Virginia athletics director Craig Littlepage issued a statement Tuesday night affirming the Cavaliers’ commitment to the Atlantic Coast Conference. His statement came in response to rumors that the Cavaliers were interested in the Big Ten, or vice versa.
“Neither representatives of the athletics department, nor President Teresa Sullivan, has received invitations to nor sought membership in other conferences,” the statement read in part.
“... Our goal is to continue supporting the ACC and its initiatives for long-term success. ... We firmly stand behind the Atlantic Coast Conference.”
Reports: Cavs’ RBs coach out
Virginia decided to part ways with running backs coach Mike Faragalli, according to several reports that the Daily Progress of Charlottesville confirmed.
Faragalli spent three seasons with head coach Mike London at U.Va. and two with London at Richmond. The Cavaliers ranked seventh in the ACC in rushing yards per game (128.5)and 98th in the nation.
“Going into the season, We wanted to be a team that could be identified with being able to run the ball with authority, and then use play-action passes off of that,” London said Sunday during a teleconference following a 4-8 season. “I don’t think, during the course of the year, that perhaps that’s quite what we became for various reasons. I think that’s the frustrating part.”Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun