Daily Archives: November 7, 2006
The last time the Georgetown Hoyas were a consensus top 10 ranked preseason team was in the fall of 1995 when they were ranked fifth and led by a skinny sophomore named Allen Iverson. Since then, a lot has changed. That skinny sophomore became one of the NBA’s greatest-ever scoring guards with a distaste for practice, and somehow Tom Cruise and Mel Gibson went from being elite actors to just plain acting insane.
So, as only The Voice can do, we’ll try and recall some of those pop-culture memories from 1995 that can make us appreciate just how long it has been since the basketball program has been this highly regarded in the preseason top 25. Here’s The Voice’s version of the poll.
Dante and Clay debate this season’s most likely top scorers for the Hoyas. Will it be Green and Hibbert? Or Dizdarevic and Izzo?
These five Hoya hoopsters are a triple threat. They’ve got mad ball-handling skills, they’re really tall and they’re ridiculously good-looking, even for Georgetown. The following is, in no particular order, the starting five of hotness for our 2006-07 basketball team.
The Big East coaches released their preseason poll a few weeks ago, ranking Georgetown 13th out of 16 teams. The ranking was a slight disappointment, but they are determined to prove their power and capabilities to the teams of the Big East.
During Midnight Madness, Georgetown’s women’s basketball head coach, Terri Williams-Flournoy, chose one player in particular to address the mad crowd of fans packed into McDonough Gymnasium. This vocal player addressed the crowd adamantly, praising her team and imploring the fans to come out and support the women just as they do the men’s team. It’s no wonder Williams-Flournoy picked senior co-captain Kate Carlin for the job.
With six returning experienced players and a McDonald’s All-American joining the team, Georgetown women’s basketball looked forward to their 2005-2006 season. With several close games and many big losses, the Hoyas did not meet their expectations as they finished last spring disappointingly with an overall record of 10-17 and a Big East tally of 3-13.
The final weeks of fall mark the end of what has been a very tough season for Georgetown sports. The fall teams have not had the success that many had hoped for, and it is safe to say that the losing records have taken their toll not just on the athletes, but the fans as well.
In the coming years, many a Hoya will look back on the 2005-2006 season as the year the Blue and Gray put themselves back on the national map. Last year’s squad built upon the respect garnered the previous year and instilled fear in their opponents just like the teams under John Thompson had done.