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Virginia Tech knock off slumping No. 18 North Carolina 80-72

Dec. 04, 2022 18:28 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justyn Mutts scored 27 points to lead Virginia Tech to an 80-72 victory over No. 18 North Carolina on Sunday. Mutts scored 21 of his points in the second half for the Hokies (8-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who built an 18-point, second-half lead and...

Liberty hires Coastal Carolina's Chadwell to replace Freeze

Dec. 04, 2022 17:37 PM EST

Liberty has hired Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell, a former college quarterback known for his innovative approach to offense, to replace Hugh Freeze as the Flames’ coach. The school in Lynchburg, Virginia, introduced Chadwell at a news conference Sunday. Freeze left Liberty...

Board to hold hearing on property with Confederate statue

Dec. 04, 2022 13:00 PM EST

MATHEWS, Va. (AP) — A county board in Virginia is moving ahead with plans to deed the public land under a Confederate statue on the historic courthouse green to a private preservation group to prevent the statue from being taken down in the future. The Washington Post reports that...

Better disaster support for people with disabilities sought

Dec. 04, 2022 09:07 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Sandy Hermann feels a sense of dread every time she hears a serious storm may be headed to Hampton Roads. Her 26-year-old daughter has a neuromuscular disorder and requires a ventilator, wheelchair and feeding tube. She can’t be on the road for long...

Jenkins scores 23, Old Dominion beats Norfolk State 68-62

Dec. 03, 2022 22:24 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Chaunce Jenkins had 23 points in Old Dominion's 68-62 win against Norfolk State on Saturday night. Jenkins added five rebounds for the Monarchs (5-4). Mekhi Long added 13 points, while Imo Essien scored nine. The Spartans (5-4) were led by Joe...

Dorsey has 15, William & Mary defeats Richmond 58-57

Dec. 03, 2022 22:14 PM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Ben Wright scored layups a minute apart and William & Mary posted a 58-57 come-from-behind win over Richmond Saturday night. Gabe Dorsey scored 15 points, shooting 5 for 13, including 5 for 12 from beyond the arc for the Tribe (4-5). Ben Wight scored 14...

D has six takaways, William & Mary routs Gardner-Webb 54-14

Dec. 03, 2022 17:55 PM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Darius Wilson threw three touchdown passes and William & Mary turned turnovers into three consecutive touchdowns in the second quarter and the fifth-seeded Tribe rolled to a 54-14 win over Gardner-Webb in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday. ...

Clark's 18 lift No. 3 Virginia past Florida St in ACC opener

Dec. 03, 2022 17:36 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton paid Kihei Clark a huge compliment in the handshake line after the fifth-year point guard helped lead No. 3 Virginia over the Seminoles 62-57. “I'll be glad when you go,” Hamilton said he told...

VMI picks Danny Rocco as next football coach

Dec. 03, 2022 15:36 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia Military Institute has hired Danny Rocco as its football coach. The school made the announcement Saturday. Rocco replaces Scott Wachenheim, who resigned after eight seasons last month. “He is clearly someone who believes in developing...

Antisemitic celebrities stoke fears of normalizing hate

Dec. 03, 2022 10:54 AM EST

A surge of anti-Jewish vitriol, spread by a world-famous rapper, an NBA star and other prominent people, is stoking fears that public figures are normalizing hate and ramping up the risk of violence in a country already experiencing a sharp increase in antisemitism. Leaders of the...