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GU Risks Losing Elite Status If Lack of Success Continues

For us seniors, calling the last four years of Georgetown basketball a disappointment would be a severe understatement. We arrived on the Hilltop the year after a trip to the Final Four, with almost all of the roster returning and two McDonald’s All-Americans in Austin Freeman and Chris Wright joining[Read More…]

by May 19, 2011 0 comments Sports

American Culture Shines Through in College Hoops

After having written about the world of college basketball for two years, I submit this as my last column. I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read my opinions, and I hope that on occasion they were insightful and thought-provoking. When I first developed the idea[Read More…]

by April 29, 2011 0 comments Sports

Illusion of Big East Dominance Takes Hit in Tournament

Only two weeks ago, the Big East stood at the height of its power with an NCAA tournament-record 11 teams in the field. Pundits were discussing whether this year’s conference was the strongest in college basketball history. Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Connecticut and Louisville all harbored realistic Final Four aspirations.[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments Sports

Hoyas, Orange an Odd Couple Among Rivalries

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always found the Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry a little weird. Great rivalries typically emerge out of similarities and powerful historic connections, not differences. Think about Michigan and Ohio State. They are two massive, public research universities in two states that share a border. What about Duke-UNC?[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments Sports

Bottom Half of Big East Proves Overall Strength

We all know the Big East is the bestĀ basketball conference in America. But this season, it has outdone itself. When the Associated Press poll came out on Monday, six of the top 12 teams in the rankings were from the Big East, which is the first time any conference has[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments Sports

Mountain West Rising on Backs of BYU, SDSU

Over the last few years, the Mountain West has gained attention largely as a football conference. The Mountain West has sent one team to the BCS in each of the last three years, and twice the Mountain West representative knocked off a major conference foe, with Utah beating Alabama in[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments Sports

UConn’s Walker Is Player of the Year

With 18.2 seconds left in overtime, UConn trailed Texas, 81-80, in Austin last Friday. Everyone in the building knew who was getting the ball. That didn’t matter in the slightest. Connecticut’s junior guard Kemba Walker took the inbounds pass, ran down the clock, crossed over to his left, stepped back[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

Integrity of March Madness Should Be Protected

As the 2010-11 men’s college basketball season kicks off, most Division I schools are harboring dreams of reaching the 68-team NCAA tournament in March. This alone marks a significant change from last year, when the NCAA selection committee could only invite 65 teams. The new chairman of the NCAA men’s[Read More…]

by November 19, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Integrity of March Madness Should Be Protected

As the 2010-11 men’s college basketball season kicks off, most Division I schools are harboring dreams of reaching the 68-team NCAA tournament in March. This alone marks a significant change from last year, when the NCAA selection committee could only invite 65 teams. The new chairman of the NCAA men’s[Read More…]

by November 19, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

McDonough Will Be Missed

Georgetown men’s basketball kicks off its season this Friday with a road game at Old Dominion as the Hoyas will try to avenge last year’s defeat to the Monarchs at McDonough Arena. Sadly, it appears that game will be the last men’s basketball contest I ever witness in tiny McDonough.[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments Sports