For today’s dose on the Virginia Cavaliers, we take a look at what some of the alums are up to, including Eli Harold, who has changed both his stance and NFL teams, and Mike Tobey, who prepares for another season with a new club. We also highlight an old special on tight end Heath Miller, and provide an update on several Hoos competing for a spot in the US Open.
Eli Harold is now standing during the national anthem (Daily Progress)
Former Virginia star defensive end Eli Harold, along with teammates Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, has kneeled during the national anthem the past two seasons as a San Francisco 49er as a means of protesting racial injustice. This year, however, he has remained standing through the team's first two exhibition games. Harold, who was actually just traded to the Lions, has declined to comment on the change.
The Valencia Basket Club welcomed Mike Tobey to their team yesterday morning. Tobey, who enjoyed a short stint with the Charlotte Hornets, has played professionally in Spain since March of 2017.
Virginia Sports tweeted out an old video yesterday focusing on Heath Miller’s journey from rural southwest Virginia to Charlottesville, giving us a glimpse, along the way, of the tight end’s greatness from back in the day. Check out the clip below to reminisce.
In the US Open Qualifying Tournament, three former UVA tennis players are trying to play their way into the main draw. On Thursday, J.C. Aragone and Collin Altamirano each advanced to the third round with consecutive victories. They’ll both need to win one more in order to qualify. Thai-Son Kwiatkowski fell on Thursday in the second round.
.@AragoneJC is into the final round of #USOpen qualifying after scoring a 7-5, 6-1 win over T. Fabbiano. #USTennis— USTA (@usta) August 23, 2018
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We’re talking about Ryan Zimmerman again because he did something incredible again. Zimmerman went yard in the bottom of the ninth to propel the Nationals to a late victory. It was his 11th (!) career walk-off home run.