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Basketball Preview | Smith-Rivera Returns for Final Season

  The rumor broke just before lunchtime on March 31. “Hearing not-so-great things about D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera being back at Georgetown next season,” Casual Hoya, a popular SB Nation site, tweeted. “Hopefully wrong.” The first user to respond gave voice to the feelings of more than a few Georgetown fans. “Is[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Basketball Preview 2015-16, Sports
IPPOLITO: Wizards Could Successfully Recruit Durant

IPPOLITO: Wizards Could Successfully Recruit Durant

Ah, the folly of courtship. Love makes people do crazy things, but fervor and passion take already crazed sports fans and put them into a new gear. Forgive me for being a tad hyperbolic. After all, no fan ran onto the court wearing a shirt that said, “Come Home” as[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
SANTAMARIA: Warriors Improve Further

SANTAMARIA: Warriors Improve Further

He’s sorry. He’s very, very sorry. He’s sorry the Warriors were healthy. He’s sorry they played who was in front of them in the playoffs last season. He’s sorry for all the awards he, and the rest of the team, won. Stephen Curry is so sorry that he’s promising to[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

A ‘Home’ Run Away From Home

When I left my home in Las Vegas, Nev., to come to Georgetown, I knew I was leaving behind a special part of my life. I have grown up as an avid fan of the New York Mets. Having inherited this team from my New York-born parents, I can say[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SANTAMARIA: Saunders Impacted Players

SANTAMARIA: Saunders Impacted Players

One thousand victories. A 35-year coaching career. More players coached than one could even count. All the love in the world. Flip Saunders, 60 years old, died Oct. 25 after a nearly three-monthlong battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Though it appeared he would remain president of basketball operations and head coach[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
SANTAMARIA: Friends, Fans Rally For Odom

SANTAMARIA: Friends, Fans Rally For Odom

He is more than a two-time NBA champion; he is more than a Sixth Man of the Year winner; he is more than a former Kardashian husband. He is Lamar Odom, and he still is. On Tuesday afternoon, TMZ broke a story. The former Los Angeles Lakers star was found[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
SANTAMARIA: Durant, Smith Caught in Feud

SANTAMARIA: Durant, Smith Caught in Feud

ESPN’s “First Take” is often a shouting match between the infamous Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless, but on the rare occasion that Smith speaks in a serious and offended tone, it certainly lights up the ratings. In the latest incident, superstar NBA forward Kevin Durant called Smith a liar[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
IPPOLITO: Contracts Create Disputes

IPPOLITO: Contracts Create Disputes

Rihanna, Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor and Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson do not appear to have much in common at first glance. Someone, however, owes each of them money. When an athlete feels that he deserves a new contract, he has a couple of options. One is to dutifully[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
FILE PHOTO: MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
Former Georgetown forward Mikael Hopkins recently signed a professional contract with Istanbul DSI in Turkey. During his four seasons as a Hoya, Hopkins reocorded 629 points and 489 rebounds.

Men’s Basketball | 5 Sign Professional Contracts

The Georgetown men’s basketball program is well-known for producing quality professional players. Centers Henry Sims (COL ’12) and Joshua Smith and forwards Greg Whittington, DaJuan Summers and Mikael Hopkins (COL ’15) will have the opportunity to continue that legacy, as each of them recently signed contracts to play professional basketball.[Read More…]

by September 22, 2015 0 comments Sports
IPPOLITO: Malone Leaves Legacy of Consistency

IPPOLITO: Malone Leaves Legacy of Consistency

For many fans and followers of the NBA, the oft-heard mantra “trust the process” is more of a joke than anything else. For the Philadelphia 76ers and their fans, it is a sales pitch offered by the organization asking for patience now and promising prosperity later. Gone are the days[Read More…]

by September 18, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns