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Will the Georgetown Basketball Team Make a Statement About #BlackLivesMatter?

When the Georgetown men’s basketball team takes the court against No. 10 Kansas on Wednesday at Verizon Center, in a nationally televised, sold-out, primetime showdown, it has an opportunity to do more than just win a game. It has the opportunity to make a statement about the recent non-indictments of[Read More…]

by December 8, 2014 2 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

What Rape at UVA and Domestic Abuse in the NFL Tell Us About Greed and Society

On Wednesday Nov. 19, a widely circulated Rolling Stone article told the story of a University of Virginia student’s brutal gang rape in a fraternity house. On Wednesday Nov. 19, the NBA suspended the Hornet’s Jeff Taylor for 24 games after he pleaded guilty to hitting and shoving a woman[Read More…]

by December 3, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Men’s Basketball | Hoyas End Battle 4 Atlantis with 1-2 Record After Heartbreaking Losses

The Georgetown men’s basketball team (4-2, 0-0 Big East) escaped the cold front that blew into the Washington, D.C., area this week, flying to the Bahamas to compete in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. Three days, one overtime win and two close losses later, the Hoyas finished fourth in the[Read More…]

by November 29, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
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Senior center Josh Smith scored 22 points and pulled 11 rebounds against Robert Morris for his second double-double in as many games.

Men’s Basketball | Smith’s Double-Double Carries Hoyas to Third Straight Victory

The Georgetown men’s basketball team (3-0) cruised to its third straight win on Saturday, downing Robert Morris University (2-3) 80-66 in front of a home crowd at the Verizon Center. The Hoyas, who took the early lead and never surrendered it, made their journey to victory look easy against a[Read More…]

by November 27, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
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Senior center Josh Smith led Georgetown with 20 points and 12 rebounds in Tuesday’s win.

Men’s Basketball | Smith’s Double-Double Leads Hoyas

“Better.” That is how Georgetown men’s basketball Head Coach John Thompson III characterized senior center Josh Smith’s performance in the Hoyas’ 78-62 Tuesday night win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Verizon Center. But Smith’s game-high 20-point, 12-rebound effort was better than, well, better. In his first double-double since he arrived[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Sports
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Senior guard and co-captain Jabril Trawick is one of the veteran leaders for a Hoyas team eager to return to the NCAA tournament in March, 2015.

Men’s Basketball | Season Brings Cautious Optimism

It has been seven months and 11 days since the Georgetown men’s basketball team took to the court at Verizon Center to play in front of a home crowd. Saturday, the team will be back. At noon, the Georgetown men’s basketball team will tip off against St. Francis Brooklyn College[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
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Senior forward Mikael Hopkins is a leader in the low post.

Men’s Basketball | New Talent Boosts Team, Expectations

At the end of the season, it is not the Georgetown men’s basketball team’s body of work that appears on the banners proudly adorning the walls of McDonough Arena, but the marks of postseason success. “Of course we all want to win more,” Georgetown Director of Athletics Lee Reed said.[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Basketball Preview 2014-2015, Sports
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Freshman forward Isaac Copeland has his number called at Hoya Madness. Copeland, the 16th-ranked prospect in the high school Class of 2014, won the slam dunk competition Friday.

Basketball | Hoya Madness Introduces New Faces

This Friday’s Hoya Madness featured many of the staples Georgetown has come to expect of the basketball season kickoff event: performances from popular student dance groups, T-shirt giveaways, player introductions of both the men’s and women’s basketball teams, a dunk contest, the unveiling of former Hoyas’ NBA jerseys and a[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments Sports

Commentary | Baltimore Brings Unique Flair to October Baseball

William “Wild Bill” Hagy was a cab driver from Dundalk, Md., who sported a straw cowboy hat, sunglasses, a big beer belly and an even bigger personality. An original super fan, Wild Bill was an institution at Orioles games in the 1970s and ’80s. Known for leading the crowd in[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Sports
COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

The crowd at the 1964 game between Georgetown's team, made up of intramural players, and NYU.

50 Years On, Re-Evaluating Football’s Position

When a group of intramural athletes came together as a team for an exhibition game against NYU, no one anticipated that it would mark the beginning of a second era of Georgetown football. After 50 years, we examine the program’s progress. The wind was howling on Kehoe Field. More than[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 2 comments Features, The Guide