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Welcome to the Georgetown Football Game Day Blog on a brisk day in the Bronx!

Today's Georgetown vs. Fordham game marks the 55th meeting between the two schools, with the Rams holding a 30-21-3 edge...It is also the only game in town today, with the Yankees being eliminated in the American League Championship Series!! I'm going to avoid making that comment out loud in the press box, as I suspect there may be a few, still sour, fans.

Fordham has a GREAT looking campus', one of the better we've seen this year, though that could be biased since this is the nicest day we've had for a football game this year. Either way, looks almost out of place when you venture a few blocks in any direction in the heart of the Bronx, which is also a fantastic place to be as well (unless you're an Orioles fan on a Yankees game day).

As I type, Georgetown's first wave of players is out in full pads warming up under the direction of Strength and Conditioning Coach Carl Johnson. Meanwhile, the Hoyas special teamers are warming up on the field with Brett Weiss easily hitting 30 yarders. Freshman punter David Conway, the Australian product, is bouncing the football and catching it on the run like he was playing Rugby or Australian rules football.

Back to today's game: While Fordham is technically a Patriot League opponent, the game will not count in league standings due to the Rams being deemed ineligible for their decision to give merit-based scholarships. If you would like to read more about the specifics of what this means CLICK HERE 

Whether it counts in the Patriot League standings or not, today is still a chance for the Hoyas to win its fourth game of the season, the first time since 2005 they would be able to accomplish that feat. The win would also count historically in league standings, as a win would be the first time in team history the Hoyas have defeated three PL opponents in a season.

On offense, the Hoyas will look to keep up their efficiency in the red zone. The Hoyas have scored on 21-of-23 trips, including 14 touchdowns, the best in the league and tied for eighth best in the country. Junior wide receiver John O'Leary leads the team with four touchdowns, more impressive when you consider he has played in five games this season.

I'll have more football related info (along with random observations from Fordham) as we move along, so you should probably just keep this window open and hit refresh every now and then...updates will appear after the jump.  




Hot Pink Halloween!

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The Georgetown Volleyball squad will play two home matches this weekend. Friday is the Dig Pink match in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wear your pink as you support your Hoyas. Any student who wears pink to the match will receive a Chipotle gift card. Other prizes will be given away throughout the evening. The Hoyas play Rutgers at 8 p.m. on Friday.

This Sunday, the Blue & Gray will face Seton Hall at 2 p.m. Come to McDonough Arena dressed in your appropriate Halloween costume to cheer on your Hoyas.

Who doesn't love a themed party? This weekend is your chance to attend two as the Hoyas take on two BIG EAST opponents.

Big Soccer Day- GAME POSTPONED

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GAME HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY AT 2 P.M.

So you may not have heard, but the Georgetown University men's soccer team will be playing for a share of the BIG EAST Championship today at 2 p.m. at North Kehoe Field against the No. 6 Connecticut Huskies.  If you are an avid reader of GUHoyas.com, you probably read the advance yesterday.  However, here is some additional info about today's game...

Senior Day Oct. 30/Play 4 The Cure

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The field hockey team will be celebrating Senior Day this weekend on Sat. Oct. 30 when they take on BIG EAST opponent Providence at 1:30 p.m. Annika Bannon will be honored as the lone senior on the team this year.

GEORGETOWN FOOTBALL GAME DAY: CHILLY AT SACRED HEART!

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Good Morning Georgetown Football Blog Readers!! (if it helps I'm saying that in my Robin Williams from "Good Morning Vietnam" radio voice).

Each of our road games this season has been some kind of big weekend for our opponent. For Davidson, Lafayette and Yale it was each school's opening game. We were at Colgate for Homecoming and now its Family Weekend at Sacred Heart!

Chuck Timanus, the radio voice of the Hoyas (who you can listen to by CLICKING HERE) and I are sitting here in the Sacred Heart press box, in sunny, but chilly Fairfield, Conn. Today marks the second game this season the Hoyas have played against a Northeastern Conference opponent, with the first being the 22-16 double overtime heartbreaker against Wagner at Multi-Sport Field two weeks ago.

So far, the Sacred Heart public address system has played a steady dose of Bruce Springsteen, which has been just fine with GU Tight Ends Coach Kyle McAllister. McAllister, a New Hampshire native, mentioned that he did not need to be from New Jersey to recognize the greatest rocker of all time. Chuck Timanus put in his vote for Bob Seger, but so far we have not heard "Like A Rock" or any other Seger classics today. (I'll keep you informed).

It is also our second trip to Connecticut this season, having played a few moments away at Yale on Sept. 18. If you remember that game, it was a crazy Connecticut homecoming weekend, as Conn. natives Keerome Lawrence (New Haven, Conn.) had a 100+ yard receiving performance, Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn.) returned a kick-off for an 85-yard touchdown and John O'Leary (Stamford, Conn.) caught a touchdown pass. Hopefully we'll see some similar performances today.

Speaking of Jeremy Moore, while the sophomore cornerback has made his presence felt on defense averaging 1.00 pass defended per game, good for third in the Patriot League, and 1.14 tackles for loss per game, fourth in the league, he has been extremely valuable as a kick-off returner. Moore is second in the Patriot League averaging 28.9 yard per return, a number that would rank as the top single-season average yards per return in program history.

In other football-related news, junior CB Jayah Kaisamba and senior left tackle Dan Semler will be back in the lineup today after missing a week. Kaisamba is tied for the PL lead with four interceptions and 11th in NCAA Division I FCS averaging 0.67 INT's per game.

Last weekend, Nick Parrish registered 14 tackles to become the first Hoya to surpass 300 tackles. Parrish is currently sixth in the PL averaging 8.6 tackles per game. With four games left he is certainly not done making his all-time tackles record at Georgetown mighty tough for the next guy to catch.

About the trip: Our trip to Sacred Heart meant we stayed at the Trumbull Marriott for the second time this season, which is fine with all of us support staffers. The restaurant at the hotel, J. Porter's, serves a maple smoked bacon wrapped meat loaf that earns my vote as "Best On-the-Road Meal" of the season. Athletic Trainer Christina Nistler would likely agree if asked.

I'll have more football related info (along with random observations from Sacred Heart) as we move along, so you should probably just keep this window open and hit refresh every now and then...updates will appear after the jump.  

 

Women's Basketball Media Day

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Tomorrow is BIG EAST Media Day for women's basketball and I'm on the train on my way to New York City for the event.  This is always an exciting event because it gives media the opportunity to see all 16 head coaches and select players all in the same place.  The next time this will happen is in March at the BIG EAST Tournament in Hartford, Conn.

It's Madness!

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The seconds are ticking away as we get closer and closer to the beginning of basketball season!  Midnight Madness will be here on Friday and you can feel the excitement on campus.  If you've ever been to a Midnight Madness event, you know that it is a fun way to start the season and get a look at the team.

A Message from Laura Thistle

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Hey Hoyas,

Since it's Breast Cancer Awareness month, make sure to come out this weekend to watch the field hockey team take on Towson at 1:00 on Sunday, October 17th.  This will be our spirit game for the season as well as a fundraiser for Play 4 the Cure. This organization is very important to our team because it helps raise money for the Susan G. Koman Foundation that supports breast cancer awareness and research.  The goal of this organization is to help find a cure through raising money at field hockey games and events.  Some of the ways you can choose to give money is through individual donations or giving a predetermined amount of money for every goal scored or for every offensive corner that is earned. 

LIVE BLOG- Men's Soccer at American

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Hey Hoya fans, I'm sitting at lovely Reeves Field here in the District preparing for the men's soccer contest at American.  Kickoff is schedule for 3 p.m. so we're just minutes away.  Make sure to stick with the blog throughout the game for periodic updates after the jump as you refresh your screen.  A pay-per-view webcast is also available at the American athletic website.  Enjoy!

Crunch Time

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It's that time of year when papers and projects come within the next 6-8 days and we consider pulling our hair out or pulling all-nighters.  Yes, midterms are officially here. You hear about it as you walk around campus, in the dining hall, and even sitting waiting for the Young Executives Workshop to start that I participated in yesterday as part of the SIM (Sport Industry Management) graduate program in the School of Continuing Studies.
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