| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:23 AM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Football lifetimes have passed since Virginia and UCLA agreed to a two-game series that begins Saturday at Scott Stadium and concludes with next season's opener at the Rose Bowl.
'Twas February 2009, and rookie head coach Mike...
| Aug 24, 2014
Properly disguised and timed, a reverse ranks among football's coolest plays. Stout defenses appear clueless, while their sage coordinators spike headsets in frustration.
Reversals of team fortunes can be equally unexpected and, depending on your...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:40 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Greyson Lambert had no shot. Playing in the latter stages of games Virginia trailed by 10 points or more, the reserve quarterback faced menacing defenses that could stalk him without fear of reprisal.
In last season’s...
| Jul 22, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Monday wasn't the first time Mike London has faced questions about his job fitness and security. And it won't be the last.
But in what certainly will be his most prolonged grilling — the ACC Kickoff's day-long rotation...
| Apr 27, 2014
The vote is too close to call, and don't let Nate Silver or Pew Research tell you differently. Raging for years and influenced by provincial concerns, 11th-hour reversals and, yes, a leprechaun, the debate finally appears set for resolution next month....
| Feb 6, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Quin Blanding announced his decision to play college football at Virginia nearly a year ago. Safe to say, much has transpired since.
Chief among the developments: the Cavaliers' 2-10 record last season, their worst since 1981,...
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2013
Virginia's previously anemic offense has produced nearly 1,000 yards the last two weeks, and quarterback David Watford is fresh off his best game as a collegian. The chore is to translate that progress into victories.
Saturday's 27-26 setback at...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...