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:

Final 2018 Bowl Projections

Posted on November 29, 2018, in Football by Karl Hess.

With the bowl announcements and playoff pairings coming this weekend, we got together to make our picks in ink. I'm not saying you can make your holiday plans around these picks, but worse decisions have been made in the past week. I'm looking at you UNC football.

College Football Playoff


Orange Bowl: 1 Alabama vs 4 Oklahoma

It's Time

Posted on November 22, 2018, in Football by Karl Hess.

This one doesn't require much explanation. We don't like them. They don't like us. Both sides are mostly fine with that.

The stakes are pretty clear. While the 8th win for UVA (7-4, 4-3) would be fantastic, it's way down the list of priorities. What really matters is the first win in the series after 14 losses in a row. Then, the first win in Blacksburg since 1998.

2018 Bowl Projections - Week 4

Posted on November 21, 2018, in Football by Karl Hess.

Welcome to our penultimate set of 2018 bowl projections. Kendall, Maize, and I are back with our picks and weekly bowl related rant. Next week we'll go on the record with our final picks.

Miami joined the club of bowl eligible ACC teams with their sixth win last week. Wake Forest is still stuck on five wins and FSU's upset of Boston College got them within one win of the magic number. Finally, the Hoos lost in overtime in Atlanta. But did it have much of an impa...