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Basketball, Baseball and Former Cavs

Expect a busy Wednesday on Cavaliers Journal, with some insight from Coach Al Groh, Texas Christian Coach Gary Patterson, Virginia defensive tackle Nick Jenkins, quarterback Marc Verica and wide receiver Kris Burd on Saturday’s game against the No. 16 Horned Frogs.

In the meantime, here are some Virginia athletics notes of interest…

BASKETBALL: Marquette will visit Virginia for a closed-door scrimmage, according to this report on the Journal Sentinel’s Web site. This is especially noteworthy because the Cavaliers did not schedule any exhibition games. The first look fans will receive of Coach Tony Bennett’s team is Nov. 13 against Longwood. That will be a good weekend in Charlottesville, with the football team playing Boston College the following day.

FOOTBALL ALUMNI: Wide receiver Kevin Ogletree made the Dallas Cowboys. Ogletree left Virginia after his junior season and was not selected in April’s draft, but an impressive training camp earned him a roster spot and validated his decision to turn pro. On that subject, Ogletree made it clear when I spoke to him last season that he likely would not have entered his name if the draft had he not graduated. He would have been a fifth-year senior.

- Cedric Peerman failed to make the Baltimore Ravens’ roster, but he was quickly scooped up by the Cleveland Browns.
- Despite a 12-day holdout, Eugene Monroe won the Jacksonville Jaguars’ starting left tackle spot.

BASEBALL: I’ve heard some jokes after the football team lost to William & Mary asking, “Is it baseball season yet?” Well, sort of. The Cavaliers started fall practice on Monday – one day after being honored by the Washington Nationals. Coach Brian O’Connor has given fans a chance to watch the team. Here are the remaining opening practices/games:

Sept. 11 - 2:15-4:15 p.m.

Sept. 12 - 10 a.m.-Noon (Alumni Game)

Sept. 13 - 1-4:30 p.m.

Sept. 20 - 6-9 p.m.

Sept. 26 - 8:30-11 a.m.

Orange & Blue World Series

*All games are at 6 p.m.
Game 1: Monday, October 5

Game 2: Tuesday, October 6

Game 3: Thursday, October 8

Game 4: Tuesday, October 13

Game 5: Thursday, October 15

Game 6: Friday, October 16

Game 7: Tuesday, October 20

By Zach Berman  |  September 9, 2009; 10:40 AM ET
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Honored by the Nationals???

Posted by: skabizza | September 12, 2009 1:08 AM | Report abuse

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