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Georgetown Basketball: September 1999 News Archive

WVU Game Moved 9/30/99

West Virginia officials have announced the Jan. 26 game vs. Georgetown will be moved to the Charleston Civic Center as a result of ongoing asbestos removal at the 14,000 seat WVU Coliseum. In fact, the Mountaineers will play their entire home season "on the road", with games in Charleston, Wheeling, and Fairmont, West Virginia.

Full 1999-2000 Schedule Announced 9/28/99

The official men's basketball schedule was announced Tuesday at GUHoyas.com. New to the list previously assembled are home games against Bethune Cookman (December 8), Coastal Carolina (Dec. 30) and a non-Division I team in Southern-New Orleans, who returns to McDonough Gymnasium on February 10.

Some other notes from the press release:

  • Georgetown will play on national TV in at least eight games, but only two on CBS and a record low of two on ESPN, which appears to be the fewest Hoya games seen on that network since its inception in 1979.

    CBS will carry the UConn game at home and the annual Syracuse clash at the Carrier Dome, but ESPN will show the Hoyas on only two "Big Mondays", each on the road, and no mid-week games. ESPN2 will carry the first round of the Maui Invitational vs. Memphis (Nov. 22), along with a road game at Boston College (Jan. 18), a home game vs. Louisville (Feb. 1), and a road game at Rutgers (Feb. 22).

    Maybe it's the vagaries of scheduling, or maybe a half-full house at Conte Forum still beats 12,000 empty seats in DC--in either case, the spacious confines of MCI Center will be seen on national TV only twice all year.

  • The addition of Louisville and Houston (with UNLV coming to town next year) offers fans a good reason to buy season tickets this year. And the arrival of Howard also provides fans with the Hoyas' first local Division I opponent since December, 1986.

    Third Verbal Commitment Announced 9/20/99

    In recruiting news, Mid-South Hoops is reporting that 6-6 WF Omari Faulkner, who had verballed to Georgetown, then pulled it back to visit other schools after Labor Day, is apparently back to his original verbal commitment as of Friday. Big East Briefs had originally posted on its site that Faulkner had pulled back on a commitment last week.

    Scruggs Not Arriving Until Spring 9/18/99

    The Washington Post has reported that junior college center Lee Scruggs has failed to earn his associate degree over the summer at Daytona (FL) Community College and will not play for the Hoyas until he completes his course work, which would likely be in January.


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