Post Tagged with: "sports"

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Equality for Women’s Rugby

I am a parent of a senior here at Georgetown University. My husband and I live in Maine, have six daughters and run our own small business, so it is difficult for either of us to visit.  I was grateful for the opportunity to come to Washington, D.C., over Parents’ Weekend. During[Read More…]

by October 30, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Washington, D.C.'s latest entertainment and sports arena will host the Washington Mystics. The Congress Heights arena opened Sept. 22.

New Sports Center to Host Washington Mystics Opens

An entertainment and sports arena set to house Washington, D.C. professional women’s basketball team the Washington Mystics, as well as NBA G-League team Capital City Go-Go, opened Sept. 22 in Congress Heights and is anticipated to bring jobs and increased economic opportunities to residents of the neighborhood. The opening of[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Thousands have signed a petition opposing a National Park Service proposal to ban recreation on the grounds of the Washington Monument and other parts of the National Mall.

Plan to Ban Sports on National Mall Draws Backlash

The National Park Service plans to ban sports and other recreational activities on the grounds of the Washington Monument and raise rates for those who want to use other facilities on the National Mall next year. The field closures are intended to help maintain the newly installed turf on the[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
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

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 board[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Georgetown received its second-largest donation in history Tuesday for the athletics leadership program and Multi-Sport Facility.

VIEWPOINT: An Undue Weight on Athletes

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 and[Read More…]

by January 8, 2017 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Jimmy McLaughlin

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 busiest[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments The Guide
Restore the Balance

Restore the Balance

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 commitment[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
FOOTE: Pedro Martinez Was One of the Greatest Ever

FOOTE: Pedro Martinez Was One of the Greatest Ever

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 career[Read More…]

by July 31, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
FOOTE: American Soccer is On the Rise

FOOTE: American Soccer is On the Rise

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 the[Read More…]

by June 18, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
MAGUIRE: Youth Movement Brings Energy to MLB

MAGUIRE: Youth Movement Brings Energy to MLB

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 this[Read More…]

by June 12, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns