Author Archives: Steven Criss
When the seven Catholic schools that split from the former Big East, now the American Athletic Conference, and added Creighton, Butler, and Xavier to form the new Big East, all attention flooded to the conference’s new basketball matchups. After the push toward football caused the exit of several members of the former Big East, college [...]
When dropping down one slot in the batting order turns into a headline for ESPN, you know you’re a big deal. At this point, the expectations can’t really get much higher for Los Angeles Angels’ right fielder Josh Hamilton, who has been feeling the heat recently for his .221 batting average and 23 strikeouts so [...]
Georgetown is all about world-class programs. From finance to athletics, we take great pride in being ranked alongside the best. Among the celebrated top tier programs here on the Hilltop resides yet another notable group of competitors—the Washington Judo Club, which includes members from the University and surrounding community. The club has been producing nationally acclaimed competitors under the instruction of venerable coaches for over half a century. As a novice member of the club, being thrown week after week by these competitors has been a lesson in personal development.
After an infidelity scandal and the destruction of his first marriage, Tiger Woods has had a rough few years. The flack he was dealt off the course coupled with the 107-week winless struggle in competition gave the impression that the face of professional golf would never rise again. But now, with three top finishes and a World No. 1 ranking thus far in 2013, Nike would beg to differ.
Despite a couple poor results on their trip to the Golden State this past weekend, the Georgetown men’s baseball team (19-11 overall, 3-3 Big East) strolled to a 9-1 victory against cross-town rival George Washington University (11-21, 5-4 Atlantic 10) on Tuesday in a showing of their potential on both sides of the diamond.
The 2013 season was starting to look pretty bleak for the New York Yankees: The Bronx Bombers set a new MLB record for highest opening day payroll at $230.4 million on Monday and then went on to get convincingly handled by the Boston Red Sox 8-2—not quite the start you would expect out of the most valuable team in history. The woes do not stop there, though, as their disabled list could almost fill an All-Star team starting lineup.
Yesterday was voting day for NFL owners as they attempted to clear the slate of issues that needed to be decided before the end of their winter meeting. Of the several topics that were put on the table, two controversial decisions look to make significant changes to the game. The first is the elimination of [...]
With Major League Baseball’s Opening Day still over two weeks away, baseball fans usually turn to Arizona and Florida at this point in the year to satiate their hunger for the diamond. This season, though, they have been given an additional appetizer before the regular season kicks off. The third installment of the World Baseball Classic arrived last week and has since provided some exciting action. Amongst the upsets and late inning comebacks, though, the biggest news to come out of the tournament has been the brawl between North American rivals Canada and Mexico.
A 31-point deficit stood between the Georgetown women’s basketball team (15-16, 5-11 Big East) and their hopes to advance to the third round of the Big East Women’s Basketball Championship in their 89-58 loss to Villanova (21-9) last Saturday. The rout ended the season for the Hoyas as a tournament record-breaking number of three-pointers from the Wildcats—17—put the game out of reach. The light that never seems to go out for the Blue and Gray, senior guard Sugar Rodgers, gave both Georgetown and women’s college basketball a night for the history books.
One of America’s most-watched sports surprisingly made headlines this weekend, but not for any reason that actually has to do with an athlete’s performance or the outcome of a match. At the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona on Saturday, rookie driver Kyle Larson’s car was pushed from behind and ultimately lifted off the ground, [...]