Topic: Sports

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Football Preview

Football Preview

Can the Cavaliers bounce back?

On the heels of a difficult 2006 campaign, head coach Al Groh and the Virginia football team have a chance at redemption this year with a boatload of returning...

Fall 2007

We Are the Champions

We Are the Champions

Somdev Devvarman NCAA Men’s Tennis Champion Somdev Devvarman, a third-year from Chennai, India, became the first men’s tennis player in ACC history to...

Fall 2007

Summer in C’ville

Summer in C’ville

Why some students stick around

Shortly after final exams in late May, traffic thins, the pace slows and a lazy calm settles over Charlottesville. Weary students have ventured home for the prospect of summer...

Fall 2007

Good Sports

Good Sports

Club athletes pursue the sports they love

If you’ve recently meandered along Rugby Road past Madison Bowl, you may well have witnessed a group of women chasing a plastic flying saucer around with much...

Summer 2007

Beyond All-American

Beyond All-American

A half-century after his playing days, Bakhtiar honored again

Jamshid “Jim” Bakhtiar’s performance on the football field earned him All-America honors in 1957. What he’s done since makes him proudest.

In...

Summer 2007

Grand Tour

Grand Tour

After years in golf’s minor leagues, Marino hits the big time

Steve Marino (Col ’02) chased a spot on the PGA Tour for four years. The chase suited him well, to hear Marino tell it.

“I played...

Summer 2007

Hard-core Softball

Hard-core Softball

Law School tournament draws a crowd

For one weekend in the spring, the complex of athletic fields known as “The Park” becomes the center of the softball universe. There, the Law School&rsquo...

Summer 2007

Taking an Early Lead

Taking an Early Lead

Softball player is likely youngest Cavalier captain

Abby Snyder (Col ’10) wanted to be an impact player on Virginia’s softball team, and an impact player she is—and she’s only getting...

Summer 2007

Off to the Races

Off to the Races

A sellout crowd of close to 23,000 revelers attended the 30th annual spring running of the Foxfield Races on April 28. The Charlottesville tradition draws attendees from around the country, including...

Summer 2007

The Big Rebound

The Big Rebound

Disconcerting Puerto Rico trip fueled resurgence

Dave Leitao was far from home, and farther from comfortable.

His UVA men’s basketball team came to Puerto Rico as a winner of six of...

Summer 2007

What’s Cooking?

What’s Cooking?

Arena dining hall hits the sweet spot for Cavalier student-athletes

Brandon Carter (Col ’10) was having a hard time adjusting to college-level track and field workouts. A lean-bodied sprinter, he often felt run down at the end of practice....

Summer 2007

Happy Campers

Happy Campers

Top 100 Camp could boost basketball program

The University hosts summer camps for kids who are into computers, aspiring writers, the academically gifted and cheerleaders. Its newest camp, however, has great potential to lift the Cavalier...

Spring 2007

Foul Ball?

Foul Ball?

Law professor Ted White sees trouble ahead for baseball

As major-leaguers convene in Florida and Arizona for their annual spring training rites, all appears well with professional baseball. Players and owners reached a labor agreement last fall with...

Spring 2007

Who to Watch this Spring

Who to Watch this Spring

Melanie Kok

Rowing Fourth-year

As a high-schooler, Melanie Kok found the water gorgeous and full of possibility. The tranquillity and the time for thought charmed her,...

Spring 2007

Coal Miners’ (Favorite) Son

Coal Miners’ (Favorite) Son

Jones establishes scholarship fund for Southwest Virginians

Thomas and Betty Jones were determined that their seven children would not follow them into the coal mines of Southwest Virginia. They insisted that the children take their education...

Spring 2007

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Highlights

Faces of Grounds

Faces of Grounds

They have long tenure, but they don’t grade and they don’t judge. They make you feel at home.

Measured in Degrees

Measured in Degrees

UVA will confer another several thousand diplomas this spring. We’ve broken down past years’ academic degrees by disciplines. Take a look, and maybe a few clicks, at our interactive charts to explore the two-decade trends in subject-matter popularity.

Tom the Builder

Tom the Builder

Thomas Jefferson was a visionary leader--and a meticulous construction manager.