Stage Set for Cavaliers Season Finale with Va Tech

uva techVirtually all of the players who are now fifth-year seniors on the University of Virginia football team joined the program in the summer of 2011. That fall, when most of the newcomers redshirted, Virginia played in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, and the freshmen figured such postseason appearances would be the norm during theircollege careers. Continue reading

Randy Forbes: Baseball, Language, and American Unity

forbes“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America better learn baseball.”

The late cultural historian Jacques Barzun penned these words in a tribute to the great American pastime. He marveled over the way baseball became a sport deeply engrained in our national landscape, both in the love of the game and in how it symbolizes values unique to our nation. I was reminded of this during the World Series last month. Baseball truly is a cultural touch point that brings our nation together. Continue reading

VSP: Have a Game Plan to Drive to Save Lives Game Day Weekend

VA State PoliceWhether you root for the Hokies or the Hoos, or have your own favorite college football team to cheer on during this Saturday’s major matchups, nothing rivals the importance of all fans driving to save lives over the Thanksgiving weekend. In fact, Head Virginia Tech Football Coach Frank Beamer and Head University of Virginia Football Coach Mike London this summer put their rivalries aside in order to team up with the Virginia State Police for a traffic safety public service announcement (PSA): Continue reading