blue ridge bank

News


Gardner ‘bounces’ back from benching to save Virginia’s bacon

On the first bounce off the rim, Kihei Clark thought the game was over and Virginia had lost. On the second bounce, Tony Bennett was holding his breath. Third bounce, the shooter, Jayden Gardner was trying to will his jumper into the net.


Gardner’s game-winner with 0.9 seconds left gives Virginia 57-56 win over Pitt in ACC opener

Jayden Gardner’s baseline jumper dropped in for the game winner with just nine-tenths of a second on the clock, sending JPJ into a frenzy.


Another Virginia quarterback hits the transfer portal

Virginia is suddenly running out of quarterbacks after freshman Jacob Rodriguez entered the transfer portal on Friday, the second Cavaliers quarterback to do so this week.


Jones, Thaiss voted into Virginia Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Cavalier pitcher Connor Jones (2014-16) and catcher/outfielder Matt Thaiss (2014-16) will be inducted into the Virginia Baseball Hall of Fame.


Armstrong among finalists for Manning Award

Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong was named one of 10 finalists for the Manning Award, presented by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.


UVA addresses mental health for student-athletes

Dr. John MacKnight, the co-medical director for sports medicine at UVA, joins the show to talk about the school’s mental health programs for its student-athlete population.


Bronco: losing streak had no bearing on his decision to step down; it was time to take a time out on life

Six years ago, Bronco Mendenhall’s arrival at Virginia was just as shocking as his news Thursday that he would step down as the Cavaliers’ head coach after the bowl game.


Reactions of Mendenhall announcement from Virginia’s coaches, players

Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall shocked his coaching staff and team in Thursday afternoon meetings with news that he was stepping down after six seasons. Here are some of the reactions from many of those coaches, current and former players and others from their Twitter accounts.


Is Dex Next? Poindexter is a natural favorite to become Virginia’s next head football coach

The natural candidate for the job is former Virginia All-American Anthony Poindexter, who is in his first year as co-defensive coordinator at Penn State.


Ordoñez and Godfrey earn All-America honors

Virginia forward Diana Ordoñez and midfielder Lia Godfrey have both earned All-America honors, it was announced by the United Soccer Coaches with the release of their annual teams on Thursday prior to the start of the College Cup.


Mendenhall steps down as Virginia’s head football coach

Bronco Mendenhall, who guided Virginia’s football program for the past six years, shocked Wahoo Nation on Thursday afternoon when he announced he was stepping down.


Virginia Athletics matches its highest NCAA Graduation Success Rate

The NCAA has released its annual Graduation Success Rate (GSR) data for incoming student-athletes from 2011-2014, and the scores for Virginia student-athletes matches the highest since the NCAA began issuing the report.


Game Notes: Virginia hosts Pitt in ACC hoops opener

Virginia (5-3) hosts Pitt (2-5) in its ACC opener on Friday, Dec. 3. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 8 p.m. on ACC Network.


Nick Grant to play in East-West Shrine Bowl on Feb. 3

Senior defensive back Nick Grant has accepted an invitation to play in the 2022 East-West Shrine Bowl on Feb. 3 in Las Vegas.


Virginia releases 2022 baseball schedule

Virginia baseball will open up the season in Boiling Springs, N.C. on Feb. 18 against Bellarmine at the Jerry Bryson Classic hosted by Gardner-Webb University.


QB Armstead enters the transfer portal

It comes as absolutely no surprise that Virginia third-team quarterback Ira Armstead has entered the transfer portal.


‘Jerry Ratcliffe Show’ answers your questions on UVA Athletics

It’s Q&A time on this installment of “The Jerry Ratcliffe Show.” Jerry and co-host Chris Graham take your questions on UVA football and hoops.


Ordoñez named MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist

Junior forward Diana Ordoñez has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy honoring the national Player of the Year.


ACC Network to launch in Comcast’s Xfinity markets in coming weeks

Comcast will distribute ACC Network to its Xfinity customers, allowing fans and followers of the Atlantic Coast Conference to access the multiplatform network in the coming weeks.


Eight Cavaliers recognized on All-ACC Team

Wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks and tight end Jelani Woods each earned first team All-ACC honors while Keytaon Thompson, Olusegun Oluwatimi and Nick Jackson were listed on the second team.