Colleges & Universities

UVA Takes Vanderbilt in Game Two

Jun 24, 2015
Ian Echlin

With its back against the wall for the second time in a week, the University of Virginia baseball team came through again.  The Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt, 3-0, in Game Two of the best-of-three finals at the College World Series.

A pair of freshmen, who weren’t around the program when UVA played Vanderbilt in the finals last year, stood out for the Cavaliers in their victory. 

Starting pitcher Adam Haseley, stuck around until the sixth inning, the deepest he had gone in a game this season.  He says he was most nervous in the opening inning.

Cavaliers Reach College World Series Finals Again

Jun 22, 2015
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If the Virginia Cavaliers win their first baseball championship at the College World Series, they face the task of beating the defending national champion.

The title series starts tonight, 6/22, at 8 p.m. in Omaha and will be televised on ESPN.

It’s UVA against Vanderbilt again, a best-of-three championship series that didn’t end well a year ago for the Cavaliers and their fans.  Following the  team last year was memorable for Mandi Cabral, a UVA fan who grew in Fredericksburg and now lives in Omaha.

Sweet Briar Saved

Jun 22, 2015

Sweet Briar College is back in business - at least for the coming academic year.  Virginia’s attorney general brokered a deal that will bring a new board of directors and president to the Amherst campus. 

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The University of Virginia baseball team was so close to winning the national championship last year.  The Cavaliers are back in Omaha this year to try it again and they’re off to a good start.

The fans have seen this before, and UVA’s experience factor played a role in its 5-3 victory over Arkansas on Saturday. 

Kenny Towns, a senior from Burke. socked a two-out double in the eighth inning to give UVA the lead for good.  Towns, one of 15 players back last year’s team that finished runner-up to Vanderbilt at the College World Series, reflects on his big moment.

The Cars of the Future are Already Here

Jun 11, 2015
Virginia Tech, Center for Automated Vehicle Systems

Researchers will soon begin testing automated cars on Virginia Roadways. But the advent of truly driverless cars is still pretty far down the road.

On the outside this looks like any normal Cadillac SRX a sleek, a 2013 luxury SUV.  But it’s been retrofitted with screens and sensors.  A small antenna on top with a GPS and Wi-Fi receiver detecting obstacles ahead, in this case, a tester wearing what looks like a construction worker’s vest containing a transmitter. 

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