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SANTAMARIA: Iverson Relied on 2nd Chance

Consensus All-American. Three-time First Team All-NBA. Eleven-time All-Star. Four-time scoring champion. All-Star game MVP. League MVP. Cultural icon, cultural disaster, loudmouth, leader, legend, hero… the list goes on. Allen Iverson’s career was full of both success and controversy at extreme levels. As he lifted the Philadelphia 76ers to new playoffs[Read More…]

SANTAMARIA: Arians Earned His Chance

From his humble beginning as the head coach of Temple University, Bruce Arians’ rise to power has been nothing short of remarkable. After his days of playing football at Virginia Tech, Arians bounced around various offensive assistant coaching positions in the NCAA and NFL for more than 33 years before[Read More…]

by November 20, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
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Sophomore forward Jade Martin played in all 32 games for Georgetown last season. In her freshman season, she averaged 3.2 points a game and 1.5 rebounds a game.

Women’s Basketball | In Rebuilding Season, Hoyas Disappoint

The 2013-2014 season began ominously for the Hoyas, after former Head Coach Keith Brown resigned in October 2013 after he was placed on paid leave amid allegations of verbal abuse. The subsequent hiring of interim Head Coach Jim Lewis made for a rocky start to last year’s campaign. The team[Read More…]

SANTAMARIA: Wizards’ Young Talent Brings Buzz to Capital

It would be a lie to say that the Washington Wizards showed any signs of competitiveness before last season. For the last few years, they were a team full of washed-out veterans like center Brendan Haywood and forward Michael Ruffin, mixed with immature young talents like guard Nick Young and[Read More…]

SANTAMARIA: Ronaldo Needs World Cup Glory for Legacy

Statistically, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the two best players in the world right now, and quite possibly the greatest to ever to play the game. With 394 goals in 581 appearances for club teams, Ronaldo, also known as CR7, has attained more accolades than I can[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

SANTAMARIA: Southampton Defies Low Budget

Almost a quarter of the way into the English Premier League season, the perennial middle-of-the-table Southampton is third in the standings, behind only deep-pocketed Manchester City and Chelsea. Its astounding performance, with 13 points and a positive six-goal differential over seven games is impressive, especially given how it lost many[Read More…]

SANTAMARIA: USA Is Ready to Host Another World Cup

Amid controversy regarding corruption in the voting process and inhumane treatment of migrant workers, Qatar was awarded the 2022 FIFA World Cup bid. However, high-ranking FIFA committee member Theo Zwanziger told German publication Sports Bild on Monday: “I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

SANTAMARIA: DC United Benefit from MLS

Sports in the District of Columbia are known for their turnaround teams, with the Wizards and the Nationals gradually evolving from mediocrity into their current status as playoff contenders. However, even for D.C. teams, it is extremely rare for a team to go from absolute worst in the league to[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

SANTAMARIA: USMNT Stars Return to MLS

It’s no secret that Major League Soccer is one of the least-watched leagues in professional sports. It had an extremely low attendance of about 6 million people in 2012, which stands out when compared to the next lowest in attendance, the NFL, which had about 17 million people. However, the[Read More…]