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They Don't Sell Coffee at the Sun Dome...

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It's about an hour before tipoff and I'm sitting courtside at the Sun Dome in Tampa for tonight's BIG EAST Conference game between the Hoyas and South Florida.  Tipoff is at 7 p.m. and I'll be here providing as much insight as I can before getting ready for post-game work.

The Battle of the Jesuits

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Greetings from Verizon Center. I'm sitting courtside at The Phonebooth for today's game against Marquette.   It's strange for many of us with a 1 p.m. tipoff, but we're here and ready to roll in the Battle of the Jesuits.

Farewell Will

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Today was a big day in the athletic department.  It was a Georgetown legend's going away party as we said farewell to Will Hill.

Courtside from the Carrier Dome...

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Greetings from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.  We're about 10 minutes from tip-off for tonight's Rivalry Week matchup between the Hoyas and the Orange.

Monday Afternoon Musings

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It's a Monday in the office and while the women are out for lunch - Barbara Barnes is no doubt still reveling in her Green Bay Packers winning the Super Bowl last night - a few of the guys here are around the television watching the 1997 Major League Baseball Home Run Hitting Contest.  Ryan Sakamoto was in his cube doing some work, but when he heard that former Baltimore Oriole Brady Anderson was up to bat, that stopped pretty quickly.

Men's Hoop, Women's Hoop, FPD

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I'm a bit late to the party here, maybe it's still a leftover feeling from waking up a bit later than normal, or later than I had expected to.  It also didn't help that the wireless was down at Verizon Center for the better part of pregame this morning.  Thankfully, Gordon Armstrong, who oversees the IT department at The Phonebooth, was able to take care of things and get the internet access back up courtside just as the game started.

Men's Hoop, Women's Hoop, FPD

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I'm a bit late to the party here, maybe it's still a leftover feeling from waking up a bit later than normal, or later than I had expected to.  It also didn't help that the wireless was down at Verizon Center for the better part of pregame this morning.  Thankfully, Gordon Armstrong, who oversees the IT department at The Phonebooth, was able to take care of things and get the internet access back up courtside just as the game started.

Men's Hoop, Women's Hoop, FPD

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I'm a bit late to the party here, maybe it's still a leftover feeling from waking up a bit later than normal, or later than I had expected to.  It also didn't help that the wireless was down at Verizon Center for the better part of pregame this morning.  Thankfully, Gordon Armstrong, who oversees the IT department at The Phonebooth, was able to take care of things and get the internet access back up courtside just as the game started.

Men's Hoop, Women's Hoop, FPD

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I'm a bit late to the party here, maybe it's still a leftover feeling from waking up a bit later than normal, or later than I had expected to.  It also didn't help that the wireless was down at Verizon Center for the better part of pregame this morning.  Thankfully, Gordon Armstrong, who oversees the IT department at The Phonebooth, was able to take care of things and get the internet access back up courtside just as the game started.

Men's Hoop, Women's Hoop, FPD

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I'm a bit late to the party here, maybe it's still a leftover feeling from waking up a bit later than normal, or later than I had expected to.  It also didn't help that the wireless was down at Verizon Center for the better part of pregame this morning.  Thankfully, Gordon Armstrong, who oversees the IT department at The Phonebooth, was able to take care of things and get the internet access back up courtside just as the game started.

Men's Hoop, Women's Hoop, FPD

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I'm a bit late to the party here, maybe it's still a leftover feeling from waking up a bit later than normal, or later than I had expected to.  It also didn't help that the wireless was down at Verizon Center for the better part of pregame this morning.  Thankfully, Gordon Armstrong, who oversees the IT department at The Phonebooth, was able to take care of things and get the internet access back up courtside just as the game started.

Another Thursday morning and another BIG EAST Coaches Conference call.  Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III called in just before noon and spoke about the upcoming game against Providence:

Athletic Recognition Dinner Recap

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A special thanks to Meagan Barry in Hoyas Unlimited, who had started to write a recap on Saturday's Athletic Recognition Dinner, and to Rafael Suanes, who sent some pictures off to me as well.  

Georgetown Villanova Live Blog

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Late to my seat on the baseline and late to start today's live blog but I'll be here to post some musing and thoughts during the game.

Little Willie, Are you Okay?

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Today was the weekly BIG EAST Coaches Conference call for men's basketball.  League coaches have to call in to take questions from the media on a bi-weekly basis.  So Coach Thompson was off last week, but back on again this week.  When he was on a couple of weeks back, I transcribed his responses to post here, but he was on for a very short time today, mainly because he only had one question asked.

Saturday Morning at the RAC with the Hoyas

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Good morning to everyone. 

We're 17 minutes from tipoff at the Louis Brown Athletic Center - or the RAC, as everyone knows it - and the crowd is slowly filtering in as the Hoyas get ready to take on Rutgers in an important BIG EAST game.

I'll be here as much as I can throughout the game...probably more than I am for some home games.

Georgetown - Pitt Live Blog

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Welcome from The Verizon Center, where the Hoyas are getting ready to take on the Pitt Panthers tonight.  It's a 7 p.m. tipoff and I am sitting in my normal seat, two from the visiting bench and next to the stat crew with about 41 minutes left before the start of the game.

Breakfast with the Hoyas...

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It's not exactly Breakfast at Wimbledon, but we'll call it Breakfast with the Hoyas since we're here at Verizon Center for an 11 a.m. tipoff against West Virginia.
The start of BIG EAST Conference play also means the start of the weekly BIG EAST Coaches' call, where every other week, the league's coaches call in and take questions from the media.  Today was the first of four times this through the end of February where John Thompson III called in and spoke to the members of the fourth estate.

Georgetown - Pitt Game Moved to ESPN

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That first day back to school, or in this case, work, is always a struggle, but I perked up a bit this morning when I received an e-mail from ESPN about next week's game against Pittsburgh.

The game was originally slated to air on ESPN2, but has been moved to the main network channel (that would be ESPN), with Dave Pasch and legendary coach Bob Knight set to call the game.  It should be a great atmosphere at The Phonebooth that night as students are back in town for the first day.

The Hoyas are back on the air again on Saturday, hosting West Virginia downtown.  It's an 11 a.m. tip, so set your clocks and get their early.  Sean McDonough and Doris Burke are on the call for the game.

It's nice to get a chance to take a breather over these next couple of days, but we're back at it again this weekend.  Hope to see you all there on Saturday and Wednesday....

Live Blog from the Phonebooth

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Greetings from Verizon Center. We're in the middle of starting lineups for today's game against Utah State.  I'll be providing as many updates and insights as I can here...not stats and scores, but just some gameday observations.....feel free to tune in.
Hey folks, sorry for starting this after tip-off but I just flew back in from Ohio after being at Ohio State for the NCAA Tournament women's soccer game.
Hey folks, sorry for starting this after tip-off but I just flew back in from Ohio after being at Ohio State for the NCAA Tournament women's soccer game.

Men's Basketball Live In-Game Blog vs. UNC-Asheville

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Greetintgs from Verizon Center. Sorry to be late, but I just flew in from Ohio after last night's women's soccer game.  I will be providing updates throughout the game....

I'm no trailer writer, but I'm fully convinced you should want to read the blog based on the title alone.  It's Nelly ... as in Country Grammar and Just a Dream! You should definitely find out why he hearts GU Women's Hoops! 

 

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.

Live Blog from the Charleston Classic

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Greetings from Carolina First Arena in downtown Charleston where I am seated courtside for Georgetown's first game in the Charleston Classic.  I'll try providing some updates and such throughout the game.

This is a great little arena situated right in the middle of downtown Charleston.  It's where the College of Charleston plays and you can tell that when they pack it in here, it would be a tough place to play.

College Basketball-24 Hours

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The season is in full swing.

College Basketball-24 Hours

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The season is in full swing.

College Basketball-24 Hours

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The season is in full swing.

College Basketball-24 Hours

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The season is in full swing.

College Basketball 24 Hours

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The season is in full swing.

College Basketball 24 Hours

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The season is in full swing and it has certainly kicked off here at Georgetown. You can sense the excitement whether it be sitting in Leo's having a quick meal or working in the Sports Information office preparing credentials that would be used later that night at the game.

Fans, Get Ready!

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Today's blog was written by a loyal member of our student fan group, Hoya Blue.  Enjoy!

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.

Schedule Release

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I know no one believes it, but basketball season is just around the corner.  While we have been pumping up soccer, volleyball and football games, the basketball teams are making their final arrangements for the season.

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.

DC is Our Playground!

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Check out the latest video on the website!  It's time to get excited for another year of Georgetown basketball!  Get your tickets today!

 

All These Things that I Have Seen

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We're closing on yet another year on the Hilltop and I just cannot believe it has gone by so quickly.  Sure, some of our sports are far from over - such as our women's lacrosse team, competing for the BIG EAST Championship tomorrow up in Piscataway - but there is a feeling on campus that it's nearly time for summer already.

 

(Almost) Friday Fun Facts

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Everyone knows it's tough to beat a team three times in one season - specifically the Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team.  The Hoyas stopped the Orange from that feat as GU defeated Syracuse, 91-84, in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Tournament at Madison Square Garden earlier today.

 

That was sort of the situation I found myself in on Monday morning, getting a wakeup call from my boss - Senior Director of Communications Bill Shapland - at around 7 a.m. and telling me to get dressed and meet him in the lobby as we needed to meet up with the basketball team.

D.C. White Out?

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Kudos to the entire athletics department for an impressive effort last Saturday with the Gray Out against Duke.  It looks like Mother Nature has committed to a White Out for Washington, D.C. on Friday and Saturday as the current weather report is calling for somewhere between 16 and 24 inches of powder.  As the status of the winter storm is constantly updated, I cannot help but compare it to the Nor'easter of 1996 ... not the Blizzard of 1996 - the nor'easter. 

 

Lots Going On!!!

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The spring season has started here at Georgetown and there is a lot going on, let's get to it...

A Sort of Homecoming

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It's a rainy and somewhat warm morning in Syracuse, which is a stark contrast to any other time I've been here during basketball season.  Regardless, it is always a nice trip for some of the travel party with men's basketball.

 

Never a Dull Moment at Georgetown ...

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First off, I hope all of our readers had a chance to enjoy the holiday weekend.  My weekend was full of Hoya athletics.  Saturday featured a thrilling women's basketball game where the then-24/18 Hoyas defeated the Louisville Cardinals for their 14th-straight victory, a program best.  That along with the win over Providence earlier in the week propelled the women to a ranking of 19 in the AP poll this week.  The ESPN/USA Today poll comes out tomorrow. 

 

BIG EAST Hoops and the 'Cat Connection

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Call me crazy, but the NFL Playoffs don't mean much to me.  I grew up a Redskins fan so it's been a long time since I really had anything invested in football in January.  So, for me, I'm ready for the heart of the conference season - and more specifically, I'm excited for some really good Georgetown men's and women's basketball games in the BIG EAST Conference.

 

Friday Grab Bag ...

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It's a Friday in January in the Georgetown Sports Information Office - you better believe you get a grab bag of items.  We're in the middle of one season and prepping for the next already. 

 

Let's start with a little piece of national news, today in the Washington Post the GU women's basketball team had an article about the new direction the team is moving in.  Kudos to the WaPo for recognizing the accomplishments of the RV/25 women's team ... the team leaves for Tampa right after practice to face the USF Bulls in its second BIG EAST Conference game of the season. 

 

Am I back from Chicago and Milwaukee Yet?

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It's past 3 in the afternoon - about 12 hours after I got home from Milwaukee - and while it is Thursday, I really have no concept of what day it is.  I guess it's a combination of still being in a holiday hangover and then having a five-day road trip with the men's basketball team on top of the start of 2010.  To say that the last week was a whirlwind for anyone associated with the men's basketball program would be a vast understatement.

It's an Arena!

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Saturday, December 19 marks the first time in two years the Georgetown men's basketball team will play on the hardwood at McDonough Arena ... that's right, Arena.  Say what you will about the words on the outside of the building - but, as far as this athletics department is concerned, it's an arena. McDonough has been the home to Hoya athletics since 1951 ... and I've been part of Hoya athletics since 2005. 

 

I'm Talking About Practice...

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Greetings from sunny California, where I am with the Hoya men's basketball team as we get ready to play the University of Washington in the John Wooden Classic on Saturday.

Let's Make it Seven!

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Hello Georgetown fans!  Hope everyone had a great weekend and that our inch of snow for those in the District didn't slow anyone down.  We had another outstanding weekend here on campus as both the men's and women's teams were victorious.  I was finishing everything up for the women's game so I wasn't able to make it down to Verizon, but I heard it was a balanced win for the men over local-rival American.

Tis the Season, I Mean Basketball Season

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Happy Thanksgiving Hoya fans!  We took a small Thanksgiving hiatus from the blog, but as I'm sure you know, that didn't mean we stopped working.  Over the holiday both of the basketball teams kept on rolling going undefeated!

Home Opener

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Written by Hoya Blue President Anna Selling

With the first home game for the men's basketball team fast-approaching, students feel energized and excited for a new beginning.  Our team has some new faces, and some seasoned leaders.  The fans are eager to see this new team.

 

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.
Greetings from somewhere between New York City and Washington, D.C., where I am on the train ride back from Madison Square Garden with Senior Communications Director Bill Shapland after BIG EAST Men's Basketball Media Day.

Let the Madness Begin!

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By Guest Blogger Director of Marketing Greg Driscoll

 

The start of the college basketball season is only 24 hours away!  The Georgetown men's and women's teams will get the season underway with their annual Midnight Madness celebration to be held on Friday, October 16 at McDonough Arena.

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