Department: sports

Big Shoes

Big Shoes

First-year Virginia coaches Lars Tiffany and Aaron Smith are coaching different sports but are facing a similar challenge.

Summer 2017

Boland Bounces

Boland Bounces

Men’s tennis coach leaves for USTA

Virginia men’s tennis coach Brian Boland, one of the most successful coaches in the history of UVA athletics, is leaving.

Summer 2017

Such Great Heights

Such Great Heights

After winning a national championship, Dawn Staley ascends to Olympics again

Former UVA basketball star Dawn Staley (Col ’92) coached the University of South Carolina to the NCAA championship in April.

Summer 2017

Another Shot

Another Shot

Bruce Arena returns to coach the men’s national soccer team

After falling to last place in World Cup qualifying, the U.S. national soccer team reached out to former coach Bruce Arena for help. Arena was originally let go in 2006 after many successes.

Spring 2017

’Hoos in the NBA

’Hoos in the NBA

Tony Bennett’s recruits have found success at the next level

Get to know some of the UVA athletes who trained with Coach Tony Bennett and went on to play professional basketball.

Spring 2017

JPJ Gets Upgrades for ACC Network

JPJ Gets Upgrades for ACC Network

UVA’s athletics department has been renovating and expanding its production facilities in John Paul Jones Arena in order to meet technical specifications for the new ACC Network.

Winter 2016

#DreamJob

#DreamJob

Streaking The Lawn blogger combines law and other sports

When alumnus Brian Leung started tweeting about UVA baseball one night, he never could have guessed that it would lead him to his dream job.

Winter 2016

Starsia Stats

Starsia Stats

Hall of Fame men’s lacrosse coach Dom Starsia’s impressive stats from a 24-year career run at UVA include 274 victories, the most in ACC history.

Fall 2016

Tops in Tennis

Tops in Tennis

Men’s tennis wins their second consecutive NCAA championship this year and the women’s team’s Danielle Collins wins her second national title.

Fall 2016

Eat to Compete

Eat to Compete

The diets of student-athletes

Director of Sports Nutrition Randy Bird helps students plan healthy diets to achieve their full potential. Here’s a look at what athletes actually eat.

Fall 2016

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

UVA’s club sports teams play to win

UVA's 64 club sports teams compete against other colleges, and often bring home championship trophies. Here's a look at four top-performing club teams.

Fall 2016

2016 UVA Olympians

2016 UVA Olympians

There’ll be 18 past and present Wahoos competing in the Rio Olympics. Here’s when to watch them go for Olympic gold.

July 19, 2016

’Hoos got the medals

’Hoos got the medals

Catching up with some of UVA’s Olympians

Turns out that the road to the Olympics isn’t the only hard one—where do you go from there? Eight alumni medalists offer their advice.

Summer 2016

Major League Gift

Major League Gift

Washington Nationals’ Zimmerman gives $1 million to improve Davenport Field

The Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman (Col ’06) maintains a strong connection to Virginia Baseball.

Summer 2016

Hello, Bronco

Hello, Bronco

A look at UVA’s new football coach

Bronco Mendenhall brings his team-building strategy to Cavalier football, plus some notable head coaches from the program’s past.

Spring 2016

Balancing Academics, Athletics

Balancing Academics, Athletics

Three questions for student-athletes

With their names and faces popping up all over Sports Illustrated and ESPN, it’s easy to forget that college athletes are students. Here, a few student-athletes talk about their lives on Grounds.

Spring 2016

Creating quite a racket

Creating quite a racket

With growing success, UVA squash program gains popularity

Squash occupies a peculiar spot in the collegiate athletic firmament—make that the athletic firmament, period. But it’s caught on at UVA, and the team is building its reputation one elite player at a time.

Spring 2016

In the Long Run

In the Long Run

These alumni track athletes aren’t slowing down

Alumni track athletes Erika Pierce, Stephanie Garcia and Robby Andrews aren't showing signs of slowing down any time soon.

Winter 2015

Second Act

Second Act

Show business gives Thomas Jones new direction

After finishing his collegiate career as UVA’s all-time leading rusher, Thomas Jones (Col ’99) spent 12 years in the NFL before heading to Hollywood.

Winter 2015

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Highlights

Theatre of the Macabre

Theatre of the Macabre

Jefferson’s Anatomical Theatre gave way to grave robbers, the student Cadaver Society and, eventually, the wrecking ball.

’Hoos in the NBA

’Hoos in the NBA

Get to know some of the UVA athletes who trained with Coach Tony Bennett and went on to play professional basketball.

Unquoting Jefferson

Unquoting Jefferson

At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.