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Aug. 28, 2006

Charlottesville, VA – While the Cavalier football team will have to wait until Saturday evening to kickoff the 2006 season at Pittsburgh, regularly scheduled broadcast programming begins today.

The Cavalier Call-In Show debuts tonight at 7 p.m. Virginia head coach Al Groh will talk Cavalier football with Mac McDonald for one hour. Fans may call into the talk to Groh or McDonald at 1-877-TALK-UVA (825-5882). Originating from the football office on Grounds, the show airs on the Virginia Sports Network (WINA-AM 1070 in Charlottesville) and on the Internet at

The highly acclaimed Cavalier Sports Weekly kicks off its third season of coverage of the Virginia athletics program this Sunday. The half-hour television program will feature game highlights and in-depth analysis of each Virginia football game. Cavalier Sports Weekly also includes student-athlete profiles, behind-the-scene footage and other interesting feature stories on each of UVa’s 25 athletic programs. Produced and distributed by Virginia Sports Properties and the UVa athletics department Video Services staff, the show runs for 31 weeks during the academic year.

Cavalier Sports weekly debuts Sunday Sept. 3 and will appear on consecutive Sundays through Dec. 17. The show resumes Jan. 7 and concludes with final episode April 15.

Here is the broadcast schedule for Cavalier Sports Weekly:
Comcast SportsNet – Sundays at 10 a.m.
WVAW 16 (ABC) – Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
WCAV 19 (CBS) – Sundays at 11:30 p.m.
WSET ABC Lynchburg/Roanoke – Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
WRLH FOX Richmond – Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
College Sports TV (National) – Wednesdays at 3 p.m.

Gray Television (WCAV-CBS19, WVAW-ABC16, and WAHU-FOX27), the official flagship stations for Virginia athletics, will air “Cavalier Countdown to Kickoff” Saturday at noon on WAHU Fox 27 as part of its expanded preseason coverage.

The “Cavalier Sports Corner: Fall Edition” will be broadcast on all three stations starting Sept. 16. It airs at noon on the 16th on CBS 19, on Sept. 17th at 6:30 p.m. on ABC 16 and on Sept. 23 at noon on WAHU FOX 27.

The 2006 season will also see an expanded format for the Virginia Sports Network’s pregame “Cavalier Game Day” show. Hosted by Jed Williams, the coverage of UVa’s football games will now start one hour prior to kickoff and return for one hour of coverage following the conclusion of the games.

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