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League: NCAA Football

Team: Cavaliers

Head Coach: Bronco Mendenhall

Team Mascot: Cavalier

Year Opened: 1931

Capacity: 61500

City / State: Charlotsville / Virginia

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Commonwealth Cup

Rival Team: Virginia Tech Hokies

The Commonwealth Cup is awarded each year to the winner of the Virginia-Virginia Tech football game. The teams first met in 1895 when the Cavaliers shutout the Hokies 38-0. However, since then the Hokies have made up for that defeat taking a 54-37-5 advantage in the rivalry, while also winning the last 11 meetings. The Cavaliers look to end that streak this season and claim bragging rights over their in-state rivals

South's Oldest Rivalry

Rival Team: UNC Tar Heels

The longest running FBS rivalry in the Southeast began in 1892, with Virginia winning the first game 30-18 and North Carolina winning the second 26-0. The rivalry is steeped in the historical lineage and academic standards of the two schools, as Virginia is the alma mater of Thomas Jefferson while North Carolina was the first operational state university. North Carolina leads the all-time series 61-54-4 as Virginia hopes to close the gap this coming season.

Virginia vs FSU

Rival Team: FSU Seminoles

When the Seminoles and Cavaliers meet they play for the Jefferson-Eppes Trophy, which is named after Thomas Jefferson and his grandson Francis W. Eppes VII. The two schools played every year from 1992 to 2006. However, their meetings have become more sporadic due to the divisional alignment of the ACC. Florida State owns a 14-3 series leads, but the Cavaliers hope to shorten that lead when the two schools meet in 2019.

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Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Cavaliers

Head Coach: Bronco Mendenhall

Team Mascot: Cavalier

Year Opened: 1931

Capacity: 61500

City / State: Charlotsville / Virginia