Thursday Preview

Tonight is light in terms of football in The 757, but there are a couple of interesting Peninsula District matchups that will give us a better idea of who’s truly on top of the district as we head toward the mid-point of the season. In Hampton, we have an interesting battle between two coaches that are very familiar with each other. At Todd Stadium, two Newport News schools face off in a game that might determine who’s the best team in the city.

ACC Adds Irish

ACC officials announced this morning that the conference is adding Notre Dame as the 15th member of the conference, expanding the league’s footprint and bringing a national presence to the league that’s been purely coastal up to this point. Football is not officially part of the equation, but ACC football schedules will have a lot of Notre Dame presence, and that’s good for the conference as a whole.

Blanding Talks UVA Visit

The Virginia Cavaliers had an impressive day on Saturday. The play on the field was good enough to top visiting Penn State by a score of 17-16. More impressive by recruiting standards was the host of local players that visited Charlottesville for a taste of Hoo football. The 757 was well represented in the stands, and that bodes well for the football future at UVA.