| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:26 PM
AARON MOOREHEAD | VIRGINIA TECH | WIDE RECEIVERS COACH
Watching another young wide receiver drop a pass in the first week of Virginia Tech's preseason practices, Aaron Moorehead suddenly had an appreciation for what his coaches had to endure early in...
| Aug 27, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia's defensive challenge in Week 2 against Oregon clearly is daunting. A more nuanced, and arguably far more critical, test awaits in Saturday's opener against visiting Brigham Young.
Not to completely dismiss the...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 10:22 PM
Brigham Young nose tackle Eathyn Manumaleuna started his first college game in 2007. That was Ross Burbank’s freshman year at Virginia Beach’s Cox High School.
Saturday afternoon, the Manumaleuna-Burbank wrestling match figures to play a...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Frank Beamer writes poignantly and modestly, confesses about a broken promise, questions a rival’s recruiting and censures one of his most talented players. Those were my primary takeaways from “Let Me Be Frank — My Life At Virginia Tech...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Rare is the football season in which Virginia Tech and Virginia open with top-flight opponents. When the Cavaliers played No. 2 Notre Dame in 1989, the Hokies scheduled Akron. When Tech faced No. 1 Southern California in 2004, Virginia settled for Temple....
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Consider this admiration from afar. Admiration that a team wins when punting 13 times, gaining a meager 223 yards and losing the turnover battle. Wins from behind in wretched conditions thanks to a defense and special teams that required offseason...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:35 PM
It turns out the only major casualty from Virginia’s 19-16 win Saturday against Brigham Young was Cavaliers coach Mike London’s voice.
Losing his voice sometime in the third quarter didn’t cause any problems during the game, but it...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Opportunities like the one Virginia has Saturday against No. 2 Oregon don’t come often. In the last 18 seasons, U.Va. has played an opponent ranked first or second just once – and No. 1 Florida State got the best of the Cavaliers in that...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:47 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — By the time No. 2 Oregon was done dismantling Virginia 59-10 on Saturday, there was a sense U.Va. had enough mistakes to review and inefficiencies to correct to keep them busy for longer than just the upcoming off week.
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:20 PM
Many of my esteemed Daily Press colleagues have forgotten more college football games than I’ve seen in my 19 years in journalism (NOT an age insult; just a tip of the hat to experience), but I’ve still witnessed my share of jaw-dropping speed...
| Sep 8, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Admirably and quite inaccurately, David Watford shouldered the blame. One touchdown in 16 possessions? Four turnovers and no downfield passing game? Anemic rushing for the second time in as many games?
"It wasn't really the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:07 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — In the late stages of a season to forget like the one Virginia is wrapping up, any opportunity to grasp something positive about the future is an opportunity worth taking.
During a week when U.Va. is preparing to face a Miami...