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John Thompson and Patrick Ewing during the glory days of Georgetown basketball. (credit: Georgetown University Athletic Department)

Hoyas Once Ruled College Hoops

Given Georgetown’s lone NCAA victory during the last six tournaments, it can be hard to imagine how powerful and feared the Hoyas once were.


Joshua Smith (C) dunks the ball against Oregon Ducks' Richard Amardi (R) during the Armed Forces Classic of the US college basketball between Oregon and Georgetown at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek. (Credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Georgetown’s John Thompson III Expects Josh Smith Back Next Season

John Thompson III expects academically ineligible center Josh Smith to return for his final year of eligibility next season, he told the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday.


Florida Gulf Coast v Georgetown

JTIII Frustrated with NCAA’s Increased Hand-Checking Fouls

John Thompson III says he’s been frustrated with the NCAA’s increased hand-checking calls, and told the Junkies he hopes it’ll let up as his Hoyas embark on Big East conference play.


Otto Porter stands with Wizards head coach Randy Wittman (left) and general manger Ernie Grunfeld. (Credit: Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

JTIII Says It’s Wizards’ Training, Medical Staff That’s Holding Porter Back

Hoyas men’s basketball coach John Thompson III, who told the Junkies he still talks to Otto Porter regularly, said the Wizards’ 3rd overall pick is going “stir-crazy” waiting for his hip flexor to heal, and it’s the team’s medical and training staffs keeping him from returning.


Georgetown Coach John Thompson III picked up his second win at the Carrier Dome on Feb 23.  (credit Nate Shron/Getty Images)

John Thompson III Requests Weekly Call-In Segment to Talk Redskins

Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson III, an admitted Redskins fan, wants to appear on the Junkies every Monday to recap each football game, per his own request, and gave a little taste of what that might sound like during his call-in to the Junks, on 106.7 The Fan Tuesday morning.


Markel Starks of the Georgetown Hoyas. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

No Porter, No Problem: Hoyas Strong With Starks

Despite the departure of Porter, Big East observers are picking the Hoyas to finish second behind Marquette, which reached the Elite Eight last March.


American University basketball court. (credit: Rafael Suanes/NBAE via Getty Images)

American Hires Brennan Away from Georgetown, John Thompson III

American University hired former Georgetown assistant Mike Brennan as its men’s basketball coach on Tuesday.


Mikael Hopkins of the Georgetown Hoyas stands on the court in the second half with his head down against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles.  (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

‘Extremely Disappointed’ Hoyas May Turn That Frown Upside Down… Next Year

So much for coach John Thompson’s comment that his Georgetown Hoyas ‘plan on being around for a while.’


John Thompson III (credit: Jim McIssac Getty Images)

Thompson: Hoyas Plan ‘On Being Around For A While’ At NCAA Tournament

Georgetown coach John Thompson III took the microphone and made a very un-JT3-like declaration: ‘We plan on being around for a while.’


2012 Big East tournament (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Stage Set For Final Big East Tournament As We Know It

The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.