If you’re on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated, are you still on the cover of Sports Illustrated?

I say yes. Throw that puppy in a frame on a wall, and no decent house guest would ask what percentage of the country was able to buy that particular vintage at a newsstand.

Thus, this (regional) cover of Sports Illustrated, celebrating the final tournament of the old Big East, counts in Georgetown’s column. According to a cursory search of SI’s archives, that’s at least the ninth time the Hoyas have made an appearance, and at least the fifth time for Patrick Ewing in a Georgetown jersey. See the rest below.

(First tweeted and blogged by everyone else.)