Nearly 20 years after playing basketball at Georgetown, the racing career of Brendan Gaughan nears an end, but not before a magical day Sunday at the Daytona 550. Now a part-time competitor, Gaughan defied the odds by qualifying for the last row in the 40 car field, and then finished a remarkable 11th overall. Read about the circumstances that got him back in the driver's seat from the Las Vegas Review Journal.

For the third time in four seasons, Georgetown will start the Big East tournament a day early, currently scheduled to open the tournament as the #9 seed on Wednesday, March 8. Continued...

With apologies to Chris Cillizza (C'98), today's candidate for the Worst Week In Washington: the Georgetown Hoyas.

Following its 86-80 loss to St. John's before a crowd of 11,277 at Madison Square Garden, the Hoyas became the first Big East school to lose to DePaul and St. John's in the same week in over a decade. The poor play of both games threw more fuel on the fire simmering around the poor performance of the men's basketball program, which is on track for its first back to back losing seasons in 44 years. Continued...

From a HOYA column: "People still come out for the big games, but there hasn't been a lot to be excited about as a fan...It's fun to have history to lean on as a fan, but it seems right now that's all we're doing." Continued...

 

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