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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Making a Splash

Both University of  Virginia president Jim Ryan and director of athletics Carla Williams took part in the traditional celebration of a swimming championship yesterday.

Women’s History Month

Carla Williams will be one of the featured panelists in this discussion happening tonight at 7 pm. CLICK HERE to register for the virtual event.

Morning Read

Check out this piece from David Teel on Missouri Valley Conference commissioner Doug Elgin. “Elgin, 70, is Division I’s longest-tenured active commissioner, but like many of us, he job-hopped early in his career. His first break came in the summer of 1980, when then-Virginia athletics director Gene Corrigan hired him as the Cavaliers’ sports information director.” Find the full article here.

Happy Hoo-Versary

On this day 12 years ago, Tony Bennett was announced as the head coach for the UVA Men’s Basketball Team.

“Tony Bennett comes to the University of Virginia with a plan to build our program,” Littlepage said. “He is an outstanding basketball coach and is a perfect fit for UVa. He has all of the needed coaching and leadership skills along with an understanding of how to succeed in a highly competitive academic and basketball environment. He has demonstrated success in the Pacific-10 Conference. His teams have beaten the elite programs in that conference and he will bring the same type of success and energy to the University of Virginia.”

For some flashback fun to help celebrate the occasion, here is a link to the original announcement.