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UVa Basketball: 2015-2016 Preview

With Duke’s win over Wisconsin in the National Championship, another exciting season of college basketball has come to a close. Looking back, the 2014-2015 season was one where Virginia boasted a #2 ranking for a good part of the season and seemingly suffocated opponents with their shutdown defense. However, once tournament season came around, the Hoos seemingly dropped off the map. The sad fact is that all of the Cavaliers’ regular season success this year will be overshadowed by their inability to perform…

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UVa March Madness

It’s finally every college basketball fan’s favorite time of the year. March Madness is in full swing as people are already picking up the pieces of their bracket. In just the first day, the tournament has already lived up to the hype. Two #3 seeds (Iowa State, Baylor) fell to #14 seeds, seven of the twelve games were decided by less than five points, and we saw two game-winning three-point shots, one of which was facilitated by a SMU goaltending. In regards…

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UVa Football 2015-2016 Preview

Now that Cavalier Football fans have had ample time to digest the team’s heartbreaking and season-ending loss to our bitter rivals, Virginia Tech, I feel it is time to move on and see how the team is shaping up for next season. The schedule looks to be one of the hardest UVa has scheduled in many years. Just like last year, the season will kick off with a game against UCLA. After the opener, UVa has a tough home test against a…

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UVa Bracketology

While we are still two weeks away from Selection Sunday, March Madness is in full force at UVa. The battered, bruised, and face mask-donning Hoos came away with a 69-57 win last week over their in-state rivals Virginia Tech. And then UVa clinched the ACC regular season title and the number one seed in the ACC tournament with a win versus Syracuse this past Sunday. With a win against Louisville and a strong showing in the ACC tournament, UVa is all but…

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Hypothetical Hoops: UK vs. UVa

With UVa sitting at number two in the national polls, just behind the University of Kentucky, the debate rages on about who would win if the Kentucky Wildcats played the University of Virginia. Both UVa and UK are enjoying very successful seasons, but what makes this match-up so intriguing is that these teams are first and second in terms of total defense, respectively. If we break down each team’s star players and strengths, we can see who would most likely edge out…

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Virginia Football: Season In Review

Oh what optimism we had after the UCLA game. After opening the season and barely knocking off a top-ten team, we all thought this year would be different. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. After the win against Pittsburg, there wasn’t a Hoos fan out there who didn’t give the Cavaliers a shot at being bowl-eligible. They were 4-2 at the time and only needed two wins out of their next six games to earn a postseason birth. But just as Virginia football has done…

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NCAA Tournament Preview: Men’s Soccer

UVA men’s soccer has experienced some ups and downs over the course of this season. After starting the season with two wins over Old Dominion and VCU, as well as a huge tie against the 5th ranked Notre Dame squad, the Hoos were backing up their #2 ranking. However, after dropping the next two games to Syracuse and Davidson, UVA fell 17 spots in the polls. After the second loss, despair set in. A demoralized UVA team had just lost their first…

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UVa Football Bowl Chances

As the Virginia Football team returns home for their bye week, let’s examine how the season has unfolded. Travel back in time with me. It is the 4th quarter in the Cavaliers opening football game. UCLA holds an eight-point lead and on trots Grayson Lambert to try and lead the team on a game-tying drive. Skeptical fans that arrived expecting another losing season are now on their feet and cheering. While Lambert and the Cavaliers lost, many UVa fans, myself included, left…

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