Louisville - Series Preview

Posted on April 20, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

The Hoos hit the road with a two game winning streak in tow. ACC "rival" Louisville will be the destination this weekend. The Cards are coming off an impressive win over top ten ranked SEC rival Kentucky. If UVA wants to make a serious run at the postseason, a series win against the Cardinals would be the place to start.

Team Records

Virginia - 22-16 (Overall), 7-11 (ACC)

Liberty Preview

Posted on April 18, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

Last night, UVA won a 12 inning marathon against George Washington. Freshman Brendan Rivoli played the hero again with a walk-off double that scored fellow freshman Alex Tappen. Now, it's a quick turnaround for the Hoos as they play Liberty this evening. The Flames arrive in Charlottesville on a five game winning streak. They've also won eight of their last nine.

Team Records

Virginia:  21-16 overall, 6-10 ACC

George Washington Preview

Posted on April 17, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

Coming off a tough 2 to 1 series loss to North Carolina, the Hoos host two mid-week games this week. First up on Tuesday evening is George Washington. The Colonials are 20-15 overall on the season and 6-3 in the Atlantic 10. Their conference record ties them for fourth in the league with Fordham and George Mason. The Colonials have lost 3 of their last 4 including 2 of 3 this past weekend at home versus Richmond.

Game Schedule

Tuesday - 6 PM

4/16 Recruiting Update

Posted on April 16, 2018, in Recruiting by StLouHoo.

It's a busy time in college basketball recruiting, so with a lot of moving pieces right now, we wanted to update you on some developments over the last week or so.

2019 big man Eric Dixon (PA) is scheduled to announce tomorrow (Tuesday, 4/17). The four-star is reportedly down to Virginia and Villanova, but when everyone says he's a strong Villanova lean, they're not kidding. We've heard from multiple sources that he's already telling people off the re...

North Carolina - Series Preview

Posted on April 13, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

UVA breezed to a win over Radford on Wednesday night. The level of competition, as well as the stakes, increase dramatically as the North Carolina Tarheels arrive in town for a three game series. A series win could make a loud statement that the Hoos are back on track. A series loss dampens the momentum the Hoos captured in last Sunday's thrilling walk off win over Virginia Tech.

Game Schedule

As of now, Sunday's game is still scheduled. But as we'll see in the...

Radford Preview

Posted on April 11, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

Back to the grind Wednesday night with another mid-week contest against an in state opponent. After taking 2 of 3 against the Hokies over the weekend, UVA will continue the Southwest Virginia theme and host the Highlanders from Radford. The Big South's eighth place team will arrive to town with a 12-19 record overall and 4-8 in conference play. Radford does have a one game winning streak.

This game won't provide any RPI help but a win will bump the Hoos' record...

Summer 2018 Strategy and Expectations

Previously: Part 2 - Roster Needs

Welcome to the concluding entry in our short series kicking off the summer 2018 recruiting session.  In the first entry, we laid out our foundational philosophy on ideal roster construction; namely, aiming to have up to 4 ball-handling guards, three big scoring wings, and 4 athletic posts eligible and ACC-ready in any given season, being okay if we fall a body short due ...

Casey Morsell: Chutzpah!

Posted on April 10, 2018, in Recruiting by Kendall.

The guys are putting out some excellent stuff right now, recruiting primers and program goals and re-examining everything, etc. It's truly some awesome, awesome stuff. If you haven't spent hours reading and digesting what Seattle and StLou are writing, I feel sorry for you. You're missing out.

Anyway, I think the 16-1 upset shook us all up, in a lot of different ways.

Roster Needs: 3-Year Outlook

Previously: Part 1 - Roster Construction Philosophies

Welcome back to our short series kicking off the summer 2018 recruiting session. Over the next few months, the staff will be all over the country working hard to stock the roster with talented, high character young men to wear the orange and blue. Of course, to properly appreciate what our staff is targeting in their recruiting efforts, it's important to understand where our...

Roster Construction Philosophies

It's officially the off-season, unfortunately, which is also the start of recruiting season. I like to approach recruiting with a breakdown of roster needs. But before one can really dive into discussions of recruiting needs, a foundation has to be laid with respect to roster construction ideology. In other words, what's the blend of depth, experience, and positions that you're targeting? Obviously this varies school to school, so what I'm about to say here about UVA doesn't necessarily translate to most other programs. But at this point at Virginia, we know pretty clearly what the coaching staff is trying to do each season, so building an ideal roster to ...