For those of you who are lucky enough to be in Charlottesville, this weekend is jam-packed full of activity, including the 3:30 p.m. unveiling of the new football uniforms, as modeled (!) by some of next year's players. The weekend continues with a top five matchup between the No. 4 Virginia Baseball squad and the No. 2 Georgia Tech jackets. But the weekend kicks off in just a couple hours, as the No. 1 Men's Tennis team takes on No. 47 NC State before closing out their home schedule this weekend.
If you're trying to figure out what to do, your weekend starts with either heading over to U-Hall or Snyder. Head Football Coach Mike London reveals the all-new jerseys and football helmet. We know that the helmets are losing the two horns going across the top, but aside from that, mum's been the word. We also know that the uniforms will have at least three different color combinations, one of which brings back the roarin' orange jerseys. The uniforms will be part of the Nike Pro Combat series, so you know it'll be slick (in the ACC, Virginia Tech, Florida State, and Miami have all already switched over to the Pro Combat series for next year). The ceremony will also feature Virginia's new team equipment truck. Painted orange and blue, the 53-foot trailer features Virginia football signage and logos.
Top-ranked Wahoos look to close out the perfect home season starting on Friday as they take on the Wolf Pack. Head coach Brian Boland enters the weekend with 228 career wins at Virginia, one shy of the school record of 229 set by Carl Rohmann (1936-40, 1946-63) and matched by Homer Richards (1976-89). Virginia has won 54 consecutive matches against ACC competition, two shy of the conference record of 56 consecutive ACC wins set by Duke from 1997-2002. On Sunday, the 'Hoos take on No. 18 Wake Forest as well as Hampton in a double header starting at 1pm.
The highlight of the weekend is undoubtedly the No. 4 vs. No. 2 baseball matchup against Georgia Tech. Will has done a preview of the series on this, and I suspect that the winner takes (I should say re-takes, as we all know who's winning this one) the No. 1 spot in the country.
Track and Field
If you've got the time, you should definitely check out the Lou Onesty Invitational at Lannigan. If you're already at the baseball game, you should go ahead and swing by to check it out, because athletes will be competing to be the first to break the four-minute mile in the Charlottesville area. Last year's winner was just seconds away, and will be competing again this year. There will be ACC Champions and All-Americans there, so you should just take a few minutes and swing by on your way to Davenport.
In addition to the unveiling this afternoon, Saturday is the annual Spring Football Game! There will be a live webcast of the game starting at 2pm, and the team will be out there beginning 12:30 pm for warm-ups. There's going to be fun games outside the stadium, meet and greets and autograph sessions, and even game-worn Virginia road (white) jerseys on sale for $75. The 2010 team captains will also be announced at this game. The event is FREE for everyone, so what have you got to lose? Unlike in years past, the Spring Game will NOT be the final practice this year, as there will be one more to touch up on issues raised from the game.
Those of you not in Charlottesville should tune in to watch the No. 1 Men's Lacrosse team take on the No. 2 North Carolina team – the final two undefeated teams in the country – at the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey! This is the first event held at the new home of the Giants, and this guy will be there LIVE, both live-blogging and tweeting the event.