New Virginia recruit Matt Terrell did not arrive as Liberty Christian Academy as a touted prospect, at least not in football.
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.
Brandon James Filip, 36, of Apex, N.C., formerly of Blacksburg, passed away unexpectedly July 27, 2015. Born July 27, 1979, in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of Candace Filip, of Apex, N.C., and James William Filip, of Roanoke. Brandon graduated from Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, and was an avid Virginia Tech fan. He enjoyed going to Hokie games, riding his motorcycle, listening to Metallica music, going to the gym and being with his family. He was currently working at Village Cleaners in Cary, N.C.Brandon was a loving son, brother and uncle. He will be remembered by his mother and father; by his younger sister and brother-in-law, Meaghan and Mark Sapon, of Charlottesville; and by the light of his life, little pal and nephew, Mason.A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Friday at Apex Funeral Home with family to receive friends following until 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made towards research and treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis at www.psoriasis.org/psoriatic-arthritis or the American Heart Association at www.heart.org. Condolences to the family at www.ApexFuneral.net.
Sunrise: May 17, 1932 Sunset: July 24, 2015On Friday, July 24, 2015, our beloved mother, sister and grandmother slipped away to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. Odessa Barnes Williams was born in Wilson County, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Elijah Sr. and Lenora Barnes.Odessa was a devoted life-long member of Pilgrim Baptist Church. She served on many church organizations to include the Progressive Adult Club and Senior Choir; she was inspirational in starting the "Teens in the Limelight" program. She was also employed by the Roanoke City Public School System for 33 years and a member of the Order of The Eastern Star.Odessa is survived by her five sons, Joe G. Williams Jr. of Roanoke, Duncan H. (Otilia) Williams of New Jersey, Gregory (Janice) Williams of Maryland, Ramon (Doncella) Williams of Salem and Damon (Florence) Williams of Roanoke; grandchildren, Stacy Johnson, Natasha (Ruchaun) Akers, and LaTisha Williams; stepgrandson, Jackie Walker, Zachery Fogg, Sarah Williams (mother Gloria Evans Williams), Trey and Mia Williams, Jarhon Williams, Marcus and Isaiah Williams; great-grandchildren, LaErika Wiley, Malcolm Jones, Shakaila Carson, Checaura Faulkner, Cuneria Fraction, Kiera Walker and Nikyah Williams; sisters, Jeanette Sherrod of Monroe, N.C., Mary (SL) Whitfield of Micro, N.C., and Sarah (Jean) Chappell of Clayton, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Clara Barnes of Blythewood, S.C., and Elizabeth Barnes of Jacksonville, Fla.; god daughter, Tamika Waller; friend, Anthony Waller of Maryland; friend, Gladys Vaughn of Floyd, Va.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and the Pilgrim Baptist Church family.Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1415 8th Street, NW, Roanoke with Pastor Dwight O. Steele Sr. officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday one hour prior to services. A Wake will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2015 also at the church.
David Mark Huff, 72, of Roanoke, Va., and formerly of Erie, Pa., walked into the arms of Heaven on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.Born on June 26, 1943, to the late John C. and Marie A. Huff, David was a Navy Veteran, serving on the USS John Paul Jones during the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. After his service in the military, David worked at General Electric in a career spanning over 40 years. David was a strong and dedicated family man. There was nothing he would not do for his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. David's seven grandchildren were everything to him in his later years, spending almost every day of the week with each one of six, Madison, Dylan, McKenna, Tyler, Teagan, and Bennett, on this earth and now holding, his grandson, Seamus, in Heaven.David is additionally survived by his wifeof almost 46 years, Barbara Rogala Huff; daughter and son-in-law, Darcie Huff Sloan and David Sloan; daughter and son-in-law, Debra Huff Shaver and James N. Shaver Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn Huff Corcoran and Brian Corcoran; sister, Diane Huff Halfast and husband, Gibby; sister, Kathleen Huff Clement and husband, David; brothers, John M. Huff and Wayne R. Huff; many special nieces and nephews; in-laws; and many friends.David's family will receive friends on Friday, July 31, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel, 4257 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke, Va. No formal services to be held in Virginia. The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 2, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dusckas Funeral Home, 2607 Buffalo Road, Erie, Pa., where a service celebrating David's life will be held Monday at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to www.oakeys.com
Leah Crosby Goff, 13, of Copper Hill, went to be with her Lord and Savior in her heavenly home Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Leah was beautiful in every way, with an avid love of sports, especially basketball, and a newfound love of track. She was proud to be a Lady Buff and a part of her travel basketball teams, but greater than that she had a deep sense of love and compassion for others. Until the day she breathed her last breath she gave all glory and praise to her heavenly father and continually showed others a genuine Christ-like love and actively worked to make others happy. From the moment she was born she was always our "Leah bug" and her personality was like no other. An admirable athlete and beloved daughter, sister, family member and friend, her love of life and light for Christ will never be lost as it shines in all who knew her heart.Leah is survived by her father and mother, Stacy and Jennifer Cockram Goff; sisters, Bethany and Lissie; maternal grandparents, Welby and Patsy Cockram; paternal grandmother, Sheila Goff; many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Sheldon Goff.Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with Pastor Maurice Wright and Pastor Vassie Vaught officiating with interment in the Restvale Cemetery. Family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Maberry Funeral Home.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Youth GroupOnline condolences may be made by visiting www.maberryfuneralhome.com.