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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...

At home for the first time since the September 21 win over ODU, the Hoos (4-2, 2-1) are in the midst of a two game loosing streak. With their depth thinning and offense not scoring a TD in the last six quarters, UVA finds itself with what's essentially a must win game.

On the opposite sideline will be Duke (4-2, 2-1). The Blue Devils are coming off of a relatively easy win over ACC cellar-dweller Georgia Tech.

Football

Wednesday Reset - Week 8

Posted on October 15, 2019 in The Team by StLouHoo.

Week 7 is in the books with the Hoos taking a painful loss in Coral Gables. Time to recap the loss and reevaluate both the coming week and remaining road ahead:

 

Quick Hit Thoughts from the Game

Six trips inside the Miami 25 yard line, and only three FGs to show for it. That really sums up a lot. Other than those three stall...

First off, as kind of a foreword, I want to say that I feel terrible for Wahoos cornerback Bryce Hall. He came here as a two-star recruit, worked extremely hard and believed in Bronco Mendenhall and the program, and turned himself into a first-round NFL draft prospect. He could've skipped his senior season and made millions. But he came back to try to help the program take the next step. And he paid for that decision Friday night with a gruesome ankle injury. That sucks, and I just hope he makes a full recovery, whether or not UVa can benefit from his play again. His pro stock took a hit, but he still has a bright future. The team's loss was disappointing, but the worst part is its best p...

[Special to HOOS Place by frequent guest contributor Robert Elder of Guys In Ties Podcast fame.  Give his pod a listen! - Ed.]

The message boards have been firing. There’s plenty of hot takes on Twitter. Obviously, there is a reaction to starting 4-0 and then losing the past two games, the second one coming off of a bye. I think we all have some opinions, both people inside the program and those, like us, watching from afar.

Friday night in Miami, well Miami Gardens to be exact, sounds like a blast. For two football teams desperate to get the bad taste of losing out of their mouths, the location is secondary. Virginia (4-1, 2-0) and Miami (2-3, 0-2) will enter Hard Rock Stadium for the 8:00 PM kickoff (ESPN) with identical goals. Win at all costs.

The Hoos will have had to wait thirteen days since a disastrous second half on offense thwarted their chance to score the program's firs...

Football

Wednesday Reset - Week 7

Posted on October 9, 2019 in The Team by StLouHoo.

Week 6 is in the books with the Hoos finally getting a bye week, while the rest of the Coastal went to war. Time to recap the road to date and reevaluate both the coming week and remaining road ahead:

 

Quick Hit Thoughts from the Game

No UVA game to dissect this week so I think we'll instead just talk about the first six weeks of...

Football

Wednesday Reset - Week 6

Posted on October 2, 2019 by StLouHoo.

Week 5 is in the books with a tough loss on the road to #10 Notre Dame, and it's time to take a quick look back at the takeaways from the game and reevaluate both the coming week and remaining road ahead:

 

Quick Hit Thoughts from the Game

A 2-score road loss to a Top 10 team when we're still in the midst of a rebuild (even if we're a good ...

The No. 18 Cavaliers came to South Bend with the right attitude Saturday, and did a lot of good things, but ultimately, too many mistakes buried their chance at an upset of the Fighting Irish, with Notre Dame coming out on top, 35-20. Apt comparisons have been made to the 2017 Miami game and the 2018 N.C. State game. Virginia went on the road in those contests as an underdog against good teams and took leads in the first half but ultimately lost by double digits, and that's exactly what happened in this one. This was a measuring stick game for the Wahoos to see how they stacked up against really good competition. Notre Dame nearly knocked off Georgia on the road last week. The Irish are n...

It's about to go down. 

Wahoo fans everywhere have this game circled. It was circled as soon as the 2019 football schedule was released. The hype has reached a slow boil. And it's ready to transform into a full-blown frenzy.

The 18th ranked Hoos (4-0, 2-0) versus the 10th ranked Fighting Irish (2-1). 3:30 PM on NBC.

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.