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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.

Superstitions

Superstitions

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?

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

1,022

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.

699

Number of

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New Cabell Is New Again

  • Examining Slavery at the University

    In October, U.Va. hosted a national symposium that brought together experts from various schools to discuss issues related to the history of slavery at institutions of higher education.

  • Computer cluster opens new research possibilities

    Nearly 55 years later after U.Va. got its first computer, a new computing cluster will provide a significant boost to data-intensive research at the University.

  • Book Traces

    U.Va. English professor Andrew Stauffer is on a national mission to encourage readers to take a closer look at what's scribbled in the margins of books.

  • The Facts of the Matter

    More than 25 years after publishing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch is seeing the teaching philosophies he's championed for becoming a basis for curriculum changes across America.

  • Predicting Crime, 140 Characters at a Time

    U.Va. research professor Matthew Gerber has developed a computer program that uses Twitter to predict crime patterns.

  • The People’s Historian

    As chief historian for The History Channel, Libby O'Connell (Grad ’79, ’87) makes it her mission to engage the public in history.

  • Making the Case for College

    Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that U.Va. can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.