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.
It occurred to me earlier this week that former colleague Jack Bogaczyk might know something about new Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock.
Frank (Otis) Johnson Sr., 87, of Roanoke, transitioned from this world on Friday, May 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Bertha and a sister, Dorothy Williams.Left to treasure his memories are his dedicated and loving wife of 64 years, Delitha D. Johnson; cherished son, Frank O. Jr. and daughter-in-law, Elaine, of Henrico; two beloved granddaughters, Nichelle Billips (United States (Trey)), of Alexandria and Jessica Carew (Khary), of Burlington, N.C.; four delightful great-grandchildren, Evangeline, Jonathan, Christopher and Benjamin; two sisters, Virginia Board and Annie White, of Roanoke; a host of nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.He was a member of First Baptist Church-Gainsboro for more than 75 years where he served as a trustee for many years. He was also an active community member as a Mason-33rd degree (50+ years), a Shriner, former Project Manager of the Melrose/Rugby Forum, member of United Way Budget committee, life saving crew member and later as a Board member of Hunton Life Saving Crew.He was honorably discharged from the United States Army, and worked as a journeyman electrician, and retired while a tool and die maker at G.E.A Home-going Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at First Baptist Church-Gainsboro, 310 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA 24016 with the Pastor Kenneth B. Wright officiating. Interment will be in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. Friends may call on Friday afternoon for viewing until 8 p.m. and Saturday morning at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www Hamlar-Curtis.com.
Ann Marie Payne, 62, of Roanoke, entered eternal rest on Saturday, May 2, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. She was born September 8, 1952, in Esmont, Virginia. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Rachael Scott and sister, Bertha J. Barrow. She is survived by her daughters, Rosilyn (Ephriam) Bethel, of Cameron, N.C. and Shannon Starkey, of Roanoke; grandchildren, Kristopher and Korrinne Bethel, of Cameron, N.C., Bryan Starkey, Kenneth Parker, and Rachael Starkey, all of Roanoke; siblings, Francis (Janet) Scott Jr., Michael (Gloria) Scott, Sr., Isaac (Charlene) Scott, all of Roanoke, Jacqueline Poe, of Chesapeake, Alphonso (Carol) Scott, of Apopka, Fla., and Lynda Taylor, of Dale City; aunts, Janet (Alden) Coleman, of Columbus, Ohio and Marie Scott, of Charlotte, N.C.; uncle, Benjamin (Lorraine) Paige, of Esmont; numerous cousins; nieces; nephews; and friends. Special recognition to her devoted and loving cousin, Eunice Morrison and sister in Christ, Gaynelle Akerson. Sincerest appreciation to the outstanding and capable staff of Springtree Health and Rehabilitation Center and Gentle Shepherd Hospice, especially Pam and Rosa. Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at God's House Baptist Ministry with the Rev. Dr. Floyd W. Davis officiating. Interment will be in Williams Memorial Park. Friends may call for viewing on Friday, May 8, 2015, from noon until 4 p.m. at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home and viewing will resume at 5 p.m. at the church. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. at the church. Condolences may be sent to www.Hamlar-Curtis.com.
Mr. Edward Codell Thomas Jr., 50, of Roanoke, quickly transitioned into his eternal reward on Wednesday, April 29 2015. Born July 31, 1964 in Roanoke, he was the eldest son of the late Edward Codell Thomas Sr. and the late Mildred O'Neil Thomas Helms. Ed was a faithful member of Spirit of Life Church International. Ed was also an employee of Carilion Clinic for more than 25 years.Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 21 years, Eunice W. Thomas; one daughter, Dominique Thomas; one stepson, Byron Whittaker; one brother, Kenneth (Samantha) Thomas Sr. of Roanoke; one sister, Vickie (Donald) Robinson of Hilliard, Ohio; two stepbrothers; two stepsisters; three nephews, one niece; two great-nephews; three uncles; three aunts; and a host of family; and friends.Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 8, 2015 at the noon hour at Spirit of Life Church International by Pastor Barbara C. Thomas. The family will receive visitors an hour before the service at the church.Serenity Funeral Home of Roanoke, VA is in charge of the arrangements.
Harold Herbert Philpott Sr., 82, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015. Celebration of Life will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Oakey's North Chapel.