October 26, 2020

Independent analysis and commentary on UVA athletics
Football
Karl Hess

Gameday Guide – Duke

Welcome to the 2020 college football season, Hoos! After many twists, turns, and three other possible opponents, UVA will finally open its football season Saturday. Virginia (0-0, 0-0) will host Duke (0-2, 0-2) at Scott Stadium. This game was originally scheduled for November 14. But the ACC worked with both

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Claire Constant Saves Virginia

After two sub-par outings, and with an ever-growing injury list, Virginia desperately needed an easier game.  Traveling to Blacksburg for a second meeting with Virginia Tech, the Cavaliers were obliged by a Hokie team that would just be trying to score a second goal on the season. The game went

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ACC Sports
StLouHoo

Wednesday Reset – Week 3

Weeks 1 and 2 are in the books… well for near everyone else anyways, and it’s time to take a quick look back at the takeaways from the ACC’s first two weeks and evaluate both the coming week and remaining road ahead:   Quick Hit Thoughts Of The Week Well here we

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Clemson Spanks Virginia

This was the bargain that the ACC made to play fall sports: away teams will, when possible, complete all their travel in one day. So the Virginia women, who left for  Durham early Thursday morning and returned home that night, left for Clemson on Sunday morning ahead of a six-hour

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Deluge Dampens Virginia as the Cavs Draw vs Duke

The overriding factor behind home field advantage is not the fans in the stands, but rather it is the wear and tear that the traveling team must endure just to play the game. Playing during the pandemic just exacerbates travel and places an ever more onerous burden on the visitors.

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Virginia Wins!!! — Allegedly

Virginia Tech 1 Virginia 3       The Virginia women’s soccer team hosted the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday and won by the score of 3 – 1.  But with a nation literally crying out for a return to normalcy – and sport was supposed to be the engine

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Football
StLouHoo

Final Thoughts

As we wrap our official season preview coverage and next week go into our usual game-week battle rhythm talking the Tech game, the last thing we want to do is share our Final Thoughts. This is our usual place for each of our writers to spend a few minutes stepping

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Football
StLouHoo

Bold Predictions

We’re almost done with our 2020 football preview content, and now’s the point where we survey our writers and ask them to share their Bold Predictions for the season ahead. And when we say “bold,” we’re asking our writers to really go out on a limb, no safe predictions. As

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Football
StLouHoo

Keys to the Season

Every year as we wind down our season previews for football and basketball, we ask our writers to look critically at UVA and talk about the X-Factors to a successful season. What three things do they think the season will ultimately boil down to? Maybe it’s a player, maybe it’s 

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HOOS Place Studio

Is It Basketball Season Yet?

23 hours ago
I’m not saying there hasn’t been some bad injury luck and don’t want to cast blame with COVID opt-outs either. But also need to see if there are any takeaways from misses in recruiting, retention, or development by the staff as well.
23 hours ago
Food for thought: our skill position (RB/WR/TE) depth chart features 3 recruited walk-ons (Mitchell, Harrison, Jones), 2 FCS xfers (Simpson, Henry), a G-5 xfer (Poljan), a converted LB (Misch) & 2 Tr FR (Davis, Starling). Leads to some questions on just how we got here.
2 days ago
A primetime matchup in South Florida.

What to watch for as the Hoos seek to end their losing streak.

https://t.co/Cba5Rkn39L
3 days ago
Interesting watching ACC rivals host MTEs with easy-win mid-majors while UVA will leave Charlottesville to play Nova and UF. https://t.co/AhsBpeilpU