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Virginia to retire Yeardley Love's number

Virginia will retire the No. 1 worn by Yeardley Love before its home opener on March 6 in Charlottesville. Love, the Virginia midfielder and Notre Dame Prep graduate, died last spring after she was assaulted in her off-campus apartment. Her ex-boyfriend, a Cavaliers' men's lacrosse player, has been charged with her murder.

Love's number will be retired in a ceremony to begin 10 minutes before the Cavaliers' 1 p.m. game with Penn State at Klockner Stadium.

"I hope our fans can attend and join all of us -- our team, Yeardley's closest friends and her family -- as we remember and honor her," Virginia coach Julie Myers said in a new release. "Yeardley's presence and influence on all of us will be forever cherished and held deep in our hearts."

Notre Dame Prep will also honor Love by building Yeardley Reynolds Love Field, a new artificial turf field. A scholarship at the Catholic school in Towson is also being endowed in her memory.

Posted by Katherine Dunn at 12:01 PM | | Comments (0)
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