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The Toughest ACC Schedule, Dylan Thompson, and finally, retirement!

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NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! We’re here to get your day started right with all the best links from around the corner. In case you missed it yesterday, the Virginia Cavaliers defeated Middle Tennessee in the Battle 4 Atlantis, we had the podcast crew get together, and we interviewed former Cavalier Ahmad Hawkins on his own 1998 win over the Hokies. Here are a few more to get you through pre-Thanksgiving festivities:

With his college career winding down, Virginia’s Thompson embraces the struggle (Daily Progress)
Dylan Thompson is in his fifth year of college football, but just his first at Virginia. With that, comes great challenges, as the big guy finally got his first start this past weekend in a losing effort to Georgia Tech.

Numbers may not show it, but Virginia Tech’s Ricky Walker has been one of ACC’s best defensive tackles (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Quietly, Virginia Tech senior defensive tackle Ricky Walker has been one of the most consistent performers on a unit that’s struggled to find just that—consistency. Bud Foster sings his praises, calling him possibly one of the best in the country.

The toughest ACC schedule goes to... (Duke Basketball Report)
SB Nation sister site Duke Basketball Report claims Miami’s got the toughest schedule, based primarily on the road schedule.

Jane Miller announces her retirement after 35-year career with UVA Athletics (VirginiaSports.com)
Jane Miller, a 35-year veteran of the Virginia athletics department as a head coach and administrator, announced today (Nov. 20) her retirement effective next spring. Miller currently serves as the senior associate director of athletics for programs/senior woman administrator, a position she has held since 2001. She is the sport supervisor for men’s golf, volleyball, women’s soccer, field hockey, women’s basketball, baseball, men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse.