Monday Morning Musings

October 24, 2005

Homecoming and the football game versus Fordham lived every bit up to its advance billing.

Alums of all ages from all parts of the world arrived on campus for the weekend including all-time Hoya fan Bob McDonough F'49 (as in the school, not the gym) shown here with Athletic Director Bernard Muir. Below, you can take in a few additional photographic sightings from the weekend.

First, a few more musings:

This game only further cemented GU-Fordham as our own football rivalry most akin to that of Lehigh-Lafayette or Army-Navy. What a spectator roller-coaster it was! Kudos to our second-half offense and to the defense of Ononibaku, Obiako, Paulus and their posse for all but a three minute stretch at the end of the first half.

Last week's post about the mutual mascot Homecoming raids with Fordham long ago has been chronologically corrected thanks to help from former Hoya editor, past Hoyas Unlimited prez, and current HoyaSaxa.com maven John Reagan. Muchos gracias, John.





A few weeks back, I took a look at the soon-to-be renovated Ellington track. What it will be is a running track for practice. That means no field events at Ellington. While watching a recent soccer game however, I was surprised and happy to see a makeshift long jump pit in use on the north end of Kehoe. It just might warm the heart of former star jumper and Hoya coach Ray Humphrey '87 to see this temporary pit in action. Well . . . then again, that might be too far a leap.
















My picks for most interesting contests this coming week:

> M&W Cross-Country: The ninth-ranked men and the 31st-ranked women head to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx for the Big East Championships on Friday. Men will try to overtake fifth-nationally ranked Notre Dame. Women will seek to beat fourth-nationally ranked ND, 16th-ranked Providence and 29th-ranked Marquette.

> Men's Soccer: The Hoyas (9-7) will play the final two games of the regular season. On Wednesday, they face a must-win match (for hosting rights in the conference tournament) versus Pitt (3-10-1) on North Kehoe Field. The booters finish with 6th-ranked UConn on Saturday night in Storrs.

> Sailing: The Hoyas' depth will be evident next weekend as the women and the coed teams are entered in five different regattas at Harvard, Princeton, Norfolk, Michigan and Washington, DC.

> Field Hockey: In the second game of a season-ending four game home stand, the Hoyas (3-11) will face UMBC (2-12) on Wednesday in a very winnable contest before closing with Cornell (9-5) and Vermont (5-10) next Sunday and Monday, respectively.

Last week, the Hoya athletic teams posted an overall win-loss record of 4-6 and earned a 6th, an 8th, a 10th, a 19th, and a 29th place finish in standings competition.





Left to right, defensive stalwarts Obiako, Paulus, and Ononibaku at game's end



































































AD Bernard Muir chats with former Hoyas Unlimited president Andrew Kentz C'78, L'83 at Blue & Gray reception in Riggs Library on Friday evening



















Basketball coach John Thompson III joins Owen family members at football game: Marty Owen '79 and daughter Emily on left; former GU hoopster and past Alumni Association president Denny Owen '51 and daughter Eileen '86 on right










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November 24
8:30 PM
Auburn
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November 25
6:00 PM
Richmond
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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.

BEDN
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.

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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

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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.

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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

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99.1 WNEW-FM
February 21
10:00 AM
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