Cara Salpini



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 […]

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. 
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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Last year's UVA-Duke game brought "College GameDay" for its first Charlottesville visit.
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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 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 […]