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Norfolk State Lead Too Big For GU Comeback

You can’t wear a rally cap every game. Although three out of four Hoya victories have been results of inspired comebacks, Georgetown was unable to replicate its early season formula this time around. Despite some late-inning thunder, the Blue and Gray ultimately did not have enough lightning in their bats[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments Sports

Freeman’s Sickness Revealed to Be Diabetes

Georgetown junior guard Austin Freeman has developed diabetes, an athletic department spokesperson confirmed to THE HOYA Wednesday night. The Washington Post first reported the news late Wednesday that Freeman, Georgetown’s leading scorer, has been diagnosed with diabetes. Freeman was limited in the Hoyas’ 78-64 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday,[Read More…]

by March 3, 2010 0 comments Sports

After Humbling UConn Loss, GU Finishes Season With Win

On Monday night, with a 71-49 victory against the Seton Hall Pirates (9-20, 1-15 Big East), the Georgetown women’s basketball team (25-5, 13-3 Big East) capped an historic season – quite possibly the best in program history. Featuring a team with 10 sophomores and freshmen, the Hoyas set a school[Read More…]

by March 1, 2010 0 comments Sports

Georgetown Uses Late-Inning Heroics to Sink GMU

Diligent preparation is an integral component of any athletic endeavor. In order to achieve a high degree of success in the sports world, it is crucial to gain a comprehensive understanding of your opponent. With this idea in mind, the Hoyas headed into the weekend readily equipped to face off[Read More…]

by March 1, 2010 0 comments Sports

NHL Earns Gold in Game for the Ages

The National Hockey League holds a peculiar place in the American sports landscape. Although the NHL has some of the most loyal, passionate and knowledgeable fans in certain pockets of the country – such as Detroit, Minnesota and Philadelphia – the league has consistently struggled to attract a casual fan[Read More…]

by March 1, 2010 0 comments Sports

Against Pitino’s Press, Georgetown Showed It Has Come a Long Way

A score by Louisville and the fun begins for Georgetown. The Cardinals, rather than retreat into their defensive half of the court, stay up, arms in the air, feet moving wherever Georgetown’s guards go. For the Hoyas, a quick inbound, usually to junior guard Chris Wright, is followed by a[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Sports

Team Concept Still Fueling Hoyas

Late in Tuesday night’s win at Louisville, Greg Monroe drove to his left from the wing, drew three defenders in the lane and then threw a pass behind his head to Julian Vaughn. The And 1 Mixtape pass surprised Vaughn, but Monroe trusted his teammate to catch it and make[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Sports

Urick’s Squad Prepares for No. 7 Terps

Most top teams would kick off the season with a comfortable game against lower-tier competition. Not so for No. 13 Georgetown, whose season-opener against No. 7 Maryland is one of the hottest local rivalries in the country. “If you just used the word `intense,’ you’d be putting it pretty mildly,”[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Sports

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