Virginia’s Elliott, Tech’s Pry craving wins in first season
Tony Elliott said he doesn’t just want to be a head coach for the UVA Cavaliers, but rather an old head coach. He said it’s a role he’s been ready to step into for a few years. Now his challenge … create a champion brand on and off the field in Charlottesville.
UVA headed to Greenville Regional for NCAA Baseball Tournament
The Virginia Cavaliers will make back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances after receiving an at-large bid. The Cavaliers were tabbed as the No. 2 seed for the the Greenville Regional in the NCAA DI Baseball Tournament. They will open play with Coastal Carolina Friday at 6 p.m. with the game to be aired on ESPN+.
Basketball fans react to disappointing March Madness for Virginia’s teams
ROANOKE, Va. – Heartbroken fans are certainly not happy after a disappointing turn of events in the NCAA tournament. None of the five men’s basketball teams in the tournament made it to the Round of 32. Gonzaga beat Norfolk State on Saturday and defending national champions UVA lost to the Ohio Bobcats. “It’s a big year for upsets, which is really exciting for basketball in general, but kind of upsetting for Virginia teams,” said UVA fan Sarah Doss. The fans also said they’re still going to watch the rest of the tournament.
UVA engineers developing AI technology to help first responders during emergencies
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia is working to develop a new system to help first responders navigate challenges during emergencies. The researchers are looking to use artificial intelligence to offer helpful prompts and other support as rescue squads make split-second decisions. Right now, the university is collaborating with firefighters in Albemarle County to test it out. “Almost like a virtual responder that is listening to the communications going on at the scene. The project is still in the works with ongoing device testing and research.
Going dancing: Virginia tabbed as a 4 seed for NCAA Tournament
This now marks the eighth time under head coach Tony Bennett that the Wahoos will be part of the Tournament field. UVA held a 17-6 record in the regular season and added a win in the ACC Tournament against Syracuse. Their lineup features All-ACC First Team honoree Sam Hauser, All-ACC Second Team and All-ACC Defensive team honoree Jay Huff, and All-ACC Honorable Mention Kihei Clark. Virginia’s run for an ACC Tournament Championship was cut short when the program had a positive COVID-19 test result after its quarterfinal matchup with Syracuse. “It’s certainly a unique way to prepare for the NCAA Tournament,” Bennett said.
Virginia vs. Georgia Tech ACC semifinal game canceled due to coronavirus concerns
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that the Georgia Tech vs. Virginia ACC men’s basketball tournament semifinal game has been canceled. The game was scheduled to be played on Friday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. The ACC semifinal game between Virginia and Georgia Tech has been canceled. Officials said the game was canceled after someone tested positive for coronavirus within on Virginia’s team. Below is a statement from ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips:“I’m heartbroken for our student-athletes, coaches and support staff at both Duke and Virginia.
UVA implements new restrictions following COVID-19 surge
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases at the University of Virginia, the school put some temporary restrictions in place Tuesday night. Officials said the university’s in-house analysis showed that the spread only consisted of the original COVID strain and not new variants. This trend shows that people aren’t closely following health and safety guidelines. University leaders said they might lift the restrictions on Feb. 26 if cases decrease. If UVA continues to see a rise in cases, university officials said the school will have to take additional measures, such as moving to online instruction for undergraduate and graduate classes.
7th-ranked Virginia falls at #16 Florida State
16th ranked Florida State took down 7th ranked Virginia at Monday night to keep the ACC home win streak alive in Tallahassee. 16 Florida State built a big first-half lead, beating No. Gray scored in double figures for the seventh straight game. Florida State has won 24 consecutive ACC home games dating to a victory over Clemson on Jan. 22, 2019. Trey Murphy III had 13 points for Virginia (15-4, 11-2), which had won four in a row.
Virginia rallies past Wake Forest 70-61
Obviously, we didn’t have a lot of numbers in the rotation, but we played tough enough in the second half. We responded well to adversity and being shorthanded and, you know, a very good second half. I think he’s, he’s quiet by nature but he does stuff. At first we weren’t really pressuring the ball and then in the second half we really started pressuring the ball. You know Coach [Jason] Williford, Coach [Brad] Soderberg, Coach “O” [Orlando Vandross], Coach [Kyle] Getter and Coach [Larry] Mangino.
UVA scientists create app to determine your chances of catching COVID-19
A statue of Thomas Jefferson stands in front of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia on graduation weekend at the school Saturday May 16, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)VIRGINIA – A group of scientists at UVA is launching a new app that shows you the likelihood that someone at an event is unknowingly contagious with COVID-19. The data shows your likelihood based off of location and the number of people. “We put this app together with the idea that you select of a location, a county in this case, and then there’s a display that shows the likelihood that someone at that event is likely contagious, based on the number of people at that event,” said Michael Porter, a UVA data scientist. Researchers behind the app say it is not foolproof, but the numbers show a best guess. It also does not reflect the people who have been vaccinated or may have immunity.
Virginia returns from Covid hiatus, dunks William & Mary
FILE - Virginia head coach Tony Bennett directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech in Charlottesville, Va., in this Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, file photo. I talked to them about our two pillars I said, ‘Will you be humble and will you be passionate today. I’ve been fortunate enough as a coach at Washington State to play against the good Gonzaga teams. They’re a very good team, a very talented team. I think we really just missed each other a lot and we’re all just happy to play with each other again.
North Cross’ James Jackson, Patrick Henry’s Trace Pedigo sign to play at the next level
ROANOKE, Va. – On Friday, North Cross senior James Jackson signed to play football at UVA with plans to enroll early in January. He had 77 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, and 9 sacks during this fall’s shortened season. Patrick Henry’s Trace Pedigo also put pen to paper. While he’s hopeful for a senior season, he’s ready for the next chapter. Just being able to actually go play division I sports is God’s blessing,” he said.
Virginia men’s basketball pauses program activities
Charlottesville, VA. – Wednesday afternoon the UVA men’s basketball program announced they are pausing all basketball related activities because of Covid-19 issues within the program. The moves comes in the wake of the ACC-BIG Ten challenge game against Michigan State being canceled. Virginia now officially postpones the William and Mary contest set for December 13th as well. The 18th ranked Cavaliers are 3-1 on the young season. Their conference opener against Wake Forest that was originally set for December 16th was postponed last week because of a Covid outbreak in the Wake Forest program.
Cavaliers welcome Abilene Christian to Charlottesville
Charlottesville, Va. – The Cavaliers are in the midst of a season rebound of epic proportions. UVA’s 2020 plus one---is 1-4 Abilene Christian--an FCS opponent from West Texas- that has never traveled to Virginia--for any game. It’s not like all we need to prepare for a certain team, like yeah the game plan is going to change but the preparation is just on us,” Cavaliers defensive end Mandy Alonzo said. You got to tell these young guys like ‘every week is the same here at in this program’ you know, middle of the week’s gonna be really hard and you got to prepare hard to plan opponent every week,” Cavaliers tight end Grant Misch says. Abilene Christian and Virginia are set to kickoff at 4 p.m. from Scott Stadium.
UVA hopes to weather the big play Hurricanes’ storm
UVA returned 9 starters from last year’s Orange Bowl squad, but they’ve fallen victim to a bushel of big plays to the tune of allowing nearly 35 points per game. The 4-1 Hurricanes counter with the big play swag that they were known for in their heyday. So going oh and four in your favorite stadium is probably not a great way to go out. So for me I’m excited for the opportunity and playing a great team and a great stadium I think guys are already to kind of get off the Schneid,” Virginia senior linebacker Charles Snowden says. The Cavaliers take on the Hurricanes beginning Saturday night at 8 p.m. from Miami Gardens, Florida.
UVA hopes to bounce back vs Wake Forest
Charlottesville, VA. – It doesn’t take a mathematician to understand why UVA is off to a 1-2 start. Starter Brennan Armstrong is in concussion protocol. In his 4th season with the program and has the full support of his teammates. UVA’s job is deciphering a 1-2 Wake Forest team that has the same two losses as UVA does-Clemson, and NC State. Virginia and Wake Forest are set to kick at 4 p.m. from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Virginia suffers 38-21 loss to NC State
Virginia scored 14 consecutive points after going down 24-0 to NC State early in the game. That set up his first career touchdown pass to wide receiver Billy Kemp IV (Highland Springs, Va.). NC State scored again when it returned an interception for a touchdown. The Cavaliers attempted an onside kick, but it was recovered by NC State. It was the first interception yielded this season by NC State quarterback Devin Leary.
UVA trails #1 Clemson 24-10 at halftime
CLEMSON, SC – The Virginia Cavaliers trail top-ranked Clemson 24-10 at halftime. UVA quarterback Brennan Armstrong is 8-of-19 for 129 yards and the lone touchdown to Terrell Jana. The Tigers Trevor Lawrence has made 15 completions for 167 yards and 2 touchdown passes, both to Amari Rodgers. Despite struggling for much of the first half, the Cavaliers 4 play, 65 yard drive that took only 38 seconds before halftime, has boosted confidence in a team that hopes to come out in the second half and compete.
Virginia set to open against Duke
Charlottesville, Va. – When last we saw UVA in competition, they were giving top-ten Florida all they wanted in the Orange Bowl. “It’s kind of a blessing in disguise, I mean all this time before our first game. And thanks to some fortunate scheduling, they’ve been on the field twice-- while UVA hasn’t seen a stitch of game action yet. “I mean, they’ve already had two game like situations and so they already know what playing in the era of Covid is like whereas we don’t,” Cavaliers linebacker Charles Snowden said. The Duke-Virginia kickoff is set for 4 p.m. on Saturday from Charlottesville.
Virginia Tech, UVA game rescheduled for December
BLACKSBURG, Va. – After being postponed, a new date has been set for the Commonwealth Cup. UVA will travel to Blacksburg to play at Lane Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 12. Rather than begin each team’s regular season, the game is now set to be the final regular-season match-up for each squad. The game was originally scheduled to be played Saturday at 7:30 p.m., but due to coronavirus cases at Virginia Tech, was postponed. Here’s the statement Virginia Tech published regarding the game’s initial postponement:
Commonwealth Clash between UVA-Virginia Tech postponed, no make-up date set
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The season-opening match-up between Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia has been postposed, according to a release from Tech’s athletic department. A make-up date for the annual competition known as the Commonwealth Clash has not been set. Talks between the Atlantic Coast Conference, UVA and VT officials led to the mutual decision to move the football game between the two schools to a later date stemming from COVID-19 issues at Virginia Tech. Click here to see the online Virginia Tech COVID-19 dashboard. Virginia Tech is now scheduled to open the 2020 football season on Saturday, Sept. 26 against NC State at Lane Stadium.
UVA student leader speaks out about his arrest
Martese Johnson, the UVA student leader who was bloodied by white officers in a campus incident that joined the list of questionable police actions against blacks, speaks in an exclusive interview with CBS News' Wyatt Andrews about the way race played a role in his arrest.cbsnews.com
Calls for UVA to restore Greek life after retraction
Calls for UVA to restore Greek life after retraction Following Rolling Stone's retraction of an explosive story detailing an alleged gang rape at UVA, groups are urging the university to restore suspended Greek life. Julianna Goldman reports.cbsnews.com
UVA suspends Greek life amid sexual assault allegations
UVA suspends Greek life amid sexual assault allegations This comes one week after a scathing "Rolling Stone" article where the author took a critical look at the school's response to a gang rape allegation at a frat party. Julianna Goldman reports.cbsnews.com
Wanted poster released as Police step up search for missing UVA student
Wanted poster released as Police step up search for missing UVA student Police are looking for Jesse Matthew Jr. who was seen with Hannah Graham before she vanished. Graham has been missing for more than 10 days. Norah O'Donnell reports.cbsnews.com