Georgetown Basketball: September 1999 News Archive
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.
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:
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.
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.
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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