Sunday at 2 PM, the 2nd-seeded Georgetown Hoyas will take on the top-seed DePaul Blue Demons in the finals of the Big East Women's Soccer Championship. The game will be televised on FoxSports1 and the winner gets the automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament. The Hoyas got into the final with a victory over St. John's in penalty kicks.
Chris Haines: I am a wildly emotional and irrational Georgetown fan. I was at the game where, as a 2 seed, the Georgetown Hoyas lost to America's favorite "Cinderella", 15-seed Florida Gulf Coast in a pretty big blowout. The guy behind me was goading me into punching him the entire game (I didn't, but I turned around once and told him to stuff it.) Everyone was rooting for Florida Gulf Coast and everything was horrible. This was the game that basically cemented FGCU's "Dunk City" nickname, because they dunked all over the Hoyas. It also cemented John Thompson III's reputation as a coach who can't win in March and gave voice to some of the worst corners of Georgetown's fanbase. I wrote a post on Casual Hoya about how depressing it was and NPR even interviewed me after one of their producers read the post. The two hosts joked after the interview ran that I was a little too invested maybe.What's the worst live sports experience you've ever had? - SBNation.com The staff of SBNation.com wrote about their worst live sports experiences and I of course wrote about a March Georgetown loss and that led me to Florida Gulf Coast. What about y'all? Which Georgetown game (or different game) is your worst live sports experience?
I don’t mean to disparage (Markel) Starks. He was Georgetown’s leader and the kind of four-year athlete that NCAA traditionalists love to rave about. But (D'Vauntes) Smith-Rivera matched him statistically, and he did it as a sophomore playing second fiddle. Now that Smith-Rivera is the Hoyas’ no. 1 guy, Lord have mercy on the rest of the Big East.2014-15 NCAA Basketball Preview: The Big East " Mark Titus from Grantland previews the Big East. He has the Hoyas slated as the #2 team in the conference, DSR as the most underrated player in the conference, and Joshua Smith as the most frustrating player in the conference.
"Tre can have a presence at both ends of the court. He's fast. He's really, really fast. He has the ability to guard better than I thought to be honest. He's figured it out. He's gotten stronger. To hear him say it, he's gotten a lot stronger. He's going to have a presence defensively and he puts the ball in the basket. He's doing a good job of getting others involved. He's been very good."Hoyas countdown No. 14: Tre Campbell bowling over JTIII | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Another strange turn in the high school career of Georgetown recruiting target Skal Labissiere.
Georgetown (5-2-1, 16 points)
Final Match: at Villanova, Friday, 2pm ET
It sucks to be Georgetown. At 16 points, they could catch the team that's currently in first place. But because of the randomness of the schedule, if that first place team loses, it will vault a different team in front of the Hoyas. The best they can do with a win over the Wildcats is the #2 seed, regardless of how the Creighton-PC match goes. Even then, they still need a loss or draw by Xavier to get there. A draw means they'll need an Xavier loss to move to #3, otherwise it's fourth place for Georgetown, even with a loss.Your 2014 Big East Men's Soccer Tournament Scenarios - Anonymous Eagle The loss to Seton Hall is really hurting the Hoyas this week. With a win in that game, they would be in much better position to snatch one of those byes in the tournament.
This is a fascinating and excellent profile of one-time Georgetown recruit Devonta Pollard. Pollard, a top recruit, chose Alabama over the Hoyas, but was arrested in connection to a kidnapping that was carried out by his mother. He was an unwitting accomplice and testified against his mom. Pollard will play for Houston this season as he tries to start over and get back on the NBA path. This is a really great profile.