Football


Wicks, Kemp IV see big things in store for 2022 UVA offense

Quarterback Brennan Armstrong will once again have a plethora of difference makers back on offense, with leading receiver Dontayvion Wicks returning with a pair of divisive wide-receiving prospects in Keytaon Thompson and Billy Kemp IV.


Stewart embraces Elliott & Rudzinski’s approach to revamp the Cavalier defense

Virginia linebacker Hunter Stewart saw and felt an immediate focus of the approach and the idea that Tony Elliott and his staff would have to take the Virginia defense inside of the game.


After rough opening practice, Mike Hollins is working hard to win UVA’s running back job

With the bulk of August training camp ahead, the starting job at running back is there for the taking and veteran Mike Hollins is throwing everything he has at winning the spot for Virginia’s opener.


UVA’s O-Line inconsistent due to illness; Freshman kicker drills 48-yarder under pressure

Rebuilding Virginia’s offensive line has been a slow process, most recently bogged down with players missing practice due to illness.


UVA’s Meet the Team and Movie Day set for Aug. 14

Virginia football will host its 2022 Meet the Team Day presented by UVA Orthopedics on Sunday, Aug. 14 at Scott Stadium. Activities begin at 4 p.m. followed by a Family Movie Day that starts at 5:30 p.m. on Hoo Vision.


Virginia’s OC Kitchings hopeful O-line and running backs emerge strong from fall camp

Perhaps the biggest question of Virginia’s training camp, less than a month from the Cavaliers’ season-opener against Richmond, concerns the offensive line.


UVA football tries to beat the heat to begin August training camp

Jerry Ratcliffe attended Virginia’s first August football practice on Wednesday. Jerry reports on the big questions about the offensive line, the emphasis on the run game, the defense. 


Virginia’s first practice of training camp was fast-paced in blazing temps

Tony Elliott and his staff put Virginia’s football team through its paces with a two-hour practice in blazing temperatures on Wednesday evening, the Cavaliers’ first practice of August training camp.


Virginia’s wide receivers corps will blow some minds this season

This year’s group has Dontayvion Wicks, Keytaon Thompson and underrated Billy Kemp, all back from last season, along with 6-7 Lavel Davis, Jr., whom the national media that ranks units apparently forgot about.


Jackson picks up another national preseason honor; on Bednarik Watch List

Virginia linebacker Nick Jackson was one of 90 defensive players across the country that comprised the Bednarik Award Watch List on Monday.


UVA picks up 12th commitment with in-state ‘athlete’ Coleman

Virginia added its 12th commitment to its 2023 football recruiting class on Saturday when TyLyric Coleman, a 3-star from Dan River High School, announced his decision on social media.


Behind the scenes in Virginia football, Elliott’s making a difference for when reality comes knockin’

Tony Elliott likes to share a story about when reality delivered him a cold smack right in the face after he graduated from college and joined the real world.


Fields out for training camp with broken foot; Walker Jr. should return in September

Tony Elliott and his coaching staff met with media on Thursday and the first-year Virginia head coach said his team is fairly healthy heading into next Wednesday’s first practice.


Were Cavaliers screwed by media in All-ACC preseason vote?

If Virginia’s football team needed any added motivation for this season, it came wrapped in a bow on Wednesday when the 2022 Preseason All-ACC Football Team was released by the conference office. 


Chalmers highlighted on Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

Junior Chayce Chalmers is one of 115 players highlighted on the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List, College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service.


Thompson lone Wahoo selected to All-ACC Preseason Team

Virginia wide receiver Keytaon Thompson was listed on the 27-member 2022 Preseason All-ACC team as an all-purpose player.


UVA picked to finish fourth in Coastal; Clemson overall favorite in ACC Preseason Poll

Clemson is favored to claim the 2022 Atlantic Coast Conference football title for the seventh time in the last eight years, according to a preseason poll of 164 media voters.


ACC Football recap, ACC-realignment, UVA basketball recruiting updates

Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham report on last week’s ACC Football Kickoff, highlighting the latest on the ACC’s efforts to build on its revenue base to try to keep pace with the SEC and Big Ten, insights into UVA football news, and then Jerry provides updates on Virginia basketball recruiting.


Jackson listed on Dick Butkus Award Watch List for second year in a row

For the second-straight season, Virginia linebacker Nick Jackson is included on the Dick Butkus Award Watch List.


UVA’s Armstrong makes friends at Manning Passing Academy

Brennan Armstrong is obviously one of the top quarterbacks in the country, having led the FBS in passing and total yardage for much of last season even though he missed one game due to injury.