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:

With games against Liberty and James Madison this week, a ten game homestand will come to the end for the Hoos. UVA has played each team once already this year with the games taking place at Liberty and JMU, respectively. 

Each game will present its own, unique challenge. Liberty has a strong argument to the claim of best college baseball team in Virginia this season. And no matter what happens against Liberty, the Dukes will hit the field in Charlottesvill...

Weekend Watch - Florida State

Posted on April 18, 2019, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

With the win over Radford on Tuesday, the Hoos broke a three-game losing streak. It was a much-needed win but there's no time to pat each other on the back. With the Easter holiday on Sunday, the ACC weekend series against Florida State will run Thursday-Friday-Saturday instead of the typical Friday-Saturday-Sunday. The good news for UVA is that they're at home, so there will be minimal disruption to their schedule.

FSU arrives fighting to stay on the right side...

Midweek Games - Radford

Posted on April 15, 2019, in Baseball by Karl Hess.

If you're of the multitude discouraged by the Miami sweep, it's okay to feel that way. It was a frustrating series that saw the Hoos unable to get key hits when they were needed most. Capped off by three players, including two starters, getting suspended for the finale for a violation of team rules, the season is beginning to feel like it's hanging in the balance.

Things aren't that dire. And it would be unfair to call the game Tuesday evening against Radford a...