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Virginia basketball forgot the internet holds receipts

Can’t hide from the truth, Hoos...

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Virginia vs UMBC Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse Orange fans are ones to hold receipts. But it’s not a trait exclusive to us -- the internet typically behaves similarly, especially when schadenfreude can be extracted.

So was the case when the Virginia Cavaliers’ Twitter accounted posted about all of the milestones from 2017-18, but conveniently (and understandably) left off the program’s biggest accomplishment of all.

Virginia basketball is obviously is fine shape overall, but they’re not living down that loss to UMBC any time soon... unless they find a way to top it, somehow, like they did the last time they suffered a stunning upset.

The rest of your (more directly) Syracuse-related links below.

Syracuse has No. 5 tennis player in NCAA, but Gabriela Knutson isn’t sold on going pro (

“Her potential is unreal,” Syracuse women’s tennis coach Younes Limam said. “I think she still has that dream of playing professionally after college. But only the Top 100 in the world make a very good living. She’s very bright and very smart to have a Plan B, to get a degree and see how things work out.”

Syracuse basketball great Leo Rautins’ youngest son, Sam, is nearing a college decision (

Andy Rautins wound up following in his father’s footsteps. He played at Syracuse, finishing with over 1,000 career points and leading the Orange to a No. 1 ranking as a senior. He is currently playing professionally in Turkey. Now, Leo sees a similar recruiting scenario playing out as his youngest son, Sam, entertains his college options.

Could a Rogue FBI Agent Derail the NCAA Corruption Probe? (

Sources tell SI that in the course of conversation DeAngelo made a number of strange requests. At one point, he expressed his ambition for landing as many as 10 first round NBA draft picks. Dawkins gently explained that even the most prominent agents are especially lucky to land four or five picks in a single class.

Dome renovations should focus on accessibility and inclusion, not just recruitment (Daily Orange)

So that is what it must do. And not just for student athletes. Renovations are an opportunity to change restrooms to be gender-inclusive and safe for all ages by removing the troughs and unsanitary sinks. New locker rooms help the few who use them, but new seats enhance the experience of the thousands that come and pay to watch.

Virginia basketball tweets the things it did last season. But it forgot a big one. (News & Observer)

But it left out one not-so-little detail about the campaign — its loss to No. 16 seed UMBC in the NCAA tournament — and Twitter was more than willing to point it out. Virginia’s 74-54 loss to the Retrievers on March 16 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament was the first time in tournament history a No. 16 seed had beaten a No. 1 seed.

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Now that we’ve got Gators-Bulls, what about the Willie Bowl? (Tampa Bay Times)

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl leaving St. Petersburg for Tampa (Orlando Sentinel)