Midnight Madness 2011: LOUD NOISES and Other Familiar Things

Oct. 19, 2011

A giant pile of thundersticks. 

The first image of the 2011-12 basketball season for many Georgetown students: hundreds upon hundreds of glow-in-the-dark percussion toys, stacked waste deep in the foyer of McDonough Gym. 

I’m momentarily mesmerized by the rhythmic flashing of the tiny blue strobe lights imbedded in the white balloons reading WE ARE GEORGETOWN.  What’s one more distraction, I figure, after an offseason of newsworthy items from McDonough Gym to Beijing to, apparently tonight, Boise.

So many questions heading into Midnight Madness:

Who inflated all those thundersticks? (Check out the third picture)

How have the Hoyas grown from their exhibition tour of China and a thrilling Kenner League season?

Would it hurt if I dove into the thunderstick pile, Scrooge McDuck style?

Which of the Hoya legends in this video would appear tonight?

Glow-in-the-dark thundersticks: how do they work?

Who is, or is not, in the Big East Conference right now?

Right, that last one.

Midnight Madness is in one sense provides the fall’s first answers to the summer’s burning questions.  This is all well and good when those questions are “Who’s our starting backcourt?” or “Is this highly-ranked freshman worth the hype?”  When a key question confronting Big East teams at this year’s Midnight Madness is: “Who will be Big East teams at next year’s Midnight Madness?” there’s much less a layup line can do help.

And then there is the burning question of your humble blogger, on his 11th Georgetown Midnight Madness, staring into a pile of 1,789 (*what I assume the GU scorekeeper’s count would be) thundersticks:

What does this all mean?

I’m not typically inclined to existential crises (Camus and Sartre were never my thing in H.S. English), and a mid-life crisis shouldn’t be in my wheelhouse (I’m 29 and cannot yet afford a convertible sports car), but as I scan the flashing thundersticks for Morse Code clues about whether Allen Iverson will appear tonight, pondering the upheaval in the conference landscape, I’m wondering what I could possibly write about Midnight Madness that would get me excited after all these years.  Midnight Madness is at the same time comforting and familiar, the annual welcome to my favorite sport, yet in this autumn of upheaval, strangely foreign and lacking a certain…something…as I walk into McDonough.

Like a giant pile of thundersticks, Midnight Madness is mesmerizing and distracting, but I’m not sure what to make of it.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

What I hear of it is a bass line.

The familiar Midnight Madness siren call of speaker feedback and hamburger smell* beckoned me from the McDonough parking lot, as it has each October in this millennium.

(*Soulja Boy and GUGS smoke, I once called it.  Only the burgers survived this year, which is a real shame, given Patrick Ewing Jr.’s expected attendance.)

I normally can’t get enough of this, and not just on account of the burgers.  The pre-Madness festivities for Hoya fans are equal parts contemporary history lesson, carnival, and awkward freshman mixer. 

This year hits the marks.  The 2010-11 season highlight film plays on a giant screen, the Hoyas victory at the Carrier Dome interspersed with a cliffs notes version of the last four years of Midnight Madness friendly hip-hop.  Beneath a small tent, Hollis Thompson and friends goof around at a pop-a-shot station, and students making casual conversation in line at the door sport HOYA ’15 shirts.

It just isn’t registering, the wave of excitement washing over me as I stay stuck in the sand…or, more to the point, as I stare into my phone…

A few years ago, your humble blogger took on another vocation in the world of Hoya Hoop Club communications.  In addition to blogging and recapping, I’m now one of the 140-character-or-less voices behind the Hoya Hoop Club Twitter account

The logistics aren’t especially complicated: a pen in one holster, a smartphone in the other.  The mindset is a different matter: between @hoyahoopclub and my own Twitter account, I’m following 182 fellow Tweeters, and always a refresh away from a cacophony of college basketball news in text message-sized bursts.

And as I sit at a table beneath the tent, the news is hitting like a tidal wave.  Before my nostrils can fully take in the aroma of seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce from the GUGS grill, @CBSSports reporter @McMurphyCBS flashes across the top of my phone’s Twitter timeline, citing sources claiming the Big East Conference intends to issue invitations to Boise State, UCF, Navy, and Air Force within the next week.

As a story, conference realignment has been a bewildering distraction over the past month, since the fateful Saturday afternoon when I learned (via Twitter, of course) of Syracuse’s and Pittsburgh’s agreement to depart for the Atlantic Coast Conference. 

Now, as then, I’m not quite sure what to make of it.  Certainly, the loss of two longtime conference rivals—I’ve written before of the zen of our rivalries with the Panthers and the Orange—is an unsettling blow to all that’s familiar to Hoya fans.

Pittsburgh? That’s the game in the framed photo above my desk.

Syracuse? That’s the rivalry that built the conference.

UCF? Well…umm…my sister went there.

On the traditional opening of the college basketball season, I ponder what will become of our familiar Big East traditions.  In a few years’ time, it occurs to me, the Big East football membership may be anchored by a program in Idaho that plays football on a blue turf field.  I’m in no mood for pop-a-shot.

(To be fair, this alone warrants an exception for all things Boise.)

Times change, I suppose.  As I walk towards the side entrance of McDonough, I pass along tennis courts that, in a few years’ time, will likely be the site of a 125,000 square foot Intecollegiate Athletic Center, plans for which were unveiled in mid-September.

It’s been a noisy past few weeks, I consider, as I stroll through the McDonough lobby, past a giant pile of…

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

…thundersticks.  

Midnight Madness tips off at 8:42pm with the sounds of 2,000 sets of thundersticks clapping.  A month of noise about media rights negotiations, exit fees, and TV markets has given way to…well, just noise.

I’m still distracted, although not over whether my Twitter timeline is reporting that the Big East is adding SFS-Qatar as a football-only member.  Instead, I’ve returned to a more familiar and comforting role: the intrepid blogger, seeking out kernels of inside information (or, failing that, listening for whatever linkable dance rap song comes on next).

I’m on deep background with a confidential source in the inner circles of the McDonough administration…okay, to be more accurate: I’m talking to my fellow Hoop Club Board member Karen Schneider, who has a few leads to pass on.

Midnight Madness 2011 was hyped as “PAST MEETS PRESENT,” and rumors have run the gamut from a possible Alumni Game to appearances by Hoya greats Patrick Ewing and a fellow who goes by the not-so-subtle Twitter handle @alleniverson.  The upper level of the McDonough bleachers has become a Who’s Who of Hoya legends from the past four decades, too many in numbers (and too quick to scurry towards the back room) to count.

But I’ve got a good source, and Karen begins rattling off a vintage lineup of Hoya greats: Eric Smith, Gene Smith, David Wingate, Lonnie Duren, John Duren…

…the names keep coming, from newer generations: Jerome Williams, Ronny Thompson, Anthony Perry, Patrick Ewing Jr., Jeff Green, Roy Hibbert…

…and as Hoop Club President Al Bozzo runs over to tell me, Nat Burton.

Nat Burton…now’s there’s a familiar name. 

I smile at the thought that my “Generation” is now considered eligible for Hoya legend status (about that sports car…).  More than that, I smile at the thought that after all these years, people still run over to tell me that Nat Burton is in the building.  Some things never change.

But some things do change, improbably enough. 

The “We Are Georgetown” shirts—a product of a subsequent generation—have evidently undergone a makeover.  I’m told this by Kurt Muhlbauer, the shirt’s original designer, who received a courtesy call from the Athletic Department seeking his approval.  The trademark III has shrunk, replaced by a mid-sized DC IS OUR PLAYGROUND logo.  What’s next: Duke-Syracuse as a conference game?

And the 2011-12 slogan for Kurt Shirt v.2?

something-something Building a Legacy.”

We’re not sure what to make of it…too much feedback noise from the microphone.

Before we can call up Hoya Blue’s voting list, the lights dim in McDonough, and the thundersticks light up.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

“Guarding the Tradition, Building a Legacy” is the new WAG slogan, I’m informed by the helpful folks from @CasualHoya.

And who shall guard Georgetown’s basketball tradition in the 2011-12 season?

A young team indeed—one that features 10 underclassmen on the official roster

Of all the changes and movement in the landscape of college sports, the most directly impactful to Georgetown’s fortunes right now are the graduation of three players for whom the DC IS OUR PLAYGROUND slogan was invented: Chris Wright, Austin Freeman, and Julian Vaughn.

Will the Hoyas be able to replace their three departed seniors?

In entertainment value…they’re well on their way.

Your 2011-12 Hoyas: Jabril Trawick (a ball of energy sporting an AI-style arm sleeve), Tyler Adams (over his injury, but walking w/ cane in a funny play on his resemblance to Biggie Smalls), Nate Lubick (his fanny pack and old person walk a slap to the backboard of convention), Markel Starks (if he runs an offense as good as he orchestrates crowd reaction to “Let’s Get it On”…), John Caprio (the strangest wig I have ever seen), Henry Sims (WHY IS EVERYBODY LOOKING AT ME reads his t-shirt).

They won’t be boring, that’s for sure.

Thing is, we already have some perspective on the relative skill of the 2011-12 Hoyas. 

True, some are new to their roles on the team.  Some are new to college basketball altogether.  But they’re already familiar to many Hoya fans on the court.

Lost in all of the noise of conference realignments over the past few months: it was an eventful summer of basketball for Hoya fans.

There was of course the front page news from the Hoyas trip to China.  But flip to the box scores, and you’ll find three consecutive victories and well-balanced scoring up and down the Hoyas roster.  Log into your Twitter account, and you’ll find links to Jabril Trawick freestyling in the Forbidden City

Jabril Trawick is creative and passionate on the court as well.  During a steamy Washington D.C. July, Trawick and fellow “Tombs” freshmen Adams, Mikael Hopkins, Greg Whittington, and Otto Porter nearly pulled off the most impressive championship run I’ve seen in over seven years of attending the Kenner League. 

The 2011 Kenner League Championship—a 105-101 double OT classic won by a Clyde’s team featuring Greg Monroe, Jeff Green, and Austin Freeman—was the single best summer league game I’ve ever witnessed.  It narrowly beats out the previous two Tombs games that weekend: a 17-point comeback in the final six minutes of a semifinal victory and a last-second win in the quarterfinals.

Will all of this summer success translate to wins this winter?  Impossible to say.

What I do know is I’m enjoying watching this team right now.

Especially Jabril Trawick, who with a series of jaw-dropping windmill dunks easily dispatches Patrick Ewing Jr. in the finals of the Midnight Madness dunk contest. 

When I return home tonight, Jabril will have re-tweeted at least thirteen mentions of his performance.

One way or another, Jabril and his teammates seem like they’ll make some noise this season.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

It’s noisy in the Tombs tonight, which is typical for Friday at close to Midnight.

And as I sit at a different table, beneath a skylight this time, the news continues to hit.  On my Twitter timeline (and the TV over my right shoulder), @ESPNAndyKatz suggest some Big East expansion candidates are having doubts.

It washes over me without much impact. 

I no longer care to be distracted.  I’m too busy enjoying a post-game drink with friends and trying to decipher some inexplicable song choices by the DJ. 

We’re plotting out basketball roadtrip destinations for this winter, and suddenly I’m at ease with the landscape of college basketball.  This is what I love about college basketball: hanging out with close friends, figuring out mileage to Pittsburgh PA or Syracuse NY, laughing about something Henry Sims did.  On the first day of basketball season, theorizing over how the rest of the season is going to definitely be the best one ever.  And this will definitely be Henry’s breakout year.

We won’t have to put Pittsburgh or Syracuse into GoogleMaps for much longer.  The teams from my first Big East game at MCI Center and first court rush are soon to be history, and it’ll get slightly harder for this old man to explain to the kids that in my day, our hated rivals were named for a fruit

Sure, the rivalries matter, and it’s jarring to face losing your most familiar and hated opponents from the schedule. 

But in the end, is Georgetown basketball really defined by opponents or conference affiliations? 

Not for me.

Georgetown basketball for me has always been defined by its history: yes, the great rivalries and fierce battles, but more so the legends that dominated those rivalries and won those battles.

Legends like the collection of Hoya greats at Midnight Madness tonight, in full: Lonnie Duren, John Duren, Mike Hancock, Gene Smith, Eric Smith, Mark Tillmon, Ronny Thompson, Chip Simms, Reggie Williams, Jerome Williams, Othella Harrington, Anthony Perry, Nat Burton, Omari Faulkner, Amadou Kilkenny-Diaw, Sead Dizdarevic, Jeff Green, Tyler Crawford, Partrick Ewing, Jr., Ryan Dougherty, Roy Hibbert, Greg Monroe.  (And…ummmmm…@AllenIverson in absentia)

Midnight Madness is the annual beginning of basketball practice, but in a broader sense, it’s a passing of the torch, from the legends before who built a program’s tradition to the new crop of players who aim to protect it.

What keeps me coming back to Georgetown basketball year after year isn’t Syracuse or Pittsburgh—it’s Jeff Green, and whether Otto Porter is going to be the next Jeff Green…

…and figuring out over a pitcher of Busch Light at Tombs whether it’s feasible to drive to Syracuse or Pittsburgh (or…I guess Orlando, Houston, and Dallas) to watch Otto Porter build his legacy.

What keeps me coming back is the tradition, the atmosphere, the friends I’ve made…the familiarity of it all.

Maybe that familiarity is why I’m still going after my eleventh Midnight Madness. 

There’s always Soulja Boy and GUGS smoke (here’s your preview of next year’s “Hey, I vaguely remember that song!”)…Nate Lubick playing cornhole with some freshmen he ran into in the parking lot…a choreographed dance routine by GU Jawani, Groove Theory, and sometimes the men’s basketball team…the Pep Band drummer failing to get the “We Are Georgetown” cheer right…a WAG slogan…a cold pitcher of beer afterwards at the Tombs…and the optimism of another season.

Will the 2011-12 Hoyas be any good?

Who knows…I’m not sure what to make of them just yet.

John Hawkes (SFS ’04)

Proud Member of Generation Burton

 

 

 

 

More Headlines
Hoyas Travel to Xavier and Butler This Weekend The Georgetown University women's basketball team (10-7, 2-5 BIG EAST) play a... Georgetown Partners with DC Public Schools for... The Georgetown University Athletics Department, along with DC Public Schools ... Keenan and White Sweep BIG EAST Weekly Track Honors Georgetown University track & field All-Americans Emma Keenan (Gwynedd Valley... Mathews, Kuzbel, Leonard Named Georgetown Baseball Captains Head Coach Pete Wilk and the Georgetown baseball team have selected the three...
Shop Now
Auctions

Schedules

January 20
8:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio

FS1
January 20
All Day
NY Gotham Cup
Staten Island, N.Y.
January 20
All Day
NY Gotham Cup
Staten Island, N.Y.
January 21
1:00 PM
Drexel
Philadelphia, Pa.
January 22
2:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio

CBS
106.7 FM
January 22
1:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.

BEDN
Watch
January 25
7:00 PM
Creighton
Verizon Center

FSN
106.7 FM
January 27
1:00 PM
Drexel
Philadelphia, Pa.
January 27
5:30 PM
Drexel
Philadelphia, Pa.
January 27
All Day
Penn State National Open
State College, Pa.
January 27
All Day
Penn State National Open
State College, Pa.
January 28
8:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.

CBSsn
106.7 FM
January 28
1:00 PM
Villanova
McDonough Arena

BEDN
January 28
9:00 AM
Penn
Philadelphia, Pa.
January 28
1:00 PM
Lafayette
Cooper Field
January 28
All Day
Penn State National Open
State College, Pa.
January 28
All Day
Penn State National Open
State College, Pa.
January 31
9:00 PM
DePaul
Rosemont, Ill.

FS1
106.7 FM
February 3
12:00 PM
Providence
McDonough Arena

BEDN
February 3
All Day
Armory Invitational
New York, N.Y.
February 3
All Day
Armory Invitational
New York, N.Y.
February 4
12:00 PM
Seton Hall
Verizon Center

FS1
106.7 FM
February 4
1:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
February 4
All Day
USA Jr. Cross Country Championships
Bend, Ore.
February 4
All Day
USA Jr. Cross Country Championships
Bend, Ore.
February 4
All Day
Armory Invitational
New York, N.Y.
February 4
All Day
Scarlet & White Invitational
Boston, Mass.
February 4
All Day
Scarlet & White Invitational
Boston, Mass.
February 4
All Day
Armory Invitational
New York, N.Y.
February 5
1:00 PM
Creighton
McDonough Arena

BEDN
February 5
10:00 AM
Harvard
Boston, Mass.
February 7
7:00 PM
Villanova
Villanova, Pa.

FS1
106.7 FM
February 8
12:00 PM
Morgan State
Arlington YMCA
February 10
7:00 PM
Seton Hall
South Orange, N.J.

BEDN
February 10
10:00 AM
Rutgers
Miami, Fla.
February 10
4:00 PM
Florida International
Miami, Fla.
February 10
11:00 AM
Massachusetts
Arlington YMCA
February 10
All Day
FasTrack National Invitational
Staten Island, N.Y.
February 10
All Day
FasTrack National Invitaitonal
Staten Island, N.Y.
February 10
All Day
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 10
All Day
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 11
12:00 PM
Marquette
Verizon Center

FOX
106.7 FM
February 11
12:00 PM
Rutgers
Miami, Fla.
February 11
4:00 PM
Florida International
Miami, Fla.
February 11
10:00 AM
Providence
Providence, R.I.
February 11
12:00 PM
Drexel
Philadelphia, Pa.
February 11
1:00 PM
Delaware
Newark, Del.
February 11
4:00 PM
Monmouth N.J.
Washington, D.C.
February 11
All Day
Liberty Elite Invitational
Lynchburg, Va.
February 11
All Day
Valentine Invitational
Boston, Mass.
February 11
All Day
Liberty Elite Invitational
Lynchburg, Va.
February 11
All Day
Valentine Invitational
Boston, Mass.
February 11
All Day
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 11
All Day
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 12
2:00 PM
St. Johns
Queens, N.Y.

BEDN
February 12
9:00 AM
Memphis
Miami, Fla.
February 14
12:30 PM
Temple
Arlington YMCA
February 14
3:00 PM
High Point
High Point, N.C.
February 15
3:00 PM
George Washington
Washington, D.C.
February 17
7:00 PM
Butler
McDonough Arena

MASN2/BEDN
February 17
6:00 PM
Davidson
Davidson, N.C.
February 17
12:00 PM
Colgate
Greenville, S.C.
February 17
2:00 PM
Furman
Greenville, S.C.
February 18
2:00 PM
Davidson
Davidson, N.C.
February 18
11:00 AM
Towson
Spartanburg, S.C
February 18
1:00 PM
USC Upstate
Spartanburg, S.C.
February 18
1:00 PM
Maryland
Cooper Field
February 18
2:00 PM
Notre Dame
Dallas, Texas
February 18
All Day
Penn State Tune-Up
State College, Pa.
February 18
All Day
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 18
All Day
Penn State Tune-Up
State College, Pa.
February 18
All Day
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 19
3:30 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.

FS1
106.7 FM
February 19
2:00 PM
Xavier
McDonough Arena

BEDN
February 19
1:00 PM
Davidson
Davidson, N.C.
February 22
7:00 PM
DePaul
Verizon Center

CBSsn
106.7 FM
February 22
3:00 PM
Coppin State
Baltimore, Md.
February 22
11:00 AM
Morgan State
Arlington YMCA
February 22
4:00 PM
Towson
Cooper Field
February 22
All Day
Day 1
Long Island, N.Y.
February 23
All Day
Day 2
Long Island, N.Y.
February 24
8:00 PM
Marquette
Milwaukee, Wis.

BEDN
February 24
4:00 PM
USC Upstate
Spartanburg, S.C.
February 24
11:00 AM
Eastern Michigan
East Madeira, Fla.
February 24
1:30 PM
Loyola
East Madeira, Fla.
February 24
12:00 PM
George Washington
Washington, D.C.
February 24
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Staten Island, N.Y.
February 24
All Day
Day 3
Long Island, N.Y.
February 24
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Staten Island, N.Y.
February 25
12:00 PM
St. Johns
New York, N.Y.

FSN
106.7 FM
February 25
2:00 PM
Wofford
Spartanburg, S.C.
February 25
11:00 AM
Manhattan
East Madeira, Fla.
February 25
1:30 PM
Army West Point
East Madeira, Fla.
February 25
12:00 PM
Towson
Cooper Field
February 25
All Day
Day 4
Long Island, N.Y.
February 25
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Staten Island, N.Y.
February 25
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Staten Island, N.Y.
February 26
1:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill.

FS1
February 26
12:00 PM
Dayton
Spartanburg, S.C.
February 26
11:30 AM
Brown
East Madeira, Fla.
February 28
6:30 PM
Seton Hall
Newark, N.J.

FS1
106.7 FM
February 28
2:00 PM
Navy
Annapolis, Md.
March 1
2:30 PM
George Washington
Arlington, Va.
March 1
5:00 PM
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Md.
March 3
2:30 PM
Chicago State
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 3
10:00 AM
Prairie View A&M
College Station, Texas
March 3
5:15 PM
Texas A&M
College Station, Texas
March 4
12:00 PM
Villanova
Verizon Center

FOX/FS2
106.7 FM
March 4
TBA
First Round
Milwaukee, Wis.

BEDN
Watch
March 4
2:30 PM
Boston College
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 4
3:00 PM
Texas A&M
College Station, Texas
March 4
5:15 PM
UTSA
College Station, Texas
March 4
12:00 PM
Hofstra
Cooper Field
March 4
3:00 PM
George Mason
Cooper Field
March 4
All Day
IC4A Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 4
All Day
ECAC Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 5
TBA
Quarterfinals
Milwaukee, Wis.

FS2
March 5
10:30 AM
Ball State
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 5
10:00 AM
Prairie View A&M
College Station, Texas
March 5
1:00 PM
UC San Diego
San Diego, Calif.
March 5
2:30 PM
UC San Diego
San Diego, Calif.
March 5
All Day
Battle at Boulder Creek
Las Vegas, Nv.
March 5
All Day
ECAC Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 5
All Day
IC4A Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 6
TBA
Semifinals
Milwaukee, Wis.

FS1
March 6
All Day
Battle at Boulder Creek
Las Vegas, Nv.
March 7
9:00 PM
Championship
Milwaukee, Wis.

FS1
March 7
12:00 PM
Western Michigan
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 7
5:30 PM
Houston
Houston, Texas
March 7
1:00 PM
UC Irvine
Irvine, Calif.
March 7
3:00 PM
Robert Morris
Cooper Field
March 7
TBA
Long Beach State
Long Beach, Calif.
March 7
All Day
Battle at Boulder Creek
Las Vegas, Nv.
March 8
2:30 PM
Central Michigan
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 9
2:00 PM
Utah State
West End Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)
March 9
TBA
Utah State
Marina del Rey, Calif.
March 9
TBA
Loyola Marymount
Marina del Rey, Calif.
March 10
5:00 PM
Lafayette
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 10
2:00 PM
Loyola Marymount
Marina del Rey, Calif.
March 10
All Day
GCU Invite
Phoenix, Az.
March 10
All Day
NCAA Championships
College Station, Texas
March 10
All Day
NCAA Championships
College Station, Texas
March 11
2:00 PM
Lafayette
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 11
12:00 PM
Hobart
Geneva, N.Y.
March 11
1:00 PM
Penn
Philadelphia, Pa.
March 11
All Day
NCAA Championships
College Station, Texas
March 11
All Day
GCU Invite
Phoenix, Az.
March 11
All Day
NCAA Championships
College Station, Texas
March 12
10:00 AM
Lafayette
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 12
All Day
GCU Invite
Phoenix, Az.
March 15
3:00 PM
Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, Md.
March 15
11:00 AM
Rider
Nationals Academy
March 15
2:00 PM
Rider
Nationals Academy
March 16
11:00 AM
Wagner
Washington, D.C.
March 17
6:00 PM
Gardner-Webb
Boiling Springs, N.C.
March 17
10:00 AM
St. Bonaventure
Wilmington, N.C.
March 17
5:30 PM
UMass-Lowell
Wilmington, N.C.
March 17
11:00 AM
Xavier
Washington, D.C.
March 18
2:00 PM
Gardner-Webb
Boiling Springs, N.C.
March 18
10:00 AM
UNC-Wilmington
Wilmington, N.C.
March 18
3:00 PM
St. Bonaventure
Wilmington, N.C.
March 18
12:00 PM
Duke
Cooper Field
March 18
1:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.
March 19
1:00 PM
Gardner-Webb
Boiling Springs, N.C.
March 19
10:00 AM
UMass-Lowell
Wilmington, N.C.
March 19
2:00 PM
Hofstra
Washington, D.C.
March 19
11:00 PM
Hofstra
Washington, D.C.
March 21
11:00 AM
Williams College
Washington, D.C.
March 22
3:00 PM
Coppin State
Shirley Povich Field
March 22
3:00 PM
Loyola Maryland
Baltimore, Md.
March 22
7:00 PM
Loyola Maryland
Baltimore, Md.
March 24
10:00 AM
St. Johns
Flushing, N.Y.
March 24
12:00 PM
St. Johns
Flushing, N.Y.
March 24
All Day
Slomin Autism Invitational
PGA National Resort - West Palm Beach, Fla.
March 25
1:00 PM
Brown
Providence, R.I.
March 25
4:00 PM
Brown
Providence, R.I.
March 25
12:00 PM
Creighton
Guy Mason Field
March 25
3:00 PM
Creighton
Guy Mason Field
March 25
11:00 AM
Marist
Poughkipsee, N.Y.
March 25
12:00 PM
Marquette
Cooper Field
March 25
1:00 PM
Uconn
Storrs, Conn.
March 25
All Day
Slomin Autism Invitational
PGA National Resort - West Palm Beach, Fla.
March 25
All Day
Princeton
Princeton, N.J.
March 25
All Day
Delaware
Princeton, N.J.
March 26
12:00 PM
Brown
Providence, R.I.
March 26
11:00 AM
Creighton
Guy Mason Field
March 26
12:00 PM
Bates College
Washington, D.C.
March 26
All Day
Princeton
Princeton, N.J.
March 26
All Day
Slomin Autism Invitational
PGA National Resort - West Palm Beach, Fla.
March 29
3:00 PM
Navy
Shirley Povich Field
March 30
6:00 PM
Towson
Towson, Md.
March 30
All Day
Bryan National Collegiate
Greensboro, Nc.
March 31
3:00 PM
George Mason
Shirley Povich Field
March 31
All Day
Bryan National Collegiate
Greensboro, Nc.
April 1
2:00 PM
George Mason
Fairfax, Va.
April 1
12:00 PM
Providence
Guy Mason Field
April 1
3:00 PM
Providence
Guy Mason Field
April 1
1:00 PM
Temple
Cooper Field
April 1
3:00 PM
Denver
Denver, Colo.
April 1
All Day
Bryan National Collegiate
Greensboro, Nc.
April 1
All Day
Temple & St. Josephs
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 2
1:00 PM
George Mason
Fairfax, Va.
April 2
12:00 PM
Providence
Guy Mason Field
April 2
10:00 AM
Navy
Washington, D.C.
April 2
TBA
The Citadel
Washington, D.C.
April 2
All Day
Bryan National Collegiate
Greensboro, Nc.
April 3
All Day
East Carolina Intercollegiate
Brooke Valley Golf Club - Greenville, N.C.
April 4
3:00 PM
Cornell
Shirley Povich Field
April 4
All Day
East Carolina Intercollegiate
Brooke Valley Golf Club - Greenville, N.C.
April 5
2:30 PM
Towson
Towson, Md.
April 5
7:00 PM
Villanova
Villanova, Pa.
April 7
3:00 PM
NYIT
Shirley Povich Field
April 7
1:00 PM
Temple
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 7
All Day
GW Invite
Washington, D.C.
April 8
1:00 PM
NYIT
Shirley Povich Field
April 8
12:00 PM
Seton Hall
South Orange, N.J.
April 8
3:00 PM
Seton Hall
South Orange, N.J.
April 8
12:00 PM
DePaul
Washington, D.C.
April 8
1:00 PM
Vanderbilt
Cooper Field
April 8
1:00 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I.
April 8
All Day
Princeton Invitational
Springdale Golf Club - Princeton, N.J.
April 8
All Day
Yale & MIT
Derby, Conn.
April 8
All Day
GW Invite
Washington, D.C.
April 8
All Day
Columbia & Harvard
Overpeck Park, N.J.
April 9
12:00 PM
NYIT
Shirley Povich Field
April 9
12:00 PM
Seton Hall
South Orange, N.J
April 9
All Day
Princeton Invitational
Springdale Golf Club - Princeton, N.J.
April 9
All Day
Hoya Invitational
Four Streams, Beallsville, Md.
April 10
All Day
Hoya Invitational
Four Streams, Beallsville, Md.
April 12
4:00 PM
Mount St. Marys
Emmitsburg, Md.
April 12
2:00 PM
Cincinnati
Cooper Field
April 13
3:00 PM
Creighton
Shirley Povich Field
April 14
4:00 PM
Creighton
Shirley Povich Field
April 14
1:00 PM
Villanova
Guy Mason Field
April 14
4:00 PM
Villanova
Guy Mason Field
April 15
1:00 PM
Creighton
Shirley Povich Field
April 15
1:00 PM
Villanova
Guy Mason Field
April 15
2:00 PM
Marquette
Milwaukee, Wis.
April 15
2:30 PM
Villanova
Cooper Field
April 15
All Day
Holy Cross
Princeton, N.J.
April 15
All Day
Navy
Washington, D.C.
April 15
All Day
The Rutherford Collegiate
Penn State Blue Course - State College, Pa.
April 16
All Day
The Rutherford Collegiate
Penn State Blue Course - State College, Pa.
April 16
All Day
The Rutherford Collegiate
Penn State Blue Course - State College, Pa.
April 18
3:30 PM
Mount St. Marys
Emmitsburg, Md.
April 18
6:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va.
April 18
7:00 PM
Mount St. Marys
Emmitsburg, Md.