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Team: Virginia Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (52) / 2/21/1966

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Virginia hired Georgia deputy athletic director Carla Williams to serve as athletic director.
Williams' hiring is a landmark one, as she becomes the first female African-American to serve as athletic director at a Power Five program. She had been with Georgia for 13 years prior to being hired over by the Cavaliers. UVA president-elect Jim Ryan said in a statement, "She is exceedingly well-prepared for this role, but more than that, she is fiercely committed to excellence in both athletics and academics and has a track record of success in both arenas." Sun, Oct 22, 2017 01:44:00 PM
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Virginia has self-imposed recruiting sanctions after reporting a violation to the NCAA.

The Cavaliers' recruiting sins were deemed to be of the Level II variety by the NCAA. In a released statement, Virginia said that the violations in question took place over a two-week stretch last April/May. Per the university, "The violations involved assistant football coaches, after a brief greeting, engaging with prospects to take a photograph." 32 such engagements took place during the aforementioned time period. As a result, Virginia has self-imposed sanctions including a cut of spring 2017 evaluations from 168 to 150 and reduction from six off-campus contacts to four off-campus contacts for those prospects with whom coaches took photographs.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 05:24:00 PM

Maryland and Virginia will play a home-and-home series in the 2023 and 2024 seasons.

Maryland will field first hosting honors, with the Cavaliers coming to town on September 26, 2023. Virginia will return the favor on September 14, 2024. This clash has been played out plenty of times in the past. 78, to be exact. Maryland leads the series 44-32-2. The teams last played in 2013, before the Terps joined the Big Ten.
Thu, Jan 12, 2017 05:12:00 PM

Virginia has hired BYU graduate assistant Shane Hunter to serve as DL coach.

Hunter had been part of the BYU staff alongside HC Bronco Mendenhall for the last three years, serving as a sounding board on the defensive line and in special teams. He'll stand by his man, joining Mendenhall at Virginia. Mendenhall called him a "rising star in the profession" and a "great addition to the staff." The Cavaliers were initially courting Navy DL coach Shaun Nua, but he'll be staying with the Midshipmen.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 03:13:00 PM

Virginia has named BYU's Bronco Mendenhall as their next head coach.

Mendenhall's stepping in for Mike London, who resigned following the completion of the 2015 campaign. In his 11 years heading up BYU, Mendenhall held a 99-42 record. He guided the Cougars to a 9-3 record this season, despite losing QB Taysom Hill to injury in the team's opener against Nebraska. In a statement, Mendenhall indicated that he's excited to get started with the Cavaliers. "Professionally and personally I seek to embrace the highest standards in college sports, on and off the field, and I love the high standards both academically and athletically at Virginia." An introductory press conference is scheduled for Monday.
Source: USA Today
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 09:18:00 PM

BYU HC Bronco Mendenhall indicated that Saturday's 31-0 loss to Michigan was deflating enough that he asked AD Tom Holmoe to schedule a rematch.

Saturday's blanking by Michigan marked the first time the Cougars had been shutout since losing 3-0 to Utah in 2003. That's a span of 143 games. HC Mendenhall's squad couldn't even crack the 100-yard mark on offense until the final minutes of the game. This isn't all just woeful offense, of course. The Wolverines' defense has looked like one of the best units in the country over their last three games.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 05:10:00 PM

BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall said his school "would love to be in the Big 12."

"We would love to be in the Big 12," Mendenhall said told the Austin American-Statesman. "I would love to be a member of that conference. I think that would make a lot of sense. In fact, if that was your headline, that would be great." BYU left the Mountain West Conference four years ago and has been an independent since, but it now appears as though their end-game is membership in a BCS conference. The Cougars probably would have been a better fit in the Pac 12, but that conference opted for Utah and Colorado. "Our attendance is high enough. And our winning percentage is high enough," Mendenhall said. "We have the entire Salt Lake City and Utah market as well as a worldwide following because of the church. There’d be a ton to offer the Big 12, because it’s a money-generated world right now. You’re talking about an amazing kind of brand."
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 10:26:00 PM