For the second time since the coronavirus pandemic started, the ACC Network is running school takeovers. Each of the 15 ACC schools — including Notre Dame — will get one day of nonstop content from 10am to midnight starting on Monday, July 27 with Boston College.
Virginia’s takeover will take place Saturday, August 8th, and will feature some classic matchups.
Here’s the lineup (all times ET):
10am - Women’s Soccer vs. Maryland (2012)
Noon - Men’s Lacrosse vs. Maryland (2009)
2pm - Men’s Basketball vs. Maryland (2018)
4pm - Women’s Basketball vs. Georgia (2009)
5:30pm. - Authentic ACC: The Road Home to Virginia
6pm - Football vs. Clemson (2004)
9pm - Football vs. Florida State (2005)
The 2009 men’s lacrosse game against Maryland is one of the most epic matchups between the two squads. After playing to a 9-9 tie in regulation, the Hoos and Terps played seven overtime periods before Brian Carroll’s third goal of the game handed Virginia a victory in the longest D1 game played in college lacrosse history.
Men’s basketball is only featured once in the takeover, but the Virginia-Maryland game as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in 2018 was a good one. The Hoos had to make the miserable trek to College Park for their first true road game after falling to UMBC in the first round of the 2018 NCAA tournament. Maryland fans — as expected — were relentless in their mockery. Chants of U-M-B-C rang through the arena as fans held up posters with blown up pictures of Kyle Guy doubled over at mid-court. Guy would go on to score a game-high 18 points on 5-for-9 shooting from three as the Hoos won 76-71.
Ty Jerome added 17 points, and De’Andre Hunter had 15...including these two:
The No. 15 Virginia women’s basketball team took down Georgia in a 62-60 thriller that will air at 4pm, before a new special. Authentic ACC: The Road Home to Virginia, is a 30-minute documentary that is part of a series that — per ESPN — “will highlight original content and storytelling unique to that institution.”
Virginia’s day is capped off with the Cavaliers’ huge win over No. 4 Florida State in 2005 when Marques Hagans made FSU head coach Bobby Bowden declare, “I’ve never seen a quarterback make as many one-man plays as he made tonight. We couldn’t stop that dadgum No. 18.”