Mike Shiers is the main Sports Anchor at NBC29, and he brings over two decades of experience in local news to the position.
Mike joined the NBC29 News team as the weekend sports anchor in September of 2009.
A proud graduate of Syracuse University, Mike comes to Charlottesville from WALB in Albany, Georgia, where he served as weekend sports anchor for three years.
He previously worked in northwest Georgia and southeast Tennessee.
Mike married his wife in 2014, and the couple had their wedding reception at a baseball stadium.
Mike can run a sub-four minute mile, has climbed six of the world's fourteen highest mountain peaks, and won a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta for Archery. When he's not covering sports around the region for NBC29, Mike works as a NASCAR test driver, and (clearly) enjoys making up tall tales.
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UVA senior Zane Zandier has been named the ACC Linebacker of the Week after recording a career-high 15 tackles against Duke, while freshman Lavel Davis Jr. was named both the ACC Rookie of the Week and the ACC Receiver of the Week.
Sophomore striker Laura Janssen scored the only goal of the match off a pass from sophomore midfielder Adele Iacobucci with 3:10 remaining in regulation, and the UVA field hockey team beat Wake Forest 1-0 on Sunday.
"I really feel like we've played the season, and this is the time period between our last game, and getting ready to play our bowl game." -- UVA head coach Bronco Mendenhall, on the long wait to get the season started.
The college basketball season will start no earlier than November 25th, and teams must play at least thirteen games to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, the NCAA Division I Council announced on Wednesday.
The Virginia football team has its fifth different season-opening opponent for 2020, as the game against Duke has been rescheduled for September 26th. Georgia, VMI, Virginia Tech, and Clemson (briefly) had also spent time as the first game of the season for the 'Hoos.