Virginia might have pulled off the most unlikely win of the entire college basketball season Tuesday night. With just 22 seconds left in the game, Wake Forest had a seven point lead and possession of the ball. Just 22 seconds later they had lost, 72-71. Here is what the game’s win probability graph looked like:
The #10 Virginia Cavaliers won their seventh straight game of the season against William & Mary today. That’s all good and fine and to be expected, but this here slam from Darius Thompson was one of the better ones I’ve seen this year.
Everything about this fake field goal is great. From the fake overhead pitch that froze a potential pursuer to the blocker pulling from the right side of the line to engage the one defender who could possibly stop Durham Smythe, everything went to perfection for Notre Dame.
In a rematch of last year’s College World Series, the Virginia Cavaliers got their payback Wednesday, as they defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 4-2 to capture the school’s first-ever NCAA baseball title.
Earlier today, I published a post detailing why I will be wishing a swift and ignominious exit for the Virginia Cavaliers from the NCAA Tournament, centering mostly on the character of the school's students and alumni. We've since received this email from one of said UVa fans, republished in full:
Look, I'm not going to complain about Virginia's style of play here. You don't need to read the umpteenth article telling you that there's not much joy to be found in watching their version of rockball which involves, on offense, walking the ball up the court, wheeling man after man around the perimeter off of screen…
There was a dance-off at a Virginia basketball game last week, and it was a travesty. The fan who gave it her all lost to some shuffling guy. Grammys voters just keep sucking.
Girls, girls, you're both 5-6.
At halftime of Virginia's ACC tournament semifinal, Danny had an idea. He noticed all the Cavaliers staff members hovering around the team, and discerned what exactly gave them to the power to roam freely around the court: a suit with a Virginia-orange tie. One day and one trip to Walmart later, Danny was down on the…
(If your name is Jeff, by viewing this photo you have officially committed to Virginia.)
The University of Virginia is one of America's most august institutions of higher learning, and most alumni know that very well. Head coach Mike London was not a Wahoo; while he will hear grumbles for "formerly" extending a written scholarship offer, UVa fans will also be happy to not claim him.
A wonderful thing happened in Charlottesville, Va., last night: the Virginia Cavaliers defeated No. 3 Duke, 73-68. Duke losses are always something we, united in our reasonable hatred of the Blue Devils, can collectively appreciate; that this one came against an unranked bubble team playing on its home court made…
Our weekly college football shame index.
Yeardley Love's murder occurred in May 2010, when a drunken Huguely, according to police, choked Love, his girlfriend, and slammed her head against the wall. He stole her computer (Huguely was also convicted of grand larceny) and left her there.
Will Roberts of UVA threw a perfect game yesterday, only the 19th in D1 history and the first since 2002. But you wouldn't know it if you read the recap from George Washington University, which came out on the losing end of the feat.
UVA was up 10 with 42 seconds left in their ACC tournament game with Miami. That's a lead that a Bill James formula defines as 100 percent safe. Then, this happened: Miami three, missed free throws, Miami three, turnover, Miami dunk, turnover, Miami layup.
"Imagine the families. Chevy Chase, Maryland and Cockeysville, Maryland are only about an hour apart. George Huguely and Yeardley Love had been dating for some time. The families had to have met, right?" Now that's a heart-breaking lede. [SB Nation]