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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:

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

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

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

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

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

1. Florida State

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

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

1. Florida State

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

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

1. Florida State

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

UVa hopes to end 10-game conference losing streak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. Florida State

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 M...

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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-...

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

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 t...

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