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The Locker Room Show | June 18

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The Locker Room Show | June 18
The Locker Room Show | June 18

YOUR HAMPTON ROADS CHEVYDEALERS.

THIS EWEKEND MARKSTHE START OF COLLEGE WORLDSERIES PLAY,H WERE UVA ISMAKING ITS FIFTH EVERAPPEARANCE.

THE CAVALIERS'LAST TRIP TO OMAHA WAS IN2015, THE YEAR THEY WON THEIRLONE NATIONALT ITLE.BUT REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ORNOT THE TEAM MAKES IT TOOMAAH, THEIR HEAD COACH, BRIANO'CONNOR, IS ALWAYS PRESENT.24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK,BECAUSE HE IS ONE OF THECHARACTERS PRREESENTED IN THEICONIC "ROAD TO OMAHA" STATUETHAT LIVESO UTSIDE OF T-DAMERITRADE PARK.

HE'S THE ONEON THE RIGHT, TO BE EXACT.

THESTATUE IS AN ODETO THE 1991CREIGHTON SQUAD THAT BECAMETHE FIRST AND ONLY HOMETOWNTEAM TO MAKE IT TO THE COLLEGEWORLD SERIES.

AND O'CONNOR WASA PITCHER ON THAT ROSETR."IT'S A PRIVLEDGE TO BE ABLETO COME BACK TO OMAHA.

I COMEBACK QUITE OFTEN BECAUSE MYPARENTS LIVE HREE, BUT I HAD ACHANCE FOR MY FAMIY TO COMEOVER HERE AND GET A PICTURE INFRONT OF THAT ICONIC STATUE.""TO SEE IT IN PERSON AND TOKNOW THAT YOUR COACH IS ONE OFTHEM IS EXCITING.

HE DOESN'TLIKE TO BOAST ABOUT IT BUT WESHOW UP YESTERDAY PICTURES, WEJUST SAID A QUICK LITTLE WORDTO HIM AND HE LAUGHED.

IT'SIMPORTANT TO BE HAPPY ANDENJOY THESE MOMENTS." WHILETHESE MOMENTS ARE ENJOYABLE,THEY ALSO COME WITH ADDEDPRESSURE, NATURALLY.

THIS ISTHE BIGGEST STAGE IN COLLEGEBASEBALL, SO THE PLAYERS ARERECEIVING MUCH MORE ATTENTIONTHAN THEY'RE USED TO.

LIKESWARMS OF KIDS LOOKINFG ORAUTOGRAPHS, OR A HUGESPOTLIGHT SHINING ON THEMTHANKS TO MEDIA.

WHILE THATMAKES IT HARDER TO FOCUS ONTHE TASK AT HAND, WHICH ISWINNING BALLGAMES, O'CONNOR'SCONFIDENT HIS AMTE WILL BESETTLED IN AND READY TO PLAYCOME SUNDAY."THE MAGNITUDE OF THE EVENT,WHICH IS SOMETHING THEY'VENEVER EXPERIENCE BEFORE,YOU'VE GOTTA MANAGE IT ANDHANDLE IT, BUT WHEN WE TALKABOUT COMPETITION BETWEEN THEWHITE LINES THE GAME IS THESAME." "IT'S IMPORTANT TOREFLECT AND LEARN FROM WHATWE'VE COME FROM, DEINFITELYFROM THE REGIONAL AND SUPERREGIONAL AND RELYING ON OURCOACHES." "WE'VE TALKED TO ALOT OF OUR GUYS ALREADY ABOUTWHAT THEY CAN EXPECT IN OMAHAAND I BELIEVE BY THE TIMESUNDAY ONE 'COLOCK HITS, OURGUYS WILL BE RELAXED ANDEXCITED TO PLAY IN THIS WORLDSERIES." THE WORLD SERIES ISDOUBLE- ELIMINATION, ANDTENNESSEE IS THE FIRSTOPPONENT UVA WILL FACE.THE VOLS HAVE A COUPLE GUYSWITH VIRGINIA TIES ON THETEAM, INCLUDING FIRST BASEMANLUC LIPSEEOUS, WHO GREW UP INWILLIAMSBURG AND ATTENDEDLAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL.

THEMATCHUP BETWEEN THESE TWOETAMS GETS UNDERWAY AT 2O'CLOCK, SUNDAY.

SO FOR THOSEDADS OUT THERE WHO AREBASEBALL FANS, YOU'VE GOT SOMEGOOD STUFF TO WATCH ONFATHER'S DAY.MEANWHILE FOR THESE TWO DADS,THEY GET A NICE EARLY FATHER'SDAY GIFT AHEAD OF SUNDAY.

THISWEEK, QUARTERBACKS TOM BRADYAND PATRICK MAHOMES AREANNOUNCED AS THE STARS OF THEMADDEN 22 COVER.

IT'S THEFIRST TIME THERE ARE TWOPLAYERS ON THE COVER SINCE2009.

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