Monday Morning Musings

December 5, 2005

In a postscript to an earlier entry entitled Sons of the Fathers, I spent an hour yesterday at the wake of LeRoy Corcoran, a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, Maryland. Lee succumbed to cancer just shy of 75 years young. To Georgetown fans who followed Hoya football, basketball, baseball and track in the early 1980's, Lee was well-known as the proud pop of multi-sport phenom Jim Corcoran '82. He was a fixture at every Hoya game that his son played. Tragically, Jim lost his mom during his senior year on the Hilltop. In the ensuing years, Jim moved to New York but the father-son bond only grew closer. Now a senior VP with Morgan Stanley in Manhattan, the ever-competitive Hoya Hall of Famer stays busy with his own five kids, organizing leagues and coaching teams while also serving as president of the Heisman Trophy foundation. Still, over the past six months, as his dad declined in health, Jim would quietly board a plane to DC every Wednesday to visit and spend the day with his father. Surrounded by family, friends, former teammates, and coaches at the wake as he faced one of life's most difficult
ordeals, Jim was playing it as he always did on the field, with great strength but with great emotion. "He was my rock," he whispered to me as I extended my condolences. And what a rock he was! The apple truly does not fall far from the tree. Hoya Saxa, Lee Corcoran. Requiescat in pace.



I made the mistake yesterday of stopping at the supermarket to pick up a newspaper and some milk. My car was barely in the parking lot before I was gridlocked by dozens of snow-panicked shoppers, anxious to stock their cupboards for the impending flurries. Had I thought about the weather forecast for the metro DC area, I would have happily foregone my paltry purchases just to avoid that traffic mess. So what did I do? In for a dime, in for a dollar, I slogged through aisles and checkout lines and emerged with a full basket of supplies. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!



WOW! That's my one-word response to the 14-point victory by the men hoopsters against PAC-10 foe Oregon on the Duck's home court, where no non-conference opponent had prevailed since 1999.



My picks for most interesting (and only) contests this coming week:

> Men's Basketball: Just as classes are ending for the semester, the Hoyas (3-1) hit the road to face #12-ranked Illinois (7-0 as of this posting) in a Big East-Big Ten match-up next Thursday. But first, the Fighting Illini host Arkansas-Little Rock tonight. Fans can watch the Hoya match-up on ESPN at 9:00 pm on Thursday. On Sunday, Georgetown will take on the first of its two scheduled Jesuit opponents when they play the Fairfield Stags (2-4 as of this posting) at 1:00 pm at MCI Center. The Stags will face Loyola (Md.) first on Friday night.

> Women's Basketball: The Hoyas (4-2) head south for a mid-week contest against the Kentucky Wildcats (5-0 as of this posting). With a home game on Tuesday night vs. North Carolina A&T, the UK Wildcats will have one day of rest before meeting the Hoyas. Tip-off is 7:00 pm on Thursday at Memorial Coliseum.

Last week, the Hoya athletic teams posted an overall win-loss record of 2-1.



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November 24
8:30 PM
Auburn
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November 25
6:00 PM
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November 25
8:30 PM
Chattanooga
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November 26
3:00 PM
Northwestern
Nashville, Tenn.
November 28
8:30 PM
Maine
Capital One Arena

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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.

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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

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January 5
7:00 PM
Butler
McDonough Arena

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January 6
12:00 PM
Creighton
Capital One Arena

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99.1 WNEW-FM
January 6
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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.

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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
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

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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
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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

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

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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
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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

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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.

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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.

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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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February 21
10:00 AM
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