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Streaking The Lawn Aug 17, 2018
2018 Virginia Cavaliers Football Position Previews: the Defensive Line

2018 Virginia Cavaliers Football Position Previews: the Defensive Line

The Hoos lack depth at the defensive line. Will the youngsters step up? We continue with our position-by-position breakdown of the 2018 Virginia Cavaliers by turning to the defensive line, a unit that returns just two of the five guys who started a game for the Hoos last year. Two other starters, Juwon Moye and Steven Wright, were expected to return, but each lost his scholarship and subsequently transferred. The two returning—junior DT Eli Hanback and sophomore DE Mandy Alonso—account for just 15 out of 38 starts (Virginia opened in a 2-4-5 look against William and Mary), but combine...
Streaking The Lawn Aug 17, 2018
Virginia Women’s Soccer kicks off the 2018-19 season vs. Colgate

Virginia Women’s Soccer kicks off the 2018-19 season vs. Colgate

The Hoos are top-ten in the preseason and getting their season underway TONIGHT! Our long national nightmare is over. After a never-ending summer devoid of college athletics, the Virginia Cavaliers are back in our lives as the No. 8 women’s soccer team kicks off their season against Colgate tonight in Charlottesville. Virginia hasn’t played Colgate since 2010, when the Cavaliers picked up a 6-0 win. The Red Raiders went 10-7-2 last year, with their season ending in a 3-0 loss to Navy in the Patriot League tournament. You can stream tonight’s game, which starts at 7pm, on WatchESPN....
Streaking The Lawn Aug 17, 2018
2018 Virginia Football Opponent Preview: Pittsburgh Panthers

2018 Virginia Football Opponent Preview: Pittsburgh Panthers

UVA has a great chance to beat the Panthers for the first time since 2014. The Virginia Cavaliers went into Heinz Field last year with a chance to become bowl eligible against the Pittsburgh Panthers after falling to the Boston College Eagles the previous week. Their third straight loss to Pitt did not cripple their postseason hopes - UVA beat Georgia Tech the following week - but it did display the gap that’s grown between Pat Narduzzi’s program and the Wahoos. 2017 Season: 5-7 (3-5 ACC) A non-conference schedule that featured the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Penn State Nittany Lions,...
Streaking The Lawn Aug 17, 2018
Virginia Women’s Soccer back in action; Juan Thornhill getting big, and of course, hoops

Virginia Women’s Soccer back in action; Juan Thornhill getting big, and of course, hoops

I think we are all glad sports are back. More news from around grounds! Let’s see what our UVA athletes are up to: Hoos ready for some soccer?! The UVA women’s team posted a pretty awesome video highlighting some of last season’s best moments to get you excited. Go see them in action for the first time tonight at Klöckner Stadium at 7 PM. The 2018 season is upon us and we can't wait to kick things off again at Klöckner Stadium on Friday night. #GoHoos #AllIn pic.twitter.com/a0MvoFiMcc— Virginia Women's Soccer (@UVAWomenSoccer) August 16, 2018 Jeff White hosts QB Bryce Perkins...
Streaking The Lawn Aug 16, 2018
Eli Hanback continues to make headlines, as do Virginia recruits

Eli Hanback continues to make headlines, as do Virginia recruits

What else is new with Virginia sports? 2019 recruiting is in full swing for the ‘Hoos, with a handful of prospects making headlines this week. As fall approaches, more offers are extended and more commitments come too for both Bronco Mendenhall and Tony Bennett. But recruits aren’t the only ones making names for themselves this fall. Let’s take a look. UVA makes final group for four-star big man Kadin Shedrick (247Sports) Four-star 2019 recruit Kadin Shedrick, a center from North Carolina, announced that Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Providence, Virginia, Wake Forest, Wisconsin, and...
Streaking The Lawn Aug 16, 2018
Phony Bennett Joins the Podcast this Week!

Phony Bennett Joins the Podcast this Week!

UVa’s favorite fake coach stops by to talk hoops with the STL crew Streaking The Lawn Podcast - Each week, your Streaking the Lawn podcast crew gets together to talk about the latest and greatest with all things Virginia and beyond. We’ve got a very special guest on this week’s pod: UVa twittersphere’s favorite fake coach: Phony Bennett (@IfTonyTweeted) stops by to talk some non-fake thoughts on the Virginia Cavaliers basketball squad, how he’s been feeling this offseason, and the potential for greatness in ‘18-’19. He joins Pierce and Emily as they...
Streaking The Lawn Aug 16, 2018
2018 Virginia Football Opponent Preview: North Carolina Tar Heels

2018 Virginia Football Opponent Preview: North Carolina Tar Heels

The S&P+ projects this to be UVA’s greatest chance at an ACC win Last year’s contest between the Virginia Cavaliers and the North Carolina Tar Heels was a back and forth, at times sloppy affair, but the Hoos were still able to come away with a victory, 20-14. UNC’s first and only lead of the game came off of a 47 yard touchdown run from Michael Carter, who gave UVA problems all game. Olamide Zaccheaus responded shortly thereafter, however, scampering 81 yards up the sideline for six. While Virginia’s run defense struggled, Carter earned 157 yards off just 13 carries, Virginia’s...
Streaking The Lawn Aug 15, 2018
Virginia Cavaliers Football Primer: The Defense

Virginia Cavaliers Football Primer: The Defense

UVA, Explained: Breaking down Virginia’s defense for the everyday fan. Welcome to the fourth installment of STL’s “UVA, Explained” series. Today we’ll break down the Virginia Cavaliers defense, led by co-defensive coordinators Nick Howell and Kelly Poppinga. Fun fact: Bronco Mendenhall played defensive positions his whole career. He saw time at both linebacker and safety for Oregon State when he played there and began his coaching career as a defensive coordinator. You could say this is kind of his wheelhouse. The loss of All-American linebacker Micah Kiser, All-American safety...
Streaking The Lawn Aug 15, 2018
UVa Soccer Picked to Finish 2nd in ACC Coastal

UVa Soccer Picked to Finish 2nd in ACC Coastal

The ACC announced it’s preseason projections for the upcoming 2018 soccer season and the Virginia Cavaliers were pegged to finish 2nd in the Coastal Division. The ACC’s 12 head coaches voted and projected the North Carolina Tar Heels to be the top team entering the season. Of the twelve head coaches, eleven of them picked the Heels to win the Coastal, with one giving their vote to the Hoos (we see you Coach Gelnovatch!) @UNCmenssoccer named 2018 #ACCMSoccer favorite. @WakeMSoccer picked to win the Atlantic Division. READ: https://t.co/wfALrjR7SU pic.twitter.com/JwNW4eRY1Z— ACC...
Streaking The Lawn Aug 15, 2018
In Perkins, Virginia Finally Has A Main Attraction at QB

In Perkins, Virginia Finally Has A Main Attraction at QB

The dual-threat transfer could finally put the fun back into UVA football You won’t find many people predicting a postseason appearance for the Virginia Cavaliers in 2018. Consider: The Hoos were ranked last in the ACC Coastal division media poll. SB Nation’s Bill Connelly picked them to win 5 games. Odds Shark set their over/under win total at 5.5 and took the under. Jerry Palm left them out of his preseason bowl projections. Even we at Streaking The Lawn pointed to this season’s “fresh uncertainty” in our bowl watch preview. There’s been one notable agent of optimism,...
Streaking The Lawn Aug 15, 2018
Kurt Benkert and London Perrantes continue to shine; Fall camp continues

Kurt Benkert and London Perrantes continue to shine; Fall camp continues

Because who doesn’t want to pick their favorite number? Summer work continues to roll on, both at UVA and elsewhere. Let’s check in on what everyone’s doing: Numbered jerseys appear at Fall Camp Practice No. 9 (Virginia Sports)One tradition Bronco Mendenhall instituted upon arriving on grounds was to withhold players from jersey numbers until they had earned the right to wear them. This year, the first group selected, 41 players in total, came earlier than ever before. The first three picks, in order, went to RB Jordan Ellis (for the third straight summer), DB Juan Thornhill, and RB...
Streaking The Lawn Aug 15, 2018
2018 Virginia Football Opponent Preview: Duke Blue Devils

2018 Virginia Football Opponent Preview: Duke Blue Devils

Virginia looks to go 3-0 against Duke in the Mendenhall Era Maybe the only team in the ACC that the Virginia Cavaliers have been able to figure out under Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall has been Duke. In his first two years, the Hoos have handled the Blue Devils, despite being underdogs in both contests. Last year, UVA won 28-21, highlighted by a pick-six from Quin Blanding and two Doni Dowling touchdowns. Duke’s quarterback, Daniel Jones, their expected starter again this season, went just 14-42 for 124 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. 2017 Season: 7-6 (3-5 ACC) Duke was an...
Streaking The Lawn Aug 14, 2018
Watch Jordan Ellis get the first pick of the Virginia Football Jersey Selection Ceremony

Watch Jordan Ellis get the first pick of the Virginia Football Jersey Selection Ceremony

For the third straight year, Ellis gets the top honor. For the Virginia Cavaliers, every year is a blank slate when it comes to proving themselves to their teammates and coaches. Everyone starts on equal footing, and from there, throughout summer workouts and fall camp, to the victors go the spoils. Over the past weekend, 41 players earned the right to choose their jersey numbers for the upcoming 2018-2019 campaign, and for the third straight season, it was tailback Jordan Ellis who earned himself the first overall selection. “The most consistent, the hardest working, the most productive,...
Streaking The Lawn Aug 14, 2018
2018 Virginia Cavaliers Football Position Previews: Running Backs and Wide Receivers

2018 Virginia Cavaliers Football Position Previews: Running Backs and Wide Receivers

Who will stand out for the Hoos this season? Last week, we looked at the quarterbacks and offensive line. In both cases, we noted that those units have not been particularly good over the years. In fact, the UVA offense has simply not been good since 2011. So let’s look at the running backs and wide receivers. A year ago, Virginia had an 800 yard rusher and an 800 yard receiver. They hadn’t had that since 2011, when Perry Jones rushed for over 900 and Kris Burd had over 900 receiving. That, of course, was also the last time Virginia went to a bowl. Gaining 800 yards in 12 (or 13)...
Streaking The Lawn Aug 13, 2018
Here are the first 41 jersey numbers to be selected for the 2018 roster

Here are the first 41 jersey numbers to be selected for the 2018 roster

Six changes so far from the 2017 roster One of the unique traditions instilled by Bronco Mendenhall when he arrived in Charlottesville was allowing the Virginia Cavaliers’ captains to select which players had earned the right to select a jersey number. The tradition continued for a third season over the weekend, as 41 players have chosen their numbers for 2018. No word yet on which player got to pick first overall. Jordan Ellis carried that honor each of the last two seasons. Six of the players have changed jersey numbers from the 2017 campaign: #6 PK Kier (last year: 26; Kurt Benkert...

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    Kurt Benkert

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  • Ty Jerome

    Ty Jerome

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  • Olamide Zaccheaus

    Olamide Zaccheaus

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  • Bryce Perkins

    Bryce Perkins

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