The 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament was a tournament of 48 teams from NCAA Division I who played for the NCAA Championship in soccer. The semifinals and final were held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. All the other games were played at the home field of the higher-seeded team (indicated by * for non-seeded teams). ...
In 2015, an injury-riddled Virginia team slumped in the regular season and needed a series win in the final regular-season series at North Carolina to sew up a bid in the ACC tournament. They made the NCAA tournament as a No. 3 seed and swept through the Lake Elsinore Regional, defeating Southern California (twice) and San Diego State. They hosted ...
The 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game was the final game of the single-elimination tournament to determine the men’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college basketball national champion for the 2018 – 2019 season. The game was played on April 8, 2019, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and ...
History of the Cavaliers
The Virginia Cavaliers, also known as Wahoos or Hoos, are the athletic teams representing the University of Virginia, located in Charlottesville. The Cavaliers compete at the NCAA Division I level (FBS for football), in the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1953. Known simply as Virginia or UVA in sports media, the athletics program has twice won the Capital One Cup for men's sports (in 2015 and 2019) after leading the nation in overall athletic excellence in those years. The Cavaliers have regularly placed among the nation's Top 5 athletics programs.
Virginia leads the ACC with 21 NCAA Championships in men's sports. The program has added nine NCAA titles in women's sports for a grand total of 30 NCAA titles, second overall in this major conference of fifteen programs. In "revenue sports", Virginia men's basketball won the NCAA Tournament Championship in 2019, won ACC Tournaments in 1976, 2014, and in 2018, and has finished first in the ACC standings ten times. College Football Hall of Fame coach George Welsh retired with the most wins in ACC history (as of 2021, he places second) after leading Virginia football for nineteen years.
The Cavalier mascot represents a mounted swordsman, and there are crossed swords or sabres in the official logo. An unofficial moniker, the “Wahoos”, or “Hoos” for short, based on the university's rallying cry "Wah-hoo-wah!" is also commonly used. Though originally only used by the student body, both terms—“Wahoos” and “Hoos”—have come into widespread usage with the local media as well.
College Sports Established
University of Virginia
1973 - Present / NCAA Division 1
1921 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
1915 - 1921 / Athletic Association of the United States
1953 – Present / ACC Conference
1937 - 1953 / Independent
1921 - 1937 / Southern Conference
1894 - 1921 / Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Cavaliers - The explanation for the University of Virginia Cavaliers nickname actually involves a story of historical significance to the region.
The origin of the Cavaliers nickname comes from what was going on in this region of the world during the seventeenth century when England was involved in a civil war that pitted supporters of the Parliamentary system of government against King Charles I who asserted absolute power in terms of rule. The use of the word Cavalier predates the formation of the United States of America with a very similarly spelled version of the word being used by William Shakespeare in his famed Henry IV play.
Men's Basketball 1
Women's Basketball 0
2014, 2009, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1989
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
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