The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
If you live in Maryland, D.C. or Virginia you’re probably familiar with The Bayou. In its heyday the Georgetown nightclub hosted the likes of Billy Joel, U2, Kiss and Eddie Murphy.
Georgetown held Towson scoreless over the final 4 1/2 minutes, and the No. 15 Hoyas won their second home clankfest in a row, recovering from a 17-point first half to beat Towson 46-40 Saturday.
Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Gomez blocked Helge Leikvang’s shot in the final round of a shootout, lifting the Hoyas over Maryland 4-3 on penalty kicks Friday night following a 4-4 tie in the NCAA soccer semifinals.
The Georgetown men’s soccer team has already managed one first by making the NCAA College Cup.
Otto Porter scored 17 points and had 13 rebounds, Greg Whittington had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Markel Starks scored 15 to lead Georgetown past Mount St. Mary’s 72-50 Saturday.
Looking back in archived police logs, it turns out District of Columbia police once arrested the president of the United States for speeding through the city.
The Citizens Association of Georgetown is adding private surveillance cameras to help deter crime, and the civic group has more legal leeway than District of Columbia police.
A group of Catholic nuns have started a bus tour challenging the Ryan budget plan and its cuts to social programs.
Thousands of people are expected to turn out for an annual festival celebrating the Delmarva region’s poultry industry.
There are new concerns over security at the University of Maryland when a female student was sexually assaulted by a stranger in her dorm—and it’s not the first assault this school year.