Mom, sister of slain UVA lacrosse player testify in lawsuit
The mother of a former women's lacrosse player at the University of Virginia broke into tears during her testimony Thursday as she described the moment when she learned her daughter was dead. Sharon Love said she thought at first that her daughter had been in a traffic accident, adding that she never thought Yeardley Love would be murdered, WVIR reported. Sharon Love, the administrator of her daughter’s estate, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against George Huguely V, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2010 killing of Yeardley Love, his on-again, off-again girlfriend.news.yahoo.com
Jan. 6 investigator fired from University of Virginia post by state's new GOP attorney general
The lead investigator for the Jan. 6 House select committee investigating the Capitol riot has been fired from his position as the University of Virginia's counsel by the state's new Republican attorney general, per the Washington Post.Why it matters: Democrats say the removal of Tim Heaphy from his post after some three years while he's on leave from the university to investigate the insurrection is likely "retribution" for the House probe — an accusation strongly denied by the office of statenews.yahoo.com
Virginia's new AG removes 2 lawyers at public universities
Virginia’s new Republican attorney general has fired lawyers for two large public universities, his office said, marking more significant changes by Jason Miyares while ascending to his new job. Tim Heaphy, counsel for the University of Virginia, and George Mason University counsel Brian Walther have been let go, Miyares spokeswoman Victoria LaCivita told The Washington Post. School counsel within Virginia's public colleges and universities are appointed by the attorney general.news.yahoo.com
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 study finds that exercising during pregnancy could prevent long-term health issues in children
ROANOKE, Va. – Having a workout routine during pregnancy could help benefit your baby’s health in the long run, according to a University of Virginia School of Medicine study. While scientists have always known that exercising during pregnancy could better a baby’s health and reduce pregnancy complications and premature delivery, researcher Zhen Yan, an exercise expert at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, wanted to zero in on its possible long-term benefits. One group of mice were fed mouse chow before and during pregnancy, while the other mice had a high-fat, high-calorie diet to cause obesity. “The take-home message is that it is not too late to start to exercise if a mother finds herself pregnant. Regular exercise will not only benefit the pregnancy and labor but also the health of the baby for the long run,” said Yan.
Mike Young named ACC Coach of the Year, Cavaliers’ Hauser named to All-ACC 1st team
In his second year with the Hokies, Young guided a team picked for an 11th-place finish in the preseason to a No. 3 seed ties the highest Virginia Tech has ever earned in the ACC Tournament. Young’s selection marks the third time the ACC Coach of the Year honoree has come from Virginia Tech and the first time since 2008 (Seth Greenberg). Wright is the second Georgia Tech player to earn ACC Player of the Year honors and the first since Dennis Scott in 1990. Wright, who ranks sixth in the league in blocked shots with 38, also earned a spot on this year’s All-ACC Defensive Team.
No. 21 Virginia tops Louisville 68-58 to claim ACC title
Virginia's Sam Hauser, right, drives to the basket during the second half as the Louisville Cardinals took on the Virginia Cavaliers at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. on Saturday. March 6, 2021LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sam Hauser scored 24 points, Trey Murphy III added 17 and No. 21 Virginia beat Louisville 68-58 to claim the ACC regular season championship. 2 seed entering the regular season finale, the Cavaliers received a huge opening for bigger things when first-place and No.
Assessing the impact of absentee voting in the 2020 election
Assessing the impact of absentee voting in the 2020 election The 2020 presidential election saw historic voter turnout. Larry Sabato, the director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, joins CBSN to discuss how absentee ballots played a role in the outcome.cbsnews.com
Hauser helps No. 21 Virginia end skid, beat Miami 62-51
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sam Hauser scored 18 points and No. 21 Virginia ended a three-game skid by handing Miami its sixth loss in a row, 62-51. Trey Murphy III added 12 points for the 16-6 Cavaliers, who took command with a 14-2 run to end the first half. It was very important and as we talked about Justin (McKoy), even “Papi” Francisco (Caffaro) gave us a good lift. Hopefully we can keep that.”Miami closed within six points several times after halftime, but each time Virginia kept the Hurricanes from getting closer.
Hokies field two individual champions at ACC Wrestling Championship
The redshirt freshman won his first ACC title in his first appearance at the ACC Championships. After a dominant ACC regular season, Myers won his first ACC title with a 3-1 decision over top seed Micky Phillippi of Pitt, handing the two-time conference champion his first career loss in the ACC Championships. Seeded second, Myers received a first-round bye before taking down North Carolina’s Joe Heilmann in a 10-3 decision in the semifinals. The graduate student in his sixth season of collegiate wrestling earned his fourth qualification to the NCAA Championships. AdConnor Brady and Dakota Howard each fought back in the consolation brackets to secure their births to the NCAA Championships and take third in their respective brackets.
Fleming’s coaching duo: Teaching the game of life through the skills of basketball
ROANOKE, Va. – He’s been a fixture at William Fleming High School for nearly three decades, with the title of ‘Top Colonel’ for 18 years. Boys basketball head coach, Jeffrey “Mickey” Hardy has passed on his passion for the game to some of the best talent to come from the Star City with one goal in mind. Just as Michael Jordan had Scotty Pippen, Mickey Hardy has his own right-hand man, in assistant coach Marshall Ashford. That’s when he learned more about this standout JUCO player, Jeff “Mickey” Hardy. One on one with Mickey Hardy
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.
Huff, Hauser lead No. 9 Virginia past UNC, 60-48
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Jay Huff had 18 points and 12 rebounds and No. 9 Virginia took control early and beat North Carolina for the seventh consecutive time 60-48. Sam Hauser added 17 points for 15-3 Virginia and Trey Murphy III had 12 as the ACC-leading Cavaliers won their fourth in a row. The Cavaliers led 21-4 midway through the first half as the Tar Heels missed 13 of their first 15 shots. Luckily we were able to stop that for the most part,” said Cavaliers center Jay Huff.
Patrick Henry soccer star Erick Kilosho signs with UVA
ROANOKE, Va. – Patrick Henry’s Erick Kilosho committed to the University of Virginia on Tuesday afternoon in front of his head coach and family, becoming the fourth Patriot since 2010 to play soccer for the Cavaliers. The most recent player would be Irakoze Donasiyano, who was taken in the first round of the MLS Draft to Nashville. Kilosho said Tuesday that he’s thankful for the preparation that the Patrick Henry’s soccer program has provided for him to get to the next level and he’s excited to get started in Charlottesville. Coach Doughty helps me a lot. It matches my play.”Kilosho is also hopeful for a spring soccer season, which is expected to start in April.
NFL player from Roanoke drafted before Tom Brady talks about his career
ROANOKE, Va. – 198 players were selected before legendary quarterback Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft. Taylor starred at the University of Virginia before the San Diego Chargers selected him with the 184th pick that year. “I saw ‘Taylor’ on the TV, and they called me about 30 minutes later.”Taylor and Brady were both selected in the sixth round, but Brady was drafted with the 199th pick. “You can do anything if you put your mind to it.”In addition to Taylor, fellow Roanoke native John St. Clair was selected before Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft. St. Clair, who went to the St. Louis Rams with pick number 94, played at William Fleming High School and was teammates with Taylor at Virginia.
Sam Hauser scores 23 as No. 14 Virginia beats Pitt 73-66
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sam Hauser scored 10 of his 23 points during a key second-half stretch, and No. 14 Virginia pulled away from Pittsburgh for a 73-65 victory. Hauser, Jay Huff and Tomas Woldetensae all hit back-to-back 3-pointers in a 23-9 surge that turned a 36-all game into a 59-45 lead for the Cavaliers. Woldetensae had 14 points and Huff finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. Also credit to Pittsburgh’s scrap and their ability to put pressure on the rim but we hung in there and certainly grateful for the victory,” said Virginia head coach Tony Bennett.
Aluma, Sheppard named ACC Players of the Week
Virginia Tech's Keve Aluma (22) celebrates a score during the second half of the University of Virginia - Virginia Tech NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg Va. Saturday January 30 2021. (AP Photo / MATT GENRTY, The Roanoke Times, Pool)BLACKSBURG, Va. – After turning in two double-doubles last week, Keve Aluma earned two prestigious awards on Monday, earning Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Player of the Week and ACC Player of the Week. On the Women’s side of the ACC, Virginia Tech senior guard Aisha Sheppard has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, and Syracuse center Kamilla Cardoso is the ACC Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week. 1/31/2021, UNC at VT, ACC women's basketball. On Sunday, the Alexandria, Virginia, native added 16 points and four assists, as Virginia Tech defeated North Carolina, 73-69.
No. 20 Virginia Tech rallies in 2nd half, beats No. 8 Virginia
20 Virginia Tech to a 65-51 win over No. The Hokies rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half and snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cavaliers. “I think it was an 8 point Virginia lead at the under 12. I thought the ball was moving a little bit better and I thought we screened a little bit better from that point on,” said Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young. We played well as a team, I thought it was a great team win and a great win to keep moving forward in ACC play,” said Hokies guard Hunter Cattoor.
Hauser, Huff lead No. 8 Virginia past Syracuse 81-58
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sam Hauser hit seven of Virginia’s 14 3-pointers and the No. 8 Cavaliers cruised to an 81-58 victory against Syracuse. Hauser hit five 3s before halftime as Virginia took a 41-26 lead into the locker room. Virginia’s Jay Huff added a career-high 21 points to go along with 12 rebounds. “I liked our movement and how we shared the ball,” said Virginia head coach Tony Bennett.
State park group weighs in on Hayfields
MONTEREY The Friends of Highland State Park met last Thursday and agreed to provide comments to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation on the fate of Hayfields Farm in McDowell. The property rose as the No. 1 choice for locating a state park in Highland when the group conducted a study through the University of Virginia to evaluate several parcels of land. Hayfields is owned by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, which issued a formal Request for Information seeking ideas from individuals, gro...therecorderonline.com
"48 Hours:" A slain student's case unlocks long-unsolved crimes
When missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was found murdered, the investigation would yield crucial clues in long-unsolved cold cases. On Saturday, "48 Hours" correspondent Susan Spencer reports on the final chapter for families seeking justice.cbsnews.com
“48 Hours” probes U.Va. disappearance and ties to unsolved cases
The search for University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in 2014 came to a tragic end, but her fate would unlock other unsolved crimes spanning a decade. Susan Spencer previews Saturday’s two-hour “48 Hours” season premiere on “CBS This Morning.”cbsnews.com
U.Va. fraternity to sue Rolling Stone over retracted article
The University of Virginia fraternity Phi Kappa Psi was at the center of a retracted Rolling Stone article, and now they're pursuing legal action. The fraternity accused the magazine of being reckless in its article depicting an alleged brutal sexual assault. Julianna Goldman reports on whether the legal action is likely to succeed.cbsnews.com
U. Va. fraternity to sue Rolling Stone over rape article
The Columbia Journalism School found that Rolling Stone's reporters, editors, and fact-checkers didn't meet essential journalistic standards when they published a story on an alleged rape at the University of Virginia. Now the fraternity implicated in the story -- Phi Kappa Psi -- says it's pursuing legal action against the magazine. Julianna Goldman reports on the fallout.cbsnews.com
Review of Rolling Stone's U.Va. rape story finds "journalistic failure"
Rolling Stone retracted its controversial story depicting a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. The blistering report released Sunday night by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism called it "a story of journalistic failure that was avoidable." Julianna Goldman reports.cbsnews.com
U.Va. sororities warned to avoid fraternity recruitment events
sororities warned to avoid fraternity recruitment events While University of Virginia lifted a suspension on all Greek life events following the now-discredited Rolling Stone article detailing an alleged gang rape at a fraternity house, 16 sororities at the school have been told, for their safety, to avoid some big fraternity parties planned for the weekend. Julianna Goldman reports on the reactions from campus.cbsnews.com
U.Va. reinstates frat named in Rolling Stone article
reinstates frat named in Rolling Stone article The University of Virginia has reinstated Phi Kappa Psi, just in time for the return of students from winter break. The fraternity has been under scrutiny since a Rolling Stone article claimed that a student had been gang raped by the frat's members. Julianna Goldman reports.cbsnews.com
Friend of alleged UVA rape victim speaks out
Friend of alleged UVA rape victim speaks out There are new questions over the story of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. The father of the alleged victim called "Jackie" is angry that Rolling Stone admitted mistakes in that article. Julianna Goldman reports from campus where one of Jackie's friends, Alex Pinkleton, is also criticizing the magazine and standing by her friend's story.cbsnews.com
Rolling Stone draws students' ire with apology
Rolling Stone draws students' ire with apology After Rolling Stone issued an apology for its story about an alleged rape victim, some University of Virginia students are frustrated with the magazine. Now the hashtag “#IStandWithJackie” is trending on Twitter. Mark Albert reports.cbsnews.com
What we learned from Rolling Stone's apology on the U. Va. rape story and the magazine's journalism
What we learned from Rolling Stone's apology on the U. Va. rape story and the magazine's journalism On Friday, Rolling Stone's managing editor acknowledged "discrepancies" in the magazine's November article that alleged a student was gang raped at a University of Virginia fraternity. A look at the story, and the journalism behind it, with CBS News Correspondent Nancy Cordes and NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik.cbsnews.com
Rolling Stone backs away from U.Va rape story
Rolling Stone backs away from U.Va rape story Rolling Stone is walking back its reporting on a woman who claimed she was gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity. Nancy Cordes reports on the discrepancies that forced the magazine to apologize.cbsnews.com
Rolling Stone apologizes for UVA rape story
Rolling Stone apologizes for UVA rape story Rolling Stone magazine published a story last month about a young woman who claims she was gangraped at a University of Virginia fraternity. Now, the magazine is apologizing for it, saying they've lost faith in the victim's credibility. CBSN's Vicente Arenas reports.cbsnews.com
UVA promises "zero tolerance" sexual assault policy
UVA promises "zero tolerance" sexual assault policy All fraternity activities are on hold at University of Virginia until February after a female student says she was gang-raped in a UVA fraternity house. Board members voted to enact a "zero tolerance" sexual assault policy at the university. Gayle King reports.cbsnews.com
11/24: Mo. grand jury reaches a decision on Michael Brown case; University of Virginia suspends fraternities over rape allegation
grand jury reaches a decision on Michael Brown case; University of Virginia suspends fraternities over rape allegation A St. Louis grand jury has made a decision on whether to charge a Missouri police officer over the death of an unarmed black teenager. The University of Virginia is suspending fraternity and sorority activities until next semester, after a student says she was gang-raped in a fraternity by seven men.cbsnews.com
UVA shuts down Greek life activities amid sexual assault scandal
UVA shuts down Greek life activities amid sexual assault scandal Students at the University of Virginia continue protesting this weekend after an article in The Rolling Stone described a brutal on-campus sexual assault in 2012. The school has suspended all Greek life until January. But as Julianna Goldman reports, the problem may go well beyond that.cbsnews.com
Suspect in missing UVA student's case linked to 2009 murder
Suspect in missing UVA student's case linked to 2009 murder While the search continues for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities say the man being held in her disappearance is connected to the 2009 murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. Wyatt Andrews reports from Washington.cbsnews.com
New revelations about UVA kidnapping suspect's past
New revelations about UVA kidnapping suspect's past CBS News confirmed that 12 years ago, when Jesse Matthew was a student at Liberty University, he was investigated on a complaint of rape. University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham is still missing two weeks after she mysteriously vanished. Wyatt Andrews reports.cbsnews.com
Reported sighting of missing University of Virginia student
Reported sighting of missing University of Virginia student Police are adjusting their search area for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham after getting a new report of a possible sighting the night she disappeared. The reported sighting comes as police released new surveillance images of the 18-year-old in the hours before she vanished.cbsnews.com