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Virginia star cornerback Bryce Hall out for season

Oct. 14, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia All-American cornerback Bryce Hall will miss the rest of the season following left ankle surgery. Hall was injured while covering a punt in the second quarter of the Cavaliers' 17-9 loss at Miami on Friday night. The senior had surgery Sunday, and coach Bronco...

Miami holds off No. 20 Virginia 17-9 for 1st ACC win

Oct. 12, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami used its backup quarterback and a kicker who had not seen game action since high school three years ago. And the Hurricanes might have saved their season. N'Kosi Perry threw for a touchdown on the opening drive and ran for another with 2:31 remaining, Turner Davidson was 3...

ACC 'carnival' in Coastal Division poised for wild finish

Oct. 9, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

Chaos is brewing in the ACC's Coastal Division once again. With the midpoint of the regular season approaching, the Atlantic Coast Conference race is shaping up with prohibitive favorite Clemson sitting atop the Atlantic Division and more unpredictability dominating the Coastal. Nothing can be taken for granted....

Correction: T25-Virginia-Notre Dame story

Sep. 29, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — In a story Sept. 28 about Notre Dame's victory over Virginia, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Notre Dame outgained Virginia 343 yards to 228. Notre Dame outgained Virginia 343 yards to 338. The AP also reported erroneously that Notre Dame lost to Georgia 23-14. Notre...

No. 10 Notre Dame puts playoff hopes up vs No. 18 Virginia

Sep. 27, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — There is no margin for error now for No. 10 Notre Dame. Coming off a 23-17 loss at No. 3 Georgia that silenced many doubters, the Fighting Irish (2-1) find themselves in must-win mode every week going forward if they want to climb back into the discussion for the College Football...

No. 10 Irish seek rebound from loss against No. 18 Virginia

Sep. 26, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

No. 18 Virginia (4-0) at No. 10 Notre Dame (2-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (NBC). Line: Notre Dame by 12 1/2. Series record: Notre Dame leads 2-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Brian Kelly's Fighting Irish need to rebound from their 23-17 loss at No. 3 Georgia last Saturday to keep alive their hopes for a second straight...

No. 21 Virginia rallies past Old Dominion to stay undefeated

Sep. 22, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Bronco Mendenhall isn't big on fiery halftime speeches. So, with his team trailing visiting Old Dominion by 10 points at halftime, the Virginia coach's message to his players was simple. "All I said was, 'Now that that's over, we'll start playing,'" Mendenhall said. His defense...

No. 21 Virginia hosts Old Dominion in schools' first meeting

Sep. 20, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Old Dominion coach Bobby Wilder was looking forward to catching Virginia in a more vulnerable state when the Monarchs added the Cavaliers to their schedule. "I was really hoping when we scheduled this game three years ago that they wouldn't be this good if I'm being 100%...

Bryce Perkins' poise key to success for No. 21 Virginia

Sep. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall has given quarterback Bryce Perkins the freedom to freestyle when necessary. In fact, he encourages it. Like any coach, Mendenhall likes having a plan and seeing that plan executed. But he knows that handcuffing Perkins would be the wrong...

No. 25 Virginia barely hangs on, beats Seminoles 31-24

Sep. 15, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia turned the clock back 24 years and the No. 25 Cavaliers handed Florida State another gut-wrenching defeat. The Cavaliers stopped Cam Akers on a final-play run from the 4 on Saturday night and barely hung on for a 31-24 victory that was reminiscent of the one in 1995...