DC Sports Bog: College Basketball


Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 09/11/2012

George Washington moves midnight madness event to Fort Myer

GW’s annual ‘Colonial Invasion’ event will be at Fort Myer's Conmy Hall, the team’s former home.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:40 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball | Tags:  Fort Myer, Midnight madness

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 08/22/2012

GW joins ‘You Can Play’ movement

With this video for the ‘You Can Play’ movement, GW joins some high profile schools in promising locker rooms free of discrimination.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:41 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Football, College Lacrosse, College Soccer | Tags:  George Washington University, GWU

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 08/09/2012

The GW basketball team sings its fight song in Italian

In preparation for a summer trip to Italy, the Colonials go to the Italian Embassy and sing in tongues.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:10 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Georgetown featured in futuristic Nike basketball commercial

Futuristic ad for Jordan’s brand features hypothetical Hoyas recruit.

By Sarah Kogod  |  04:22 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball | Tags:  Georgetown

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 07/10/2012

D.C. college basketball stars will take on Philly counterparts this summer

It’s not quite the Goodman League vs. the Drew League, but an August game will put Maryland, George Mason and Georgetown stars on the same team

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:06 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, George Mason, Georgetown, Terps | Tags:  The-Ball, John Gilchrist, James Gist, Chris Wright, Folarin Campbell, Jai Lewis, Will Thomas

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Pops Mensah-Bonsu in British Subway ads

Former George Washington star is now an international pitchman for Subway sandwiches.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:26 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Maryland basketball and the Under Armour shoe problem

Laurin Mincy’s shoe problem earned about 30 seconds of chatter during SportsCenter’s report on the Terps’ loss.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps | Tags:  Under Armour

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Jack the Bulldog likely needs surgery

After suffering pre-NCAA tournament injury, the Hoyas mascot will likely go under the knife next month.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:59 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Georgetown | Tags:  Jack the Bulldog

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 03/20/2012

George Mason would like to play Maryland

Coach Paul Hewitt tells ESPN 980 that the Patriots are trying to get back into the BB&T Classic.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:26 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, George Mason, Terps | Tags:  Paul Hewitt, Mark Turgeon

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Virginia’s orange NCAA tournament shoes

Cavs will go neon in Friday’s opener against Florida.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:18 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball | Tags:  Nike

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/15/2012

American University draws non-crowd for CIT opener

Weird tournament + Spring Break + non-sexy opponent = this crowd at Bender Arena.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball | Tags:  CIT

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Jimmy Patsos’s peace sign tattoo

The Loyola coach’s colorful wrist tattoo has been a staple in many Patsos profiles this week. Here’s what it looks like.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:44 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 03/12/2012

VCU newspaper ad promises more bracket busting

Rams aren’t exactly keeping a low profile as they attempt to duplicate their Final Four run.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Atlantic 11 Week 12: Berth Control

Two teams clinch NCAA tournament berths, while Georgetown and Virginia remain atop the local poll.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:14 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Atlantic 11 | Tags:  Atlantic 11

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Jimmy Patsos’s halftime speech about the Black Panthers

Loyola coach and former Maryland assistant equated Bobby Seale with the full-court press or something.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:47 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps | Tags:  Jimmy Patsos, Bobby Seale

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Atlantic 11 Week 11: Georgetown, Virginia are ultra sound

Hoyas and Cavs continue to lead the local Division I men’s schools as the regular season ends.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:09 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Atlantic 11, Georgetown | Tags:  Atlantic 11

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Georgetown celebrates senior night with candy bars

The last home game for Henry Sims and Jason Clark meant lots of chocolate for students.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:36 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Georgetown, College Basketball | Tags:  Jason Clark, Henry Sims

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 02/28/2012

George Mason AD apologizes to VCU for senior night incident

Tom O’Connor says in a press release that his team’s behavior ‘was discourteous and showed a lack of respect.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:47 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, George Mason | Tags:  Tom O'Connor, Bradford Burgess

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/23/2012

UDC’s Nigel Munson with a monster dunk

The Firebirds men’s and women’s teams are both ranked in the top 25. Also, Nigel Munson dunking.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball | Tags:  Nigel Munson

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Seton Hall beats Georgetown, students can’t storm court

After knocking off a top-10 Hoyas team, Seton Hall students are forcibly prevented from rushing onto the floor.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:57 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Georgetown

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Maryland-Georgetown: John Thompson Jr. blisters Kevin Anderson

Former Hoyas coach says Maryland AD’s threat was ‘incomprehensible,’ and that public threats do not work.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:11 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Georgetown, Terps | Tags:  John Thompson Jr., Mark Turgeon, Kevin Anderson, John Thompson III

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 02/20/2012

Atlantic 11 Week 10: Virginia still beating Maryland

With the regular season winding down, Georgetown and Virginia remain on top of the local basketball ratings, and George Mason moves into third.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:50 PM ET, 02/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Atlantic 11, Georgetown, George Mason | Tags:  Kevin Anderson, Atlantic 11

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/15/2012

George Mason buzzer beater images

The Patriots’ dramatic win over VCU on Tuesday night led to a host of striking images.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, George Mason | Tags:  Sherrod Wright, Alan Merten, Shaka Smart

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 02/15/2012

George Mason buzzer beater video

If you like people screaming and cursing and jumping up and down in ecstasy, you might enjoy videos from Tuesday night’s Mason-VCU ending.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:57 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, George Mason

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Markel Starks is running for office

Georgetown point guard is up for Vice President of the Georgetown University Student Association.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:57 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Georgetown | Tags:  Markel Starks

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Atlantic 11 Week 9: Release the (Grey)hounds

Georgetown is first, Virginia is second, but Loyola is at No. 6 for the first time in the history of the world, I think.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:54 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Atlantic 11

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Everyone at Maryland is ‘Zaching’

Terps athletics department continues to support a men’s basketball manager by flexing their muscles.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:35 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps | Tags:  Zach Lederer, Zaching

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Mark Turgeon is ‘Zaching'

Maryland coach pays tribute to a student manager fighting cancer by striking his iconic pose.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps | Tags:  Mark Turgeon, Zach Lederer, Zaching

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Atlantic 11 Week 8: Carrier IQ

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:50 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Atlantic 11 | Tags:  Atlantic 11

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Atlantic 11 Week 7: ACC > CAA

Shaka Smart may say the CAA is tops in the Commonwealth, but our local voters are sticking with Virginia.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:09 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Atlantic 11 | Tags:  Atlantic 11, Shaka Smart

Posted at 12:13 AM ET, 01/29/2012

George Mason fans say Just Hewitt

With the Patriots in sole possession of first place in the CAA, fans pay tribute to their head coach.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:13 AM ET, 01/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, George Mason

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 01/28/2012

Georgetown’s pink sneakers

The Hoyas lost in Pittsburgh on Saturday, but they made a pink statement while doing so.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:39 PM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Georgetown | Tags:  Jordan Brand, Hoyas

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Atlantic 11 Week 6: Bubble Talk

Voters rank Georgetown first among local teams, then Virginia, and then a mess.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:20 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Atlantic 11

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Gary Williams on Maryland-Georgetown

Former Terps coach says ‘I think Georgetown and Maryland should play.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:30 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 01/21/2012

Bill Murray at George Mason Towson game

For at least the second time, the well-known actor had a front-row seat with the Mason Nation.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:04 PM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, George Mason

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Atlantic 11 Week V: In search of voters

Georgetown is first, Virginia is second, and a need for new voters is third.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Atlantic 11, College Basketball

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Larry Brown visits Maryland basketball practice

Mark Turgeon’s mentor watches the Terps practice at Comcast Center, says Maryland is ‘just a special place.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:04 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Maryland-Florida International attendance

It was a non-league game against a bad opponent during finals, but still, there was no one in Comcast Center on Wednesday night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:12 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Atlantic 11 Week 4: Big MAAC developments

Georgetown and Virginia still lead the ranks of local college basketball programs, and Loyola breaks into the Top 10.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:05 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Atlantic 11, College Basketball

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Gary Williams at George Washington-Loyola game

Former Maryland coach watches two of his former assistants battle it out at the Smith Center.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Atlantic 11

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 12/07/2011

George Mason’s new black uniforms

The Patriots wore their alternate third uniforms during Tuesday’s blowout loss to Virginia. At least the uniforms looked good.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:51 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Atlantic 11 Week 3: Metro Opens Doors

Georgetown and Virginia top the weekly rankings of area Division I men’s basketball teams.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:07 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Atlantic 11, College Basketball

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 12/05/2011

George Washington on the Metro

Amazing photos of the Colonials taking public transportation from Foggy Bottom to the Verizon Center.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:46 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Georgetown’s game winner, in Alabama

This is what it looked like when Hollis Thompson sank the Crimson Tide in the final two seconds Thursday night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:23 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Georgetown

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Gary Williams on the Big Ten Network

Longtime Maryland coach makes his debut talking Big Ten hoops in a studio.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:54 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Media, Terps

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 11/29/2011

George Washington invites fans to ride Metro with the basketball team

If the Colonials will be taking Metro to the BB&T Classic, their fans might as well join them.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:42 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Florida Atlantic fans rush the court after beating George Mason

This has to be one of the worst reasons for rushing the court in the history of court-rushing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:04 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason, College Basketball

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Atlantic 11 Week 2: Brawl Georgetown Brawl the Time

The Hoyas remain atop the local college basketball poll, which was taken prior to their Kansas loss.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:40 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Atlantic 11, Georgetown

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Atlantic 11 Week 1: A Fight to the Finish

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:15 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Atlantic 11

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 11/10/2011

John Thompson III was warned about getting arrested in China

Georgetown coach says after well-publicized hoops fight, government officials told him he’d better get his statement right.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:04 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Georgetown

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Steve Buckhantz, Phil Chenier and American basketball

With their Wizards job on indefinite hold, the longtime Comcast SportsNet duo will call four AU Eagles games this winter.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:46 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 11/02/2011

George Washington’s basketball hype video

With college basketball season on the horizon, the Colonials would like you to raise high the buff & blue.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:05 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Alex Len does a cartwheel

Maryland’s 7-foot Ukrainian import showed some impressive tumbling abilities during midnight madness festivities.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:50 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 10/17/2011

George Washington midnight madness features inflatable mascots

Only one midnight madness celebration in the nation featured Air Screech, Air G-Wiz and a giant hippo.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:35 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Maryland center Alex Len is tall

The Terps Ukrainian import is 7-foot-1, which means if you pose him next to short basketball players, he looks really tall.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:04 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Navy basketball offers NBA lockout special

With the prospects of pro basketball this fall looking dimmer and dimmer, the Naval Academy has $3 tickets for bored NBA fans.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 10/10/2011

GW will take Metro to BB&T Classic

New coach Mike Lonergan announces that the Colonials will take public transportation from Foggy Bottom to Verizon Center.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:04 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Maryland bringing back title team for midnight madness

No Gary Williams? No problem. Just enlist the members of the 2002 national championship squad.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 09/22/2011

A George Washington basketball Metro bus

Raise High the Buff & Blue, as you ride in the comfortable buff and blue WMATA vehicle.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:41 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Atlantic 11

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Tim Hightower played basketball at Richmond

When the Spiders basketball team was short players, the current Redskins running back filled in during practice. New to me.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:12 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, College Basketball

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Libyan rebel wears American U. Blue Crew shirt

Just when you think you’ve seen the image of Clawed the Eagle everywhere, you realize you probably haven’t.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:24 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Longwood’s new mascot

Virginia school introduces a sort-of bemused-looking horse, to great acclaim.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Bob McDonnell on Virginia hoops tournament

Virginia governor hopes Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic ‘will become a long-lasting Virginia athletic tradition.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:58 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason, College Basketball

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Larry Brown on his role in the Mark Turgeon hiring

During a radio appearance, Turgeon’s former college coach suggests he helped put Turgeon on Maryland’s radar.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:17 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Towson adds tiger stripes to basketball court

You’ve probably never seen a home court quite like the one Towson will unveil next fall.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:25 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Gary Williams on what he told Mark Turgeon

Former Maryland coach told new Maryland coach he could compete with North Carolina and Duke through hard work.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 05/16/2011

George Washington would like to play Georgetown

Incoming AD and incoming men’s basketball coach both would like to see the Hoyas on the court. Hahahahaha.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:53 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Georgetown

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 05/06/2011

The Gary Williams ‘Like a Rock’ tribute video

The best part of Maryland’s hour-long tribute to Gary Williams on Friday was this five-minute video.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:57 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Maryland AD wants home-and-home with Georgetown

Kevin Anderson hasn’t always won plaudits during his short tenure in College Park, but this sounds like a good idea.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:48 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps, Georgetown

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Van Pelt, Feinstein and Gottlieb on Debbie vs. Gary

Three national analysts weigh in on College Park’s favorite feud. All three side with Gary Williams.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:49 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Arlington man, VCU grad narrowly misses ESPN bracket title

If Garrett Lyon had a bit more faith in his alma mater, he would have claimed the $10,000 grand prize.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:25 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Seth Greenberg wants NCAA selection info public

“Let’s open it up to the public,” Greenberg said. “I mean, we have trials that are open to the public, why not find out who votes for who? ... That would be interesting.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:36 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/01/2011

About those Jay Bilas VCU Diff’rent Strokes t-shirts

Three friends from Richmond made these t-shirts on a lark, and within 24 hours Bilas said he loved them.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Gary Williams thinks Jordan Williams needs another year

Maryland coach says sophomore should wait before entering the NBA.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:59 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Come for VCU, stay for the Rush cover band

Richmond venue has probably the best Final Four special event ever.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Tom Penders on Gary Williams and cheating

Former GW coach says Williams is “the only active coach who’s had an open discussion” about the perils of AAU recruiting.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:34 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Tom Penders on Patrick Ewing and Georgetown

Former college basketball coach says Georgetown created an art department just for Ewing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:31 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Georgetown

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Maryland men’s and women’s basketball teams see popularity dip

For the first time since 2006, neither Terps basketball teams ranks among the nation’s 10 favorites.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:12 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Richmond, VCU have Sweet 16 spirit

Massive banners making fun of Dick Vitale and VCU buses cruising through Times Square. Why not?

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:59 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Obama snub inspires Georgetown women

Hoyas are still talking about how the President predicted them to lose in the first round.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Georgetown

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Maybe Maryland and Georgetown can have a women’s hoops rivalry

While the men’s teams insist on avoiding each other and lose early, the women’s teams are playing for the Sweet 16.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Georgetown, Terps

Posted at 12:14 AM ET, 03/22/2011

VCU fan’s Sweet 16 week on the road

This is what it’s like when your team plays four games in three states over 10 days.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:14 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 03/21/2011

“Rich-what?” “Rich-mond”

Spiders cheerleaders borrow call-and-response from Samuel L. Jackson in “Coach Carter”

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:41 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Gary Williams’s ACC speech sure looks good now

Maryland coach insisted that the ACC deserved more teams in the tourney; maybe he was right

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:16 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/18/2011

McNabb dribbles between chairs, talks Redskins

Quarterback goes on Comcast SportsNet, doesn’t say anything interesting about the Skins

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Media, Redskins

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Butler’s Matt Howard is a bike-riding minimalist

Tournament’s first star wears old socks, rides a junky bike and doesn’t see movies

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:25 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Virginia Tech fan protests Hokies’ exclusion

”I was hoping Gene Smith would see my signs,” fan says

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 03/17/2011

GQ: Maryland basketball fans among America’s worst

Magazine says Terps fans are worse than Red Sox or Yankees fans

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:02 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Frank Hassell’s crooked back

I’ve done far too many items to count on basketball nicknames, but I’ve never done an item on nicknames for a back.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:04 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Cincinnati does the Mick Cronin

Relaxed Bearcats make fun of their coach and his modest height

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:32 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Connecticut, Bucknell and the Patriot League

Huskies players actually know what conference the Bison play in

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:44 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 03/16/2011

In praise of Blaine Taylor’s mustache

Old Dominion coach has small mammal on upper lip, calls himself an “old Western sheriff”

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Local mascots playing basketball

Clawed the American Eagle thing wins Fox 5’s local mascot challenge

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, College Basketball

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Analyzing Bob McDonnell’s bracket

Virginia governor picks Old Dominion, George Mason, Richmond, but not VCU

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:18 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Atlantic 11 final rankings: George Mason wins

Patriots claim top spot in the most important web balloting initiative involving D.C. basketball teams

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:48 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Atlantic 11, College Basketball

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 12/21/2010

Atlantic 11 Week 5: Georgetown. Still.

(By Toni L. Sandys - TWP) Georgetown dominates this poll, now and forever. Again. Always. All their players could get traded to the Magic, and the Hoyas would still finish No. 1 in the area. The Hoyas are just one first-place vote from being unanimous this week. The rest...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:28 PM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/21/2010

When Ralph Friedgen had a drink with Gary Williams

Since this seems to be the season to write long, emotional blog posts about departing sports figures, let me direct you to Kevin Van Valkenburg's top-notch farewell to Ralph Friedgen for the Baltimore Sun. It's really, really great. I'll skip the greatest parts -- which provide insight into Friedgen's character...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Atlantic 11 Week 4: Georgetown. Still.

(By Michael Perez - AP) Georgetown dominates this poll, now and forever. Again. Always. Even if they lose to Temple as Owls fans storm the court. The interesting twist to this week's results comes after the Hoyas, where Richmond and Old Dominion have staked their claim to be next...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:16 PM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 03/18/2010

Mascot Madness and the Racing Presidents

If you haven't been watching Fox 5's Mascot Madness, you've been failing at life. If you can watch this clip of the George Mason Patriot crashing on the floor of a high school gym and then burying his head in shame after being scored upon by the Catholic Cardinal,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:11 AM ET, 03/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/17/2010

Obama praises JTIII, disses Gary Williams

In a move sure to earn him everlasting love in College Park, Barack Obama managed to comment on the coaching skills of both Gary Williams and John Thompson III while breaking down his bracket with ESPN's Andy Katz. Obama seems to think more highly of the Georgetown coach. "I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 03/16/2010

Gary Williams defends Virginia Tech

A loyal Virginia Tech fan sent me a long and detailed message Tuesday morning about how the Hokies shouldn't be pilloried for their out-of-conference schedule, because some of their opponents didn't appear to be miserable RPI-killers last year, when the games were scheduled. VMI, UMBC and Iowa, for example, all...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:16 PM ET, 03/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 03/15/2010

Federal employees warned about March Madness

A federal employee attempted to enter The Post's bracket challenge at the workplace and was denied. The employee sent along this e-mail from the employee's agency, sent out last Friday. It provides high comedy. Gambling in the Federal Workplace College basketball teams are now playing in their respective league championship...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:47 PM ET, 03/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 03/12/2010

NCAA tournament expansion would be a good thing

Mike Wise is writing a column for Monday's paper about why NCAA tournament expansion is a bad thing. And he'd like your help. He's attempting to come up with 65 reasons why expansion would be bad. He asked me to solicit some suggestions. Please leave them in the comments below....

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:38 AM ET, 03/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 03/05/2010

Duke-Maryland time lapse

"You get older, and you do appreciate [the atmosphere] because you know it's not gonna be there forever," Gary Williams said on ESPN 980's Tony Kornheiser show Thursday morning. "And when you're a part of a game like that it's certainly a thrill as a coach, just like it...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 02/22/2010

Local Poll Week XIII: Richmond's rejection

A few observations: * Richmond continues to be an Atlantic 11 enigma. Second-best national ranking of the local teams, second-best national RPI, second-best winning percentage in the area, and yet the Spiders seem perpetually stuck at No. 4. I'd spend more time trying to figure this out, excpet as previously...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:20 PM ET, 02/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 02/17/2010

The Larranagas play basketball with Obama

On Saturday night, Jon Larranaga's friend Art Jackson sent him a text, asking Larranaga to call as soon as he could. When the two men were on the phone, Jackson explained the situation: President Obama was looking to get a basketball workout in Sunday morning, and needed some more players....

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:33 PM ET, 02/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 02/04/2010

Mustapha Farrakhan's dunk is ESPN's top play

One TV announcer called it "the proverbial facial." The SportsCenter hosts began speaking in Arabic when they discussed it. And every game story about Virginia's win over N.C. State talked about Mustapha Farrakhan's dunk. "Oh my God! That's all I can say for that -- Oh my God! It...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:21 AM ET, 02/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 01/12/2010

Rich Chvotkin got excited, again

I only counted 10 "Hoyas Win!" blasts from Rich Chvotkin after Georgetown came back from a 15-point halftime deficit to top U-Conn. on Saturday. That hardly compares to the 17 after the second-round victory over Vanderbilt in 2007. But these were particularly enthusiastic "Hoyas Win!" blasts, and they made...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:06 PM ET, 01/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 11:07 PM ET, 12/12/2009

VMI helps Seton Hall set pith record

Such a shame that VMI is not in danger of being ranked in the Atlantic 11. When you give up 134 points to Seton Hall--which set a school record--and allow some dude to come off the bench and hit 12 three-pointers and score 40 points, the one-liners should flow. "In...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:07 PM ET, 12/12/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 12/02/2009

Tom Crean defends Greivis from fans

I'm not sure what it is about Greivis Vasquez, but he sure does seem to elicit some passion from opposing fans, no? Passion here meaning "spittle-flecked mindless anger." It happened again in Indiana Tuesday night, when the home crowd chose to chant a word at Greivis that you might...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:53 PM ET, 12/02/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 12/01/2009

Battle of the Orange Line?

If you haven't been following it closely, you might have missed the massive amount of hype surrounding Wednesday's GW-George Mason game, which some GW fans have dubbed "The Battle of the Orange Line," possibly marking the first Metro-themed all-local basketball matchup in my lifetime. See the video, above, from...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:09 PM ET, 12/01/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 03/30/2009

Coach K Dancing In His Underwear

First in a three-part Monday morning series on personalities your typical D.C. sports fan doesn't like much. So longtime Bog reader JDP e-mailed me a few weeks back and said he heard Bob Knight doing an interview about this upcoming Guitar Hero commercial he had filmed for use during the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:35 AM ET, 03/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 03/25/2009

Terps Eat Kids Makes ESPN

* The Terps women move on to the Sweet 16, with Kristi Tolliver and Marissa Coleman finishing up 65-3 at the Comcast Center. That's ok. * Meantime, the three next-best ACC teams--first-seeded Duke, third-seeded UNC and third-seeded Florida State--all bowed out in the second round. All three teams were ranked...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:48 AM ET, 03/25/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/19/2009

Terps Beat Cal, Live Blog

* Whoa. They made Gutierrez cry. Right there on the bench. "You love to see kids who care that much," Brando says. The Terps scored 50 points in the second half, and won 84-71. Greivis looked at the crowd, smiled, and pounded his chest. * Gary Williams on getting a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/19/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/18/2009

Which Tourney Games You'll Watch, and Why

WUSA, Channel 9, has released the four games it'll be showing during tomorrow's opening-round NCAA tournament action, plus one all of Friday's selections. Here's what we're getting tomorrow: 12:20 Butler vs. LSU 2:45 Maryland vs. California 7:20 American vs. Villanova 9:30 Binghamton vs. Duke The middle two are no-brainers, obviously....

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:30 AM ET, 03/18/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 03/17/2009

John Thompson's Pick for UVA Job: Boze

And ESPN980's John Thompson Show continues to lead the area in moments that make reporters pull over to the side of 14th Street during rush hour and start typing while hoping no police cars come by. "I'm putting it out there," the Coach said a few minutes ago. "Check out...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:03 PM ET, 03/17/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 03/16/2009

Non-NCAA Teams Face Exciting Month

One- or two-liners on the seven, count 'em, seven teams from D.C./Maryland/Virginia that are playing in postseason events other than the NCAA Tournament. That means 12 of our 27 aren't done yet. Georgetown at Baylor in the NIT: Baylor has never hosted an NIT game and never played Georgetown. Baylor...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:33 PM ET, 03/16/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 03/15/2009

The 2009 Bracket Insta-React

Heart's still racing. Man do I love this day. The Final Four Will Be: Michigan State, Memphis, Pitt, North Carolina. The Atlantic 11 Report: As expected, five teams got in from Maryland/D.C./Virginia: Four via automatic berths (Radford, Morgan State, American, VCU) and one with an at-large (Maryland). That's down from...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:41 PM ET, 03/15/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 10:18 PM ET, 03/07/2009

Local Teams Close in on Tourney Berths, Embarrassment

Sometimes it's the little things that carry you through the years. Today, one of those little things happened: two newly installed Washington Post flat-screen TVs, two televised matchups featuring four prominent Atlantic 11 teams, and both games 54-49 at the exact same moment. Time froze for that little moment of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:18 PM ET, 03/07/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 03/04/2009

Last Night's Maryland Halftime Prank

Jeez, skip one lousy home game against a Top 25 team and you miss an appearance by Jared from Subway AND this halftime prank, which may or may not have been fake but is worth watching anyhow. Now if Dave Neal had taken a blindfolded half-court short, he definitely, definitely...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:22 PM ET, 03/04/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 03/01/2009

Local Hoops Gets Testy

Having missed massively important news concerning all five local pro teams, I'll just go ahead and move on to week-old college basketball jokes. Bear in mind that these are last week's rankings, and that I do this so that the hard work of my voters doesn't disappear for all...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:51 PM ET, 03/01/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 02/04/2009

Virginia Athletics: Also Sad

From a mass e-mail that went out this morning. Noted without comment. The University of Virginia has some of the most loyal and generous fans of any school in the country and we are extremely appreciative of that support. You have made significant investments in our program and I recognize...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:29 PM ET, 02/04/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/30/2009

Black History Month: JT II on Lincoln Theatre, Ben's

Sports Producer Lindsay Applebaum: Comcast SportsNet has some video of John Thompson, Jr. walking down U Street with son Ron in honor of Black History Month. It's a great sort of mini-history lesson, touching on segregation, the 1960's riots and Martin Luther King, Jr., but it's certainly not without a...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 01/26/2009

Duke Fans Reclaim Their House

With the exciting back and forth action of the Duke-Maryland game having ended after the pre-game layup lines, the announcers were left to make repeated jokes about Greivis Vasquez's relatively benign comments saying that Cameron is "his house." But mere announcer comments weren't enough, and so there was also a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:26 AM ET, 01/26/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/12/2009

Karl Hobbs Also Doesn't Care What You Say

After Greivis Vasquez tossed down the true fandom gauntlet over the weekend, telling the fairweather sorts to rid themselves from the Comcast Center, Karl Hobbs followed in kind. George Washington is suffering through a dodgy season, and the fan base is in distress, but the coach is unbowed. "I never...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/12/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 12:31 AM ET, 10/19/2008

Gary Williams Ready for the End of the World

I used to write about college basketball a lot, until I realized there were no clicks in that business. So I apparently unwittingly skipped all the Midnight 9 p.m. Madness celebrations last week in favor of....well, nothing really. But had I remembered that there was a 46 percent chance Gary...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:31 AM ET, 10/19/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 08/07/2008

Gary Williams Discusses the Olympics

Before a serious event like the Olympic Games, it's good to take the pulse of some of our most important sports personalities, mining their minds for insight into the very important events to come. When I sat down for a conversation with Maryland Coach Gary Williams a few weeks...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/07/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 03/21/2008

Hoyas Scene in Raleigh

By Camille Powell, in Raleigh The role of villain here in Raleigh will now be played by Georgetown. The Hoyas fully expected to get booed here--on Selection Sunday, Jessie Sapp pointed out that "We're going to be in North Carolina, we beat North Carolina so obviously the whole crowd is...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:21 PM ET, 03/21/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/21/2008

Presidential Brackets

As I should have guessed Obama and McCain both filled out NCAA tourney brackets, while Hillary Clinton deflected her picks to her husband, who passed. No doubt the couple's 2008 tourney picks will be released to reporters as part of a document dump in the spring of 2017. McCain is...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/21/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 03/21/2008

Lindsay Czarniak Bobbleheads

This is entirely college basketball related, for after one day, NBC4's Lindsay Czarniak is leading the WaPo celebrity bracket pool challenge. Well, she's tied with Byron Mouton and Kevin Harvick, anyhow, barely ahead of acknowledged bracket expert Dan Steinberg. But that merely provides the jumping off point for this piece...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:44 AM ET, 03/21/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 03/20/2008

Is the Atlantic 10 Cratering?

Obviously this is subject to certain changes, but recall that the A-10 had eight teams in the postseason. Three already lost in various stages of NIT/CBI nonsense. The league's dominant regular season champion, Xavier, is losing to Georgia. The league's tournament champion, Temple, is getting hammered by Michigan State. If...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:01 PM ET, 03/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 03/20/2008

Georgia Feeling It

Georgia up nine at the half, and all the momentum is in the Dawgs' favor. Jarvis Hayes did halftime interviews while screaming GOOOOOOO DAWGS! The Georgia cheerleaders did a halftime routine to "Girls Girls Girls," and then changed clothes in time for the second half, going from sheer dress things...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:31 PM ET, 03/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/20/2008

The Scene in Denver

By Adam Kilgore, in Denver Just tipped in Denver. The crowd is late-arriving, but you can forgive them because it is 10:30 local time. The Temple band playing is "Sell Out" by Reel Big Fish, while Michigan State is going with "Spiderwebs" by No Doubt. Early advantage goes to Temple....

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 03/20/2008

An Update From Vegas

A local poll voter checks in from Las Vegas By Chris Olson in Vegas The atmosphere here is building to a crescendo. Scores of folks have spent the past few hours staking out their seats and discussing their favorite bets. I showed up to the Mirage at midnight which, in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:29 AM ET, 03/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 03/19/2008

Green Machine: the Video

With thanks to master video editor Jon Forsythe, here are some highlights from Doc Nix and the Green Machine at the CAA tournament. And yeah, I'll probably write just as much about the West Virginia pep band tomorrow from Verizon....

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 03/19/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 03/18/2008

WaPo Celebs and Friends on March Madness

Excerpts from my video conversations with Sally Jenkins, Mike Wise, John Feinstein, Rich Chvotkin, Eric Prisbell and Kyle Whelliston over the past week. The Wise interview was conducted while I was holding my daughter with my non-camera hand. The Prisbell-Feinstein interview contained some classic moments, but because we were taping...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:35 AM ET, 03/18/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 03/17/2008

Mike Wise Confronts My Daughter

Apologies for the gross excess of self-referential posts today, but here's a quite entertaining (if a bit long) "video column" by Mike Wise, from Bender Arena on Friday. It captures the scene fairly well, and includes scenes of Wise speaking while cramming pizza into his mouth, and Wise confronting my...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:26 AM ET, 03/17/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 03/16/2008

Get Ready Georgetown: UMBC Storms

Ok, so fans storming the court in Catonsville will likely have a minimal impact on a 2-15 game in Raleigh, and maybe Hoya fans are a bit more concerned with Darryl Proctor and Ray Barbosa and the elusive Jay Greene than they are with yellow-and-black clad fans in speedos (yes,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:41 PM ET, 03/16/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 03/16/2008

Play-In Game Goes Local

This tournament will have a local flavor, with at least six teams from D.C./Virginia/Maryland, and now we know that it will have an extremely local start. The NCAA announced this afternoon that Tuesday's play-in game will be an all-Maryland matchup, featuring Northeast champion Mount St. Mary's against upstart MEAC winner...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:47 PM ET, 03/16/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 03/14/2008

Hokies Lead at the Half

By Adam Kilgore, in Charlotte Virginia Tech leads Miami, 27-23, at halftime after weathering nearly 14 minutes without forward Deron Washington. The Hokies led, 12-11, when Washington left the game with his second foul at the 13:49 mark. Freshmen Dorenzo Hudson and Terrell Bell took Washington's place checking Miami star...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:28 PM ET, 03/14/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 03/13/2008

Georgetown Wins

[Note: this is not a serious write-up. Thanks.] NEW YORK--Georgetown took advantage of 104 percent three-point shooting and foul trouble that happily kept both its centers safely on the bench to easily dispatch Villanova, 82-63 in a Big East quarterfinal this afternoon. The Georgetown student section celebrated the victory with...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:17 PM ET, 03/13/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/13/2008

Hoyas at the Half

Georgetown leads 40-29 at the half, and you don't really need to be sitting here to figure out that if these guys make 63 percent of their three-pointers, they're gonna be awfully tough to beat. Chris Wright remains quicker than Ryan Seacrest's shout-outs to Cowell, and had three assists without...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/13/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/13/2008

Hoyas Live

Hoyas launch two threes on their first possession and keep launching, with Jon Wallace making two from long distance and another with his foot on the NBA line. I'm gonna call the crowd 8 percent Georgetown, 9 percent Villanova and 83 percent popcorn and beer. The Villanova cheerleaders have little...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/13/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/13/2008

Sitting Next to Jerry Palm

Not to brag, but it's hard to beat courtside at Madison Square Garden with a seat directly next to Jerry Palm three days before Selection Sunday. Here are his Atlantic 11 thoughts. (And you can read his live blogging here.) Mount St. Mary's: Will be in the play-in game unless...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/13/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/13/2008

Chris Wright in Uniform

No surprise here, but Georgetown's Chris Wright is in uniform again today and going through a pre-game shoot with his teammates. He calmly drained his first three-point attempt, visited with a couple Villanova players, took a rebound directly off his head and was the most active dancer to Michael Jackson's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/13/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 03/11/2008

Mason Wins: the Video

I probably should have positioned myself directly in front of the holding pen so that I could have been trampeled by the court rushers. Barring that, here's a bit of the taste of George Mason's win in the CAA final Monday night....

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:38 PM ET, 03/11/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 03/11/2008

AU and Spinal Tap: The Video

Here's Tony Hendra, the writer and Spinal Tap actor, and his son, AU freshman swingman Nick Hendra, talking about basketball and comedy and Friday's Patriot League final....

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:59 AM ET, 03/11/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 03/10/2008

Hoyas Celebs: The Video

Sadly, Carlos Rogers left before the post-game celebrity interview session began, but here are the Secretary of State, the mayor, the owners of the Nats and Caps, Jason Campbell and Jeff Green's mom discussing the Hoyas....

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:29 PM ET, 03/10/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 03/07/2008

Bucknell Announcer Loses Mind, Soul

So yeah, yesterday's post noted that Navy must have been awful sad after losing in virtually the worst way imaginable. But every action has a reaction, or whatever, and so the Bucknell announcer entered a catatonic state of mindless bliss when that 40-foot prayer went in. Hat tips to Steve...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:55 PM ET, 03/07/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/06/2008

Navy's Loss: The Video

(Video via FanHouse) Maryland's home loss to Clemson was bad. Arguably the most intestine-spilling loss by a local team this year. But Navy's loss to Bucknell last night was worse. A lot worse. If there were active Navy message boards, several participants would have committed Internets hara-kiri. This photo...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/06/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 03/04/2008

March Madness in Tenleytown

What elements make Tenleytown the top sports destination in the District tomorrow night? Perennial Pat League power and AU-tormenter Holy Cross is coming to town, there's a regular season championship to defend, it's a chance to avenge the home loss on Phil Bender Day, it could get us one step...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:23 PM ET, 03/04/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 02/29/2008

Atlantic 11 Goes TV

Well, the world really is ending. The Atlantic 11 has made it to regional cable, in the form of me reading pith on Comcast SportsyNet's air after the official Atlantic 11 logo (created by voter Ian Oland) flashes on the screen. And amazingly enough, I'm getting paid for using the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:51 AM ET, 02/29/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 02/21/2008

Media Vomit Coverage

Trust me, it's taken all of my self-control to only post twice about last night's vomit incident, but since I had sort of a running dialogue with the Balt Sun's Rick Maese about how high the word "vomit" or its equivalent would appear in today's postgame coverage, I figured I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:02 PM ET, 02/21/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/18/2008

Syracuse Storms the Court

There are so many reasons this was wrong, from the fact that Syracuse won a national championship within the past five years to the fact that Georgetown isn't even a Top 5 national team to the fact that the Hoyas are now a fairly non-remarkable 4-3 on the road in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/18/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 02/15/2008

Duke-MD Cheer Sheets and Hoya Movie Quotes

Sports writers are fond of snarking message boards, but our locals have helped humanity progress this week in at least two crucial threads. 1) A Maryland fan posted what he claims to be the Duke cheer sheets from Wednesday night. If that thread makes your computer unhappy, check here and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:07 PM ET, 02/15/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 02/15/2008

Rich Chvotkin Believes Wallace Got Fouled

Rich Chvotkin's 17-note "Hoyas Win" blast from last year's win over Vanderbilt was no doubt magisterial, and yet "Hoyas Win" has become fairly well expected by this point. Monday's last-second win over Villanova, though, offered something a bit different. You might need to watch this more than once to get...

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:04 AM ET, 02/15/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 01/16/2008

Chvotkin's Calls Against U-Conn.

Man, I meant to post these earlier in the week, my bad. Nicely coordinated videos of the final two plays of Georgetown's win over U-Conn., accompanied by the somber, dreary and emotionless calls of play-by-play man Rich Chvotkin. First Hibbert's game-winner: And then U-Conn. throwing the ball away. Apparently, the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:27 PM ET, 01/16/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 12/22/2007

Mark This Down

As of this writing, the University of Maryland has a worse RPI than Coppin State. Coppin State is 1-10 (against D-I opponents). That, friends, is not good. The Terps' RPI is also worse than Morgan State, worse than Mount St. Mary's and about 100 spots worse than UMBC. I was...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:42 PM ET, 12/22/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 12/17/2007

Local Hoops: Where Bad Happens

Last year, the first of the Sports Bog Atlantic 11 Local Hoops Spectacular, was a good one for the locals, with seven NCAA tournament teams and a season full of thrills. This year is not. Three of our supposed standard-bearers--Maryland, Virginia Tech and George Washington--went a combined 0-3 last week,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:44 PM ET, 12/17/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 11/15/2007

Yesterday in Area Hoops: VCU Wins Today

Breaking: Local No. 5 VCU wins its Puerto Rico opener, topping Houston by a single point. VCU is 2-0, and threatening to become this year's VCU. Game of the Day report: Junior Hairston gets his second straight double-double, but Local No. 9 Towson loses by 14 at home to Bucknell,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:04 PM ET, 11/15/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 11/14/2007

Local Poll Week One: More Pithy

First, a look at yesterday's highlights, headlined by: UMBC, moving to 2-0 for the first time in four years with a massive win at LaSalle. Love that A-10. "You know the saying about nice people and where they finish," snarks the Daily News. Local No. 4 George Mason improves to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:41 AM ET, 11/14/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 11/10/2007

Local Preseason Poll: Additional Pithy Comments

As always, featuring more funnies, which might or might not still apply five days after they were written but which are numerous enough to make your eyes bleed. And apologies for the delay. Not yet in regular season form. And first, how about Towson's upset of Local No. 10 Loyola!?!?!?...

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:23 AM ET, 11/10/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 11/07/2007

Preseason Local Hoops Poll

This wouldn't be the Local Hoops Spectacular Atlantic 11 Preseason Poll if there weren't some hiccups along the way. In this case, a few of our intrepid voters (21, actually) seem to have voted for their Top 10 in reverse order, giving us a Top 11 that may as well...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:31 PM ET, 11/07/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/06/2007

College Basketball Begins

[LATE ADD: Also, GTB is waxing on about William & Mary: Just as Sting laments in Hole in My Life, there's something missing. It's the last of the big checkmarks on my cosmic to-do list (besides, you know, see the 8 Wonders of the World and balance my checkbook): I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:05 PM ET, 11/06/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 10/18/2007

Preseason Basketball Conference Predictions

In an effort to help our Local Basketball Atlantic 11 poll voters prepare for the upcoming preseason poll, let's take a quick look at where all of our local teams have been picked in the preseason conference predictions. Because if you're not reading about Big South Media Day here, then...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:08 AM ET, 10/18/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 10/15/2007

Terps Dance Too!

Since I showed Patrick Ewing Jr. and Jerry Rice cranking that (below), might as well include the Terps dancing, also to Soulja Boy, in addition to some oldies. In preparation or a season of Terps-Hoyas comparisons, let's start here: the Terps appeared to be dancing with zero Hall of Fame...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:44 AM ET, 10/15/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 07:12 AM ET, 10/14/2007

Jerry Rice Dancing Soulja Boy

From Georgetown's Midnight Madness. Word is GW is thinking of inviting Yancey Thigpen to its first practice. Should be a good college basketball season, I guess....

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:12 AM ET, 10/14/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/04/2007

Nobody at Maryland Graduates

And honestly, I don't care. Gary Williams is right. The new NCAA data came out yesterday showing that Maryland was the only DI program in the nation that didn't graduate a single men's basketball player enrolled '97-'00. And my response is, meh. Is it really possible that there are kids...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/04/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 08/14/2007

SportsTalk Throwdown

You know that old, now-useless adage about never picking fights with people who buy ink by the barrel? Well, change it to never pick fights with people whose parents' employers buy wattage by the....watt, I guess. After Mike Wilbon crushed the Ball State folks this AM over the Ronny Thompson...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:51 PM ET, 08/14/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Basketball

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 08/14/2007

Richmond's Inter-Atlantic 11 Poll Schedule

With help from (I think) Washington Times scribe and Local Hoops Poll voter Patrick Stevens, we learn that Richmond has released its full 2007-08 schedule, with an obvious eye toward earning bonus points from intra-poll obsessed voters. In the non-conference, Richmond will play VCU, Old Dominion, UMBC, Norfolk State, VMI...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:50 AM ET, 08/14/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 07/27/2007

GW > Georgetown

Obviously we all hoped to see 11th seeded GW play second-seeded Georgetown in the Sweet 16 last year. Obviously that didn't happen. Pinnock (John McDonnell - The Post). We did, however, get to see a Danilo PInnock-led Panama team play a Roy Hibbert-led U.S. team in the Pan Am Games...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:53 AM ET, 07/27/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 07/26/2007

Tony Skinn as Player-Coach

This Kenner League stuff is hard to follow: players come, players go, coaches leave for Las Vegas, former Final Four participants then become player-coaches, first-round NBA draft picks show up, etc. You could make a strong argument that local bloggers should decamp immediately to McDonough Gymnasium and remain there until...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:45 PM ET, 07/26/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 07/26/2007

Shay Doron and Hava Nagila

I thought about linking to this earlier in the day--Shay Doron being a Terp and all, and professional basketball players singing Hava Nagila being a slightly irregular occurrence--but then it slipped my mind. Until, lo and behold, the very same video showed up on the Baltimore Sun's blog, on which...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:31 PM ET, 07/26/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 06/19/2007

College Stars Have Blog Fever

With blogs sweeping through the world of sports like fingernails across John Daly's pudgy cheeks, I wanted to provide two more quick updates, proving just how popular sports blogs and sports bloggers really are. Lee Humphrey, in a photo from Internet stuff. (By John McDonnell - TWP) 1) Remember how...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:15 PM ET, 06/19/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 05/23/2007

Jeff Green Goes, Roy Hibbert Stays

Official Georgetown beat writer Camille Powell reports that her story this AM was, not surprisingly, correct. She'll have an updated web story soon. Georgetown's Jeff Green goes to the NBA. Fellow rising senior Roy Hibbert comes back for another season. At the presser, Jeff Green was wearing purple shoes, matching...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:27 PM ET, 05/23/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 04/12/2007

ACC vs. ACC Lite

Some Local Poll voters this season took to calling the CAA "ACC Lite." And we all well remember the angels-on-the-head-of-a-pin debates those two conferences elicited this season. Was a middle-of-the-pack ACC team by definition stronger than a first-place CAA team? How many bad losses would be necessary to change that...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:14 PM ET, 04/12/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 04/03/2007

Final Final Local Hoops Poll

Well, we didn't have an all-Local Final Four, American didn't win the NIT, George Mason did not become this year's George Mason, and Bowie State didn't win the CIAA, but don't let anyone tell you that this Local Hoops season wasn't a success. We had our fourth Final Four team...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:24 PM ET, 04/03/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/03/2007

Celeb Pool Winners and Losers, and New Mystics Unis

One last post about my greatest journalistic triumph. All around category Winner: Curtis Symonds, COO of the Washington Mystics. I've never met Curtis, but we've spoken on the phone several times. His prize: I will live blog tomorrow's WNBA draft, from the Mystics party downtown at the ESPNZone, where I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/03/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 03/31/2007

Can Colonials Root for Hoyas?

Two questions, submitted by a GW reader, who needs your help 1) Any idea as to where the biggest Georgetown revelers will be getting rowdy on Saturday? I figure places like JPaul's, G'Town Billiards, and The Tombs will be jam-packed. I don't like jam-packed, so maybe you have an idea...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/31/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 03/31/2007

Hoya E-mails

First e-mail: "Delta overbooked a flight and there are now at least 20 Hoya fans stuck w/o a flight to ATL." Party at DCA. Second e-mail, from Atlanta: "Was dining at ESPN Zone tonight after attending the open practice, and was informed by the staff that Ohio State was eating...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:49 PM ET, 03/31/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 03/30/2007

Why I Like Georgetown Part III, The Easter Bunny

Dan Steinberg here. I promise I'll cede this space to Kilgore after this final item. Also, go to Basketball Lifestyle Mag for more Hoyas blogging, including a Brandon Bowman Q&A. Point being, some of you might recall I wrote about costumes at Hoyas' games a while back. Some people apparently...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:31 PM ET, 03/30/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 03/28/2007

On the Bog and the Future

1) The completely unbiased Adam Kilgore will be blogging in these parts as close to full-time as he can manage from Atlanta this weekend. I've personally requested he ride down there in a VW bus with Hoya fans, Easter Bunny costumes and a crate full of bananas, which is what...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:01 PM ET, 03/28/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/27/2007

Maryland Fans Harass Lunardi

Having read approximately 732 rants about ESPN bracketolographitiologisticer Joe Lunardi on the GW message boards, I had hoped that the angry-GW-e-mailers would have won a special place in Lunardi's heart. But alas, no. In a Q&A with blogger Just Call Me Juice, which I came to via The Big Lead,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/27/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 03/26/2007

Celeb Pool End Game

Dan Steinberg here. I'll be honest, we invited too many schlubby journalists and assorted non-famous people into the celeb pool. The goal was to have a Final Four showdown between eight major A-list Washington celebrities, who would then come on Washington Post Live (5-6:30, M-F, Comcast SportsyNet) to debate their...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:14 PM ET, 03/26/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 03/26/2007

College Hoops Hotbed

So the D.C. area can make a strong case as the college basketball capitol over the past few years. In fact, over the last six years, three different schools, Maryland, George Mason and Georgetown, have made the Final Four. What other state, let alone area, has had that kind of...

By Eric Prisbell  |  08:52 AM ET, 03/26/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 03/23/2007

Clock issues in San Antonio?

Don't get bent out of shape over your bracket. If last year taught me anything, it is that no matter how much basketball you watch or don't watch, this is little more than a guess. Texas A&M seemed like the ideal sleeper Final Four pick in the summer. To see...

By Eric Prisbell  |  09:59 AM ET, 03/23/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 03/22/2007

Local Hoops Poll Week 15: Additional Pithy Comments

Dan Steinberg here. Are these 11 days late? Yes. Are many of them outdated to the point of making no sense? Yes. Is this a foolish entry? Yes. But I promised the Local Voters I would publish these before tonight's games begin, and I never break a promise, except the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:40 PM ET, 03/22/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 03/22/2007

Georgetown's Commodore

Greetings from East Rutherford, where I am joined by not one, not two, but THREE fabulous Washington Post columnists: Mike Wise, Sally Jenkins and John Feinstein. Today's blog plan was to write about Martin Bahar*, Georgetown's charming graduate manager. He is a local guy (Bullis), a 2006 graduate of Vanderbilt...

By Camille Powell  |  04:05 PM ET, 03/22/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 03/22/2007

Practice day in St. Louis

Arrived in St. Louis late last night. This is a logistical dream for the reporter because the hotel is located across the street from the dome. No Jerry Palm sighting yet. I had a great sleep until I awoke in the middle of the night when I realized ATM Kilgore...

By Eric Prisbell  |  08:46 AM ET, 03/22/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 03/21/2007

John Thompson III buys Egg McMuffins

Here is something that I would've paid to see: Georgetown Coach John Thompson III standing in line at McDonald's earlier this week and asking to buy dozens of McMuffins. Georgetown students camped out at McDonough Arena on Monday night in order to be first in line when tickets for the...

By Camille Powell  |  01:51 PM ET, 03/21/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 03/21/2007

This year's Florida

I leave for St. Louis tonight. This region has my name written all over it, so I can't wait. The one-and-only Jerry Palm will be there. So will A.J. Graves of Butler. So will 5-6 Tajuan Porter of Oregon and the Tark boys of Vegas. (Before my wife just walked...

By Eric Prisbell  |  09:37 AM ET, 03/21/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 03/20/2007

Best Sweet 16 matchups

This is the calm before the storm, a chance to unpack and repack, pay some bills and reintroduce myself to my wife. But before I leave for St. Louis tomorrow night, I'm looking at which team fits the profile of last year's Florida squad. When you consider the course of...

By Eric Prisbell  |  09:20 AM ET, 03/20/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/19/2007

Little Pat's Big Dunk, other W-S odds and ends

I'm feeling a little guilty that I reduced Patrick Ewing Jr.'s huge reverse dunk in the final minute of the BC game to a mere sentence in my game story, especially after watching the replay on ESPN about a hundred times and seeing John McDonnell's great photo in the paper....

By Camille Powell  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/19/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 03/19/2007

Final word on Buffalo

Eric checking in the morning after the return from Buffalo. On the tournament and road experiences: The year after George Mason, there will officially be no George Mason. No double-digit seed has advanced to the Sweet 16. Butler doesn't qualify as a potential Mason, and neither does Southern Illinois, both...

By Eric Prisbell  |  08:56 AM ET, 03/19/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 10:19 PM ET, 03/18/2007

Ok, Rank Em

I've always wanted to be in one of those pools where you have a snake draft for the NCAA field; eight people get eight teams each, and whoever winds up with the champion wins. Apparently something similar can be done with the Sweet 16 field. While waiting for someone to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:19 PM ET, 03/18/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 03/16/2007

Perhaps a Costly Error

So regular readers of the weekly college hoops chats know about Prisbell's unhealthy fascination with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. So with the Islanders off to a surprising 15-point lead over Wisconsin, I called his cell to make sure he knew. I leave a voicemail. He calls back. I tell him the...

By Matthew Rennie  |  02:50 PM ET, 03/16/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 03/16/2007

What Rocks, Booing Duke, and Dr. Chvotkin

My three favorite moments, in chronological order, from the 15 hours I spent inside the LJVMC, subsisting on popcorn and Dove Bars, on Thursday: [ONE] With 8 minutes 22 seconds remaining in Georgetown's win over Belmont, the Hoyas led, 58-33, and their fans started chanting, "Where is Belmont?" (It's in...

By Camille Powell  |  09:48 AM ET, 03/16/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 03/16/2007

VCU and the Locals

Dan Steinberg here. First off, apologies to the Local Voters for being so slow in posting additional pithy comments. Later today, with any luck. And now, my Local Notes from Day One: 1) In all five of my pools I selected every Local team to win in the first round,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:11 AM ET, 03/16/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 03/16/2007

Lackluster Day One?

The first day lacked something the tournament always offers: unpredictability. The VCU-Duke game was thrilling, but can you really call it an upset? The best part about that game was the contingent of VCU fans that sat right behind me. They never stopped yelling throughout the entire game. Even one...

By Eric Prisbell  |  07:23 AM ET, 03/16/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 03/15/2007

The Wizards Chime In

Dan Steinberg here. Huge rush of late entries into the celeb pool, including Rep. Heath Shuler, Rep. Robert Wexler, the mayor of Fairfax, the executive editor of The Post, Skipper from "Sex and the City," Ryan Zimmerman, Brian Schneider, Morgan Wootten and The Big Lead. Man this is a weird...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:27 PM ET, 03/15/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball