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Saturday 02/06/2016
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 5:11 pm
No. 9 Virginia dominates 2nd half to win at Pitt

CHARLOTTESVILLE — One week after Louisville’s crowd staged a “whiteout” in hopes of fazing Virginia’s streaking men’s basketball team, Pittsburgh’s students hit UVa with a “blackout” on Saturday at...

Wednesday 02/03/2016
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 6:22 pm
Bronco Mendenhall starts with a recruiting class of 24

Almost all of the members of Virginia’s football signing class were committed to UVa before new coach Bronco Mendenhall started to recruit — or re-recruit — them.

Saturday 01/30/2016
Posted: January 30, 2016 - 2:54 pm
No. 11 UVa wins big at No. 16 Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nobody from Virginia was aware of Friday’s local column that claimed the Cavaliers were the “most overrated” men’s basketball team in the ACC.

Thursday 01/28/2016
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 2:30 pm
UVa game-winner was deja vu for Stith

If you want to find a place for Virginia’s 72-71 victory at Wake Forest among the Cavaliers’ greatest comeback victories, it is important to establish the qualifications.

Wednesday 01/27/2016
Posted: January 27, 2016 - 7:34 pm
Comparing the all-time UVa comebacks

If the Virginia men’s basketball team didn’t stage the greatest comeback in program history Tuesday night, at least it revived the conversation.

Tuesday 01/26/2016
Updated: January 26, 2016 - 11:03 pm
UVa shocks upset-minded Wake with buzzer-beating 3 by Thompson

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — In its plans to return to road respectability, there’s no way No. 11 Virginia could have envisioned the scenario that unfolded Tuesday night.

Monday 01/25/2016
Posted: January 25, 2016 - 5:40 pm
No. 11 UVa looks to regain road magic at Wake

As a tennis player of impressive ability, Tony Bennett no doubt understands the value of breaking serve.

Sunday 01/24/2016
Posted: January 24, 2016 - 9:02 pm
No. 13 UVa tops Syracuse in game postponed from Saturday

CHARLOTTESVILLE — If Jim Boeheim sticks with his plans to retire, he won’t be able to put John Paul Jones Arena on his personal victory list.

Friday 01/22/2016
Posted: January 22, 2016 - 5:55 pm
UVa glad not to be represented on this list

There was a piece of good news for Virginia football fans on Friday and they probably didn't realize it.

Thursday 01/21/2016
Posted: January 21, 2016 - 6:39 pm
College basketball: Weather forces changes to UVa men's schedule

Projections of a massive snowfall have caused Virginia and the ACC to postpone the UVa men’s basketball game with Syracuse that originally was planned for Saturday at noon.

Tuesday 01/05/2016
Posted: January 05, 2016 - 5:30 pm
Bennett hopes UVa learned its lesson

BLACKSBURG — As the teams exchanged handshakes Monday after Virginia Tech’s 70-68 victory over No. 4 Virginia, UVa coach Tony Bennett lingered for a second or two and spoke to Hokies guard Devin Wi...

Monday 01/04/2016
Posted: January 04, 2016 - 11:34 pm
Hokies break through for Buzz with 70-68 upset of No. 4 UVa

Virginia Tech beats a ranked opponent for the first time in the Buzz Williams era.

Sunday 01/03/2016
Posted: January 03, 2016 - 6:15 pm
Virginia's Brogdon continues to adjust game to improve productivity

CHARLOTTESVILLE — For a player of Malcolm Brogdon’s caliber, it was a bizarre statistic.

Saturday 01/02/2016
Posted: January 02, 2016 - 6:54 pm
No. 5 Virginia coasts to win over Notre Dame in ACC opener

CHARLOTTESVILLE — When Notre Dame men’s basketball coach Mike Brey said earlier this week that Virginia had a “gifted” offense, he didn’t mean to disparage the Cavaliers’ defense.

Thursday 12/24/2015
Posted: December 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Roanoke Times top 25: Tech, UVa struggled in past year to attract state's top recruits

As Virginia Tech and Virginia hovered at or under the .500 mark for most of the football season, prospects around the state couldn’t help but take notice.

Tuesday 12/22/2015
Posted: December 22, 2015 - 11:22 pm
UVa's Perrantes hits late trey in OT to save the night in win over Cal

CHARLOTTESVILLE — It was a night for one Californian on Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.

Sunday 12/20/2015
Posted: December 20, 2015 - 4:45 pm
UVa newcomer Darius Thompson to see familiar face when the Hoos face California

CHARLOTTESVILLE — In looking at a challenging early-season Virginia basketball schedule, Darius Thompson may have had a different focus than some of his UVa teammates or fans.

Saturday 12/19/2015
Updated: December 19, 2015 - 7:27 pm
No. 8 Virginia returns to action on target against No. 12 Villanova

The Cavaliers made 8 of 12 3-point attempts in front of a sell-out crowd.

Tuesday 12/15/2015
Posted: December 15, 2015 - 7:30 pm
UVa coaching hire: Anatomy of a search

Jon Oliver told Craig Littlepage six months ago that Brigham Young football coach Bronco Mendenhall would be a perfect fit for Virginia.

Saturday 12/12/2015
Posted: December 12, 2015 - 5:00 pm
Ex-ECU coach McNeill named to new UVa football staff

Former East Carolina head football coach Ruffin McNeill is the latest addition to Bronco Mendenhall’s new staff at Virginia.

Friday 12/11/2015
Posted: December 11, 2015 - 11:00 pm
Mike London on life after UVa football

It didn’t take long for Mike London to get back in the saddle following his Nov. 29 ouster as Virginia’s head football coach.

Tuesday 12/08/2015
Posted: December 08, 2015 - 4:15 pm
Perrantes returns, leads Virginia to comeback win over West Virginia at MSG

NEW YORK — Nine days after the removal of London Perrantes’ appendix, Virginia’s hope was that he would be able to contribute Tuesday.

Monday 12/07/2015
Posted: December 07, 2015 - 7:00 pm
UVa football coach Mendenhall looks forward to challenges facing him, Cavaliers

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Less than 72 hours before he stepped to the podium at John Paul Jones Arena, Bronco Mendenhall could have strolled through the middle of the University of Virginia grounds and nob...

Saturday 12/05/2015
Posted: December 05, 2015 - 3:49 pm
No. 10 Virginia extends basketball winning streak by topping Tribe

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett gave his players a green light to run the floor Saturday, and nobody waited for an explanation.

Friday 12/04/2015
Updated: December 04, 2015 - 7:37 pm
UVa names Bronco Mendenhall as head football coach

Five days after the resignation of head football coach Mike London, Virginia announced 11-year Brigham Young coach Bronco Mendenhall as his successor Friday.

Posted: December 04, 2015 - 1:05 pm
What's to make of Jeff Brohm as UVa target?

As an employee of Western Kentucky’s biggest Conference USA rival, former Roanoke columnist Jack Bogaczyk has no reason to promote Hilltoppers’ head football coach.

Thursday 12/03/2015
Posted: December 03, 2015 - 9:03 pm
Ex-UVa football star on coaching search: 'This is the big one'

As a former ACC player of the year who spent seven seasons in the National Football League, Barry Word has some credibility when he speaks about the football program at his alma mater.

Tuesday 12/01/2015
Updated: December 01, 2015 - 10:49 pm
Virginia tops Ohio State despite missing Perrantes

COLUMBUS, Ohio — On a night when Virginia was without starting point guard London Perrantes, the last thing the Cavaliers wanted to see was Malcolm Brogdon heading to the bench.

Posted: December 01, 2015 - 3:45 pm
Perrantes to miss Ohio State game due to appendectomy

Virginia announced Tuesday afternoon that guard London Perrantes will not play in the Ohio State game because he had an appendectomy on Sunday.

Monday 11/30/2015
Posted: November 30, 2015 - 5:58 pm
Could second time be charm for Richt and UVa?

Fifteen years after Mark Richt removed his name from consideration for another Virginia football opening, it appears that he is open to another overture.

Sunday 11/29/2015
Posted: November 29, 2015 - 5:30 pm
Mike London resigns as Virginia's head football coach

Sunday’s announcement that Mike London had stepped aside after six seasons as Virginia football coach brought about the official start of a search for his successor.

Thursday 11/26/2015
Posted: November 26, 2015 - 5:30 pm
UVa piling up the points early in the men's basketball season

CHARLOTTESVILLE —It’s understandable if basketball fans are doing a double-take this year when they see Virginia’s scores roll across the television or computer screens.

Posted: November 26, 2015 - 3:30 pm
UVa's Mizzell provides versatility to Cavaliers offense

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Chris Beatty was the co-offensive coordinator at Illinois in 2012 when he first took notice of Taquan “Smoke” Mizzell.

Monday 11/23/2015
Posted: November 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm
UVa keeps its focus on game day with Virginia Tech

CHARLOTTESVILLE — On a day when Virginia football coach Mike London and five prominent members of his team met with the media, nobody was looking past this week.

Saturday 11/21/2015
Posted: November 21, 2015 - 10:18 pm
UVa football notebook: Zaccheaus' option pass comes down, gets job done

CHARLOTTESVILLE — As one of the Virginia running backs who occasionally attempts a pass in practice, junior Taquan Mizzell felt qualified to judge one of his companions’ effort Saturday.

Posted: November 21, 2015 - 7:21 pm
UVa holds on to end losing streak against Duke

CHARLOTTESVILLE —Having squandered a 22-point lead when it last played host to Duke, Virginia might have thought it couldn’t possibly happen twice.

Tuesday 11/17/2015
Posted: November 17, 2015 - 4:35 pm
Cavs won't be overlooking Duke on football field

CHARLOTTESVILLE — As Virginia’s football season winds to a close, attention is certain to be focused on UVa’s 11-game losing streak against Virginia Tech.

Monday 11/16/2015
Posted: November 16, 2015 - 9:31 pm
George Washington stuns No. 6 UVa

WASHINGTON — Virginia said it was looking for some early season non-conference men’s basketball tests, and the Cavaliers maybe got more than they asked for Monday night.

Posted: November 16, 2015 - 6:51 pm
UVa football notebook: London says his focus is on team, not himself

CHARLOTTESVILLE — It wouldn’t be mid-November if the future of Virginia football coach Mike London wasn’t a prime topic of conversation among the Cavalier fan base.

Saturday 11/14/2015
Posted: November 14, 2015 - 7:08 pm
UVa football notebook: Flag costs Cavs on successful onside kick attempt

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On an afternoon when Virginia running back Taquan Mizzell made contributions from start to finish, his biggest play didn’t count.

Updated: November 14, 2015 - 7:56 pm
Louisville tops UVa, 38-31

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Having lost in a similar fashion one year earlier at Virginia, Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino was a magnanimous winner Saturday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Friday 11/13/2015
Posted: November 13, 2015 - 5:59 pm
Virginia travels to face heavily favored Louisville

Clearly, the venue is a major issue for a Virginia football team that takes a 14-game road losing streak to Louisville today.

Wednesday 11/11/2015
Posted: November 11, 2015 - 5:41 pm
Personnel changes, challenging early schedule await UVa women's basketball team

The Virginia women’s basketball team could find a fork in the road Friday night in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Tuesday 11/10/2015
Posted: November 10, 2015 - 7:04 pm
Virginia basketball hopes to build on success (with video)

Thirty-some years after the Ralph Sampson teams were the toast of Charlottesville, Virginia men’s basketball has some new benchmarks.

Monday 11/09/2015
Posted: November 09, 2015 - 4:47 pm
UVa football notebook: Long pass plays against Wahoos partially due to lack of pass rush

CHARLOTTESVILLE — At the suggestion that Virginia’s defense is giving up long passes at an alarming rate, coach Mike London responded without the slightest hesitation Monday.

Saturday 11/07/2015
Posted: November 07, 2015 - 9:29 pm
UVa football notebook: Flag spoiled what Cavs thought was a great play-call

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Virginia had kept the play for a special occasion since the preseason, and quarterback Matt Johns thought the Cavaliers executed it to perfection Saturday.

Updated: November 07, 2015 - 8:49 pm
Miami holds on to beat Virginia 27-21

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — On an afternoon when Virginia’s football team scored in every way possible, one touchdown didn’t get the job done.

Friday 11/06/2015
Posted: November 06, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Virginia aims to continue its recent success against Miami

MIAMI — One team has won four of the last five games in the Virginia-Miami football rivalry and, probably as a surprise to some, it’s not the Hurricanes.

Tuesday 11/03/2015
Posted: November 03, 2015 - 5:44 pm
UVa coach London recalls his friendship with Kendall Bayne and her family

Mike London’s introduction to Kendall Bayne was so random that it’s a wonder they had a relationship at all.

Monday 11/02/2015
Posted: November 02, 2015 - 7:55 pm
UVa looks to cool down Hurricanes following crazy finish at Duke

CHARLOTTESVILLE — For the second week in a row, Virginia will be facing an opponent involved in one of the most bizarre endings from college football’s previous weekend.

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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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