Georgetown’s regular season-schedule matches it up against several top 10 teams including No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 9 Virginia and defending national champion No. 3 Duke, but Head Coach Kevin Warne says that the team is excited for the challenges that the schedule offers.
Unfortunately for many fans, the NFL, and the Patriots and the Seahawks, the outcome of Sunday’s Super Bowl has already been determined — the Patriots will lose one way or another.
It is apparently a week of seconds for the No. 21 Georgetown men’s basketball team. On Monday, the Hoyas made their second appearance of the year in the national polls. On Wednesday, the team lost to Xavier for the second time this season.
Now, Georgetown (14-6, 6-3 Big East) will hope to continue the repetition theme and notch its second victory of the year over Creighton (10-12, 1-8 Big East) when it travels to Omaha on Saturday to face the last-place Bluejays.
Entering this season, eager fans had tournament expectations for the Georgetown men’s basketball team. However, what started with such promise has quickly become bleak — the question is no longer what team we will face in the tournament, but whether we will make the tournament at all.
Despite five Final Fours, an NCAA title and a history of greatness, the team finds itself overshadowed by its recent failures. However, this year offers a chance to erase all the disappointing chapters of the team’s recent history, a chance to pen a new page in a new chapter in the basketball program’s story.
After a successful weekend debut at the 4-1 Invitational Match, the Georgetown women’s tennis team (2-1) will now make the short trip to Alexandria, Va. to battle James Madison (2-0) this Saturday.
Last weekend, Georgetown’s three matches each told very different stories. The first contest — resulting in a sweep of Georgetown courtesy of Virginia Commonwealth — tested the Hoyas. However, the loss propelled Georgetown into its second and significantly more successful match of the day — a 4-0 rout of Norfolk State. The next day, Georgetown played its most competitive match of the weekend against Campbell. Edging over the Camels 3-2, the combination of strong singles performances and admirable doubles play proved integral to the win.
The Georgetown track and field team will travel to State College, Pa., this weekend to compete at the Penn State National. The meet will feature such top teams as Villanova, Syracuse, Stanford and the host team Penn State, and it will allow the Blue and Gray to test themselves directly against some of the nation’s best runners.
Less than a week removed from a heartbreaking overtime loss to Seton Hall (19-2, 8-1 Big East), the Georgetown women’s basketball team (4-17, 2-7 Big East) will travel to Chicago to take on DePaul (15-6, 7-2 Big East). Facing the second-ranked team in the Big East, the Hoyas will have a tough task as they attempt to end their five-game losing streak.