ESPN announced tonight that broadcaster Robert Lee will not call the University of Virginia’s first home football game of the season, as originally planned, “simply because of the coincidence of his name,” which he shares with the Confederate icon.
Few teams score more than North Carolina. The fifth-ranked Tar Heels average 86.4 points per game, good for seventh in the nation and third among Power 5 teams. They’ve notched 100 or more five times this season and they average the most assists per game in the country.
It wasn’t the prettiest game or the best matchup of the year, but Virginia and Virginia Tech provided one of college basketball’s most entertaining games of the regular season.
Donte DiVincenzo’s tip in as time expired gave top-ranked Villanova a 61-59 win over Virginia.
Lamar Jackson is still a deity when it comes to college football, but every god is eventually questioned.
In a lawsuit filed in United States District Court last Friday, ex-Virginia receiver Aidan Howard alleges that the football program promoted a culture of “bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination,” one which forced him into a staged fight with another player that left him with a broken eye socket.
Slow and steady, sometimes, goes home.
Virginia has a big lead over Hampton in their 1-vs-16 first-round matchup, but the scoreboard is the least of Cavaliers fans’ concern as head coach Tony Bennett left the game late in the first half after collapsing on the sideline.
Grayson Allen’s buzzer-beater lifted the lowly, unranked Duke Blue Devils past seventh-ranked Virginia in a stunning upset. Allen finished with 15 points, seven boards, and seven assists in helping Duke overcome a three-point halftime deficit.
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.