The UVA football team will not be competing for a conference championship this year, but they have plenty of options for recruiting and other resources.
As UVA prepares for its inaugural season in 2018, the school is adding an “academic” section, which will allow UVA students to study their own subjects while also sharing academic resources with other students in the university.
The new section will open next week.UVA athletic director Dr. Michael Kinsley said the new academic section is a step in the right direction in terms of building on the success the school has had in recent years.
UVA has won the top spot in four consecutive seasons, and it is in the midst of an ambitious recruiting and academic overhaul.
“We are trying to build on the academic strength that has been built up and that has helped us tremendously over the last three years,” Kinsler said.
“The academic section was an opportunity to do just that and to really do something that really enhances the academic experience for students, that helps them to achieve their goals in academics and that helps the football program.”
The new section was created after the school received several complaints about the lack of resources for UVA’s football team, which is competing in a divisional playoff against Virginia Tech, in which UVA also has an advantage.
The UVAs program is expected to compete for a division title.
Uva officials also say they will work to develop a new program for the football team and that the team will compete in the ACC Championship in 2019.