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  • Coaching changes sure to be central at Nike event in Hampton next weekend

     Coaching changes sure to be central at Nike event in Hampton next weekend
    Six years ago, Virginia hired Tony Bennett as its basketball coach. He replaced Dave Leitao, whom the Cavaliers fired four seasons after luring him from DePaul. Bennett's first hire at Virginia was Ritchie McKay, who relocated to Charlottesville after two...
  • On The Fly: Tiger Will Make Masters Even More Enjoyable

    The world's 96th-ranked golfer announced he will play in the Masters next week, and that's big news because his name is Tiger Woods. The appearance at Augusta National will end a nine-week layoff for Woods, 39, whose game has been a mess over the past...
  • NFL hiring Sarah Thomas as its first permanent female official, sources say

    NFL hiring Sarah Thomas as its first permanent female official, sources say
    In a groundbreaking move, the NFL is hiring Sarah Thomas as its first female permanent official for regular-season games, according to sources. A former official for Conference USA football games, Thomas joins the NFL along with seven other officials...
  • UM holds off Temple, advances to NIT title game

    UM holds off Temple, advances to NIT title game
    Miami had plenty of reasons to fold. Starting point guard and playmaker Angel Rodriguez didn’t play due to a lingering wrist injury. Soon after Tonye Jekiri showed signs he could dominate the paint, he took an elbow to the head and was...
  • DePaul's hiring of Dave Leitao comes as a surprise — even to Leitao

    DePaul's hiring of Dave Leitao comes as a surprise — even to Leitao
    This wasn't a case of out with the old and in with the old, DePaul athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto insisted. Still, there was something of a surprise party held at the school's student center Monday afternoon when Dave Leitao was introduced...
  • Dave Leitao returns as DePaul men's basketball coach

    Dave Leitao returns as DePaul men's basketball coach
    When Dave Leitao left DePaul for Virginia 10 years ago, he said the school would “always have a special place in my heart.” On Sunday, Leitao and the Blue Demons rekindled their relationship when the school announced he will return as the...
  • Tucson, Little Rock reportedly latest to join bowl mix

    Tucson, Little Rock reportedly latest to join bowl mix
    It appears the bowl schedule will get a little more crowded as Tucson, Arizona and Little Rock, Arkansas are the latest cities to reportedly host a bowl game in 2015. Both cities have shown 'strong interest' in hosting postseason games according to...
  • Saturday's multi-sport college and local roundup: No. 18 Virginia sweeps doubleheader at Notre Dame

    COLLEGES: Baseball: No. 18 Virginia, which has endured a recent tailspin with a younger-than-usual team, got back on track Saturday by winning 9-1 and 4-2 at Notre Dame. The Cavaliers (17-8, 5-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) got quality pitching and...
  • Former UConn Assistant Dave Leitao Returning As Head Coach At DePaul

    Former UConn Assistant Dave Leitao Returning As Head Coach At DePaul
    Dave Leitao, the former UConn assistant who spent more than 15 years coaching alongside Jim Calhoun, is returning as head coach of the DePaul men's basketball team, a job he held for three years in the mid 2000s. The Chicago Tribune reports that...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 3/28 log (updated Saturday AM with all matchups)

    8:30 a.m.    Highlights: North Carolina basketball.--MASN 9 a.m.    Golf: Trophee Hassan II third round (in Agadir, Morocco).--Golf 9 a.m.    Exhibition baseball: Detroit vs. Toronto (d.).--MLB Net. 9 a.m.    Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox...
  • Friday's multi-sport college and local roundup: Keselica, Hokies upend No. 13 Florida State in baseball

    COLLEGES: Baseball: A five-run seventh inning propelled Virginia Tech (15-12, 6-4 ACC) past No. 13 Florida State 8-3 in a series opener in Tallahassee. Sean Keselica (4-1) pitched seven innings for the win, and Erik Payne drove in three runs. ......