Region / State Gathering: Virginia-BYU will begin at 10:15 p.m. on October 30

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday that the start time for Virginia’s Oct. 30 game against Brigham Young will be 10:15 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on ESPN2 as Cavaliers coach Bronco Mendenhall faces the schedule he has guided to 99 wins in 11 years.

Virginia Tech’s game at Georgia Tech kicks off at noon that day and will be broadcast on a regional sports network to be announced.

Four Cavaliers honored by ACC

Four U.Va. the players – quarterback Brennan Armstrong, wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks, offensive lineman Bobby Haskins and defensive end Mandy Alonso – have been listed as the ACC Player of the Week for their respective positions.

In Saturday’s 48-0 home loss to Duke, Armstrong had two touchdowns, 296 yards in the first half and 364 overall, and he rushed for 34 yards and one touchdown. He leads the country with 2,824 passing yards.

Wicks caught seven passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. Haskins scored 92% and racked up seven pancake blocks. Alonso made four tackles as U.Va. kept the Blue Devils 110 rushing yards, 108 below their average, and recorded their second shutout of the season.

Byrd Continues NSU’s MEAC Online Honors Streak

Colby Byrd of Norfolk State won the Spartans’ fifth MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Week and his second such award.

NSU’s starting center Byrd scored 94% and had four knockdown blocks. He helped block for an offense that amassed 400 yards and in the Spartans’ fourth straight victory, a 42-14 triumph over the University of Virginia at Lynchburg. The second half was shortened to 20 minutes by the coaches.

This is the fifth game in a row in which NSU has won the League’s Weekly Offensive Linemen Award.

JMU wins a place in the polls

James Madison (5-1) moved up from a place to 7th in the Top 25 of Stats Perform FCS after winning 19-3 on Saturday in Richmond. The Dukes climbed from one spot to eighth in the FCS coaching poll.

Villanova (5-1), the team that beat James Madison, remained No.5.

VMI, backed by a solid victory at Mercer, fell back to 23rd place in the Stats Perform survey.

Dukes’ Ratke Wins CAA Honors

JMU senior kicker Ethan Ratke has been named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Special Teams Player of the Week. He equaled his school record scoring four field goals in a 19-3 win at Richmond. He rose to fifth place on the FCS career points list (with 457) and has scored a field goal in 27 straight games.

ODAC honors Ferrum LB of Virginia Beach

Ferrum linebacker Billy Higgins, a senior from Ocean Lakes High, was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

In a home game, the Panthers won 24-23 over Shenandoah on a last-minute field goal, Higgins made 10 tackles, including eight best solo hits. He broke two passes, including the last of the game. He ranks fifth in the ODAC with 62 tackles and second with 37 solo tackles.


Clark of the University of Virginia named to top playmaker list

Virginia’s Kihei Clark was one of 20 players nominated for the 2022 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Watchlist, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Monday.


NSU will face two enemies of the Big Ten

Six non-conference home games and a pair of road competitions against opponents from the Big Ten are among the highlights of the Norfolk State schedule, which was released on Monday.

Coach Larry Vickers and his team will make their season debut on November 9 with a home game against Division II Chowan. The 6 p.m. match at Echols Hall is the start of a doubles program with the NSU men’s team, which will face Bridgewater later that night.

The Spartans will face two Big Ten opponents in three days – Ohio State on November 14 and Indiana on November 16. The Hoosiers qualified for the NCAA Elite Eight last season.

The Spartans are then at home for three straight games: against the College of Charleston on November 19, the Air Force on November 27 and Hampton on December 4.

NSU has tour dates for George Mason on December 6th and Enemy of Crosstown Old Dominion on December 12th. UNC Wilmington comes to Echols Hall for the last home game of the calendar year on December 16 before NSU completes its pre-vacation list at William & Mary on December 19.

The MEAC game will consist of 14 team games.

Christopher Newport was awarded the 20th National Ranking by, The fifth consecutive ranking of Top 20 Captains.

The CNU finished 12th with a 25-4 record in 2019-2020 and only played shows during the pandemic-plagued 2020-21 season.

The Captains are dismissing a host of key players from the 2019-2020 squad, including Poquoson High graduate Sondra Fan, Jamestown product Anaya Simmons and Natalie Terwilliger. They will begin their season Nov. 6 at home against South Virginia.

Hope, of Michigan, was ranked No. 1, followed by East Texas Baptist.

Captains’ Barros wins C2C honor after winning first two starts

After making his first two college appearances for Christopher Newport’s goal, Gabe Barros was named Coast-to-Coast Defensive Player of the Week.

He won his first start, 2-0 against Johns Hopkins, then a 2-1 game against Salisbury. Hopkins was ranked fifth in Division III at the time, and Barros was the first captains’ keeper to debut against a ranked foe in 16 years.

Tribe’s Doughty Wins CAA Defensive Honor

William & Mary’s junior goalie Zoe Doughty has been named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Defensive Player of the Week.

She had a career-high 10 saves shutting out the league’s most significant offense, 12th-place Hofstra, on the road in a goalless draw on Sunday. She also excluded Drexel on October 10.

CNU’s Ware and Sabbagh earn C2C honors

Christopher Newport won the weekly Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference awards.

Hampton Roads Academy graduate Mauri Ware was named offensive player of the week after compiling four goals and one assist in two wins. Midfielder Marcella Sabbagh was Defensive Player of the Week after two shutouts: a 4-0 win over Mary Washington and a 9-0 triumph over Sewanee. Against Sewanee, she became the first captain to convert two penalty strokes in one game.

W&M finishes second at the Howard tournament

William & Mary took second place at the Howard Bison Invitational, finishing one stroke behind champion Bucknell in the seven-team field. The Tribe finished 923.59 above par for 54 holes.

Tribe graduate student Ethan Mangum clocked a 4-on-par 76 in the final round to place second at 226, two strokes behind medalist Jackson Bussell of Bucknell.

W&M senior Matthew Feinstein tied for fourth, his career best result, with a 76 on Monday.

Princeton (+62) was third and Towson (+63) fourth.

Kinder moves up the rankings with the CNU in fourth position

Christopher Newport was fourth after two rounds at the Golfweek DIII Invite in Miramar Beach, Fla.

All-American Robb Kinder, a New Kent High graduate, clocked a 69 of 2 under par to tie himself for 11th place individually at par 142. Prize shot 71 on day two including an eagle, to share the 21st place at 2 out of 144.

The top four captains shot a brace of 286 in the second round, their fastest lap since 2019.

The third and last round is scheduled for Tuesday, with the departure of the CNU at 8.15 am.

Marlins 12th after 18 holes

Virginia Wesleyan finished 12th after the first of two rounds of the Virginia State Golf Association intercollegiate tournament hosted by Shenandoah. Former Jamestown High Casey Bennett shot 83, the Marlins’ best score, to share 25th place after 18 holes.

Captains 11th with a turn to go

CNU was 11th out of 20 teams in two rounds of the DIII Fall Invite in Miramar Beach, Florida.

The captains shot 317-307 at the Baytowne Golf Club for a 48 over par 624 in two rounds, 23 shots behind the Kentucky first center.

Junior CNU Lauren Sims clocked a career record 72 to tie for 16th at 8 of 152.

The third and last round is scheduled for Tuesday, with the departure of the CNU at 7:30 am.

Charlie Bryant heads to the Langley Enduro Championship

Despite finishing 20th among 23 riders on Sunday night, Charlie Bryant won the Enduro season championship on Sunday night at Langley Speedway. He started the evening with a 24-point lead over runner-up Thomas Fontaine, who finished 17th.

Cody Bryant won the 30-lap race, 2.157 seconds ahead of Richard Ellis. Chris Kane placed third.

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