Despite their youth and inexperience, no one can argue that the Georgetown men’s basketball team’s not battle-tested. After four successive seasons of underachievement and national embarrassment, the Hoyas made international headlines last week when an exhibition match against the Bayi Rockets, part of Georgetown’s 10-day “goodwill tour” of China, turned into full-scale, bench-clearing brawl.
Last year, stunningly talented center Greg Monroe shattered the blue and gray hearts of Georgetown fans when he opted to leave for the NBA after his sophomore season. The talent drain potentially hit the Hilltop again last week, when emerging swingman Hollis Thompson declared for the draft after just two seasons with the Hoyas.
fter the long slog of the NBA regular season, the playoffs are finally upon us. We are now fortunate enough to see teams playing defense on every possession and stars worrying about the scoreboard instead of the stat-sheet. Above all, we can look forward to a new champion—sort of.
Now that almost two weeks have passed since VCU ended Georgetown’s fourth straight season of underachievement and disappointment, we need to step back and look at what is really happening. We love our team, but is this program really what we think it is?
When the Packers hoisted the Vince Lombardi trophy in Dallas last month, a bittersweet air surrounded the celebrations. A strange anxiousness filled the hearts and minds of football fans around the country. Because of the impending expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Super Bowl may have been the last NFL game for a long time.
In an era where money and fame seem to be the strongest motivations for many of the biggest names in sports, it’s encouraging to feel that some just want to be the best professionals they possibly can. St. Louis Cardinals’ first baseman Albert Pujols has long been the face of this small group.
The constant flow of trade rumors surrounding Denver Nuggets small forward Carmelo Anthony has been the most intensely covered story of the NBA season. It’s also the most anticlimactic. The repetitiveness and speculation characterizing each potential trade report is enough to drive any sports fan mad.
With two of the league’s most storied franchises, the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, set to clash in the Super Bowl, the buzz around the National Football League has arguably never been higher. But even though football reigns supremacy as America’s favorite sport and the NFL is earning its best-ever TV ratings.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s announcement that the 2022 World Cup would be hosted by Qatar was a slap in the face to American soccer fans. The United States was prepared to cement its place as a legitimate soccer power with its 2022 Cup bid, which by all accounts was without any major deficiencies.
From vaulting over brick walls to landing perfectly on a railing only a few inches wide, the practice known as parkour encourages one to challenge the limits of the human body. Over the past few years, students have witnessed groups of individuals pull off maneuvers all over campus that appear to defy the laws of physics.