I’m exhausted. It’s not because I’ve been pulling late nights at Lau to study for my midterm or because I’m worrying about all the projects that will start piling up in the coming weeks. It’s because I’ve been looking over a one-page document for the last three days trying to crack the code.
When I heard Chris Wright, the Hoyas’ most important player, had broken his hand after colliding with a Cincinnati player, I immediately thought, “This can’t be happening again.” But as a junior, I have become accustomed to an annual letdown at the end of the season.
During the Roy Hibbert and Jeff Green era, the Hoyas played plenty of big games. Every game in their Final Four run, of course, was huge, but even for regular season matchups, screaming fans consistently packed the Verizon Center thanks to the constant position at the top of the conference standings.
The Monday after the Super Bowl marked the beginning of a very dark time for sports fans. After Aaron Rodgers hoisted the Lombardi trophy, we entered the worst three weeks on the sports calendar. The NFL hangover is in full effect, and March Madness is a few weeks away.
As star senior Austin Freeman lay on the ground hurt late in the first half against Marquette, it looked as if Georgetown’s seven game winning streak was in jeopardy. But Freeman played through the pain of a sprained ankle to help lead the Hoyas to a 69-60 comeback victory.
On Feb. 3, the end of an era began to dawn on the New York Yankees, when 38-year-old pitcher Andy Pettitte retired. Pettitte was the first of the so-called “core four,” which includes pinstripe veterans Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Derek Jeter, to hang up his cleats.
If you were to ask NBA fans or coaches, most would have told you that the 2010 NBA Draft had one prize. Sure, there were 60 selections total, but after the season, lottery teams had their eye on one just player—John Wall. This hasn’t always been the case though with the first overall pick.