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IPPOLITO: Maple Leafs Expose Capitals

IPPOLITO: Maple Leafs Expose Capitals

Tax Day came and went this week and reminding tens of millions of Americans about one of life’s few certainties. For Washingtonians, however, tax season also riles up another unfortunate guarantee: a Capitals playoff choke. Though a series-tying Game 4 victory in Toronto may reassure some Caps fans, the writing[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
IPPOLITO: Welcome to the Hoya Family

IPPOLITO: Welcome to the Hoya Family

To the incoming coach of the Georgetown men’s basketball team: First, welcome to the Georgetown family. Above all else, that is what we aspire to be on the Hilltop and what connects all Hoyas, past, present and future. We are all excited that you are now a part of this[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

IPPOLITO: NCAA Selection Process Remains Outdated

Anyone who follows college sports should know that the judgment of the NCAA is, more often than not, highly questionable; Selection Sunday only furthered this mindset. Although most, if not all, of the at-large teams could be generally agreed upon, the seeding and bracket seemed warped beyond belief. Undoubtedly, picking[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
Graduate student guard and leading scorer Rodney Pryor has been a bright spot on Georgetown this season. Pryor ranks third in the Big East in scoring with 18.1 points per game. (FILE PHOTO: DERRICK ARTHUR)

COMMENTARY: Students Lose Faith in Basketball Team

Immediately after the final buzzer sounded at an exasperated Verizon Center on Wednesday night, music blared to drown out an all-too-familiar chant from the departing students and fans: “Fire Thompson!” A 67-65 loss to Big East basement-dweller DePaul did more than guarantee the Hoyas another losing season in conference play;[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 30 comments Sports, Sports - Top
IPPOLITO: MLB Proposed Rule Fails to Fix Main Issue

IPPOLITO: MLB Proposed Rule Fails to Fix Main Issue

There are times when the people entrusted to protect something become that object’s biggest threat. This has happened with Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and a recently proposed rule that would begin every extra inning with a runner on second base. This proposed rule, which will be tested and[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 2 comments Sports, Sports - Top
IPPOLITO: James Plays Dirty with Barkley in Feud Over Image

IPPOLITO: James Plays Dirty with Barkley in Feud Over Image

As the NBA hits its midseason lull, the most exciting battles have taken place off court. While the behind-the-scenes drama in Chicago makes the Bulls’ locker room resemble the set of a soap opera, the real action is in the all-too-public feud between NBA player LeBron James and NBA Hall[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

IPPOLITO: Goodell’s Inflated Ego Taints Character

For all his talk about the integrity of the NFL shield, Commissioner Roger Goodell’s inflated ego and rhetoric  taints his character. Goodell’s cowardice in choosing to attend the Falcons’ game in Atlanta for the second consecutive week instead of jetting up to Foxborough for the AFC title clash should send[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
IPPOLITO: Selection Process Questionable

IPPOLITO: Selection Process Questionable

The current equilibrium in college football is delicate and subject to go awry on any given game day, but this weekend — conference championship weekend — the playoff selection committee and millions of fans could be forced into a very awkward and unanticipated situation: a nonconference champion making the playoff[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

IPPOLITO: Oden’s Reputation Unfair

After playing last season in China, former NBA No. 1 pick Greg Oden officially retired from professional basketball. You would be forgiven if you are not overly familiar with Oden’s career — because calling his tenure in the NBA a career would be a generous use of the word. By[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
IPPOLITO: NFL Must Allow Reviews of Personal Foul Calls

IPPOLITO: NFL Must Allow Reviews of Personal Foul Calls

Before Tuesday’s election, there was already a fan base somewhere in America overwhelmed with frustration: fans of the Buffalo Bills. Not so much because of the 31-25 Monday night loss in Seattle, but because of the abominable job the officials did on several pivotal plays that directly affected the outcome[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top