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:

Karl's 6 Things - Lehigh

Posted on November 30, 2017, in Team by Karl Hess.

I'm making an executive decision and chopping three things from the list for the Lehigh game. There won't always be nine things I'll be looking for each game but I'll peg the minimum at six for each. Now, after that bit of housekeeping, the Hoos return to the court at high noon Saturday against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks at JPJ. 

StLouHoo will likely explain that Lehigh is overmatched and detail why in his guaranteed to be excellent game preview. I suspect we'll be able to do what we please. Here's what I'll be looking for.

A Quick Start On Offense

There are no excuses if the Hoos start slowly here. None. I'll be severely disappointed if this one doesn't fall in the quick start row in...

Wisconsin Win Reaction

Posted on November 29, 2017, in Team by Karl Hess.

The Hoos did their part in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, defeating Wisconsin 49 to 37 at JPJ on Monday night. How did the Hoos do versus my Nine Things piece on the game? Let's take a look. But first, let me apologize for possibly jinxing the game. I linked the boxscore to the Badgers' 48 to 38 win in 2013 in my Nine Things piece. Perhaps it cast a pall over the game and caused the inverse of that game to take place Monday night. Hopefully it wasn't my fault, but I wanted to cover my bases, just in case.

A Quick Start On Offense

Despite how the game finished, the Hoos got off to a pretty respectable start. Kyle Guy's layup with 15:27 left in the first half made the score 9-2 i...

The Hoos are coming off a successful Thanksgiving trip to Brooklyn, claiming a new championship trophy for the case at JPJ. Now, they kick off the week at home against Wisconsin as part of the annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Here's what I'll be looking for.

A Quick Start On Offense

As always, this section remains until it needs no longer mentioning. I want to mention that I mentally make a check during the game on how I feel it starts. Then I check the official play by play, especially for the score at the ten minute mark of the first half. A combination of the two makes the determination. Vanderbilt was definitely a quick start. The Rhode Island game was a bit of a ragged start but things ...