With the Big East Tennis Championship Tournament just a week away, expectations are high for both Georgetown’s men’s (10-9, 3-0 Big East) and women’s (13-4, 3-2 Big East) tennis, each of which are poised for strong finishes to the 2013 campaign.
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.
If I told you that somebody who stood 6-foot-8 with a 7-foot-4 wingspan dunked on a regulation basketball hoop, would you think it extraordinary in any way? Most people certainly wouldn’t. LeBron James is 6-foot-8. However, this has been a headline-worthy feat for Brittney Griner.
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.
For the past few years the nightmares of Wizards fans have started with images of Gilbert Arenas miming shooting his teammates during lineup announcements and ended with Michael Ruffin throwing the ball skyward as Steve Buckhantz screamed, “Not possible!”
It has been a fantastic start for the No. 9 Georgetown women’s lacrosse team. With an overall record of 7-2 and a conference record of 2-0 in the Big East, the team has been building steady momentum that will hopefully lead to a conference championship. The outstanding display of teamwork in the previous games has been a positive factor in the success of the Hoyas, especially on the defensive end, as highlighted by sophomore defender Adrianne Devine.
Coming off an exciting 17-12 home win this past Friday against Marquette (2-5), the Georgetown men’s lacrosse team (4-6, 1-1 Big East) lost 8-6 in disappointing fashion to Villanova (3-6, 2-0 Big East). Facing a 6-5 deficit after the third quarter, the Wildcats scored three unanswered goals in the fourth quarter that helped catapult them to victory.
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.
I did a little bit of a double take on the Rutgers news this week. My initial reaction to reports of men’s basketball coach Mike Rice’s verbal and physical abuse of his players was pretty nonchalant; “Tough love,” I thought. Then I saw the video. Fiery passion is one thing, but Rice’s callous disregard for his players as humans needed to be addressed.
After Robert Griffin III’s knee buckled under the weight of the city’s expectations, Georgetown students eager to get into D.C. sports were left with only the underachievers who play in the Verizon Center. Baseball fever, however, has made its way through the city. Two years ago, the Nationals were a sub-500 team, and three years ago, they barely fended off a 100-loss season. Then, it was 2012, and things snapped into place.