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Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Virginia football could be without several key starters at Georgia Tech

The Cavaliers’ first injury report of the season came out Thursday and it revealed several starters could miss Saturday’s game.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:29 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  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)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Virginia vs. Florida: Press break will be key in Cavaliers’ NCAA tournament opener

The Cavaliers concentrate on solving the Gators’ full-court pressure in preparing for their NCAA tournament opener.

By Steve Yanda  |  06:53 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Virginia football spring practice: Five areas to watch

Offensive line and the secondary lead areas of interest as the team begins spring practice on Monday.

By Steve Yanda  |  05:27 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Paul Jesperson figures to take on larger role for Virginia basketball

Injuries and roster attrition have pushed the freshman guard into far more playing time than anticipated, a trend that figures to continue.

By Steve Yanda  |  07:05 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon played through foot injury at Virginia Tech

The Cavaliers freshman, pressed back into duty because of his team’s thinned back court, comes up with a key steal vs. Virginia Tech and says of his foot injury, “I don’t think it’s a big problem at all.”

By Steve Yanda  |  01:16 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Clemson 60, No. 22 Virginia 48: Three up, three down

Jontel Evans steps up as a scorer, but little else on offense goes right for the Cavaliers at Littlejohn Coliseum.

By Steve Yanda  |  12:10 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 AM ET, 02/09/2012

No. 19 Virginia 68, Wake Forest 44: Three up, three down

The Cavaliers enjoyed a breather before a demanding stretch to close the ACC schedule with Wednesday’s rout of Wake Forest.

By Steve Yanda  |  12:24 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 PM ET, 02/01/2012

National Sigining Day 2012: Virginia assitant Shawn Moore says son Mike’s recruitment process was ‘enlightening’

Shawn Moore, Virginia’s wide receivers coach, said he put being a parent first during his son’s recruiting process, which ended with Mike Moore signing with the Cavaliers.

By Steve Yanda  |  08:21 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Virginia basketball used post-trap defense to N.C. State’s C.J. Leslie in second half Saturday

The Cavaliers effectively countered a size disadvantage vs. N.C. State by trapping down low, a strategy they might use more in the coming weeks.

By Steve Yanda  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Virginia player to watch vs. Boston College: Akil Mitchell

The sophomore forward is expected to make his second career ACC start Tuesday vs. Boston College’s tall front line.

By Steve Yanda  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Virginia basketball may utilize four-guard lineup more frequently given lineup limitations

With senior center Assane Sene absent because of injury, Virginia could use a small lineup to offset its depleted front court.

By Steve Yanda  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 01/22/2012

Virginia Tech 47, No. 15 Virginia 45: Three up, three down

Virginia’s “hat trick,” to use Coach Tony Bennett’s sarcastic term, of poor shooting from inside, outside and the free throw line was costly in the upset loss.

By Steve Yanda  |  11:56 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Assane Sene has ankle surgery, will miss about six weeks

Virginia basketball’s senior center is expected to miss about six weeks after undergoing the procedure on his fractured right ankle.

By Steve Yanda  |  07:46 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012

Virginia men’s basketball freshmen are providing quality minutes

Two games into the ACC schedule, Coach Tony Bennett has been unafraid to use Paul Jesperson, Darion Atkins and Malcolm Brogdon, and the youngsters have contributed.

By Steve Yanda  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 11/25/2011

Virginia 68, Green Bay 42: Three up, three down

KT Harrell’s renewed spark and the defense are among the high points from Virginia’s easy win, but injuries remain a concern.

By Steve Yanda  |  11:45 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 11/25/2011

Virginia WRs coach Shawn Moore: ‘We are relevant now’

Assistant coach Shawn Moore and other former Cavaliers players would like not just an upset victory over Virginia Tech, but for Virginia to make the rivalry game meaningful for years to come.

By Steve Yanda  |  05:25 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 11/23/2011

QB Michael Rocco confident heading into match-up against fellow Lynchburg native Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech

Michael Rocco said he isn’t certain the scrapping a quarterback rotation has led the Cavs to the verge of the ACC title game, but the team has one four striaght under the new system.

By Steve Yanda  |  09:06 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 PM ET, 10/23/2011

QB David Watford’s playing time might be ‘dialed back’ vs. Miami, Coach Mike London says

Cavaliers Coach Mike London says he might revisit his practice of rotating starting QB Michael Rocco with freshman David Watford for series at a time.

By Steve Yanda  |  09:03 PM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 09/18/2011

Mike London reacts to ACC’s expansion to 14 teams

Virginia’s football coach says he was surprised by expansion, but that he supports the move as long as it benefits the conference.

By Steve Yanda  |  08:08 PM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Danny Hultzen, Branden Kline and Will Roberts receive all-American honors

By David Larimer  |  09:00 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Virginia falls to USC in NCAA men’s tennis final

Virginia’s top-ranked men’s tennis team suffers defeat for the first time this season, falling to No. 2 USC, 4-3, in the NCAA championship match in Palo Alto, Calif.

By Liz Clarke and David Larimer  |  09:37 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)