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Friday, June 26, 2020

Must Reads

Bronco Mendenhall strives to help his players become the “best versions of themselves” – and one of the ways he tries to accomplish that is through his love of books.  Whitelaw Reid of UVA Today shares this story of the @UVAFootball head coach’s careful consideration of his reading list.

New Hoos

@UVAWomensHoops‘ head coach Tina Thompson announced her incoming recruiting class yesterday. Over on the team’s Instagram account, the recruits introduced themselves in this video post.

Look Hoos Talking

Streaking the Lawn continued its Throwback Thursday catch-ups with UVA alums, this time with Brian Leung chatting with Olympic gold medalist Leah Smith about the impact that COVID-19 has had on her swimming career and preparations for Tokyo.


#Challenge Cup

Professional sports returns to the major networks this weekend when the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) begins competition in the Challenge Cup in Utah. Eight of the league’s teams will compete in the tournament with UVA women’s soccer alums scattered across the rosters. Included in those competing in the tournament are Veronica Latsko (Houston Dash), Kristen McNabb (OL Reign), Brittany Ratcliffe (Utah Royals), Meghan McCool (Washington Spirit) and Morgan Brian, Danielle Colaprcio and Makenzy Doniak (Chicago Red Stars). The tournament opens with Becky Sauerbrunn and the Portland Thorns taking on defending league champion North Carolina at 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS. The rest of the tournament will be streamed on CBS All Access. UVA alum Lori Lindsey will be on the broadcast team for all matches streamed on CBS All Access.