It’s a rivalry dating back to 1896. The University of Virginia and Virginia Tech in a football matchup that, every year, sends one team home with a prestigious award.
But, there was more at stake for both state teams in Friday’s post-Thanksgving game.
It was a back and forth, up and down ballgame, but Virginia Tech barely hangs on to defeat UVA 24 to 20, in the 96th Annual Commonwealth Cup contest. This was the 11th consecutive win for the Hokies over the Cavaliers.
A Richmond man is celebrating a national win in his sport of choice - skateboarding.
Connor Burke has been skateboarding since the age of 8, and this year - at 22 - he won the acclaim he’s been hoping for, taking top honors in the national freestyle skateboard championships. Unlike others who speed, bump and spin down city streets and stairways, freestylers skate on flat surfaces but do tricks with the board.
It will be a winner-take-all at the College World Series tonight in Omaha.
The Virginia Cavaliers forced the deciding game last night with a 7-2 victory over Vanderbilt. Tonight’s game starts at 8 PM and will be shown on ESPN. A Virginia victory tonight would be historic for the university and the Atlantic Coast Conference.
An ACC team hasn’t won the College World Series since 1955. North Carolina in 2007 was the last ACC team to reach the best-of-3 championship series.
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...
It isn’t just for baseball. Don Luttrell and his wife, Linda, from Zion Crossroads followed the men’s basketball team to Omaha two years ago.
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.
“The field ran back this way toward the gymnasium. The goal post was probably right here and there was another one down there just. . .”