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Washington Post Nov 25, 2014

Georgetown basketball enters Battle 4 Atlantis boasting improved depth

In the second game of the Georgetown men’s basketball season, D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera played six minutes in the second half. The junior guard who led the Hoyas in scoring last season wasn’t in foul trouble, nor was Georgetown ahead by a comfortable enough margin simply for Coach John Thompson III to rest the Big East preseason player of the year. Read full article >>
Washington Post Nov 22, 2014

Joshua Smith’s second double-double in as many games helps Georgetown to 80-66 win

The Georgetown men’s basketball team followed a similar blueprint from its first two games with another uprising early in the second half Saturday afternoon, this time scoring the first six points out of intermission and clamping down defensively to trigger a decisive run in pulling away from Robert Morris, 80-66, at Verizon Center. Read full article >>
Washington Post Nov 20, 2014

NCAA soccer tournaments are Corboz family affair for Maryland, Georgetown

The final whistle sounded on the Big Ten men’s soccer final Sunday, and amid the merriment of Maryland’s Ludwig Field, one clan of bundled-up spectators reveled in the end to a perfect weekend. It had begun Friday in College Park when Mael Corboz converted a penalty kick during a shootout victory over Michigan State in the conference semifinals. It continued some 200 miles west Saturday when Mael’s sisters, Rachel and Daphne, successfully started and finished Georgetown’s set of penalty kicks in an NCAA tournament upset of West Virginia. Read full article >>
Washington Post Nov 18, 2014

Joshua Smith comes up big for Georgetown in win against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Following a dud of a season opener from Georgetown’s Joshua Smith, Coach John Thompson III called his physically imposing center’s performance “unacceptable.” Thompson’s sentiments were considerably more uplifting Tuesday night thanks to an overpowering showing from the senior, whose first double-double for the Hoyas sparked a 78-62 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Verizon Center. Read full article >>
Washington Post Nov 15, 2014

Georgetown beats St. Francis (N.Y) behind L.J. Peak to open its basketball season

The chants began reverberating throughout Verizon Center early in the second half Saturday afternoon. The Georgetown student section got it going, then the rest of the arena soon joined in with a chorus of “L-J-Peak, L-J-Peak.” Read full article >>
Washington Post Nov 14, 2014

DC Sports Bog: Georgetown (finally) has a new barking dog video, and this one actually stars the right dog

I went to college at Missouri, which, at the time, was not exactly very good at sports. Because Missouri was not exactly very good at sports, the highlight of Mizzou football games often came before the game even started. As I recall, MU would play a pregame video, in which an animated tiger would run through campus on this delightful little jaunt that ended when it came upon a helmet or a football or something, which carried the logo of the opposing team. Read full article >>
Washington Post Nov 12, 2014

Kentucky, Memphis among schools courting recruit who may face NCAA investigation due to alleged shady dealings of his guardian

Skal Libissiere is everything a college coach might want in a player, which is why the 6-foot-11 Haitian refugee is being wooed by six top schools. While he’s expected to commit to Kentucky on Thursday, he’s also been wooed by Baylor, Georgetown, Memphis, North Carolina and Tennessee. This may sound like the beginning of an American dream, but it has the potential to become a nightmare. That’s because no matter what Libissiere chooses to do, the circumstances of his recruitment will likely immediately be investigated by the NCAA, CBS Sports reports. Read full article >>
Washington Post Nov 10, 2014

Georgetown basketball: Story lines for the 2014-15 season

Georgetown Hoyas season story lines Featured freshmen Coach John Thompson III has restocked his roster with one of his most highly regarded recruiting classes, including point guard Tre Campbell. The first-team All-Met from St. John’s High is the heir apparent to graduated Markel Starks. The rest of the freshman class comprises guard L.J. Peak and forwards Paul White, Isaac Copeland and Trey Mourning, the son of Alonzo Mourning. Read full article >>
Washington Post Nov 10, 2014

Kentucky basketball is good, but not NBA-level good, Coach John Calipari says

Kentucky is crazy loaded this season, with some estimating the Wildcats have 10 legitimate NBA prospects. That depth was on display in a 121-52 win over Georgetown (Ky.) on Sunday, which sent Tigers Coach Chris Briggs into spasms of praise. Read full article >>