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Tuesday 04/14/2015
Justin Anderson: Leaving UVa early was not an easy decision
Posted: April 14, 2015 - 6:09 pm

Justin Anderson’s decision to forgo his final season of college eligibility followed discussions with a group of former Virginia players who have played in the NBA, including ex-teammate Joe Harris.

Wednesday 02/04/2015
UVa basketball coach Tony Bennett leaves NBA decision to his players
Posted: February 04, 2015 - 4:52 pm

While Virginia men’s basketball fans would like to know that junior Justin Anderson will complete his college eligibility before looking toward the NBA, it’s not as if coach Tony Bennett is withholding any information from them,

Tuesday 01/13/2015
Doug Doughty's final ballot for the AP top 25 football poll
Posted: January 13, 2015 - 9:48 am

1. Ohio State

Monday 01/12/2015
Doughty's ballot for the Jan. 12 AP Top 25 hoops poll
Posted: January 12, 2015 - 3:09 pm

How Doug Doughty voted in this week's AP Top 25 poll:

Wednesday 12/10/2014
UVa's Harold announces he's leaving early and entering NFL Draft
Posted: December 10, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Defensive end Eli Harold, one of the most-heralded prospects to join Virginia’s football program during Mike London’s coaching tenure, has decided to pass up his final season of college eligibility.

Monday 11/24/2014
UVa football: Co-captain Henry Coley skips sentimentality
Posted: November 24, 2014 - 5:38 pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Conspicuous by his absence when Virginia recognized its fourth- and fifth-year seniors Saturday was linebacker Henry Coley, one of the Cavaliers’ co-captains and hardest hitters.

Saturday 11/08/2014
College Notebook: Mooney and Doull miss FSU game
Posted: November 08, 2014 - 10:20 pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Virginia travelled to Florida State this weekend without enough players to field two full offensive lines, not that they needed more than five O-linemen at a time.

Thursday 10/23/2014
UVa Insider: Hoops redshirting pays off for Cavaliers
Posted: October 23, 2014 - 3:35 pm

 CHARLOTTESVILLE – You could list on one hand the number of Virginia men’s basketball players over the years who have redshirted voluntarily.

Sunday 10/19/2014
Doughty's ballot for the Oct. 19 AP Top 25 football poll
Posted: October 19, 2014 - 4:00 pm

1. Florida State

Thursday 10/02/2014
UVa Insider: Another two-star beginning to make his mark
Posted: October 02, 2014 - 4:21 pm

If you had to choose the two true freshmen who have the biggest impact for Virginia’s football team this season, it would be easy: safety Quin Blanding and wide receiver Doni Dowling.

Sunday 09/28/2014
Doughty's AP top 25 ballot for Week 5
Posted: September 28, 2014 - 7:02 pm

1. Florida State

Thursday 09/25/2014
UVa Insider: Nicholson could be missing piece to Cavalier puzzle
Posted: September 25, 2014 - 7:53 pm

Over the long term, it doesn’t really matter who starts at quarterback for Virginia on Saturday against visiting Kent State.

Sunday 09/21/2014
Doughty's AP Top 25 football ballot for Sept. 21, 2014
Posted: September 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

1. Florida State

Friday 09/12/2014
Cavs, Cardinals get back together after 25 years
Updated: September 13, 2014 - 12:34 am

Once, it appeared that Virginia and Louisville had a pretty good rivalry going.

Notebook Plus: Why does basketball recruiting lag behind football?
Posted: September 12, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Here’s something that doesn’t make a lot of sense:

Thursday 09/11/2014
UVa Insider: Cavs in waiting game for Blue Ridge School big man Diakite
Posted: September 11, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Now that Thon Maker has headed north of the border, Mamadi Diakite from the Blue Ridge School has assumed the mantle as the top in-state prospect for the men’s basketball recruiting class of 2016.

Wednesday 09/10/2014
Carlisle School still meaningful minus Thon Maker
Posted: September 10, 2014 - 9:30 pm

While the Thon Maker era has come to a close at Carlisle School in Martinsville, basketball recruiters would be advised not to delete the directions to Carlisle from their GPS.

Saturday 09/06/2014
UVa notes: Barnettes make presence known for Richmond
Posted: September 06, 2014 - 10:09 pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — While Richmond was playing its only game of the season against a higher-division opponent, you never would have known it from Stephen Barnette’s performance.

Thursday 09/04/2014
Veteran scout praises UVa basketball recruit
Posted: September 04, 2014 - 3:32 pm

Not long after hearing that Virginia had taken a basketball commitment from Iona Prep junior Ty Jerome, it occurred to me that I should call Tom Konchalski.

Tuesday 09/02/2014
Doughty's AP Top 25 ballot for Sept. 2, 2014 poll
Posted: September 02, 2014 - 1:00 pm

1. Florida State

Thursday 08/21/2014
Annual rankings of UVa athletic programs
Posted: August 21, 2014 - 11:04 am

A streak of four straight school years with at least one national championship came to an end for Virginia in 2014, but it still ranked as one of the most successful years in program history.

Sunday 08/17/2014
Doughty's preseason ballot for AP Top 25 football poll
Posted: August 17, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Here's Doughty's preseason ballot for the AP Top 25 football poll.

Thursday 07/10/2014
UVa’s O’Connor talks 2014 and beyond
Posted: July 10, 2014 - 4:53 pm

Two weeks after his team fell to Vanderbilt in the championship game of the College World Series, 11-year UVa baseball coach Brian O’Connor has moved on.

Friday 05/30/2014
UVa gets commitment from Kettle Run wide receiver
Posted: May 30, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Virginia took a football commitment late Thursday from David Eldridge, a 6-foot, 165-pound wide receiver from Kettle Run High School in Fauquier County.

Friday 05/23/2014
Notebook plus: Ex-Tech QB Thomas topic of Internet debate
Posted: May 23, 2014 - 3:27 pm

It has been interesting to follow the by-play involving George Whitfield, a quarterback “guru” who has worked with former Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas, and Hokies’ receivers coach Aaron Moorhead.

Friday 05/16/2014
UVa Insider: Moses' draft
Posted: May 16, 2014 - 5:28 pm

To see the picks go by and not hear Morgan Moses' name being called, you had to wonder if Virginia's mammoth offensive tackle had any regrets about his decision to attend last week's NFL Draft.

Notebook plus: Cavaliers in discussion for Ukrainian phenom
Posted: May 16, 2014 - 5:26 pm

Virginia finds itself in some elite recruiting company this weekend as the Cavaliers sweat out a decision by 6-foot-5 Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk from the Ukraine.

Saturday 05/10/2014
Notebook plus: QB labels can be disturbing
Posted: May 10, 2014 - 5:20 pm

The word in recruiting circles is that quarterback prospect Nick Johns, who committed to Virginia this week, favored a program that was going to sign only one quarterback.

Thursday 05/08/2014
UVa Insider for May 8: Commitment to QB pays off for Virginia
Posted: May 08, 2014 - 7:09 pm

As disappointed as Virginia might have been when hotshot local quarterback Christian Hackenberg committed to Penn State in the winter of 2012, there was a player to be named later.

Friday 05/02/2014
Notebook Plus for May 2: Recruits being released is an added recruiting period
Posted: May 02, 2014 - 10:43 pm

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems a lot easier to get out of a letter-of-intent than it was 10 years ago.

UVa Insider for May 2: UVa spring recruit has proud heritage
Posted: May 02, 2014 - 10:37 pm

My conversation with Joe Mantegna, who coached Virginia basketball recruit Marial Shayok at Blair Academy, was full of revelations.

Friday 04/25/2014
Notebook Plus for April 25: Prospective ACC quarterbacks a mostly inexperienced bunch
Posted: April 25, 2014 - 2:50 pm

As spring football practice wraps up throughout the ACC, I challenge anyone to see how many No. 1 quarterbacks they can name.

Thursday 04/24/2014
UVa Insider for April 24: London's early QB decision quite a change
Posted: April 24, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Virginia football coach Mike London created a stir Wednesday on an ACC coaches’ teleconference when he indicated that he would be naming a No. 1 quarterback in the next two weeks.

Friday 04/18/2014
Notebook Plus for April 18: An early power ranking for 2014-15 ACC hoops
Posted: April 18, 2014 - 7:24 pm

Not having attended ACC Operation Basketball for several years prior to last year’s session, I found myself scrambling upon receipt of the ballot for preseason order of finish and preseason player-of-the-year and all-conference selections.

Friday 04/11/2014
Notebook Plus for April 11: Tech, UVa in mix for newly available Graham
Posted: April 11, 2014 - 6:13 pm

Men's basketball coaches from Virginia and Virginia Tech were among the visitors Friday at Brewster Academy, a Wolfeboro, N.H., prep school that is home to one of the top uncommitted prospects in the 2014 recruiting class.

Thursday 03/27/2014
UVa Insider for March 27: High praise for Harris from Memphis coach
Posted: March 27, 2014 - 7:20 pm

According to the basketball coaches who have spent the most time around Virginia senior Joe Harris, he couldn’t have received a higher compliment than the one he was paid Sunday by Memphis coach Josh Pastner.

Friday 03/21/2014
UVa Insider for March 21: Cavs' current run is among the most memorable
Posted: March 21, 2014 - 11:45 am

In search of perspective for Virginia’s second ACC men’s basketball championship, I called retired Lynchburg physician Dr. John Risher earlier this week.

Saturday 03/08/2014
Notebook Plus for March 7: Talking QBs at Tech and UVa
Posted: March 08, 2014 - 1:49 am

In keeping with my belief that nothing of significance is decided in the spring, here is my prediction for the opening week of the 2014 football season.

Thursday 03/06/2014
UVa Insider for March 6: What will be Cavaliers' legacy?
Posted: March 06, 2014 - 2:52 pm

In several good-natured exchanges with Tony Bennett in recent weeks, I have been cast as the heavy on the topic of Virginia’s regular-season men’s basketball championship.

Monday 03/03/2014
Doughty's ballot for March 3 AP Top 25 men's basketball poll
Posted: March 03, 2014 - 8:34 am

1. Florida

Saturday 03/01/2014
UVa Insider: Is kicking pool deep or shallow?
Posted: March 01, 2014 - 7:03 am

Word that Virginia has taken a football commitment from a walk-on place-kicker got me to wondering.

Friday 02/21/2014
Notebook Plus for Feb. 21: Another African big man starting to attract notice
Posted: February 21, 2014 - 7:34 pm

It is easier fortunate or unfortunate for Mamadi Diakite that he had been in America for less than a month before he was being compared to another African, Thon Maker.

UVA Insider for Feb. 21: Stith starting to shine at Oak Hill
Posted: February 21, 2014 - 7:01 pm

Critiques of B.J. Stith’s early play at Oak Hill Academy may have caused Virginia basketball fans to doubt whether he was the second coming of his illustrious father.

Saturday 02/15/2014
UVa Insider: Current starting lineup having good success
Posted: February 15, 2014 - 2:56 pm

By the time Virginia began ACC play, the Cavaliers had used five different starting lineups, the last of which had been the victim of a 35-point shellacking at Tennessee.

Friday 02/14/2014
Notebook Plus: Reviewing the state's No. 1 prospects
Posted: February 14, 2014 - 10:04 am

For many years, I carried around a folder with copies of The Roanoke Times Top 25 going back to 1974, only to lose track of it during a trip to Annapolis, Md., to watch one of my sons swim.

Wednesday 02/12/2014
College notebook: Frank Beamer had met new AD’s father
Posted: February 12, 2014 - 6:12 pm

Virginia Tech’s appointment of a new athletic director wasn’t Frank Beamer’s first exposure to Whit Babcock’s family.

Monday 02/10/2014
Doughty's AP top 25 ballot for Feb. 10
Posted: February 10, 2014 - 7:27 pm

1. Syracuse

UVa Insider: Charting top UVa recruits
Posted: February 10, 2014 - 7:24 pm

Clearly the most impressive aspect of Virginia's football signing class introduced Wednesday was the Cavaliers' ability to snare four of the top 10 prospects in the state.

Monday 02/03/2014
Doughty's AP Top 25 ballot for week of Feb. 3
Posted: February 03, 2014 - 3:21 pm

1. Syracuse

Friday 01/31/2014
Notebook Plus: Babcock selection came with media endorsement
Posted: January 31, 2014 - 9:50 pm

It occurred to me earlier this week that former colleague Jack Bogaczyk might know something about new Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock.

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  • Veteran sports reporter Doug Doughty is the University of Virginia athletics beat writer for The Roanoke Times and also writes the weekly College Notebook and online-only College Notebook Plus.
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