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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
2017 Football Quick Facts

A QUICK LOOK AT VIRGINIA
Location: Charlottesville, Va. 22904
Founded by: Thomas Jefferson, 1819
Enrollment: 21,800 (Undergraduate 14,898)
President: Dr. Teresa A. Sullivan
Athletics Director: Craig Littlepage
Faculty Athletics Rep: Carolyn M. Callahan
Nicknames: Cavaliers, Wahoos, 'Hoos
Mascot: Cavalier
Colors: Orange & Blue
Song: Good Old Song
Affiliations: NCAA, Division I (FBS), Atlantic Coast Conference (Coastal Division)
Twitter: @UVA_Football, @VirginiaSports
PROGRAM HISTORY
First Year of Football: 1888 (2017 will be the 128th season) | 2017 Schedule
Total Number of Games: 1,289
All-Time Record: 645-596-48 | Season-by-Season
All-Time Winning Percentage: .5174553
Winning Seasons: 70
Losing Seasons: 49
.500 Season: 8
STADIUM
Stadium Complex: Carl Smith Center, Home of David A. Harrison Field at Scott Stadium
Official Capacity: 61,500
Largest Crowd: 64,947 - Aug. 30, 2008 (USC 52, UVA 7)
Playing Surface: Prescription Athletic Turf
Total Games Played at Site: 457
All-Time Stadium Record: 256-189-12 (.5733)
First Game at Site: Oct. 15, 1931 (VMI 18, UVA 3)
FOOTBALL INFORMATION
2016 Record: 2-10 | Season Statistics | Results
ACC Record (Finish): 1-7 (tied for sixth in Coastal Division)
Starters Returning: 13 (5 on offense, 8 on defense)
Starters Lost: 11 (6 on offense, 3 on defense, plus punter and placekicker)
Lettermen Returning: 37 (18 offense, 18 defense, 1 specialists)
Lettermen Lost: 26 (14 offense, 8 defense, 4 specialists)
Offensive Alignment: Multiple Formation
Defensive Alignment: 3-4
HEAD COACHES
Number of Coaches: 40
100+ Win Coaches: 1
Most Victories: 134 - George Welsh (1982-2000)
Best Winning Percentage: .727 - Art Guepe (1946-52)
Most Conference Wins: 85 - George Welsh
Longest Tenure: 19 seasons - George Welsh
Most Bowl Games: 12 - George Welsh
College Football Hall of Fame: 3 (Last in 2004)
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame: 1 (Last in 2009)
COACH BRONCO MENDENHALL
Seasons: 2016-Present (2017 will be his second season at UVA) - Bronco Mendenhall Bio
UVA Record: 2-10 (one season)
Overall Career Head Coaching Record: 101-53 (.65584) - 154 games
Career Conference Record: 40-16 (.71428) - 56 games
Career vs. Non-Conference Opponents: 61-37 (.62244) - 98 games
Career vs. Ranked Opponents (AP poll): 6-19 (.240) - 25 games
UVA Record at Scott Stadium: 1-5 (one season)
UVA Record on the Road: 1-5 (one season)
UVA Record at Neutral Fields: 0-0 (one season)
Career Record in Bowl Games: 6-5 (.54545) - 11 games
Twitter: @UVACoachBronco
UVA ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS
Main Office Phone: (434) 982-5500
Fax: (434) 982-5525
Scott Stadium Press Box: (434) 296-5910, (434) 295-2453
Assistant AD for Media Relations: Jim Daves  Office: (434) 243-2467 Email: jimdaves@virginia.edu  Twitter: @JimDaves
Primary Contact for Football: Vincent Briedis  Office: (434) 982-5533  Email: briedis@virginia.edu  Twitter: @VincentBriedis
Media Relations Mailing Address: P.O. Box 400853, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4853
Overnight Package Delivery: 295 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904

 

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