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Matt_Trogdon

  • joined Aug 10, 2012
  • last login Jul 30, 2014
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Virginia born, Virginia bred. Cavalier fan by birth, Cardinals fan by love, Washington sports fan by proximity.

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  • MLB St. Louis Cardinals
  • NBA Washington Wizards
  • NFL Washington Redskins
  • NCAAF Virginia Cavaliers
  • NCAAB Virginia Cavaliers
  • NHL Washington Capitals
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Hoos building momentum in the NBA

Roger Mason Jr. and Mike Scott are quietly putting together solid years in the NBA. Sean Singletary might not be far behind.

Brathwaite Ineligible: Hoos have hole on D-line

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Virginia's defense looks to be solid in 2013, except for the gaping hole at defensive tackle. Who will step in to fill the space left when Chris Brathwaite was declared ineligible? The options...

Smoke Mizzell arrested in Charlottesville

Virginia's star recruit, Taquan "Smoke" Mizzell, was arrested early Sunday morning for underage possession of alcohol. Per NCAA rules, Virginia and Head Coach Mike London cannot publicly comment on...

Defensive tackle deommits from Florida

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Caleb Brantley, an ESPN Top 150 player, now plans to take four recruiting visits. He could still end up choosing the Gators on Signing Day.

Matt Ryan thrilled with Koetter's decision

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Ryan flourished under Dirk Koetter's offense in 2012 and will have the opportunity to play in it again in 2013.

Fletcher, Cousins among Redskins who miss practice

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In Fletcher's case, sitting out Wednesday has become customary as he recovers from a left ankle injury. Washington takes on Seattle in the Wild Card playoffs on Sunday.

Nolan, Armstrong among targets for Philly opening

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A contingent led by Eagles' owner Jeffrey Lurie is headed to Atlanta to speak with two Falcons assistants about replacing Andy Reid.

Mike Smith pleased with Koetter's decision to stay

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Dirk Koetter has removed his name from consideration for any head coaching vacancy. Smith believes the Falcons will benefit from the continuity that Koetter will bring next season.

Taylor Martinez defiant after loss to Bulldogs

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Nebraska's quarterback derides Georgia's defense despite losing the Capital One Bowl by two touchdowns.

Barrett Jones returns to practice, will boost Tide

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Jones missed Alabama's first nine practices in preparation for the BCS title game. He sprained his left foot against Georgia on December 1. He was named the nation's best center, and he's a...

Former DC Al Groh rips Georgia Tech program

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Groh was dismissed after a dreadful start to 2012. The Jackets went 5-3 in his absence.

Gators struggle selling tickets for Sugar Bowl

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One local writer takes the fan base to task for its lack of enthusiasm. Florida takes on Louisville in the Superdome tonight.

Gators favored against Cardinals in Sugar Bowl

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Florida hopes to whip Louisville as the bowl season winds down. Six bowl games remain.

Is Virginia closing in on a defensive coordinator?

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It's been almost a month since fan-favorite Jim Reid was let go. Now whispers continue to surface that a former Virginia alumnus could be the man for the job.

Three Falcons make NFC Pro Bowl team

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Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez and Julio Jones could be importing their high-flying passing attack to the NFC's cause.

De'Ante Saunders dismissed from Florida

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After multiple suspensions and disciplinary actions, Florida dismissed Saunders over the weekend. Ironically, he's taking a hard look at Louisville. The Gators face the Cardinals in the Sugar Bowl...

Belichick puts 21 Patriots on team injury report

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The list is highlighted by Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski. Patriots could clinch a first-round bye or even home-field advantage win a win over Miami and some help.

Victor Rudd is National Player of the Week

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The 6'9 junior forward was dominant last week in wins against Bowling Green and Youngstown State.

Smith out with bruised knee; injury not as serious

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Many feared that cornerback Sean Smith had severely injured his knee against Buffalo. It appears that he only bruised it. Smith was one of four Dolphins to miss practice Wednesday.

Jones-Drew misses Wednesday practice yet again.

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Jacksonville's rushing attack remains wounded as the 2-13 Jaguars head into their season finale.

Four Falcons miss practice on Wednesday

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Atlanta has home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. It's unclear how much the team's starters will play in the regular season finale this weekend.

Defensive ends could be in Atlanta's draft future

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Two mock draft analysts have the Falcons choosing defensive ends in the first round. Ziggy Ansah, a star at BYU after coming over from Ghana, could be an Atlanta target.

Bowl season kicks into high gear this week

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Twelve games will take place over the next five days, including two with ACC teams. Georgia and Georgia Tech will play next week.

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Experts split evenly on Bucs-Rams result

Experts at ESPN, Yahoo! and CBS are nearly 50-50 in their picks for this week's game between the Rams and the Bucs. Tampa Bay opened the week as a 3-point favorite.

Two from UGA added to Senior Bowl

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Tavarres King and Shawn Williams have been invited to the showcase game for the nation's top seniors.

Four Rams miss Wednesday's practice with illness

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It's unclear what type of bug is going around the Rams' locker room as the team prepares for its game against Tampa Bay.

Bucs healthy as they prepare to clash with Rams

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Eliminated from playoff contention, Tampa will look to snap its four-game losing streak on Sunday.

Three Sunshine State stars high in mock draft

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Werner, Rhodes and Floyd all appeared in the first round of a recent mock draft.

Fairley on IR, Pettigrew sits on Wednesday

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The Lions host league-leading Falcons on Saturday night. They could possibly be without two of their most promising young players.

Is Roddy White's streak in jeopardy?

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The Falcons receiver sat out Wednesday's practice with injury. The Falcons take on the Lions on Saturday as they look to clinch home-field advantage.

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