With games against Liberty and James Madison this week, a ten game homestand will come to the end for the Hoos. UVA has played each team once already this year with the games taking place at Liberty and JMU, respectively. 

Each game will present its own, unique challenge. Liberty has a strong argument to the claim of best college baseball team in Virginia this season. And no matter what happens against Liberty, the Dukes will hit the field in Charlottesvill...

Seattle Hoo put his legal research and analysis skills to good work getting an understanding of the process college undergraduates go through to enter the NBA Draft, and maintain their eligibility for NCAA competition if they so choose.  Then he and host Valentine look at the prospects of Virginia's four prospects.

The NCAA memorandum referenced in the hoocast can be found here

Weekend Watch - Florida State

Posted on April 18, 2019, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

With the win over Radford on Tuesday, the Hoos broke a three-game losing streak. It was a much-needed win but there's no time to pat each other on the back. With the Easter holiday on Sunday, the ACC weekend series against Florida State will run Thursday-Friday-Saturday instead of the typical Friday-Saturday-Sunday. The good news for UVA is that they're at home, so there will be minimal disruption to their schedule.

FSU arrives fighting to stay on the right side...

Jay Huff made the big announcement on Instagram, just like his teammates Ty Jerome, De'Andre Hunter, Kyle Guy and Mamadi Diakite.  Wahoo Nation held its breath.  Huff announced with a laugh that he will return to Virginia for his junior season.  By doing so, Jay chose to stick with the approach that has gotten him to this point.

Jay Huff's family handled his development during the high school years with a long-term outlook.  Signing with UVA ...

Spring 2019 Recruiting Primer

Posted on April 17, 2019, in Recruiting by StLouHoo.

** Note: This was originally published on 4/18 before the transfer announcement of Marco Anthony and the decision by Kyle Guy to definitively leave UVA on 4/22. It has been edited and republished accordingly.**

The UVA basketball coaches and players are still picking confetti out of their clothing and hair, the national championship barely a week in the rearview mirror, and only a couple of days since the Charlottesville celebration. 

Midweek Games - Radford

Posted on April 15, 2019, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

If you're of the multitude discouraged by the Miami sweep, it's okay to feel that way. It was a frustrating series that saw the Hoos unable to get key hits when they were needed most. Capped off by three players, including two starters, getting suspended for the finale for a violation of team rules, the season is beginning to feel like it's hanging in the balance.

Things aren't that dire. And it would be unfair to call the game Tuesday evening against Radford a...

The anatomy of winning a close game

Posted on April 15, 2019, in The Team by Hooamp.

It's been a week since the unthinkable happened and the Virginia Cavaliers won the 2019 NCAA men's basketball championship. Ten years ago, spring of my third year at the school, Dave Leitao completed his last season coaching the program, and the team won 10 games. Not 10 ACC games. Ten total games. What an amazing decade it has been.

Has it sunk in for you yet? It is all still pretty surreal to me, but having now bought -- ahem -- four T-shirts, a pennant, multi...

Welcome Justin McKoy

Posted on April 15, 2019, in Recruiting by StLouHoo.

Virginia barely had time to organize the logistics for its championship celebration before the "other season," the recruiting season, got spun into full gear. 

I was halfway into writing my spring recruiting primer, my annual table-setting of the spring and summer's recruiting activities: needs, strategies, targets, and timelines, when today happened and I'm jumping into catchup mode. Heck, I was still wrapping up our championship coverage when the first ne...

Not ready to let go of the championship celebration and move on with life?  Neither are we. The HOOS Place Studio Crew got together to exult and discuss some of the salient issues arising from the championship game. Seattle Hoo uses the Moretti Infinity (it is his ambition to name Big Bang Theory episodes) as an excuse to go all Jay Bilas on instant replay, and the Crew tackle some of the game's big moments.

HOOS Place Studio can be found on a number o...

Between The Questions

Posted on April 14, 2019, in The Team by MaizeAndBlueWahoo.

Tony Bennett is a stone-cold-blooded SOB.

Oh, don't get me wrong.  The humble and gracious persona you see in the interviews isn't a persona at all - that's Tony, as genuine as it gets.  But so is the Tony that ordered two college sophomores, still inexperienced and not used to this sort of thing, to face interrogation while already at the lowest point their lives had ever handed them.