Tuesday, July 21, 2009

UVA STARTS FIRST ACC ELEPHANT POLO TEAM

Evidently, it wasn’t enough for the University of Virginia’s men’s and women’s polo teams to win both national championships. Now the Wahoos are branching out and starting the first ever ACC elephant polo squad seen here in an early scrimmage against UNC.
(The equipment manager was fired for losing the Cav Orange helmets causing the Hoos to borrow green ones from the University of Oregon.)

“After years of mediocre football and basketball teams, and spending millions for facilities, it only makes sense to continue to look for sports in which the University’s student athletes can excel,” said Wahoo A.D. Craig Littlepage.

Littlepage inferred that certain ACC school enjoyed a climate that would make them natural for elephant raising and elephant polo. “If we can keep those folks from South Carolina from shootin’ the damn things, Clemson is a logical elephant polo power,” Littlepage said.

In addition, Littlepage suggeseted that Virginia Tech and N.C. State would be good canidates as they already have "animal colleges, or something like that."

“Besides,” he concluded, “it's not that much different from lacrosse, and I hear Tubby Smith is a big fan of the game.”


*items in italics may not be true.

(Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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