Casual Links: Georgetown 12th Most Successful Basketball Program of Last 50 Years; Big East Likely to Add Another Football School; Jeff Green Finalizes Deal with Celtics

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50 in 50 series: No. 12 Georgetown

Positives: Only North Carolina (228) had more points under our system in the 1980s than the Hoyas (210). They reached 14 straight NCAA tournaments from 1979 to 1992 and reached six Elite Eights during that span, including a 1984 national title.

Negatives: Had just 11 total points from 1962 to '79 before reaching the 1980 Elite Eight. Since John Thompson retired in 1999, Georgetown has advanced past the Sweet 16 just once.


50 in 50 starting five (1962-present)
G – Sleepy Floyd (1978-82)
G – Allen Iverson (1994-96)
F – Reggie Williams (1983-87)
F/C – Alonzo Mourning (1988-92)
C – Patrick Ewing (1981-85)

Top options off the bench
Jeff Green (2004-07)
Mike Sweetney (2000-03)
Craig Shelton (1976-80)

50 in 50 coach: John Thompson Jr. (1972-99)

Note: Big East teams already announced: #16, Villanova; #17, Marquette; #24, Cincinnati; #29, Notre Dame; #40, St. John's; #45, DePaul. Future Big East-ers: #18, Temple; #19, Memphis; #35, Houston. As far as August college basketball countdowns go, this one is captivating.

SB Nation: Big East Expansion: Another Football Team Likely Coming

The Big East will "very likely" add another member to the conference within the next year, commissioner Mike Aresco told The Chris Vernon Show on Monday. The conference currently has eight members for the upcoming 2012 season, and will expand in 2013 with the additions of UCF, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Boise State, and San Diego State, plus Navy in 2015. Syracuse and Pittsburgh are leaving the conference in 2013 to join the ACC.

Among the potential candidates to latch onto the conference, BYU and Air Force have been the most heavily rumored to also join by 2015.

Boston Herald: Celtics finally make Jeff Green’s contract official

More than a month after he took part in a press conference announcing he and the Celts had reached agreement in principle on a new deal, the sides got things completed. Finally.

Green later tweeted, "Been waiting to say this for a while... #iamaceltic".

According to sources, there were several reasons for the delay in getting things done.

Green’s representative, David Falk, reported there were issues with the new collective bargaining agreement. But, in general, the parties just found the side issues were more complicated than expected once they agreed on the basic parameters of a four-year deal totaling some $36 million.

Also, according to a player source, there were insurance issues to tackle. Green missed last season after having surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm.

Big East Player to Watch: Otto Porter, Georgetown

Porter averaged 15.6 points during his last five games, upping his season average to 9.7.

A do-it-all guy, Porter can score in the paint or from mid-range. He is a very solid defender, and for a three, he is an above average passer.

Porter’s NBA stock has already been set pretty high with pitting him at No. 7 in the 2013 draft. As a result, there has been some speculation about his future at Georgetown.

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