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BARTON: Outcome Bias Undermines The Process

BARTON: Outcome Bias Undermines The Process

Less than two weeks ago, Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Sam Hinkie officially resigned from his position. The news followed reports that Bryan Colangelo — the son of Jerry Colangelo, an advisor to the 76ers — would be hired for a position high up in the front office. The idea of[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
BARTON: Internet Intrudes on Athletes

BARTON: Internet Intrudes on Athletes

The social media world has blown up over the past week after separate news stories broke regarding the love lives of two NBA players. Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving’s name began trending online when the musician PartyNextDoor posted a photo on Instagram showing himself holding hands in bed with[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
BARTON: Upsets Captivate Fan Base

BARTON: Upsets Captivate Fan Base

Each year, March Madness captivates the attention of an entire nation. Whether Cinderella 15 seeds like Middle Tennessee State (25-10, 13-5 Conference USA) shock fans by upsetting a tournament favorite, Michigan State (29-6, 13-5 Big 10), or Ivy League champions Yale (23-7, 13-1 Ivy League) knock off Baylor (22-12, 10-8[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
BARTON: Administrators, Pitino Should Shoulder Blame

BARTON: Administrators, Pitino Should Shoulder Blame

The No. 13 Louisville men’s basketball team (19-4, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) self-imposed a ban for tournament play for this upcoming postseason Friday afternoon. The news comes with only eight games left in the regular season. Every college athlete’s career passes in the blink of an eye, with only so[Read More…]

by February 9, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
BARTON: How Social Media Impacts All-Star Roster

BARTON: How Social Media Impacts All-Star Roster

In a world dominated by Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, the NBA became the latest organization to hop on the trend. The All-Star game is played to honor the players whose performances are deemed the best in the league. In a new social media initiative, the NBA now allows fans[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
BARTON: Hall of Fame Voters Should Focus on Stats Over PEDs

BARTON: Hall of Fame Voters Should Focus on Stats Over PEDs

A little more than a year before his 756th homerun, I watched Barry Bonds play a game in Philadelphia. The fans booed and jeered, throwing syringes at him as he took his place in left field. All that changed when Bonds ripped his 713th career homer over the outfield. The[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
BARTON: Club Soccer Expansion Gives More Players an Opportunity

BARTON: Club Soccer Expansion Gives More Players an Opportunity

Late Wednesday night, the newly created men’s club soccer second team practiced for the last time of the semester. As my teammates and I took the field, it was clear how much we enjoyed playing soccer. A year ago, many of these students would not have had the opportunity to[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
FILE PHOTO: CLAIRE SOISSON/THE HOYA
Head Coach John Thompson III led Georgetown to the Final Four in 2007, but the Hoyas have not reached the Sweet 16 since that year.

Basketball Preview | NCAA Tournament Upsets Remain Unlikely

  At the start of last season’s NCAA tournament, many pundits predicted No. 13 seed Eastern Washington would upset No. 4 seed Georgetown in the first round of March Madness. “You got Georgetown sitting in there, they’re dying to be upset based on the way they played in the Big[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Basketball Preview 2015-16, Sports
BARTON: Grantland’s Termination Upsets Fans

BARTON: Grantland’s Termination Upsets Fans

ESPN announced Friday that Grantland would be suspended, effective immediately. The website originated as a forum for writers to publish unorthodox journalism pieces, and Grantland became an intersection of sports, pop culture, opinion and analytics. Despite its short life, Grantland’s impact on sports fans is undeniable. In 2011, ESPN gave[Read More…]

by November 2, 2015 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

Lombardi Gala Honors Still

Former Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still received the NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award at the 29th Annual Lombardi Gala on Saturday, with proceeds from the event going to benefit the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Still became an advocate for cancer research after his daughter, Leah, was diagnosed[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Sports