Over the years, Virginia fans have watched many players come through Charlottesville to wear the orange and blue. Sometimes, those former players need support years later, though. That’s the case right now with former Cavalier offensive lineman Zac Yarbrough.
This past July, Yarbrough received a scary and rare diagnosis. He went to the doctor and received a breast cancer diagnosis – less than 1% of breast cancer cases develop in men. That led to a full mastectomy and now plans for 16 rounds of chemotherapy. He finished his second round this week.
The Yarbroughs needed to reach out for help. So Kelli Yarbrough posted a Go Fund Me page with the news and asked for support through donations. So far, the Wahoo community has blown past the original goal of $10,000 but more help can always offset expenses occurred during treatments.
As this free article from the Sabre archives showed, Yarbrough wanted to be a Hoo from the time he was 10 years old in 1990. That year at the Citrus Bowl, he met legendary Wahoo coach George Welsh and picked up some stripes for his helmet. He’s basically been a Hoo since.
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Now on to more fun Fan Friday news.
Takes Of The Week
With Virginia on the road for a top 20 showdown with Notre Dame, fans have been discussing the game throughout the week. The Hoos haven’t played in a game with both teams ranked since 2011 so this is a fun to talk about possibilities, challenges, and more. Some select takes from threads throughout the week are below. You can read those four threads here, here, here, and here.
Fan Of The Week
Student Fans Of The Week
Students have been having fun again at Scott Stadium.
Feature Photo Of The Week
The Hoos are off to their first 4-0 start since 2004 so Bryce Hall and company have plenty to be excited about so far.
Post Of The Week
The post of the week comes from Karl Hess on the baseball board. He put together a strong look at new assistant baseball coach Drew Dickinson. Read the whole thread here.
Questions Of The Week
The Corner message board is always a good place for a variety of non-sports topics. This week that included a pair of book threads based on questions. First, poster DubbleHoo asked in this thread “Any good book recommendations? Prefer non-fiction.” Later, poster 105A built on that same topic in this thread with the question “What book would you tell people to avoid?” Both threads lead to some interesting discussions about recent reads for fans.