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GU Finishes Weekend Strong

Fresh off last Tuesday’s thriller in which they rallied from two sets down to shock UMBC, the Hoyas (11-7, 1-1 Big East) shifted gears in preparation for homecoming weekend and the start of Big East competition. Friday night was the toughest test of the season for the Blue and Gray,[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments Sports

Fourth-Quarter Surge Gives Hoyas Homecoming Victory

Patriot League contenders, beware. Georgetown’s victory over defending champion Holy Cross showed that the upstart Hoyas are for real.   Georgetown (3-1, 2-0 Patriot League) defeated Holy Cross (1-3, 0-1 Patriot League) 17-7 at Multi-Sport Field to maintain its place at the top of the conference standings and record its[Read More…]

by September 25, 2010 0 comments Sports

Attendance Plummets as Nationals’ Promising Season Crumbles

Last April on Georgetown Day, this column happily pointed out that despite the disappointing seasons of the other three major professional sports teams in Washington, the historically abysmal Nationals were not in last place. Yet. Last April on Georgetown Day, the indestructible, unbeatable Stephen Strasburg was breezing through his starts[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments Sports

Patenaude Changing the Offensive Culture on Hilltop

On Dec. 3, 2009, Hofstra University announced it was cutting its football program due to a lack of funding. While this decision severely altered the athletic landscape at Hofstra, the effects of that decision are starting to be felt on the Hilltop.   When the Hofstra football program was discontinued,[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments Sports

Smith Concerned With Injury Risk

As part of the Georgetown University Sports Industry Management Graduate Program’s Speaker Series, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith addressed an audience of more than 300 at the Lohrfink Auditorium in the Rafik B. Hariri Building on Tuesday night. With students, professionals and members of several national media outlets[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments Sports

Hoyas Battle Back From Early Deficit to Shock Furman

Down two sets to none, the Georgetown volleyball team (10-6) came storming back to win three straight sets and notched another heart-pumping, five-set victory against University of Maryland, Baltimore County (4-9) Tuesday night in McDonough Arena. Senior outside hitter Samantha Trauth led the way with 17 kills to go along[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments Sports

Hoyas Find Consistency

It was a great weekend for the Georgetown sailing team. The team sailed in four competitions and finished in the top 10 of every single one. Up in Kings Point, N.Y., one of the Blue and Gray squads participated in the Nevins Trophy regatta. Led by sophomore Chris Barnard’s stellar[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments Sports

Reflections on Clutch Play

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by September 24, 2010 0 comments Sports

The College Experience

I am philosophically opposed to the requirement that basketball players must spend a year in college (or overseas in rare cases) before they can become eligible for the NBA Draft. I find it outrageous that an 18-year-old is old enough to die for his country in Afghanistan, but not old[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 0 comments Sports

Boise State Deserves Fair Shot

My beef this weeks is with people arguing against Boise State’s No. 3 ranking in the AP polls.Funny thing is, I used to be one of those people.       When I had the idea for this article it was because I had a beef with Boise State being[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 0 comments Sports