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Former NFL commissioner and Georgetown Board of Directors Vice Chair Paul Tagliabue (COL ’62) discussed the process of hiring Patrick Ewing (COL ’85) as men’s basketball team head coach.

Q&A: Former NFL Commissioner on JTIII, Ewing

April 21, 2017 at 12:10 am 0 comments

The university fired former men’s basketball team Head Coach John Thompson III March 23, ending his 13 years of leadership. Ten days later, the university hired Patrick Ewing (COL ’85), who helped Georgetown win the 1984 NCAA championship, following a hiring process led by Athletic Director Lee Reed and boardRead More

Georgetown received its second-largest donation in history Tuesday for the athletics leadership program and Multi-Sport Facility.

VIEWPOINT: An Undue Weight on Athletes

January 8, 2017 at 4:27 pm 2 comments

In December, Georgetown’s Department of Athletics introduced the Drug Screening and Education Program, a new policy that would screen student-athletes for drugs and alcohol. Under the new program, student-athletes are liable to be subjected to both randomized tests and tests on the basis of reasonable suspicion every day, year-round andRead More

Jimmy McLaughlin

October 7, 2016 at 1:20 am 0 comments

Underneath the helmet and pads of junior wide receiver Jimmy McLaughlin (COL ’18) lies an exemplary student-athlete. The recipient of last season’s Mush Dobofsky Award for Outstanding Student-Athlete, awarded to the football player with the highest grade point average on the team, McLaughlin has found himself one of the busiestRead More

Restore the Balance

Restore the Balance

October 9, 2015 at 1:02 am 3 comments

The historic $50 million donation announced Tuesday is the largest monetary gift in Georgetown’s history to focus on athletics and will be used to renovate Multi-Sport Facility and expand a three-year-old leadership program designed for students engaged in intercollegiate athletics. This donation, in conjunction with the university’s $62 million commitmentRead More

FOOTE: Pedro Martinez Was One of the Greatest Ever

FOOTE: Pedro Martinez Was One of the Greatest Ever

July 31, 2015 at 12:06 am 0 comments

This past weekend, Pedro Martinez was officially inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. The fiery, light-hearted righty from the Dominican Republic played for five teams in his career: the Dodgers, the Expos (now the Nationals), the Red Sox, the Mets and the Phillies. Over a 17-year careerRead More

FOOTE: American Soccer is On the Rise

FOOTE: American Soccer is On the Rise

June 18, 2015 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Soccer may just be the next big thing in the United States. You would hardly know it, based on limited media coverage, but United States Soccer arguably just had the best four-week stretch in its history. The ball got rolling with the fall of FIFA, soccer’s governing body. In theRead More

MAGUIRE: Youth Movement Brings Energy to MLB

MAGUIRE: Youth Movement Brings Energy to MLB

June 12, 2015 at 10:48 pm 0 comments

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa made his major league debut this week. The highly touted rookie managed one hit in his first career game against Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, homered in his second and through three games was hitting .333. I am not naive enough to believe thisRead More

FOOTE: ESPN is Ruining Sports Journalism

FOOTE: ESPN is Ruining Sports Journalism

June 11, 2015 at 11:50 am 3 comments

If you have ever had even the faintest interest in sports, you have heard of ESPN. ESPN, which originally stood for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is the go-to outlet for sports media throughout the United States. Since its beginnings, ESPN has adapted to its audience, and as a resultRead More

LANZILLA: Gurley, Gordon Highlight Fantasy Football Rookies

LANZILLA: Gurley, Gordon Highlight Fantasy Football Rookies

June 9, 2015 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Welcome both experienced fantasy players and first-timers! Now, some may say it’s way too early to talk fantasy football, but I have to kindly disagree. It’s never too early to start mulling over who you might want to target in your upcoming draft. I’ll delve in to other pressing fantasyRead More

Clockwise from center: Jacquelyn Eleey, Isaac Copeland, Nick Marrocco, Rob Sgarlata, Dorothy Adomako, Arun Basuljevic

Across Sports, New Faces Offer Hope for Future

April 24, 2015 at 1:00 am 0 comments

Every fall, the newest batch of Hoya student-athletes arrives on the Hilltop, touted as some of the best recruits in the country. As each sport gets underway, coaches and fans are eager to see which Hoyas will stand out from the pack and make immediate contributions to their teams. SeveralRead More