Nike Georgetown opens on M Street with ribbon cutting ceremony

Nike officially opened its first store in the DC area today, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration of the Nike Georgetown store at 3040 M Street. The store has been in the works for some time now, and replaces the Barnes and Noble which was a mainstay in the area until last year. The superstore […]

Rivalry Week: What we talk about when we talk about hating ‘Cuse

Georgetown will take on Syracuse this Wednesday, and depending on how the postseason goes (as well as the details of Syracuse’s departure to the ACC) this could be the final Big East contest between the two schools. Vox is going all out to mark the occasion, including a road trip up to the Carrier Dome. […]

Postgame Roundup: Georgetown 86, UNC Greensboro 45

The Maui Invitational officially (and confusingly) kicked off in Washington D.C. on Monday night, and Georgetown made short work of UNC Greensboro, shutting down the Spartans in an 86-45 victory. The Hoyas moved to 2-0 on the season in a game whose outcome was never really in doubt. Georgetown started the game on a 12-2 […]

JTIII is comfortable in his own skin

Even if the Hoyas do not make it past the first round of this year’s NCAA basketball tournament you still might see Georgetown coach John Thompson III making appearances on television during the tournament. Dove Men+Care shot several commercials featuring JTIII promoting their soap brand. Vox is just glad to know going in to the […]

Let Freedom Ring 2011 features Patti LaBelle

Yesterday, a line wrapped all the way around the Kennedy Center for free tickets to 2011′s Let Freedom Ring Celebration, a yearly concert presented by the Kennedy Center and Georgetown University celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, Dr. Joseph Lowery received the John Thompson, Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award, for his […]

Everybody hates the 1983-84 Hoyas, according to Sports Illustrated

Add one more title to Georgetown’s 1983-84 men’s basketball team: hated. Sports Illustrated named the NCAA champions as one of the all-time hated teams in sports history, citing the team’s “combination of claustrophobic defense and shot-altering size” as justification for its ranking among the top 25. Although the John Thompson Jr.-coached, Patrick Ewing-led Hoyas dominated […]

John Thompson Jr. named “Citizen of the Year” in Syracuse, world surprisingly does not collapse into itself

We’re just about as confused as Casual Hoya about the most recent news to come out of upstate New York: former men’s basketball coach and all-around bad-ass John Thompson, Jr. was honored last night by Syracuse’s Temple Adath Yeshurun. That’s right. In the same city where tens of thousands of people regularly booed him, Thompson […]

The Georgetown Hoyas drinking game for NCAA March Madness 2010

The Georgetown Hoyas are scheduled to play Ohio tomorrow night at 7:25 sharp for their inaugural NCAA Tournament game. They’re ready to go. The Bobcats are going down. What’s left for you to do, besides order more Wingo’s than you can possibly fit in your stomach and hunker down in front of a television? Rinse […]

Austin Freeman, Hoyas discuss his diabetes diagnosis

After news broke last night that Austin Freeman had been diagnosed with diabetes, the Hoyas’ leading scorer spoke with the media this afternoon to address his health and its impact on his basketball career. The junior guard, sitting alongside head coach John Thompson III, professed he was feeling fine after spending the early part of […]

Hoya Paranoia: The perfect blog for nostalgic Georgetown fans

Looking for a new Georgetown basketball blog to tide you over until the beginning of the season?  The new Hoya Paranoia blog by Zack Tupper (COL ’09)—not to be confused with the Hoya‘s infrequently updated basketball blog of the same name—could be just the ticket. While there are plenty of blogs covering the minutia of […]

NASCAR driver brings Georgetown/Howard beef to the track

At the Nationwide race a couple weekends ago, Brendan Gaughan (MSB ’97)—who played on the Georgetown basketball team with Allen Iverson and has since become a successful NASCAR driver—got into a crash with Marc Davis, whose car is sponsored by Howard University. Angry with Davis for causing the crash, Gaughan reverted to schoolyard mode, yelling, […]