Hoos Place Studio



Polluting the cyberwaves with unfiltered, unsanctioned and honest commentary on University of Virginia sports


  • HPS 3-25: Mom Speaks

    01/07/2021 Duração: 50min

    Trey Murphy has foregone has college eligibility for the NBA Draft, and his mother, Albeda Murphy, joined Seattle Hoo to talk about Trey’s time at UVA, his decision, and her true feelings about Coach Tony Bennett and the Virginia Basketball program. Don’t miss this incendiary interview!

  • HPS 3-24: Lessons from Adversity

    22/06/2021 Duração: 01h26min

    Hoos women’s soccer Head Coach Steve Swanson joins the HPS crew again to recap a most rewarding and successful season that ended with the Hoos as one of the Final Four teams in the NCAA Tournament, falling on PKs in the College Cup to Florida State. Coach Swanson discusses the many challenges of coaching in general, dealing with the pandemic, and drops some info on who is returning next season and who is not. Don’t miss Coach Swanson, and don’t miss Seattle Hoo’s tribute to Hoo basketballer Trey Murphy, who announced yesterday that he is done with college, vaulted by his one year under Coach Tony Bennett into the first round of the NBA Draft!

  • HPS 3-23: Crashing the Final ... er ... College Cup!

    12/05/2021 Duração: 01h05min

    Friend of the Show Coach Steve Swanson has his Hoos in the Final Four teams of college women’s soccer, and we are dancing with dreams of having a National Champion Coach on our show! Val Prochaska breaks down the path here and the trail forward, which goes through Florida State and likely North Carolina. Can Swanson do what Brian O’Connor did? Find out tomorrow! But hear what we think first! Speaking of National Champion coaches, National Champion Coach Tony Bennett went overseas for another member of the 2021 entering class, 6-9 Croatian Igor Milicic, Jr. Is he a replacement for Trey Murphy as some are suggesting? Seattle Hoo lets us know exactly what he thinks of that idea. We talk 2021 forecast and some 2022 recruiting – including the heroics of 2022 commit Isaac McKneely and his Poca Dots. Give it a listen on the site, or Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts!

  • HOOcast 3-22: We're Back!

    15/04/2021 Duração: 53min

    The HOOS Place Studio is all moved in and back on the air! Seattle Hoo and Val go back in time to touch on the NCAA Tournament loss and its significance, then discuss transfers out and in. Are the Hoos done adding players? What might the rotation look like? How did the changes affect the team overall? Then we talk about Trey Murphy testing the waters and what his prospects look like.

  • HOOcast 21: Pause, Play, Stop, Rewind

    22/03/2021 Duração: 01h02min

    The Hoos had to play after a Covid pause and they predictably were cold shooting. Was it just bad luck that led to the defeat, or was it more than that? Seattle and Val analyze the loss to Ohio and even take a quick look at next year. Spoiler alert: Seattle Hoo was not surprised at the loss and had some choice words for “Oh we just missed some shots because of the Covid pause.”

  • HOOcast 20: Champions Again

    09/03/2021 Duração: 01h18min

    It was not long ago that the Virginia Men’s Basketball team was reeling from three straight losses, looking up at Florida State in the ACC, and seemingly figured out by the opposition. Now they are champions. Stumbling out of their home gym by the Seminoles and a series of adjustments by Tony Bennett and his brain trust – and maybe some loving trash talk from a mom? – have turned the season around just in time. The Hoos are Champions Again. StLouHoo joins Val and Seattle in the studio to break down how it happened, then turn their attention to the ACC Tournament that begins today. A lot of hoops to talk about so this episode is extra long. Listen, if for no other reason, to hear Seattle Hoo revel in being wrong.

  • HOOcast 19: Dominance Undiminished

    22/02/2021 Duração: 52min

    It was difficult to watch and it was difficult to talk about: Duke’s 13th win over Virginia in the 17 games they have played in the Tony Bennett era. Seattle and Val sit down virtually to process it.

  • HOOcast 18: Tournament Turnaround

    15/02/2021 Duração: 55min

    Thursday-Saturday. Friday-Sunday. Saturday-Monday. Virginia tangled with a North Carolina team with tournament talent on Saturday, then has to turn around two days later and take on a tournament team in Florida State. The Hoos handled the first leg in the comfort of home. How will they do in the hostile confines of the Tucker Center in Tallahassee? Seattle Hoo brings all the numbers as he and Val get deep into these matchups.

  • HOOcast 17: Offensive Rebounds and Referees

    09/02/2021 Duração: 01h09min

    The discussion ranged freely from the key moments and plays in the Pitt game, to the tendencies of referees, to the importance of offensive rebounds, to a look ahead at Georgia Tech and UNC. Seattle shared some of his favorite hypotheses and Val expressed his appreciation for the importance of Tomas Woldetensae. The crew also marveled over Tony Bennett calling his team soft.

  • HOOcast 16: The Bad With the Good

    01/02/2021 Duração: 01h04min

    Seattle and Val are joined by very special guest Brian Geisinger of ACCSports.com. Brian helps us break down the distressing loss to Virginia Tech with some objectivity and rationality. We cover a lot of happier subjects, too, in one of our favorite episodes: Isaac McKneely, the newest Hoo The upcoming NC State game The upcoming Louisville game Other ACC teams and what players look the best Offensive schemes and wild accusations And Brian casually drops an NBA prediction Check it out!

  • HOOcast 15: In the Zone

    25/01/2021 Duração: 01h01min

    It’s always more fun after a big win, and the Hoos’ triumph over hot-shooting Georgia Tech was a big win. Seattle Hoo and Val pick their favorite moments and players from the game. Then we welcome Kevin Wall from Syracuse site NunesMagician.Com to preview the matchup with the Orange.

  • HOOcast 14: Rational Exuberance

    19/01/2021 Duração: 53min

    Virginia stock is going up up up and there is nothing irrational about Wahoo exuberance after the massive beatdown of #12 Clemson in front of a live crowd of 1800 Tigers. Special guest Zach Carey of Locker Room Access and Nets Republic joins Seattle and Val in the Studio to dive into how it happened and where it fits in the larger picture.

  • HOOcast 13: Early Meals

    11/01/2021 Duração: 01h12min

    It has been a while since we talked about games, but we had three ACC hoops games to feast on, as the start of the ACC season looks to be just what the team needed to cure what ailed it. StLouHoo joined Seattle and Val to talk about Notre Dame, Wake Forest and Boston College. How much can we take from these games? What’s wrong with Sam Hauser’s three-point shot? Who has impressed and what can we say about the team’s ceiling based on these first three ACC games?

  • HOOcast 12: Return of the Coach

    03/01/2021 Duração: 01h08min

    Virginia Women’s Soccer Head Coach Steve Swanson joins the HOOS Place Studio crew for the second straight year. He gives insights into coaching during the pandemic and the logistical challenges involved. He also discusses the new season format enforced by the pandemic, its impacts on training and development, and the prospects of it becoming a permanent paradigm. Yes, Coach Swanson also talks about the season and his team, including his favorite moments and how he feels about his team’s performance to date, and prospects for the spring season.

  • HOOcast 11: Talk Therapy

    27/12/2020 Duração: 59min

    Very special guest Zach Carey from Locker Room Access and Nets Republic joined Seattle Hoo right after the game to talk about what happened, how and why it happened, and what it all means. If you are still smarting from the epic smackdown our beloved Hoos received, give a listen. Zach and Seattle talk about why this was good for the Hoos and why their faith in the Hoos is unshaken.

  • HOOcast - Beat VT Week!

    08/12/2020 Duração: 01h06min

    It's that week! The football Hoos travel to Bleaksburg to defend the Commonwealth Cup against a desperate Virginia Tech team that has lost four straight games and is guaranteed to end the regular season with a losing record. Meanwhile, the Hoos can win their fifth straight contest - sixth if you count the "forfeit" by Florida State. Evan Hughes, an ACC Network commentator and the podcast director for Tech Sideline, joins the HOOS Place Studio crew to talk football. But we didn't stop there. We got into basketball, too, as the Hokies progress through an impressive season and the January 2, 2021, contest between the two schools approaches. Evan likes what Mike Young is building, and looks forward to his Hokies taking on the mighty Hoos. Finally, predictions. Seattle Hoo gets us all on the record with what we think will go down on Saturday night!

  • HOOcast: Geeking Out With Ken Pomeroy

    01/12/2020 Duração: 59min

    Special guest Ken Pomeroy joins Seattle Hoo and Rip Val Winkle to talk rankings, the big Virginia Tech win over Villanova, and how offense is what wins championships. Offense is a big topic of the night as Seattle and Val follow Ken with a discussion of three point shooting, the offense and the role of ball screens.

  • The Rise And Fall of a Dynasty

    28/11/2020 Duração: 56min

    What goes up must come down, and that includes the fortunes of the 2020-21 Virginia Men's Basketball Team. Seattle and Val get in-depth into why the team looked so good against Towson, and so bad against San Francisco. Seattle compares San Francisco to UMBC and tells us why to him this was not that big of an upset and actually a good thing. We break down the new offense and look at what comes next. Is Seattle benching one of his favorite players?

  • Season 3, Episode 7: First Annual HOOS Place HOOpS Draft!

    23/11/2020 Duração: 01h37s

    Seattle Hoo hosts as Val Prochaska and Hooamp conduct the First Annual HOOS Place HOOpS Draft live from Hoo Dork City! It didn't go quite as the two general managers had planned, but in the end they picked two 8-man teams of Hoos to go head to head, and Seattle had a hard time making his pick. But first we addressed the loss of the Florida game - we learned after recording that Arizona State might replace the Gators - and the ravages of Covid.

  • Winning Feels Good

    15/11/2020 Duração: 01h25min

    The HOOS Place Studio crew got together with HOOS Place Lead Analyst StLouHoo right after the football game to talk hoops and a football discussion broke out! Noah Taylor, Robert Anae, the inside linebackers, defensive backs and offensive line all came into the jubilant discussion. Then we turned to women's soccer where the Hoos fell to "the best program in all of college sports" in the semifinal of the ACC Tournament, and finally we got to hoops where there was SO MUCH to talk about, we kind of ran on and on - kind of like this sentence - with "Meet the Team" vignettes and a look at the schedule that was just released. Lots of fun and some drips of real info.

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