Cara Salpini



London Perrantes has been calling the shots as UVA's starting point guard since he was a freshman. Photo by Matt Riley

The Cavs’ deep bench will be a boon heading into conference play

London Perrantes was in middle school when a grown man threatened to fight him over basketball. He and his best friend, Maasai, were playing pick-up ball in Santa Monica, California, where the two grew up together. Maasai and Perrantes spent their afternoons on the local basketball courts, facing off against older men—who often grew frustrated […]

Wally Walker was the leading man for the ’76 Cavaliers, taking home MVP honors at the ACC tournament and leading the Hoos with 21 points in the championship game. Courtesy photo

Current men’s basketball team echoes past successes

Four minutes to play and the game was tied at 60. A sea of orange yelled from the sidelines as the time continued to whittle down. Three and a half minutes gone—still 60. Two free throws at the 34-second mark and suddenly they’re up by two. Up by two? The sixth seed? The team that […]

UVA quarterback Kurt Benkert set the passing school record during Saturday's game against Central Michigan.
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A bad day for football?

Another 90-degree football day and half the stadium seems to have forgotten there was a game. The hill, one of UVA’s two student sections, is decidedly more green than orange. The bleachers are half-empty. Today is not the day for Virginia to take home a win, no less a 49-35 win over Central Michigan. Today […]

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Bronco Mendenhall plays by his own rules

“Bronco’s office is under renovation,” I’m told as I walk into UVA head football coach Bronco Mendenhall’s temporary office in July. “They’re adding bookshelves.” Mendenhall sits at the end of a long table in a conference room, surrounded by pieces of paper. He looks every bit the part of a head coach in a Virginia […]

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The UVA Issue: The final words

As excited fourth-years take their final walk on the Lawn and up the portico steps of the recently refurbished Rotunda, they will no doubt be reflecting on their years at the University of Virginia. Just in the last school year, UVA has made headlines for scientific discoveries, Olympic athletes who have roamed Grounds, and improving […]

Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression director Josh Wheeler discusses the stifling of free speech on college campuses, with Virginia’s University of Mary Washington and Old Dominion University making the list.
Photo Cara Salpini

Colleges are free speech offenders in this year’s Muzzles

“The answer to speech you don’t like is more speech, not censorship.” That was Josh Wheeler’s message to an April 20 gathering for the 10th anniversary of the Free Speech Wall on the Downtown Mall. And it’s a message directed to colleges and universities, 50 of which were the recipients of the 25th annual Jefferson […]

Jackie faces Rolling Stone and Nicole Eramo's lawyers.

Court orders ‘Jackie’ deposed in Rolling Stone lawsuit

In UVA former associate dean Nicole Eramo’s ongoing lawsuit with Rolling Stone, Judge Glen Conrad ruled Monday that Jackie’s request to prevent her deposition would be denied and she is scheduled for at least seven hours of depositions today. Former UVA student “Jackie,” who claimed she was gang raped at a fraternity party in Rolling […]

Wedding bells will ring for Anthony Gill and Jenna Jamil April 8. Courtesy subject

Sole mates: Anthony Gill will rock Jordans for the big day

Just two weeks after senior men’s basketball player Anthony Gill hung up his Virginia uniform, he will be lacing up a new pair of Jordans. This time, though, they’re for his April 8 wedding. Gill, 23, met his fiancée, Jenna Jamil, 24, in the hallway of Charlotte Christian High School almost eight years ago. “She […]

UVA's Malcolm Brogdon is an all-American all over the place.

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Malcolm Brogdon named to Wooden Award All-American Team

Although Virginia’s basketball season has ended, senior Malcolm Brogdon continues to rake in the awards. Monday, Brogdon was named to the John R. Wooden Award All-American Team, one of college basketball’s most prestigious honors, along with nine other top-tier college players. Of the 10 finalists for the Wooden Award, Brogdon is the only player who was […]

Fans gather at the airport in the wee hours Monday to welcome the Cavs and Coach Tony Bennett back from a weekend in Chicago that had the highs of winning the Sweet 16 over Iowa State and the lows of losing to Syracuse in the Elite Eight. 
Photo Matt Riley

Syracuse stuns Cavaliers in Elite Eight upset

In an unlikely second-half comeback, the Syracuse Orange took down top-seed Virginia 68-62 in the Elite Eight Sunday, ending the Cavaliers’ postseason play. Of Bennett’s four tournament appearances with Virginia, this year’s Elite Eight was the deepest postseason run the team has made. “We will have some tough nights because you’re so close you could […]

Coach Tony Bennett takes his Cavs to Elite Eight. Photo: Jack Looney

Bennett’s Cavaliers make Elite Eight for first time since 1995

With a commanding win over No. 4-seed Iowa State, head Coach Tony Bennett and the Virginia Cavaliers will advance to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1995. This marks the furthest postseason appearance during Bennett’s era at UVA. An 84-71 win propelled the Cavaliers past the Cyclones on Friday’s game, with senior Anthony […]

UVA’s new football coach Bronco Mendenhall moved from Utah and is living in an RV in Ivy.

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Pioneer spirit for Cavs and their coach

UVA’s football team starts spring training this week under new head coach Bronco Mendenhall, who is residing in an RV in Ivy with his wife Holly and three sons, Cutter, Breaker and Raeder. The family of five is adjusting to life in an RV while they await a renovation to their new home that could […]

UVA Coach Tony Bennett has recovered from his collapse during the Hampton game on St. Patrick's Day.
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Cavaliers head to the Windy City for Sweet 16 showdown

With a second round win against No. 9-seed Butler, Tony Bennett’s Cavaliers will head to Chicago this weekend to take on No. 4-seed Iowa State in the Sweet 16. They join fellow ACC opponents Syracuse, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Duke and Miami in the round, a record for the most teams from any conference still […]

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Otto Warmbier was paraded before media in North Korea after his conviction for “hostile acts.” Photo from ABC News

UVA student sentenced to prison in North Korea

UVA third-year Otto Warmbier, 21, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea March 16 for allegedly attempting to steal a propaganda poster from the Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang, where he was staying as part of a tourist group arranged by Young Pioneer Tours. Todd Sechser, an associate professor in the […]

Hassan Kaisoum (right), owner of Aromas Café, jumped at the chance to sponsor the local amateur adult soccer team managed by David Deaton (left). Kaisoum says soccer “saved” him as a child, and he hopes Charlottesville will begin to embrace the sport on a broader level. Photo by Ryan Jones

Goal in sight: Local soccer team hopes to kick up support

It may not be the FIFA World Cup, but an amateur adult soccer team in Charlottesville is gearing up for a major competition on a national level. Aromas Café FC, a team comprised of players who hail from all over the globe, hopes to bring soccer to the forefront in Charlottesville through its participation in […]

Seniors Anthony Gill and Malcolm Brogdon flank Coach Tony Bennett in Monday's press conference. No. 1 seed UVA plays No. 16 seed Hampton on Thursday.

Virginia clinches No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament

Despite falling to North Carolina in the ACC Tournament finale Saturday, Virginia earned the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region in the NCAA Tournament over Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan State, marking the second time in three years that Tony Bennett’s Cavaliers have snagged a top seed in the NCAA tourney. The team boasts a […]

UVA’s historic preservation architect Jody Lahendro says the construction work is 76 percent done and the changes are meant to reinstate the Rotunda as a center for student life. Staff photo

Historical hangout: UVA renovates Rotunda to fit student study needs

Driving down University Avenue, you might notice the Rotunda’s usual cluster of scaffolding has decreased considerably. Although the UNESCO World Heritage Site is still under construction, UVA’s design team has completed the majority of its renovations, and the project is on schedule to be finished by the end of July. The first phase included installing […]

Fourth-year English major Vanessa Braganza worries the renovations to Alderman will permanently remove a large amount of Alderman’s collections to an off-site location. Photo by Amy Jackson

Save the books: UVA undergrads object to possible book removal

In this digital age, many speculate that printed literature is on the decline, with Kindles, iPhone apps and Google Books able to supply previously printed materials. However, this view of a digitized reading future holds little weight at the University of Virginia, where faculty and students alike are fighting to “save the books” at Alderman […]

Last year's UVA-Duke game brought "College GameDay" for its first Charlottesville visit.
Photo Matt Riley

ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ returns to Charlottesville

For the second straight year, ESPN’s “College GameDay” will head to John Paul Jones Arena for one of the most anticipated basketball matchups in the Atlantic Coast Conference. No. 3 Virginia will take on No. 7 North Carolina February 27 in a battle between the two highest nationally ranked teams in the ACC. Since 2005, “College GameDay” […]

Maci Epstein, Cassie Mercer and Skylar Morton, pictured, along with Victoria Olivarez and Meghan Kelley were suspended indefinitely from the UVA women's tennis team for reasons that aren't entirely clear.
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UVA tennis players suspended

University of Virginia women’s tennis team head coach Mark Guilbeau announced that five players on the team would be suspended indefinitely for “violations of team rules” just hours before the No. 7 nationally ranked Cavaliers took on South Carolina at the Boar’s Head Sports Club January 29. Competing without five players, Virginia was forced to […]

UVA student Adam Antoszewski with "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek.
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UVA student to compete in ‘Jeopardy’ College Championship

Starting this week, fans of the quiz show “Jeopardy” will see relatively younger contestants on screen as the show hosts university students from across the United States to compete for a chance to win $100,000. Among these contestants is the University of Virginia’s own Adam Antoszewski, a third-year student. Originally from Baltimore, Antoszewski, a double […]

Some critics thought NOW’s sex-ed display in the library was too pro-choice and unsuitable for children. Staff photo

Free-er speech: Controversial display prompts library policy changes

Nine months have passed since library patron Mike Powers voiced his concern over a sex-ed display in the front lobby of the main branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Following April’s public outcry, on January 25 the library’s board of trustees approved proposed changes to its public display policies that will clarify its stance on […]

UVA Police now say alleged assault didn't take place on Rugby Road. Photo: Eric Kelley

Rugby Road exonerated as location of reported sexual assault

The University of Virginia Police Department report of a rape that allegedly took place on Rugby Road has been transferred to the Charlottesville Police Department after initial investigations found that the assault happened elsewhere. UVA police Chief Michael Gibson sent out a “Your Right to Know” e-mail to the university community January 24 notifying it of […]

UVA students contribute a hefty portion of the athletics department’s budget, whether they go to sporting events or not.
Photo: Jack Looney

UVA’s student bank: Undergrads pay $13.2 million in athletics fees

With a new head football coach for the Cavaliers and the UVA basketball team winning back- to-back Atlantic Coast Conference regular season titles, varsity sports at UVA are likely to attract more fans than previous years. But despite the great success of UVA’s teams, student fees still account for $13.2 million of the athletic department’s […]