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Hypothetical Hoops: UK vs. UVa

With UVa sitting at number two in the national polls, just behind the University of Kentucky, the debate rages on about who would win if the Kentucky Wildcats played the University of Virginia. Both UVa and UK are enjoying very successful seasons, but what makes this match-up so intriguing is that these teams are first and second in terms of total defense, respectively. If we break down each team’s star players and strengths, we can see who would most likely edge out…

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Frigid Conditions Throw UVa Baseball Team a Curve Ball

The number-one ranked Cavaliers baseball team is headed south. The team will play their weekend series against Marist College (NY) in Charleston, SC due to projected inclement weather. The series was originally scheduled to be played in Charlottesville, VA at Davenport Field, but with consecutive temperatures of 21 degrees on Friday and 37 degrees with a chance of snow on Saturday, both teams agreed on an alternate venue. “With the weather we’ve had and the forecast for the weekend, it became clear…

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Struggles of Getting UVa Basketball Tickets

With a basketball team ranked number two in the country, fighting for a ticket to the game has been harder than ever.   Everyone wants to be on the sidelines, cheering our men as they represent the Virginia Cavaliers. School spirit has hit an all-time high, and we showed that clearly at ESPN College Game Day.   The raffle for the student tickets have been cut-throat. Anticipation for the request period is high. Waiting to see whether you got a ticket or not can…

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Virginia Football: Season In Review

Oh what optimism we had after the UCLA game. After opening the season and barely knocking off a top-ten team, we all thought this year would be different. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. After the win against Pittsburg, there wasn’t a Hoos fan out there who didn’t give the Cavaliers a shot at being bowl-eligible. They were 4-2 at the time and only needed two wins out of their next six games to earn a postseason birth. But just as Virginia football has done…

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NCAA Tournament Preview: Men’s Soccer

UVA men’s soccer has experienced some ups and downs over the course of this season. After starting the season with two wins over Old Dominion and VCU, as well as a huge tie against the 5th ranked Notre Dame squad, the Hoos were backing up their #2 ranking. However, after dropping the next two games to Syracuse and Davidson, UVA fell 17 spots in the polls. After the second loss, despair set in. A demoralized UVA team had just lost their first…

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UVa Football Bowl Chances

As the Virginia Football team returns home for their bye week, let’s examine how the season has unfolded. Travel back in time with me. It is the 4th quarter in the Cavaliers opening football game. UCLA holds an eight-point lead and on trots Grayson Lambert to try and lead the team on a game-tying drive. Skeptical fans that arrived expecting another losing season are now on their feet and cheering. While Lambert and the Cavaliers lost, many UVa fans, myself included, left…

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PREVIEW: Virginia Basketball

Basketball fever has hit UVa once again. Season ticket sales in John Paul Jones Arena broke the previous record with 9,966 and the Hoos are ranked at #8 in the preseason polls. Optimism is high as a less than stellar recruiting class is masked by UVa only graduating three players from last year’s team. Tony Bennett looks to repeat last year’s success in the ACC while avoiding the premature exit from the national tournament. However, the 2014-2015 season brings with it a…

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7 Things You Will Understand Only at Scott Stadium

With half of the UVa football season in the rearview mirror—and an impressive 4-2 record from the Cavalier squad—most students have had the opportunity to witness a game at Scott Stadium first-hand. For those who haven’t, however, here are seven common experiences each Wahoo fan is bound to have over the course of a football game.  1. Endless ATM Lines. Despite it being 2014, most concession stands within Scott Stadium only accept cash. As a result, craving a mid-game pretzel almost always…

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Hoos Look for a Pivotal Football Season in 2014

Virginia’s football team, with Coach Mike London at the helm, is looking to rebound after one of the Cavaliers’ worst performances in recent memory, finishing without a single win in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). This past season exposed several holes that the Virginia coaching staff will have to address during the off-season if they want to become bowl eligible, as they were during the 2011-2012 season. Athletic Director Craig Littlepage has stated that Mike London will remain coach for the duration…

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UVa Quidditch Team Secures World Cup Position

Many students have heard of the UVA Quidditch team, but few people know how well our teams perform; let alone how the sport is even played. After a long and hard year, the Quidditch team at the University of Virginia, The Whomping Wahoos, earned a bid earlier this month to travel to North Myrtle Beach, SC for the World Cup, a great honor.

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