| Oct 31, 2011
| 5:35 PM
The biggest reality check for quarterback Michael Rocco came Friday afternoon when he sat in a classroom in Charlottesville with a test on Buddhism in front of him, less than 10 hours after getting back into town from leading Virginia to a 28-21 win at...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:23 PM
From season's start to finish, Virginia was a fragile football team. Amid significant progress, the Cavaliers nearly stumbled against Indiana and Idaho — combined record 3-21 — and endured a 38-point beating from Virginia Tech in their...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 4:51 PM
There's a lot of different descriptions regarding his game Virginia running back Clifton Richardson will accept, but referring to him as a "power back" isn't one of them.
With his 6-foot-0, 215-pound frame, Richardson is by far the biggest tailback U.Va....
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:37 AM
When Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor talks about the No. 2 receiver in program history, he starts with one of Kris Burd’s least-productive games.
“One of the things that impresses me about Kris is his toughness,” Lazor said...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 2:52 PM
Frank Beamer versus Mike London is a mismatch. Beamer would dominate London on a golf course. London would trample Beamer in a blocking drill.
Recruiting is a different story. Though polar opposites stylistically, both are effective, London the dynamic...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:38 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — To spin it positively, you could call Menchville's football program consistent. Few things define stability more than finishing with the same record five seasons in a row.
Unfortunately, that record is 2-8, which calculates to a 10-...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:15 PM
While spending a few days in Myrtle Beach, S.C., around the holidays in preparation for the Offense-Defense High School All-American Bowl, Clifton Richardson made sure he took copious mental notes on what he was seeing in practices.
| Aug 30, 2011
| 10:08 AM
Coach | Melvin Moore (first year)
2010 | 2-8, 2-7 (8th)
Last playoff appearance | 1993
Division | 6
Sept. 1 | Woodside (L, 57-9), 7
Sept. 9 | at Wilson (L, 21-19), 7
Sept. 15 | Denbigh (L, 28-17), 7
Sept. 23 | at...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 7:57 PM
Freshman quarterback David Watford arrived at Virginia from Hampton High in January renowned more as a runner than passer. His Cavaliers debut contradicted that evaluation.
Used in spot duty in place of starter Michael Rocco, Watford completed 3-of-5...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 7:34 PM
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – With his first significant in-game playing time at free safety under his belt, Rijo Walker will have plenty to study coming out of Virginia's 28-17 loss to North Carolina.
Walker, a Bethel High graduate, got his first career...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 12:32 PM
The schedule appears tougher, the defense less stout. So if Virginia is to match or exceed last football season's encouraging 8-5 record, the burden likely falls to the offense.
Translation: Incumbent starter Michael Rocco needs to be better.