Football

UVA’s Kemp IV aims to make big impact as receiver and returner

After learning the ropes the past two seasons from a couple of guys who are now playing on Sundays, Virginia junior receiver Billy Kemp IV is getting his chance to shine.


Is Taulapapa going to carry the mail for UVA offense, or will it be a 3-headed monster?

Wayne Taulapapa, who improved as the season progressed in 2019, is back at the starting tailback spot. He’s backed up by Towson transfer Shane Simpson, who was a consensus 2018 All-American in FCS play, and by sophomore Perris Jones, who has played special teams.


Bronco: We have more unknowns than Duke has unknowns

After practicing for 12 weeks and having somewhat prepared for five different season-opening opponents, Bronco Mendenhall is holding his breath that his Virginia football team will actually get to play a game this Saturday afternoon against Duke.


Duke’s Cutcliffe not sure what to expect from new-look UVA offense

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe has seen just about everything across his storied coaching career. You name it, he’s probably experienced it.


UVA depth chart for Saturday against Duke released

Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall revealed the Cavaliers’ depth chart for Saturday’s season opener against Duke on Monday.


Backup QBs Thompson, Armstead could play other positions on field

With Brennan Armstrong named Virginia’s starting quarterback a few weeks ago, there have been questions launched at both offensive coordinator Robert Anae and quarterbacks coach Jason Beck about what roles transfer Keytaon Thompson and true freshman Ira Armstead might play in the Cavaliers’ offense.


Lefty Armstrong braces for challenge of leading Virginia at quarterback

Brennan Armstrong fits nicely into the role of Virginia’s new starter. If there are any questions about Armstrong’s abilities, then experts on UVA football should calm the nerves of its followers.


UVA-VT Commonwealth Clash rescheduled for Dec. 12

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Thursday that Virginia’s postponed road football game at Virginia Tech has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12.


Tech’s Fuente reached out to Virginia’s Mendenhall over postponement

Fuente said Monday that he felt it was necessary to reach out to Mendenhall after last Saturday morning’s postponement.


BREAKING: Virginia will open the season in home game vs. Duke on Sept. 26

Following the news Saturday morning that Virginia’s season-opening football game at Virginia Tech on Sept. 19 would be postponed due to Covid-19 issues with the Hokies’ football team, the Cavaliers will now face Duke in the opener on Sept. 26 in Charlottesville.


BREAKING: Virginia vs. Virginia Tech game postponed

Virginia’s scheduled season-opening football game at Virginia Tech next Saturday has been postponed.


Zero Covid-positive football players in latest UVA testing

There have been no positive test results for the football program, which has tested 118 student-athletes, since the July 24 report. 


Anae optimistic about UVA’s offense under new QB Armstrong

The veteran Virginia offensive coordinator, who was courted by Miami and Hawaii in the offseason, believes everything is centered around the quarterback.


Virginia gains Harvard’s leading rusher Darrington for 2021 season

Devin Darrington, Harvard’s leading rusher in 2019, announced on Twitter that he will be transferring to Virginia after he graduates from the Ivy League school next May.


Rams, Falcons, sign Perkins & Benkert to practice squads Sunday

The Los Angeles Rams signed former Cavalier quarterback Bryce Perkins to its practice squad, as did the Atlanta Falcons with former Wahoo signal-caller Kurt Benkert.


Perkins, Benkert among UVA players cut by NFL on Saturday

Bryce Perkins, who broke UVA’s career total-yardage record last season, was cut by the LA Rams, while the Atlanta Falcons cut Kurt Benkert, who started for the Cavaliers in 2016 and 2017.


Clemson selected as overwhelming favorite to win ACC; UVA picked ninth

Atlantic Coast Conference media members selected Clemson as the clear favorite in the league’s preseason football poll released Friday.


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