August 9 Rotunda Roundup: It's August and we're talking about football, basketball, and lacrosse?

Five cool stories coming at you from across the internets today. We've got everything covered for you in these links, including the retirement of a lacrosse great.

From Punter to Patient Care: Former U.Va. Footballer Now Knee-Deep in Nursing
After missing out on getting drafted in the NFL, Jimmy Howell became the first football player to enroll in U.Va.'s School of Nursing. "I don't have to impact the whole world, though that's my goal. Ultimately it's my patients who'll decide if I make a difference. Helping people is just what I want to do."

Hoos Camping: 5 To Watch On Defense | Lambeth Field
It's easy to get caught up with the play makers on offense. Lambeth Field gives us five players to keep your eyes on on the defensive side of the ball.

Standout tackles Aboushi, Moses anchor UVa offensive line | Cavalier Insider
Virginia's quarterback, whoever it may be, can sleep well knowing that LT Oday Aboushi and RT Morgan Moses are protecting them from ACC pass rushers.

Brett Hughes Announces MLL Retirement | InsideLacrosse.com
Former Virginia standout, two-time All American, and 2003 NCAA champion Brett Hughes is announcing his retirement from the MLL at the end of the week. Hughes competed this year for the first time since 2009, but unlike other players, he decided to donate his salary to his non-profit organization, Lacrosse the Nations, which focuses on using the game of lacrosse to bring joy, hope and change into hard-pressed communities enduring poverty. Great article with player reactions, including from Steele Stanwick.

UVa men's hoops team begins European Tour with convincing win | Cavalier Insider
The Virginia men's basketball team opened its five-game tour of Europe with an 89-62 victory over the Netherlands B Team on Wednesday. (I personally wouldn't put too much value into this game. Netherlands B Team? Aren't the best players hanging out in London right now anyway?)

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