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Sports Briefs

A roundup of recent sports stories.

Greatest Moments in U.Va. Sports History (and some we’d like to forget)

Re-live some of the greatest moments in Virginia Sports history.

Sports Briefs

A tennis championship, a baseball no-hitter, a track school record and news from the Cavalier Marching Band.



Current and former Cavaliers admit to holding numerous superstitions, or what some of them call "pregame rituals."

Out of the Park

April 23: The U.Va. Polo Club’s men’s team beats Cornell 28-14 to claim the U.S. Polo Association Intercollegiate National Championship at Cornell. The women’s team

Raised to Shine

Katie Gater Photo by Matty Riley/UVA Media Relations

“Knowing what Andy sacrificed for tennis has made me understand what is necessary to reach such success at the sport,”

Did You Know?

Do you know which popular soft drink is named for a U.Va. alumnus? Or how about the top-secret military experiments conducted in the shadow of the Rotunda?

By the Numbers


Number of career points scored by Mamadi Diane, making him the 42nd player in U.Va. men’s basketball history to score 1,000 points or more.


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Comings & Goings

Stepped Out Jacob Thompson: The winningest pitcher in U.Va. history with 27 victories (27-8 record) for the Cavaliers, Thompson was selected in the fifth round by the Atlanta Braves


  • Bringing the Team Together

    Kristin J. Behfar offers three helpful tips for how teams can communicate more effectively and function more smoothly.

  • Up on the Roof

    The Rotunda renovation moved one step closer to completion as workers spent part of the summer tackling the next challenge: painting the roof.

  • Nesting

    Architecture alumnus Michael Perry draws inspiration from birds to design new homes—that attach to the sides of other buildings.

  • Going the Distance

    The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index measures the long-term success of college graduates along three axes—and shows that U.Va. alumni come out ahead of their peers on each.

  • World Class

    Former U.Va. women's soccer players Morgan Brian and Becky Sauerbrunn reunite with former coach Steve Swanson and bring home the World Cup.

  • Imagination Without Limits

    Alumna Fri Forjindam imagines the fantastic, then brings it to life at amusement parks.

  • Presidential Treatment

    After studying at perhaps the most architecturally famous school in America, a number of U.Va. graduates have gone on to work at presidential places and end up preserving more than just buildings.

  • Virginia Wins College World Series

    The Cinderella-story Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt in three games to take home the program’s first national title.