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MCCOY | Luka Dončić Shows NBA Future

Next year’s NBA Draft already has front office executives around the league drooling in anticipation of some fantastic prospects. An already excellent group of college freshmen, including Michael Porter Jr., Deandre Ayton and Mohamed Bamba, was supplemented with Marvin Bagley after he successfully graduated high school early and classified into[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
GOODMAN | Is That Hand Really Hot?

GOODMAN | Is That Hand Really Hot?

I guess they call it “Believeland” for a reason. Of course, it was the Cleveland Cavaliers who popularized that moniker, back when superstar forward LeBron James helped the Cavs finally deliver a championship to The Land. Recently, though, “Believeland” best applies to the city’s baseball team, the Cleveland Indians, who[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
RAMLOW | Baseball Should Shorten Season

RAMLOW | Baseball Should Shorten Season

Among my roommates, I am known as the baseball fan. Each of us is passionate about at least one sport, from football to basketball to Jiu-Jitsu, and I am the baseball guy. I say this to boost my credibility before making an argument that causes many baseball fans to cry foul.[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
GOODMAN | NFL Coaches: Time to Roll the Dice

GOODMAN | NFL Coaches: Time to Roll the Dice

“Let’s play it safe.” This reassuring mantra brings to mind wisdom and seasoned restraint. So why does this sentence cost NFL head coaches game after game? Football coaching doctrine essentially mandates adherence to cautious, by-the-book play calling. Without much thought, coaches know to punt on fourth down, “take the points”[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | US Soccer Faces Identity Crisis

The United States of America and dominance are synonymous when discussing international basketball. When it comes to soccer, however, the U.S. is nothing but an afterthought. Ever since the 2016 Copa America, the United States Men’s National Soccer Team has been on a downward spiral. Now-former coach Jurgen Klinsmann finally[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

Feature | Assad’s Atrocities Stain Syrian Soccer Team

Amid a brutal civil war, FIFA has banned Syria from playing in its home country for seven years. During trying national events, sports can be used as a way to unite divided communities. In Syria, however, soccer has been used to burn rather than build bridges.   The Syrian national[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

CRAIGE, SANTAMARIA| Stars’ Moves Rattle Respective Teams

No championship team remains intact forever. Kyrie Irving and Neymar Jr., both inextricably tied to championship-winning teams, are no longer with the very teams that yielded them fame and success.  Similarly, they are now emblematic of the age-old narrative of wanting to step out of legendary teammates’ shadows: LeBron James[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

COMMENTARY| Concerns Mar Pre- Season Excitement

When Patrick Ewing (COL ’85) took the reins as the new head coach of the Georgetown men’s basketball team, he inherited a program in flux. The roster had lost four players to graduation, two of whom went to the NBA and one to injury. More importantly, the program was moving[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

FEATURE | Men’s Basketball Donates Gear To Hurricane Victims

This past Wednesday, Georgetown students and faculty gathered at the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, praying for and remembering those affected by the destruction in Houston caused by Hurricane Harvey over the last week. Thoughts and prayers are not everything being sent from the Hilltop to Houston, however, as[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

ROSSON | Kyrie Irving’s Trade Request Stuns NBA

The NBA continues to dominate sports headlines, even in the middle of its offseason. After a flurry of stars moving via trade and free agency, it is ironic that the biggest news of the summer was just a trade request. However, it was hardly just a trade request – it[Read More…]

by August 14, 2017 2 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns