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CHESAPEAKE — For an hour inside Oscar Smith High School’s theater, the stage belonged to Andrew Brown. At 10:42 a.m., he entered the room to the tune of the school fight song and with a former Pro Bowl running back clearing his path down the aisle. At 10:50, he received a standing ovation. From 10:55-11:05, his ears rang with praise for his football ability, his academic accomplishments and his high character. At 11:10, he was holding the coveted trophy. By 11:42, he was debuting on SportsCenter. “Wow,” Brown said.
Would-be hosts of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl made no secret of their desire to wrest the Division III football championship from its longtime host, the city of Salem. Now, they’ll have to set their sights on 2018. The NCAA reported that Salem has been given extensions for five national championships that it hosts, including Division III men’s basketball (through 2018) and Division III football (through 2017). Other extensions were
Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller might not have been able to finish the season, but he was still named to the coaches’ All-ACC first team on Wednesday. Fuller, a senior, was one of nine Hokies to make the three teams voted on by the coaches. Virginia had three, with safety Anthony Harris making the first team. Fuller, who was a third-team selection by the media last week, had 24 tackles,
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Visiting an arena where his jersey hangs in the rafters was not a particularly joyous occasion Saturday for Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett. Bennett, the all-time leading scorer at Green Bay, watched the Phoenix hold off his Cavaliers 75-72 at Resch Arena. Virginia, which had trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half, had a chance to take the lead in the
CARY, N.C. — After UCLA’s Katelyn Rowland stopped penalty kicks by Virginia’s Alexis Shaffer and Morgan Brian, Bruins junior Rosie White fired the ball into the back of the net, sending UCLA past UVa 4-2 in penalty kicks and into the national championship match Sunday against Florida State. “To be honest, I was just trying not to think too much,” White said. Virginia (24-2) turned to back-up goalie Jessie Ferrari and,
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia freshman Jordan Allen knew it wasn’t a high-percentage shot, but wedged between a couple of Connecticut defenders, he didn’t have very many options. Allen was going to go for , as he would say afterward, “a half-bicycle kick.” “It was just kind of an instinctual thing,” Allen said. “The ball popped up and I didn’t really have time to think about it. It just kind of happened
The last time Virginia’s women’s soccer team walked off the pitch at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., it had just lost 4-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals to in-state rival Virginia Tech, its only defeat of the year. “We were very disappointed about what happened in the ACCs,” UVa freshman midfielder Alexis Shaffer, a Cary native, said this week. “But I also think because of the loss, that’s
CHARLOTTESVILLE — George Gelnovatch and Steve Swanson had always been friendly, but back in 2005 they took their relationship to another level. Gelnovatch, the Virginia men’s soccer coach, and Swanson, the UVa women’s coach, teamed up to coach their 8-year-old sons in a local league. “It was a lot of fun,” said Gelnovatch Gelnovatch chuckled when asked how those teams he coached with Swanson fared. “We always won,” he said,
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina. And, the Spartans' school-record, three-week run as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press college basketball poll ended with a thud. The Tar Heels had five scorers in double figures and more players going after loose balls and rebounds in a 79-65 win over Michigan State on its home court Wednesday night. "We looked like a
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Joe Harris walked through the postgame handshake line with his hands on his hips, slowly making his way toward the Wisconsin players. The Badgers had been waiting for him all night, hadn’t they? To contest his shots. To cut off his drives through the lane. To pester him, vex him, get him out of his game. It worked this time. And for Virginia to have the kind of
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan has vivid memories of the first time one of his teams won a basketball game when it shot under 30 percent from the field. He never thought it would happen a second time. "This sets a record," Ryan said Wednesday night after a 48-38 victory at Virginia in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Eighth-ranked Wisconsin (9-0) shot 28.8 percent from the field, including 25.9 percent in
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