Football


Perris Jones finally leaves Louisville and heads to home, sweet home

Stevie Jones watched his injured son, Perris, get wheeled into the University of Louisville Medical Center on Nov. 9, uncertain of his future after taking a violent hit in the Virginia-Louisville football game that night. On Tuesday afternoon, nearly 20 days later, Jones watched his son walk out.


Sanker, Washington earn All-ACC First-Team honors; three other Hoos recognized

Safety Jonas Sanker and wide receiver Malik Washington were each First Team selections on the 2023 All-ACC Team. Defensive lineman Aaron Faumui, wide receiver Malachi Fields and center Brian Stevens were each listed as honorable mentions.


Perris Jones asking for your help: here’s his GoFundMe page link

Virginia running back Perris Jones needs your help in his rehabilitation and comeback from a terrible injury he suffered in the Louisville game on Nov. 9.


Hollins named recipient of ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award for courage

Virginia graduate student running back Mike Hollins has been named the recipient of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 2023 Brian Piccolo Award, the ACC announced on Monday.


Washington finishes regular season No. 1 or 2 in all receiving categories

After a record-breaking night in a lopsided loss, Virginia’s Malik Washington finished the season ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 in the three major NCAA receiving categories.


UVA beats out Hokies, Penn State, UNC & more for 4-star WR Robinson

Virginia beat out Penn State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Duke, Boston College, Liberty and East Carolina for talented 4-star receiver Isaiah Robinson from Richmond’s Trinity Episcopal School.


Elliott didn’t like the look in players’ eyes before poleaxing from Hokies

Tech got off to a fast start and delivered one of the worst beatdowns in series history, the most points by either side in a game dating back more than a century.


Hokies blast Cavaliers in season finale, 55-17

The visiting Hokies put up a program-record amount of points in the 104th edition of the all-time Commonwealth Clash series with the Cavaliers, cruising to a 55-17 victory at Scott Stadium.


UVA left tackle Boley: from feeling frustration to frustrating opponents

Last year, McKale Boley, only months removed from Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, found himself in Virginia’s starting lineup on opening day.


Big matchup for UVA-Tech is Cavaliers’ passing game vs. Hokies’ top-10 secondary

One of the key matchups in Saturday’s rivalry game between Virginia and visiting Virginia Tech will be the Cavaliers’ passing game against the Hokies’ secondary.


From his wheelchair, Perris Jones asks for a packed house on Saturday

If you are searching for a reason to be thankful on this special day of the year, look no further than a 30-second video sent out to Wahoo Nation by Perris Jones for the Thanksgiving weekend.


Why Josh Ahern is among toughest players Elliott has ever been around

Having coached Clemson through its decade of dominance in ACC football before taking over Virginia’s football program, Tony Elliott came across some pretty tough hombres. None tougher than Josh Ahern.


UVA’s Elliott has a fresh approach to Virginia Tech rivalry

Tony Elliott has an interesting theory on Virginia’s rivalry with Virginia Tech, a concept he mentioned during his game-week press conference on Tuesday.


Colandrea, Bettridge pick up ACC weekly honors

The Atlantic Coast Conference office announced that Virginia placekicker Will Bettridge was named the ACC Specialist Player of the Week and quarterback Anthony Colandrea claimed ACC Rookie of the Week.


Washington named Biletnikoff Award semifinalist

The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the college football season’s most outstanding FBS receiver.


Washington has record-breaking night in UVA win over Blue Devils

Record-breaking receiver Malik Washington showed up for postgame interviews Saturday night with his new best friend, the game ball from Virginia’s 30-27 win over Duke.


Hoos notch first ACC home win under Elliott, holding off Duke, 30-27

For the first time in the Tony Elliott era, the Virginia football team defended its home turf against an ACC opponent, hanging on to defeat Duke, 30-27, in a thriller at Scott Stadium on Saturday.


Colandrea showing signs of maturity as Virginia’s quarterback

The maturation of a quarterback can age his coaching staff, but when he truly “gets it” and everything begins to click, it’s a thing of beauty.


Duke’s Elko sees improvement in Virginia, Devils looking for rare win at Scott

Add Duke coach Mike Elko to the list of opponents who have been impressed with Virginia’s strides on the football field this season.


Jones to stay in Louisville for weeks, ‘has long road ahead;’ Muskett out, Colandrea to start

Injured Virginia running back Perris Jones was in good spirits when he talked with Cavaliers coach Tony Elliott via a Zoom chat on Monday, from his hospital room in Louisville.