— Virginia Men’s Basketball (@UVAMensHoops) April 6, 2019
The countdown is on until Virginia basketball’s 6:09 p.m. ET tip with Auburn in the first game of the 2019 Final Four. Who among UVA royalty are on hand in Minneapolis to support the Hoos in their first Final Four since 1984?
Jimmy Miller, who was a player on the last Cavalier team to make a Final Four, enters U.S. Bank Stadium as Virginia men’s basketball’s color analyst.
Been while since this guy walked into the #FinalFour…35 years to be exact, but who’s counting. Take a walk with @JimmyMagicno4 as we make our way into @usbankstadium here in Minnesota. #PressOn #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/1wSWcrD9wz
— Dave Koehn (@wahoovoice) April 6, 2019
The legendary Ralph Sampson, who led the Cavaliers to the 1983 Final Four, with famed Virginia athletics stats man Danny Neckel.
— Danny Neckel (@DNeckel19) April 6, 2019
Former UVA coach Terry Holland, who coached both previous Final Four teams, is on hand.
— Dirk Katstra (@DirkKatstra) April 5, 2019
Former UVA player Devon Hall, who helped the Hoos to the 2016 Elite Eight, is pictured here with former Cavalier assistant Ron Sanchez at a Virginia practice in Minneapolis. Photo is courtesy of Matt Riley of VirginiaSports.com.
UVA Director of Athletics Carla Williams is in Minneapolis supporting the Cavaliers.
— Carla G. Williams (@ADWilliamsUVA) April 6, 2019
Legendary Cavalier football player Tiki Barber shakes hands with head coach Tony Bennett. Photo is courtesy of Matt Riley of VirginiaSports.com.
In addition to Devon Hall, former UVA players also confirmed to be in town are Justin Anderson of the Atlanta Hawks, Justice Bartley, Cade Lemcke, Pete McLaughlin, Norman Nolan, and Evan Nolte. Nolan took to social media to express his excitement.
And the journey begins. Minneapolis here we come. I don’t get excited often, but words can’t explain what I’ve been feeling all week. It’s about to go down! #uva #uvabasketball #finalfour… https://t.co/aLZiGnwyOj
— Norman Nolan (@thebigfella25) April 6, 2019
Last but not least, former Virginia men’s soccer head coach Bruce Arena.
— David Teel (@DavidTeelatDP) April 6, 2019