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It’s nice to see that the University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team was back on the field Sunday and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament with a 14-12 victory over Towson.

The game was held on the school’s Charlottesville, Va., campus and carried a lot of emotion after the recent murder of Yeardley Love two weeks ago.

According to the Associated Press story (http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news;_ylt=AlXFlQsyv0TXahLWciNJrIw5nYcB?slug=ap-towson-virginia), Love’s mother, Sharon, and sister, Lexie, were in attendance and ventured down to the field when the game was tied late in the contest.

Yeardley Love’s spirit must have been present because the Cavaliers soon upgraded their performance to beat Towson.

One of the late goals was scored by Caity Whiteley, who was Love’s roommate and had the very unfortunate experience of finding Love’s battered and bloody body during the early-morning hours of May 3.

Even the Towson women honored Love’s memory. They wore orange wristbands with Love’s initials – “Y.L.” – written in dark blue.  

Sounds like it was a scene that everybody among the record-crowd of 2,270 will always remember. And the performance was certainly a nice tribute to the memory of Love, who was allegedly beaten to death by Virginia men’s lacrosse player George Huguely.

Huguely has been charged with first-degree murder.

MrSportsBlog is proud to announce a new weekly venture – Weekly Sports Disgrace.

I was double-dog dared by one of my Twitter pals (yeah, that means someone I have never met or even spoken with) to do something along these lines. So every Saturday, we’ll pick on the biggest disgrace in sports for the week and throw in an honorable mention or two.

During college football season, we may have to wait until late Saturday night to announce the Weekly Sports Disgrace. You just never know when a college football coach like Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy or Florida’s stressed out Urban Meyer is going to go nuts over what some harmless college football writer or columnist asks them.

Perhaps there will even be a week when no sports figures do something disgraceful. Now that would be truly amazing.

Anyway, let’s now move on to the first edition of Weekly Sports Disgrace.

In most weeks, Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor would be an easy winner but the former New York Giants linebacker can only rate second-best this week. Getting arrested for allegedly having sex with an underage prostitute who was badly beaten by her pimp just minutes before is scummy stuff but at least Taylor refrained from killing someone.

The first-ever Weekly Sports Disgrace loser (nobody can be called a winner in this competition) is University of Virginia men’s lacrosse player George Huguely.

Huguely allegedly beat Virginia women’s lacrosse player Yeardley Love to death in the early hours of Monday morning. The horrific details include Love being found laying face down in her bed in a pool of blood with her face badly battered and her right eye swollen shut. According to the search warrant affidavit, Huguely said he kicked in the bedroom door to Love’s room and that Love’s head hit the wall several times.

Huguely’s lawyer said the death was “an accident.” Lawyer would have been better served remaining silent. That type of severe beating doesn’t mesh with the word “accident.”

Huguely and Love were previously in a relationship and published reports display that this wasn’t the first altercation between the pair. There are also reports of Huguely once breaking into a teammate’s room in the middle of the night and beating him because he suspected the teammate had some romantic interactions with Love.

See, Taylor’s transgressions were easily topped by Huguely, who has been charged with first-degree murder. We can only hope Huguely never spends another day as a free man.

George Huguely is a major sports disgrace and a loser of the highest order.