Famous Figures

UVA students have always worked hard, and by the time the winter holidays arrive, they’ve earned a break from their studies in Charlottesville. In Thomas Jefferson’s time, long before “The Night before Christmas” was a twinkle in author Clement Clarke Moore’s eye, the town would fall quiet and dark (there were no Christmas lights either).  For a moment of reflection, let’s

Some of our most cherished traditions, from Santa Claus to the Easter Bunny, arrive from hazy origins. Take eggnog, for instance. Records date the concoction back to medieval Europe, before it became popular in England as “egg flip”  or simply “nog.” By the 18th century, American colonists had developed a fondness for this strange brew of milk, cream, sugar, cinnamon,

Chris Slade is one of the most popular players to ever grace Virginia’s Scott Stadium, and one of the program’s most successful.When George Welsh’s program signed both Slade and Tabb High School running back teammate Terry Kirby, who was the USA Today National Player of the Year, Welsh predicted that in four years it might be Slade who made the

Thomas Jones ran his way into our hearts as Virginia’s all-time leading rusher in the late 1990s. Now, he’s making hearts flutter as a leading man in Hollywood. From the coal mines of Southwest Virginia to becoming UVA’s first consensus All-America offensive back since Bill Dudley in 1941, Jones worked hard en route to legendary status. The big power back

Any Wahoo worth his salt remembers the thrills that “Moore-to-Moore” brought to Charlottesville in a great 1989-1990 run that saw Virginia rise to the top of the college football world. Quarterback Shawn Moore was on the throwing end, and Herman Moore was on the receiving end. Nobody in the country did it better as the duo finished fourth and sixth, respectively