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In less than a month it will be Opening Day for the 2020 college baseball season. The Hoos will be in Pensacola, Florida facing the Oklahoma Sooners in a three-game series.

As we approach that milestone every year, Kendall and I get together to power rank the upcoming season's roster. Over the course of several days, we hold a draft and m

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Hooamp's Game Recap:

North Carolina St. 53 Cavaliers 51

It's ironic the 'Hoos won their national championship by closing out some of the most exciting, pressure-filled games in NCAA tournament history.

Because less than a year later, in ordinary January home games against competition that is less than elite, it seems as if they can't close out anything.

On Monday, for the fourth time in five ACC games, V...

The game that pissed me off the most last year was our trip to Raleigh to face the NC State Wolfpack. They took us to overtime in what I thought was our worst performance of the season; nevertheless, we escaped with the win. Today, on a short turnaround for both teams, would the Wolfpack be able to return the favor this year?

 

From the Archives for MLK Day

Posted on January 20, 2020 in Our Blog by Seattle Hoo.

This was made right after the 2017 Invasion of Charlottesville

In each of all three of Virginia’s consecutive losses, the Cavaliers held a lead late in the second half. That was true again at McCamish Pavilion as the Cavs held a 43 – 29 lead at the 14:47 mark.  Six minutes later the advantage had dwindled to 48 – 46 and it was game on.  Would the Cavaliers be able to settle down and finally take care of business?

 

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Seattle Hoo's Game Recap:

Cavaliers 63 Georgia Tech 58

Historically, the arena they used to call the Thriller Dome has been a House of Hoo Horrors, where Virginia teams have suffered some of their most inexplicable losses. It did not seem to be the best place to go when desperate for a win to stem a three-game slide. Interestingly, the Yellow Jackets have been a bit of a Wreck at home, 0-3 in ACC play coming into this game, while they have been 3-2 when Ramblin'. The Cavaliers rode 13 first-half Georgia Tech turnovers to an eight-point halftime lead, then held on when the Jackets started holding on to the ball and made several second half runs. A three-point shot by Jay Huff and a pair of free throws from Mamadi Diakite helped the Hoos get aw...

Virginia traveled to Tallahassee to take on the kind of Florida State that always gives us fits: fast, deep, and long and rangy on the wings. We’re starting to hear about NCAA seedings and the need for “quality” wins, which a victory over the #10 Seminoles would be. Alas, the standard woes that have plagued this team were on full display on Wednesday.

 

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Hooamp's Game Recap:

Florida St. 54 Cavaliers 50

For much of Wednesday's game at No. 9 Florida State, the Wahoos had the Seminoles on the ropes.

The end of both halves were a different story.

FSU ended the first half on an 11-0 run over the final 3:45 and finished the game on a 10-3 run over the last 2:27. UVa dropped its third straight contest, 54-50, its longest losing streak since February 2017...

In the decade plus that Brian O'Connor has led the UVA baseball program, coaching staff continuity has been a celebrated feature in Charlottesville. When other programs were turning over head coaches or assistants with regularity, you knew what to expect at UVA: O'Connor, McMullan, and Kuhn.

Little did Wahoo fans know that a sea change was imminent when Joe Raccuia resigned as Radford's head baseball coach on August 15, 2019. The August resignation was very late...

The football season is over as of yesterday.  So what better time to write about football?

Actually, no, I'm not being facetious.  I just witnessed literally the most successful UVA football season I've ever seen, so it demands at least a handful of retrospective words.  (My UVA fandom officially dates back to 2000 and the BYU game that opened the "new" Scott Stadium.)