6:44 AM EDT, Fri October 19, 2018
Streaking The Lawn 13 hours ago
Bronco Mendenhall and wife Holly start the fundraising for the Virginia Football Operations Center

Bronco Mendenhall and wife Holly start the fundraising for the Virginia Football Operations Center

It’s a record-setting gift to kick off the process Virginia Cavaliers head coach Bronco Mendenhall and his wife, Holly, have pledged the initial gift to begin the fundraising process for the program’s new so-called Operations Center. UVA announced the $500,000 donation Thursday afternoon, on the heels of a summit last Friday at the Farmington Country Club to woo donors into giving money to get the $180 million “Master Plan” underway. Said Mendenhall in a news release: “Holly and I are excited to be a part of the process that transforms Virginia football. We love developing young...
Streaking The Lawn 19 hours ago
Why can’t Virginia Basketball win in the postseason?

Why can’t Virginia Basketball win in the postseason?

Diagnosing the problems and trying to find a solution. I think it might have been legendary Chicago Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray who once said that fans of the once-woebegone North Siders were the best fans in baseball. Why? Because they had to be. Much like Cubs fans went over a century without winning the World Series, Virginia Cavaliers basketball fans can probably sympathize some after recent years. For the last five years, the Hoos have had regular seasons ranging from good to spectacular, with staggering defensive numbers that have put them in a position to win more than 80 percent of...
Streaking The Lawn 21 hours ago
Two college football games you should watch in Week Eight

Two college football games you should watch in Week Eight

Virginia faces another important test in Durham Yep, that’s right folks, your Virginia Cavaliers are 4-2, and, dare I say, with a 2-1 conference record, they are ACC Coastal contenders. OK, maybe we aren’t quite at that point yet. In any event, a win at Duke on Saturday would be a huge step towards threatening for the division crown. Three of the other top teams in the Coastal, Virginia Tech (3-0 ACC), Miami (2-1 ACC), Pittsburgh (2-1 ACC), are all on bye weeks, so all eyes will be on Saturday’s showing at Wallace Wade Stadium. Virginia Cavaliers at Duke Blue Devils: Duke is the team...
Streaking The Lawn Oct 17, 2018
Bronco Mendenhall explains why he walks around the field before a game

Bronco Mendenhall explains why he walks around the field before a game

It worked on Saturday. We know that Virginia Cavaliers football coach Bronco Mendenhall has his quirks. His players have to earn their jersey numbers every year, he takes 90 minutes out of every day at such a demanding job for quiet self-reflection, and he gives his staff every Sunday off when most coaches are already back at work to dissect the previous day’s game. Another of his idiosyncrasies is taking a lap around the field before the game. “I come out, I walk around down our sideline — not in the end zone, but out of the end zone underneath the goalpost — and just make one...
Streaking The Lawn Oct 17, 2018
In a stellar defensive performance, Bryce Hall’s epic chase down stands out

In a stellar defensive performance, Bryce Hall’s epic chase down stands out

Hall clocked in at 22 mph as he tracked down Travis Homer on Saturday. With Saturday’s win over No. 16 Miami, the Virginia Cavalier football team scored their first upset over a ranked since taking down Louisville in 2014. In fact, it was the first top-20 win for the Hoos since defeating No. 12 Georgia Tech in 2011. While place kicker Brian Delaney earned the honor of “breaking the rock” for his perfect 3-for-3 day on field goals (including a bomb from 46 yards), the Virginia defense stole the show by smothering the Hurricanes. The Cavaliers held Miami to just 14 yards in the first...
Streaking The Lawn Oct 17, 2018
Dontrelle Inman signs with Colts, Carson McCorkle throws down, and more offseason chatter

Dontrelle Inman signs with Colts, Carson McCorkle throws down, and more offseason chatter

Happy Wednesday everyone Yesterday on STL, we covered the new freshmen that expect to break on to the ACC men’s basketball scene in 2018 and provided some thoughts on how the Virginia Cavaliers win over Miami will impact their chances to go bowling. Wide receiver Dontrelle Inman, who last played for Virginia in 2010, signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday. Inman was a member of the Chicago Bears in 2017. We have placed WR Marcus Johnson on IR and signed free agent WR Dontrelle Inman: https://t.co/sX32z30OeQWe also signed CB D.J. Killings to the practice squad....
Streaking The Lawn Oct 16, 2018
Bowl Watch Week 8: The Miami win could change everything

Bowl Watch Week 8: The Miami win could change everything

The 2018 Virginia football season looks a lot different than it did last week. As I drove back (very late) from Charlottesville Saturday night, I thought through the big-picture significance of the Virginia Cavaliers football team’s win over Miami: First win over a ranked opponent during the Bronco era…first win over a top 15 team since 2011…national television…big recruiting and alumni weekend…timed perfectly at the start of a fundraising campaign…etc. Give me enough time and I could spin you a boundless yarn about the 16-13 triumph and wax philosophic about what it means for...
Streaking The Lawn Oct 16, 2018
Praise for men’s basketball’s Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome, and football’s Jordan Redmond

Praise for men’s basketball’s Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome, and football’s Jordan Redmond

Keep the awards coming! On Monday, we detailed Virginia Cavaliers defensive back Juan Thornhill winning the National Defensive Player of the Week award and revealed the team’s updated depth chart, while Coach Caron gave her thoughts ahead of Saturday’s contest against Duke. We also launched the fifth edition of the Pack Line Pledge benefitting the One Love Foundation yesterday. Join the campaign today! Vote Kyle Guy for preseason player of the year (NCAA.com) Voting opened yesterday afternoon for Andy Katz’s preseason player of the year. In the list, which ranks his...
Streaking The Lawn Oct 15, 2018
Virginia vs. Duke: What the ‘Hoos need to focus on going into Week 7

Virginia vs. Duke: What the ‘Hoos need to focus on going into Week 7

If I were Bronco Mendenhall... Virginia took down Miami–one of the ACC’s top teams–this weekend at home. It brings Bronco Mendenhall within two wins of another bowl game berth and brings the Cavaliers to 2-1 in conference contests, but, to be blunt, it wasn’t the greatest football. From either squad. The Hurricanes, despite tallying 339 total yards, only scored one touchdown. It was a game of field goals and offensive struggles, more a battle of secondary’s than a well-rounded, fun-to-watch, good-old-fashioned football game. With only 231 total yards and a touchdown to match...
Streaking The Lawn Oct 15, 2018
Juan Thornhill earns national, ACC weekly accolades

Juan Thornhill earns national, ACC weekly accolades

The versatile safety is getting plenty of recognition for his efforts last weekend. In Saturday’s upset victory over the No. 16 Miami-Florida Hurricanes, Virginia Cavaliers safety Juan Thornhill racked up six tackles and two interceptions, including a career-long 62-return for a touchdown. For his efforts, he’s been receiving national- and league-wide attention, and well-deserved at that. On Sunday, the Walter Camp Football Foundation named Thornhill the National Defensive Player of the Week. He’s only the fourth Virginia player since 2004 to receive the honor. Former Virginia...
Streaking The Lawn Oct 15, 2018
Virginia football depth chart released for Duke game

Virginia football depth chart released for Duke game

No major changes but some players return from injury The rest of us might still be coming down from the Virginia Cavaliers upset victory over the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday—or the big Ben Smiley commitment on Sunday—but it’s back to work for the actual team. And just like every Monday, the new depth chart is out, this time in advance of the Hoos’ trip to Durham to face the Duke Blue Devils. Updated depth chart ahead of the Duke game this weekend. pic.twitter.com/60zTt4tB8k— Brad Franklin (@Cavs_Corner) October 15, 2018 The two changes of note are on the defensive line and...
Streaking The Lawn Oct 15, 2018
The 2018-2019 Pack Line Pledge campaign is under way!

The 2018-2019 Pack Line Pledge campaign is under way!

Make your commitment to the campaign today! The Virginia Cavaliers’ 2018-2019 basketball campaign is right around the corner, and we’re continuing our daily countdown to tipoff with the launch of the fifth edition of the Pack Line Pledge to benefit the One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Love. The One Love Foundation was founded following the tragic events in 2010, when Virginia women’s lacrosse player Yeardley Love was murdered by her on-again, off-again boyfriend George Huguely, a member of the Virginia men’s lacrosse team. The organization works to raise awareness about the...
Streaking The Lawn Oct 15, 2018
Football’s hype continues to grow

Football’s hype continues to grow

I like winning. Let’s keep winning. What a weekend it was for the Virginia Cavaliers football team, as Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall and the team picked up a signature win over the then 16th ranked Miami Hurricanes and landed four-star recruit Ben Smiley. The good news keeps on flowing in today’s ATC: Some takeaways from Virginia football’s upset of Miami (Daily Press) David Teel of the Daily Press recounted Saturday’s game, highlighting what was UVA’s first win in ten tries against ranked opponents dating back to 2014. The article quotes Coach Mendenhall, who, on...
Streaking The Lawn Oct 14, 2018
COMMITMENT: Defensive tackle Ben Smiley chooses the Cavaliers

COMMITMENT: Defensive tackle Ben Smiley chooses the Cavaliers

Good news keeps coming for the Hoos. The good news keeps rolling in, Hoos. Before the euphoria of upsetting No. 16 Miami could even wear off, highly coveted defensive tackle Ben Smiley announced his commitment to the Cavaliers. Recruitment is "Officially" over 1000% Committed to UVA ⚔️⚔️ #Psalms23 pic.twitter.com/ODqIThXP6D— Ben Smiley lll (@BenSmiley9) October 14, 2018 Smiley, a four-star defensive lineman at Indian River in Chesapeake, is the No. 11 ranked player coming out of Virginia per Rivals. According to 247 Sports, Smiley is the best in-commonwealth get for the...
Streaking The Lawn Oct 13, 2018
Wahoo fans rush the field to celebrate upset of No. 16 Miami

Wahoo fans rush the field to celebrate upset of No. 16 Miami

Led by...the basketball team!? Enjoy yourselves, Wahoo fans. Virginia knocked off No. 16 Miami on Saturday night under the lights at Scott Stadium, making it the highest rank upset for the Hoos since beating No. 12 Georgia Tech in 2011. It was the first win over a ranked team since beating No. 21 Louisville in 2014. Students poured onto the field as the clock hit zeros and the score read 16-13 in favor of the good guys, and Virginia fans finally had a big win to celebrate. HOOS WIN!!! Hoos win!! @UVAFootball takes down No. 16 Miami 16-13! #GoHoos #NewStandard ...

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