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Cavaliers Journal: November 28, 2010 - December 4, 2010

Scouting Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech (4-3) enters Sunday's match-up against Virginia (4-3) in a much more vulnerable position that many observers anticipated the Hokies would at the season's outset. That the Hokies have lost two straight games isn't as troublesome as the manner...

By Steve Yanda  | December 4, 2010; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Virginia looks to build off newfound poise demonstrated at Minnesota

With just more than 11 minutes remaining in regulation Monday night at Minnesota, Virginia freshman guard Joe Harris hit a jump shot to push the Cavaliers into the lead for the first time since very early in the first half....

By Steve Yanda  | December 3, 2010; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cavaliers look to shore up transition defense against Virginia Tech

When Virginia Tech played at Virginia last season, the Cavaliers held the Hokies to 10 points in nearly the first 15 minutes of play. With 5 minutes, 20 seconds remaining in the first half, Virginia Tech called a 30-second timeout,...

By Steve Yanda  | December 3, 2010; 7:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mike London lobbies for OL Morgan Moses as freshman all-American

Virginia allowed 15 sacks during its first five games of the season. True freshman offensive lineman Morgan Moses played in reserve in four of those five contests. But Moses was inserted into the starting lineup after junior offensive tackle Landon...

By Steve Yanda  | December 2, 2010; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Poll: Grading Mike London's first season as Virginia's HC

In Mike London's first season as Virginia's head coach, the Cavaliers went 4-8. The wins came over two 1-AA teams, a squad that finished in the bottom half of the Mid-American Conference and a widely renowned ACC program that was...

By Steve Yanda  | December 2, 2010; 7:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Odds and ends from Mike London's season-ending press conference

Virginia Coach Mike London stepped off the recruiting trail briefly Wednesday morning to chat with local reporters in a group setting for what likely will be the last time until signing day in February. We'll have much more on his...

By Steve Yanda  | December 1, 2010; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sammy Zeglinski set to return to practice this week

Virginia junior guard Sammy Zeglinski made comments in recent days on several social media outlets that his goal is to be able to play for the Cavaliers on Sunday at Virginia Tech. Zeglinski underwent surgery to repair cartilage damage in...

By Steve Yanda  | December 1, 2010; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Will Sherrill out for near future with fractured right fibula

Virginia senior forward Will Sherrill suffered a fractured right fibula during the second half of Monday night's 87-79 win at No. 15 Minnesota, Cavaliers Coach Tony Bennett said Wednesday. While Bennett said a timetable for Sherrill's return to play had...

By Steve Yanda  | December 1, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Joe Torchia update

Virginia senior tight end Joe Torchia is on schedule in his recovery from the season-ending surgery he underwent Oct. 13 on his right shoulder, the player's father said Tuesday night in a telephone interview. Torchia has begun lifting weights with...

By Steve Yanda  | December 1, 2010; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Solid efforts in practice preceded Mustapha Farrakhan's big night

Senior forward Mustapha Farrakhan was removed from the starting lineup after the fourth game of the season -- Virginia's 43-point loss to Washington in the first game of the Maui Invitational during which Farrakhan shot 1 for 8 from the...

By Steve Yanda  | November 30, 2010; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Will Sherrill's injury may affect James Johnson's redshirt

The second half of Virginia's 87-79 win Monday over No. 15 Minnesota delivered good news and bad news regarding Virginia's frontcourt situation. The good news was that junior center Assane Sene turned in his best performance of the season to...

By Steve Yanda  | November 30, 2010; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Virginia 87, No. 15 Minnesota 79: Three up, three down

There were several times during the first half of Virginia's ACC/Big Ten Challenge match-up Monday night at No. 15 Minnesota when it appeared the Golden Gophers were on the verge of inflicting a Washington-esque blowout on the Cavaliers. Virginia was...

By Steve Yanda  | November 29, 2010; 11:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Will Sherrill left Virginia's win over Minnesota with a right leg injury

Virginia senior forward Will Sherrill suffered a right leg injury with just less than 11 minutes remaining in the Cavaliers' 87-79 victory Monday night at No. 15 Minnesota. Sherrill had to be helped off the floor by two teammates and...

By Steve Yanda  | November 29, 2010; 11:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Chase Minnifield, Keith Payne named to all-ACC teams

Two members of the Virginia football team were honored with all-ACC selections Monday. Junior cornerback Chase Minnifield was named to the first team, while senior tailback Keith Payne was named to the second team. Minnifield -- who ranked second in...

By Steve Yanda  | November 29, 2010; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Scouting No. 15 Minnesota

Virginia's string of six straight road games continues Monday night when the Cavaliers take on No. 15 Minnesota in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Golden Gophers are 6-0 and already have claimed impressive victories this season over then-No. 8 North...

By Steve Yanda  | November 29, 2010; 7:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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QB David Watford plans to enroll at Virginia for 2011 spring semester

Hampton High School quarterback David Watford, who gave an oral commitment to Virginia in July, plans to enroll at the university and begin taking classes during the spring 2011 semester, according to his mother, Angela. Rated by Rivals.com as a...

By Steve Yanda  | November 28, 2010; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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