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Eli Hanback, Virginia prepare for Georgia Tech, wrestling coach solves history mystery

Welcome to Georgia Tech weekend, y’all.

NCAA Football: Virginia vs Ohio Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday on STL we brought you our Week 12 ACC football power rankings, three watch-worthy games for the weekend, and our complete preview ahead of the Virginia-Georgia Tech game. We also got preemptively excited about the upcoming rivalry game against VT, so our Hokie-hating friends can check that out too.

Here’s what else is happening around the corner:

‘He’s critical’: Patrick Henry’s Eli Hanback is a key cog in UVA’s defense (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Eli Hanback, a junior defensive lineman for Bronco Mendenhall, is a key part of the team’s defense this season as injuries have ravaged the line. Mike Barber dives into Hanback’s football journey and how he came to find success.

Tag Team: UVA Art Professor and Wrestling Coach Tackle Ancient Mystery (UVAToday)

UVA head wrestling coach Steve Garland, assistant coach Trent Paulson and UVA classical archaeologist John Dobbins teamed up to figure out which wrestling move was painted on an ancient Greek vase that currently resides in the Louvre museum in Paris.

Ask an Opposing Beat Writer: Virginia at Georgia Tech (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

The ‘Hoos head to Georgia Tech this weekend to take on the Yellow Jackets before their regular season finale in Blacksburg. Georgia Tech beat writer Ken Sugiura talks the team’s hot streak, their two quarterbacks, and how the Yellow Jackets defense might fare against Virginia QB Bryce Perkins.

4-star DL Jowon Briggs receives UA All-American jersey, optimistic about UVA’s future (USA Today High School Sports)

Virginia Cavaliers commit Jowon Briggs of Cincinnati is the second-best overall prospect in Ohio, the seventh-best defensive tackle in the country and can now add Under Armour All-American to his list of accolades.


Another record in the books for UVA Athletics.