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Darius Jennings goes the distance, Bronco’s plans on getting Jordan Ellis more involved

There’s also babies. Who doesn’t like babies?

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Every weekday, we deliver UVA links outside of STL that you may have missed from the day before. It’s our look Around The Corner.

It won’t stop raining in Charlottesville, and I can’t promise you the weather is going to be getting better any time soon. What I can promise you is some good news from your Virginia Cavaliers stars in today’s ATC. Read all about Darius Jennings’ kickoff return in week one of the NFL, Coach Mendenhall’s press conference, men’s lacrosse’s stellar recruiting class, and one beautiful new pair of twins.

Darius Jennings continues to make a name for himself on the Tennessee Titans this year. After a solid preseason showing, Jennings took one back to the house on a kickoff, bringing his team within a possession of tying the game. Not bad for a former undrafted free agent.

Mendenhall addresses importance of getting Jordan Ellis more touches (Roanoke Times)
Much as Coach Caron pointed out, Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall stressed the need to get senior running back Jordan Ellis the ball more often in yesterday's press conference. Mendenhall said that any game in which Ellis rushes for under 100 yards is not enough (he rushed for just 63 against Indiana). The head coach also touched on Joey Blount, Dylan Thompson's status, and Saturday's looming hurricane, among other things.

Just a few weeks ago, Tyler Wilson, a former baseball player for the Hoos and once Baltimore Oriole, and Chelsea Shine Wilson, a player on the women’s basketball team from a few years back, welcomed twins into the world. Congrats to the UVA sweethearts!


Updated rankings on Inside Lacrosse show that Virginia’s class of 2018 is the best in the country. According to the site, the Hoos inked four 5-stars and six 4-stars. We can’t wait to see what they can do on the field in short time!