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Hooamp

I'm Central Virginia born and raised, a 2010 UVa graduate, and have been a Virginia fan since the late 90s, so I've seen some bad football and basketball (though the tide seems to be turning), but also some great moments, including in my first year when Sean Singletary, JR Reynolds, and the rest of the Hoos nearly led the team to the Sweet 16, the 2007 Chris Long-fueled football success, and the first season of Tony Bennett during my fourth year, when the overall record wasn't positive, but the blueprint was laid for the success we see now. I also attended my first UVa baseball game in 2004, which coincidentally was Brian O'Connor's first season at the school. Since fall 2010, I've been chronicling my thoughts on UVa sports with a blog of my own, Amped Up, at http://aaronampedup.blogspot.com. There, I've been able to write about the rise of Bennett's program, the optimism and then downfall of the Mike London era, the rebirth of the football program under Bronco Mendenhall, and also the baseball team's surprise run to the 2015 College World Series title.

Hooamp's Articles:

A little over a week ago, I revisited a list I created in 2009 detailing the top 10 UVa football games I had attended with a promise to update that list now that we are (hopefully) heading toward the 2020 season. In that Cavalier Daily column, I compiled my record in all the games I had went to up to that point, which included three home games each in 1999 and 2000, every home game except two from 2001-2008, two road games in 2007, and the 2002 Continental Tire

Virginia football kept up its recruiting momentum Tuesday by landing another immediately eligible rising senior in wideout Ra'Shaun Henry from St. Francis (Pa.).

UVa closed out the week and began May with yet another big commitment on the gridiron, picking up graduate transfer quarterback Keytaon Thompson from Mississippi State.

Thompson, a big kid at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, will have two years of eligibility remaining and can begin playing this coming season, provided there is one, meaning he will likely compete for the starting job with Brennan Armstrong, who will be a redshirt sophomore entering his third year in the...