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Kurt Benkert Aims To Build On First Virginia Football Season

Apr 28 3:02pm TheSabre.com
UVA's quarterback focused on improving this offseason. The post Kurt Benkert Aims To Build On First Virginia Football Season appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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M. Tennis. Virginia Advances to the ACC Semifinals

Apr 28 1:53pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The Virginia men's tennis team downed Louisville 4-0 to advance to Saturday's 10 a.m. semifinal against North Carolina.
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Track & Field, Cross Country. Cavaliers Set to Host Virginia Grand Prix on Saturday

Apr 28 1:31pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The No. 5 Virginia men and Cavalier women's track and field teams will host their last home meet of the season, the Virginia Grand Prix, on Saturday (April 29) at Lannigan Field.
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Republicans are getting remarkably little done despite controlling all of Washington

Apr 28 11:36am
Democrats and Republicans are coalitions. That creates fault lines and lots of opportunity for partisan infighting. “These factions are what has do “Presidents have learned the hard way they can’t always count on their parties supporting them,” says Brian Balogh, an associate professor of history at the University of Virginia and co-host of the podcast “BackStory with the American History Guys.” ne in the best intentions of presidents of both parties,” says Brian Balogh of the University of Virginia.
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Softball. Softball Series Opener Moved to 2 p.m.

Apr 28 11:21am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
First pitch in Virginia’s series-opening game against Louisville today (April 28) has been moved up to 2 p.m.
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W. Rowing. No. 12 Cavaliers Host No. 3 Texas on April 29

Apr 28 10:37am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
he No. 12 Virginia rowing team concludes regular season action with a home regatta against No. 3 Texas on Saturday (April 29) on the Rivanna Reservoir in Earlysville, Va.
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Helping Keep Children With Food Allergies Safe

Apr 28 10:35am
Curious about the recent rise in food allergies among children? University of Virginia allergist Dr. Alice Hoyt addresses common questions and where we go from here.
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Field Hockey. Caleigh Foust Named to USNT Development Squad

Apr 28 9:44am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Senior forward Caleigh Foust has been named to the 16-player roster of USA Field Hockey's Women's National Development Squad.
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Football. Harris' Returns Bolsters Secondary

Apr 28 7:38am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
After missing most of last season with a shoulder injury, cornerback Tim Harris figures to be a key member of Virginia's secondary this fall.
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W. Lacrosse. Virginia Defeats Louisville in Overtime

Apr 27 11:48pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The third-seeded Virginia women’s lacrosse team scored three-straight goals, including one in overtime, to take the 13-12 victory over six-seed Louisville.
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W. Tennis. Virginia Drops 4-2 Decision To FSU At ACC Championships

Apr 27 10:20pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The Virginia women's tennis team dropped a 4-2 decision to Florida State in the second round of the ACC Championships on Thursday.
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Softball. Softball Travels to Louisville for Pivotal ACC Series

Apr 27 4:46pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia will play the final three games of the regular season at Louisville (27- beginning Friday (April 28).
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Field Hockey. Carissa Vittese Named to the U.S. Womens National Team

Apr 27 3:24pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Former Cavalier Carissa Vittese has been named to the US Women's National Team roster.
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Virginia Football Notes: Home Sweet Home

Apr 27 2:59pm TheSabre.com
Notes on Naji Abdullah's transfer and more. The post Virginia Football Notes: Home Sweet Home appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Keldon Johnson Aiming To Put Boo Williams Back On Top

Apr 27 1:49pm TheSabre.com
UVA class of 2018 target Keldon Johnson earned MVP honors at last week's Nike EYBL stop in Hampton. The post Keldon Johnson Aiming To Put Boo Williams Back On Top appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Baseball. No. 10 Virginia Travels to Florida State This Weekend

Apr 27 1:42pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The series opens at 6 p.m. Friday in Tallahassee and continues with 1 p.m. games Saturday and Sunday.
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W. Golf. Redding Selected for NCAA Womens Golf Championships

Apr 27 12:40pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia sophomore Anna Redding has been selected to compete as an individual at the 2017 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships.
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M. Lacrosse. Three Cavaliers Named to the Mens Lacrosse All-ACC Team

Apr 27 10:59am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia attackmen Michael Kraus and Zed Williams and midfielder Ryan Conrad were named to the men’s lacrosse All-ACC team.
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Structures of proteins to help with drug, vaccine research

Apr 27 10:36am
A team of scientists, including some from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has determined the atomic structures of various proteins that may help combat infectious diseases. The team was led by Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and created 3-D structures of more than 1,000 proteins that may be targeted by drugs or vaccines to fight dangerous emerging and re-emerging diseases.
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W. Tennis. Rosie Johanson Named All-ACC Selection

Apr 27 10:35am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Freshman Rosie Johanson was named to the All-ACC Women's Tennis Team on Thursday in a vote of the league's coaches.
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Center for Politics Poll Takes Temperature of Trump Voters at 100-Day Mark

Apr 27 6:00am Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball
Voters who supported President Donald Trump in last year’s election have few regrets as Trump enters his 100th day in office this weekend, although his support is not uniformly firm. A new University of Virginia Center for Politics poll of Trump voters shows his approval rating at 93\% with these voters, though just 42\% “strongly […]...
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M. Lacrosse. Williams' UVA Journey Nearing Its End

Apr 26 9:47pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
One game remains in the college career of attackman Zed Williams, who'll graduate from UVA next month with a bachelor's degree in drama.
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Softball. Softball Rolls to Seventh-Straight Win

Apr 26 9:22pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia won its seventh-straight game, an 8-0 victory over George Washington (24-22) in non-conference action at The Park.
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Softball. Softball Adds Third Virginia Native to Recruiting Class

Apr 26 4:00pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia Head Coach Joanna Hardin announced the signing of outfielder Kate Covington (Mclean, Va.).
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W. Tennis. Virginia Opens ACC Women's Championships Thursday

Apr 26 2:12pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The Virginia women's tennis team opens the ACC Championships at 1 p.m. Thursday in a match against Florida State.
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W. Lacrosse. Womens Lacrosse Has Four Players Named to All-ACC Team

Apr 26 1:58pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia had four players selected to the 2017 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Team.
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M. Tennis. No. 3 Virginia Heads to ACC Men's Tennis Championship

Apr 26 12:11pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The Virginia men's tennis team opens play on Friday, April 28 with a quarterfinal match at 10 a.m. at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Ga.
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W. Lacrosse. Virginia Takes on Louisville in ACC Quarterfinals

Apr 26 11:51am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The Virginia women's lacrosse team begins play at the 2017 ACC Championship against six-seed Louisville at 8 p.m. on Thursday.
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USA TODAY roundtable: Advice for Trump? Take a deep breath

Apr 26 10:36am
USA TODAY's Capital Download convened a roundtable of White House veterans and scholars Monday to assess President Trump's first 100 days — a milestone he reaches Saturday — and to put his successes and setbacks in perspective. Among the participants was Nicole Hemmer, a presidential historian at the University of Virginia's Miller Center.
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Unlocking the Mysteries of Autism: It Takes a Village

Apr 26 10:35am
The University of Virginia is pooling all of its expertise in autism to shift the focus of study away from generic deficits toward focusing on the individual as a whole.
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Spring Travel Season and a Note about Competition

Apr 26 8:38am Notes from Peabody: The UVA Application Process
It's spring travel season and that means most of our office is on the road for college fairs and conferences. This includes the annual Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling Conference (PCACAC).  PCACAC is the Mid-Atlantic regional affiliate of NACAC (I'm sure you can figure our that acronym). Many people who are involved in the college admission process are members of these organizations. We gather for our regional conference in late April to share best practices, brainstorm ways to address the problems facing our students and offices, and celebrate successes. Pictures like the one below, taken after the opening session of the conference, are pretty common. (Equal representation of Charlottesville and Blacksburg in this photo)The reactions I get to these sorts of photos are sometimes mixed. Some people are a little surprised that admission officers collaborate to talk about the state of the college admission and how we can improve the process for students while also serving the needs of our institutions. The truth is that we really save the competitiveness for sports talk (go hoos!). At the end of the day, we want this process to help you discover amazing schools and allow you to select one that will provide you with a fantastic college experience.I obviously think UVA is a wonderful home for all kinds of students with a wide range of interests, but I know you're considering other schools that can provide exciting opportunities as well. As May 1st approaches, don't hesitate to reach out to us if you want more information about UVA to help with your decision. We have a Dean on call to talk by phone every day and I'm always happy to chat via the comments here or on other social media channels. By the way, if your school isn't sending counselors and Career Center Specialists to PCACAC, you might want to suggest membership to your superintendent.
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Hampton EYBL Recap, Part 2: Frontcourt Prospects

Apr 26 6:52am TheSabre.com
Observations and scoop on Virginia frontcourt prospects from the 2017 Nike EYBL Session in Hampton last weekend. The post Hampton EYBL Recap, Part 2: Frontcourt Prospects appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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What do we really know about the value of prekindergarten?

Apr 26 6:36am
A task force of interdisciplinary scientists reviewed the evidence on the impact of state-funded prekindergarten programs and issued a report on its findings, the subject of this post by Daniel Willingham, UVA professor of psychology.
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Students Worked On These Plays All Year. Now, Theyre Ready for Primetime

Apr 26 6:35am
A mystery, a wry comedy and an emotional plea for justice star in UVA’s inaugural new works festival, featuring student-written plays staged by student directors, actors and designers.
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Chip Kelly Visits With Virginia Football

Apr 25 11:51pm TheSabre.com
Former Oregon and NFL coach Chip Kelly took in UVA practice Tuesday. The post Chip Kelly Visits With Virginia Football appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Softball. Softball Hosts GW Wednesday in Final Home Game

Apr 25 4:47pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The Virginia softball team will play its final home game of the season on Wednesday when it hosts George Washington at The Park.
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Virginia Football Photo Gallery: Spring Football Practice

Apr 25 4:32pm TheSabre.com
The Virginia football team continued its spring work this week. The post Virginia Football Photo Gallery: Spring Football Practice appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Track & Field, Cross Country. Scott Named ACC Field Performer of the Week

Apr 25 3:18pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia freshman Jordan Scott (Portmore, Jamaica) was named the ACC Men's Field Performer of the Week.
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Softball. Miller, Osherow Claim Weekly ACC Honors

Apr 25 12:18pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Senior McKall Miller was named the ACC Player of the Week and sophomore Erika Osherow was named the league’s Pitcher of the Week...
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Baseball. Virginia-Radford Game Cancelled

Apr 25 10:42am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The UVA-Radford game, scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday (April 25), has been cancelled because of inclement weather. The game will not be rescheduled.
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Supreme Court Scrutinizes Key Missouri Religious-Discrimination Case

Apr 25 6:36am
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a noteworthy religious-discrimination case that some observers believe could have ramifications for related issues, such as school choice and whether states can deny public services like police and fire protection to churches. “If the church wins, they will likely write it narrowly. It will affect Blaine Amendments elsewhere only as applied to wholly secular benefits,” said Douglas Laycock, a law professor at the University of Virginia Law School, who studies religious-liberty issues.
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U.S. Congressmen Garrett and Connolly Discuss Bipartisanship at the Batten School

Apr 25 6:35am
Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Tom Garrett held a discussion at the Batten School on bipartisanship and pressing policy issues.
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Virginia Football Coaches Blanket State In Spring Recruiting

Apr 24 8:34pm TheSabre.com
UVA's coaches hit the roads across the Commonwealth on Monday. The post Virginia Football Coaches Blanket State In Spring Recruiting appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Baseball. No. 10 Virginia Plays Host to Radford Tuesday

Apr 24 5:00pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
ACC Network Extra | GameTracker | Virginia and Radford face off at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Davenport Field.
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Twitter Roundup For Virginia Basketballs Live Evaluation Weekend

Apr 24 1:01pm TheSabre.com
Basketball recruiting started to heat up in a big way this weekend. The post Twitter Roundup For Virginia Basketball’s Live Evaluation Weekend appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Jenifer Andrasko named UVA Alumni Association CEO

Apr 24 12:06pm University of Virginia Magazine
CHARLOTTESVILLE—Corporate executive and management expert Jenifer Andrasko, a former U.S. Navy pilot, mission commander and NATO officer, will be the University of Virginia Alumni Association’s next president and CEO, the organization’s Board of Managers announced Saturday. The selection of Andrasko, 39, who received her MBA from UVA’s Darden School of Business in 2010, will be the first woman president of the Alumni Association, which will have its 179th anniversary July 4. “She’s squarely in a demographic, from an age perspective, that has become the largest,” said UVA Alumni Association Vice Chair Meredith B. Jenkins (Col. ’93), who headed the board’s search committee. Andrasko comes to the post from the Washington, D.C. office of global consulting giant Bain & Co., where she has headed the fastest-growing practice area, known as “Results Delivery,” keyed to helping organizations reach their full potential. An expert in leadership development and building management teams, Andrasko helped found Bain’s Leadership Center of Expertise. Prior to joining Bain, Andrasko spent nearly 10 years on active duty with the U.S. Navy, where she served as a P-3 pilot and mission commander, deploying twice in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, as well as participating in NATO missions in Kosovo. Later, she served at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation, having significant operational responsibility for the alliance’s strategic and organizational initiatives. Andrasko emerged from a national search that generated a field of 114 applicants. What made her stand out: “Her enthusiasm and energy,” Jenkins said, “and over the course of the process that deepened.” Equally impressive was Andrasko’s full embrace of UVA during her time at Darden, where, in addition to extensive other honors and activities, she was a Jefferson Graduate Fellow, a member of the Raven and Omicron Delta Kappa honorary societies and a student representative on the UVA Honor Committee. It spoke volumes to the search committee, said Jenkins, “that she became so engaged with the wider University,” something unusual for a graduate student. Prior to UVA, Andrasko received a master’s degree in strategic planning from the Naval Post-Graduat...
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M. Soccer. Afamefuna Thriving in New Role

Apr 24 7:47am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
After making the ACC's All-Freshman team as a defender last fall, Virginia's Robin Afamefuna is looking to contribute more at the attacking end this year.
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Hampton EYBL Recap, Part 1: Backcourt Prospects

Apr 24 12:17am TheSabre.com
UVA-related observations and scoop from the 2017 Nike EYBL stop in Hampton. The post Hampton EYBL Recap, Part 1: Backcourt Prospects appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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W. Tennis. No. 43 Virginia Splits Doubleheader With No. 39 Miami, Towson

Apr 23 9:03pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The No. 43 Virginia women's tennis team split a doubleheader with no. 39 Miami and Towson on Sunday at the Boar's Head Sports Club.
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Virginia Football Recruiting Hot Streak Continues With Two Offensive Line Pledges

Apr 23 6:08pm TheSabre.com
Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall should be all smiles after scoring four commits in three days. The post Virginia Football Recruiting Hot Streak Continues With Two Offensive Line Pledges appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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M. Tennis. No. 3 Virginia Wins 4-0 at Florida State

Apr 23 4:06pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The Cavaliers finish the regular season with a 25-1 record, winning their last eight matches.
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Softball. Softball Completes Series Sweep of Notre Dame

Apr 23 3:57pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia polished off a three-game series sweep of Notre Dame with a 10-6, game three victory.
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W. Rowing. No. 10 Cavaliers Place Fifth at Clemson Invite

Apr 23 12:08pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The No. 10 Virginia rowing team placed fifth overall at the two-day Clemson Invitational on Sunday (April 23) on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C.
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W. Tennis. Virginia's Matches With No. 39 Miami, Towson Moved Indoors

Apr 23 10:00am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The No. 43 Virginia women's tennis team's Sunday matches against No. 39 Miami and Towson have been moved indoors to the Boar's Head Sports Club.
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Track & Field, Cross Country. Herriott Leads No. 5 Hoos at Virginia Challenge

Apr 23 1:18am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Although the day was marked with cold and rainy conditions, UVA had several athletes climb in the national and regional standings.
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Track & Field, Cross Country. Leonard Tops UVAs 100 Meter Hurdle Performance List

Apr 23 1:00am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Sophomore Ciara Leonard (Elkins Park, Pa.) set a school record in the 100 meter hurdles for the Virginia women’s track and field program Saturday (April 22)...
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M. Golf. Jimmy Stanger Wins ACC Mens Golf Championship

Apr 22 9:24pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia senior Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) won the ACC men’s golf individual championship in dramatic fashion Saturday at the Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, S.C.
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Softball. Softball Sweeps Doubleheader to Clinch Series

Apr 22 8:24pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia clinched its second-straight ACC series and are now winners of five-consecutive games after doubleheader sweep of Notre Dame.
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