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Dennis Carter

A native of Danville, Virginia, Dennis Carter’s broadcasting career began back home when he took a job working for WBTM/WAKG Radio, covering sports in the Southside of Virginia. Shortly thereafter, the Danville Community College and Virginia Tech graduate made his…

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Tom Yeager

Tom Yeager served as the only commissioner in Colonial Athletic Association history from the conference’s inception in 1985 through his retirement in 2016. Over the course of 31 years as head of the CAA, he established the conference as one…

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Debbie White

Debbie White, a native of Lexington, Virginia, gained notoriety in the Commonwealth as the first full-time female sportswriter in the state, while serving on the staff of the Daily Press from 1974-1977. After serving as Sports Information Director at Siena…

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William “Buster” O’Brien

Virginia Beach native, William “Buster” O’Brien, starred as a quarterback for Princess Anne High School in the 1960’s, and his talent and success led to a scholarship offer from the University of Notre Dame. After transferring to the University of…

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Heath Miller

Heath Miller, a native Virginian, starred at quarterback for Honaker High School in the early 2000’s, however it was a position change at the University of Virginia that propelled Miller to greatness. Making the switch to tight end his freshman…

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Mark Lenzi

Mark Lenzi grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia attending Stafford High School. Inspired by Greg Louganis’ performance at the 1984 Summer Olympics, Lenzi took up diving at the age of 16. From there he would be offered a scholarship to compete…

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Wendy Larry

As college basketball coaches go, Wendy Larry’s legacy in Virginia is unmatched. The Bloomingdale, New Jersey native and Old Dominion University alum, took over the Lady Monarchs in 1987, and over the next 25 seasons led ODU to an unprecedented…

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Jeff Burton

A native of South Boston, Virginia Jeff Burton has never served as mayor of his hometown; however that did not stop him from earning that nickname on NASCAR’s highest circuit. Burton got his start racing go-karts on rural tracks in…

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Ruben Brown

Ruben Brown began his ascent to football stardom as an offensive lineman at E.C. Glass high school in Lynchburg, VA. The 1989 USA Today High School All-American would go on to accept a scholarship to play collegiately for the University…

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Doug Doughty

Doug Doughty is a 1974 graduate from the University of Virginia, and upon graduation joined the Roanoke Times as the minor league hockey beat reporter.  In 1978, Doughty would begin to cover UVA sports with The Times, and now in…

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