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  • U.Va. bows out of postseason after failed late rally against Mississippi State

     U.Va. bows out of postseason after failed late rally against Mississippi State
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — Nearly half of Virginia's baseball victories this season came on the strength of comebacks. For a few minutes Monday, it appeared as if U.Va.'s most dramatic rally would come at the most critical moment of the season to date, but...
  • Virginia beats Elon 2-0, moves within a victory of regional title | Charlottesville Regional

    CHARLOTTESVILLE — As University of Virginia head coach Brian O’Connor pointed out after his team’s second close win in as many days on its home field, wins aren’t handed to you – sometimes, you’ve got to earn them....
  • U.Va. to host super regional after ousting Elon 11-3 | Charlottesville Regional

    CHARLOTTESVILLE — The expectations are admittedly huge, and that’s fine with Virginia coach Brian O’Connor. O’Connor’s baseball team used a six-run third inning en route to cruising to an eventual 11-3 win over Elon to...
  • Virginia wins NCAA regional as bats awaken

    Virginia wins NCAA regional as bats awaken
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia's baseball team ranks fourth nationally in scoring and 11th in batting average. Yet in their first two NCAA tournament games, the Cavaliers scored a paltry four runs combined and hit a pedestrian .277. It was Virginia'...
  • NCAA tournament seed reflects Virginia baseball's winning culture

    NCAA tournament seed reflects Virginia baseball's winning culture
    Roster overhaul notwithstanding, Brian O'Connor didn't buy the Virginia-is-rebuilding chatter. Not after nine consecutive NCAA tournament bids. Not after College World Series appearances in 2009 and '11. Not after another stout recruiting class. So...
  • Virginia, Army have 'unfinished business' in NCAA baseball regional

     Virginia, Army have 'unfinished business' in NCAA baseball regional
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — Derek Fisher's handicapping of Virginia's NCAA baseball regional this weekend is hit-the-cutoff-man basic and borders on cliché. "It's going to come down to one or two runs, we know that," Fisher, a designated hitter and...
  • UVa prevails over Army in rare NCAA tournament pitching duel

    CHARLOTTESVILLE — Bored on the eve of his team's NCAA tournament opener Friday, Virginia baseball coach Brian O'Connor wandered up to the press box at Davenport Field and held court. The topic on which he was most animated: Cavaliers closer Kyle...
  • Friday's local college roundup: ODU (football), W&M (basketball) gain commitments

    Football: Ryan Londree, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive lineman from Albemarle High in Charlottesville, committed to sign with Old Dominion in 2014, the Virginian-Pilot reported. Londree, who starts on both lines, committed to assistant coach Bill Dee...
  • NBA Players Assn. places union chief Billy Hunter on leave

    The NBA Players Assn. announced Friday that union chief Billy Hunter, who has headed the union since 1996, has been placed on an indefinite leave of absence. In a memo sent to players Friday morning, union president Derek Fisher said: "This organization...
  • Saturday's local college roundup: W&M reaches CAA men's, women's tennis finals at home

    Men's tennis: Playing at home, second-seeded William and Mary overcame No. 3 James Madison 4-2 to reach the Colonial Athletic Association championship match, whose winner will gain an automatic NCAA tournament berth. After taking the doubles point, the...
  • Chris Paul wants Chauncey Billups to take his time recovering

    Chris Paul wants Chauncey Billups to take his time recovering
    When Chris Paul found out that Chauncey Billups is out indefinitely with an inflamed tendon in his left foot, Paul was frustrated. "Man, I was hurt to find that out because nobody loves to play the game of basketball probably as much as me and Chaunce,"...
  • Wednesday's college multi-sport roundup: U.Va., W&M, CNU gain baseball triumphs

    Virginia (23-2), ranked as high as No. 5 nationally in baseball, beat visiting Towson 7-1 Wednesday. Brandon Downes, who scored twice, joined Derek Fisher and Mike Papi in collecting two hits for the Cavaliers. They broke the game open with five runs in...