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Change in Virginia's travel plans

Cavaliers Journal is not meant to mirror Capital Weather Gang, but that has often been the case this season.

Alas, another weather-related report leading up to Wednesday's game against Maryland. Virginia will leave for the Washington area Monday evening instead of after Tuesday's practice because of the storm expected to blanket the region. The team will presumably practice in College Park on Tuesday, although a team spokesman did not yet have the revised itinerary.

Virginia similarly needed to leave a day earlier for the Jan. 31 game against North Carolina because of a snow storm. The Cavaliers already have had a postponed game this season, and weather was a major concern in Saturday's game against Wake Forest.

The change in travel plans have prevented Virginia from developing a routine on the road.

"There's not a typical routine," Coach Tony Bennett said. "A couple times because of weather, we had to get there two nights before and you got to practice before. Sometimes we have a shoot-around. It depends when the game is. It's really about, are your guys ready to play in the game the right away? I wish I can tell you it was the chicken tenders in the pre-game meal that made the difference. But I think it comes down to how you prepare and whether you're ready to go when the ball is tipped up for the majority of the game."

By Zach Berman  |  February 8, 2010; 4:36 PM ET
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Hey, i'm sure all us Hoos who make up the weather gang would happily lend our assistance if it could guarantee a better result than Saturday. The terps are riding pretty high these days

Posted by: JJones-CapitalWeatherGang | February 8, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

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