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Hoyas NCAA Hopes Dwindling

Saturday’s neutral-site contest against then-No. 16 UMass was billed as an opportunity for then-No. 13 Georgetown to bolster its tournament résumé, which lacked a victory over a top-20 team. A three-goal UMass run in the game’s final five minutes gave the Minutemen (8-4) a narrow 13-12 victory and significantly weakened[Read More…]

by April 27, 2010 0 comments Sports

GU Clipped in Agonizing Fashion

So close, yet so far. That seems to be the mantra for the Hoyas as of late. This weekend, Georgetown lost three consecutive games to the St. John’s Red Storm, two of which were decided by a one-run margin. With these two narrow defeats, the Hoyas have now lost eight[Read More…]

by April 27, 2010 0 comments Sports

Thompson III’s Hoyas in the NBA

Projected NBA draft picks are generally told what to expect once they hear their names called by Commissioner David Stern, walk across the stage at Madison Square Garden and begin their lives as professional athletes.   The pace of play is said to be faster, the game more physical, and[Read More…]

by April 26, 2010 0 comments Sports

Fresh Faces Arrive on the Scene

After a year that saw highly touted recruits Greg Monroe, Henry Sims and Jason Clark come to the Hilltop to play for Head Coach John Thompson III, this season’s crop of freshmen will have a tough act to follow. Make no mistake – Monroe, Sims and Clark did not turn[Read More…]

by April 26, 2010 0 comments Sports

A Relationship Built on Trust

It was early April 2006 when Austin Freeman, then a junior at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Md., picked up his phone to send some encouragement – and a little bit of advice – to his longtime friend Chris Wright. Just days earlier, Wright, a junior guard at D.C.’s St.[Read More…]

by April 26, 2010 0 comments Sports

A Year Older, Hoyas Chomping at the Bit

With exactly zero seniors on the Georgetown roster, it may sound odd that the buzz word around McDonough Gymnasium this preseason has been experience. Yet the 2009-2010 Hoyas are grizzled veterans compared to last year’s young team, when inexperience led to a second-half collapse and the team’s worst record under[Read More…]

by April 26, 2010 0 comments Sports
Sports Briefs, April 23

Sports Briefs, April 23

On Thursday, April 22, former Georgetown center and NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo (FLL ’91) was presented with a B.C. Forbes Peopling of America Award in Sports by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation in the Great Hall at the Ellis Island Museum in New York City. The award “honors the[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Sports
Bottom of the Order Helps GU Crush Hornets

Bottom of the Order Helps GU Crush Hornets

When it rains, it pours. So it went for Georgetown on Wednesday afternoon, as the Hoyas opened up the offensive floodgates en route to a 12-1 victory over the Delaware State Hornets amid drizzly, dreary conditions. Freshman Corbin Blakey led the charge with four RBIs, and sophomore pitcher Bobby Kirby[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Sports

11-Seed Hoyas Win Big East Title

As Vincenzo Salina strode up to the 18th tee on Tuesday, Head Coach Tommy Hunter walked with his senior co-captain, keeping with a Georgetown golf tradition. The discussion was as it always goes: a coach and a player reflecting on the past four years. But this time the prize at[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Sports

Strong Pitching Bails Out Slow Hoya Offense in Win Against GWU

Even though it was not on their home field, the District was a comforting place for the Georgetown women’s softball team (16-25, 5-9 Big East) on Tuesday evening. After playing five games on the road in Indiana and Notre Dame, Georgetown returned to Washington on Tuesday and was able to[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Sports