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!

Karl Hess's Articles:

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...

Monday night brings Wahoo football history as 24th ranked Virginia (9-4) plays in its first ever New Year's Six bowl game. It's their second ever major bowl game joining the 1991 Sugar Bowl in program record books. The SEC will have supplied the opponent in each game as the 9th ranked Florida Gators (10-2) will occupy the opposite sideline in Hard Rock Stadium.

The Hoos will look to win their second consecutive bowl game, both against SEC opponents, finish the s...


Early Signing Day Recap

Posted on December 23, 2019 in The Team by Karl Hess.

Note that this piece was a combined effort from StLouHoo and Karl Hess. StLouHoo handled the roster projections and remaining needs. Karl handled the class composition and player profiles.

While most of the country gears up to celebrate Christmas this week, the college football universe celebrated their own holiday this past Wednesday. Popularly known as Early Signing Day, Wednesday was the beginning of 2019's Early Signing Period for college football programs. ...