Virginia Cavaliers Schedule in 2013-14
Each year as the college basketball season heats up John Paul Jones Arena,
the Charlottesville, Virginia home of the Virginia Cavaliers' basketball team is one of the most exciting places in the world
to be. The Cavaliers are ready to hit the floor this season to do battle with some of the best teams in the ACC and beyond.
For years the Cavaliers have established themselves as one of the premiere teams in the ACC, and are regularly a major factor
in the NCAA Tournament in March. The Cavaliers' schedule is packed with games against some of the best college basketball
teams in the country, and no college basketball fan will want to miss a second of the action at John Paul Jones Arena in 2013-14.
The Cavaliers are poised to make a return to prominence this year so get in on the excitement right from the start. The stands
are sure to be packed for all of the biggest home contests of the season, especially once the Cavaliers get into conference
play. This team has high hopes for the 2013-14 campaign, and you can be there in person to see how this group performs on
The Cavaliers have a tough game coming their way on February 26th when the Miami Hurricanes hit the court
at Paul Jones Arena this season. The Hurricanes have a plethora of talented players that are looking to make their mark on
the Atlantic Coast Conference, and the Cavs know that this contest is going to be a real battle. If the Cavaliers can stick
to their game plan and play disciplined defense, they should be able to slow down what can be a potent Miami offense. This
game should see a great fan turnout, as it's a conference matchup that could have significant ramifications in the ACC standings.
will finish out their home schedule this season with the Syracuse Orange, and this figures to be one of the toughest, if not
the toughest, matchup of the season. The Orange are one of the top teams in the entire nation in 2013-14 and figure to be
one of the favorites to win the National Championship once March Madness rolls around. If the Cavs can get a win in this game,
it would be a huge confidence boost heading into the conference tournament.
Virginia Cavaliers History
Virginia Cavaliers basketball program goes all the way back to the 1905-06 season. In more than 100 years of basketball, the
Cavs have had some incredible seasons and countless memorable moments. This basketball program boasts a loyal and dedicated
fan base that loves to come out and see this team hit the court to take on some quality opponents each and every season. The
Cavaliers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament more than 15 times over the course of the team's history. Reaching the Final
Four on two occasions. The Cavaliers are hoping to finally grab that elusive National Championship as soon as this season,
and the fans are eagerly awaiting that moment.
Virginia Cavaliers Trivia
When was the first season that
the Virginia Cavaliers basketball team reached the Final Four?
The answer is the 1981 season. The Cavaliers repeated
the feat just three years later, but are yet to return to the Final Four since then.
Great Players for the Virginia
The Virginia Cavaliers basketball program has had a lot of great players hit the court for the team over
the years, but one stands above the rest in history. Ralph Sampson stands as the most decorated Cavalier in the history of
the program. In the early Eighties Sampson dominated the college game and won the Naismith Player of the Year Award as well
as the Oscar Robertson Trophy and the Adolph Rupp Trophy three times each in 1981, 1982, and 1983. He also won the John R.
Wooden Award twice, in 1982 and 1983.
Virginia Cavaliers Fan Traditions
College hoops fans can't get enough
of a good rivalry, and that certainly applies to the fans of the Virginia basketball team. The Virginia Cavaliers are always
looking to take down some of the powerhouse programs in the conference like Duke or North Carolina and over the years as the
Cavaliers have proven themselves to be regular contenders for the conference title the intensity of these games has reached
another level. Of course another major rival of the Cavaliers is the Maryland Terrapins and whether the two schools are facing
off on the football field or the basketball court you can expect the rivalry to bring out the best from both sides. Although
the 2013-2014 season will be the last with Maryland as a conference foe you can expect that the rivalry will continue to be
strong whenever the two schools meet. With all of the new schools joining the ACC this year and next there will certainly
be new rivalries on the rise in the conference.