GU Storms Through Trap Games as UConn Looms

Tuesday morning, with a night game set against Villanova, the Georgetown women’s basketball team (24-4, 12-2 Big East) woke up to a new school-record ranking, reaching the No. 11 spot in the ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll. The Hoyas have also achieved an RPI rank between 10 and 12 in three[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Sports

Social Media Harm The Sports World

My beef this week is with the growing relationship between sports and social media. For the past couple of years, both professional and collegiate athletes have used social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to have a closer connection to their fans and essentially use them as a platform[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Sports

Big East Briefs

Syracuse   Orange is the most feared color in the Big East, as Syracuse stands in first place with a 13-2 conference record. Junior forward Wesley Johnson leads his team in points, averaging 15.8 points per game, while grabbing 8.7 rebounds per contest.       The intense rivalry between[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Sports

Hoyas Get Off on Right Foot in Season Opener

The Georgetown women’s lacrosse team took the field Wednesday afternoon for the first time this season against local rival Johns Hopkins (1-1). The seventh-ranked Hoyas weathered an early storm from the Blue Jays and ultimately pulled away late in the second half for a 15-9 win. The game began inauspiciously[Read More…]

by February 25, 2010 0 comments Sports

Hoyas Snap Two-Game Skid with Comeback at Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In the second-to-last game at historic Freedom Hall, with legendary Louisville coach Denny Crum in attendance, No. 11 Georgetown (19-7, 9-6 Big East) silenced a raucous crowd with a second-half run and held on for a come-from-behind victory on the road. Behind junior guard Austin Freeman’s 24[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 0 comments Sports

Reserved Freeman Explodes in Second Half

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Like a mirror of his reserved personality, Austin Freeman is never in a hurry with a basketball. He doesn’t make bad passes, he rarely rushes to put the ball on the floor and never forces a shot, even while scoring 24 points in a second half. “I[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 0 comments Sports

Kansas State Overachieving in the Shadow of No. 1 Kansas

After my foray into the opinion page in Friday’s issue to talk about the GUSA election (everybody should vote today!), it is good to be back writing about college basketball. Let’s look at a couple of surprising teams under the radar and analyze the end of Georgetown’s heartbreaking loss to[Read More…]

by February 22, 2010 0 comments Sports

GU Splits First Four Games

The Lady Hoyas are 2-2 after spending the weekend in Elon, N.C. They split doubleheaders on both Saturday and Sunday, beating Rider twice and losing to host Elon twice. On Saturday, Georgetown shut out Rider 8-0 for its first-ever season-opening victory behind a three-hit gem from senior Jennifer Connell and[Read More…]

by February 22, 2010 0 comments Sports

Top 25 Teams Across the Country Wrap Up Regular Season

Duke Perennial powers of the ACC, the Duke Blue Devils (23-4, 11-2 ACC) seem to be peaking at just the right time. For the past several years, analysts have been harsh critics of the Blue Devils due to their severe lack of a post presence. They have been labeled as[Read More…]

by February 22, 2010 0 comments Sports

Hoyas Take First Series of Season

It hasn’t snowed lately in Davidson, N.C., and Head Coach Pete Wilk and the Hoyas could not be happier about that. Over the weekend, the Georgetown baseball team (2-1) got off to a winning start – and had the chance to play outdoors for the first time since the Snowpocalypse[Read More…]

by February 22, 2010 0 comments Sports