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Washington Post Apr 23, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Gary Williams on the renewal of the Maryland-Georgetown rivalry

Former Maryland men’s basketball coach Gary Williams joined “The Drive with Cooley and Czabe” on ESPN 980 on Wednesday and said he expects there will be “tremendous interest” in the renewed rivalry between Maryland and Georgetown, who will play a home-and-home series in 2016 and 2017.Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 22, 2015

Terps Insider: Mark Turgeon: Maryland-Georgetown ‘good for college basketball’

Shortly after he accepted the head coaching job at Maryland four years ago, Mark Turgeon approached Georgetown Coach John Thompson III and expressed an interest in opening a new series between the schools. Although the conversation didn’t immediately materialize, it inched closer with last season’s announcement of the Gavitt Games, an early-season tournament that pits members of the Big Ten and Big East conferences.Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 22, 2015

‘It’s about time’: Maryland and Georgetown renew basketball rivalry

The last iconic moment in the rivalry between the Maryland and Georgetown men’s basketball teams came 22 years ago. It was also the last time the two schools stepped foot on the same court in the Washington area. Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 22, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Looking back at the long-dormant Maryland-Georgetown hoops rivalry

For the first time since 1978-79, Maryland and Georgetown will meet in consecutive years during the regular season as part of a home-and-home series announced Wednesday.Maryland will host Georgetown at Xfinity Center on Nov. 17 as part of the inaugural Dave Gavitt Tipoff Games, which feature matchups between Big East and Big Ten schools. The Hoyas will host the Terrapins at Verizon Center in November 2016.Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 22, 2015

Terps Insider: Maryland basketball to host Georgetown in Gavitt Tipoff Games on Nov. 17

The Maryland men’s basketball team will host Georgetown at Xfinity Center on Nov. 17 as part of the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff games, officials announced Wednesday, which mark the first time the longtime rivals have met in the Washington area since 1993.Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 21, 2015

Terps Insider: Maryland, Georgetown men’s basketball teams set to meet in 2016-2017, per source

While reports swirled Tuesday about the renewal of the Maryland-Georgetown men’s basketball rivalry, a person familiar with the situation confirmed to The Washington Post that the teams will play at Verizon Center during the 2016-17 season.Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 18, 2015

DC Sports Bog: At Michael Graham’s BBQ, you can order a Craig Esherick for breakfast

If you’re willing to take the hour-or-so drive southeast from Washington, D.C., to Brandywine, Md., you’ll find Michael G’s Breakfast & BBQ Backyard Grill Inc. “Michael G.” is of course, Michael Graham, the Georgetown Hoyas player who once appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated dunking in the 1984 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game. His basketball career washed out somewhat famously until he won the lottery back in 2013. His life story was chronicled expertly by Washingtonian’s Alan Siegel last month.Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 13, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Georgetown’s campus is 51 Villanova and Syracuse shirts lighter after T-shirt swap

You’re less likely to encounter Villanova and Syracuse logos on the Georgetown campus in the coming months thanks to the success of Georgetown’s T-shirt swap at Saturday’s lacrosse doubleheader.The promotion, which encouraged students and other fans to swap non-Georgetown college T-shirts for Hoyas gear, resulted in the collection of 317 T-shirts depicting the names of 96 schools.Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 9, 2015

DC Sports Bog: People are clamoring for a Hoyas and Colonials matchup. Well, one person

If you let Mark Plotkin tell it, the George Washington men’s basketball program has little to no history outside of the fact that they have not played Georgetown in the BB&T Classic. Over the years, the GW alum, political commentator and non-Atlantic 11 voter has beaten the bushes for this matchup, treating the matter with a dogged ferocity rivaled only by his feelings about D.C. statehood.Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 7, 2015

Report: Hoyas’ Smith-Rivera returning to Georgetown

Junior guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who declared for the NBA draft on March 31, has changed his mind and will return to Georgetown for his senior year, according to an ESPN.com report.Smith-Rivera’s decision to enter the NBA draft was a surprise. Although he was Georgetown’s leading scorer, averaging 16.3 points per game, he was not a highly touted NBA prospect. ESPN NBA draft analyst Chad Ford does not list Smith-Rivera, a 6-foot-3 guard who played both back-court positions, among his top 100 prospects for the upcoming draft. Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 6, 2015

With the 2015 Final Four, former Duke star Grant Hill comes full circle … and then some

INDIANAPOLIS — At 11, he went clear from Reston to Seattle with his father for the 1984 Final Four, where his mother’s absence meant the rules did slacken. The males did not specialize in hotel-room tidiness. They ate and slept when they wished, visited all the team hotels, saw a museum per his father’s cultural mandate and reveled in Georgetown’s national title.Read full article >>
Washington Post Mar 31, 2015

Georgetown’s D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera declares for NBA Draft, plans to hire agent

Georgetown junior guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera declared for the NBA Draft and said through the school he plans to hire an agent, a surprising decision that leaves the Hoyas without their top scorer and an experienced floor leader they expected back next season.Read full article >>
Washington Post Mar 31, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Shirt swap promotion aims to eradicate Syracuse, Villanova T-shirts from Georgetown campus

There’s an epidemic of non-Hoyas college apparel on the Georgetown campus and it must be stopped.“I walk around campus and I’m shocked with the stuff that [students] wear,” Georgetown director of marketing Chris Grosse said. “A girl in Marquette sweatpants, or a guy in a Villanova or Harvard shirt. At the gym, it’s insane.”Read full article >>