Colleges:

Baseball:

Kentucky upended Virginia, which began the season ranked No. 1 in some polls and No. 2 by d1baseball.com, 8-3 to start the Hughes Brothers Challenge in Wilmington, N.C.

The Wildcats pounded starter Brandon Waddell for six earned runs and seven hits in seven innings. Brandon Downes drove in two U.Va. runs with a ninth-inning double, but the Cavaliers, who had runners on base in every inning, left 11 stranded. ...

Georgia Tech, ranked 35th by d1baseball.com, edged Old Dominion 6-5 to start the Battle in Midtown in Atlanta.

The Yellow Jackets, who trailed 3-0 before scoring three runs in the bottom of the second, overcame a 5-4 deficit with a two-run seventh off reliever Dean Ali.  Dusty Isaacs got the win by pitching 3 1/3 scoreless innings.

Mike Perez and Gloucester High alumnus Joey Burney each doubled and drove in two runs for the Monarchs, who face VCU Saturday.

VCU opened its season in Atlanta by beating Radford 9-4, collecting 13 hits. Freshman Logan Farrar went 3-for-5, and Daniel Concepcion gained the win in relief. VCU junior Thomas Gill, a Warhill High graduate, pitched a scoreless inning to close the game. ...

East Carolina, ranked 34th by d1baseball.com, rallied past visiting James Madison 6-5. Garrett Brooks of Chesapeake, a former Western Branch High player, scored the winning run with two out in the ninth on a throwing error. ...

The Citadel beat Virginia Tech 6-2 in Charleston, S.C., scoring twice in each of the first three innings to hand Tanner McIntyre -- who yielded four runs -- the loss. Tom Stoffel and Matt Dauby drove in the Hokies' runs. ...

Austin Barefoot hit a tiebreaking RBI single down the left-field line in the ninth inning to give Salisbury a 5-4 victory at Virginia Wesleyan in the opener for both squads.

Marlins leadoff batter Nic Kurz, a freshman from Grafton High, was 3-for-4 with a double and a run. ...

Field conditions at Hampton's War Memorial Stadium prevented Apprentice School from beginning its season Saturday, as planned. The Builders instead will begin Sunday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Thomas Nelson Community College.

Apprentice added a Feb. 18 noon doubleheader against Danville Community College, which also will be at War Memorial Stadium.

Women’s basketball:

Kaela Davis had 27 points as Georgia Tech (17-8, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) defeated Virginia 95-76 in a makeup game in Atlanta, though Sarah Imovbioh tied her career-high with 21 points for the Cavaliers (12-12, 5-6).

The Yellow Jackets' point total was the highest scored against U.Va. in Joanne Boyle's three seasons as coach. ...

Six Dukes scored in double digits as CAA-leading James Madison (20-4, 10-0) routed UNC Wilmington 92-43.

Toia Giggetts, a former Lake Taylor High star, and Precious Hall provided 16 points apiece, and Kirby Burkholder added 15. ...

Delaware (15-6, 7-3 Colonial Athletic Association) beat the visiting College of Charleston 85-71 in a game postponed because of a snowstorm. The Cougars fell to 12-12, 5-6.

Football:

Evan Marcus, who has been Virginia's director of football training and player development, is leaving to become the Minnesota Vikings' strength and conditioning coach.

Men’s tennis:

Norfolk State beat Hampton 4-0 at Centre Court Racquet Club without losing a set. Dzmitry Zhymantovich, Robin Riethmueller and Peter Rastromer-Pello won at the top three singles spots. ...

Binghamton ended William and Mary's four-match winning streak, beating the Tribe 4-3 at McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center.

Trailing 3-1, the Bearcats prevailed in a trio of three-setters for the triumph, completing it when Sid Hazarika beat Scott Huang 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 on line 5. ...

Top-seeded Virginia turned back No. 16 seed Notre Dame 4-2 in the first round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's National Indoor Championships in Houston.

The Cavaliers dropped the doubles point but bounced back in singles, clinching the triumph when Alex Domijan won on line 2.

Women’s tennis:

Norfolk State gained a 4-0 shutout win at Centre Court over Hampton, which had only five players available because of injuries. No. 1 Liza Gordeeva and No. 2 Andrea Macchiavello won the only singles contests that finished. ...

Roanoke dropped out of three scheduled matches this weekend in Fredericksburg because of heavy snow, so Christopher Newport’s opener at 12:30 p.m. Saturday will be against host Mary Washington instead of the Maroons.

The Captains will start four freshmen making their dual-match debuts, including Warwick High alumna Katlyn Yarborough.

Men’s lacrosse:

Virginia’s game at Drexel was moved from Saturday to noon Sunday because of field conditions.

Hockey:

John Gibson made 17 saves for his AHL-leading fifth shutout as Norfolk beat Syracuse 2-0, the Admirals’ fifth straight win over the Crunch, to start a two-game series at Scope Arena. Rickard Rakell scored in the second period, and Devante Smith-Pelly added an insurance goal in the third period for Norfolk (26-15-1-7).

The Crunch fell to 18-22-3-5. Syracuse, Tampa Bay's top affiliate, has won just once in its last 11 games -- a marked change from recent years for the Lightning's minor leaguers.

Dominic Maltais and Chad Ackerman, two of the top players in ECHL Hampton Roads history, were inducted into the Admirals Hall of Fame before the game.