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Cavaliers Journal: November 15, 2009 - November 21, 2009

Clemson 34, Virginia 21

Different week, same result. Virginia falls to 3-8 overall, 2-5 in the ACC. Clemson is 8-3 with a 6-2 ACC record -- and most important for the Tigers, a bid to the ACC championship game. The fans in Death Valley...

By Zach Berman  |  November 21, 2009; 8:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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HALFTIME: Clemson 24, Virginia 21

Virginia has used an offense unlike one witnessed throughout the entire season. The Cavaliers had 233 first-half yards. To provide perspective on this achievement, the offense was held to less than 200 yards in three of the past four games....

By Zach Berman  |  November 21, 2009; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Live from Clemson...

...Minutes until kickoff here at Clemson Memorial Stadium for what The Greenville News called on A1 of this morning's paper as "the biggest football game in nearly a generation at Clemson University." The game might not be so big now...

By Zach Berman  |  November 21, 2009; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gameday links

I'm sitting here at Clemson Memorial Stadium, where there will be a full stadium in a few hours. Tailgating was in full force more than four hours before kickoff. Here are some stories to get you ready... Although Coach Al...

By Zach Berman  |  November 21, 2009; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Men's Basketball: Virginia vs. Oral Roberts preview

Virginia vs. Oral Roberts, 2 p.m. Sene’s return Virginia center Assane Sene finally returns after a three-game suspension, immediately providing the Cavaliers with a defensive presence on the interior that they’ve lacked through the season’s first three games. Sene, who...

By Zach Berman  |  November 21, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Football: Virginia vs. Clemson preview

Virginia at No. 18 clemson Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, S.C. | When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday Records: Cavaliers 3-7, 2-4 ACC; Tigers 7-3, 5-2 TV: WJLA (Channel 7), WMAR (Channel 2). | Radio: WGRQ (95.9 FM), WTNT (570 AM). Stopping Spiller...

By Zach Berman  |  November 20, 2009; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Morning links

Let's break up this morning's stories by sport: MEN'S BASKETBALL Virginia returned to a traditional lineup and looked much better against Rider. The walk-ons had a chance to play, including one who could be a regular. FOOTBALL If Jameel Sewell...

By Zach Berman  |  November 20, 2009; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Verica, Mack, Smith all out; Sewell probable

University of Virginia Football Injury Report Game 11 vs. Clemson Issued: Thursday, Nov 19 This report is compiled by the University of Virginia Sports Medicine staff under the direction of Dr. David Diduch. Out Raynard Horne (back) Torey Mack (ankle)...

By Zach Berman  |  November 19, 2009; 8:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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HALFTIME: Virginia 36, Rider 22

A good first half for the Cavaliers even without Sylven Landesberg for a long stretch. Landesberg has played on 11 minutes, likely because of a pair of personal fouls. Mike Scott was the star of the half with 13 points...

By Zach Berman  |  November 19, 2009; 7:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Live from courtside...

Virginia...Rider...feel the excitement? There's not much here at John Paul Jones Arena, where many seats remain empty. UPDATE: There's a change in the starting lineup. Jerome Meyinsse is starting, Jeff Jones is on the bench. Zeglinski, Farrakhan, Landesberg and Scott...

By Zach Berman  |  November 19, 2009; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Men's Basketball: Virginia vs. Rider preview

Virginia vs. Rider When: 7 p.m. Where: John Paul Jones Arena. Radio: WTNT (570 AM). Records: Cavaliers 1-1; Broncs 2-0. In need of a win: A loss to Rider could signal a long season for the Cavaliers. Virginia follows the...

By Zach Berman  |  November 19, 2009; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Morning links

More indications that Al Groh's departure could be inevitable? When lists of potential candidates are published. Virginia will take on a team with much to play for and a quarterback with much experience in other sports. Clemson won't watch the...

By Zach Berman  |  November 19, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Football: Playing for pride...or not?

With seven losses, Virginia is ensured a losing season and cannot make a bowl. That has prompted players to answer "pride" when asked what they're playing for in the final two weeks. Don't count Virginia Coach Al Groh as one...

By Zach Berman  |  November 18, 2009; 3:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Football: Verica's concussion and Groh's concern

Jameel Sewell was pressed into action last weekend despite shoulder and ankle injuries because backup quarterback Marc Verica was ruled out of the game with a concussion. Verica was not in full uniform for the game, but his concussion had...

By Zach Berman  |  November 18, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Women's Basketball game vs. Tennessee moved to 4 p.m.

For those interested in attending "Hot Dog Night" and watching Virginia play Tennessee on Sunday, here's a notice from Virginia's media relations department: The women’s basketball game between No. 12 Virginia and No. 6 Tennessee has been rescheduled for a...

By Zach Berman  |  November 18, 2009; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Morning links

Long-time Charlottesville Daily Progress columnist Jerry Ratcliffe examines what's gone wrong with the Al Groh Era. If (or, at this point, when) Groh goes, money will not be a factor. Also, be sure to check this interesting perspective from CSN's...

By Zach Berman  |  November 18, 2009; 6:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Football: Depth chart

The only change on this week's depth chart is the elimination of a fullback spot. It now includes two starting tight ends, with Colt Phillips listed as the No. 2 tight end. Also, the running back spot now includes four...

By Zach Berman  |  November 17, 2009; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Men's Basketball: Offense struggles in loss

If Friday's 85-72 season-opening win over Longwood was Virginia's offense at its best, then Monday's 66-49 loss to South Florida could be the Cavaliers' offense at its worst. Whether it's Dave Leitao or Tony Bennett, one constant remained between last...

By Zach Berman  |  November 17, 2009; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Morning links

Let's change it up this morning and start with basketball. I'll have more on the game later, but the Cavaliers lost, 61-49, in front of a mostly empty Sun Dome. Virginia was hindered by a lack of interior options. South...

By Zach Berman  |  November 17, 2009; 5:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Jameel Sewell's post-measurement reaction

Virginia quarterback Jameel Sewell started Saturday's game against Boston College despite practicing just one in the previous two weeks. Sewell finished 21 for 41 for 221 yards and an interception. He also could not gain the first down on a...

By Zach Berman  |  November 16, 2009; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia at South Florida preview

Virginia at South Florida When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Tampa Getting defensive: Coach Tony Bennett was not pleased after Friday's season-opening win because his team allowed Longwood to score 72 points, including 45 in the second half. Bennett has preached patience...

By Zach Berman  |  November 16, 2009; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Morning links

All Virginia football has left to play for at this point is its own pride now that a bowl game is not attainable. Freshman Perry Jones played a bigger role in Saturday's game. The Cavaliers have worked for a performance...

By Zach Berman  |  November 16, 2009; 5:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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