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  Concerns emerge over allocation of COVID-19 testing at UVA, large percentage of resources goes to athletes

There is much frustration over how COVID-19 testing is being allocated at the University of Virginia. The athletics department administered 1,168 tests over the last week with 945 of them coming straight from UVA Health and the rest from a third party.

UVA Athletics Reports 22 new COVID-19 cases; None for football

‘Best-Kept Secret’ Lavel Davis Jr. leads UVA wide receivers in season opener

Virginia Tech falls from AP Top 25 despite win in season opener

UVA field hockey tops Wake Forest 1-0 in ACC opener

UVA Football forces seven turnovers; Beats Duke 38-20 in season opener

No. 20 Virginia Tech dominates NC State 45-24 in season opener

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UVA senior runner Rohann Asfaw wins Virginia Invite

UVA women’s soccer beats VA Tech 1-0 in overtime

Season finally ready to begin for UVA football team

Depleated Hokies ready to kickoff against NC State

UVA Football hosts experienced Duke squad in season opener

UVA travel restrictions will not affect athletes, coaches, athletic staff

NCAA officially approves moving D1 fall championships to spring of 2021

The NCAA D1 Board of Directors has officially announced Tuesday, the group approved moving fall sports championships to the spring of 2021.

UVA Football begins ‘Game Week’ for first time this season

The Virginia football team is beginning its 'Game Week' preparations for the first time this season, as the Cavaliers will take on Duke (0-2) on Saturday at Scott Stadium.

22 more UVA student athletes test positive for COVID-19

UVA athletics has seen a total of 42 cases out of 3,805 tests administered since July.

UVA volleyball beats The Citadel 3-0 in season opener at Mem Gym

Senior outside hitter Sarah Billiard had a team-high nine kills, and the UVA volleyball team beat The Citadel 3-0 in its season opener on Friday at Memorial Gymnasium.

UVA women’s soccer plays Duke to 1-1 draw

  VHSL unanimously adopts ‘Championship +1’ schedule

UVA at Virginia Tech football game rescheduled for Dec. 12

Four former Cavaliers nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame

NCAA basketball season will start on November 25th

NCAA D1 Council approves changes to FCS championship

Quarterback Ira Armstead turning heads during extended practice for Cavaliers

Ira Armstead may not get a chance to play quarterback for the Virginia football team this season, but the true freshman has been turning heads during the Cavaliers' extended fall camp.

UVA women’s soccer ‘ready to keep going’ after season-opening victory

The Virginia women's soccer team became the first UVA team to play an NCAA match in over six months, and sophomore forward Diana Ordonez says, "We’re ready to keep going.”

VT safety Devon Hunter arrested, suspended indefinitely by team

The backfield in Blacksburg will be missing one for the foreseeable future.

Virginia’s home game against Duke moved to Sept. 26, following Virginia Tech postponement

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.

UVA football season opener postponed due to ‘COVID-19 Issues’ at Virginia Tech

The UVA and Virginia Tech football teams were scheduled to meet in the season opener for the first time since 1970, but the game has been postponed, due to "COVID-19 Issues" at Virginia Tech.

Five new COVID-19 cases reported by UVA Athletics; 14 total since testing began

The UVA Athletics Department has reported fourteen positive COVID-19 tests, out of 2,164 tests administered to student-athletes during the preseason, which is a rate of 0.65%.

Commonwealth Clash to kickoff at 7:30 on September 19th

The ACC announced on Friday that the UVA football season opener at Virginia Tech will kickoff at 7:30 PM on Saturday, September 19th.

Virginia women’s soccer ready to start the season

The Virginia women's soccer team will host Virginia Tech in its season opener on Saturday. The match will be the first NCAA competition on Grounds since March 11th.

UVA men’s soccer match against Clemson canceled due to COVID-19

The Virginia men’s soccer exhibition match against Clemson has been canceled, after two members of the Tigers' team tested positive for COVID-19.

Bubba Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season’s end

Bubba Wallace is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season.

NASCAR kicks off races at Richmond Raceway

NASCAR and Richmond race officials announced this morning that fans will not be allowed to attend the national series next month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  UVA QB Brennan Armstrong ready for big challenge in first-career start

Brennan Armstrong was prepared to make the first start of his Cavalier career against Georgia, but when the schedule was shuffled due to COVID-19, the sophomore was handed an even bigger challenge.

UVA field hockey picked 2nd in ACC Preseason Poll

The Virginia field hockey team has been picked to finish 2nd in the ACC in a preseason vote of the league’s coaches.

UVA football players cross-training at multiple positions

UVA head coach Bronco Mendenhall is having players cross-train at different positions, just in case one group is hit hard by COVID-19.

Preseason predictions released for ACC men’s and women’s soccer

The UVA men’s soccer team is the preseason favorite to win the ACC North Region, while the women’s team is predicted to finish third in the conference.

Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Tokyo Olympics

Several recent public opinion polls have shown skepticism from the Japanese public and the business community that the games can go on — or should go on.

Actions speak louder than words for UVA senior tight end Tony Poljan

Tony Poljan was teased as a child for his speech impediment, but the grad transfer from Central Michigan is ready to do plenty of talking at UVA with his play on the field.

Cavaliers add 11th game, will host Abilene Christian on November 21st

The UVA football team had been without an 11th game since VMI canceled its fall sports season, and the Cavaliers finalized their schedule with the match against Abilene Christian on Nov. 21st.

No fans allowed at UVA sporting events, family of athletes and coaches only

With current state guidelines limiting capacity to the lesser of 50 percent occupancy of the facility, or one-thousand patrons, UVA will only allow family of student-athletes and coaches to attend home games this Fall.

ACC releases schedules for Olympic sports

With one week until the start of the regular season, the Atlantic Coast Conference released the schedules for soccer, volleyball, field hockey, and cross country on Friday.

UVA Football picked 9th in ACC Preseason Poll; Hokies predicted to finish 5th

The Virginia football team has been picked to finish 9th in the preseason ACC Media Poll, while Virginia Tech is predicted to finish 5th.

10 is safer than 11; Bronco Mendenhall prefers not to add a non-conference game

UVA is the only team in the ACC without a non-conference game, and head coach Bronco Mendenhall would prefer to keep it that way.

Veteran offensive line ready to lead the way for Virginia this season

The offensive line may have been viewed as a weak link for the Virginia football team over the past few years, but the veteran group is prepared to lead the way for the ’Hoos this season.

Cross-Training: Senior De’Vante Cross has found a home at safety, after playing multiple positions for the ‘Hoos

De’Vante Cross has played on both sides of the ball for the Virginia football team, and the redshirt senior is ready to focus on safety during his final season.

Virginia Tech, Town of Blacksburg prohibit fall tailgating

Tech said the decision applies to football games, as well as other fall sporting events, including soccer, volleyball and cross country.

Greater Than Zero; Zane Zandier continues positive influence on UVA linebackers

Zane Zandier will be the first player in UVA football history to wear the jersey number ’Zero,’ and the senior is helping lead an experienced group of linebackers.

Virginia Football announces four team captains for 2020 season

Sophomore QB Brennan Armstrong, senior DL Richard Burney, senior WR Terrell Jana, and senior LB Charles Snowden were elected team captains for the UVA football team.

Start of 2020 season approaching quickly for UVA Men’s Soccer

The start of the 2020 season is less than two weeks away for the UVA men’s soccer team, and the reigning ACC Tournament Champions still don’t have a schedule.

Brennan Armstrong named UVA starting quarterback

UVA football coach Bronco Mendenhall named sophomore Brennan Armstong the team’s starting quarterback, following Thursday’s practice.

VA Tech season opener postponed; Commonwealth Clash will kickoff the season

The Hokies will take on the 'Hoos in the season opener for both teams, after Tech's Week One match-up against NC State was postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests from the Wolfpack players.

Bursting the Bubble: Cavaliers preparing for return of students to Grounds

The UVA Athletic Program hasn't had a student-athlete test positive for COVID-19 since July 24th, but when the students return to Grounds, staying in 'The Bubble' won't be possible.

UVA transfer Shane Simpson quickly getting up to speed

Former Towson running back Shane Simpson joined the ‘Hoos as a graduate transfer in early August, and he’s been getting time with the First Team offense during Fall Camp.

VHSL drafts ‘Championship + 1’ calendar for 2020-21 season

The proposed VHSL plan for 2020-21 will feature teams playing 60-percent of a normal schedule, as well as just one or two rounds of the state playoffs.

  UVA may face the Hokies in season opener; Scott Stadium could possibly see some fans this fall

Fall football is less than a month away and the Hoos are hard at work, even as many unknowns linger amid the pandemic.

Washington head coach Ron Rivera battling cancer

Washington head coach Ron Rivera has cancer, according to ESPN. The team later said that he has squamous cell cancer of the neck.

Hokies roll out face shields designed in Virginia Tech’s helmet lab to help curb spread of COVID-19

Perhaps now more than ever, college football teams are leaning on the academic side of their institutions to navigate the path to playing games amid a pandemic. A prime example can be found at Virginia Tech, where Justin Fuente’s squad is sporting new face shields.

  UVA Cavaliers hope their ‘bubble’ method protects players and students from spreading COVID-19

Football players will be facing more outside pressure when other students return to UVA.

ACC presses on following NCAA official’s grim assessment

Three major conferences are among those pressing on with fall sports, after the NCAA's chief medical officer advised against it on Saturday in an interview.

UVA Football enters week two, 28 players select jersey numbers

The UVA Football Team is officially in week two of fall camp. Sunday night, 28 players earned the right to select their jersey numbers, including the first to select "0".

Former Woodberry Forest star Terrell Jana leading inexperienced UVA receivers

“Everything you want in a player, is Terrell Jana. He’s made himself, through hard work, sacrifice, and dedication. I couldn’t pick a better leader to lead this group." -- Marques Hagans

Former Cavaliers’ football star Clint Sintim is ‘Living the Dream’ as assistant coach at UVA

Clint Sintim is in his first season as an assistant coach with the UVA football team, and the former Cavaliers' star says his plan was always to return to Virginia.

NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches on

The NCAA will not conduct fall championship events — a move that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools are competing in sports such as men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.

  Birx says college football players can get back on the field if they’re ‘ultra careful’

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx believes there is a “way forward” when it comes to college football this fall.

UVA Football has ‘Tunnel Vision’ at Training Camp

The Cavaliers have seen the Big Ten and the Pac-12 postpone their seasons, but the Wahoos are only focused on Virginia football at Training Camp.

ACC stays the course after Big Ten and Pac-12 cancel fall sports season

The Atlantic Coast Conference released a statement on Tuesday saying it would not be suspending its fall sports season, after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced their cancellations earlier in the day.

UVA Football holds first fall practice; No new positive COVID-19 tests

“Our numbers, currently, indicate that the UVA football program is one of the safest places on the planet, to be.” -- Bronco Mendenhall

JMU suspends fall sports competition

JMU made the announcement in a press release Monday afternoon. The focus is now on the Spring semester.

Players unite in push to save college season, create union

College football players from across the country united Sunday in an attempt to save their season and ensure they will no longer be left out of the sport's biggest decisions.

JMU won’t play football in the fall; Dukes will explore spring competition

With more than 50-percent of FCS-level schools postponing their fall season, a postseason tournament would not be allowed by the NCAA in 2020.

UVA junior Riley Smyth advances to U.S. Amateur Championship quarterfinals

Virginia junior Riley Smyth has advanced to the quarterfinals of the 120th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in Rockville, MD.

UVA football head coach Bronco Mendenhall excited for ‘Challenging’ schedule this fall

Bronco Mendenhall says his team cheered when he announced the new schedule, and having a schedule with solid dates has 'made the bubble easier.'

Virginia Tech ranked No. 24 in Preseason Coaches Poll; UVA is ‘Receiving Votes’

The Virginia Tech football team is ranked #24 in the nation in the Preseason Coaches Poll, while Virginia is in the ‘Others Receiving Votes’ category.

UVA golfer Riley Smyth advances to U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Round of 32

Virginia junior Riley Smyth rallied from a two-hole deficit with five holes to play to beat Katherine Zhu 1-up at the 120th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.

UVA unveils 2020 football schedule; ‘Hoos and Hokies play in Week Two

The UVA and Virginia Tech football teams have their earliest scheduled meeting since 1987, as the rivals will square off on September 19th this year.

UVA junior Riley Smyth tied for 5th at 120th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

Virginia junior Riley Smyth advanced to the Match Play portion of the U.S. Women's Amateur with a 5th place finish in Stroke Play, while former Cavalier Lauren Greenlief was eliminated in a playoff.

Fall Sports Championships to be determined at Division-level, NCAA Board of Governors decides

The NCAA has decided to let Division I, Division II, and Division III independently decide on whether or not to hold championships for sports in the fall.

Malcolm Brogdon happy to be back on the court in NBA Bubble

When Malcolm Brogdon took the court for the Pacers against the Wizards on Monday night, it marked his first NBA action since announcing he tested positive for COVID-19 in late June.

Dontrelle Inman signs with Washington Football Team

Former UVA wide receiver Dontrelle Inman has signed with the Washington Football Team. Inman has 170 catches for 2,281 yards and eleven touchdowns in his career.