I Am Not OK

Posted on March 17, 2018, in Blog by Seattle Hoo.

That's a message somebody sent the HOOS Place Twitter.  Simple, direct, succinct, and completely descriptive.  I am not ok.

I am not ok.

I can't even think of anything else to say.  I think I said it all last night, yelled it out in one long rant walking down Pike Street with my girlfriend on our way to Zig Zag Cafe to get drunk.&nb...

Boston College - Series Preview

Posted on March 16, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

The home opening ACC series is on tap this weekend as the Hoos and Boston College meet for the first time since 2016. It will be the Eagles first visit to Charlottesville since 2014. Take a little time this weekend to enjoy some UVA baseball when the men's and women's basketball teams aren't competing in their respective NCAA tournaments.

The Hoos enter the game fresh off of a walk off win against James Madison on Wednesday. That win increased UVA's record to 1...

Feel confident that UVA is going to make it past UMBC tonight? Want to get a small jump on familiarizing yourself with our Round 2 opponent? Well then tune your cable to TNT tonight at 6:50 Eastern (2 1/2 hours prior to our scheduled tip) to see Kansas State and Creighton square off in the South Region's 8/9 game.

These two teams are interesting in their own unique ways. They're both power conference teams that have played tight games against other 1-seeds (Cre...

Welcome back, Kyle Guy.  After a tough end to the regular season where the former McDonalds All-American averaged a meager 5 points per game over the final four contests, Virginia’s most important player showed during the ACC Tournament that he is back to his old self.

That’s right – Virginia’s most important player. Guy might not have been more deserving of his first-team All-ACC honor than fellow backcourt-mate Devon Hall, who has...

UMBC 74 Cavaliers 54

History was made tonight in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. A 16 seed has finally defeated a 1 seed. It may have taken 136 tries to happen, but the event is now indelibly written into history. That our beloved basketball program was the team to take that L was not an enjoyable experience. But it is also one that cannot be ignored. Try as one might, it will be impossible to ignore unless you plan on living off the grid until the end of your days or forsaking the sports world in general.

It's that time again....March Madness you say? No, our recap of all things UVA Baseball in the last week. I will, however, be taking off work the next two days to watch all the basketball games as well. It's an annual tradition of mine that dates back over ten plus years now. So, if anyone needs me through Sunday evening, I'll likely be on the couch watching hoops (and following the Hoos' baseball team too, of course).

Weekly Results

The Hoos split their four g...

It Takes a Nation

Posted on March 14, 2018, in Blog by Seattle Hoo.

Earlier this morning I posted an analysis of some ways the loss of Hunter might affect the effort on the floor and what we might expect to see the coaches do to counter those effects.  I started it by looking at the ACC Tournament results and seeing how the team actually did really well without Hunter on the floor.  Not trying to take anything away from Dre at all, but with the mission still in front of us we have to concentrate on what we have and wh

What Now?

Posted on March 14, 2018, in Team by Seattle Hoo.

When De'Andre Hunter hit the floor hard in the second half of the Clemson game, so did my stomach.  When he got up, so did my stomach. When he missed the two free throws, I knew he was hurting.  When he kept playing, I figured he shook it off.

Now I know his season never really got up off that floor.  His career will, and after surgery and rehab he will come back strong.  As much as it sucks for us to lose him for the NCAA Tournament, it suc...

James Madison Preview

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

Virginia returns to the diamond late Wednesday afternoon following a weekend road trip to Durham for the ACC series opener against Duke. The Hoos, losers of two of three to Duke, are now 10-6 on the season and 1-2 in conference play. The opponent will be the James Madison Dukes. JMU comes over the mountain sporting a 10-6 record as well. The Dukes have yet to start conference play. They just won a three game home series over the weekend against St. Bonaventure. The Bonnies won the last game of the series, so both teams will be looking to break a one game losing streak.

Looking Back Before Looking Forward

Posted on March 13, 2018, in Team by StLouHoo.

In a short matter of time, the NCAA Tournament will kick off and Hoo fans everywhere will go on pins and needles hoping that this is the year the program transitions from "ACC powerhouse" to "new blue blood" with a Final Four run. It seems to be all most casual fans and national pundits will focus on.

But that's not why I'm here today. Instead, before we emotionally go all-in looking forward to the Field of 68, I want to spend a few minutes with you all looking...