First of all, the reason why this is headlined as Vol. 1 is to signal that this is the first of Georgetown's three spring football scrimmages. They will also scrimmage next Saturday (April 9) at 11 a.m. and then the grand finale the Blue & Gray game on April 16 at 3 p.m.
In attendance for today's scrimmage, the program's all-time leading tackler Nick Parrish, who has been spending time preparing for life after Georgetown. Parrish has been training hard and attending workouts with NFL, CFL and UFL teams who have looked at him as a linebacker or safety at the next level. He is also taking seven classes here on the Hilltop.
Joining Nick are several Georgetown football seniors, including Shane Isdaner, who you may remember just wrapped up his fourth consecutive season on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. OL Rob Bates, who started along the offensive line for each of the past three seasons and who the Hoyas will be tasked with replacing. LB Paul Sant'Ambrogio, whose three interceptions placed him among the Patriot League leaders last season. RB Gyasi Parrish, who lined up in the Hoyas backfield at times as a fullback and was also a strong part of the Hoyas special teams units throughout his career.
More about the scrimmage after the jump...
So, it's another year and a slightly different story. It's 2011 and your women's basketball team is in Philadelphia for the Sweet 16. During the 2010 NCAA Tournament, the Hoyas made their way to Berkeley, Calif., for the First and Second Rounds and Barb and I were blogging our escapades from the west coast. This year, the weather may not be as warm but the feeling is certainly sweeter.
We're about an hour and 15 minutes away from the opening face-off here at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C. on the campus of Duke University. The Hoyas will be matching up with the No. 4 Blue Devils, winners of its last five, including wins against top-10 opponents Maryland and UNC.
I'm already in the pressbox, which is open-air and would be a beautiful place to view a game if not for the 40 degree temperature and wind. We're expecting rain here in Durham, as well. As soon as we walked off the bus (about 30 minutes ago) we were greeted by Jeremy Anderson, the game operations person we've been working with during our trip, who informed us of the possibility of lightning and the proper protocol if there are strikes nearby.
FYI: Both teams are to head to their respective locker rooms after a lightning strike. Play can resume 30 minutes after the last strike within 10 miles of the stadium.
With that being said, I'm going to get some more work done and make my move to acquire some starting lineups. I'll be updating throughout the game (unless of course rain and lightning make it impossible for me to keep my computer hooked up) so check back after the jump for updates from the game!
In the meantime here are today's game notes: CLICK HERE
While the rest of the office is preparing for the men's basketball game on Friday, the hosting of the second and third round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Verizon Center and the women's team out in College Park, Md. against Princeton on Sunday, I get to hang out here at lovely Shirley Povich Field for today's Georgetown vs. George Washington baseball game.
After about an hour and a half of maintenance work, from cutting the grass, to fixing the mound GW has taken to the infield to warm up. It's definitely a good sign.
As we speak, senior LHP Alex Mayer, who is coming off a strong performance on the mound, allowing one run on five hits over 8.0 innings (read more about it here: http://www.guhoyas.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/031211aaa.html) is setting up SportsSoundsPro on the Pressbox computer with everyone's walk-up music.
Last season, while Mayer was recovering from injury he learned how to use the SportsSoundsPro program and sat up here for most home games (if not all) to handle in-game music duties. Not sure what Mayer's post-graduate plans are, but he could a strong professional baseball pressbox employee right now.
If you're in the Bethesda area, make sure to stop by Shirley Povich Field. The game starts at 3 p.m. and there are a few seats remaining. For now, I'm going to get a little work done. I'll be scoring the game throughout, so if anyone has any problems with the official scoring you can probably just comment on this blog.
I'll be back throughout the game with more observations from the field of play and beyond. Check back after the jump and make sure to keep your cursor on the refresh icon...
We're about 30 minutes away from game time and I'm sitting in the pressbox at M&T Bank Stadium, which is a much better view than the one I had selling Ravens merchandise on the 400 level, the last time I was here in 2007.
With so many of the guys on the roster being from the Baltimore area and Ravens fans there is a lot of excitement about being out on this field.
David Shriver, a senior captain from Timonium, Md (and avid Ravens' fan) shared his thoughts about the a chance to play in the Face-Off Classic RIGHT HERE. Davey Emala, the Hoyas leading goal scorer (12 goals, 2 assists) another Baltimore native could not conceal a smile when talking to reporter from Inside Lacrosse earlier in the week, so for these guys its a cool experience
I'll have more lacrosse related info (along with random observations from M&T Bank Stadium) as we move along, so sit back, relax and hit the refresh button every now and then...Updates will appear after the jump.
It's the Sunday of a BIG EAST Track & Field Championship - an undoubtedly exciting day! We're coming to you live from Stile Field House on the campus of the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. That's right, we're not in a BIG EAST city ... but, when the facility looks like this, I can live with that. I've got an awesome vantage point for all the action from my elevated press area and that just means that I can get you the most up-to-date coverage on all the action on the track!
Well, here we are yet again at another BIG EAST Indoor Championship! Can you believe it's already that time of year? We're in the championship portion of the indoor season and we are getting set for what is poised to be a great day of track here at the Stile Athletics Field House on the campus of the University of Akron. I know what you're saying - why Akron? But, if you could see this facility, you would understand why. This place was described by one BIG EAST employee as the "Disneyland of indoor track" and I have to say that I agree.