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Schedule Update

5/5/16

A date has been set for the return game at Syracuse: Saturday, Dec. 17, per CBS Sports.com:

The Orangemen, which have scheduled St. John's and Villanova in recent years, have also added Connecticut to its non-conference slate, also per CBS Sports.com.

Realignment Watch: Big 12 Conference

5/5/16

Big East fans know all too well when schools begin to lobby other conferences: trouble ensues.

So it goes with the ten team Big 12 Conference, which is moving towards an expansion of two schools from a list that includes BYU and five different American Athletic Conference schools.

At issue: location and money. Distant schools are not popular among Big 12 schools, which now includes West Virginia, but could bring in media markets to a future TV deal. And Texas, the most powerful member of the Big 12, is opposed to expansion to protect its interest in the ESPN-financed Longhorn Network.

"I still see no willingness on Texas' part to fold the Longhorn Network into a Big 12 network, even if the league gives the Longhorns an extra $15 million share to cover its LHN income," wrote Kurt Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman. "If we get rid of LHN, it will be to change conferences, in my opinion."

Of interest back east: Connecticut. With the ACC still against adding UConn, and the relative distance from Storrs to places like Ames, Iowa or Lubbock, TX, losing Cincinnati or South Florida further isolates the Huskies, with replacements from non-traditional opponents like Conference USA (Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss, Texas El-Paso). Any new members would likely stir up past thoughts that Connecticut should rejoin the Big East.

For now, it's a waiting game.

Gavitt Games Schedule Set

5/4/16

The schedule for the Big East-Big 10 Gavitt Games was announced. As previously reported, Georgetown will host Maryland on Nov. 15.

Monday, Nov. 14: Villanova at Purdue
Tuesday, Nov. 15: Maryland at Georgetown, Wisconsin at Creighton
Wednesday, Nov. 16: Northwestern at Butler
Thursday, Nov. 17: Seton Hall at Iowa, PC at Ohio State, Rutgers at DePaul
Friday, Nov. 18: St. John's at Minnesota

Schedule Update

5/3/16

Georgetown will make its first visit to Miami in 13 years next season, as the Hoyas will play LaSalle (9-22) as part of a doubleheader at the American Airlines Arena, reports CBS Sports.com. The second half of the doubleheader has not been announced.

Georgetown played LaSalle regularly from the 1945-46 through the 1965-66 seasons and last met the Explorers in the 1980-81 season.

It will be the Hoyas' first game in the NBA arena, as prior games with the University of Miami were played at the former Miami Arena and the Hurricanes' 7,000 seat on-campus convocation center.

Newcomers Featured In Local Stories

4/29/16

Two incoming Georgetown basketball players are the subject of local features from their home towns.

Fifth year guard Rodney Pryor, who grew up in Evanston, IL, told the Chicago Tribune of the opportunity to play - and study - at Georgetown following his bachelor's degree from Robert Morris.

"Being a one-year guy, I knew I had to go to the right system and have the right group of coaches. Playing in the Big East is the platform I needed for fulfilling my aspirations."

"There are so many different kinds of people and great networking possibilities. A lot of friends talked about how great a [graduate] degree from Georgetown would be."

Closer to Washington, freshman walk-on George Muresan was featured in the Montgomery County Sentinel.

"George and his family were looking for a very high academic institution," said his high school coach, Kevin Jones. "Georgetown provided the academics for the pre-med program that he wanted to go into, and be a part of the basketball program with Coach Thompson."

"He's the prime example of a student-athlete. I'm very happy for the situation he's about to walk into."

Capital Classic

4/29/16

Incoming freshman Jagan Mosely had 16 points in the Capital Classic, played Thursday at Catholic University. Here are some highlights:

 

Update On Men's Georgetown Lacrosse Player

4/25/16

The Georgetown Athletics community extends its prayers to the family of Edward (Eddie) Blatz, a junior on the men's lacrosse team who died Sunday.

A cause of death has not been disclosed, according to The HOYA.

Blatz, a 6-5 defenseman from Garden City, NY, played in six games this season including Saturday's 8-7 loss to Virginia.

NCAA: Hayes Receives Fifth Year

4/25/16

Senior Bradley Hayes (C'16) surprised guests at the annual Hoya Hoop Club banquet by announcing he had received a fifth year of NCAA eligibility.

Hoyas did not qualify under the most common eligibility waiver, given to student-athletes who had not played more than 30 percent in a season due to illness or injury. While Georgetown did not specify the waiver in its brief news release, Hayes may have received a fifth year under the "family hardship waiver", due to the death of his father in 2012.

Hayes averaged 8.7 points and 6.7 points as a senior after scoring just 30 points in his prior three seasons.

More Video From Banquet

4/25/16

 
 
 
 
 

Depth Chart: Something's Got To Give

4/25/16

The return of Hayes to the 2016-17 leaves the Hoyas with as many as 14 scholarship-eligible players for 13 scholarships. Either a player is scheduled to depart at the end of the spring semester or someone will take a role as a walk-on as a result.

The depth chart for 2016-17:

Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center
1. Tre Campbell '18 3. L.J. Peak '18 6. Isaac Copeland '18 9. Marcus Derrickson '19 12. Jessie Govan '19
2. Jon Mulmore '18 4. Rodney Pryor '17 (5th yr) 7. Reggie Cameron '17 10. Paul White '18 13. Bradley Hayes '17 (5th yr)
  5. Jagan Mosely '20 8. Kaleb Johnson '19 11. Akoy Agau '19 14. Trey Mourning '18
      George Muresan '20 (walk-on)  
 

Patrick & 'Zo

4/21/16

From Sports Illustrated, an online documentary on the rivalry and respect between Georgetown Hall of Famers Patrick Ewing (C'85) and Alonzo Mourning (C'92):

 

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The Class of 2018

There's something special about this year's sophomore class. Read more here.

 

Thompson-Cam

Follow the construction of the John Thompson Center from a 24-hour on-site camera.