Virginia Rumors & News

  • Virginia names Carla Williams athletic director

    Washington Post "The University of Virginia is set to announce Carla Williams as its new athletic director, according to several people familiar with the search process, in a move that would make her the first African American woman to hold such a position among schools in the Power Five conferences. Williams..." October 22

  • Tom Brady to call Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson before first start

    Sportsnaut "Sometimes it’s not what you know but who you know that matters. Josh Jackson, who’s about to get his first collegiate start as the quarterback of Virginia Tech, has a very interesting connection that matters. His dad is friends with Tom Brady. Fred Jackson was an offensive assistant coach at..." September 03

  • ESPN pulls announcer from UVa opener because of his name

    247 Sports "ESPN has pulled an announcer from Virginia’s season opener against William & Mary because of his name as first reported by Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis. The announcer’s name is Robert Lee. ESPN released a statement on the change of announcers, via Outkick the Coverage. “We..." August 23

  • Virginia's Bronco Mendenhall stresses unity after area riots

    ESPN "Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall, speaking to reporters Tuesday for the first time since the events in Charlottesville over the weekend, said none of his players has voiced concern about continuing to play for the team in that environment. White supremacists marched on the city with..." August 15

  • Virginia cancels football event due to ongoing Charlottesville protests "Due to the ongoing public safety concerns in Charlottesville and as a result of the declaration of a State of Emergency for Virginia, the University of Virginia is cancelling all scheduled events and programming today (Saturday) effective at noon. This cancellation includes all academic..." August 13

  • Virginia football player wins $100K playing the lottery

    USA Today "If Virginia football player Charles Davis were to offer some advice, it might be to listen to your grandmother. Davis, a cornerback on the University of Virginia football team, won $100,000 playing the Virginia Lottery, according to a report in the Virginia Daily Progress. Davis won, the..." July 01