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Duke Blue Devils

It's a clash of #1 (AP) vs #1 (Coaches) in this highly anticipated and highly promoted clash of national contenders. Duke's been battling injuries the last two games, bringing them back to seemingly mortal status, with an overtime loss to Syracuse taking a little shine off the occasion. Will Duke's stars get hungry enough after last week's struggles to carry the day?

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The biggest event of the young college basketball season happens tomorrow:

The holder of the Kenpom and Coaches' Poll #1 ranking goes up against the holder of the AP Poll #1 ranking when Virginia invades Cameron Indoor Stadium for the second year in a row in a Top 5 Showdown. StLouHoo and I broke it down in our Hoocast released today.  In grea

Seattle Hoo and StLouHoo get together to rave about Jay Huff and Kihei Clark in the last two games, and break down the upcoming battles with Duke and Wake.  Chief question: What does it do to Duke if Tre Jones cannot play?

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We covered the schedule back in October.

Earlier this week, we predicted the roster. With 37 names for 35 places, there was some drama but not a ton of suspense.

The Clash of the Titans

Posted on January 16, 2019, in The Team by Seattle Hoo.

With Virginia Tech safely out of the way, we can now turn to anticipation of what will likely be the biggest game of the college basketball regular season: Kenpom #1 Virginia visiting Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on AP #1 Duke.  Although the Blue Devils failed to uphold their end of it and let Syracuse take some of the shine off of the matchup, it will still be a battle of #1 teams for first place in the ACC.  We here hope that Duke freshman point guard Tre Jones is able to play.

The Virginia Cavaliers scored the first five points and never looked back:  Ty Jerome waited until the very end of the shot clock and found Mamadi Diakite next to the basket for an uncontested layup, then followed that up with a Howitzer shot.  He would score or assist on Virginia's first 19 points, pushing them out to an 8-point lead.  Seven would be the closest the Hokies would come thereafter, for the last time at 21-14 halfway through the first half.  The Hoos pummelled them with a barrage of three-pointers, hitting 10 of 14 in the half.  There was no two-minute, ten-oh run; it was rocks under the hammers of convicts, one rage-filled blow after another.&n...

Welcome to our 2019 baseball season preview. The opening series in Arizona is fast approaching. The first pitch against Vanderbilt (February 15) will be here before we know it. First in our two part series will be a review and prediction of the team's roster composition.

The NCAA mandates that Division 1 baseball teams can have no more than 35 players on their roster. Presently, the roster posted at VirginiaSports.com

Seattle Hoo and Valentine looking back at Florida State and Boston College, and anticipating Clemson and Virginia Tech.

 

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Posted on January 11, 2019, in The Team by MaizeAndBlueWahoo.

Right now there's nothing going on in football but transfer portals and last-minute recruiting to see if there's anyone left to sign in the "regular" signing period.  I should be talking hoops from now til April.  But, I can't quite let go of that bowl game.  One more football column, then.

You remember how it felt when the basketball team started unexpectedly Cavalanching opponent after opponent and we were all kind of looking at each other going...