowl ticket allotment

By Steve Yanda  |  04:47 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 08:21 PM ET, 12/11/2011

Auburn tailback Michael Dyer suspended for Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Virginia

Michael Dyer, an all-Southeastern Conference tailback, was suspended for violation of team rules and will not play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 vs. Virginia.

By Steve Yanda  |  08:21 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Cavaliers Journal

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 12/10/2011

Virginia football hasn’t yet sold out Chick-fil-A Bowl ticket allotment

The Cavaliers have sold more than 11,000 tickets from their allotment, while Auburn has sold 14,000. U-Va. AD Craig Littlepage said he wants to sell the remainder “sooner rather than later.”

By Steve Yanda  |  07:02 AM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Cavaliers Journal

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Auburn defensive coordinator Ted Roof leaves to join Central Florida

According to multiple reports, Auburn defensive coordinator Ted Roof has departed for Central Florida, leaving the Tigers with a vacancy before their bowl game with Virginia.

By Steve Yanda  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Virginia 68, George Mason 48: Three up, three down

Steve Yanda looks a three positive takeaways and three things to improve on after Virginia’s 20-point win over George Mason.

By Steve Yanda  |  12:37 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Men's basketball

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Chase Minnifield wins Pop Warner National College Football Award

Chase Minnifield wins the 2011 Pop Warner National College Football Award, which annually recognizes a Pop Warner alumnus that “has made a difference on the field, in the classroom and in his community.”

By Steve Yanda  |  08:24 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 08:01 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Next three weeks important for Virginia football team’s short-, long-term outlook

The next three weeks are critically important, not merely for the team’s ability to show well in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 , but for the players’ standing in the eyes of their coaches and teammates.

By Steve Yanda  |  08:01 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 12/05/2011

A quick look at Virginia’s bowl opponent: Auburn

By Steve Yanda  |  07:55 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Virginia to play Auburn in Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve

Craig Littlepage says he tends “to be optimistic in everything,” and his dream scenario plays out as the Cavaliers are selected to what seemed to be a long-shot bid to the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

By Steve Yanda  |  12:06 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Cavaliers Journal | Tags:  Football

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/04/2011

Virginia 86, Longwood 53: Three up, three down

By Steve Yanda  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Men's basketball

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 11/30/2011

QB Michael Strauss to transfer from Virginia

By Steve Yanda  |  04:34 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

 

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