July 22, 2016 |
'THERE'S THIS kid I think you're going to really like," Zach Samol said. Samol, an assistant coach at Georgetown, returned from a recruiting trip in 2011 with notes on a handful of players for head coach Brian Wiese to examine. Keegan Rosenberry, who was playing for the Penn Fusion Soccer Academy, was a highlight on the trip. "(Samol) kept saying, 'You're just going to like him. He does everything right,' " Wiese said. Samol knew the kind of player Wiese was trying to attract at Georgetown: fundamentally sound, with good habits.
July 8, 2016
Hello there Moments after they met, they danced. It was November 2007, and Filiz and TJ were students at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, out with mutual friends at a little joint serving sushi by day and dance tunes by night. Their friends couldn't believe that two people who shared not just friends, but interests and world view, had never met. One voiced the conclusion the group reached: "You guys should really talk. " They did, in the short, loud bursts the setting allowed.
May 2, 2016 |
Thomas Awad admitted he "wasn't feeling too hot" running the anchor leg during the men's 4-by-mile relay championship Saturday at the Penn Relays and wondered whether he'd have enough in the tank to overtake the leaders and challenge at the end. But this was the Penn Relays, and Awad runs for Penn, and the Quakers hadn't won a relay race of any kind at their home carnival since 1974, or in this event since 1950. So Awad, a senior who finished third in last month's NCAA indoor championships, found that extra burst of energy and put it into overdrive to pass Indiana and Georgetown with 50 meters to go to claim the upset and end the Quakers' drought at Franklin Field.
April 30, 2016 |
Being fifth-year seniors at Georgetown, Katrina Coogan and Andrea Keklak are experienced in the ways of the Penn Relays and did not allow the damp chill enveloping Franklin Field on Thursday to keep them from what they've been waiting for their entire careers. The Hoyas blew open the women's distance medley relay with their two middle legs - senior Heather Martin in the 400 meters and junior Sabrina Southerland in the 800 - and romped to a decisive victory over Oklahoma State and Villanova in the featured race on the first full day of the 122nd annual carnival.
April 30, 2016 |
They were cold. They were cold, literally. "Actually, freezing," Georgetown's Sabrina Southerland said of the conditions on the first full day of competition at the 122th Penn Relays. They were cold in another way, as well - clinical, focused, undeterred by the elements or the stage, by the recent history or the competition. "Basically, we knew we just had to go out and do our jobs," Georgetown's Katrina Coogan said after anchoring her team to an imposing victory in the distance medley relay Championship of America race late Thursday afternoon on the refurbished track at Franklin Field.
April 29, 2016 |
Some new coaches will be present at Franklin Field this week amid all the teams competing at all levels at the 122nd Penn Relays. But it's a safe bet that very few are happier than Mike Smith, the first-year director of track and field at Georgetown and a former Hoya runner who clocked a personal-best time at Penn in the 5,000 meters in the early 2000s. "I've got fond memories of that venue as an athlete," Smith said this week, "and it's an honor to come back, given Georgetown has such a rich history at the Penn Relays, to lead them as coach.
March 17, 2016 |
People who haven't seen UNC-Asheville play basketball and are looking for clues on what to expect from the Bulldogs when they take on Villanova in the first round of the NCAA tournament need to look no further than their impressive defensive numbers. The tournament champions of the Big South Conference and No. 15 seed in the NCAA South Regional lead Division I in three-point field-goal percentage defense at 28.4 percent, rank sixth in steals with 9.3 per game and are 14th in forcing turnovers (15.73)
March 12, 2016 |
NEW YORK - Nearly a year after winning most valuable player honors in the 2015 Big East tournament, Josh Hart looks ready to make a case for a second straight award. Villanova's 6-foot-5 junior scored six of his 20 second-half points in a 14-1 run that helped the third-ranked Wildcats gain control of a close game Thursday and carry them to an 81-67 victory over Georgetown in the quarterfinals of the Big East's postseason happening at Madison Square Garden. The top-seeded Wildcats (28-4)
March 6, 2016
Saturday at noon, Wells Fargo Center Records: No. 3 Villanova, 26-4, 15-2 Big East; Georgetown, 14-16, 7-10. TV/Radio: Fox29; WTEL-AM (610). Georgetown's last game: The Hoyas got a career-high 32 points from Isaac Copeland on the road but lost to Marquette, 88-87 Villanova's last game: Behind Kris Jenkins' career-high 31 points, the Wildcats clinched their third consecutive Big East regular-season title with an 83-62 win over DePaul. Insights Villanova and Georgetown played their usual grind-it-out, defense-oriented game Jan. 16 in Washington before the Wildcats came out with a 55-50 win despite making only three three-point baskets in 18 tries.
March 6, 2016 |
Georgetown may be struggling through one of its worst seasons on the basketball court in a long time. But all Villanova coach Jay Wright and his players see are the names across the front of the jerseys, and that means the Hoyas have their undivided attention. The third-ranked Wildcats close the regular season Saturday at the sold-out Wells Fargo Center against the Hoyas (14-16, 7-10 Big East), who come to South Philadelphia on a five-game losing streak and in danger of finishing with their first losing season in coach John Thompson III's 12 years there.