| Nov 2, 2013
Saturday marks the second time this football season that Virginia has hosted a top-10 opponent quarterbacked by a future NFL draft choice orchestrating a rapid-fire spread offense reinforced by an underrated defense.
The Cavaliers can only hope their...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia quarterback David Watford considers his Clemson counterpart, Tajh Boyd, a mentor and friend, hardly a surprise given their shared position, roots and demeanor. But Saturday's clash between the Cavaliers and Tigers will...
| Oct 22, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The tactical challenges of preparing for Georgia Tech's veer option are difficult enough. Paul Johnson's Yellow Jackets are fresh off a 56-0 beatdown of Syracuse, and last year they gouged the Cavaliers 56-20.
| Nov 28, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Craig Littlepage scrapped Thanksgiving with family in his native Pennsylvania. He's delegating more to underlings and isn't nearly as conversant about early season college basketball as he'd like.
"We're trying to fix football,...
| Nov 26, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia hasn't won a football game in more than two months and hasn't beaten Virginia Tech in 10 years. The Cavaliers rank last among ACC teams in turnover margin, and for the first time this season coach Mike London's...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Ninety-one plays. That's the statistic Al Golden kept repeating. He said it in his opening remarks after Miami beat Virginia, 45-26. He said it to a question about defensive improvement in the second half.
"We know their play total was too much," the...
| Dec 1, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Duke-North Carolina delivered a classic. Ohio State-Michigan, Georgia-Georgia Tech, Oregon-Oregon State all that and then some. Auburn-Alabama? Lord have mercy.
Virginia Tech-Virginia, not so much.
In a finale that reflected...
| 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...
| Oct 9, 2010
| 9:09 AM
College football's most improbable No. 1 of the last half-century attracted "World News Tonight," validated Andy Warhol and prompted odes to Thomas Jefferson.
Twenty years ago this week, the Virginia Cavaliers became the nation's top-ranked team....
| Oct 30, 2010
| 2:36 PM
Mike London is neither deaf, blind nor numb. He heard and read the scathing reviews of his Virginia football team, and they hurt.
So as the clock expired Saturday on the Cavaliers' improbable 24-19 conquest of 22nd-ranked Miami, as a nine-game ACC losing...