Common sense would suggest that Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Durham, North Carolina, would not be fertile recruiting grounds for the University of Virginia men’s basketball program.
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.
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,
1. Ohio State
How Doug Doughty voted in this week's AP Top 25 poll:
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.
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.
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.
CHARLOTTESVILLE – You could list on one hand the number of Virginia men’s basketball players over the years who have redshirted voluntarily.
1. Florida State
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.
1. Florida State
Over the long term, it doesn’t really matter who starts at quarterback for Virginia on Saturday against visiting Kent State.
1. Florida State
Once, it appeared that Virginia and Louisville had a pretty good rivalry going.
Here’s something that doesn’t make a lot of sense:
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. Florida State
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.
Here's Doughty's preseason ballot for the AP Top 25 football poll.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My conversation with Joe Mantegna, who coached Virginia basketball recruit Marial Shayok at Blair Academy, was full of revelations.
As spring football practice wraps up throughout the ACC, I challenge anyone to see how many No. 1 quarterbacks they can name.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In search of perspective for Virginia’s second ACC men’s basketball championship, I called retired Lynchburg physician Dr. John Risher earlier this week.
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.
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.
Word that Virginia has taken a football commitment from a walk-on place-kicker got me to wondering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Virginia Tech’s appointment of a new athletic director wasn’t Frank Beamer’s first exposure to Whit Babcock’s family.
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.
Johanna (JoBetty) Shelor, 86, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100.
Lorenzo Baldwin (Doc) Barksdale Sr., of Farmington Hills, Mich., died Sunday, June 21, 2015. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Wright Funeral Service Chapel, 276-632-2206.
On Thursday, July 2, 2015, we mourn the loss but celebrate the life of Curtis Herbert Maxie of Bassett."Dad" was born on August 30, 1930, in Franklin County to Curtis Henry Maxie and Angie Lee DeLancey of Rocky Mount. He attended various schools in the Roanoke and Rocky Mount areas, graduating from Jefferson Senior High School in 1949. He was a member of the All State Band, playing tuba and later sousaphone for the high school marching band and for the circus when it came to town.It was during typing class at Jefferson High that he met a girl with a red ribbon in her hair and fell in love with Dorothy Frances Masterson. She was pretty and smart, and did his homework for him. His opinion of her never changed. They were married on October 23, 1953, by the Reverend H. Allan Hoover in the Roanoke Ninth Street Church of the Brethren.Dad was a hard worker. His many early jobs included delivering newspapers, digging ditches, loading trucks for Clover Creamery, and working for Mick or Mack and later for Appalachian Power.He joined the United States Air Force in August of 1949 and served as a radio operator in Alaska. Before he was given an honorable discharge in January 1953, he learned to play a pretty good game of cards with other servicemen. After returning to civilian life, he took a job as a computer operator for DuPont in Martinsville and worked there until his retirement.Curtis Maxie is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy M. Maxie of Bassett. Three of us have the honor of calling him Dad, Linda Carr of Roanoke who is married to Jeffery Carr, Margaret Fey of Martinsville, and Roger Maxie of Critz who is married to Linda Fisher Maxie. Eight young men mourn the passing of their grandfather, Christopher, Nicholas, and Sam Carr of Roanoke, James, Eric, and Steven Fey of Martinsville, and Ben and Jack Maxie of Critz. His aunt, Clarice Waldron, was very special to him; as well as his many cousins.Family members, friends, and nursing staff at Franklin Health Center provided comfort, prayer, love, laughter, and support to Curtis and his family. Dad loved tinkering with clocks, bargaining in yard sales, playing Rook at the community center, and reading mysteries. But mostly, he loved his family.A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015, at Oakey's South Chapel. Interment with Military Rites will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131. www.oakeys.com
Eva Jean Johnson Cook, 82, of Christiansburg, formerly of Staunton, went to her eternal home Wednesday, July 1, 2015. She was born April 13, 1933, in Staunton. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Morris James Cook; two brothers; and five sisters.She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Reggie Jones of Christiansburg; daughter, Marjie Henry of Williamsburg; grandchildren, Jimmy Willis of Christiansburg, Chris Henry and fiancée, Cassie, of Williamsburg. Eva will be missed by a very special granddaughter, Stephanie C. of Christiansburg; a very special friend, Kelley of Pulaski; and another very special friend that was like a daughter to her and fixed her hair for many years, Jan Quesenberry of Christiansburg. Her greatest love in life was her family – a special great-granddaughter, Kaylee Willis of Christiansburg; special great-grandsons, Christopher Willis and wife, Heather, Robbie Willis of Christiansburg, Caleb and Nathan Henry of Williamsburg; and one great-great-grandson, Tucker Jaxson Willis of Christiansburg. She is also survived by three brothers, Frank A. Johnson, Bill Johnson, Harry Johnson and wife Dolly, all of Staunton; sister, Helen Smith of Logansville, Ga.; many nieces and nephews.A special thank you goes to Dr. Scott Jamison, Dawn Fouse, PA, the staff at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center and Roanoke Memorial Hospital for the excellent care of Mom.Her journey in life included the love of quilting, crocheting, cooking, gardening and her flower gardens. Her one passion in life was bowling and the many friendships she made.At her request, the visitation and funeral services will be private. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the NRV UP and At'm Senior Citizen League, 375 Arbor Drive, Christiansburg, VA 24073.