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  • Hoyas Vs. Huskies: Role Reversal

    UConn-Georgetown is always fun, usually meaningful, but maybe no more so than a night long ago. That game started what we have today. Almost 19 years have passed since 14-0 Georgetown came to town ranked second, facing a UConn team that surely would be...
  • A Look At The Georgetown Hoyas

    Next meeting: One game in 2010-11 at either XL Center or Gampel Pavilion. Last season: When UConn and Georgetown met last season in Washington, both were considered potential Big East frontrunners and had gotten off to decent starts. The Huskies,...
  • Capsule Looks At The Conference Teams

    Capsule Looks At The Conference Teams
    In predicted order of finish: Pittsburgh Last season: 25-9, 13-5 Big East. Lost to Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Coach: Jamie Dixon, eighth season, 188-54 Top players: Junior guard Ashton Gibbs, senior guard Brad Wanamaker,...
  • 'The Expendables'

    2 stars The cinematic equivalent of Ribfest, Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" is all gristle and meat, featuring more leathery tough guys than "Cruising," "The Dirty Dozen" and the '80s and '90s Cannon films canon put together. Is it fun? Sort of....
  • Answer pending? Pairing of Iverson and Memphis won't end well

    Carrie Underwood blames Cuervo for her — "I don't even know his last name" — reckless romance. What's Allen Iverson's excuse? Hennessy? Hubris? Desperation? Regardless, Iverson and the Memphis Grizzlies were a preposterous basketball...
  • June 3, 1994: Georgetown offers Iverson a scholarship

    llen Iverson, nationally recognized for his basketball skills and legal troubles, plans to enroll at Georgetown University in August, his lawyers and the school said Thursday. Iverson, the former Bethel High School All-American, signed on April 19 a...
  • Jan. 22, 1995: At last it's Allen Iverson vs. Felipe Lopez

    Two complete strangers, linked for two years by talent and anticipation, will finally meet Tuesday. Felipe Lopez. Allen Iverson. El Senor. Bubbachuck. Mere freshmen, they are heralded as the saviors of the Big East, a once-mighty basketball conference...
  • May 2, 1996: Iverson leaves Georgetown, says he'll turn pro

    Allen Iverson's face was stoic, his voice unwavering. But the tears in his mother's eyes revealed the raw emotion of the moment. ``My family needs me right now,'' Iverson said Wednesday as he confirmed that he is forgoing his final two college basketball...
  • Jan. 3, 1995: Iverson fitting in as a freshman at Georgetown

    Four months into an improbable academic and athletic odyssey, Allen Iverson has apparently built a sturdy foundation at Georgetown University. ``This is where I want to be in my life right now,'' Iverson said Monday during his first interview since his...
  • Billy Packer packs CBS bag, makes way for Kellogg

     
    Here is my Tuesday newspaper column on Billy Packer. The guy had a heck of a run, is a unique character and remains a valued trove of college basketball history who no doubt will resurface soon with other hoops-related ventures.......
  • ESPN promotes South Dakota tourism or something

     
    ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......