Throughout the years, this blog has chronicled the efforts of former #UVAFB standout and Charlottesville native Chris Long and his Waterboys foundation’s efforts to bring clean drinking water to Africa. The current Philadelphia Eagles defensive brought his altruism back home this week, announcing that he would be donating his first six game checks of the season to fund scholarships in Charlottesville. The scholarships will provide two students with a seven-year all expenses paid school program. The scholarships will be at Long’s alma mater, St. Anne’s-Belfield School and will be awarded to two members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia will be granted the opportunity. Long, who is extremely active and vocal on Twitter, shared his reasoning for the project in a tweet.

Boothful of Barbers

Former #UVAFB standouts Ronde and Tiki Barber are teaming up to call an NFL game from the broadcast booth. Fox Sports announced Tuesday that the former #UVAFB and NFL standouts will be the analysts for the Oct. 1 telecast of the New York Giants’ game at Tampa Bay. Ronde is in his fifth season as a game analyst for Fox. Tiki cohosts “Tiki and Tierney,” a sports talk show which airs weekday afternoons on CBS Sports Radio and is simulcast on television on CBS Sports Network.

Hoos got a Trophy
Former #UVAWBB standout Sharnee Zoll is gearing up for the new season of basketball in Poland. Zoll is returning to Sleza Wroclaw for another season. Her team just went 4-0 in the Trutnov Cup to win the title at the preseason tournament. Here is a recap of the tourney (in Polish, of course, but it translates pretty cleanly through Google translate).