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During a strong performance that caught national attention, senior center Bradley Hayes records two of his career-high 21 points.

COMMENTARY | Small Lineup Lifts Hoyas over Orange

By Paolo B. Santamaria December 8, 2015

A furious rally almost erased a 21-point lead for the Georgetown men’s basketball team (4-3) against Syracuse (6-2). At the game’s end, the Jim Boeheim-less Orange instituted a full-court press,...

SANTAMARIA: Intramurals Provide Stress Relief

SANTAMARIA: Intramurals Provide Stress Relief

By Paolo B. Santamaria December 4, 2015

In the midst of midterm season, the hardwood courts at Yates echo with the bouncing of basketballs and the chirping of fans. In the frozen tundra of post-winter break blues, Cooper Field at 9 p.m. on any...

SANTAMARIA: Celtics’ Future Looks Bright Under Stevens

SANTAMARIA: Celtics’ Future Looks Bright Under Stevens

By Paolo B. Santamaria November 20, 2015

When Brad Stevens left Butler University for the head coaching position for the Boston Celtics after back-to-back appearances in the NCAA national championship game, pundits questioned whether he had enough...

SANTAMARIA: Fans Must Come Out To Verizon

SANTAMARIA: Fans Must Come Out To Verizon

By Paolo B. Santamaria November 13, 2015

For a national powerhouse with such a rich history, the Georgetown men’s basketball team has a surprisingly low game attendance rate. Over the past three seasons, attendance at Verizon Center has hovered...

SANTAMARIA: Warriors Improve Further

SANTAMARIA: Warriors Improve Further

By Paolo B. Santamaria November 6, 2015

He’s sorry. He’s very, very sorry. He’s sorry the Warriors were healthy. He’s sorry they played who was in front of them in the playoffs last season. He’s sorry for all the awards he, and the...

SANTAMARIA: Saunders Impacted Players

SANTAMARIA: Saunders Impacted Players

By Paolo B. Santamaria October 29, 2015

One thousand victories. A 35-year coaching career. More players coached than one could even count. All the love in the world. Flip Saunders, 60 years old, died Oct. 25 after a nearly three-monthlong battle...

SANTAMARIA: Coach K Leaves After Transforming USA Basketball

SANTAMARIA: Coach K Leaves After Transforming USA Basketball

By Paolo B. Santamaria October 22, 2015

Perhaps the greatest college basketball coach of all time, Mike Krzyzewski, also known as Coach K, has won five NCAA titles and made 12 Final Four appearances as Head Coach of the Duke Blue Devils men’s...

SANTAMARIA: Friends, Fans Rally For Odom

SANTAMARIA: Friends, Fans Rally For Odom

By Paolo B. Santamaria October 16, 2015

He is more than a two-time NBA champion; he is more than a Sixth Man of the Year winner; he is more than a former Kardashian husband. He is Lamar Odom, and he still is. On Tuesday afternoon, TMZ broke...

SANTAMARIA: Durant, Smith Caught in Feud

SANTAMARIA: Durant, Smith Caught in Feud

By Paolo B. Santamaria October 8, 2015

ESPN’s “First Take” is often a shouting match between the infamous Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless, but on the rare occasion that Smith speaks in a serious and offended tone, it certainly lights...

SANTAMARIA: NCAA Coaches Continue to  Violate Rules

SANTAMARIA: NCAA Coaches Continue to Violate Rules

By Paolo B. Santamaria October 1, 2015

Roy Williams, Jim Boeheim and now Larry Brown. Three college basketball coaches that are surefire Hall of Fame-ers. Three coaches of championship pedigree that have improved every organization at which...

SANTAMARIA: FIFA Corruption Draws Headlines

SANTAMARIA: FIFA Corruption Draws Headlines

By Paolo B. Santamaria September 24, 2015

Making a list of corrupt organizations that exploit their workers and the countries in which they operate seems like something that should not be easy in 2015. Yet, it is, and FIFA is at the top of that...

SANTAMARIA: NBA Star Made Mark on League

SANTAMARIA: NBA Star Made Mark on League

By Paolo B. Santamaria September 17, 2015

Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999), a former center in the NBA, continues to be one of the most recognized names in basketball. But no one is quite sure just how good he was. Most know the numbers: averaging...

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