Monday Morning Musings

December 12, 2005

On Sunday morning this past weekend, a throng of Hoyas assembled on the parcel located across Reservoir Road from the GU Hospital. There, Athletic Director Bernard Muir and Track & Field coach Ron Helmer welcomed the team, staff, and alums to the new official practice home of the Hoyas, a 320-meter four-lane synthetic track.

Team captains led a small entourage of joggers on a ceremonial lap around the new oval. The remainder of the Hoya tribe were given the choice of jogging or walking. They walked (including the rest of the team). I like to think they all wanted to savor the moment as long as possible. Alumni from each decade of the past fifty years participated.



Rear: Ed Kirk '55, Monica Hargrove '04, former AD and track coach Joe Lang, Mary Taylor Behrens '83, Scott McLeod '96, Peter Sherry '90, Dennis Dee '86, Jesse O'Connell '04, Kathy Persichetty Dee '87, Jim DeRienzo '80, Jack Reilly '63, Ed Grant '79; front: Hoya captains Elizabeth Maloy '07, Nana Hanson-Hall '07, Nicole Lee '05, Charlie Millioen '05, Stanley Lagrenade '06, Rod Koborsi '05, Fleet Hower '06


First Duffey Scholar-Athlete Ed Kirk '55 with most recent Duffey awardee Nicole Lee '05




Next Saturday's game against Stetson University is the second of three December games for Georgetown in three separate venues that comprise the Hoya segments of the Hispanic College Fund Classic.

The Hispanic Classic is considered an exempt tournament, meaning the Hoyas and the other teams involved count all their games in this tourney as one game against the NCAA limit of scheduled games. Oregon, Stetson and Savannah State are Georgetown's opponents in the convoluted and extended format of this tournament that has teams playing two, three or even four opponents. Because the tournament is an exempt event, experimental rules are being used, including a wider free-throw lane, a three-point line a foot farther from the basket, and an area under the basket limiting offensive charging fouls, similar to the restricted arc in the NBA.




"Cognoscetis Veritatem et Veritas Liberabit Vos." Most undergrads from 1970 forward have walked under this Latin inscription set over the entrance to Lauinger Library. Translated, it says, "Learn the truth and the truth will set you free." This week is exam week on campus and when I visited the library archives today, it sure felt as if every Georgetown student was in the building seeking their freedom, if not the truth. Adrenaline hung in the air. Wide-eyed caffeine addicts buzzed from one floor to the next. I just tried to stay out of their paths. And I had almost forgotten what the Advent season means for the college generation.



Just over 100 days ago, this Hoya sports blog made its first appearance. Yesterday, the number of visitor hits reached 10,000. While "eyeballs" are the oft-cited measure of success in cyberspace, I prefer a different part of human anatomy: "Smiles." Thanks for reading.



My pick for most interesting (and only) contest this coming exam week:

> Men's Basketball: The Hoyas (3-1) host the Stetson Hatters (0-7) next Saturday evening at 7:30 pm in McDonough Arena. Very limited seating for this non-season ticket game.

Last week, only the Hoya basketball teams were in action. They posted an overall win-loss record of 1-2.




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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
Watch
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

BEDN
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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.

BEDN
January 17
6:30 PM
Villanova
Capital One Arena

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

BEDN
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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
Watch
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
Watch
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