The 2016 Wahoos (36-18) open ACC Tournament play Thursday against Clemson in Durham. The goal is to first win a pool that includes the Tigers, Wake Forest and Louisville. From there, it’s a noon, Sunday, game for the title. Ace Connor Jones is expected to start against Clemson. Alec Bettinger will go against the Demon Deacons on Friday. Haseley will go against the Cardinals on Saturday. As for who gets the if necessary Sunday assignment?
Brian O’Connor, a pitcher turned coach, moved into a tie for most wins in Virginia baseball history Saturday as Adam Haseley threw a complete game and the ninth-ranked Cavaliers closed the regular season with a 4-1 victory and series sweep of Virginia Tech.
Connor Jones lasted long enough to be in line for his sixth consecutive victory. Cam Simmons, Matt Thaiss and Kevin Doherty took it from there as UVa beat the Hokies, 8-3, in the series opener at Davenport Field.
The Virginia football team’s season opener against Richmond will kick off at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 3 at Scott Stadium and be broadcast on ESPN3.com, the school announced on Thursday as the Atlantic Coast Conference released its early season TV schedule.
After two defeats at the hands of the Tar Heels earlier in the season — 4-3 on March 4 and 4-1 on April 23 — the No. 14 Cavaliers (19-10) topped UNC (31-3) with a 4-2 decision in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 Thursday.
On Davenport Field’s edge, a good long toss beyond the backstop, Brian O’Connor lounged in a maroon leather chair. His legs were crossed, his head rested against a paneled wall of Virginia’s recent accomplishments.
Between playing in the McDonald’s All-American Game and being named Indiana’s Mr. Basketball, the last few months have been a whirlwind for Kyle Guy — the most highly rated member of Virginia’s four-member incoming recruiting class.
When No. 1-seeded Virginia swept past Monmouth by a 4-0 score Saturday to set up Sunday’s NCAA second round match with 37th-seed Penn State, it was a good time for Cavaliers coach Brian Boland to reflect upon the program he has built.
Having not been in the lineup in six weeks, having just gotten over a case of strep throat and having never played in the NCAA Tournament, you wouldn’t have picked Taylor Wingo to be the first Virginia player to win a singles match against Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday afternoon at Snyder Tennis Center.
With an eight-game pro set, college tennis doubles matches were always considered something of a roll of the dice, but with new rules this season they’ve become — to a certain extent — a total crapshoot.
In its latest Field of 64 projection, D1Baseball.com has the Cavaliers (31-17, 14-10 ACC) hosting an NCAA Regional. Baseball America, using a similar formula, has Virginia traveling to Coastal Carolina for the tournament’s opening weekend.
Virginia lacrosse coach Dom Starsia’s return for a 25th season looks up in the air. The Hall of Famer doesn’t have a contract for next season, and late Tuesday night UVa Athletic Director Craig Littlepage was noncommittal when asked about his status.