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SANTAMARIA |Tottenham Rises in Premier League Predictions

While the soccer world loses its mind over Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona’s subsequent scramble to replace him, the most competitive league in the game opens its season Friday. Some of the world’s top teams may reside outside England, but the Premier League is still the sport’s[Read More…]

SANTAMARIA|Champions League Loan System Prevails as Bright Option for NBA

After a meteoric World Cup in 2014, pundits and fans alike thought midfielder James Rodriguez’s rise would continue, especially after he left then-middling AS Monaco for superpower Real Madrid. It seemed like the perfect fit, and no one expected him to leave — as he recently did — on a[Read More…]

SANTAMARIA: Chris Paul Deal Should Raise No Concern

Simply existing with a perennial playoff team and hoping that next season will be the big break is no longer enough for the Golden State Warriors. With a loaded, dominating team, they have turned the notion of luck into a farce. In a league that is now plagued by Cold[Read More…]

by June 27, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

SANTAMARIA: The NHL and NBA Stand at Crossroads

Fewer than 4,500 people have successfully climbed the 29,029 feet to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Even those who have scaled the peak multiple times face challenges, tribulations and misfortunes. It is undeniably one of the hardest tasks in the world. Winning a professional sports championship might be even[Read More…]

Men’s Basketball | A Season of Change Brings Ewing Back Home

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at Madison Square Garden was mostly unremarkable, save for the 7-foot-1 Patrick Ewing (COL ’85) on the sidelines. Donning his plaid suit, the Garden’s titan had returned home. Unlike during his 15 years playing in the Big Apple, the Hall-of- Fame center was doing everything he[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
FILE PHOTO: BILL AUTH/THE HOYA

Patrick Ewing Named as New Men’s Basketball Head Coach

On April 2, 1984, Patrick Ewing (COL ’85) scored 10 points, pulled down nine rebounds and recorded three assists as the Georgetown Hoyas won the 1984 NCAA Championship against Houston 84-75. Almost exactly 33 years later, Ewing is returning to the Hilltop as the head coach of the men’s basketball[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 6 comments Sports, Sports - Top
John Thompson III Fired After 2 Consecutive Losing Seasons

John Thompson III Fired After 2 Consecutive Losing Seasons

After losing two consecutive seasons without any postseason play, Head Coach John Thompson III has been fired from his position in the men’s basketball program, according to a statement released by the university Thursday. Thompson’s dismissal comes after the worst four-year stretch in his 13-year tenure, where he missed the[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
Graduate student guard Rodney Pryor led Georgetown in scoring, averaging 18 points per game in addition to 5.6 rebounds in his only season on the Hilltop. (FILE PHOTO: DAN KREYTAK/THE HOYA)

COMMENTARY | Rodney Pryor Exemplifies Fan Experience

He arrived on the Hilltop in the sweltering heat of the Washington, D.C. summer. Not even 10 months later, he left through a freight elevator hidden in the dim concrete halls of Madison Square Garden. One season was all transfer and graduate student guard Rodney Pryor had with Georgetown. But[Read More…]

by March 11, 2017 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top

Men’s Basketball | GU Tournament Chances Derailed by Creighton

Over the past two seasons, the Georgetown men’s basketball team has let several opposing players obtain their career-highs.   On Sunday, the Hoya defense added another player to that list. No. 23 Creighton (22-5, 9-5 Big East) junior guard Marcus Foster dropped 35 points in the Bluejays 87-70 home rout[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
COMMENTARY: Tournament Bid Remains Probable

COMMENTARY: Tournament Bid Remains Probable

After a season of crushing losses and subsequent embitterment, Georgetown stares down the remaining five games of its schedule with a viable — if not probable — road to the NCAA Tournament. Although the Blue and Gray’s (14-12, 5-8 Big East) early season losses — a blown lead to No.[Read More…]

by February 14, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top