News

Virginia Football Prepares For ACC Media Days

Virginia Football Prepares For ACC Media Days

Photo: WINA

The annual beginning to college football for the Atlantic Coast Conference will take place this weekend in Greensboro, North Carolina at the annual ACC Football Kickoff.  The Head Coach and two players from every team in the conference will head to Greensboro for the event.  UVA will be represented by tailback Kevin Parks, who is the leading returning rusher in the ACC coming off of a 1,000 yard season.  Parks will be joined by Anthony Harris, Virginia’s All American strong safety who was most recently named to the Jim Thorpe award watch list, which is for the nation’s best defensive back.  Harris appeared recently on WINA’s “The Best Seat In The House” to discuss what needs to change in order for Virginia Football to be successful this year.  ” Coming in last season [defensively] we were really confident and excited and then to be hit with the injuries I think it really took a toll on the defense and the secondary primarily.  You know we’re going down and then you’ve got freshman in there so we’re excited going into this season, we want to get everybody healthy, keep them healthy and just go out there and show that we’re a good secondary.”

Harris went on to discuss the change in the overall mentality of the team, something as a captain that he thinks will make a major difference.  “I think we’ve got a lot of great guys who show great leadership qualities coming to the forefront and I think that’s gonna be the biggest difference.   The impact of your upcoming season is always based upon the guys leading the team. From the outside looking in people see a lot of the same faces, but there is definitely a different demeanor and a different approach.  I think that we’re all coming together strong and very tight knit, we all believe in what we can do and no matter what happened last year we believe we can have the best of a season this year.”  You can hear the interview with Anthony Harris here: http://wina.com/best-seat/anthony-harris/

WINA’s series on Virginia Football continues on Thursday at 6pm, and listeners will have the opportunity to win tickets to the UCLA game.

Latest News

5 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Final Foxfield Figures

Foxfield Arrest 042410

Albemarle Police release the latest arrest statistics for the 2016 Spring Foxfield Races.

6 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties

Amber Alert Cancelled

Williams

Missing Spotsylvania 3-year-old found safe and sound.

6 hours ago in Local, Local Sports, UVA Sports

Reaction To UVA QB Nick Johns’ Decision To Transfer

Nov 14, 2015; Louisville, KY, USA; Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Matt Johns (15) throws the ball agains the Louisville Cardinals during the first half at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Brad Franklin of Cavs Corner discusses the UVA depth chart at QB now that Nick Johns has decided to transfer.

6 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Oregon Trail,’ ‘Sonic’ join World Video Game Hall of Fame

videogamehall2016AP

Last year, "Super Mario Bros." and "Pong" were among the first inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 is just as strong.

7 hours ago in Local, Surrounding Counties

Woman Sex Offender Fails To Register

Department of Justice Logo (RG)

An Augusta County woman has admitted she failed to register as a sex offender.