Karl Hess

My first real Wahoo memory was waking up from a nap at the end of the 1984 Peach Bowl to discover that the Hoos were victorious. I was hooked as a fan and enthusiastically supported the home state team as a six year old and ever since.

My first live Wahoo sporting event was the home football game against VPI in 1987 with my Hokie grandfather, my grandmother, and my younger brother. The Hoos won when they stopped a Hokie two point conversion at the end and my grandfather threatened to make me walk home from Charlottesville.

While college basketball is my favorite sport, Brian O'Connor's baseball program is my favorite team on Grounds. The 2015 championship run will always hold a special place in my memory as I watched most of the games with my newborn son.

Pro Bronco since the hire too. Go Hoos!

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Duke Is Duke

Posted on October 19, 2018, in Football by Karl Hess.

Fresh off of the emotional, signature win over 15th ranked Miami at Scott Stadium, the Hoos hit the road again. The destination is the Triangle region of North Carolina for the second time this year. Playing host will be the Duke Blue Devils (5-1, 1-1). Duke will be another solid but beatable opponent. What can the Hoos do to return home one win away from bowl eligibility?

Game Uniform

Hurricane Warning

Posted on October 12, 2018, in Football by Karl Hess.

As one hurricane departs the Commonwealth, another arrives. The new arrival is certainly less destructive but its intentions are also anything but benign. The bye week expires today and the Hoos are poised to take the field again against another worthy challenger. Miami will make landfall at Scott Stadium ranked 16th in the AP Poll and 15th in the Coaches Poll. The Canes sport a 6-1 record and are fresh off of a 28 to 27 come from behind win over FSU. That was a game in which they trailed 27 to 7. 

2019 Baseball Schedule Reactions

Posted on October 9, 2018, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

The 2019 baseball schedule dropped yesterday afternoon while the team was in the middle of its final fall scrimmage against the Ontario Blue Jays. Having had a little time to digest it, I'm ready to dive in. You can view the complete schedule in the link in the opening sentence. I'm going to break down the schedule by segments: opening event, Power 5-Ish non conference games, non Power 5 non conference games, ACC home series, and ACC road series.