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Football Retires Two Jersies

Former UVa running back Tiki Barber, the ACC Player of the Year in 1996, had his jersey retired during the Virginia Tech game at the end of this season.  Defensive end Chris Long, this year’s ACC Defensive Player of the Year, also had his jersey retired.

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Basketball Shoots Its Way to Win Over Northwestern

Mamadi Diane led Virginia with 22 points and Sean Singletary added a career-high 10 assists to lead Virginia to a 94-52 win over Northwestern Wildcats in the ninth annual ACC/Big Ten challenge. The Wahoos made 16 3-pointers and rushed to an early lead from which the Wildcats never recovered.

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Men’s Basketball Upsets No. 17 Arizona

The men’s basketball team upset the University of Arizona, the number 17 team in the country, 75-72 Saturday night.  The Cavaliers were led by senior guard Sean Singletary, who scored 24 points, in particular two free throws and a 15-foot jump shot towards the end of the game to give Virginia the lead.  Singletary, a three-year captain, also added eight assists.  Arizona was paced by Jerryd Bayless, who scored 21 points.


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Men’s Basketball Defeats Howard

The Cavaliers improved to 2-0 last night with at 92-53 win over Howard.  Sean Singletary led the Wahoos with 23 points and 8 assists as Virginia overcame a sluggish start to pull away for a convincing win.  Virginia is back in action on Saturday for a its first road game of the year at #17 Arizona.

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Virginia Women’s Rugby: State Champions

A sports article by Ning Tay

If you visit the AFC at night, you will see at least three members of the Virginia Women’s Rugby team there, guaranteed. Now that the season is over, off-season training has begun to keep everyone in shape. Coaches Nancy Kechner and Julie Comer sent out workout suggestions last week and even organised an off-season competition with a point system for possible exercises. It’s no wonder that the UVA Women’s Rugby team is so successful.

This season, the team played a total of 14 games and won them all except one. They lost to Penn State by one try, with a score of 15-10. “We did excellent this season. We worked hard, we were fit, and we only had one loss, against a team that plays national championships,” says Rachel “Recky” Winters, fall season captain. In fact, no team had scored against UVA until their 10th game. Continue reading

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Cavaliers Dominate Hurricanes 48-0 in Orange Bowl

A sports article by Jason Shore

Entering the final game in the historic Orange Bowl last Saturday against Miami, the #23 Cavaliers were not generally favored to win despite their ranking. Virginia had never won a football game in Florida in 15 previous attempts. Sitting atop the ACC Coastal division with Virginia Tech, they did not need to – the showdown in Charlottesville against the Hokies on November 24 will decide which team takes a shot at the ACC Championship.

Inexplicably, the Cavaliers responded with a 48-0 shutout of the Hurricanes, the worst shutout in 70 years of Orange Bowl history. Doubted after setting a NCAA record number of close wins, Virginia responded with a comfortable 48-point margin of victory. The Cavaliers’ other eight wins came by a total margin of 53.

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The Football Team is Winning Ugly, but Winning Nonetheless

By Grayson Lambert

For the fifth time this year, the Virginia football team pulled out a win by one or two points yesterday after a 17-16 victory over Wake Forest. With an 8-2 record, the Wahoos have moved back into both the AP and the USA Today Polls. Virginia also stayed a half game ahead of Virginia Tech in the ACC Coastal division.

Despite the impressive record and the lead in the ACC standings, anyone who has watched a UVA football game this year will readily admit that the Wahoos do not look terribly impressive. Continue reading

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