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Cheesesteaks, Hoagies & Hoyas ... Welcome to Philly

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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.

 

To Judge or Not to Judge...

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There has been a lot of talk about judging people in our office today.  While some of my co-workers have made it known that they never judge people and wouldn't fathom doing so, I'll be the first to admit that I judge a lot of things...all day...

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.

Sugar and the Hilltop Gang

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First off, every day is a good day to be a Hoya - but, there have been a lot of great days to be a Hoya lately.  Our women's team is on a six-game win streak while our men's team is on a seven-game win streak.  If you had a chance to catch our women's game, you saw a performance by a team who that night could simply be called "Sugar and the Hilltop Gang" ... when you listen to the Sugarhill Gang as often as our office does, these things just come to you.

 

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 - 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.

Island Blog Day 6

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Well it's not really an island blog since we're in the Miami airport waiting for our connection to BWI.  Also, I am well aware that I skipped Day 5, but there really wasn't much to say except a tough game and a lot of film sessions, shoot around, etc.  So now let's get to the good stuff,WE BEAT NO. 4 TENNESSEE!

Island Blog Day 4

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Repetition and consistency are always an important part of training.  Every team shoots shot after shot and runs drill after drill to make it perfect.  This consistency carries over to a team preparing for a game, trying to keep everything the same so there are no surprises and everyone is in their optimal playing mindset.

Some of us in the sports information office may not be in Paradise, but for me and members of the women's soccer team, Columbus, Ohio on Thanksgiving Day may as well be Shangri-La.

Island Blog Day 3

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I arrived in the lobby this morning and found the girls all congregating waiting to go to breakfast.  As we were waiting, someone got the idea to go around the circle and say what we were thankful for.  It was wonderful to hear how much the girls cherish their friends and families.  They understand how lucky they are to play basketball at Georgetown.

Island Blog Day 2

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Well fans I am exhausted and I didn't even play basketball today!  Wednesday was another beautiful day in paradise filled with a little bit of basketball and a lot of relaxing. 

Island Blog Day 1

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Hello Hoya fans from the U.S. Virgin Islands!  I apologize for not blogging yesterday, but it was a looooong travel day.  We left campus at 4 a.m. for a 6 a.m. flight from National to JFK.  After a short layover, we were on our way to the islands and arrived here around 1:30 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time.  It's a perfect 80 degrees with a slight breeze, just getting off of the plane was wonderful!

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! 

 

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!

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.

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.

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.

 

Monday Musings

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A little mix of a few different thoughts on Monday, although we're winding down there is still plenty going on...

Game Tonight!!!!

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Big day today Hoya Fans!  I know most of you on the East Coast are heading home to get ready for the game, but here in Cali we have a few more hours before we head over to Haas Pavilion.  I know I promised some more updates from the road, so here are some videos from yesterday courtesy of our manager Dante.

Soaking Up the NCAA's in Cali

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Here I am again, blogging from the road and letting everyone at home know what we are up to as we prepare for another huge game.  Here's the rundown of what's been going on, of course I've included some clips courtesy of Monica McNutt.

California Dreamin'

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The women are going to Cali!

SELECTION MONDAY!

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Like a really good song on an album that features a No. 1 single, "Selection Monday" gets stuck in the shadow of the national holiday we know as "Selection Sunday". Though, like that really good song it certainly deserves some attention.  

BET 2K10- Day Two

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Checking in from Hartford!  We had a great day on Saturday giving the girls a little more down time before we play on Sunday.  The day started with a good two-hour practice at a local high school and then brunch before the coaches left to watch games for the day and our fun began...

Made it to Hartford!

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Hello from Hartford!

Well, we made it in one piece yesterday.  We had an early wake up call yesterday morning and flew out of National on our way to the BIG EAST Tournament!

Time to Bid!

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I'm on the road with women's basketball today, but this morning I received a phone call from Mara Vandlik the associate director of Hoyas Unlimited.  She was calling about a glitch on the web we had to work out but this phone call reminded me that the Hoyas Unlimited started today!

GUHoyas.com Official Auction Page (full list of auction items)

Pink Zone

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Time is running out for Hoya fans to see the Georgetown women's basketball squad at McDonough Arena!  This weekend, the No. 14/12 women will host No. 4/3 Notre Dame at home in their final weekend home game of the season.  The game will be special for a number of reasons... 

Oh Henry!

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Don't worry Hoya fans, we made it to Pittsburgh.  Unlike the men's team which is still trying to find a way out of Providence we left yesterday morning in order to beat the storm.  Our wonderful bus driver Henry made it through some dicey weather on the drive here and some even more questionable conditions trying to get up snowy hills on the way to shoot around, but we made it.

DE-FENSE...DE-FENSE

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The title of the blog today is a direct quote from what I hear in my cube as I write.  The women's basketball team is in the gym practicing and we here in sports information are fortunate to be situated above the gym allowing us to hear everything that occurs.  When there are volleyball games going on, we can hear the teams cheer after every point and during women's games the ref's whistles are quite clear.  However, it seems odd to hear cheering and chants in the middle of the day.

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...

Top 5 Runs of All-Time (in my short GU career)

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Hello from Cincinnati!  Sitting at shoot-around and talking with some of the staff about the exceptional work-out room at the hotel complete with HDTV's and a Wii.  This got me thinking about some of my favorite places to go.  On the road we usually spend then entire time together on a schedule.  Working out is the one time we have to ourselves at any given time you can see Coach, assistants, trainers and even SID's getting in a run.  Therefore, without further ado, here is my Top 5 Road Runs of All-Time.

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.

 

We're Our Own Biggest Fan!

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What more can I say about the Georgetown women's basketball team?  The girls are off to one of the best starts in program history, they're nationally ranked and they're on a 12-game win streak.  I think I've been over our accomplishments more than once in the blog, so today I'm going to write about some of the other things that impact the team.

Welcome to Sunny Tampa...Or Not

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Every year I look forward to our basketball trip to USF.  It usually means a nice trip to Florida in the middle of winter allowing me to get some jogs in around the bay, maybe a little tan and, of course, a Hoya victory.  This year, however, Tampa is unseasonably cold and we are staying on campus meaning my tropical vacation is ruined.

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. 

 

Worst Suggestions Ever

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Sitting in Littlejohn Colliseum I asked for a few suggestions for today's blog title and have gotten next to nothing from some of our support staff and managers.  Birthday girl Lauren Bryant suggested something about Tiger Pride and another staff member thought she was hysterical making a pun about their Littlejohn Colliseum and our Big John Thompson.  As you can see I am working with very little today.  Anyway, on to the trip...

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

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After boarding a plane for Texas this weekend, I never thought that the D.C. area was going to get as much snow as it did.  Like Ryan, whenever they talk about the blizzard of "insert year here", I just assume it will snow some, turn to rain or the dreaded freezing rain, and ice up/melt within a day or so.  Flash forward to Saturday and turning on the hotel tv.......bummer for all the people who were stuck in the blizzard.  I received text messages and pictures of the streets and scenes (a grocery-store line a mile long, people buying things for the armageddon, etc.).  At this point I just figured there would be some flight delays and changed the channel to some hoops.

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.

Post Thanksgiving

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Hope everyone had a really nice Thanksgiving and got to spend the holiday with people they care about.  Turkey Day consisted of sleeping in, eating good food and watching a Bronco win to cap it all off.  My parents have moved from just outside Philadelphia to Allentown, Pa so the drive has turned into a 3 1/2 hour trip up I-95 to a 3 1/2 hour trek across I-83 and I-76.  Not that this matters to many, but the scenery is definitely different. 

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!

We're Going to Dairy Queen!

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Wow!  What a weekend!  Women's basketball is currently on the tail end of what seems to be the longest road trip in the history of trips, but thanks to a 2-1 weekend at the BTI Classic the team is actually in pretty good spirits.  We may be tired and wishing we could sleep in our own beds two consecutive nights but other than that people are pretty happy.  Why, you ask? 

Women's Basketball on the Big Ten Network

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Hello from West Lafayette, Ind.!  This is going to be a short one since we leave for the game in 40 minutes but here is a quick update from the BTI Classic hosted by Purdue University. Georgetown will play No. RV/23 Purdue this afternoon at 4 p.m. ET and it will be shown on the Big Ten Network.  This is channel 610 on DirecTV so tune in to check out the Hoyas go up against their first ranked opponent of the season.

Thrown Rolls

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I'm sitting at shoot-around before the first game of the season with the women's basketball team.  This game is not only the season opener and a homecoming of sorts for Coach, but it marks the first of a six-game road trip to start the season for the Hoyas. 

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.

The Hoya's Women's Basketball Preview

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Today many students came to McDonough Arena to pick up their season tickets for the year.  To make the festivities a little more exciting, The Hoya was given permission to distribute a special Basketball Preview with each set of tickets.  When I picked up a copy, I paged through and to my surprise I found that it was not a Basketball Preview but a Men's Basketball Preview.

 

Senior Day and SpiderCoach

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Well it's Monday Hoya fans, I'm sure everyone is happy to be back to work after a lovely fall weekend. For us here in Sports Info this means we work to get everything wrapped up from the previous weekend and to get started on what's ahead. So here is a little recap from my sports this weekend and a look at the week...

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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