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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Virginia’s Tony Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike

Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement.


Virginia looking for playmakers to help QB Bryce Perkins

Virginia is looking for playmakers to step in and help dual-threat quarterback Bryce Perkins. The Cavaliers need to replace wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus and running back Jordan Ellis, who both …


New-look Virginia back to work after winning NCAA title

Tony Bennett’s first offseason as a national championship coach has come with benefits on the recruiting trail. However, his first season at Virginia after winning the title will bring challenges. …


Mamadi Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to pursue NBA dream

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft. Diakite made the announcement on his Instagram page. He …


Dan Thompson: Washington State fans find way to forgive Tony Bennett, cheer his success

It’s an odd thing, really, the way Cougs faithful feel about Tony Bennett. Sentiments about his father Dick are more straightforward: He was the man who revitalized a derelict program, …


Analysis: Offensive adjustments lead Virginia to first title

Defensively-minded, the Cavaliers (35-3) turned a night of adjustments against Texas Tech’s vaunted defense into one of college basketball’s great redemption stories.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Virginia beats Texas Tech for its first NCAA title

Virginia has won the first men’s basketball championship in school history, getting a career-high 27 points from De’Andre Hunter and clutch play from Kyle Guy to beat Texas Tech 85-77 …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

1st-timers Texas Tech and Virginia face off for NCAA title

For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination – and vision. The Cavaliers and Red Raiders meet in the NCAA …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Jarrett Culver, De’Andre Hunter bring NBA upside to Texas Tech-Virginia final

Jarrett Culver knew Texas Tech desperately needed him to make a big leap after a solid freshman year so he charged full-speed into an offseason determined to refine and expand …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Kyle Guy hits 3 free throws with 0.6 left, Virginia shocks Auburn in Final Four

Auburn had erased a 10-point deficit in the final five minutes and led 62-60 before Kyle Guy stepped to the line in the final second.


Virginia and Auburn match contrasting styles in Final Four

Virginia and Auburn meet at the Final Four in the latest installment of a long-running competition in basketball: Slow and steady vs. fast and furious. The top-seeded Cavaliers are rarely …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Virginia shakes off Purdue 80-75 in OT to win South Region

The Cavaliers (33-3) redeemed themselves from last year’s loss to UMBC by relying on veterans, sound defense, poise, controlling the ball and a failure to be rattled even when the …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

No. 1 seed Virginia outlasts No. 12 Oregon 53-49 in NCAAs

Ty Jerome scored 13 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:34 remaining, and No. 1 seed Virginia reached its second regional final in four years with a 53-49 victory over …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Gonzaga falls to fourth, Duke back on top in final AP poll

The final AP college basketball poll of the season mirrors the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 seed line. Gonzaga’s three-week stay at No. 1 in the media poll ended with a …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

South Region preview: After being on the wrong side of history last year, Virginia earns top seed again

Virginia now has its chance to make up for being the first No. 1 seed to lose its NCAA Tournament opener.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Gonzaga maintains top spot in poll, but No. 2 Virginia pulls closer

Gonzaga maintained its hold on No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll, and the Zags can’t help or hurt their position this week.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 8 p.m.

From big blowout to big commitment, Gonzaga rides momentum back to No. 1

Gonzaga is enjoying one of the best three-day spans in program history. The Zags crushed BYU by 34 points Saturday on Senior Night. They picked up a commitment from coveted …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Top 25 roundup: Third-ranked Virginia completes season sweep of No. 20 Virginia Tech

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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Gonzaga moves to No. 3 in AP college basketball poll

Gonzaga’s slow climb up the AP men’s college basketball rankings took another step forward Monday. After a three-week stay at fourth, the Zags moved to third in the latest poll …


Top 25 roundup: No. 2 Duke stuns No. 3 Virginia with early 3s, holds on

RJ Barrett scored 26 points, Zion Williamson had 18 and No. 2 Duke used an early barrage of 3-pointers to stun No. 3 Virginia and then held off the Cavaliers, …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Gonzaga, Duke headline list of contenders well-positioned for Final Four run

Now that the NFL season has reached an anticlimactic conclusion, the nation’s sporting eyes turn to college basketball for the next two months.


Top 25 this week: No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Virginia get high-profile rematch

No. 2 Duke is to face No. 3 Virginia in a rematch of one of the season’s most entertaining games. The Blue Devils won the first meeting 72-70 to hand …


Men’s Top 25 capsules: RJ Barrett leads No. 1 Duke past No. 4 Virginia 72-70

RJ Barrett scored 30 points, Zion Williamson had 27 and No. 1 Duke beat No. 4 Virginia 72-70 on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their first loss of the season.


Women’s Top 25 capsules: Asia Durr’s 20 leads No. 4 Louisville past Virginia

Asia Durr scored 20 points in 23 minutes as No. 4 Louisville routed Virginia 91-43 on Thursday night.


Hall of Fame college football coach George Welsh dies

George Welsh, who coached football at Virginia for 19 years and retired as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s career victories leader, has died.


Bryce Perkins, Olamide Zaccheaus lead Virginia over South Carolina 28-0 in Belk Bowl

Perkins completed 22 of 31 passes for 208 yards and ran for 81 yards as the Cavaliers ended the ACC’s longest bowl drought. Zaccheaus, named the game’s Most Outstanding Player, …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Commentary: Tony Bennett and Virginia already have put the loss to UMBC behind them. Really.

Ten years into his reign at Virginia, Tony Bennett probably could show up in one of Bob Knight’s old sweaters and still be loved by the Charlottesville crowd. The Cavaliers …


Top 25 Capsules: No. 4 Virginia knocks off VCU

Kyle Guy scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, and Ty Jerome had 11 of his 14 in the second for Virginia as the Cavaliers topped VCU …


Cavaliers tight end Evan Butts poised for big final season

Virginia’s stable of fleet-footed wide receivers is getting a lot of attention. The Cavaliers have a not-so-fast tight end that could benefit from all that speed. Senior Evan Butts caught …