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Street Knowledge is hosted by Chris Graham, the award-winning editor of The Augusta Free Press (Waynesboro, Va.), with episodes highlighting local news, Virginia and national politics, arts and culture, mental health, sports and professional wrestling.

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Ryan Blaney, not at all running on fumes, wins at Pocono

July 15, 2024 23:46 - 23 minutes - 37.9 MB

It will be a while before Ryan Blaney has a lead on the final lap and doesn’t worry about whether he has enough gas to get across the finish line. He did on Sunday, taking the checkered flag ahead of Denny Hamlin. Rod Mullins joins the podcast to recap the NASCAR Cup Series weekend. We also talk about the struggles for Cup Series stars Kyle Busch and Bubba Wallace.

AEW welcomes back MJF, Adam Page, to begin ‘All In’ season

July 09, 2024 22:21 - 31 minutes - 50 MB

Former AEW world champs Maxwell Jacob Friedman and “Hangman” Adam Page are back, and they’re on clear paths to big matches at the “All In” pay-per-view in London next month. AFP wrestling columnist Ray Petree updates us on the latest goings-on in AEW, and previews this week’s “Dynamite,” before this week’s podcast turns into an impromptu Eddie Kingston lovefest, after a discussion of the latest news involving Kingston and his gruesome in-ring leg injury.

Alex Bowman wins in the rain, Hailie Deegan, John Force updates

July 08, 2024 23:28 - 26 minutes - 42.8 MB

Chicago, for the second straight year, had its NASCAR street race, a neat idea, if there ever was one, dampened by rain. Alex Bowman made it memorable, breaking his 80-race NASCAR Cup Series winless streak in a timed finish – an idea that NASCAR might want to try again, incidentally. Rod Mullins joins the podcast to break down the weekend on the mean streets of Chicago. The show also goes in depth on Hailie Deegan’s bad breakup with her Xfinity Series team, and the latest on NHRA legend J...

Digging into the Tony Bennett UVA contract extension

July 03, 2024 22:31 - 15 minutes - 25.4 MB

Podcast: Digging into the details of the Tony Bennett UVA contract extension We’ve known since June 13 that Tony Bennett signed a contract extension that will, in essence, tether him to UVA Basketball through the end of the 2030-2031 season. What we didn’t know: the details. Chris Graham examines the salary, bonus and buyout portions of the deal in this podcast. Stories referenced in the podcast What you need to know: Breaking down the Tony Bennett UVA contract extension Offer sheet fr...

Hits, misses from AEW 'Forbidden Door'

July 02, 2024 20:36 - 38 minutes - 61.9 MB

AEW put on its third annual “Forbidden Door” pay-per-view on Sunday, highlighted by world champ Swerve Strickland retaining in the main-event match against roster newcomer Will Ospreay. AFP wrestling columnist Ray Petree joins the show to go over the show’s hits and misses, and goes down his list of matches on the main show from 1-10. We also preview this week’s AEW “Dynamite,” and take an early look at what could be in store for next month’s big show in London.

Update on NHRA legend John Force

July 01, 2024 22:41 - 34 minutes - 54.6 MB

Rod Mullins joins the show to update us on the status of NHRA legend John Force, who was seriously injured in a fiery crash in Richmond several days ago. The show then switches gears to break down Joey Logano’s five-OT win in Nashville, which came down to fuel strategy amid the craziness of the final 31 laps. Also getting our attention: what really happened between Aric Almirola and Bubba Wallace?

Your job fix UVA Football What do you do?

June 26, 2024 21:57 - 1 hour - 108 MB

Everybody always wants to fire the coach, which, fair – the coach makes a lot of money, so he’s not above reproach. But is it that simple? Virginia is coming off back-to-back three-win seasons under Tony Elliott, who some in the UVA Football fan base think is entering Year 3 on if not a hot seat, at least one that is warm. Should it be? Scott German cross-examines AFP editor Chris Graham to come up with the fix for UVA Football. The answer? You need to listen.

What to be excited about with AEW 'Forbidden Door'

June 25, 2024 23:25 - 26 minutes - 42.7 MB

AEW is gearing up for its annual "Forbidden Door" pay-per-view, with world champ Swerve Strickland defending his title against Will Ospreay headlining a packed night of action. Ray Petree joins the show to break down "Forbidden Door," and to preview the week in AEW's lead-in shows - "Dynamite," "Rampage" and "Collision" - that will get us there on Sunday night.

The latest on NHRA legend John Force

June 25, 2024 23:20 - 39 minutes - 63.8 MB

NHRA legend John Force is in intensive care in a Richmond hospital after a harrowing crash at an event in Virginia this past weekend. AFP racing reporter Rod Mullins updates us on Force's condition, which is very much touch-and-go at this early stage. The podcast also covers the pending move of Chase Briscoe to Joe Gibbs Racing, and Christopher Bell's win in New Hampshire on a rainy NASCAR Sunday.

Ryan Blaney didn't run out of gas this time

June 19, 2024 22:45 - 34 minutes - 54.5 MB

Ryan Blaney lost out on a chance to win a few weeks ago when he ran out of gas on the final lap. In Iowa on Sunday, Blaney, leading late, didn’t have any worries about gas, though tires could have been a concern. Blaney ended up getting the win in the NASCAR Cup Series debut at Iowa Speedway. Rod Mullins breaks down the race, and Rod and AFP editor Chris Graham discuss the retirement announcement of 2017 series champ Martin Truex Jr., the comments from two-time champ Kyle Busch about his f...

AEW is on the struggle bus

June 11, 2024 20:09 - 27 minutes - 43.8 MB

It’s only being honest to say that AEW, approaching its fifth anniversary, is struggling right now, with TV ratings at an all-time low, and ticket sales at its live shows flagging. AFP wrestling columnist Ray Petree joins the podcast to break down how AEW got here, and what the company’s founder, creative director and chief bottle washer, Tony Khan, needs to do to get his promotion back on track.

Zero to 300 in four seconds

June 10, 2024 23:07 - 42 minutes - 68.6 MB

Podcast: Recapping a wild weekend in NHRA, NASCAR, college baseball AFP auto racing reporter Rod Mullins spent the weekend in Bristol at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, and takes us inside the action at Bristol Dragway. Rod and AFP editor Chris Graham also recap the NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma, which was won by Kyle Larson, with Martin Truex Jr. running out of gas within sight of the finish line before he could finish as the runner-up. Wrapping things up, the guys previ...

New UVA radio guy, Bennett, Super Regional

June 05, 2024 22:53 - 33 minutes - 53.6 MB

AFP editor Chris Graham previews the UVA-Kansas State Super Regional, which begins Friday night at The Dish. But before we can get to the happy place, there’s the news about the new UVA Football radio color analyst, the guy who made up a story to whip up his online mob to go after Chris last fall. People can fail up in this world, which is nice to know. Chris also updates folks on the latest on Tony Bennett’s contract status.

Even a NASCAR driver can run out of gas

June 03, 2024 22:54 - 30 minutes - 49.1 MB

Ryan Blaney was cruising to victory in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway when the unthinkable happened – he ran out of gas. The err in fuel technology allowed his Team Penske teammate Austin Cindric to race to his first victory since the 2022 Daytona 500. Rod Mullins and Chris Graham discuss the race, which also included a dustup between Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch, and talk some more NASCAR business on this week’s podcast.

#12 UVA set for Charlottesville Regional

May 29, 2024 20:42 - 26 minutes - 42.2 MB

Virginia has been able to work around its dearth of pitching with a historic offense. But will the ‘Hoos translate what they’ve been able to do in the 2024 regular season to the NCAA Tournament? AFP editor Chris Graham talks us through the four-team Charlottesville Regional field – which includes Mississippi State, St. John’s and Penn – and guesses along with coach Brian O’Connor as to how the coach will use what he has with his pitching staff to get through the weekend. Stories referenced...

Stewart-Haas Racing is getting out of the NASCAR business

May 28, 2024 23:03 - 34 minutes - 55.5 MB

Stewart-Haas Racing is getting out of the NASCAR business at the end of the year, putting its four charters out on the market, and adding to the questions about the sustained viability of the NASCAR race team business. Rod Mullins joins the podcast to help us break down the Stewart-Haas story, and we review the rainy Sunday that ruined the attempt at history from Kyle Larson, who was trying to complete the Indy 500-Coca Cola 600 double.

Logano wins, but all the talk was about the fight

May 20, 2024 22:51 - 29 minutes - 47.7 MB

Joey Logano won a snoozer of a NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race Sunday night at North Wilkesboro, in which he led 199 of the 200 laps, but while the race itself was nothing to write home about, well … There was the dustup between Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Busch after their Lap 1 swapping-of-paint that gave us something to talk about. Rod Mullins joins the show to break it all down, and to share his insight into the attempt by Kyle Larson at the Indy 500-Coca Cola 600 double this coming w...

NASCAR set to begin March Madness-style tournament in 2025

May 13, 2024 23:12 - 23 minutes - 38.3 MB

NASCAR has announced plans for an in-season tournament modeled on the NCAA's March Madness to begin in 2025. Will it work to build even more interest among NASCAR fans? Rod Mullins joins the show to break down the bracket madness, and discuss Brad Keselowski's win in Darlington on Sunday.

How does the UVA Basketball roster look now?

May 09, 2024 21:50 - 22 minutes - 36.8 MB

The UVA Basketball roster looks to be set for the coming 2024-2025 season with four additions from the transfer portal. How are things looking, then, for next season? Pretty good, is the answer from AFP editor Chris Graham, who is not prone to just being nice for the sake of being nice. Story referenced in this podcast: UVA gets its guys from the transfer portal: How does the roster look for 2024-2025?

UVA Basketball grabs four from the transfer portal

May 08, 2024 23:31 - 9 minutes - 15.7 MB

Virginia coach Tony Bennett has been busy, adding four players from the transfer portal, including former Duke player and 2023 five-star TJ Power. AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the pickups. Stories referenced in this podcast: Virginia lands Duke five-star TJ Power: How does Power fit with the ‘Hoos? Bennett lands another big man, San Diego State’s Elijah Saunders, off the portal Would you believe, more UVA Basketball transfer portal news? Welcome, Carter Lang Bennett lands first ...

Will we get a full NASCAR Cup Series season?

May 07, 2024 00:16 - 29 minutes - 46.7 MB

We just had the closest finish to a NASCAR Cup Series race in history - literally an inch separating Kyle Larson and Chris Buescher in Kansas on Sunday. But there's tension behind the scenes in NASCAR-land, with the private owners of the racing series and the owners of the race teams who want to share more in the TV money at odds over how they can move forward. Rod Mullins and Chris Graham break down the business issues, and the exciting finish to Sunday's race.

Denny Hamlin makes good on his called shot

April 29, 2024 22:29 - 27 minutes - 44.6 MB

Denny Hamlin called his shot last week on his podcast, telling listeners that he was going to take the checkered flag at Dover. Then, Hamlin, the Virginia native, went out and did it. AFP’s resident NASCAR Cup Series writer, Rod Mullins, joins the show to break down Hamlin’s win, Kyle Larson’s second-place finish, the big wreck 72 laps from the finish that took out, among others, Bubba Wallace, and the rest of what on last weekend in Delaware.

A pair of wild finishes at Talladega

April 22, 2024 22:37 - 31 minutes - 50.8 MB

Tyler Reddick emerged at the head of the pack in a wild finish in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega. Reddick, who drives for 23XI Racing, celebrated the win with team co-owner Michael Jordan – yes, that Michael Jordan. Reddick crossed the finish as literally all heck broke loose behind him. AFP’s resident NASCAR writer, Rod Mullins, takes us through how it all went down on Sunday, and recaps Saturday’s exciting Xfinity Series race, which was won by 19-year-old rookie Jesse Love.

Ken Mitchell is the kind of Democrat who can win in our part of Virginia

April 19, 2024 21:05 - 25 minutes - 41.3 MB

Ken Mitchell, the Democrat challenging Trump Republican Ben Cline for the Sixth District seat in Congress, isn’t going to get a writeup in Blue Virginia. Ben Tribbett isn’t going to tweet about his campaign. Richmond and Northern Virginia Democrats are going to ignore him, like the ignore everybody else with a D beside their name west of the Route 29 corridor. Which is a shame. Because Ken Mitchell is the kind of Democrat who actually has a Tom Perriello ‘08 longshot chance of winning in...

Chase Elliott wins in Texas, UK hires Mark Pope, MLB talk

April 15, 2024 23:14 - 34 minutes - 55.1 MB

Chase Elliott hadn’t won in a while – his NASCAR Cup Series winless streak went back 18 months – before his win on Sunday in Texas. AFP’s NASCAR beat writer Rod Mullins joins us to break down Elliott’s win, Brad Keselowski’s frustrating runner-up finish, the series of bumps and other dust-ups that sent the race to OT, and the photo-finish Xfinity Series race. Then the talk turns to the University of Kentucky basketball coaching search, which ended with the hiring of former UK star Mark Pop...

Big day at Martinsville for Hendrick

April 08, 2024 22:45 - 37 minutes - 59.5 MB

William Byron is NASCAR’s first three-race winner in the 2024 Cup Series season with his win on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. AFP NASCAR reporter Rod Mullins reports on the big race weekend at the historic Virginia track, which saw Hendrick Motorsports take the three podium spots on Sunday, and Aric Almirola taking the Xfinity Series race on Saturday night. Stories referenced in this podcast William Byron takes Martinsville for win #3 in 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season Emotional Aric Al...

Does Cody Rhodes leave Wrestlemania as the undisputed champ?

April 05, 2024 01:25 - 1 hour - 123 MB

Podcast: Does Cody Rhodes leave Wrestlemania as the undisputed champ? Cody Rhodes has been trying to “finish the story” for two years. Does “The American Nightmare” finally achieve the dream and become the undisputed WWE champ at Wrestlemania 40 this weekend? Chris Graham and Josh Deal preview WM 40 weekend, and also break down the CM Punk interview with Ariel Helwani, and the impact of what Punk had to say about the AEW business model might have on Tony Khan’s near-future. Stories refere...

Denny Hamlin steals one in Richmond

April 01, 2024 22:54 - 36 minutes - 58 MB

Martin Truex Jr. led 288 laps, but a crash a half-lap from the white flag sent Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond into overtime, and Denny Hamlin and his team outmaneuvered the field to the win. AFP’s NASCAR writer, Rod Mullins, joins the show to break down the day, the night, and the final two laps, plus the OT. Mullins also previews this weekend’s race at Martinsville, where he will be on scene providing coverage of the Xfinity Series and Cup Series races.

Transfer portal updates for UVA, Virginia Tech, JMU

March 29, 2024 23:41 - 25 minutes - 41 MB

The transfer portal is open, though you wouldn’t know it, to look at how quiet it has been at Virginia. Virginia Tech, though, and JMU could be losing pretty much everybody to the portal. AFP editor Chris Graham reports on the latest portal news, updates the JMU coach search, and breaks down how coaching moves factored into UNC’s surprise Sweet 16 loss.

William Byron wins the first NASCAR Cup Series road race of 2024

March 25, 2024 22:21 - 25 minutes - 40.3 MB

William Byron, who took the checkered flag at the season-opening Daytona 500, added a win at Circuit of the Americas on Sunday, in the first NASCAR Cup Series road race of the 2024 season. AFP’s resident NASCAR writer, Rod Mullins, breaks down Byron’s win, and previews the upcoming Cup Series races in Richmond and Martinsville.

Insider view of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway

March 21, 2024 23:25 - 34 minutes - 54.9 MB

Rod Mullins was in the media center for last weekend’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Being behind the scenes gives you a different perspective on a day of NASCAR Cup Series racing action. Rod joins AFP editor Chris Graham to break down the race, won by Virginia native Denny Hamlin, and share what was being talked about in the pits.

Christopher Bell win in Phoenix caps emotional weekend for Joe Gibbs Racing

March 11, 2024 22:30 - 33 minutes - 53.8 MB

Christopher Bell was in the Championship 4 in Phoenix a few months ago, but engine issues ended his run at the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series title early that day. Bell notched the win this weekend in his return, capping an emotional week at the track for Joe Gibbs Racing. AFP’s NASCAR writer, Rod Mullins, breaks down the Phoenix race, and previews Bristol, where he will be on the scene beginning on Saturday.

Virginia faces must-win game in ACC regular-season finale

March 08, 2024 23:41 - 12 minutes - 20.1 MB

Virginia (21-9, 12-7 ACC) cannot afford a hiccup with Georgia Tech (14-16, 7-12 ACC) coming to town Saturday night. AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the matchup, and also looks across the ACC at the conference’s three NCAA Tournament bubble teams – UVA, Wake Forest and Pitt – and what each needs to do heading into next week’s ACC Tournament. Stories mentioned in this podcast: Preview: Virginia faces absolute must-win this weekend with Georgia Tech in town Metrics: Where do the ACC bub...

Kyle Larson takes the checkered flag in NASCAR Cup Series race in Vegas

March 05, 2024 01:00 - 23 minutes - 37 MB

Kyle Larson raced to victory in Las Vegas on Sunday. AFP NASCAR beat writer Rod Mullins joins the show to break down Larson’s win, and the rides of other top drivers in Sunday’s race. Other topics: What happened to Chris Buescher’s tire, and why is NASCAR investigating? Amazon is making a splash in the NASCAR TV game. Honda appears to be ready to get involved in the NASCAR business.

Virginia faces Duke, Crazies in Cameron

March 02, 2024 01:25 - 18 minutes - 30.3 MB

For the first time in a decade, AFP editor Chris Graham will be attending a Virginia game without a credential hanging around his neck. Chris will be in Cameron Indoor Stadium for Saturday’s ACC clash between Duke and Virginia. It’s not a must-win for the ‘Hoos, but a W would be a nice add to the NCAA Tournament resume. On the eve of the contest, Chris breaks down the matchup with an eye on how Virginia will try to game plan for what Duke will bring. Story referenced in this podcast Vir...

NASCAR basking in the glow of exciting finish in Atlanta

February 28, 2024 23:48 - 25 minutes - 40.3 MB

Daniel Suarez was just thismuch faster than the field in his photo-finish win in Atlanta on Sunday, at the end of one of the more thrilling NASCAR Cup Series races in recent memory. AFP’s resident NASCAR beat writer, Rod Mullins, joins the podcast to break down the action – 48 lead changes, crashes involving 32 race teams, the three-wide finish. We also look ahead to this Sunday’s race in Las Vegas.

Virginia set to face Boston College with its postseason fate on the line

February 27, 2024 21:20 - 26 minutes - 42.1 MB

Virginia (20-8, 11-6 ACC) needs a win at Boston College (15-12, 6-10 ACC) on Wednesday to keep on the right side of the NCAA Tournament bubble. But are there bigger issues for this Virginia team, which has lost three of its last four, and hasn’t scored out of the 40s in two weeks? AFP editor Chris Graham addresses the issues for the ‘Hoos, and the strategic tweaks that coach Tony Bennett could be putting in place to get things moving in the right direction. Stories referenced in this podc...

‘Soft’ Virginia has bigger, tough North Carolina next up on Saturday

February 23, 2024 00:30 - 41 minutes - 65.7 MB

We’ve been writing all week about how Virginia coach Tony Bennett and his team have recognized that there’s a softness about this year’s team. Can the Cavaliers toughen up in time to make a stretch run heading into March Madness? AFP editor Chris Graham previews the next game up for UVA – with ACC leader North Carolina coming to JPJ. Stories referenced in this podcast Just being honest: North Carolina is a tough, tough matchup for this Virginia team Virginia is ‘soft’: Where do we see i...

Byron’s win at Daytona; NASCAR, teams fighting over money

February 22, 2024 00:31 - 36 minutes - 58.3 MB

There was enough of a break in the torrential rain to allow for the running of the 2024 Daytona 500 on Monday, with William Byron taking the #24 Chevrolet to the checkered flag in the NASCAR season opener. Rod Mullins joins AFP editor Chris Graham to break down how it happened. We also discuss the ongoing review of fuel strategies by NASCAR, and the dispute between the team owners and the France family over how the billions that the business generates should be divided up.

Trying to figure out what happened down in Blacksburg

February 21, 2024 00:20 - 20 minutes - 33.1 MB

No shame in losing, but Virginia’s 75-41 loss at Virginia Tech on Big Monday was more than an instance of losing a game. There was a lot wrong with everything that happened down in Blacksburg. AFP editor Chris Graham tries to get to the bottom of what happened in the loss, which in a couple of ways seems to have undone the good of the recent eight-game winning streak. Stories referenced in this podcast Listless Virginia pantsed by Virginia Tech in front of national TV audience It only c...

Virginia set to face Virginia Tech on Big Monday

February 19, 2024 01:31 - 29 minutes - 48 MB

Virginia (20-6, 11-4 ACC) faces a tough road test on Monday night with a game at in-state ACC rival Virginia Tech (14-11, 6-8 ACC). AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the matchup, the second of the home-and-home between the two this season. We also look back at Virginia’s 49-47 win over Wake Forest on Saturday, and how the weekend action impacted the six ACC teams in contention for NCAA Tournament at-large bids. Stories referenced in this podcast Preview: Virginia has tough road test at...

Virginia faces Wake Forest, looking to get back on track

February 16, 2024 00:35 - 37 minutes - 60.1 MB

Virginia pretty much beat itself earlier in the week in that 74-63 loss to Pitt. The ‘Hoos (19-6, 10-4 ACC) have to get back on track with a game against a tough Wake Forest (16-8, 8-5 ACC) on Saturday (noon ET, ESPN2). Wake dominated UVA in a 66-47 win in Winston-Salem last month. AFP editor Chris Graham, after recapping what happened on Tuesday in the loss to Pitt, looks ahead to the weekend. Stories referenced in this podcast Virginia, licking wounds from Pitt loss, entertains Wake Fo...

Breaking down the matchup between streaking Virginia, Pitt

February 13, 2024 00:11 - 20 minutes - 33 MB

#21 Virginia (19-5, 10-3 ACC) is the hottest team in the ACC. Pitt (15-8, 6-6 ACC) is the second-hottest, winning five of its last six. AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the UVA-Pitt matchup, which is set for Tuesday night (7 p.m. ET, ACCN). But first in this podcast, we look back at Virginia’s 80-76 win at Florida State on Saturday, the eighth win in a row for the ‘Hoos. Also, good news, such as it is – Virginia is back in the national rankings. Stories mentioned in this podcast Torr...

Virginia-Florida State preview, UVA Hoops Notebook

February 08, 2024 23:32 - 18 minutes - 29.8 MB

Virginia (18-5, 9-3 ACC) takes its seven-game winning streak to Tallahassee this weekend as the ‘Hoos prepare for Florida State (13-9, 7-4 ACC). How does UVA match up? AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the FSU rotation and offers thoughts on how Tony Bennett will approach the ‘Noles. We also open up the Notebook to discuss Jake Groves, the third guard spot, and the growth of freshman center Blake Buchanan. Stories discussed in this podcast Virginia set to face Florida State, looking to...

Virginia moves up in the computers after big win

February 07, 2024 01:09 - 23 minutes - 37.6 MB

Virginia pantsed Miami on Big Monday, holding the ‘Canes, who had been averaging 80.8 points per game, to a program-low 38 points. AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the game, and how the win helped Virginia’s case for an NCAA Tournament bid. We also open up the mailbag to talk about the play of guard Andrew Rohde. Stories referenced in this podcast: Virginia puts Big Monday chokehold on Miami, in convincing 60-38 win ‘The game?’ Miami coach Jim Larranaga had enough of that press confe...

Virginia set to face Miami on Big Monday

February 05, 2024 16:10 - 16 minutes - 25.9 MB

Virginia (17-5, 8-3 ACC) has a quick turnaround after its Quad 1 win over Clemson on Saturday, with Miami (15-7, 6-5 ACC) coming to town for a Big Monday matchup. AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the Miami lineup and rotation, and looks at how Virginia will try to match up with the ‘Canes. We also take a deep dive into the metrics for Virginia in terms of NCAA Tournament consideration. Stories referenced in this podcast: Preview: Virginia, on six-game winning streak, set to face Miami...

Virginia-Clemson: Everything you need to know

February 03, 2024 02:19 - 24 minutes - 38.9 MB

Virginia (16-5, 7-3 ACC) travels to Littlejohn Coliseum to face Clemson (14-6, 4-5 ACC) on Saturday (2 p.m. ET, ESPN). Clemson looks good in terms of the metrics right now, but the Tigers looked better at this time last year, and still missed out on the NCAA Tournament. You know they’re going to be up for this one, with a chance to get back to .500 in ACC play. AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the matchup and gives the keys to victory for the Virginia side, which is looking to keep pac...

Virginia faces Georgia Tech, looking for first road W

January 20, 2024 00:14 - 15 minutes - 24.6 MB

Virginia (12-5, 3-3 ACC) faces Georgia Tech (9-8, 2-4 ACC) on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET in Atlanta (ACC Network). UVA is looking for its first true road win of the 2023-2024 season. Here on the podcast, AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the Georgia Tech rotation and how Virginia matches up. Story referred to in the podcast: Preview: What Virginia Basketball fans need to know about Georgia Tech  

UVA-Virginia Tech preview, NIL at UVA

January 17, 2024 02:01 - 28 minutes - 44.9 MB

Virginia and Virginia Tech have both lost three of their last four, and sit at 2-3 in the ACC, heading into Wednesday’s in-state matchup at JPJ. Chris Graham breaks down the Tech rotation, how we can expect Tony Bennett to try to match up, and sets the stakes in terms of postseason implications. Then, the podcast switches gears to go in depth on a story from over the weekend on a tweet from a prominent UVA Athletics booster about NIL. Stories referenced in this podcast: Preview: What Vir...

It's time for UVA Basketball fans to push the panic button

January 15, 2024 18:04 - 28 minutes - 45.9 MB

Virginia's 66-47 loss at Wake Forest on Saturday was the fifth double-digit loss for the Cavaliers this season. AFP editor Chris Graham shares his Five Observations from the game, recaps coach Tony Bennett's ACC teleconference and addresses the elephant in the room - why it's time for fans to push the panic button not only on this season, but the future of Virginia Basketball. Links to stories referenced in this podcast: It’s time to push the panic button: Not just on this season, but on ...