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Everything Tony Bennett says is great

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Virginiasports.com's Jeff White caught up with Tony Bennett to discuss summer practice. It's nice to hear Tony Bennett saying things again. Basketball season can't be far away!

Bennett discussed the summer workouts, which focused on individual development and were especially productive for the first-years. He also wished Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell well as they look to compete at the next level.

Coach Bennett's main advice to the team's newcomers was to slow down, and not worry about impressing right away. London Perrantes didn't turn many heads in the preseason, and ended the year as one of the conference's top first-years.

ACC-Big Ten Challenge Dates/Times Released - UVA vs. UMD Dec. 3rd

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The full schedule has been released for the 2014 ACC - Big Ten Challenge. Remember, UVA was stuck with Maryland this year, which is really lame. The teams will square off in College Park on Wednesday, December 3rd, at 9:15 PM in a game broadcast by ESPN2.

Check out the link above for the full schedule. Last year's Challenge ended in a second consecutive 6-6 tie, with UVA suffering a 48-38 home loss to Wisconsin.

UVA Hoops Preseason Top 10 by Sporting News

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Hoos come in at No. 8 in the country, but only No. 4 in the ACC. How's that for a stacked conference?

ACC Rings!

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Via Devon Hall's instagram. Very cool.

Ye Olde Virginia-Louisville Rivalrye

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Hello Future/Current/Forever Rivals! Wrote a post over at our Mothership discussing potential rivalry game themes/trophys/etc. Looking forward to playing y'all and hope you enjoy! We're a pretty welcoming bunch over at Card Chronicle, so feel free to comment there!

Daily Progress: No news yet on Bennett extension

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Yes, we all agree. Tony Bennett is a god among men and deserves all the riches in the world. It seems that the University of Virginia would agree, but they have yet to commit said riches to him just yet.

Whitey Reid of the Daily Progress did some investigating, but AD Craig Littlepage refused comment, just noting that it was a "personnel matter." Reid reports that Bennett is seeking more years on his deal and additional pay for his assistants.

This lack of news is only really news for two reasons. First, we have expected an announcement of a new contract since it was reported shortly after UVA's season ended that one was in negotiations. Second, this tweet that noted potential interest in Bennett by NBA teams was tweeted.

There's nothing to worry about really on either front. Contract negotiations are contract negotiations, and aren't always perfectly quick and clean. And there's no evidence that Bennett would have remotely interest in coaching tn the NBA...his philosophy and style just don't seem suited for that level. This was just a random tweet, guys.

Tony Bennett's contract currently runs through 2019, paying him $1.7 per season, the same amount as the original contract he signed in 2009. He signed a 5-year contract extension after the 2012 season, but his compensation was unchanged.

Grantland article on how disrespected we are!

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Never realized how crazy those stats are on how no one picked us!

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