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Soccer: Around the Nation

MEN Louisville This past weekend, the Louisville Cardinals wrapped up an undefeated regular season with a 3-1 home win over the Villanova Wildcats, running their record to 14-0-2 overall and 9-0-0 in the Big East. It was far from a routine win, however, as the Cardinals fell behind early following[Read More…]

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NFL Crackdown Could Change Game

Regularly, we hear complaints about various sports. Baseball games take too long. NBA players don’t play defense. There is not enough scoring in soccer or hockey to attract American fans. Fans and critics often cite these and other concerns when discussing particular sports. And when an event happens that exemplifies[Read More…]

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Women’s Team Gaining Notoriety

If you play sports, you may have had your uniform checked out before the game. In soccer, the refs often check shin guards. In basketball, players are checked for any jewelry. But unless you’ve ever played women’s water polo, you most likely have not had your fingernails and toenails checked[Read More…]

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GU Looks to Advance Past Providence

On Saturday, the Hoyas will finally have a chance to get back on the field and erase the memories of last weekend’s 3-0 loss on the road against Notre Dame, which snapped a nine-game winning streak that had propelled the team to the program’s first Big East title since 1994.[Read More…]

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Seniors Chase Final Postseason Dream

Four years ago, Head Coach Brian Wiese went out into the high school soccer world to recruit his first class of players to Georgetown after taking over for former Head Coach Keith Tabatznik, the longest tenured (1984-2005) and most successful (220-178-22) coach in program history.   Wiese came back with[Read More…]

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Hoyas Fall to Irish in Big East Finale

For just over a month, the men’s soccer team forgot how to lose. Georgetown put together a streak of nine consecutive victories, culminating in a 1-0 win over No. 6 Connecticut last Thursday that secured the first Big East regular season title for the Hoyas (11-5-1, 7-2-0 Big East) since[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Sports

Winning Season Out of Reach

Two fourth-quarter touchdowns were too little, too late for the Hoyas. Georgetown (3-6, 2-2 Patriot League) fell 24-19 to Fordham (4-5) in the Blue and Gray’s fifth consecutive defeat. Running back Darryl Whiting was the difference for Fordham, rushing for 251 yards on 38 carries. Whiting scored twice in the[Read More…]

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Dumb Decisions on the Hilltop and the Diamond

In weighing the recent Harbin drug-related arrests, I’ve started to think about dumb people in sports, whose actions have similarly affected the public’s overall perception of their peers in a negative way, and have raised interesting questions. The obvious example is the steroids era in baseball. Like the kids who[Read More…]

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Learning a Lesson in the Hardest Way

I love sports, they’re great. And sometimes they can be a lot more important than people give them credit for. But life is about a lot more than sports, and it’s crucial to remember that, in the end, sports are just games. They’re just games. Last week at Notre Dame,[Read More…]

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Hoyas Finish Off Rutgers

After last weekend’s tough road trip against the Big East’s top two squads, the volleyball team (14-13, 4-7 Big East) returned to McDonough Arena for a much-needed Halloween home stand. With the postseason just weeks away, the Hoyas were looking for a big weekend to snap their four-game losing streak[Read More…]

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