Virginia football team to play at Old Dominion in September 2028 – The Virginian-Pilot


According to Greg Madia of the Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Virginia will visit Old Dominion for a game on September 2, 2028. He learned through a gaming contract obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The game at SB Ballard Stadium will replace a game scheduled for the 2020 season that had to be rescheduled because the response to the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed the schedule that year.

JMU gets former King’s Fork DB

Defensive back Chris Shearin, who has played for King’s Fork High, IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, and in college for Missouri and Connecticut, has committed to James Madison.

He totaled 82 tackles (two for loss), broke up 13 passes, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in 24 games with the Huskies.
Shearin joined wide receiver Cam Ross as 2023 UConn players to join coach Bob Chesney’s first JMU team.


Camp CC advances to NJCAA World Series

Paul D. Camp Community College of Franklin won the Mid-Atlantic District title to clinch a spot in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III World Series.

The Hurricanes won 8-2, 2-0 against Community College of Allegheny County in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, to advance. They now travel to Auburn, New York, to play with seven other teams for their division championship on May 25.

Student falls in national opener

Apprentice School lost its opener in the US Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series, losing 11-8 to Atlantis University of Miami in Dubois, Pennsylvania.

Apprentice starter Nick Redman, who has been very effective most of the year, gave up seven earned runs and 15 hits in five innings.

The Builders (39-9) found themselves in an elimination game against an Ohio team, Wright State-Lake Campus, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. They led 4-1 after four innings, yielding a three-run tying run to Gianni Rodriguez and taking the lead 5-4 after five, but the Atlantans (24-14) took the lead and held on with a sixth inning of five runs.

Camden Weston homered for Apprentice, Jett Winslow drove in three runs and Hunter Johnson and Riggs Ellis each had two RBIs. Nolan Edwards and Jeremy Harmon each scored twice.

Rodriguez was 3 for 4 with five RBIs and two runs, and teammate Justin Suarez was 3 for 5 with three runs.

Previously, Apprentice placed four players on the USCAA All-American Teams. The Builders also had four players named All-Academic.
Nolan Edwards, Nate Yeary and Camden Weston each earned first-team honors, while Redman was named to the second team.

The All-Academic honorees were Riggs Ellis, Bryce Post, Matt Phoebus and Jeremy Harmon, each with at least a 3.5 grade-point average and at least one sophomore eligible.

Tribe’s Knowles wins CAA award

William & Mary senior right-hander Nate Knowles (7-2) was named Coastal Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week. He struck out 12 in 6 1/3 innings and allowed just one earned run on four hits in Friday’s win over Towson. He leads the CAA with 97 strikeouts.

Old Dominion’s scheduled Tuesday game in Richmond was canceled due to gloomy weather forecasts and will not be made up.


UVA leads after 18 holes at the regional level

The Virginia Cavaliers took the lead in the first round of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional.

UVA, ranked 12th nationally, shot an 8-under par 280, while all five Cavaliers shot even par or better during the opening round of the three-day event.

The top five finishers from six NCAA regional sites will advance to the NCAA Championships May 24-29 in Carlsbad, California. Auburn (285), Ohio State (289), Houston (289) and Duke (291) held those five spots through one round.

UVA’s Deven Patel recorded a bogey-free round with five birdies to take the lead at 67, one shot ahead of LSU’s Connor Gaunt and Houston’s Wolfgang Glawe. Bryan Lee ranked fourth at age 70.

One Virginia Tech player, Kobe Valociek, is in the Austin Regional in Texas. He shot 72 points and finished fifth among 10 individual competitors, three strokes behind co-leaders Gustav Frimodt of TCU and Luke Gutschewski of Iowa State. Whichever player is leading this group after 54 holes will also reserve a spot in Carlsbad.


No. 6 Captains advance to the quarter-finals

Alex Brendes had three goals and two assists as Christopher Newport (16-5), ranked sixth in NCAA Division III, earned a berth in the national quarterfinals by beating No. 15 Stevens 12-5 Sunday night at Jennings Family Stadium.

The Ducks (18-3), from Hoboken, New Jersey, tied the game at 4 with 12:38 left in the second quarter. But CNU’s defense stifled them until Stevens scored with 19 seconds left.

The Captains travel to New York State on Saturday at noon to meet second-place Rochester Institute of Technology in a quarterfinal match.

Five Cavaliers earn AA honors

Five Virginia players — Cole Kastner (second team), Connor Shellenberger (second team), Chase Yager (second team), Griffin Schutz (third team) and Payton Cormier (honorable mention) — were named All-Americans, according to Inside Lacrosse.

Three Richmond players – Dalton Young, Jack Pilling and goalkeeper Zach Vigue – received honorable mention.