| May 20, 2009
Jason Williford returns to the University of Virginia as an assistant basketball coach with a clear and daunting challenge:
Help assemble recruiting classes as good as his own.
Williford arrived at Virginia in 1991 with Cory Alexander, Junior Burrough,...
| May 29, 2009
Freshly minted Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari hasn't been accused of wrongdoing, just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
First at UMass, and now Memphis, Calipari walked out on programs ahead of allegations of major NCAA...
| May 29, 2009
The rain started at War Memorial Stadium on Thursday long before Peninsula Pilots faithful realized.
Four hours before the home opener against the Outer Banks Daredevils, under a blue sky, a drainage pipe behind the pitcher's mound burst, sending geysers...
| Jun 2, 2009
Brian O'Connor and his Virginia baseball team went against the grain, personally and competitively, to put themselves in position to reach the sport's pinnacle.
A young Virginia team unfazed by challenges and its more muted coach traveled cross country...
| Jun 3, 2009
For a conference that hasn't produced the national champion since the Dodgers played in Brooklyn, the ACC sure plays gripping baseball.
From Boston College's dispiriting demise to Virginia's impression of the '71 Orioles, from Florida State's T-ball...
| Jun 6, 2009
— A marathon 4-hour, 17-minute baseball game came to an abrupt end Friday afternoon. And that's because Virginia closer Kevin Arico threw a pitch he'd like to have back.
The right-hander's first-pitch fastball in the bottom of the 12th inning got...
| Jun 7, 2009
Less than two innings from going two-and-out in the program's first trip to an NCAA Super Regional, Virginia used a crucial Ole Miss error to spark a game-winning rally as the Cavaliers beat the Rebels 4-3 Saturday afternoon at Oxford-University Stadium....
| Jun 7, 2009
Their names are unfamiliar and send spell-check off the deep end. Their deeds rarely make SportsCenter or create traffic headaches on Emmet Street.
But these are the young men and women responsible for what likely will be, by at least one standard, the...
| Jun 8, 2009
Minutes after a wild dogpile in the middle of Oxford-University Stadium, Virginia pitcher Robert Poutier limped into the postgame press conference with a rapidly swelling left eye and a grin on his face that stretched from ear to ear.
"I think I've got a...
| Jun 10, 2009
Despite his best efforts, Brian O'Connor didn't sleep a wink last Sunday night. He tossed and turned, thinking about the meeting that he'll have this weekend in Omaha, Neb.
On Saturday, he'll meet LSU coach Paul Mainieri at Rosenblatt Stadium's home...
| Jun 11, 2009
Like all good college coaches, Virginia baseball's Brian O'Connor operates from a set of principles and blueprints, but he appreciates the value of serendipity in teams and seasons.
As the Cavaliers marched through the postseason and earned the program's...