Thanks to everyone who follows the Shout & Roar Blog. We’ll be taking a two-week break for the Holidays but will return on Jan. 4 with plenty of new postings on Virginia athletics. #HappyHolidays


WVIR-TV takes a look at the efforts behind @hoosturf and crew that led to Klöckner Stadium being named the collegiate “Field of the Year.” Watch here.

Ruffin McNeill and Bronco Mendenhall Have History

Reporting this week from the Las Vegas Bowl, @ARamspacher of the Daily Progress talked with UVA’s new football head coach about his friendship with former ECU head coach, Ruffin McNeill, and how he got him to join his staff in Charlottesville.

@JOEL9ONE Bringing Clean Water Abroad

Former UVA football All-American Chris Long created the Waterboys Initiative to change people’s lives by providing clean water for over 5,000 people in Sub-Sahara Africa. One player from each of the 32 NFL teams has been chosen to represent their franchise as the official “Waterboy.” The NFL Network aired a quick feature on Chris Long and the initiative during the pre game show of last night’s NFL game between the St. Louis Rams and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

#UVAWLax Gets New Gear

After signing a deal with @STXwlax for the upcoming 2016 season, the #UVAWLax team received its first look at their new equipment. STX posted this tweet with a picture of the customized #Crux500 and #Exult500 heads and handles look like.