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Guyer Retires; Former UVA baseball star retires from MLB

Former UVA baseball star Brandon Guyer announced his retirement after seven seasons in the Major Leagues.

Redskins undergoing ‘thorough review’ of team name

Sophomore Jowon Briggs expected to have big impact on UVA defensive line

UVA coaches finding positives while recruiting during pandemic

  UVA’s Beth Lillie wins 2nd annual Donna Andrews Invitational golf tournament

2020 Minor League Baseball season canceled

Ryan Zimmerman sitting out 2020 MLB season due to COVID-19 risks

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Western Albemarle HS moving up to Class 4 in VHSL 2021-22 Mid-Cycle Adjustment

  Ready to tee off: After years of construction, Birdwood Golf Club set to reopen

UVA Football returns to voluntary workouts on July 5th

Still months to wait for NBA Draft

ACC Commissioner John Swofford to retire after 2020/2021 athletic season

Former UVA basketball star Malcolm Brogdon tests positive for COVID-19

  Five-year anniversary of UVA Baseball’s first-ever College World Series title

The College World Series wasn't played this season due to COVID-19, but five years ago, the Virginia baseball team was celebrating its first-ever national championship.

Weyers Cave NASCAR driver speaks on standing in solidarity with Bubba Wallace

Quin Houff, one of the NASCAR drivers who hails from Weyers Cave, helped pushed Bubba Wallace’s car to the front of the grid before the start of the race on Monday and stood in solidarity with him.

UVA signee Nick Bitsko chooses Major Leagues over college baseball

Virginia baseball signee Nick Bitsko will not join the Cavaliers next season, as the right-handed pitcher officially agreed to terms with the Tampa Rays on Tuesday.

Orlando Pride women’s soccer team reports ten positive COVID-19 tests; Three former ‘Hoos on roster

Emily Sonnett, Courtney Petersen, and Phoebe McClernon are on the roster of the NWSL's Orlando Pride, which had six players and four staff members test positive for COVID-19.

UVA Women’s Soccer alumna McCool readying for career with Washington Spirit

Blue Ridge’s Andy Nwaoko heads to Boise State to pursue college football career

JMU Men’s Soccer adds 13 newcomers to program

UVA Baseball’s Andrew Abbott returning to school

Lance Rogers named new AHS volleyball coach

NCAA: No championships in states with Confederate symbol

ACC to hold virtual kickoff for the 2020 football season

The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced its annual football kickoff event will not be held in Charlotte, North Carolina this year as planned. Instead the ACC will hold a virtual kickoff from July 21 to July 23.

Former police officer London applauds players in fight against racism, social injustice

Mike London was the first African-American head football coach at Richmond, Virginia and now William and Mary. When George Floyd's death sparked a nation-wide protest effort, London sprung into action.

Virginia Athletics announces changes to new v-sabre and cavalier shield logos

University of Virginia Athletics is once again making changes to its logos after controversy over a subtle detail.

St. Anne’s-Belfield School returning to 11-man football in 2020 season

St. Anne’s-Belfield School announced it will return to an 11-man football season in the 2020 – 2021 school year. The return follows two years playing 8-man football as part of the Virginia Independent Schools Football League.

  Meadowcreek Golf Course ready to reopen for ‘Social Distancing Golf’

Meadowcreek Golf Course will be open for the first time in three months this weekend, and golfers will find a pristine course, as well as some adjustments for social distancing.

No UVA players selected in Major League Baseball Draft

For the first time since Brian O’Connor was hired in 2004, the Virginia baseball team did not have any players picked in the Major League Baseball Draft.

VHSL allows out-of-season practice activities to resume

The Virginia High School League has announced that teams can begin out-of-season practice activities beginning Monday, June 15th.

  Jonas Sanker verbally commits to Boston College for football

Covenant rising senior Jonas Sanker has verbally committed to play football at Boston College in 2021.

UVA Baseball roster in ‘Good Shape’ despite unexpected challenges of COVID-19

Rather than having as many as nine players selected, the Cavaliers may only have one or two picked in this year’s shortened MLB Draft, which could set UVA up for big things in 2021.

Governor working on plan for youth sports in Virginia

At Gov. Ralph Northam’s press conference on Tuesday, Chief of Staff Clark Mercer emphasized, ‘We will have our kids out playing sports.’

UVA lefthander Andrew Abbott projected for 2nd Round of MLB Draft

Cavaliers’ junior Andrew Abbott was selected in the 36th round of the MLB Draft coming out of high school, but the lefthanded pitcher is projected to go in the 2nd round of this year’s draft.

  McIntire Little League returns to the field

While they still aren’t able to play official games, the shift to Phase Two has allowed members of the McIntire Little League to get on the diamond for practice.

Special Olympics Virginia holding Virtual Torch Run

Over 500 people are participating in a Virtual Torch Run for Special Olympics Virginia this week.

  Falcon Club still planning on Football Awards Banquet, despite missing fundraisers

The Falcon Club’s biggest fundraisers are the concerts and events on the Downtown Mall, but with everything postponed, putting on the Awards Banquet will be more difficult this year.

Jack Salt 2.0: Cavaliers looking for Caffaro to make an impact next season

Francisco Caffaro had difficulty staying out of foul trouble in 2019-20, but the Cavaliers are looking for the seven-footer known as 'Papi' to add aggressiveness to the lineup next year.

  Maintenance on UVA athletic fields doesn’t stop with no sports

The grass will be greener when sports return, because the UVA Sports Turf Management team is working hard to make it that way.

UVA men’s basketball to play in inaugural Hall of Fame Shootout

The Virginia men’s basketball team will take on Temple in the Hall of Fame Shootout in Charlotte in November.

Former UVA Basketball standout Ty Jerome speaks out on George Floyd’s death

Many Virginia athletes are deeply saddened and affected by the tragedy of George Floyd’s death.

UVA’s Chris Newell named ‘National Freshman of the Year’

Centerfielder Chris Newell is the first Virginia baseball player to earn ‘Freshman of the Year’ honors at a national level, after being awarded by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Tuesday.

Aamir Simms withdraws from NBA Draft process

Former Blue Ridge star Aamir Simms withdrew his name from the NBA Draft process on Monday, and announced he will return to Clemson for his senior season.

Missed opportunities for Tom Sox & Cavaliers with COVID-19 cancellations

The Tom Sox would have started their VBL title defense this weekend, while the UVA baseball team could have been playing in an NCAA Tournament Regional, but both seasons were canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Cavaliers will have competition at ‘Thorterback’ in the fall

The UVA football team is looking for a superhero for its starting quarterback, and Mississippi State transfer Keytaon Thompson will challenge Brennan Armstrong for the position.

Versatility of Noah Taylor helps UVA defense succeed

Rising junior Noah Taylor led the Cavaliers in tackles for a loss in 2019, and the versatile linebacker earned comparisons to Brian Urlacher from Bronco Mendenhall.

  UVA Football winning recruiting by embracing technology

The Cavaliers made quick adjustments to recruit in the virtual world, and the dividends have been showing up in the recruiting numbers.

UVA football finding way forward as it delays workouts

UVA will not pick up any weights or balls until Virginia and the university give them the green light, but it’s been a blessing in disguise.

UVA baseball players earn All-American honors

Virginia baseball players Zack Gelof and Chris Newell were both named Second Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Tuesday.

UVA Athletics hosting ‘Wahoowa Saturday’

The Virginia Athletics Department will be hosting Wahoowa Saturday on May 30th. The digital event will feature virtual tailgates, highlights, and trivia.

UVA Track and Field and Cross Country adjusts to changes caused by COVID-19 pandemic

UVA Track and Field and Cross Country Director Vin Lananna says he is focused on safety and that they will be following guidelines from the CDC and state.

  UVA lax coaches in unfamiliar position with no NCAA Championship on Memorial Day

For the first time since 1985, the NCAA Lacrosse Final Four and Championship will not be played on Memorial Day Weekend, as the tournament was canceled due to COVID-19.

  UVA’s Bronco Mendenhall wants all safety precautions taken before restarting football

“I want the safest possible. I want the most secure possible. I want what’s best for our student-athletes, at the very highest level, before we even think about playing football.” -- UVA's Bronco Mendenhall

  UVA women’s lax coach Julie Myers missing the game during Championship Week

Julie Myers will not be on a lacrosse field for Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1992, and the Cavaliers’ long time head coach is looking forward to when the games can return.

Championship makes it easier for UVA men’s lax players to move on

One year after winning the NCAA Championship, the UVA men’s lax team is only expecting two of its ten seniors to use the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA due to COVID-19.

UVA Tennis teams receive recognition from Intercollegiate Tennis Association

Members of the Virginia men’s and women’s tennis teams received postseason recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Monday.

UVA lax star Michael Kraus signs with Connecticut Hammerheads

Former UVA men’s lacrosse star Michael Kraus will play for the Connecticut Hammerheads of Major League Lacrosse.

NBPA Top 100 Camp canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The NBPA Top 100 Camp has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. The camp for the best high school basketball players in the nation has been held at John Paul Jones Arena every summer since 2007.

ACC commissioner expects football in the fall

“We are going into this year with the anticipation of playing, at this point in time." -- ACC commissioner John Swofford

UVA Athletics: No discussions between Athletic Director Carla Williams and UCLA

A report in the Los Angeles Times linked UVA’s Carla Williams to the athletic director opening at UCLA, but a spokesperson for Virginia says Williams had no interest in leaving the 'Hoos.

  Former Madison County football player returning as Mountaineers’ head coach

Former Madison County football player Larry Helmick is returning home to be the Mountaineers’ new head coach.

Michael Kraus selected No. 3 overall in Premier Lacrosse League Draft

UVA men’s lacrosse star Michael Kraus was selected by the Waterdogs Lacrosse Club with the third pick in the first round of the Premier Lacrosse League Draft.

UVA Football adds grad transfer receiver Ra’Shaun Henry

St. Francis (PA.) wide receiver Ra’Shaun Henry is joining the UVA football program as a grad transfer.

Covenant School alum Emily Maupin newest addition to UVA Women’s Basketball

By the time Emily Maupin touches ground she will be at her third college, however the grad transfer says it’s been worth it: Maupin has landed at the University of Virginia, her dream school.

MLB Draft reportedly shortened from 40 rounds to just five

The Major League Baseball Draft has reportedly been cut from forty rounds to five rounds this year, and undrafted players are limited to a $20K signing bonus.

UVA Men’s Basketball will face Villanova in December at Madison Square Garden.

The Virginia men’s basketball team has its first official game of the 2020 season, as the Cavaliers will take on Villanova on December 19th at Madison Square Garden.

VHSL officially cancels spring sports season

The Virginia High School League has announced that it is officially canceling the spring sports season due to COVID-19 concerns.

  Despite no games, spirit of Valley Baseball League is alive and online

The 2020 Valley Baseball League season was canceled due to COVID-19, but members of the league are looking to keep the community spirit alive online.

Brennan Armstrong looking to become first Mendenhall recruit to start at QB

In four years at Virginia, Bronco Mendenhall has never had a player he recruited out of high school make a start at QB for the Cavaliers. Sophomore Brennan Armstrong is looking to become the first.

UVA senior jumper Jordan Scott transferring to USC

UVA senior jumper Jordan Scott is leaving the Cavaliers, and transferring to the University of Southern California.

UVA’s Michael Kraus & Justin Schwenk selected in Major Lacrosse League Draft

Virginia men’s lacrosse seniors Michael Kraus and Justin Schwenk were both selected in the Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft, with Kraus getting picked 2nd overall by Connecticut.

Jefferson Swim League regular season canceled

For the first time since it was formed in 1966, there will be no Jefferson Swim League this summer. The Board voted to cancel the Dual Meet Season, in any form, due to concerns over COVID-19.

Virginia’s Bob Rotella explains mental toughness athletes have through pandemic

One of the world’s premiere sports psychologists, Bob Rotella says this pandemic will show which athletes are staying on their grind and which ones aren’t.

Don Shula, winningest coach in pro football history, dies at 90

The Miami Dolphins said Monday that Don Shula, the winningest coach in pro football history, has died at the age of 90.

  Ralph Sampson reacts to Michael Jordan documentary “The Last Dance"

University of Virginia Basketball legend Ralph Sampson reacts to the Michael Jordan documentary "The Last Dance," and remembers his battles against the superstar.

UVA Football adds graduate transfer quarterback Keytaon Thompson

The Virginia football team is adding a quarterback to its roster, as Keytaon Thompson is transferring to UVA from Mississippi State.

UVA coaches & staff take voluntary pay cut during ‘difficult time’

Athletics Director Carla Williams, all twenty head coaches, and an additional 51 assistant coaches and staff have agreed to salary reductions, as the department adjusts to lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Signing Day for Jefferson District Student-Athletes

The schools of the Jefferson District are honoring their seniors with Virtual Signing Day ceremonies, as they were unable to celebrate in-person due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Locker Room Access hosts 2K NBA tournament; co-founder Ty Jerome favored to win

A huge variety of current and former Virginia athletes and a few lucky UVA fans are getting a chance to play video games for charity.

NBA Draft an option for former Blue Ridge basketball star Aamir Simms

Former Blue Ridge basketball star Aamir Simms has entered his name in the NBA Draft process, and the rising senior at Clemson is getting feedback from NBA teams, while not forfeiting his eligibility.

ACC preparing for all scenarios when sports resume

Sports fans are hoping college athletics are able to resume in the fall, but commissioner John Swofford says the ACC is working on a plan for all scenarios.