Sports en UVA Hoping for a World Series Win and a Place in the History Books <div><p>It will be a winner-take-all at the College World Series tonight in Omaha.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Virginia Cavaliers forced the deciding game last night with a 7-2 victory&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">over Vanderbilt.&nbsp;&nbsp;Tonight’s game starts at 8 PM and will be shown on ESPN. A</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Virginia victory tonight would be historic for the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">university and the Atlantic Coast Conference. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:01:37 +0000 Greg Echlin 23380 at UVA Hoping for a World Series Win and a Place in the History Books UVA Fans Are No Strangers to Omaha <p>The University of Virginia baseball team has its back against the wall at the College World Series in Omaha. Vanderbilt took Game One in the best-of-3 championship series, 9-8. UVA’s trips to Omaha are drawing repeat visitors with hopes of seeing the Cavaliers go all the way... &nbsp;</p><p></p><p>It isn’t just for baseball.&nbsp; Don Luttrell and his wife, Linda, from Zion Crossroads followed the men’s basketball team to Omaha two years ago.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:19:51 +0000 Greg Echlin 23312 at UVA Fans Are No Strangers to Omaha The Legend of the Shoeless Wonders <p>From the 1920s to the 1950s, orphans from the Presbyterian Home in Lynchburg dominated and defeated rival football teams. Too poor to even afford shoes, they played in their bare feet, and became known as The Shoeless Wonders. Their inspiration story gained national attention, and was featured in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not”. Now, they’re the subject of an upcoming movie.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>“The field ran back this way toward the gymnasium.&nbsp; The goal post was probably right here and there was another one down there just. . .”</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:50:49 +0000 Beverly Amsler 22939 at The Legend of the Shoeless Wonders UVA's Professor Lou and "How Things Work" <p>Hockey season is winding to a close, and that’s good news for Professor Lou Bloomfield, who will now have a little extra time in his busy schedule.&nbsp; During the season, he produces a video segment - shown on cable TV and the stadium JumboTron, explaining the science of this sport. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Lou Bloomfield has been a professor of physics at the University of Virginia for nearly 30 years, He teaches a course called How Things Work.</p><p>“How does a violin work?&nbsp; How does a microwave oven work?&nbsp; What’s static electricity? Why do magnets stick to your refrigerator?”</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:15:25 +0000 Sandy Hausman 21258 at UVA's Professor Lou and "How Things Work" Protecting Their Turf <p>Football season may be over for the players, but for some people, it’s never over.&nbsp; That’s what it’s like for the teams that keep the living outdoor sports fields looking good.&nbsp; Real grass takes real work to maintain; Especially when the turf has to look good on TV.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:41:42 +0000 Robbie Harris 16765 at Protecting Their Turf