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Four Years of Surprises, Early Exits

An Applebee’s is where I watched Greg Monroe and my beloved Hoyas fall to No. 14 seed Ohio in 2010. In 2011, it was in a packed but silent Village A in which I witnessed Chris Wright, Austin Freeman and Julian Vaughn lose to Cinderella Virginia Commonwealth. Last year, my heart was broken by[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments Sports

Dodgers, Jays Mark New Trend

The two coasts of the United States have effectively hijacked Major League Baseball over the past 12 months and altered the trajectory of the league. As a result, in 2013 and beyond, the World Series will undoubtedly be decided far from the heartland of the U.S. On the West Coast,[Read More…]

by November 30, 2012 0 comments Sports

Jags Owner Blazes New Trail

In Tuesday’s issue of The Hoya, columnist Matt Bell argued that the St. Louis Rams should move to London. If the Rams were to move anywhere, though, it is likely that owner Stan Kroenke would instead choose Los Angeles, as Kroenke has previously tried to buy baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers and appears positioned to[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments Sports

Armstrong Scandal Rebounds on Charity

In the past decade, there were few sports figures as inspirational as Lance Armstrong. Whether you were watching him destroy the field in the mountains of the Tour de France or watching his Nike commercials, getting caught up in the Lance Armstrong story was about becoming a part of something[Read More…]

by October 28, 2012 0 comments News, Sports

Armstrong Scandal Rebounds on Charity

n the past decade, there were few sports figures as inspirational as Lance Armstrong. Whether you were watching him destroy the field in the mountains of the Tour de France or watching his Nike commercials, getting caught up in the Lance Armstrong story was about becoming a part of something[Read More…]

by October 25, 2012 0 comments Sports

McCarthy’s Tactics Reinvent Pitching, Fan Interactions

There are many great stories in this year’s MLB playoffs. From the Yankees’ persevering through the loss of longtime heroes Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter, to the Cardinals’ repeat bid, there is no shortage of excitement. Amid all that, however, is one story that hasn’t received enough attention and probably[Read More…]

by October 18, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Denver’s Advantage a Mile High

When the Houston Texans took a commanding 31-11 lead against Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos in Week 3 of the NFL season, most would have assumed that the game was all but over. In the season following Tim Tebow’s miracles, Denver seemed to lack the kind of fourth-quarter magic they’d once[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Healthy Griffin Needed For Skins Trade to Show Results

Robert Griffin III stepped onto FedEx Field for his first regular season home game last Sunday amidst overwhelming fanfare. Fireworks were set off, and the entire crowd of rabid Redskins fans erupted into a chant of “RG3” when the announcer sounded out his name for what felt like an eternity. As my[Read More…]

by September 27, 2012 0 comments Sports

Football Needs Its Refs Back

With the first two weeks of professional football now history, some trends are beginning to develop. Manning’s neck appears to be fine, the Cardinals look like they may defy everyone’s expectations and the Falcons and 49ers appear to be the teams to beat. But what has become most obvious is[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments Sports

Nationals Deny Fans Playoff Glory With Strasburg Decision

Washington Nationals’ manager Davey Johnson has let down fans of his club — as well as the members of his team — with his decision last Saturday to bench ace Stephen Strasburg for the remainder of a season that, up to now, has been the young franchise’s most successful. Strasburg[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments Sports