Growing up in northern Virginia, I have dedicated all my energy for sports towards DC and Virginia athletics #DCandHoosRising. However, being a diehard DC and UVA sports fan, has, at times, truly tested my love of sports. Nevertheless, ever since I could fit into my toddler sized UVA cheerleading uniform and could yell “Go Hoos,” I have been cheering on the Cavaliers to the point where I often times lose my voice. Even after their 2018 tournament performance, the basketball team still has my allegiance and hope for the 2018-19 season. So, as a wise fourth-year UVA student with an academic interest in sports journalism, it’s only natural that I’d cover the men’s basketball team on their epic journey this season. Hopefully, I won’t end my time as an undergraduate UVA basketball fan in a puddle of tears.