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Cavaliers Journal: November 8, 2009 - November 14, 2009

Boston College 14, Virginia 10

Virginia will have a losing season for the second consecutive season and third time in four years. This one was especially painful for the players because they felt they were a few inches short from having a chance to win....

By Zach Berman  |  November 14, 2009; 9:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Live from Scott Stadium...

Minutes until kickoff, and it looks like there will be another record low crowd at Scott Stadium. It's a shame, too, because it's a beautiful day for November -- mid 60s, no rain. A few quick notes before the game....

By Zach Berman  |  November 14, 2009; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Halftime: Boston College 7, Virginia 0

You've heard this story before. The defense is playing well, the offense is struggling. Virginia was lucky to enter halftime trailing by only a touchdown. The Cavaliers have an interception in the end zone that prevented a touchdown. Here are...

By Zach Berman  |  November 14, 2009; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gameday links

A big weekend for Virginia athletics meant meant stories. Let's split this by sport... FOOTBALL Virginia enters a must-win situation. Coach Al Groh is not shrinking from scrutiny; he's only thinking about wins. Boston College's offensive line should be a...

By Zach Berman  |  November 14, 2009; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Halftime: Virginia 49, Longwood 27

With 7 minutes and 53 seconds remaining in the first half, Virginia held a 22-18 lead over Longwood. The Cavaliers closed the half with 27-9 run, highlighted by transition points and three-point shooting. They are 5 for 9 from three-point...

By Zach Berman  |  November 13, 2009; 8:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Live from courtside...

A big night for Virginia basketball -- the first game of the Tony Bennett era. The team is playing without Assane Sene (suspension) and Jamil Tucker (leave of absence), so it will not be the roster, nor the roation, of...

By Zach Berman  |  November 13, 2009; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Countdown to tip-off: Expectations

Note: Each day leading up to the Nov. 13 opener against Longwood, Cavaliers Journal will explore a different topic about the 2009-10 Virginia men’s basketball team. Here are the previous topics: Nov. 2: The offense Nov. 3: The defense Nov....

By Zach Berman  |  November 13, 2009; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: Who will win Saturday's Virginia-Boston College game?

poll by twiigs.com...

By Zach Berman  |  November 13, 2009; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Morning links

Boston College Coach Frank Spaziani will make his first trip to Scott Stadium in 19 years. Here's another look at 'Spaz' from a columnist who knows him well. Virginia needs Jameel Sewell if it's going to upset Boston College and...

By Zach Berman  |  November 13, 2009; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sewell, Verica questionable vs. Boston College

Quarterbacks Jameel Sewell and Marc Verica are both questionable. This could make Saturday's game very interesting. Riko Smalls is the third-string quarterback. Smalls, a redshirt freshman, is not thought to be ready to play yet. University of Virginia Football Injury...

By Zach Berman  |  November 12, 2009; 7:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Countdown to tip-off: Guards

Note: Each day leading up to the Nov. 13 opener against Longwood, Cavaliers Journal will explore a different topic about the 2009-10 Virginia men’s basketball team. Here are the previous topics: Nov. 2: The offense Nov. 3: The defense Nov....

By Zach Berman  |  November 12, 2009; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia and the Redskins

The team is losing, the offense is struggling and the coach might get fired at the end of the season. Sound familar? Virginia football has much in common with the NFL team up U.S. 29 -- a point not lost...

By Zach Berman  |  November 12, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Morning links

Virginia's offense has not become any better in 2009. The offense has sights on improving this week. On the other side, Boston College must prove it can win on the road. Virginia is worried about BC's offensive line, which has...

By Zach Berman  |  November 12, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Countdown to tip-off: Forwards

Note: Each day leading up to the Nov. 13 opener against Longwood, Cavaliers Journal will explore a different topic about the 2009-10 Virginia men’s basketball team. Here are the previous topics: Nov. 2: The offense Nov. 3: The defense Nov....

By Zach Berman  |  November 11, 2009; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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''Hoos for Herzlich' goes deeper for Virginia

Before Saturday’s game against Boston College, Eagles senior Mark Herzlich will be honored at midfield of Scott Stadium. The former linebacker learned last spring that he had Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in his left leg, stalling a...

By Zach Berman  |  November 11, 2009; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Jamil Tucker takes leave of absence

Virginia forward Jamil Tucker has taken an indefinite leave of absence, Coach Tony Bennett announced in a statement Wednesday. “Jamil has some things he has to deal with at this time,” Bennett said in the statement. “This leave of absence...

By Zach Berman  |  November 11, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Wednesday links

Even with three games left in Virginia's season, the suspense will come once the season is finished. The scrutiny continues for Coach Al Groh. Two Virginia players could make the all-ACC team. Mark Herzlich hits close to home for the...

By Zach Berman  |  November 11, 2009; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Countdown to tip-off: Centers

Note: Each day leading up to the Nov. 13 opener against Longwood, Cavaliers Journal will explore a different topic about the 2009-10 Virginia men’s basketball team. Here are the previous topics: Nov. 2: The offense Nov. 3: The defense Nov....

By Zach Berman  |  November 10, 2009; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Updated depth chart

Virginia released its depth chart for Saturday's game against Boston College, and there are a handful of changes. Among those changes: - Rashawn Jackson makes his debut as first-team tailback. Curt Orshoski is the first-team fullback. - Riko Smalls is...

By Zach Berman  |  November 10, 2009; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Morning links

Virginia is rallying together for Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich. Linebacker Billy Schautz is a name to become familiar with for the Cavaliers. Virginia has the opportunity to play spoiler during its next two games. Rashawn Jackson is an NFL...

By Zach Berman  |  November 10, 2009; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Countdown to tip-off: Sylven Landesberg

Note: Each day leading up to the Nov. 13 opener against Longwood, Cavaliers Journal will explore a different topic about the 2009-10 Virginia men’s basketball team. Here are last week's topics: Nov. 2: The offense Nov. 3: The defense Nov....

By Zach Berman  |  November 9, 2009; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Morning links

This week begins one of the best times of the year: the crossover between college football and college basketball. It also means more links... Virginia has three games to stage a comeback. If that happens, the Cavaliers must fix a...

By Zach Berman  |  November 9, 2009; 6:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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