ESPN GameDay Victory over UNC

The atmosphere at UVA this weekend was electric. The temperature hit a high of 68 degrees (in February!) just a few short weeks after of our last snowstorm. Students swarmed the Lawn with blankets, footballs, frisbees and picnic baskets. Everyone was talking about the win over then No. 7 UNC (University of North Carolina), especially since No. 3 UVA was chosen for the second time in the row to host ESPN GameDay. According to their 2015 statistics, the show is watched on average by 2 million people. That’s 2 million people who saw this weekend why we are all proud to be students at the University of Virginia. UVA alumni showed up in droves, whether to Charlottesville to partake in Wahoo pride or to the 30+ UVA Club Game Watching Events around the world! From C-Ville to Turkey, the Wahoo Nation and millions of others tuned in to watch Tony Bennett lead us to victory against UNC.

Students camped out at John Paul Jones arena the night before in preparation for the game.

The next morning around 7 am, the line to enter the stadium reached all the way to Barracks. New football coach Bronco delivered donuts to hungry students before the main event. ESPN was once again blown away by the enthusiasm of the Hoo Crew, who has been consistently regarded as some of the nation’s top fans.

At the end of Saturday’s broadcast, “GameDay” host Rece Davis said the crowd was the most responsive the basketball version of the show has had in its 12-year run.”-Washington Post


To top it off, student Andrew Board who won $18,000 by completing a half-court shot in his first run (the second student in a row to win this challenge).

Now with the excitement of the weekend over, the players (and students) are preparing for the upcoming ACC Tournament and then the long-awaited March Madness. Hoo knows what will happen next…

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