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Cavaliers Journal: April 11, 2010 - April 17, 2010

Chris Bocklet answers questions about scoring for No. 1 Virginia men's lacrosse

Entering the season, questions about Virginia's lacrosse team often centered on its attack and whether it could replace the scoring lost by Danny Glading and Garrett Billings. Eleven games into the season, the Cavaliers are undefeated and ranked No. 1....

By Zach Berman  |  April 16, 2010; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Chris Bocklet, Virginia lacrosse  
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Virginia-Virginia Tech rivalry extends to baseball

The rivalry between Virginia and Virginia Tech has long been present in football and has recently gained fuel in basketball, but with two baseball teams in the top 25, there's a possibility that the two in-state schools could foster a...

By Zach Berman  |  April 16, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Brian O'Connor, Virginia baseball  
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After loss to VMI, Virginia baseball now turns focus toward Virginia Tech

After No. 1 Virginia's 12-3 loss to No. 26 VMI on Wednesday, Coach Brian O'Connor joked that the world is not over and the Cavaliers will, in fact, live to play more games. "I was wondering this morning if the...

By Zach Berman  |  April 15, 2010; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Michael Strauss soaks in college experience one semester early

Virginia quarterback Michael Strauss could have been preparing for his senior prom, but he was instead in a quarterback competition with Marc Verica and Ross Methany. Strauss, who just five months ago was a high school student at Gulliver Prep...

By Zach Berman  |  April 15, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Michael Strauss, Virginia football  
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Ray Keys's touchdown catch the highlight of Virginia's spring game

The highlight of Saturday's spring football game was a 57-yard touchdown pass from Ross Metheny to Ray Keys on the game's final play, a signal of how offensive coordinator Bill Lazor's offense takes shots down the field and a connection...

By Zach Berman  |  April 15, 2010; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Update on Jeff Jones

Just a quick update on former Virginia guard Jeff Jones, who announced his decision to transfer on April 6. There was an Internet report that Jones has committed to Rider, which is near his home in the Philadelphia area. Jones...

By Zach Berman  |  April 14, 2010; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Billy Baron signs letter of intent

Worcester (Mass.) Academy guard Billy Baron officially signed his national letter of intent at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, Baron said in a text message Wednesday afternoon. He verbally committed to attend U-Va. in March, but was not permitted to sign...

By Zach Berman  |  April 14, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: Billy Baron, Tony Bennett, Virginia basketball  
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Colt Phillips watches Cooley, takes advantage of increased opportunities

Mike London had three players model Virginia's new uniforms on Friday: cornerback Ras-I Dowling (the team's marquee player), quarterback Marc Verica (a captain and likely starter) and tight end Colt Phillips. Phillips, a rising sophomore and Georgetown Prep alum, had...

By Zach Berman  |  April 13, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: Chris Cooley, Colt Phillips, Mike London, Scott Wachenheim, Virginia football  
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How Virginia prepares for opponents with new coaching staffs

Spring practice ended for Virginia on Tuesday morning with a 6 a.m. practice, the last of 15 practices during Coach Mike London's first spring. London planned on putting the team through some prep work on the Cavaliers' first few opponents....

By Zach Berman  |  April 13, 2010; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: Mike London, Virginia football, Virginia spring practice  
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Update on Javaris Brown, Tory Allen-Ford

Wide receiver Javaris Brown and defensive end Tory Allen-Ford were both held out of spring football practices, a decision made by Coach Mike London for personal reasons. Both were on the field for Saturday's spring game. London did not allow...

By Zach Berman  |  April 12, 2010; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia baseball wins big weekend series against Georgia Tech

Virginia's baseball team would have entered this past weekend's series ranked No. 1 if its bullpen did not surrender leads against North Carolina State last weekend, but in taking two out of three games against No.2 Georgia Tech, the fourth-ranked...

By Zach Berman  |  April 12, 2010; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Brian O'Connor, Danny Hultzen, Virginia baseball  
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Quarterback remains an issue for the Cavaliers

You can never put too much stock into a spring football game, but discussion of quarterback Marc Verica's improvement throughout the spring was not validated with the senior's performance in the spring game. Verica completed 8 of his 23 passes...

By Zach Berman  |  April 12, 2010; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Jake McGee, Marc Verica, Michael Strauss, Mike London, Mike Rocco, Miles Gooch, Ross Metheny, Virginia football  
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