October 26, 2020

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Football
Hooamp

Tired Of It

No. 11 Miami 19, Virginia 14: We are not even halfway through this season, and I am tired of it. I am tired of the slow starts. It seems like the Cavaliers were trying to break their own record to see how quickly they could fall behind at the beginning

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Football
Karl Hess

Gameday Guide – Miami

Raise your hand if this season is going as you expected. Not a lot of hands up in the audience. I’m not sure many Wahoo fans envisioned a start to the season quite like this. UVA (1-3, 1-3), coming off a seventeen point loss at Wake Forest last Saturday, is

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Seattle Hoo

Is It Basketball Season Yet?

Is It Basketball Season Yet?
Season Three

 
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No, we’re not giving up on the football team, but StLouHoo and Seattle Hoo share the general frustration with the 1-3 start and speculate as to the reasons for the defense’s failure to live up to lofty expectations. Women’s soccer and basketball offer more hope, and the HOOS Place Studio crew get into why…

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Soccer (Women)
Val Prochaska

Adventures on Corner Kicks

Florida State scored two goals off corner kicks while Virginia scored once. That was pretty much the margin of defeat as the Seminoles held off the Cavaliers to claim the win in the only game all fall featuring two of the ACC’s Big Three: North Carolina, Florida State, or Virginia.

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Football
Karl Hess

Gameday Guide – Wake Forest

Yeah. So. Things kind of took a turn last week, didn’t they? I can’t say I was expecting the Hoos to be in this spot during the 2020 season, much less so soon into it. But here we are. Virginia (1-2, 1-2) hits the road after dropping a disappointing game

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Soccer (Women)
Val Prochaska

Previewing Florida State vs Virginia

Wait. What? Longtime readers know that I do not do previews — I just do postmortems — but for the second year, I am happy to invite Tomahawk Nation‘s Prince Akeem Joffer to answer a few questions about the Seminoles ahead of this Sunday’s matchup at Klockner.   What have

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Soccer (Women)
Val Prochaska

Virginia Sends Louisville Packing

  A week after Virginia’s game with North Carolina was canceled due to an abundance of injuries and unspecified coronavirus concerns, the Cavaliers hosted Louisville at Klockner. Welcomed back to the fold were Alexa Spaanstra, Ashlynn Serepca, and Diana Ordonez. But in this two-step-forward one-step-back season, Virginia was without defender

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ACC Sports
StLouHoo

Wednesday Reset – Week 6

Week 5 is in the books with a crushing loss to the Wolfpack, and now it’s time to take a quick look back at the takeaways from around the league last week and evaluate both the coming week and remaining road ahead: Quick Hit Thoughts Of The Week Everything just stunk

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Seattle Hoo

HOO Never Sleeps

HOO Never Sleeps
Season Three

 
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Val and Seattle are back for Season 3 of the HOOS Place Studio HOOcast! We drop some details on the HOOS Place server move and Seattle’s summer, then join the tide of Hoo woe over the football loss to NC State. Val updates us on the Women’s Soccer season, then the studio team previews the basketball preview. Spoiler Alert: Seattle thinks Sam Hauser is a superstar.

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HOOS Place Studio

Is It Basketball Season Yet?

21 hours ago
I’m not saying there hasn’t been some bad injury luck and don’t want to cast blame with COVID opt-outs either. But also need to see if there are any takeaways from misses in recruiting, retention, or development by the staff as well.
21 hours ago
Food for thought: our skill position (RB/WR/TE) depth chart features 3 recruited walk-ons (Mitchell, Harrison, Jones), 2 FCS xfers (Simpson, Henry), a G-5 xfer (Poljan), a converted LB (Misch) & 2 Tr FR (Davis, Starling). Leads to some questions on just how we got here.
2 days ago
A primetime matchup in South Florida.

What to watch for as the Hoos seek to end their losing streak.

https://t.co/Cba5Rkn39L
3 days ago
Interesting watching ACC rivals host MTEs with easy-win mid-majors while UVA will leave Charlottesville to play Nova and UF. https://t.co/AhsBpeilpU