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  • Feedback Feb. 15: Academy name, Dean Smith, U.Va. and more

    What's in a name Ed: I'm calling in reference to an article of today's newspaper. It has to do with the STEAM Academy located at Fort Monroe. For some reason this feels like déjà vu all over again. I thought we agreed that when you use an acronym in an...
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  • Ball security key for Virginia offense without injured Anderson

    Ball security key for Virginia offense without injured Anderson
    Virginia endured its second-worst shooting night of the season Saturday, missed 12-of-14 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc and lost the rebounding battle. Hardly a promising victory formula against the nation’s ninth-ranked team and a Hall of...
  • Humility, attention to detail marked Dean Smith's career, life

     Humility, attention to detail marked Dean Smith's career, life
    As the final seconds of his milestone victory melted away, the capacity crowd rose and chanted his name. Dean Smith was about to become major college basketball's all-time winningest coach, and his North Carolina Tar Heels, leading Colorado by 17 points,...
  • Virginia loses Justin Anderson, holds on for 52-47 win against Louisville

    Virginia loses Justin Anderson, holds on for 52-47 win against Louisville
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — Sitting near the end of the bench for the entire second half with his left hand in a bandage, Justin Anderson wasn’t going to be No. 3 Virginia’s hero against Louisville. Maybe U.Va. will soon find itself in a bind...
  • Poised, rugged Virginia answers another challenge in Louisville

    Poised, rugged Virginia answers another challenge in Louisville
    CHARLOTTESVILLE – As a 13-point lead evaporated to four in the waning moments Saturday night, Virginia faithful couldn’t help but think: Is this Duke all over again? Then came a subtle, veteran move that embodies these Cavaliers, one that...
  • U.Va.'s meeting with Louisville features clash of defensive-minded top-10 foes

    U.Va.'s meeting with Louisville features clash of defensive-minded top-10 foes
    Right around the time the calendar flipped to 2015, Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino was seeking something extra out of his team on defense. Nevermind the fact Pitino has long been one of the game's most effective practitioners of defensive...
  • Are ACC's home courts more imposing than old Big East's?

    Are ACC's home courts more imposing than old Big East's?
    Virginia has won 20 consecutive home basketball games. Moreover, the Cavaliers have won 20 straight at John Paul Jones Arena versus ACC opponents. Duke’s home winning streak was 41 games prior to last week’s loss to Miami. Virginia Tech...
  • From Blacksburg to Louisville, Harrell's college journey has been charmed

    CHARLOTTE — Growing up in Tarboro, N.C., Montrezl Harrell was like a lot of other Tobacco Road-raised basketball-loving kids, dreaming of one day donning a sky blue uniform at the University of North Carolina. As Harrell started to develop some...
  • Virginia Tech's trip to play No. 6 Louisville opens possible stretch of four straight games vs. ranked foes

    It’s been a while since coach Buzz Williams has seen a stretch like the one Virginia Tech is about to confront, but at least he’s no stranger to it. That’s more than can be said for his young team in Blacksburg. They’re about...
  • ACC's benching of referee Karl Hess proper, overdue, inevitable

    ACC's benching of referee Karl Hess proper, overdue, inevitable
    With six Final Fours and nine ACC tournament finals on his résumé, Karl Hess’ officiating chops are beyond reproach. But I never cared for his confrontational style, and it’s exactly that approach that led the conference to bench him....