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Charlottesville, VA – Cavalier fans will have the opportunity to meet new head football coach Mike London when the Virginia Athletics Foundation and the athletics department hosts a free Meet & Greet event for the public Friday, Feb. 5, at John Paul Jones Arena. Coach London will be joined by the members of his staff for the program.

While the event is free, fans are asked to register online at the VAF website if they plan on attending.

Doors at JPJA will open at 6 p.m. for the UVa Football Meet & Greet and the program portion of the event is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free hot dog. A cash bar and concessions will also be available. The Cavalier Team Shop in the main lobby will feature specials of up to 50 percent off on official Cavalier merchandise. Both the Cavalier Marching Band and Virginia cheerleaders will be on hand to perform.

Fans unable to attend the event in person can watch a live webcast starting at 6:45 p.m. on

“My schedule has been very hectic since accepting the head coaching position in December,” London said. “The focus has been on meeting our current players, recruiting, developing relationships with high school coaches around the state and hiring a staff. Our staff is looking forward to wrapping up the signing period by finally getting to meet and talk to all the Wahoo fans out there. This is going to be a fun night and we are looking forward to it.”

In addition to introducing his staff and discussing the future of the Virginia football program, London will provide commentary on the 2010 Cavalier recruiting class. National Letter of Intent signing day takes place earlier in the week on Feb. 3. Video highlights of the members of the signing class will be shown on Hoo Vision at John Paul Jones Arena. will provide up-to-date information on this year’s recruiting class Feb. 3 as each student-athletes’ letter of intent arrives at the McCue Center. In addition to posting biographies, photos and video of each signee,’s Jeff White will provide a running blog from the UVa football offices to give Cavalier fans an intimate look at the day’s activities.

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