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DY7TG5xWsAAsvAI.jpgFormer Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo made his debut on the PGA Tour Thursday at the Corales Championship in the Dominican Republic. One of his first-round playing partners was former #UVAMGolf All-American Denny McCarthy. While the attention might have been on Romo, it was McCarthy who grabbed the headlines by the end of the round. He shot 66 to stand in a tie for third place after the opening round. Romo? He posted double touchdowns and ended his day with a 77. Watch a video from the Golf Channel about McCarthy's pairing with Romo.


Fenwick_Tyler_02(mr)_11.03.17.JPG#UVASD associate head coach Tyler Fenwick discusses his transition from the pool to the deck and his journey to UVA in this feature by USA Swimming.

De l'Amicale Steinsel à la NCAA

#UVAWBB sophomore Lisa Jablonowski is a favorite of the press back in her native Luxembourg. The national paper, Le Quotidien, ran a feature on the forward's role in helping the Cavaliers earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament, as well as an explanation of the tournament for the paper's readers. Fire up your Google translate and check out the article here.


DY2IXyyXUAAylp0.jpgFormer #UVAWTEN All-American and two-time NCAA singles champion Danielle Collins continues her hot play. After advancing to the Round of 16 at the WTA stop in Indian Well last week, Collins is at it again this week. She advanced through qualifying at the Miami Open to earn a spot in the main draw and then downed world No. 37 Irina-Camelia Begu in the opening round. Collins cracked the top-100 of the world rankings for the first time last week. She started the week at No. 93 but moved up to No. 84 on the live rankings after the victory.

Hoos in the Kitchen

IMG_3161.jpgMelissa Palombi, the administrative assistant in the UVA sports promotions and marketing department, has published a book called Hoos in the Kitchen after spending the last two years collecting recipes and personal stories from entrepreneurs and restaurateurs with ties to the University. Our favorite recipe, "Fancy" French Onion Soup, a contribution from voice of the Cavaliers Dave Koehn. Read more about the project in this article from the Daily Progress by Melissa Castro.

Hoos a Niner Now
`DYr0OESV4AEQqVH.jpg large.jpg#UVAMBB associate head coach Ron Sanchez is moving on from the orange & blue to the green & gold as he was named as the head coach of the Charlotte 49ers. He has been a member of Tony Bennett's coaching staff for 12 years, coaching with Bennett at both Washington State and Virginia. Click here to read more about the hire, including a quote from Bennett.

Screen Shot 2018-03-19 at 7.23.49 AM.png#UVAFB head coach Bronco Mendenhall isn't just a mentor to the young men on the football team. Coach Mendenhall gave leadership lessons to both UVA's Naval ROTC and to Professor Davis' Resilient Leadership of Teams class on Friday.


cory_alexander_header_3-2.jpgUVA Today caught up with former #UVAMBB star and current ESPN broadcaster Cory Alexander, who, in a rare interview, talks about how he got into broadcasting, objectivity when it comes to his alma mater and his take on this years squad.


Thumbnail image for NEOZqCm4.jpgHere's a great MUST WATCH for you when you are in need of the feels. ESPN documents the path from Nigeria to Charlottesville for #UVAWBB center Felicia Aiyeotan via a life-changing program called Hope for Girls.

Presidential Seal of Approval
brackets-2018-women.jpgIt is well known that former president Barack Obama is a huge basketball fan, and one who relishes March Madness. He once again shared his brackets with the world, this year doing so via Twitter and his website, and has both the Virginia men and women winning today and has the men advancing all the way to the title game.


veronica_latsko_header_3-2.jpg#UVAWSOC senior Veronica Lasko is literally a pro at being a student-athlete. While still wrapping up her final year in UVA's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Latsko has moved to Texas to compete for a roster spot with the Houston Dash, one of nine teams in the United States' top women's professional soccer league. Check out this article from UVA Today detailing Lasko's juggling of her final academic requirements with the demands of a nascent pro career.


Screen Shot 2018-03-15 at 6.41.43 AM.pngThe 2017 World Champion Houston Astros were honored at the White House on Monday afternoon. Derek Fisher, the second Cavalier ever to win a World Series, was in attendance. He posted this cool photo on his Instagram account of him strolling the halls of the East Wing. 
You can watch video of the ceremony here.


Screen Shot 2018-03-08 at 11.47.36 AM.pngThe Cavaliers LOVE spending time in the local schools. The #UVAMTEN team spent some time last week reading The Great Fuzzy Frenzy to the students at Greer Elementary. This week, the #UVASB team visited Meriwether Lewis Elementary to share the Hoos' love of learning with their Bluebird pen pals.

IMG_0532.JPGOther Hoos in the News
Roanoke Times: UVA Swim Team Returns to Top of ACC Under First-Year Head Coach
Roanoke Times: UMBC MBB Head Coach Ryan Odom Developed Love of Hoops as UVA Ballboy
Daily Progress: Toussaint, Willoughby Lead Cavaliers Back to NCAA Tournament


Check out this great feature from the Daily Press' David Teel on #UVAWBB head coach Tony Bennett. It is an absolute MUST READ for any Cavalier hoops fan.


Screen Shot 2018-03-14 at 9.34.55 AM.pngFormer #UVAMBB standout and current Washington Wizard Mike Scott was one of many proud alums to take to social media and show off their school pride via his NCAA bracket. Check out his Twitter video here.

Look Hoos Talking

DYMkdWEWsAERt-F.jpgFormer #UVAFB standout Chris Long, who has used a standout professional football career as a platform to advance charitable causes, including wider access to education and safe water sources in Africa, has just been announced as the featured speaker at the University of Virginia's Valedictory Exercises, to be held May 18 on the Lawn.


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A lot of great stories today about former Cavaliers. First up, Danielle Collins, a two-time NCAA women's tennis singles champion and #UVAWTEN alum, earned her first WTA Tournament victory over the weekend when she rallied for a first-round win at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. A wild card entry, Collins wasn't done with her first-round win, but upset Madison Keys in the second round. Keys is ranked No. 15 in the world. Collins returns to the court Monday afternoon in the Round of 32. (Watch match point here)

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Veronica Latsko, a graduating #UVAWSOC senior, saw her first action with the Houston Dash this past week as she went to compete with the team in the Thorns Spring Invitational. Latsko scored the first goal for the Dash against the U-23 USWNT in a 2-1 victory on Sunday. Houston drafted Latsko in the NWSL Draft earlier this spring.

Former #UVABase first round pick (8th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies, Adam Haseley, was on the "The Show Before the Show" podcast with writers Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra last week. Haseley discussed his transition from college baseball to pro baseball and his 2017 experience in the minor leagues. His interview begins right around the 23-minute mark.

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 7.37.07 AM.pngFansite and fan-favorite Twitter feed Streaking the Lawn shared this photo of a mini #UVAMBB reunion this weekend at the ACC Tournament.

Day in the (Busy) Life

Jocelyn-Willoughby_28_stephanie_gross_athlete.jpgVirginia Magazine
asked #UVAWBB sophomore Jocelyn Willoughby to chronicle a day in the life of a student-athlete. Check out the very detailed results here in the article penned by Willoughby.

Further Adventures of Cavman

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Yesterday, we shared what Cavman has been up to in the Big Apple. Today, we are excited to share limitless possibilities for his further adventures. A Baltimore company called Balti Virtual, and its business developer, UVA alum Shawn Flaherty, have created an app called "appAR8" that allows you to bring Cavman to life on your smartphone or tablet. This article in UVA Today explains the 'augmented reality" Cavman, what you can do with him and how the project came about.You definitely need to read the instructions in the article (or the instructions short cut here), but trust us, it is worth the effort!
Adventures of Cavman

Screen Shot 2018-03-06 at 2.22.05 PM.pngCavman had quite the day on Tuesday. From visiting the New York Stock Exchange with ACC commissioner John Swofford to crashing Jimmy Fallon's monologue on @FallonTonight to meeting with some area youth. He will be even busier tomorrow cheering on the Cavaliers when they open the ACC Tournament by facing either Louisville or Florida State in the quarterfinals.

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Tale of Two Mamadis

Current #UVAMBB forward Mamadi Diakite and former Cavalier Mamadi Diane share a name, a home country and a mentor-mentee relationship that stands out even in a basketball season full of compelling stories. Give this excellent profile from Caroline Newman of UVA Today a read to hear the full story.