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It's Midnight and I'm Eating Takeout from The Tombs

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Yep, that's the truth. It was midnight and I was indeed eating takeout dinner from The Tombs.  I was at least home, which was more than can be said for some of the sports information staff at that time of night. 
As Barb and Drew explained, you'll find most of the sports information staff working on holidays and at this time of year, it's also not unusual to find several of us burning the midnight oil - and then some - as we finalize pages for the men's and women's basketball media guides.

 

Speaking of basketball, it was a hectic Tuesday at McDonough Arena.  My boss, Bill Shapland, and I invited all of the local media - and we had a tremendous turnout since we scheduled it for a day when the Redskins had no media availability - for a preseason availability with Midnight Madness just a few days away.

 

We had a great turnout, with some of the usuals - Liz Clarke of the Washington Post and Barker Davis of the Washington Times - in attendance, as well as representatives from The Hoya, The Voice, Channel 4 (Dan Hellie), Channel 5 (Dave Feldman), Channel 7 (Alex Parker), Channel 9 (Ismere Payton) and Comcast Sports Net.  Shap and I estimated that it was one of the biggest turnouts we've had in the five years I've been here.

 

During the media availability, sophomores Jason Clark and Henry Sims went on camera to talk about Midnight Madness, which is being held on Friday, Oct. 16 at McDonough Arena.  Keep your eye out for this week's edition of Hoya Insider, which will have a preview of the events this weekend.

 

This is always a busy time at Georgetown, like it is at any other school in the BIG EAST.  We're in the midst of our fall seasons and the sports information office is getting ready for all of our other sports as well.

 

I work with our men's lacrosse team in the spring and Head Coach Dave Urick and his staff had their annual Fall dinner this past Friday, in advance of the team's scrimmages over the weekend at Yale (a 12-11 win over Penn State and an 11-6 win over Hobart).  Inside Lacrosse came to campus last week and previewed the Hoyas as part of their Fall updates. For the Georgetown lacrosse preview CLICK HERE

 

This weekend will be a busy one, as usual.  Women's soccer and field hockey are both home on Friday, Midnight Madness is that night, and then swimming & diving and football are home on Saturday.

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