March 19, 2013 |
The two conferences growing out of the old Big East are moving forward. Butler, Creighton and Xavier will join the so-called Catholic 7 schools in the new basketball conference keeping the Big East name, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement will not take place until Wednesday, when it will be made in conjunction with a news conference on the league's broadcast deal with Fox. Georgetown, St. John's, Villanova, Seton Hall, Providence, Marquette and DePaul left to form a new league for next season.
March 17, 2013 |
Seeded teams 1 KANSAS: An embarrassing loss to Texas Christian was part of a three-game early February skid, but the Jayhawks righted their ship and finished by winning nine of 10. 2 GEORGETOWN: The Hoyas win with defense, but are also shooting an unusually-high-for-them 48% - 35% from three-point range. 3 FLORIDA: If the brackets play out as planned, the Gators could meet Georgetown in a regional final. The teams had their season opener canceled because of a wet playing surface on an aircraft carrier.
January 22, 2013 |
The Galaxy picked midfielder Andy Riemer in the first round of Major League Soccer's supplemental draft Tuesday. Riemer, who turned 22 on Monday, played at Georgetown University, where he scored 21 goals in 82 games. The McLean, Va., native had nine of those goals in 2012. Reimer was scheduled to begin training with the club later this week. In the MLS' "Superdraft" in Indianapolis last week, the Galaxy chose three players: forward Charlie Rugg from Boston College, defender Kofi Opare from the University of Michigan and midfielder Greg Cochrane of the University of Louisville.
November 19, 2012
UCLA tonight VS. GEORGETOWN When: 5 PST. Where: Barclays Center, New York. On the air: TV: ESPN2; Radio: 570. Records: Bruins 3-0, Hoyas 2-0. Update: You can bet TV personality Dick Vitale will use the phrase "diaper dandy" a few times when describing UCLA, especially since it is Shabazz Muhammad's college debut. Freshman D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera leads Georgetown with 15.0 points per game. Last season, the Hoyas were 24-9 overall, advancing to the third round of the NCAA tournament.
November 19, 2012 |
NEW YORK - His first shot, of the stop-and-pop variety, arced over the outstretched fingertips of defenders invading his personal space, and then splashed through the Brooklyn net. The scoreboard added a pair to UCLA's total, and freshman Shabazz Muhammad ran back to play defense, having finally tallied the first points of his college career. But his long-awaited debut Monday - delayed three games because the NCAA sat him out for violating its rules before it reinstated him Friday - didn't end in storybook fashion.
November 18, 2012 |
NEW YORK — During UCLA's practices last week, Shabazz Muhammad pushed himself more than usual — and his "usual" effort is said to be more full-bore than most. And after those basketball practices, the freshman stayed late to run, to lift weights. He hadn't played in the Bruins' first three games after the NCAA declared him ineligible for a violation of its amateurism rules, but Muhammad knew that his fortunes might change Friday when UCLA's appeal on the case would be heard. He knew that he needed to be ready to play, just in case, people close to him said.