Sunday, March 09, 2014

UVa vs. Maryland

Remember when they used to write it UVa?

Anyway, did you happen to watch Maryland, in it's last ACC regular season basketball game ever, beat the Cavaliers in overtime earlier today?  It was difficult viewing (other than the final 30 seconds of regulation in which Virginia somehow tied things up).  A part of me thought it was a black day for the Cavalier Nation, but then I decided it wasn't.

Teams like Virginia aren't built to go 20-plus straight games undefeated.  Which is about what would be required, given the length of their streak prior to today, to win a national championship (much less the ACC Tournament).  So we took one on the chin in College Park.  Maybe it's for the best.

And a note regarding Maryland:  61 years of UVa/Maryland basketball ... 181 games ... the last one going into overtime?  This is what you're walking away from?  Very disappointing.  Very much the embodiment of what is wrong with college sports right now.  Shame on you.  On the way out don't let the screen door hit you on the carapace.

Interesting article from ESPN on the financial shambles at Maryland that fueled the move.  You can read it here.


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