Monday Morning Musings Redux

October 11, 2005

I flew back to DC from Iowa on Monday and it only took me twelve hours door to door. Remind me next time that I should drive. Grinnell College, located in Grinnell, IA, has a very pleasant campus and is filled with bright and energetic young students (including my daughter). The train tracks running alongside the campus suggested to me that this liberal arts school of 1,400 students in central Iowa perhaps should be known as "The Little College That Could."

The Division III athletic facilities are quite good and though the football team lost 62-14 to league opponent Monmouth College (Illinois) over the weekend, the campus is already getting excited about the hoop team with their now ESPN-exposed run & gun offense.

While at Grinnell, I lunched with a former classics classmate from my student days, Dennis Hughes. Dennis, the son of former GU English prof Riley Hughes (deceased), is now a classics professor at Grinnell. We swapped stories of former mentors Fr. Bodnar and Fr. Kelley from our days of studying Greek and Latin together. And, I learned from Dennis that Josiah Osgood, the son of Grinnell's current president, is a classics professor on the Hilltop. It's a small world. And classics do rule!


Newly completed Darby Center is home to the high-flying hoop Pioneers

























My picks for most interesting contests this coming week:

> Men's Soccer: The Hoyas (7-5) host #13 ranked Maryland (8-3) on rain-drenched North Kehoe Field. The Hoyas have already knocked off local rivals Howard and American. No rest on the horizon either. Notre Dame comes to town on Saturday and #23 ranked Creighton on next Tuesday. All are must-see games!

> Football: I don't understand the vagaries of football scheduling, but two seasons ago, the Hoyas (3-3) faced Cornell (2-2) in Ithaca. Last year, we did not play them at all. This year, we are back in Ithaca to play the Big Red on their homecoming weekend. I won't care about fair if we beat them, just like last time.

> Women's Soccer: After splitting games with two Big East opponents last weekend, the Hoyas (11-3-1) will meet the #23 ranked West Virginia Mountaineers next Sunday after facing an underdog Pittsburgh squad (2-8-3) on North Kehoe on Friday.

> Swimming & Diving: Opening weekend for the Hoya natators (0-0) with the local Potomac Relays on Friday. On Saturday, we will open the doors of Yates to let the smEagles from Boston College swim in our Big East pool. Let's send them right back to their ACC north country with a big L.

Last week, the Hoya athletic teams posted an overall win-loss record of 2-6 and earned a 1st, a 3rd and a 12th place finish in standings competition.




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November 24
8:30 PM
Auburn
Nashville, Tenn.
November 25
6:00 PM
Richmond
Richmond, Va.

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November 25
8:30 PM
Chattanooga
Nashville, Tenn.
November 26
3:00 PM
Northwestern
Nashville, Tenn.
November 28
8:30 PM
Maine
Capital One Arena

FS1
99.1 WNEW-FM
November 29
7:00 PM
Florida International
McDonough Arena
December 3
6:30 PM
Coppin State
Capital One Arena

FS1
106.7 WJFK-FM
December 7
8:30 PM
Howard
Capital One Arena

FS1
106.7 WJFK-FM
December 7
7:00 PM
Minnesota
McDonough Arena
December 9
2:30 PM
North Carolina A&T
Capital One Arena

FS2
106.7 WJFK-FM
December 10
2:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C.
December 16
12:30 PM
Syracuse
Capital One Arena

CBS
106.7 WJFK-FM
December 20
7:00 PM
North Texas
Capital One Arena

FS2
106.7 WJFK-FM
December 21
6:00 PM
VCU
Richmond, Va.
December 23
12:00 PM
Alabama A&M
Capital One Arena

FS1
106.7 WJFK-FM
December 27
6:30 PM
Butler
Capital One Arena

FS1
99.1 WNEW-FM
December 28
7:00 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I.

BEDN
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December 30
4:30 PM
Marquette
Milwaukee, Wis.

FS1
106.7 WJFK-FM
December 30
2:00 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.

BEDN
January 2
9:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill.

FS1
99.1 WNEW-FM
January 2
2:00 PM
Xavier
McDonough Arena

BEDN
January 5
7:00 PM
Butler
McDonough Arena

BEDN
January 6
12:00 PM
Creighton
Capital One Arena

FSN
99.1 WNEW-FM
January 6
All Day
Rose Bowl Regatta
Los Angeles, Calif.
January 7
All Day
Rose Bowl Regatta
Los Angeles, Calif.
January 9
6:30 PM
St. Johns
New York, N.Y.

FS1
99.1 WNEW-FM
January 10
7:00 PM
Villanova
McDonough Arena

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January 12
7:00 PM
St. Johns
Queens, N.Y.

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January 13
12:00 PM
Seton Hall
Newark, N.J.

FS1
106.7 WJFK-FM
January 13
1:00 PM
American/George Washington
Washington, D.C. (American University)
January 14
1:00 PM
Seton Hall
South Orange, N.J.

BEDN
January 17
6:30 PM
Villanova
Capital One Arena

FS1
106.7 WJFK-FM
January 19
7:00 PM
Marquette
McDonough Arena

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January 19
TBA
VCU 41
Richmond, Va.
January 20
12:00 PM
St. Johns
Capital One Arena

FS1
99.1 WNEW-FM
January 20
1:00 PM
Drexel
McCarthy Pool
January 20
TBA
VCU 41
Richmond, Va.
January 21
2:00 PM
Depaul
McDonough Arena

CBSsn
January 24
8:30 PM
DePaul
Capital One Arena

FS1
106.7 WJFK-FM
January 26
7:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.

BEDN
January 27
8:00 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.

CBSSN
99.1 WNEW-FM
January 28
2:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio

FS2
February 2
6:00 PM
Drexel
Philadelphia, Pa.
February 3
6:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio

CBSSN
99.1 WNEW-FM
February 3
1:00 PM
Villanova
Villanova, Pa.

BEDN
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February 3
2:00 PM
Seton Hall/Providence
Berkeley (N.J.) Aquatic Club
February 4
TBA
Penn
Philadelphia, Pa.
February 4
TBA
Temple
Washington, D.C.
February 6
8:30 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I.

FS1
99.1 WNEW-FM
February 9
7:00 PM
Seton Hall
McDonough Arena

BEDN
February 9
TBA
Monmouth N.J.
Washington, D.C.
February 10
4:00 PM
Seton Hall
Capital One Arena

CBSSN
106.7 WJFK-FM
February 11
2:00 PM
St. Johns
McDonough Arena

BEDN
February 13
6:30 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.

CBSSN
99.1 WNEW-FM
February 13
12:00 PM
Towson
Arlington, Va.
February 16
8:00 PM
Depaul
Chicago, Ill.

BEDN
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February 16
4:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C.
February 17
12:00 PM
Gardner-Webb
Winston-Salem, N.C.
February 18
3:00 PM
Marquette
Milwaukee, Wis.

BEDN
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February 18
10:00 AM
Navy
Winston-Salem, N.C.
February 21
6:30 PM
Xavier
Capital One Arena

FS1/FSN
99.1 WNEW-FM
February 21
10:00 AM
Day 1
Geneva, Ohio