| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Big-foot conferences and the NCAA bank hundreds of millions annually in television revenue. Coaches, commissioners and athletic directors reside in Rocky Mountain-high tax brackets. Jerseys and video games jump from the shelves.
Meanwhile, the linchpins...
| Nov 5, 2013
With both of its starting cornerbacks sidelined Saturday, Virginia allowed 435 passing yards to Clemson, the fourth-most against the Cavaliers in 124 seasons of football. A similar challenge awaits this week as Virginia's depleted secondary attempts to...
| Aug 27, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia's defensive challenge in Week 2 against Oregon clearly is daunting. A more nuanced, and arguably far more critical, test awaits in Saturday's opener against visiting Brigham Young.
Not to completely dismiss the...
| Nov 10, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Virginia had lost by more than 20 points three times during this dismal football season. But given the caliber of opponent, those setbacks could be partially rationalized.
Saturday's can not.
North Carolina, an average team...
| Oct 8, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — A Virginia football season that began with a promising victory has declined alarmingly, and coach Mike London's job could, and should, hinge on dramatic improvement.
Such progress need not include championship contention or...
| Sep 8, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Admirably and quite inaccurately, David Watford shouldered the blame. One touchdown in 16 possessions? Four turnovers and no downfield passing game? Anemic rushing for the second time in as many games?
"It wasn't really the...
| Sep 24, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — David Watford completed 47 passes in Virginia's first two games this season, versus Brigham Young and Oregon. None gained more than 20 yards, a conservative approach that left fans, and perhaps players and coaches, far too cranky...
| Sep 29, 2013
Mike London played through concussions. His son Brandon, a Canadian Football League receiver, recently sustained his second. A former co-worker sued the NFL over concussions that he claims led to anxiety, severe depression and thoughts of suicide.
| Nov 21, 2013
WILLIAMSBURG — Jimmye Laycock would prefer to have a cushion. He'd like for his William and Mary football team to be locked into the Championship Subdivision playoffs, regardless of how it fares in Saturday's regular-season finale at Richmond.
| Oct 1, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — After three dismal performances in as many games against Bowl Subdivision opponents, Virginia's offense has exhausted coach Mike London's patience.
Adjusting to new coordinator Steve Fairchild? Youth at quarterback, receiver...
| Oct 2, 2010
| 3:34 PM
The answer: Quite a distance, thank you very much.
Virginia's widely anticipated ACC opener against Florida State was supposed to provide answers, or at least indicators, to the question of how far the Cavaliers had to go to compete against the...