Sports

Virginia Resident is Guardian of the Flame

Jul 20, 2015
http://specialolympicsva.org/who-we-are/news/meet-josh-norris

Josh Norris is among the 140 thousand people in Virginia living with an intellectual disability. Since he was a kid, Josh has been a Special Olympics athlete, starting with basketball and eventually finding his greatest pleasure in track and field. He has an impressive running resume, including three marathons, but his greatest challenge is yet to come. 

Renaming the Redskins

Jun 26, 2015
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The Washington Redskins were back in court this week, hoping to overturn a U.S. Patent Office decision that canceled the team’s trademark, because some find it offensive.  That controversy prompted business students at Virginia Commonwealth University to research and choose new names for DC’s professional football team. 

Whatever happens in court, VCU Business Professor Kelly O’Keefe says Washington has got to come up with a new name, because native Americans are not the only ones who think calling a team by skin color is offensive.

Virginia Baseball Wins First National Title

Jun 25, 2015

  The University of Virginia baseball program made history with its first national title, the first baseball championship for the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1955.  In the deciding game of the best-of-three finals, the Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt, 4-2.

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.

Greg Echlin

  The Virginia Cavaliers dropped the first game of their best-of-three title series against defending champion Vanderbilt, 5-1, Monday night in Omaha. It’s a case of déjà vu.

It happened a year ago when Vanderbilt was victorious in Game One and UVA bounced back to win Game Two.  Four of the nine starters in the Cavaliers lineup played in last year’s championship series against Vandy, so Cavaliers coach Brian O’Connor knows the experience factor will play a role in keeping their hopes alive for their first baseball national championship.

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