Monday Morning Musings

October 31, 2005

Kevin Wildes, SJ was on campus last week and stopped by McDonough for a visit. In a postscript to my first-ever blog entry last August, he reports that he remembers fondly his years at G-town (see smiling photo below) when he could actually sleep through an entire night. Now president of Loyola University in the battered city of New Orleans, he has undertaken a "resurrection tour" to visit the diaspora of his once-populated college campus. The Chronicle of High Education related this informative linked story last Friday. Last Friday's edition of the The Hoya also reported on Fr. Wildes' visit to campus.




Over the past two weeks, I have opined on these pages that Fordham is surely our biggest football rival. However, we may not be theirs, as this web story (about the Rams' defeat of the high-flying Crusaders of Holy Cross last weekend) on the Fordham site might suggest. More significantly though, it warms my heart that the Jesuit school that spanked us early in the season lost to the Jesuit school whom we wondrously beat just one week earlier. Hoya Saxa!





Whenever you get a chance, stop by the newly-renovated Alumni House at the southwest corner of 36th and O Streets. The entrance is through the courtyard entry way on O Street. The facility is open to all Hoyas, family and friends and will serve as a welcome center during your next visit to campus or your next sojourn off of it. One of the really cool rooms, named in honor of W. Dennis Owen, F'51, features caricatures of dozens of involved and committed Hoya alums whose generosity helped to retrofit this home for Hoyas young and old. Many of the drawings carry sports themes and are sure to bring a smile to all visitors. Credit Robert Andrews B'68 with not only the idea for this clever decorative touch but also for the grit and the zeal to line up so many donors for the project. Well done, RA.



Caricatures of former Alumni Association prez Paul Anthony B'64
and Alumni board member Denise Furey F'78 on "the Wall"




My picks for most interesting contests this coming week:

> Football: The 4-4 Hoya grid warriors will seek their third Patriot League win of the season by looking to upset 16th nationally ranked Lehigh (6-2). The Mountain Hawks are coached by Hoya football alum Pete Lembo '92.

> Men's Soccer: The Hoyas (10-8) earned their 13th Big-East post-season bid in the past 14 years. They will play on the road against either Rutgers (Wed.) or Villanova (Thurs.), who both fell victim to the Hilltoppers earlier this season.

> Sailing: The Hoya women will sail in the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) championships hosted by NY Maritime next Sunday. One of the top fall events for the women sailors, the regatta includes many of the outstanding eastern teams from New York to Virginia.

> Swimming & Diving: It will be a Jesuit swim fest in Baltimore next Saturday as the Loyola Greyhounds (M:1-2; W:1-2) welcome the Fairfield Stags (M:1-1; W:1-1) and Georgetown (M:0-2; W:0-2) in the Hoyas' first tri-meet of the year. Contemplative swimmers in action?

Last week, the Hoya athletic teams posted an overall win-loss record of 2-7 and earned two 2nds, and a 4th place finish in standings competition.





Four years ago: Fr. Wildes with then Hoya lax players Tom Tamberino '92 and Keith Baker `92










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8:30 PM
Auburn
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November 25
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November 25
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November 26
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Northwestern
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November 28
8:30 PM
Maine
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November 29
7:00 PM
Florida International
McDonough Arena
December 3
6:30 PM
Coppin State
Capital One Arena

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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
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December 16
12:30 PM
Syracuse
Capital One Arena

CBS
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December 20
7:00 PM
North Texas
Capital One Arena

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

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

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

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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.

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99.1 WNEW-FM
January 2
2:00 PM
Xavier
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January 5
7:00 PM
Butler
McDonough Arena

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January 6
12:00 PM
Creighton
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January 6
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Los Angeles, Calif.
January 7
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Rose Bowl Regatta
Los Angeles, Calif.
January 9
6:30 PM
St. Johns
New York, N.Y.

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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.

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January 13
1:00 PM
American/George Washington
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January 14
1:00 PM
Seton Hall
South Orange, N.J.

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January 17
6:30 PM
Villanova
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January 19
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Marquette
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January 19
TBA
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January 20
12:00 PM
St. Johns
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January 20
1:00 PM
Drexel
McCarthy Pool
January 20
TBA
VCU 41
Richmond, Va.
January 21
2:00 PM
Depaul
McDonough Arena

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January 24
8:30 PM
DePaul
Capital One Arena

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January 26
7:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.

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January 27
8:00 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.

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January 28
2:00 PM
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Cincinnati, Ohio

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February 2
6:00 PM
Drexel
Philadelphia, Pa.
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6:00 PM
Xavier
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February 3
1:00 PM
Villanova
Villanova, Pa.

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February 3
2:00 PM
Seton Hall/Providence
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Penn
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February 4
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February 6
8:30 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I.

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February 9
7:00 PM
Seton Hall
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February 9
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Monmouth N.J.
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February 10
4:00 PM
Seton Hall
Capital One Arena

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

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February 13
6:30 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.

CBSSN
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February 13
12:00 PM
Towson
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February 16
8:00 PM
Depaul
Chicago, Ill.

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February 16
4:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C.
February 17
12:00 PM
Gardner-Webb
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3:00 PM
Marquette
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February 18
10:00 AM
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Winston-Salem, N.C.
February 21
6:30 PM
Xavier
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February 21
10:00 AM
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