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"A New Pursuit"

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The Breakthrough is history. The 2018-19 team's United Pursuit brought Virginia Basketball to the ultimate height: the National Championship. The core players of that team are off living their NBA dreams, while players who created magic and became stars during that NCAA Tournament return to lead a new group on...

I was lucky enough to attend Virginia’s national championship banner-hanging and ring ceremony Sept. 13 at John Paul Jones Arena. It was a night worthy of this wonderful group of Wahoos as fans and UVa administrators got to show their appreciation for such a great group of young men and coaches.

At first, I was surprised that the arena did not sell out. I believe the attendance was about 10,000, with tickets in the upper bowl selling for $25 and $50 in the...

[Note: a different version of this article ran in April in the wake of the national title. It has been modified to serve here as an introduction to our 2019-20 season preview.]

 

Back in April, right after the title game, I wrote

Welcome to the Hoos Place 2019 Summer Hoops Refresh, where we review last season and this summer's personnel moves for all 15 ACC programs in alphabetical order. To read program capsules already complete, you can click here. Today we look at the...

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

That one 11-seed NCAA Tournament appearance for Wake Forest in the Dann...

Welcome to the Hoos Place 2019 Summer Hoops Refresh, where we review last season and this summer's personnel moves for all 15 ACC programs in alphabetical order. To read program capsules already complete, you can click here. Today we look at the...

Virginia Tech Hokies

Fresh off a thrilling Sweet 16 appearance, it's back to square one for the H...

Welcome back to the Hoos Place 2018 Summer Hoops Refresh, where we review last season and this summer's personnel moves for all 15 ACC programs in alphabetical order. To read program capsules already complete, you can click here. Today we look at the...

Syracuse Orange

The Orange have settled into a pretty predictable pattern of finishing ...

Women's soccer is just around the corner!  Football is about to embark on its most significant season in recent memory, but some of us still can't get enough hoops!  As usual, I’m joined by Seattle Hoo, St Lou Hoo, MaizeandBlue Wahoo, HooAmp and Robert to talk all things men’s basketball.  Let’s get to it….

 

Welcome to the Hoos Place 2019 Summer Hoops Refresh, where we review last season and this summer's personnel moves for all 15 ACC programs in alphabetical order. To read program capsules already complete, you can click here. Today we look at the...

Pittsburgh Panthers

Jeff Capel left Duke's bench last offseason to take over arguably the worst r...

Welcome to the Hoos Place 2019 Summer Hoops Refresh, where we review last season and this summer's personnel moves for all 15 ACC programs in alphabetical order. To read program capsules already complete, you can click here. Today we look at the...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Remember when the Irish felt like they'd be one of the ACC's annual hea...

Welcome to the Hoos Place 2019 Summer Hoops Refresh, where we review last season and this summer's personnel moves for all 15 ACC programs in alphabetical order. To read program capsules already complete, you can click here. Today we look at the...

North Carolina Tar Heels

Roy Williams's best seasons at UNC have relied on an oft-overlooked elem...

On October 21, 2019, HOOS Place presents "A New Pursuit", the 2019-20 Virginia Basketball Season Preview, featuring player scouting reports, ACC team reports, features and more! Click for more info.