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Good morning and welcome to the blog!

I'm Brooke Rayder and I'll be bringing you the news and notes from Georgetown's Patriot League Championship Game against Lehigh today from Goodman Stadium in Bethlehem, Pa. I'm sure you are at home anxiously awaiting the 12:30 kick-off from your homes (unless you're here). Make sure you are tuning into today's free live audio webcast featuring Chuck Timanus and Ryan Sakamoto. If you have to step away from the blog or the broadcast you can also get updates by following Hoyas_Football on Twitter.

It's a beautiful day for Patriot League football in Bethlehem, Pa. Sunny, breezy, around 50 degrees, the last of the fall foliage is flying around on the field.

A little bit about the series: Lehigh leads 11-5, and 10-0 since Georgetown joined the Patriot League in 2001. The last Georgetown win against Lehigh was in 1925, with a 40-0 victory for the Hoyas.

You know what the Hoyas haven't had in 86 years? A chance to control their bid to the Division I FCS Championship. With a rushing defense that ranks 7th in the nation, the Hoyas look to stop a Lehigh offense that averages 491 yards per game.

Robert McCabe and Andrew Schaetzke are up to the task. Schaetzke has 11.5 sacks this season, leading the Patriot League. McCabe had 13 tackles in the win against Fordham last week, and 119 total on the season. I guarantee you Ryan Sakamoto could not throw down that many tackles in the Sports Information Department.

So here we are, getting ready for the starting line-ups! Make sure to click for more information as the game gets going.
Good Morning Georgetown football fans,

We just arrived here at Fitton Field on the campus of Holy Cross about 15 minutes ago and are setting up for today's game with Holy Cross. Right now, it's 36 degrees, as Worcester, Mass. is expecting 8-12 inches of snow today, though nothing is falling at the moment. I hope wherever you are reading (or listening to today's broadcast on GUHoyas.com) you are well prepared for the weather. If you're anything like me, maybe you even have some Hurricane Irene supplies left over.

This is a HUGE game for the Hoyas. A Georgetown win could create an unofficial Patriot League Championship game at Lehigh on Nov. 12. Though Holy Cross, currently in first place in the Patriot League looks to be the toughest opponent GU has had this season. They are 4-3 (2-0 Patriot League), with two of those losses coming to Top 25 teams. Ryan Taggart is only behind Lehigh's Chris Lum nationally in total offense per game and the Crusaders defense is neck and neck with Georgetown in total defense (HC is 1st, 322.7 yards/g) and scoring defense (HC is 2nd, 20.3 pts/g), behind Georgetown (19.9 pts./g). GU will need to put pressure on Taggart, a high school teammate of GU's No. 35 Wayne Heimuli at Trinity in Dallas, Texas.

Series Info: Georgetown trails the series with Holy Cross, 8-15, despite a 17-7 victory last year on Homecoming at Multi-Sport Field. GU has not won a game at Fitton Field since 1999, coincidentally the last time Georgetown had a winning record, which they clinched last week with a win over Colgate.

Fun with Numbers: Andrew Schaetzke is fourth in GU history with 24.5 sacks and sixth all-time in the Patriot League...Freshman wide receiver Kevin Macari is second in the nation in punt return average, at 16.6 yards per return. His 60 yard return last week was the fifth longest in Hoya history and the longest in the league this year...GU is +8 in turnover margin, after a three interception (2 from Jeremy Moore, 1 from Robert McCabe) last week. Holy Cross is -5 on the season. 

I'll be back with starters and much more from venerable Fitton Field momentarily...Make sure to keep hitting refresh after the jump for all the updates (as long as our internet is working) and listen in with myself and Chuck Timanus on GUHoyas.com. And of course if you're not following Hoyas_Football on twitter, you should start!

I'll be back with starters and much more from venerable Fitton Field momentarily...Make sure to keep hitting refresh after the jump for all the updates (as long as our internet is working) and listen in with myself and Chuck Timanus on GUHoyas.com. And of course if you're not following Hoyas_Football on twitter, you should start!


Good morning and welcome to the blog!

It's a little before 11:30 a.m. and Chuck Timanus, the radio voice of Georgetown football, and myself are in the pressbox at Greene Stadium on a sunny, though windy day. In both end zones they have those crazy wind puppets (not sure what they're really called) that appear to be moving around energetically.

The team is on the field for warm-ups, as days like these are always interesting ones for kickers and punters. Though at the moment Brett Weiss (the reigning Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week) and punter Matt MacZura do not appear to be having any problems.

Today Georgetown will resume its young intra-city rivalry with Howard, as the teams are meeting for the first time since 2009 and GU is making its first trip to Howard since 2008. The teams are currently tied, 1-1 all-time with today, as Coach Kelly mentioned earlier in the week being "the rubber match."

Both teams have played well, with the Bison winning its last two, including an impressive 29-point fourth quarter comeback to stun Florida A&M last Saturday. It was Howard's second consecutive win, having defeated Savannah State on that day. Against Savannah State, Howard freshman QB Greg McGhee threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to earn MEAC Rookie of the Week.

Georgetown is coming off of it's own 24-10 victory over Wagner, where the defense held the Seahawks to 77 rushing yards, half its season-average, while Max Waizenegger's 71-yard touchdown reception from Isaiah Kempf put the game away late. Safety David Quintero picked off a late pass to seal the game...

Some Light Reading for this morning before the game:
Hoyas Front Three Gets a Boost from the Play of Dan Lenihan and Jordan Richardson
http://www.guhoyas.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/101411aaa.html
Today's Game Notes
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/gu/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2011-12/release/release.pdf

I'll be back with more news and notes from Greene Stadium after the jump...


Good morning and welcome to the blog!

We're in Staten Island, N.Y., home of the Wu Tang Clan and the Wagner College Seahawks, today's opponent. The trip is Georgetown's first to Wagner College Stadium since 2000.

Today's game will be just the third meeting in program history, with the Hoyas and Seahawks splitting the pair of previous games. Last year's game was a heartbreaker for the Hoyas, as Wagner placekicker made a career-long 54 yard field goal to send the game to overtime, where Wagner won in two overtimes, 22-16.

Offensively this has been a much improved team than it was a year ago. The Hoyas have already scored 151 points through five games and have featured one of the most explosive offenses in the Patriot League. They also have the third best red zone offense in the nation converting on 18-of-19 trips inside their opponents 20 yard line.

On defense, junior linebacker Robert McCabe continues to impress. Coming into today's game, McCabe is leading the Patriot League, averaging over 10 tackles per game. Sophomore outside linebacker Dustin Wharton is also among the league's top five players in that category. It would be difficult to talk about defense without mentioning senior defensive end Andrew Schaetzke. Schaetzke is tied for the league lead with 5.5 sacks and second with 9.5 tackles for loss, despite often facing double and triple teams this season. That is expected continue.

The weather today could not be anymore different than the weather last weekend in Lewisburg, Pa. Right now in Staten Island, it's 64 degrees, not a cloud in the sky and a nice breeze that we can feel with the windows in the pressbox just opening up. Right now, we're watching both teams warm up with a nice view of the Verrazano Bridge. Interestingly the pre-game music is of the unedited variety, which is always a jolt for people who work a lot of events, where cleanliness of lyrics is next to Godliness.

I'll be back soon with starters and then throughout the game as our internet connection allows!  Also, make sure to follow Hoyas_Football on twitter and get to the app store if you're on your smartphone and download the new GUHoyas app!

MORE AFTER THE JUMP...
Good Morning Georgetown Football Fans and welcome to the blog!

We're a little over an hour away from kick-off here at Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium in rainy Lewisburg, Pa. It's a chilly, windy 54 degrees, the kind of Pennsylvania day where you round up the guys in the neighborhood for some tackle football at the park. Luckily, we're about to see just that.

Today's game with Bucknell has built up a little bit of hype around the Patriot League, with the Hoyas and Bison both entering today with 3-1 records. Not so bad for two teams picked to finish in the cellar prior to the season. Even The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa. is talking about the Hoyas... http://articles.mcall.com/2011-09-28/sports/mc-patriot-notebook-0928-20110928_1_scott-darby-hoyas-patriot-league

The matchup will feature this past week's Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week (GU QB Scott Darby) and Defensive Player of the Week, Bucknell's defensive end Josh Eden. Eden, who had an interception return for a TD, a safety and a fumble recovery in last week's win against Princeton. Darby, as you may remember accounted for five touchdowns and had the best completion percentage in GU history (81.8 percent).

PATRIOT LEAGUE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR PREVIEW... Bucknell's Eden and Andrew Schaetzke are both among the top defensive players in the league. Schaetzke leads the PL in sacks and tackles for loss, while Eden is fourth in sacks and fifth in tackles for loss.

KEEP READING AFTER THE JUMP FOR STARTERS AND MUCH MORE...


GEORGETOWN FOOTBALL GAMEDAY LIVE BLOG: PARTY IN POUGHKEEPSIE

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Welcome to the Georgetown Football Game Day Live Blog!

We are a little over an hour away from game time here at Tenney Stadium on the campus of Marist. It's a beautiful day here for football, though a little bit muggy. Currently it's a 75 degrees and despite the forecast for rain, the sun is starting to peek through the clouds, just a bit.

Prior to leaving our digs at the Clarion the offense and defense took separate ends of the parking lot and went through its pre-game walk-through. I can only imagine what the other hotel guests were thinking if they looked out of their windows at around 10:30 a.m.

Anyway, we are now all set up in the press box. I'm sitting up here next to Chuck Timanus, the voice of the Hoyas. Make sure if you are reading this that you are also tuning into the free audio broadcast on GUHoyas.com today!

The press box here at Marist is not like any other that I have seen in my travels with Georgetown football. First, it's open-air which is nice and not rare. But the large, luxury suite-like areas set up for VIP's, is very different. Chuck and I are less then screen pass-distance away from Marist fans who are enjoying wine, beer and finger sandwiches. It will be interesting to see how that crowd progresses through the game. 

On to football...Scott Darby will be starting at quarterback today. Isaiah Kempf will sit out after taking a big hit last week against Yale. Darby was under center for the Hoyas win against Marist in the Hoyas, 14-7 win over the Red Foxes last season.

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE: These two teams, while not natural rivals, have played some very close games, with six of the last seven being decided by a touchdown or less and two going into overtime. Each team has done a good job of defending its home field. Georgetown has not won in Poughkeepsie since 1999.

I'll be back with Georgetown starters and more information about the game and surroundings from Tenney Stadium throughout the afternoon. Make sure to follow us after the jump throughout the afternoon and keep your finger on that refresh button!





Excitement has surrounded the first two days of football practice at Multi-Sport Field, as the Hoyas have begun preparation for its season-opener against Davidson on Saturday, September 3.

The team has yet to strap on the pads and they will not have their first double session until Saturday, August 13, but the offense is at a higher level of understanding and execution on the offensive side under second year offensive coordinator David Patenaude at the same point compared to last year. On defense, the team returns nine starters, including everyone in a secondary that ranked among the leaders in NCAA Division I FCS in interceptions.

More after the jump...

Members of the Georgetown football team have been putting in the work to get better on the field throughout the summer. I spoke with RB Chance Logan last week, who has been training with an NFL-playing relative during the lockout, as he prepares for the 2011 season. It is hard to walk through Yates Field House without seeing at least two guys putting in the time to help the Hoyas reach that next level. Kenny Furlough stopped through the office a week or so ago to update his roster bio and was excited for this coming season.

Earlier today, I posted a story about Dustin Wharton setting world records at the NASA Powerlifting Nationals a few weeks back, along with his father. Here is video of the performances, its impressive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSrljzafb3I

But in my opinion, the most impressive thing that the Hoyas have been doing this summer has less to do with training and more to do with displays of character.

BLUE & GRAY FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGE GAMEDAY BLOG

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Welcome to the BLUE & GRAY SPRING FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGE BLOG!

The weather is certainly a lot nicer than what it would have been for the originally scheduled game time (yesterday at 3 p.m.). With the nice weather comes a nice crowd.

There are a ton of former Hoyas here today, including new Gridiron Club President Bruce Simmons, former President and current head of the mentorship program Jim Lenihan, as well as Ataefiok Etukeren, a few former No. 35's in Nick Umar and Nick Parrish (the program's all-time leading tackler in case you forgot). Also it is nice to see so many of this year's seniors, like Paul Sant'Ambrogio, who is sitting right in front of the pressbox. Dan Semler and Erik Antico are here, down the stands a little way is Keerome Lawrence, Danny Thompson, Jr., Gyasi Parrish and Philip Oladeji.

Probably a few hundred people in attendance as we get closer to the start of the game, a nice crowd considering the game is traditionally on the same day as the team's award banquet, which was held yesterday.

Georgetown's new captains are SLOT Jeremiah Kayal and safety Wayne Heimuli. Kayal will not play today, but Heimuli is suited up on the blue (defensive) sideline. The offense will be wearing gray.

I'll be back with more from today's game after the jump...

Good morning Georgetown football fans!

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...




A Fun Fall...So Far

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      This is the start of the sixth school year for me at Georgetown and there's no question in my mind that it has been the most fun.
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.  




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.  

 

Ring of Honor

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My ears perked up on Sunday night as I sat at home watching the New York Giants football game.  I had gone to the Giants website so my wife and I could watch the halftime ceremony announcing the team's Ring of Honor at their new stadium.  What caught my attention was that one of the names being inducted to the team's Ring of Honor was Al Blozis.

GEORGETOWN FOOTBALL GAME DAY BLOG: LIVE FROM COLGATE!

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WELCOME TO THE GEORGETOWN FOOTBALL GAME DAY BLOG!

I will try to keep you somewhat entertained and informed throughout the afternoon as the Hoyas take on the Preseason Patriot League favorite Colgate Raiders. This week we are in Hamilton, N.Y. a nice town with a very cool small town feel to it. On the bus into the stadium this morning we drove through the main drag of town to several blocks worth of what appeared to be a combination tailgate/farmers market/bazaar. For Patriot League travelers it reminds of a little of the historic Bethlehem, Pa. area near Lehigh (though with less hills).

Climate wise it is also a stark change from last week where the game time temperature at Multi-Sport Field was 92 degrees. It is currently 53 degrees here. I could have used a hoodie.

Some Fun Facts to the tune of "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi (currrently playing on Colgate's PA system.

* Colgate's QB Greg Sullivan was the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and so far the only non-Hoya to walk away with the weekly honor. RB Nate Eachus, who started his career at Colgate as a linebacker has transitioned into the backfield well, leading the Patriot League in rushing and ranking fourth in the nation averaging 142 yards per game.

*The Series...Georgetown and Colgate have met seven times, beginning the series the year after GU joined the Patriot League in 2002. Colgate has won each of the seven matchups.

*In the Red Zone...The Hoyas offense has scored in 11-of-12 trips into their opponents 20 yard line, including 10 touchdowns. That is the second best percentage in the Patriot League behind Bucknell who is 7-for-7...The Blue & Gray defense has also excelled leading the Patriot League by limiting opponents to 12 scores in 17 red zone chances. They have also blocked three field goals and created two turnovers inside their own 20 yard line.

*Unimportant Fact of the Day...We stayed at the Radisson of Utica last night where they had those sleep number beds that you may see on commercials. I learned through a series of trial and error that my sleep number is 45.


I'll have more football related info (along with random observations from the lovely Andy Kerr Stadium) 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.
 


Oh, You Fancy, Huh? ... Like Drake Fancy

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So, if you haven't already heard the song, "Fancy" by Drake is played at least once a day in the sports information office.  And rightly so as far as I'm concerned!  We have been fancy thus far in the 2010-11 school year with a lot of new and exciting things happening on the Hilltop.  I'll give you the update in my world of publications as you enjoy the Georgetown Homecoming Weekend!

 

GEORGETOWN FOOTBALL GAME DAY BLOG: Lafayette Edition

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Welcome to the Georgetown Football Game Day Blog!

This week the Hoyas take on the Lafayette Leopards at Fisher Stadium in Easton, Pa. The game is the first match up between Patriot League teams this season. It is also the second of three times this season that Georgetown will serve as another school's home-opening opponent (Georgetown will be Yale's home-opener next weekend in New Haven, Conn.).

Pre-Game Fun Facts...

*Series History...Georgetown and Lafayette will meet for the 14th time in series history. Lafayette holds a 10-3 advantage, with the Hoyas last winning in 2003.

*Stringing Together Some W's...The Hoyas victory over Lafayette in 2003 began the last winning streak in program history. Georgetown won three consecutive games, following the win over the Leopards with victories against Stony Brook and at Cornell...The Hoyas will look to string wins together today for the first time since then.

*Nick Parrish and History...(My personal favorite note for today) Senior LB and two-year captain Nick Parrish is 7.5 tackles away from tying Tom Wonica (1993-95) for most career tackles in Georgetown history. Wonica finished a stellar career with 269 tackles, while Parrish currently has 261.5.

*Completely Unrelated to Georgetown Football Note...The trip to Lafayette is somewhat special to me since I was born and raised in Easton, Pa. and my family still resides just blocks away from Fisher Stadium. I was thinking of ways to turn that fact into a game note, so here is my attempt:  Staying at his childhood home, Ryan Sakamoto will travel 0.3 miles (according to Google Maps) to the press box at Fisher Stadium on the campus of Lafayette College for Georgetown's game against the Leopards. The walk is the closest commute Sakamoto has made to a job since walking 489 feet (according to Google Maps) to his job with the City of Easton Recrational Bureau as a Playground Leader at Sullivan Park in 1999.

I'll be blogging (mostly about things relevant to today's game) throughout the day, so you should probably just keep this window open and hit refresh every now and then...updates will appear after the jump.


Hoya Insider is Back!

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Hoya Insider is back!  After a summer-long hiatus Hoya Insider is back and better than ever!  We've decided to change some things around this year.  We know that fans anticipated the new show every Thursday with the fine hosting of Meredith Cox and Kortney Robinson, but this year it's going to be a bit different.

My LABORING Labor Day Weekend

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In recent years, I'm normally home for Labor Day weekend enjoying BBQ with the family and sitting on my deck.  This Labor Day weekend was much different, however. 

FRIDAY- I worked in the office from 10:30 till 3:30. Then I worked the Men's Soccer game against at 4 which finished with the Hoyas defeating the Northeastern Huskies in double OT! Then afterwards, I was in the office till 9:30 preparing for my weekend of field hockey games as we would take on La Salle and Temple. 

SATURDAY- It was my first weekend with Ryan Sakamoto on the road with the football team, so I was a little nervous going into the game.  I wouldn't have much to worry about because I did have BaBar to my left which put me at ease.  The field hockey had an exciting game as La Salle and Georgetown exchanged goals back and forth with the Hoyas eventually prevailing 6-4 on Annie Wilson's six point effort (2 goals, 2 assists) .

SUNDAY- The Hoyas took on the Temple Owls which featured a matchup of two 3-0 teams in the young season. Ryan Sakamoto was back in the press box fresh off of very little sleep and a win for the Hoyas football team over Davidson with a score of 20-10.  At William I. Jacobs, the Hoyas played their hearts out, but fell to the Owls in a tough 2-0 loss. 

MONDAY- At North Kehoe Field, the Women's Soccer team would take on the Fairfield University Stags.  The Hoyas would go on to defeat the Stags 2-1 in OT on a beautiful corner kick by Samantha Baker which was definitely a crowd pleaser and the stands filled with excitement after.

To conclude my weekend on the Hilltop, I helped out by working the second game of the DC Invitational which had George Mason and American playing the second match. 

Overall, it was a very exciting weekend to be in the District and definitely a fun weekend.  It didn't consist of burgers, my deck or Mom's cooking, but it was a LABORING Labor Day weekend.  It's weird how things change in a year.

GEORGETOWN FOOTBALL GAME DAY: LIVE FROM CHARLOTTE

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It's GAMEDAY! Chuck Timanus, the voice of Georgetown football that some of you may be tuning in to hear on GUHoyas.com later this evening (IT'S FREE TONIGHT!!!), and I are sitting watching various college football games, while going over a few last minute notes in preparation for tonight's game.

Saturday Morning Georgetown Football Scrimmage

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Could you make the argument that there are better things to do on a Saturday morning/afternoon than watch college football? Yes.

Would you be wrong? Most likely.

Some who would agree with me, included some Georgetown football alums like last year's No. 35 jersey honoree Robert Lane. Also, a few VIP's like Dr. Daniel Porterfield, Georgetown's Senior VP for Strategic Development and Mark Rountree the Associate AD for Compliance. Chuck Timanus, the voice of Georgetown football over the past seven seasons and WGTB Radio's John Kenchelian were out among the crowd.

Moving to the field of practice, today marked some of the first live hitting the squad has done, as the two week countdown to the season-opener at Davidson on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. (You can catch all the action here on GUHoyas.com). It was a great opportunity for the 100 or so in attendance to get a sneak preview of what the 2010 Hoyas should look like: (Highlights after the jump)

End of the Summer

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The last two days of this week have been pretty quiet around here.  A sure sign that the summer has come to an end was evident in that our weekly Bagel Day moved from Thursday to Friday.


New stuff

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Well, the school year is almost upon us so I thought I'd simply display a few of the items the athletic department has recently completed.

Patriot League Media Day!

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Georgetown football Head Coach Kevin Kelly is a morning person. On

Tuesday morning, Kelly awoke, had time for a run and was still on

campus by around 4:45 a.m. to pick up myself and senior captain

Nick Parrish, so we could leave Washington, D.C. by 5 a.m. on our

way to Patriot League Football Media Day at Green Pond Country

Club in Bethlehem, Pa.


I had a dream on Friday night that I woke up and the snow that had begun before I went to bed had turned to rain. Needless to say I was in for a rude awakening when I woke up on Saturday morning. See, I'm a bit of a weather cynic. So when weather.com calls for 10-20 inches of snow, I'm the guy that sits around saying things like, "I've heard that before, we'll be lucky to get three to four inches." You can probably blame a childhood full of staying up late on nights with heavy projected snow falls, only to wake up to nothing, except the promise of a miserable, half asleep day of school...

By senior tight end Henry Bowe....
This will be my last blog as a member of the Georgetown University football team. I have relished every moment of the last four years on the Hilltop. Over the course of this last week I have spent some time reminiscing and thinking about all of the great aspects about this program that I will surely miss. Therefore I have come up with the top five things I will miss after the season is over:

Heading out on the road...

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It's a rainy day in the Nation's Capital, but it's an exciting day here at Georgetown as I am getting ready to head over to the airport and fly to New Orleans with the men's basketball team for the 2009-10 season opener at Tulane.

Thoughts from a Long Bus Ride Home...

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To say that it was a long ride back from Marist College Saturday night would be a vast understatement.

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With only three games left in the football careers of the seniors here on the Hilltop, we have been doing our best to make the most of our time on the team.
After seven-straight weeks of games and after having the previous 11 weeks filled with practice, meetings and classes, the Georgetown University football team had no game scheduled this week.  And with the first weekday free in some time, seniors Jon Cassidy and Robert Lane did not take the opportunity to sleep in and rest.  Instead, they woke up early and drove to Bethesda, Md., where they had a chance to sit with the first grade classes at Bradley Hills Elementary School.
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. 

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Written by guest blogger Henry Bowe

 

I am amazed by the resiliency of the team this year. Despite our lack of success on the scoreboard, my teammates and I refuse to give up. We see the next six games as an opportunity not only to get some wins, but also do some damage in the Patriot League standings. 

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