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Casual Hoya 8 hours ago

The Casual Awards: The 2nd Greatest Feature on the Internet Returns

The Casual Awards - Happy Finals Week! Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown may be sitting in cubicles and prepping for flash mob finals, but we continue to toil away to bring you the second greatest feature on the Internet - The Casual Awards.  With only a couple of weeks to go before the start of conference play, here's a much delayed and far too long round-up of  the best and worst from the last few weeks.  Away we go.... Chris Wright Heart of a Champion Award: Joshua Smith.  At this point, we're basically just taking the big fella for granted.  He's still got some defensive issues...
Casual Hoya 16 hours ago

Hoyas in the NBA: Otto Porter solid in first career start

Paul Pierce had to sit out last night's Wizards game against the Timberwolves with a sore toe and Otto Porter played very well in his first career start. The Washington Wizards are off to a really good start this season and though he's had an up and down year so far, Otto Porter has looked much more comfortable this season. In recent weeks, however, his shot hasn't been falling as often and his minutes have dropped off after a hamstring injury and the emergence of Rasual Butler as a sniper off the bench for the Wizards. That changed last night, as Otto got his first career start. Paul...
Casual Hoya Dec 16, 2014

Georgetown Athletics to Host Inaugural Mascot Mayhem Day on Saturday

Best. Thing. Ever. The Athletic Marketing Office continues to kill it this season. ................. Press release from school: Georgetown Athletics to Host Inaugural Mascot Mayhem Day on Saturday WASHINGTON - When the Georgetown University men's basketball team hosts Charlotte on Saturday, Dec. 20 at Verizon Center, the athletics department will host Mascot Mayhem at the game, which tips off at noon. Mascots from all over the D.C. Metro area will participate in the events, including mascots from the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Ravens and...
Casual Hoya Dec 16, 2014

Qasual Questions: Turn Down For What Tuesday

Turn Down For What Tuesday is Back!  Here are the QQs: What did you do last night? Who is Georgetown's MVP thus far? Do you care if the Hoyas are a Nationally Ranked Powerhouse? What's better: Facebook or Twitter? If you could receive one gift over the holidays, what would be it be and why?
Casual Hoya Dec 15, 2014

Georgetown Has Reason For Optimism

Solid article by Rush The Court on Georgetown's season thus far and why we should all have a positive outlook for what the future holds. Here's a blurb: For Georgetown, the good has been overshadowed by the bad, but the bad appears to be both temporary and fixable. We know Smith-Rivera can shoot and score in bunches; we know Trawick can play more aggressively; and we know that freshmen generally get better with time. As it stands, all signs point to improvement as the season progresses, but the overwhelming question is when? The answer to that will decide the Hoyas' fate. For now, Hoya...
Casual Hoya Dec 13, 2014

Georgetown Dominates Radford, 76-49

Aaron Bowen scores career-high 16 points, leads Hoyas to runaway blowout of Highlanders Georgetown shook off a slow start to overwhelm Radford with its size and athleticism Saturday, ratcheting up its defense and pushing the pace offensively to run away from the Highlanders, 76-49. The Hoyas pounded the glass, jumped the passing lanes, and ran the floor, flying over and past the over-matched Highlanders. Fittingly, the star of the day was athlete-in-chief Aaron Bowen, who scored a career-high 16 points on a series of drives, cuts, and fast-break finishes that maximized his advantage over...
Casual Hoya Dec 12, 2014

Game Preview: Radford Highlanders at Georgetown Hoyas

Game 9: Georgetown Hoyas (5-3) vs Radford Highlanders (5-3) Series: Hoyas lead 1-0 Where/When: Verizon Center, Saturday at noon TV: Fox Sports 1 Well for as crushing as the Kansas game might have been for Casual Observers everywhere, the good news is that the guys are getting right back at it less than 72 hours later. Of course, as Coach John Thompson III pointed out on Friday afternoon, a quick turnaround is only good if you win that next game. So what do we know about the Highlanders? They just beat our good buddy Buzz Williams and his Virginia Tech Hokies last weekend. Radford has...
Casual Hoya Dec 12, 2014

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Highlanders of Radford

Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown look to take out some post-Kansas aggression on the Radford Highlanders tomorrow and as usual we here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON are bringing you everything you need to know about Georgetown's next opponent.  Special thanks to our best bros at Mid Major Madness for once again stepping into the ring. Let's do this! Radford!  Tell us something interesting about Radford, the institution, that we don't know.Did you know the ESPN NASCAR correspondent Marty Smith went to Radford? That dude looks like a Muppet and has to have the thickest Appalachian-American...
Casual Hoya Dec 12, 2014

Qasual Questions: Casual Friday

Here are the Casual Friday QQs to waste your day as we get ready for Radford: What are your weekend plans? Has Georgetown's non-Conference performance thus far raised or lowered your expectations for the team this season? What is your favorite type of sauce for buffalo wings? What should Georgetown's starting lineup be? If you had tickets for a Billy Joel show, a Bruce Springsteen show, a Bon Jovi show, a Taylor Swift show and a Jay Z show all on the same night, which one would you go to and why?
Casual Hoya Dec 11, 2014

NBC Sports' Rob Dauster on Hoyas: "I really, really like them."

NBC Sports' Rob Dauster has consistently ranked the Hoyas in his Top 25 each week on NBC's College Basketball Talk, and last night he was at Verizon to witness, among other things, the team wearing "I Can't Breathe" shirts during warmups, Jack the Bulldog on a skateboard (must-see GIF), and an animated "Jayhawk Hunt" tifo. Naturally, THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON asked him his thoughts on a Georgetown team that is now 5-3 after losses to Wisconsin, Butler and Kansas: "I really, really like them. Peak's scoring is a huge boost, and Isaac Copeland is going to be an absolute star in two years....
Casual Hoya Dec 10, 2014

No Room for Error: Georgetown Falls at Home to #10 Kansas, 75-70

Early struggles, Smith-Rivera's off shooting, Jayhawks' three-point barrage too much for Hoyas to overcome. With barely a minute to play in Wednesday's game against Kansas, Georgetown junior guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera lined up a three-pointer, rose, and fired. The Hoyas had been up and down all game long, a mix of turnovers, energetic defense, errant shooting, and just enough offense, especially in the post, to keep Georgetown in the game. And yet, Georgetown was down just a point as DSR's shot headed toward the hoop. The shot was straight, and true. Or nearly so. The ball hit front rim,...
Casual Hoya Dec 10, 2014

Sleeping with the Enemy, Part II: Q&A with Rock Chalk Blog

This game is simply too big for just one SWTE, and here to answer the same questions but with a different Jayhawk perspective is Rock Chalk Blog.  Here we go! Rock Chalk Blog! How are you, my good man? How are things in Lawrence these days? I'm doing great. I'm glad basketball season is in full swing and this stretch of non-conference basketball (Florida, Georgetown and Utah) is fantastic to watch. Things just got interesting in Lawrence as KU hired their third football coach since they canned Mark Mangino. I'm just hoping we won't be covering another football coaching search in the...
Casual Hoya Dec 10, 2014

Georgetown v. Kansas Game Preview

Game 8:  Georgetown Hoyas (5-2) vs No. 10 Kansas Jayhawks (6-1) Series:  Jayhawks lead 2-1, two game winning streak Where/When:  Verizon Center, Wednesday 7PM TV:  Fox Sports 1 This is it. This is THE game. Thanks to conference realignment, tonight's game against Kansas is the biggest game - non conference or within the BIG EAST - to be played at the Verizon Center since Georgetown destroyed Syracuse 61-39 to end the 2013 regular season. Even during last year's unusually poor home non conference slate of games - which wasn't exactly perfect timing given the watered down nature of the...
Casual Hoya Dec 10, 2014

Sleeping with the Enemy: The Jayhawks of Kansas

Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown are back in action tonight against the vaunted Kansas Jayhawks and as usual we're bringing you everything you need to know about Georgetown's next opponent.  Here to dish on all things Jayhawk is our buddy Rock Chalk Talk.  Let's do this! Rock Chalk Talk!  How are you, my good man?  How are things in Lawrence these days? I'm doing pretty good chilling down here in Florida.  From what I hear, Lawrence is much colder than where I'm at, but in terms of the atmosphere, it couldn't be any better now that basketball season is in full swing. Before we...
Casual Hoya Dec 8, 2014

The Casual Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirt Has Arrived!

All proceeds to the Thompson Center! Behold, the Casual Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirt!  Arriving just in time for the Casual Holidays, the Casual Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirt is an essential piece of your Casual Collection. As if that's not enough, behold, the Casual Santa T-Shirt! And remember, we still have these dudes below for purchase as well! The Casual Gray Shirt makes a great addition to your Gray Out collection! Embrace your love of lunch! The navy blue shirt makes for a wonderful Holiday present for your loved ones! And your hated ones! HOW TO GET THE...
Casual Hoya Dec 8, 2014

The Georgetown Hoyas are Still Not Quite Yet a Nationally Ranked Powerhouse

The Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown are fresh off a relaxing blowout win against Towson and are still not quite yet a nationally ranked powerhouse.  Those who actually know college hoops seem to disagree, however. Coaches Poll:#30 (up from 36th) AP Poll:N/A (33rd last week)CBS Sports Top 25 and One:#17: (#22 last week) College Basketball Talk:#15 (#21 last week) Poll Hoyas national rankings: Agree Disagree Beat Kansas   1 votes | Results
Casual Hoya Dec 8, 2014

NCAA Soccer Tournament Elite 8: Hoyas fall to Virginia on Penalty Kicks

Georgetown's men's soccer team took a 1-0 lead deep into the 90th minute against the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, but the Cavaliers found a late equalizer with just 52 seconds left and advanced 5-4 on penalty kicks after a scoreless overtime. The Hoyas took the lead on an absolute rocket from inside the box off the foot of senior Austin Martz in the 52nd minute. With the rain pouring down and the field conditions worsening by the minute, Georgetown dropped into a defensive shell with about ten minutes remaining. This kept the Cavaliers largely at bay for the remainder of the game and they...
Casual Hoya Dec 7, 2014

Georgetown Tramples Towson, 78-46

Five Hoyas score in double figures as Georgetown controls perimeter shooting, offensive glass, and virtually every other aspect of one-sided win. Georgetown came out rested and ready after more than a week off Sunday, dominating Towson from the tip en route to a 78-46 blowout win. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera led all scorers with 16 points, heading a well-rounded offensive attack that featured the Hoyas' best three-point shooting of the season. After some back-and-forth pleasantries for the first few minutes, Georgetown started to blow things open from the perimeter. Smith-Rivera hit a pair of...
Casual Hoya Dec 7, 2014

Game Preview: Towson Tigers at Georgetown Hoyas

Game 7: Georgetown Hoyas (4-2) vs Towson Tigers (7-1) Series: Hoyas lead 4-0 Where/When: Verizon Center, Sunday at noon TV: Fox Sports 1 Your Georgetown Hoyas return from a turnover filled trip from the Bahamas to take on the Towson Tigers in the first of four consecutive home games. Officially this is part of the BB&T Classic but I'm really not sure what that means anymore. I haven't understood the event since it became a non-tournament in 2006. After squeaking by an undermanned Florida squad in the Battle 4 Atlantis opener, the Hoyas blew a 9-point second half lead against No. 2...
Casual Hoya Dec 5, 2014

Sleeping With The Enemy (Elite 8 Soccer Edition): The Virginia Cavaliers

Thanks to @TikiUVA from Streaking The Lawn for answering our questions and bringing you everything you need to know about the Cavaliers before the SHOWDOWN AT SHAW on Saturday. It's been 3 and a half months since the Hoyas and Cavaliers drew 1-1 at an exhibition game in Charlottesville. Since then, both teams have performed well, but the lack of both regular season and conference tournament championships were surely disappointing for both teams (more so perhaps for the Hoyas). Tell us how you would grade the Cavaliers men's soccer season so far, and whether anything less than a College...