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A student checks the time as others wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. South Korean officials are urging people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for a crucial national college exam. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

The Latest: Young S. Koreans taking crucial university exam

Dec. 3, 2020 3:45 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 COVID-19 patients, are taking the country’s highly competitive university entrance exam despite a viral resurgence that has forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules. The Education Ministry says...

Curry, Oliver II carry Old Dominion over Norfolk St. 80-66

Dec. 3, 2020 1:12 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Malik Curry and A.J. Oliver II scored 17 points apiece as Old Dominion topped Norfolk State 80-66 on Wednesday night. Curry hit 11 of 12 foul shots. Joe Reece added 16 points for for Old Dominion (2-1). Austin Trice had 11 points Daryl Anderson had 17 points for the Spartans (2-1)....

Midday fireball, boom thrill gazers from Ontario to Virginia

Dec. 2, 2020 5:18 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A noontime boom that was heard and felt from southern Ontario to Virginia was likely caused by a disintegrating meteor, according to an organization in western New York that keeps track of such phenomena. Witnesses across the area reported hearing the boom or seeing a fireball in the...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam removes his mask to answer a question during a COVID-19 briefing at the Capitol in Richmond, Va, Wednesday Nov 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Health system halting elective procedures amid virus surge

Dec. 2, 2020 4:12 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A health system serving a swath of the central Appalachian mountains said Wednesday it will halt nonemergency elective procedures due to surging cases of COVID-19 and capacity concerns at its Virginia and Tennessee hospitals. Ballad Health officials announced the change, which will...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, fans watch as Creighton takes on St. John's in an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York. As more than 300 teams prepare to start a season that will look nothing like any before it, the conversation is not so much about who will be cutting nets at the end of March Madness, as whether anyone will cut nets at all. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

College hoops back at MSG with Villanova-Virginia on Dec. 19

Dec. 2, 2020 4:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — College basketball is coming back to Madison Square Garden this month. In a matchup between the past two NCAA champions, Villanova and Virginia are scheduled to square off Dec. 19 in the heart of New York City, the arena announced Tuesday. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, no fans will...

Virginia forward Jay Huff (30) dunks the ball in front of St. Francis forward Mark Flagg (42) during an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 in Charlottesville, Va. (Andrew Shurleff/The Daily Progress via AP)

Huff's 13 lead No. 15 Virginia past St. Francis (Pa), 76-51

Dec. 1, 2020 7:43 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jay Huff said the lesson No. 15 Virginia learned in a 61-60 loss to unheralded San Francisco in its last outing was simple. “We just learned we need to play more sound,” the Cavaliers' 7-foot-1 senior said. He helped Virginia do that Tuesday, scoring 13 points as...

Hokies backup quarterback Quincy Patterson to transfer

Nov. 30, 2020 6:25 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech backup quarterback Quincy Patterson has decided to transfer. Coach Justin Fuente made the announcement Monday, shortly before Patterson confirmed his decision in a Twitter post. “Through thought, prayer and countless discussions with my parents and other...

Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall  looks on during an NCAA college football game against Abilene Christian, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Mendenhall upset Virginia game vs Seminoles was called off

Nov. 30, 2020 5:21 PM EST

Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall said he and athletic director Carla Williams have contacted the Atlantic Coast Conference calling for updated protocols and procedures after the Cavaliers flew to Florida on Friday only to learn their game against Florida State would not be played because of COVID-19 issues...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Gonzaga head coach Mark Few motions toward the court in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Saint Mary's in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament in Las Vegas. Gonzaga and Baylor remained Nos. 1-2 in the first Associated Press men’s college basketball poll of the regular season released Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Gonzaga, Baylor stay atop AP Top 25; Va. Tech, Richmond in

Nov. 30, 2020 1:29 PM EST

The first Associated Press men’s college basketball poll of the regular season remained steady at the top. The rest, predictably, was filled with change as teams exceeded or failed to live up to preseason expectations. Gonzaga and Baylor remained Nos. 1-2 in the poll released Monday. The Zags received 57...

Wisconsin, Illinois climb into top 5 in AP Top 25 after Gonzaga, Baylor, Iowa; 'Nova, UVA fall; Va. Tech, Richmond in

Nov. 30, 2020 12:17 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Wisconsin, Illinois climb into top 5 in AP Top 25 after Gonzaga, Baylor, Iowa; 'Nova, UVA fall; Va. Tech, Richmond in.