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Cavaliers Journal: January 30, 2011 - February 5, 2011

Jim Baron: Son's decision to leave Virginia 'happened so quickly'

Former Virginia freshman guard Billy Baron has returned to his native Rhode Island and spent Friday enrolling at URI, where his father is the men's basketball coach. Baron's decision to leave the Cavaliers came just a few days before an...

By Steve Yanda  | February 4, 2011; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Timing of Billy Baron's decision to depart Virginia peculiar

At 10:36 a.m. Thursday, the Twitter account registered to freshman guard Billy Baron tweeted a seemingly upbeat message: "Miami tomorrow!" Virginia, fresh off a 49-47 victory Wednesday night over Clemson, will depart for Miami Friday afternoon in advance of Saturday's...

By Steve Yanda  | February 4, 2011; 5:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Billy Baron leaving UVA, plans to transfer to Rhode Island

Freshman guard Billy Baron is leaving the Virginia men's basketball program and plans to transfer to Rhode Island, according to a release issued Thursday by the Virginia athletic department. Baron's father, Jim, is the Rhode Island men's basketball coach. "I...

By Steve Yanda  | February 3, 2011; 5:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Expect fewer redshirts in Mike London's second season

Virginia Coach Mike London made a conscious effort to play as few true freshmen as he could in 2010. And indeed, only three -- offensive lineman Morgan Moses, quarterback Michael Rocco and cornerback Rijo Walker -- saw the field on...

By Steve Yanda  | February 3, 2011; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Virginia 49, Clemson 47: Three up, three down

Virginia Coach Tony Bennett said following the Cavaliers' 49-47 win Wednesday night that he had elected to start junior guard Sammy Zeglinski over freshman guard K.T. Harrell because he anticipated Clemson using pressure defense and thought Zeglinski's presence would provide...

By Steve Yanda  | February 3, 2011; 6:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Virginia football staff's relationships in Maryland/D.C. area crucial given new Terps regime

Virginia coach Mike London introduced on Wednesday a 26-member* recruiting class for 2011 that included 17 players from the Commonwealth, the most in-state commitments the Cavaliers have secured in a single year since at least 1990. * Two of those...

By Steve Yanda  | February 2, 2011; 6:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Tony Bennett: Mike Scott doing well following ankle surgery Sunday

Virginia Coach Tony Bennett said Monday during his segment of the ACC men's basketball coaches' teleconference that he has spoken with Mike Scott, who underwent season-ending surgery on his left ankle Sunday, and that the senior forward was in good...

By Steve Yanda  | January 31, 2011; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wake Forest 76, Virginia 71: Three up, three down

We can discuss Virginia's many current deficiencies to no end, but the simple truth is that right now the Cavaliers are 2-5 in conference play because they don't possess enough depth or collective maturity to finish out a tightly contested...

By Steve Yanda  | January 31, 2011; 6:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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