Dear Old U.Va. Signs Off

Monday, June 27 2011 by Tim - 2 comments

A little over four years ago, I sat at my computer reading TheSabre and saw several U.Va. fans asking how the lacrosse team looked during a recent game. I chimed in with my thoughts and people seemed to appreciate it. Around that same time, I happened to take my camera (I was then using a dinky little point-and-shoot model) to a lacrosse game and snapped some photos. I posted a few of them to TheSabre and once again people seemed to appreciate it. I thought maybe I was on to something. At that time, there wasn’t much coverage in the mainstream media of The University’s exploits in the so-called...

Wahoos Take Opener, Face Gamecocks Next

Monday, June 20 2011 by Tiki - 0 comments

On Sunday, the Hoos opened their second ever College World Series, facing off against the Cal Golden Bears. Cavaliers ace Danny Hultzen took the mount, while Cal went with a veteran Erik Johnson over their usual #1 starter. Johnson did not fare all that well, lasting only 3 innings and giving up 5 walks, but managed to keep the Hoos scoreless. Hultzen performed at his usual level, holding the Bears scoreless into the 7th inning, when he gave way to senior Tyler Wilson. Wilson finished the 7th and at this point, the game was still scoreless. It would not remain so. Keith Werman led off with a single...

Virginia College World Series Preview

Friday, June 17 2011 by Tiki - 0 comments

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Hoos Advance to Omaha in Stunning Fashion

Tuesday, June 14 2011 by Tim - 0 comments

Bottom of the 9th. Trailing 2-1. Two outs. Two strikes. No one on. Dreams of Omaha fading quickly. ESPN shows the Virginia dugout – the ‘Hoos look dejected. It all comes down to this. But one man kept his poise. And why not? He’s the leading hitter on the #1 team in America. David Coleman confidently awaits his pitch. When he gets it, he singles up the middle. Then in comes Mitchell Shifflett – Virginia’s fastest player – to pinch run. Then another man kept his poise. And why not? He had already helped the Cavs secure the Game 1 victory with a three run homer to left field. Jared King confidently...

Cavs Dominate Regional, Move on to Face Anteaters

Monday, June 06 2011 by Tiki - 0 comments

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The Story of Wahee the Wahoo

Tuesday, May 10 2011 by Tim - 1 comments

No, this isn’t a children’s story, though you’re excused from having not known that based on the title. Instead, this is a recruiting story – and a big one at that. The news sprung up everywhere last night that Mike London and the Virginia football team had received a commitment from Wil Wahee of Norfolk Christian School (Norfolk, Va). Now, people are buzzing about Wahee by himself (and who wouldn’t, with a name like Wahee). But there’s additional buzz surrounding NCS athletes Kwontie Moore, Courtnye Wynn and Mario Nixon. All three are being heavily recruited and considered by many to be “battleground...

An NCAA Weekend Begins

Tuesday, May 10 2011 by Tim - 0 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Virginia having a full slate of ACC Championships in one weekend . The ‘Hoos competed in seven championships that weekend, winning two of them (Rowing and Men’s Tennis). That gives Virginia 4 ACC Championships of the 23 that have been contested so far. Only Maryland has more, having won Field Hockey, Men’s Soccer, Wrestling and Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse (you’ll note that three of those were titles that Virginia brought home last year).  Of the two remaining (Baseball and Softball), Virginia has a very good shot at winning the baseball title (they stand...

Stanwick Named ACC Player of the Year

Thursday, April 21 2011 by Tim - 0 comments

Not much to say here. Steele is good. Go check out the official press release here: http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/042111aaa.html A brief snippet: Virginia junior attackman Steele Stanwick, who ranks fifth nationally with 1.91 assists per game and seventh with 4.0 points per game, was named the 2011 All-ACC Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Year. The Baltimore, Md., native also ranks No. 30 nationally with 2.09 goals per game and has tallied two game-winning overtime goals this season (Stony Brook and North Carolina) to help lead the nation’s top scoring offense (13.0 goals per game...

ACC Championships Weekend

Thursday, April 21 2011 by Tim - 0 comments

Virginia is competing in seven different ACC Championships this weekend. Kind of insane. So let’s take a quick look at each event and what we can expect: Men’s Golf (Friday through Sunday): The Virginia men’s golf team is ranked #19 in the country according to the GCAA Coaches’ Poll. Georgia Tech is far in the lead in the conference, ranked #4 nationally, while Duke is also ahead of the Cavaliers at #18. N.C. State is the final ranked ACC team, coming in at #23. Clemson and Wake Forest are somewhere just outside the top 25. I expect the ‘Hoos to be competitive here, but I would be surprised if...

Hoos Clinch Series with Jackets, Win 12-9

Saturday, April 09 2011 by Tim - 0 comments

I’m not going to write too much about this game, because I spent way too much effort typing play-by-play during the game , but this was a very important win for Virginia to solidify its position at the top of the pile nationally. Taking a road series from a top 10 team (again, I might add) is absurdly impressive. The Cavaliers chased off an MLB draft prospect in GT starting pitcher Jed Bradley by the 5th inning, dropping 5 runs to take a 7-2 lead. A weird aspect of this game was that Virginia had not one, but two ground rule doubles that bounced over the outfield wall. I’ve never seen that happen...