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Panel Addresses Religious Freedom and Contraceptives

The Georgetown University Knights of Columbus sponsored a panel Tuesday night in response to the controversy surrounding the Obama administration’s new regulations governing contraception coverage. The panelists, four of five of whom represented religiously conservative groups, expressed concern that the announcements from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services[Read More…]

by February 16, 2014 0 comments News

Mystery Injury Puzzles Fans

Several weeks into the NBA season, Georgetown alumnus Otto Porter is still sitting on the sidelines at Verizon Center. Since being drafted third overall last year by the Washington Wizards, Porter sustained two injuries that have kept him off the floor: a strained right hamstring in mid-July and a strained[Read More…]

by November 22, 2013 0 comments Sports

The Reality of Georgetown Basketball

The start of the basketball season is always one of the most magical times of the year. As is the case every season, there are confusion, question marks and bold predictions surrounding the Georgetown men’s basketball team. Once again, we are ranked outside the Top 25, and many believe we[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments Sports

Chiefs: Undefeated for Now

Halfway through the NFL regular season, it is hard to believe that the Kansas City Chiefs are the only team with an undefeated record. In the AFC West, everyone focused on the high-powered Broncos offense, and analysts gave little thought that another team could challenge them for the division lead.[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

All Eyes on Russia as It Preps for Winter Olympics

With barely 100 days left until the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Russia is scrambling to make all the pieces fit together. It will play host to approximately 2,800 athletes from over 80 countries — a tremendous logistical challenge — while demanding a budget of $50 billion, the largest[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments Sports

Blowouts Are a Reality of Sports, Not Bullying

Ninety-one to zero. That was the final score of a Texas high school football game last week between undefeated Aledo and winless Western Hills. The game was essentially over in the first quarter, and the score was already 56-0 at halftime. A week after the game, a parent from Western[Read More…]

by October 25, 2013 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Fox Takes on Status Quo

Since its launch in 1979, ESPN has lived up to its title as the “Worldwide Leader in Sports.” Today, the media giant has a virtual monopoly on the sports broadcasting industry. Popularized by its flagship“SportsCenter” program, ESPN has become synonymous with sports media; for many fans, watching the channel has become[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments Sports

Local Success: A Look at Under Armour’s Growth

Kevin Plank — the founder of Under Armour — has some unique connections to Georgetown. Legend has it that he started his business in his grandmother’s townhouse basement, just a few blocks from the university. That was 1996; today, the company is worth about $2 billion — enough for Plank[Read More…]

by October 11, 2013 0 comments Sports

Started from the Bottom

With a 6-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the National League wild-card game earlier this week, the Pittsburgh Pirates finally punched their ticket to the MLB postseason. After one of the longest droughts in league history, Tuesday marked the Pirates’ first playoff win since 1992. It has been 21 years[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Sports

High Ticket Prices a Fact of Life in the NFL

Less-than-shocking news was reported by NFL officials last week: Tickets to February’s New York-based Super Bowl are going to fetch New York-style prices. In a city where a cab ride can burn a hole in your wallet and a cappuccino costs five dollars, Super Bowl XLVIII will be the most[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments Sports