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Cavaliers Journal: August, 2012

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/30/2012

The ties that bind Virginia and Richmond football

There are plenty of connections between Virginia and Richmond as they get set to face off Saturday to open the regular season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Virginia’s receivers are looking for the long ball

A group of mostly untested wide receivers are being counted on to jump start Virginia’s deep passing game this year.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:02 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 08/28/2012

The most important games if Virginia is to make another bowl

A look at the key games Virginia needs to win if it wants to qualify for another bowl game this season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:33 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Virginia football releases first depth chart for 2012 season

In addition to announcing his starting quarterback Monday, Virginia Coach Mike London released the initial depth chart for this season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  08:09 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Virginia OC Bill Lazor praises his QBs, but won’t declare a starter

Cavaliers offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has been happy with the three quarterbacks vying for the starting job, but he hasn’t named a winner yet.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Virginia’s starting defense comes into focus

For the most part, Virginia has settled on a starting defensive lineup for its regular season opener against Richmond.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:08 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 08/22/2012

ACC releases 2012-13 conference schedule for Virginia men’s basketball

The Cavaliers will play an 18-game conference schedule this year, starting with a matchup at North Carolina on Jan. 5

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:27 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Virginia Coach Mike London ‘in no rush’ to name a starting QB

Michael Rocco, Phillip Sims and David Watford remain in a three-way battle to be Virginia’s starting quarterback this season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:28 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Virginia football lands Taquan Mizzell, the first five-star recruit of the Mike London era

Virginia Beach running back Taquan Mizzell committed to Virginia, becoming the program’s first five-star recruit since 2005.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:26 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Sophomore Alec Vozenilek will be Virginia’s starting punter

Virginia special teams coach Anthony Poindexter names sophomore Alec Vozenilek the team’s starting punter.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:44 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 08/20/2012

A few position battles remain in flux at Virginia football training camp

There are several intriguing position battles at Virginia’s training camp that will need to be decided before the regular season begins in less than two weeks.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:58 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Virginia’s offensive line will rely on a three-man rotation at guard

The Cavaliers have three players at guard who are capable of starting at this point.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:42 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Virginia’s Shawn Moore is both father and coach at training camp this year

Shawn Moore is adjusting to a new role as Virginia’s tight ends coach, while also keeping a close eye on his son, a Cavs freshman.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:57 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Virginia football clarifies future non-conference schedule confusion

Virginia football clarifies its future nonconference games after some confusion related to its season ticket package.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:04 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Virginia’s offense hopes points will match production this year

Virginia finished fourth in the ACC in total offense a year ago, but didn’t score as many points as it would have liked.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Virginia looking for more ways to get its RB stable in games

With three returners at running back, and a fourth challenging for playing time, Virginia is hopeful it can play multiple tailbacks more often this season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:47 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Freshman CB Maurice Canady making bid for early playing time

A converted quarterback, freshman Maurice Canady has impressed at cornerback during the first week of Virginia’s training camp.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:27 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Virginia DE Bill Schautz back from injury, ready to help pass rush

After breaking his leg last November, Virginia DE Bill Schautz hopes he can help the Cavaliers’ pass rush.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:02 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Virginia sophomore Brandon Phelps moves to safety

Originally slated to be a cornerback this year, sophomore Brandon Phelps has been moved to safety to begin Virginia’s training camp.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:31 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Sophomore David Watford makes presence known on day one of Virginia’s QB competition

The most impressive quarterback during the first day of Virginia’s training camp was sophomore David Watford.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Virginia QB Phillip Sims: ‘My job is to come out here and shut everybody up.’

Alabama transfer Phillip Sims makes his Virginia debut during the first day of training camp.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:18 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Virginia hopes talent will trump inexperience in secondary

The Cavaliers lost three starting defensive backs from last season, but coaches are hopeful a talented group of inexperienced players can fill the void.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:17 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Virginia football: Training camp battles to watch

Three position battles during training camp could go a long way towards determining how successful Virginia football is this year.

By Mark Giannotto  |  06:45 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Cavaliers Journal

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Virginia football: Freshmen who could make an impact

Here are four Virginia freshmen who could have an impact on the upcoming college football season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:26 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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