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  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.

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

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

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

Aamir Simms withdraws from NBA Draft process

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

Cavaliers will have competition at ‘Thorterback’ in the fall

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Versatility of Noah Taylor helps UVA defense succeed

  UVA Football winning recruiting by embracing technology

UVA football finding way forward as it delays workouts

UVA baseball players earn All-American honors

UVA Athletics hosting ‘Wahoowa Saturday’

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

  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

UVA lax star Michael Kraus signs with Connecticut Hammerheads

NBPA Top 100 Camp canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

ACC commissioner expects football in the fall

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

  Former Madison County football player returning as Mountaineers’ 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.

Tim Taylor named Navy women’s basketball head coach

Charlottesville-native Tim Taylor is a head coach for the first time in his collegiate coaching career, as Taylor has been named the women’s head coach at Navy.

Former UVA tennis star Julia Elbaba working on next career while rehabbing from injury

Julia Elbaba has been temporarily sidelined from professional tennis with a UCL ligament tear in her right elbow, but the time off has allowed her to explore another interest: Sports Media.

UVA freshman Natasha Subhash named ITA All-American

Cavaliers’ freshman Natasha Subhash is one of just 20 players nationwide to earn All-American honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

New Nelson County head football coach called up

This upcoming fall will be Darrin Mckenzie's first season as the Governors head football coach.

UVA’s Bryce Perkins & Jordan Mack sign NFL free agent deals

Bryce Perkins signed a free agent deal with the Rams, and Jordan Mack is joining the Panthers. Former UVA teammates Hasise Dubois and Eli Hanback remain unsigned after the NFL Draft.

UVA’s Joe Reed and Bryce Hall picked in 5th round of NFL Draft

Cavaliers’ wide receiver Joe Reed was selected with the 151st pick in the NFL Draft by the Chargers, while cornerback Bryce Hall went 158th overall to the Jets.

UVA student-athletes enjoying home cookin’ while away from school

From jambalaya, to steak and potatoes, to fried chicken, many UVA student-athletes are enjoying some home cookin’ while away from school.

Redskins draft Ohio State defensive end Chase Young

The Washington Redskins picked Ohio State defensive end Chase Young with the No. 2 overall selection in the First Round of the NFL Draft on Thursday.

NFL Draft underway, JMU players hoping for selection or signing

JMU hasn’t had a player picked in the NFL Draft in back-to-back years since 1999-2000, but the Dukes have a number of players this year who could follow Jimmy Moreland’s 7th round selection from 2019.

Source: Bengals have informed Joe Burrow he’s their pick

Burrow will become the Bengals’ first No. 1 overall pick since they drafted QB Carson Palmer in 2003

After overcoming devasating injury; UVA’s Bryce Hall ready for NFL Draft

Bryce Hall had a chance to be a First Round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, but opted to return to school for his senior season. After suffering a major injury, the UVA defensive back is ready for his second opportunity at the Draft.

Hasise Dubois & Joe Reed looking for memorable moments to continue in NFL Draft

UVA receivers Hasise Dubois and Joe Reed are hoping to cap off a memorable senior season with a selection in the NFL Draft.

Bryce Perkins could be ‘Under the Radar’ pick in NFL Draft

Bronco Mendenhall say there are a number of teams with ‘real interest’ in UVA quarterback Bryce Perkins heading into Thursday’s NFL Draft.

  UVA football commit from Monticello stays motivated during pandemic

It's Malachi Field's last season as a mustang before he plans to play right down the road at UVA.

Fans sue MLB, teams over ticket money, ask for class action

Opening day on March 26 was pushed back until mid-May at the earliest after a national emergency was declared due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

  UVA football staff coaching ‘Hoos from afar

The conversation about America having a football season remains indefinite, like most things right now. Virginia football coaches are not permitted to monitor the Cavaliers workouts and are unable to receive feedback on the players.

  JMU’s Kamiah Smalls drafted 28th in WNBA

James Madison University guard, Kamiah Smalls, was the 28th pick to the Indiana Fever.

Jocelyn Willoughby drafted 10th; Traded to New York Liberty

UVA women’s basketball star Jocelyn Willoughby was drafted 10th overall by Phoenix in the first round of the WNBA Draft, and was later traded to New York.

UVA Football adds Indiana University transfer Ronnie Walker Jr.

The UVA football team is adding a running back to its roster, as former Hopewell High School star Ronnie Walker Jr. is transferring to Virginia.

Willoughby aiming to be UVA’s first WNBA draft pick in a decade

Jocelyn Willoughby is hoping to become the first UVA player selected in the WNBA Draft since Monica Wright in 2010.

UVA senior linebacker Jordan Mack focused on football & NFL Draft

Jordan Mack excelled both on and off the field in his four years at Virginia, but for now, the senior linebacker is focused on football and the NFL Draft.

Eli Hanback preparing for NFL, after career-defining moment at UVA

After sealing the long-awaited win against the Hokies with a defensive touchdown, UVA senior Eli Hanback is hoping to hear his named called in the NFL Draft.

  JMU junior guard Matt Lewis declares for NBA Draft

James Madison junior Matt Lewis has announced he will enter his name in the NBA Draft, while maintaining his college eligibility.

  Sam Hauser ready to make the most of his only season at UVA

Sam Hauser transferred to Virginia with one season of eligibility remaining, and after sitting out in 2019-20 due to NCAA transfer rules, the 6-foot-8 forward is ready to get back in the game.

UVA men’s basketball receives commitment from Rice University sophomore transfer Trey Murphy

Virginia men’s basketball head coach Tony Bennett has received a commitment from 6-foot-8 sophomore transfer Trey Murphy, who played two seasons at Rice University.

  Jefferson District schools holding virtual Senior Nights & Signing Ceremonies

The Jefferson District will be holding virtual Senior Nights and Signing Ceremonies to try and keep a sense of normalcy for their student-athletes.

  Mom of Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns dies from COVID-19

The Minnesota Timberwolves picked Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 pick out of the University of Kentucky in the 2015 NBA draft.

NASCAR’s Larson suspended for racial slur in virtual race

Larson was competing in an iRacing event Sunday night when he appeared to lose communication on his headset with his spotter when he used the N-word.

UVA wrestler Jack Mueller training for Olympics; reflects on season

Spring sports will receive an extra year of eligibility, but winter sports have to come to terms with almost achieving greatness.

  Jefferson Swim League Championship cancelled

For the first time in 54 years, a Jefferson Swim League champion will not be crowned at the end of the summer, as the JSL Championships have been cancelled.

Cancellation of Pro Days potentially hurts players like Bryce Perkins

Bryce Perkins was not invited to the NFL Combine, so he was planning on participating in both UVA and Arizona State’s Pro Days, in an effort to get as many NFL eyes on his workouts as he could.

CAA makes changes to women’s basketball postseason schedule; JMU will host in 2022

The JMU women’s basketball team was scheduled to host the CAA Tournament in its brand-new arena in 2021, but future dates have all been pushed back one year, after the cancellation of this year’s tournament.

  UVA is still the reigning champ, one year after winning its first-ever title

The Virginia men’s basketball team beat Texas Tech 85-77 in OT on April 8th, 2019, and the Cavaliers are still the reigning champions of the NCAA Tournament.

Olivia McGhee named VHSL Class-4 Second Team All-State

Louisa County freshman guard Olivia McGhee earned VHSL Class-4 Second Team All-State honors on Wednesday.

Michael Kraus won’t return to UVA men’s lax in 2021

UVA senior attackman Michael Kraus will not use the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA, after COVID-19 wiped out most of the men’s lacrosse season.

Western Albemarle’s Tommy Mangrum named VHSL Class-3 First Team All-State

Western Albemarle senior Tommy Mangrum has been named First Team All-State in Class-3 by the VHSL, while Charlottesville’s Zymir Faulkner earned Second Team honors.

Spotswood’s Stephanie Ouderkirk named VHSL Class 3 State Player of the Year

Spotswood senior Stephanie Ouderkirk has been named the VHSL Class-3 State Player of the Year. The Blazers’ McKenzie Freeze and William Monroe’s Martha Apple are also First Team All-State.

UVA Football earns ACC Game Changers Award

The Virginia football team has earned the 2019-20 ACC Game Changer Award, which honors specific teams in the conference for their work with local communities.