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UVA Swimming & Diving sweeps Virginia Tech in home opener

The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept their meet against Virginia Tech on Saturday at the Aquatic & Fitness Center. The #2 UVA women defeated the #15 Hokies 202.5-96.5, while the #10 Wahoo men topped #15 Virginia Tech 161-137.

UVA wrestling drops ACC opener 23-9 against No. 4 NC State

Casey Morsell shines in return from quarantine

UVA women’s basketball cancels remainder of 2020-21 season

No. 18 Virginia beats Notre Dame 80-68; Improves to 4-0 in ACC

Richmond Public Schools cancel fall sports season

  Matt Lewis scores 28 points; JMU defeats Chowan University 100-76

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Two-headed attack at point guard leading UVA men’s basketball

No. 22 UVA men’s basketball wins 61-49 at BC; Improves to 3-0 in ACC

UVA wrestling dominates Gardner-Webb 44 to -1 in home opener

UVA rallies to beat Wake Forest 70-61 in ACC Home Opener

Heading into ACC home opener, UVA men’s basketball keeping things in perspective

UVA at Virginia Tech women’s basketball rescheduled for Feb. 2

  JMU men’s basketball defeats Florida Atlantic 79-70

Freshman Justin Amadi was a perfect 7-of-7 from the field, and scored a career-high 17 points, as the JMU men’s basketball team defeated Florida Atlantic 79-70 on Tuesday in Harrisonburg.

Former UVA football star Ronde Barber is Hall of Fame finalist

Former UVA football star Ronde Barber is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Barber was a semifinalist in each of his first three seasons of eligibility, and was named a finalist for the first time on Tuesday.

Former UVA Men’s Lacrosse player in hospital following longboarding accident

A former University of Virginia men’s lacrosse player is in the hospital following a recent longboarding accident.

  Monday’s High School Hoops Scores & Highlights

High school basketball scores & highlights from across Central Virginia on Monday, January 4th.

Cavaliers return to practice court; Preparing to face Wake Forest

UVA women’s hoops postponed again; ‘Hoos haven’t played since Dec. 13

  JMU men’s basketball falls 80-73 against Morgan State

  JMU women’s basketball tops Towson 89-85 in CAA opener

Aamir Simms scores career-high 25 points; Hits game-winner against Miami

Saturday’s game between No. 23 Virginia and No. 24 Virginia Tech postponed

No. 23 UVA men’s basketball beats Notre Dame 66-57 in ACC opener

Kihei Clark scored 19 points, and the No. 23 Virginia men’s basketball team (5-2, 1-0 ACC) defeated Notre Dame 66-57 in its ACC opener on Wednesday night in South Bend, IN.

UVA women’s basketball postpones game with #2 Louisville due to COVID-19 issues

The Virginia women’s basketball team was scheduled to face No. 2 Louisville on Sunday, but that game has been postponed, due to COVID-19 issues in the Cavaliers’ program.

  Tuesday’s High School Hoops scores & highlights

The Louisa County girls defeated Fluvanna County 70-42, while the Fluco boys won 75-53 at Louisa.

#23 Virginia prepares to face Notre Dame in ACC opener

After allowing Gonzaga to score more points than any other team over the last decade (98), UVA men's basketball head coach Tony Bennett says the 23rd-ranked Cavaliers have to focus on defense as they begin conference play.

Bryce Perkins potentially headed to Rams’ active roster

With starting quarterback Jared Goff out with a broken thumb, former Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins could potentially be added to the Rams' active roster for the first time in his NFL career this week.

Virginia Men’s Basketball Team slides down AP Top 25 rankings

The Virginia Men’s Basketball Team slid down seven spots in the AP Top 25 rankings Monday following their weekend loss to to-ranked Gonzaga.

Washington releases 2019 1st-round pick Dwayne Haskins

Coach Ron Rivera earlier Monday said either Smith or Heinicke would start the regular-season finale at Philadelphia with the NFC East title on the line.

No. 1 Gonzaga dominates No. 16 Virginia men’s basketball 98-75

Gonzaga senior Corey Kispert hit nine 3-pointers, and scored 32 points, and the top-ranked Bulldogs defeated #16 Virginia 98-75 on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.

No. 16 UVA looks ahead to highly anticipated No. 1 Gonzaga matchup Dec. 26

A lot is on the line for the University of Virginia Men’s Basketball team this weekend as the No. 16 ‘Hoos take on top-ranked Gonzaga in Fort Worth Saturday, December 26.

‘Hoos & Hokies earn All-ACC football accolades

The Virginia football team had five players earn All-Conference honors, while Virginia Tech placed nine players on the All-ACC Team.

#16 UVA dominates William & Mary 76-40 after long ‘Pause’ due to COVID-19

In its first game following a long pause due to COVID-19, the No. 16 Virginia men’s basketball team dominated William & Mary 76-40 on Tuesday at John Paul Jones Arena.

  Monday’s High School Basketball Scores & Highlights

Monday was the first day since March teams in the VHSL were allowed to hold sporting events, and the William Monroe boys earned a 55-35 victory over Culpeper in their season opener.

Nine 4th & 5th Year players returning to UVA Football

The Virginia football team will have nine 4th and 5th Year players returning next season, who are taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility the NCAA granted all student-athletes, due to COVID-19.

No. 16 UVA men’s basketball returns to action against William & Mary on Tuesday

The Virginia men's basketball team is ranked No. 16 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, and the Cavaliers will return to action against William & Mary on Tuesday, after a long "pause" in basketball activities, due to COVID-19.

Matt Lewis scores 29; JMU tops Alice Lloyd College 98-55

Senior Matt Lewis scored 29 points in just 25 minutes, and the JMU men's basketball team cruised past Alice Lloyd College 98-55 on Sunday.

Charles Snowden to enter NFL Draft

UVA linebacker Charles Snowden has announced he will enter the NFL Draft. The senior captain had an extra season of eligibility, which was granted to all student-athletes by the NCAA in 2020, but made his intentions known on social media on Sunday.

UVA Women’s Basketball on ‘Pause’ due to COVID-19 Issues

The UVA women’s basketball game at Virginia Tech, which was scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed, due to COVID-19 issues within the Virginia program.

UVA Director of Athletics Carla Williams not interested in open position at Georgia

University of Virginia Director of Athletics Carla Williams has announced she is not interested in the open AD position at her alma mater, and former employer, the University of Georgia.

Samantha Brunelle scores 17; Notre Dame tops VA Tech 84-78

Former William Monroe basketball star Samantha Brunelle scored 17 points, and the Notre Dame women’s basketball team defeated previously unbeaten Virginia Tech 84-78 on Thursday in South Bend.

Virginia Tech quarterback Hendon Hooker will enter NCAA Transfer Portal

Virginia Tech quarterback Hendon Hooker has announced he will enter the NCAA Transfer Portal after graduating in December. The QB led the Hokies with nine rushing touchdowns this season.

UVA men’s basketball adds game against top-ranked Gonzaga

The No. 17 Virginia men’s basketball team has added a game against No. 1 Gonzaga to the schedule, after recent games with No. 4 Michigan State and No. 7 Villanova were canceled, due to COVID-19 issues in the Cavaliers’ program.

Officially Canceled: No. 17 UVA will not face No. 7 Villanova at MSG

The No. 17 Virginia men’s basketball game against No. 7 Villanova on Saturday at Madison Square Garden has officially been canceled, and will not be rescheduled.

Virginia Tech bowl streak ends at 27; Players vote to decline potential invitation

The Virginia Tech football team has voted to decline any potential bowl bids this year. The decision ends the Hokies’ postseason streak at 27 consecutive bowls, which is the 4th longest streak all-time.

UVA Football signs 24 on Early National Signing Day

The University of Virginia football team signed 24 student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent on the first day of the early signing period on Wednesday, including Monticello's Malachi Fields and Covenant's Jonas Sanker.

JMU football signs 12 on Early National Signing Day

The James Madison football team signed twelve student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent on the first day of the Early Signing Period on Wednesday.

Virginia Tech Athletics will stick with football coach Justin Fuente in 2021

Virginia Tech head football coach Justin Fuente will be staying in Blackburg after a rollercoaster 2020 season.

VHSL reverses decision on mask mandate

The Virginia High school League is reversing course on its decision to require all coaches and players to wear masks during sports this winter.

UVA football declines to participate in postseason bowl games

For the first time since 2016, the Virginia football team will not participate in a postseason bowl game, and it's by choice. The Cavaliers were projected to earn one of the ACC’s bowl bids, but announced on Sunday they would be declining any invitation.

Shorthanded UVA women’s basketball falls 69-51 at Florida State

The Seminoles blew the game open with a 26-3 run in the 2nd half, and the Virginia women’s basketball team lost its fifth-consecutive game to start the season, as the Cavaliers fell 69-51 at Florida State.

Hokies defeat ‘Hoos 33-15 in Commonwealth Clash

The Commonwealth Cup’s stay in Charlottesville only lasted one year, as the Virginia football team fell 33-15 against Virginia Tech on Saturday night in Blacksburg.

After unprecedented season, UVA and Virginia Tech ready for familiar rivalry

Virginia ended a fifteen-year losing streak against Virginia Tech last season. They’ll be looking to end another long streak this weekend, as UVA hasn’t won in Blacksburg since 1998.

Bowl game questions to be answered for ‘Hoos & Hokies

Playing in a bowl game is not necessarily a reward college football teams are looking to receive this year, as extending the season would mean extending strict protocols, and not seeing family for the holidays.

Facemasks at all times and limited spectators; VHSL clarifies new state-wide measures

Following recommendations from the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia High School League is advising student-athletes to wear a mask on the field, on the sidelines, and while training.

UVA women’s basketball falls 71-55 in ACC opener against Clemson

The UVA women's basketball team only had seven, healthy players available, and the Cavaliers (0-4) lost 71-55 against Clemson in their ACC opener on Thursday at John Paul Jones Arena.

  Many upset about late start to Albemarle schools’ winter sports season

Teachers, parents and students all weighed in Thursday night at the Albemarle School Board's meeting regarding the delay of the winter sports season.

  Looking back on the 2019 Commonwealth Clash: ‘They wanted to win more’

The Virginia football team ended a fifteen-year losing streak against Virginia Tech in 2019. The Cavaliers are trying to maintain the underdog mindset this season, while the Hokies are out for revenge.

Kiki Jefferson scores 23; JMU women defeat George Washington 79-69

Kiki Jefferson scored a career-high and game-high 23 points, and the James Madison women’s basketball team defeated George Washington 79-69 on Wednesday in Harrisonburg.

UVA receiver Ra’Shaun Henry ready for rivalry

UVA receiver Ra'Shaun Henry was a member of the Saint Francis Red Flash last season, but the graduate transfer quickly learned about the rivalry between UVA and Virginia Tech when he arrived on Grounds.

Virginia basketball pauses all team activities due to COVID-19 issues

The Virginia men’s basketball team has paused all basketball-related activities, due to COVID-19 issues in the program. Sunday's game against William & Mary is postponed. The Cavaliers next scheduled game is Dec. 19th against Villanova at Madison Square Garden.

UVA basketball postpones much anticipated Michigan State game in light of COVID-19 issues

The University of Virginia men’s basketball team was supposed to be squaring off against 4th ranked Michigan State Wednesday, but the game was postponed Tuesday night due to COVID-19 issues within UVA’s program.

Surprise! Washington ends Pittsburgh’s perfect season 23-17

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ run at perfection is over.

  UVA coaches and players prepping for Virginia Tech game

This week the ‘Hoos will travel down to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech with University of Virginia players and coaches looking to build off of last year’s victory.

JMU freshman Peyton McDaniel scores 30; Dukes beat George Mason 89-70

Peyton McDaniel become just the third freshman in program history to score 30 points in a game, and the JMU women's basketball team (3-1) defeated George Mason 89-70 on Sunday.

Brennan Armstrong improving ‘Step-by-Step’ for Cavaliers

Brennan Armstrong rushed for a career-high 130 yards, and became the first player in program history with more than 400-yards of total offense in back-to-back games, as the Cavaliers defeated Boston College 43-32 on Saturday night.

Hokies riding 4-game losing streak into regular season finale

“It’s one of those things, you just have to keep going. Nobody wants to be in this situation right now. Guys obviously don’t like losing." -- Virginia Tech senior running back Khalil Herbert.

UVA football defeats Boston College 43-32 on Senior Day

The Virginia football team won its fourth game in a row, as the Cavaliers (5-4, 4-4 ACC) defeated Boston College 43-32 on Saturday night at Scott Stadium.

Clemson defeats Virginia Tech 45-10; Hokies drop to 4-6 overall

The Virginia Tech football team is guaranteed its first losing record since 1992, as the Hokies lost 45-10 at home against #4 Clemson on Saturday night.

#15 UVA survives upset bid; beats Kent State 71-64 in overtime

The Virginia men’s basketball team was able to avoid its second upset of the season, as the 15th ranked Cavaliers defeated Kent State 71-64 in overtime on Friday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Winter sports competitions delayed for Augusta County high schools

Augusta County high schools are planning to compete in VHSL winter sports but games/competitions won’t happen until early January.

UVA and BC football both excelling at COVID-19 protocols

The Virginia football team will play its final home game of the season on Saturday, as the Cavaliers host Boston College.

With no fans in attendance, atmosphere at John Paul Jones Arena is ‘different’

The 15th ranked UVA men's basketball team will host Kent State on Friday at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers are playing this season without their raucous fans at JPJ, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

JMU women’s basketball tops UVA 71-67; ‘Hoos drop to 0-3

Former St. Anne’s-Belfield star Brianna Tinsley had nine points and a career-high six assists, and the James Madison women’s basketball team won 71-67 at Virginia on Thursday night.

Liberty University football pauses all team activities

Liberty University announced Thursday, December 3, that the school’s football program has put all team-related activities on pause.

No. 15 UVA men’s basketball defeats St. Francis 76-51 in home opener

The Virginia men’s basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season, as the Cavaliers defeated St. Francis 76-51 in their home opener on Tuesday.

Richmond Raceway to celebrate 75th anniversary in 2021

Richmond Raceway will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2021.

Big rally comes up short, as UVA women’s basketball falls 54-51 against ECU

A last-second three-pointer by East Carolina spoiled a 21-point comeback for the Virginia women's basketball team, as the Cavaliers lost 54-51 in their home opener on Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena.

  UVA to pack John Paul Jones Arena with “Hoos In The Crowd” fan cutouts

Even though you cannot root on the Hoos from inside John Paul Jones arena, you can still make your presence felt and even wind up with the best seat in the house.

Cavaliers looking to ‘Get Gritty’ after upset loss to San Francisco

Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett says his team has to "Get Gritty," after the Cavaliers lost a game in November for the first time since 2015.