Macon Gunter

A Central Virginia native, Macon Gunter has made Charlottesville home for more than 15 years. He is a licensed real estate agent with McLean Faulconer, Inc. in Charlottesville, where he represents buyers and sellers of homes and land. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Macon has long covered UVA athletics for numerous news media outlets. In addition to contributing to C-VILLE, he assists the Virginia Sports Radio Network as spotter and statistician.

Michael Rocco's career day propelled UVA to a comeback win over Miami. 
Photo: Matt Riley/UVa Media Relations

Late-game heroics shock Miami, keep postseason hopes alive

Rumors of Virginia’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. With their backs placed squarely against the wall, the Wahoos staved off bowl ineligibility in magical fashion Saturday, coming from 10 points behind to edge Miami, 41-40. Michael Rocco orchestrated an epic 16-play, 87-yard drive that gave UVA a signature win in a topsy-turvy 2012 campaign. Rocco […]

UVA junior quarterback Michael Rocco drops back to pass against Maryland. Photo: Ron Dressel

Virginia’s quarterback platoon a dicey proposition

Phillip Sims had thrown for 83 yards, one touchdown, and nary an incompletion when he was replaced by Michael Rocco in the first quarter Saturday against N.C. State. Virginia does not have a controversy at quarterback, but a timeshare – an unorthodox arrangement still waiting on its first sustained success story. “They were both going […]

Quarterback Michael Rocco reentered the fold Saturday against N.C. State. The junior split time with starter Phillip Sims. Photo: Matt Riley/UVa Media Relations

Wahoos wallop Wolfpack, pull off ACC stunner

Nearly two months elapsed between wins for Virginia’s football team, but the ‘Hoos got their money’s worth Saturday against N.C. State, shellacking the double-digit favorite, 33-6. “Our guys played fast and excited,” Mike London said. “When we play like that, we are a good team.” UVA’s defense had forced just four turnovers and registered only […]

Phillip Sims has yet to win a game as Virginia's starting quarterback. He threw for 253 yards, a touchdown, and an interception against Wake Forest. Photo: Jack Looney.

And the beat goes on: UVA drops sixth straight game

Denial gave way to acceptance Saturday at Scott Stadium: Virginia is a bad football team, and its problems are systemic. The Wahoos lack confidence, discipline, and leadership and have now matched the school’s longest losing streak in 31 years. It was Khalek Shepherd’s muffed punt that ultimately handed Wake Forest a 16-10 win before a […]

Phillip Sims gets ready to unleash one in the Hoos loss to Louisiana Tech. Photo: Jack Looney

Substitution infraction crushes Cavaliers’ comeback bid

Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron could not draw Virginia offsides on 4th-and-1 with 1:45 remaining, his team desperately clinging to a 44-38 lead. Coach Sonny Dykes called timeout, and UVA trotted its punt return team onto the field. Dykes didn’t oblige. Punter Ryan Allen stayed on the sideline, and Cameron lined up behind center. Virginia […]