Are You Chanting the Final Verse of the ‘Good Ol’ Song’ Correctly?

The Hoo Crew has made John Paul Jones Arena one of the most raucous college basketball venues in the nation.

As a second-generation student at the University of Virginia, Anna Claire Fotopoulos had a leg up on some of her first-year classmates when it came to knowing the chant at the end of the “Good Ol’ Song.”

Or so she thought.

“It wasn’t until recently that I realized that it’s ‘Ray! Ray! UVA!’ and not ‘Hey! Hey! UVA!’” said Fotopoulos, now a fourth-year.

Today, part of Fotopoulos’ job as president of the “Hoo Crew,” the official UVA student fan group, is helping UVA students learn the somewhat tricky verse.

Courtesy of Fotopoulos and the Hoo Crew, and to help get you in the right spirit for UVA’s first-round game Friday in the NCAA Tournament, here is a tutorial:

Here at UVA Today, we’re glad to do our part, too.

Here are the lyrics to the chant:


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