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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.

Thursday 10/29/2015
Posted: October 29, 2015 - 9:00 pm
"One of the greatest games ever played"

Time doesn’t cure all ills. Or at least it didn’t for ex-Virginia running back Nikki Fisher.

Wednesday 10/28/2015
Posted: October 28, 2015 - 8:40 pm
Engaged Gill hopes for a UVa Final Four party before getting married next April

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In case anybody wants to know when this season’s college basketball championship game will be played, Virginia senior Anthony Gill has the answer.

Posted: October 28, 2015 - 4:42 pm
Blog: Virginia 2nd, Virginia Tech 14th in ACC basketball poll

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Virginia men's basketball team was picked second in the ACC's preseason media poll today, with Virginia Tech picked 14th out of 15 teams.

Monday 10/26/2015
Posted: October 26, 2015 - 5:38 pm
UVa notebook: Confident QB Matt Johns can bounce back from rough 2nd half at UNC

CHARLOTTESVILLE — There was no message of a bruised psyche on Virginia’s football injury report Monday.

Friday 10/23/2015
Posted: October 23, 2015 - 6:15 pm
Cavs renew acquaintances with UNC D-coordinator

Virginia needs no introduction to the architect of North Carolina’s rebuilt defense.

Thursday 10/22/2015
Posted: October 22, 2015 - 2:46 pm
UVa Insider: NCAA ruling shouldn't affect Diakite

Intrasquad scrimmage is Saturday

Posted: October 22, 2015 - 2:20 pm
UVa running back Reid questionable for UNC game

Virginia running back Albert Reid, injured late in the Cavaliers’ 44-38 victory over Syracuse, has been declared questionable for UVa’s game Saturday at North Carolina.

Wednesday 10/21/2015
Posted: October 21, 2015 - 3:30 pm
College Notebook: There's more than one ACC kicking guru

If Saturday’s contest at Lane Stadium comes down to the kicking game, Beamer Ball might have some competition.

Tuesday 10/20/2015
Posted: October 20, 2015 - 8:27 pm
Brother of UVa basketball player Caid Kirven commits to Cavs for football

Virginia has taken a football commitment for 2017 from John tight end Kirven, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound tight end from nearby Woodberry Forest, a boarding school 40 minutes from Charlottesville.

Thursday 10/15/2015
Posted: October 15, 2015 - 1:52 pm
More about UVa's glory days

One of my few regrets after publication this week of a story on Virginia’s 1990 football team (When UVa was No. 1) was an inability to talk to more people.

Saturday 10/10/2015
Posted: October 10, 2015 - 12:02 pm
What's become of UVa pass defense?

Anybody with an interest in University of Virginia football should know by now that the Cavaliers are one of two teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision -- along with Wake Forest -- that have not ca...

Sunday 10/04/2015
Posted: October 04, 2015 - 11:59 pm
Doughty's AP Top 25 football ballot of week of Oct. 4

Doug Doughty's ballot for this week's AP Top 25 football poll.

Thursday 10/01/2015
Posted: October 01, 2015 - 4:09 pm
UVa Insider: What's wrong with Cavaliers' defense?

Just a little numbers crunching as we hunker down in advance of Hurricane Joaquin:

Sunday 09/27/2015
Posted: September 27, 2015 - 3:00 pm
Doug Doughty's AP Top 25 football poll ballot for Sept. 27

1. Ohio State

Posted: September 27, 2015 - 1:30 pm
UVa football 5 thoughts after loss to Boise State: What is in store for Mike London?

A 56-14 loss to Boise State on Friday night only trails 59-10 losses to Oregon and Clemson in 2013 on a list of the Cavaliers’ most lopsided losses during Mike London’s six-year tenure as head coac...

Thursday 09/24/2015
Posted: September 24, 2015 - 3:28 pm
UVa Insider: Cavaliers have a back-up plan

With three games completed, Virginia’s Matt Johns has established himself as the ironman of ACC quarterbacks.

Thursday 09/17/2015
Posted: September 17, 2015 - 2:01 pm
UVa Insider: 'He doesn't flinch when things get tough'

In his five years as a Virginia offensive lineman, Jay Whitmire has seen it all.

Monday 09/14/2015
Posted: September 14, 2015 - 10:15 am
Doughty's AP Top 25 football ballot for Week 3

1. Ohio State

2. Alabama

3. Baylor

Saturday 09/12/2015
Posted: September 12, 2015 - 7:11 pm
No. 9 Notre Dame survives upset-minded Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE – On an afternoon when Virginia’s football team may have won a few hearts, it was another sort of victory the Cavaliers were seeking.

Thursday 09/10/2015
Posted: September 10, 2015 - 2:35 pm
UVa Insider: Notre Dame RB returns to old stomping grounds

Woodberry Forest football coach Clint Alexander had been looking forward to watching C.J. Prosise play at Virginia this weekend, just not at the position Alexander had anticipated.

Thursday 09/03/2015
Posted: September 03, 2015 - 2:45 pm
UVa Insider: Precedent says Virginia will be competitive at UCLA

If he takes a minute to sit back and reflect back on Virginia’s last football game in California, sixth-year head coach Mike London might feel better about the Cavaliers’ chances Saturday against U...

Friday 08/28/2015
Posted: August 28, 2015 - 10:53 am
UVa quarterback saga: Part 2

It’s hard to believe that I could write 1,818 words on the recent history of Virginia quarterbacks (see last Sunday's Roanoke Times) and there’s so much more that could be said.

Wednesday 08/26/2015
Posted: August 26, 2015 - 3:46 pm
Doughty Rankings of UVa sports teams

HEADLINE: Annual ranking of UVa athletic programs

Friday 08/14/2015
Posted: August 14, 2015 - 3:20 pm
Cavaliers land Georgia LB for 2016 class

Robert Snyder, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound linebacker from Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, Georgia, has become the 22nd football player to make a commitment to Virginia for 2016.

Thursday 08/13/2015
Posted: August 13, 2015 - 10:58 am
UVa Insider: London's record against Top 25 deceiving

University of Virginia football fans probably would not be surprised – or impressed – to hear that sixth-year UVa football coach Mike London is 4-9 against Top 25 opposition.

Wednesday 07/08/2015
Posted: July 08, 2015 - 4:58 pm
UVa Insider: Football recruit has "unique" background

New Virginia recruit Matt Terrell did not arrive as Liberty Christian Academy as a touted prospect, at least not in football.

Thursday 06/04/2015
Posted: June 04, 2015 - 1:26 pm
UVa Insider: Lifelong Duke fan found a fit at Virginia

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.

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

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

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 withhol...

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

1. Ohio State

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

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

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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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