The Hard Hedge

The Hard Hedge
Independent year round coverage of Virginia basketball - Hosted by @WahooBasketball & @IfTonyTweeted

Isaiah Wilkins Interview + Blue and White recap
Oct 15, 2018 • 71 min
The one and only Isaiah Wilkins stops by the Hard Hedge studios to discuss a range of topics. This was a lot of fun, and may be our best interview yet. Don’t miss this one. Interview starts at 30:40. Also in this episode, Danial O’Neill recaps the Blue…
Senior Night Roundtable
Mar 3, 2017 • 57 min
Heading into our final game of the regular season, we look at the recent stumbles and the even more recent recovery, then look ahead to the ACC Tournament and beyond. We also take time to say our thanks to London for his incredible contributions to the…
The One Where They Talk About Villanova And No One Is Too Bummed Out
Jan 31, 2017 • 64 min
The roundtable reconvenes to discuss the Notre Dame and Villanova games, individual players, and what’s to come.
2016-2017 ACC Preview and Preseason Superlatives
Nov 2, 2016 • 103 min
The roundtable crew sits down to cover each of the projected top 13 teams in the league (due to time constraints, Georgia Tech and Boston College are not covered). We also pick our superlatives for the season and talk about expectations for what’s ahead.…
Round Table: Wrapping up the season and looking ahead
Apr 19, 2016 • 71 min
Mike, Phony, Charlie and Daniel put a bow on the season and look ahead to the next. We give our first guess at starting lineups for next year, and review our preseason predictions from this past year. WARNING: The first 15 minutes deal with the Syracuse…
Sweet Sixteen Roundtable
Mar 24, 2016 • 52 min
Mike, Phony, Daniel and Charlie get together to discuss the journey to the Sweet Sixteen, what to expect from the Iowa State game, and take a peek ahead to what the Elite Eight may hold.
Coach Seth Greenberg returns!
Feb 23, 2016 • 51 min
Seth Greenberg makes a repeat appearance on The Hard Hedge to discuss the Miami game and help us preview this weekend’s game against UNC, when he and the rest of the ESPN College Gameday crew pay us a visit.The roundtable regular then join to break down…
ESPN Insider John Gasaway
Feb 10, 2016 • 30 min
ESPN Insider John Gasaway (@johngasaway), author of the popular Tuesday Truths column and advanced stat aficionado, drops by the studio to talk about the Hoos. He shares some fantastic insight into how the Hoos got where they are, helps us preview the…
January 21, 2016: Jeff White and Charlie Sallwasser visit the studio
Jan 22, 2016 • 54 min
UVa’s own Jeff White joins Mike, Phony and Charlie to give the insight on the team that only he can. Good stuff on Isaiah, Devon and Evan.
First Episode of 2016: We lost to the Techs. Deal with it.
Jan 14, 2016 • 63 min
MC and Phony are joined by Charlie to discuss the early struggles in conference. We talk about what happened and what we think needs to happen moving forward. Later in the episode, Corey Evans stops by to talk about the 2016 class, particularly Jay Huff…
Mark Titus helps preview the Ohio St. game and the panel discusses the season so far
Dec 1, 2015 • 77 min
Mark Titus (@clubtrillion) joins once again to review Virginia’s matchup versus Ohio st. in the ACC B1G Challenge. Then Daniel (@EmbracePaceUVa) and Charlie (@universityball) join us in the Hard Hedge studios to talk about the season so far and what we’ve…
Final Preseason episode: Roundtable featuring Mike, Phony, Daniel and Charlie
Nov 11, 2015 • 63 min
The final episode of the preseason features a roundtable discussion with Phony (@iftonytweeted), Mike (@wahoobasketball), Daniel (@EmbracePaceUVa) and Charlie (@universityball). We talk preseason accolades, lineups (again!), and expectations. An hour long…
Kris Wright joins to discuss Diakite, Hunter, the schedule, and much more
Sep 24, 2015 • 44 min
Kris Wright of the joins Mike and Phony to discuss the DeAndre Hunter commitment, Mamadi Diakite enrolling early, and take a look at the Hoos schedule. We predict records, talk Xs and Os, and take another stab at predicting lineups.
The Hard Hedge Presents: A Very Special Football Episode
Aug 31, 2015 • 44 min
It’s the very first Very Special Football Episode. The Hard Hedge takes a brief break from basketball to talk about UVa football with two UVa and NFL alums.Luke Bowanko (@lbow70) and Paul Freedman (@paulyfree88) join Phony (@iftonytweeted) to discuss the…
Jeff White talks about summer workouts
Aug 20, 2015 • 34 min
UVa’s own Jeff White stops by the Hard Hedge studio to talk about summer player development and who stood out, both on the court and in the weight room, and what we might look forward to on the court this year. Yay basketball!
Breaking down the Austin Nichols commit and much more
Jul 30, 2015 • 63 min
John Martin (@JohnMartin929) of ESPN Radio Memphis joins to give his insight on the Austin Nichols transfer, then Daniel O’Neill (@EmbracePaceUVA) and Houston Wilson (@Hou_Makeplayz) stop by to discuss Nichols, the 2016 commits, and Isaiah Wilkins, and…
The One Where Justin Anderson is the Special Guest
Jun 10, 2015 • 38 min
Justin Anderson joins Phony (@iftonytweeted) and Mike (@wahoobasketball) to discuss the NBA draft process, how Virginia prepared him for the next level, and what surprises the Wahoos might have in store for the upcoming season.I mean, come on. It’s…
Kyle Ellis and Daniel O’neill join to discuss 3 recruits as well as 2 returning players
May 27, 2015 • 49 min
Kyle Ellis (@KyleEllisWV) of Phenom Hoop Report stops by to talk to us about Sacha Killeya-Jones, Jay Huff and Mamadi Diakite. Then Daniel O’Neill (@EmbracePaceUVa) joins as we cover returning players London Perrantes and Anthony Gill.
Jerry Ratcliffe join Mike and Phony to discuss departures, arrivals, and what’s next.
Apr 23, 2015 • 53 min
The legendary Jerry Ratcliffe (@JerryRatcliffe) joins Mike PIttman (@WahooBasketball) and Phony Bennett (@IfTonyTweeted) to discuss the departures of Justin Anderson and Coach Ritchie McKay, the arrival of Coach Brad Soderberg, what might happen with the…
Brad Franklin and Daniel O’Neill put a bow on 14-15 and look ahead to 15-16
Mar 26, 2015 • 67 min
Brad Franklin (@Cavs_Corner) and Daniel O’Neill (@EmbracePaceUVA) join Mike Pittman (@WahooBasketball) and Phony Bennett (@IfTonyTweeted) to conduct a postmortem on the season and look ahead to next. We discuss the Michigan St. game as well the season as…