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Football: past and present, plus London Perrantes returns to Charlottesville

Pittsburgh v Virginia Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images

On Wednesday, UVA posted a video message ahead of the football team’s home opener, asking its fans to sing the school anthem without any added expletives or harmful sayings. A collection of fans from across the country also kept Virginia out of its Top 25 following play in Week One, while Devon Hall signed a two-way contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

13-year-old photographer gets wiped out on sideline (ESPN)

ESPN’s Ryan McGee retells a cute story of when his 13-year-old self got wiped out while taking photographs on the sideline of a game between then-No. 19 North Carolina and Virginia in 1983. UVA won that installment of the South’s Oldest Rivalry at Scott Stadium, by the way, thanks to a late touchdown from running back Barry Word, as McGee mentions, 17-14.

In his return to grounds on Wednesday, former Virginia point guard London Perrantes hung out with the men’s basketball team, presumably offering some of his wisdom ahead of the 2019-20 regular season. Perrantes last competed with the New Orleans Pelicans in this year’s NBA Summer League.

UVa football: Cavs reserve LB Gahm made the play that turned tide against Pitt (Roanoke Times)

Junior Matt Gahm recorded his first-ever interception in the third quarter of last Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh. The pick, which Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall praised Gahm for earlier this week, created a fantastic opportunity for the offense to make it a two-score contest with the short field.

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