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Institution Georgetown University
Colors Blue and Gray
Mascot Jack the Bulldog
Athletic Director Bernard Muir
Varsity sports 22 (10 men's, 11 women's, 1 coed)
Conferences Big East Conference, Patriot League (football only)
Football, Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium Multi-Sport Field
Basketball Arenas McDonough Gymnasium & Verizon Center

The Georgetown Hoyas are the athletics teams that officially represent Georgetown University in college sports. Hoyas (the name means "what" or "such") participate in the NCAA's Division I Big East Conference in 26 sports and the Division I-AA Patriot League in football. The men's basketball team is the school's most famous and most successful program, but Hoyas have achieved some degree of success in a wide range of sports. Georgetown University is an elite private research university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... The Patriot League is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Soccer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... Multi-Sport Field is a 2,500-seat multi-purpose stadium in Washington, D.C.. It is home to the Georgetown University Hoyas football team. ... McDonough Gymnasium is a multi-purpose arena in Washington, D.C.. The arena opened in 1952 and holds 2,500 people. ... The Verizon Center is a sports and entertainment arena in Washington, D.C., USA, named after telecommunications sponsor Verizon Communications. ... Georgetown University is an elite private research university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... The Patriot League is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ...

Contents

Cultural traditions

Jack the Bulldog is the Hoyas' Mascot at Georgetown games.
Jack the Bulldog is the Hoyas' Mascot at Georgetown games.

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"What is a Hoya"

The University admits that the precise origin of the term "Hoya" is unknown.[1] The official story is that at some point before 1920, students well-versed in the classical languages invented the Greek hoia or hoya, meaning "what" or "such", and the Latin saxa, to form "What Rocks!" Depending on who tells the story, the "rocks" either refer to the baseball team, which was nicknamed the "Stonewalls" after the Civil War, to the stalwart defense of the football team, or to the stone wall that surrounded the campus.[2] For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ...


In 1920, students began publishing the campus's first regular newspaper under the name The Hoya, after successfully petitioning Rev. Coleman Nevils, S.J., Dean of the College, to change the name of the young paper, which was originally to be known as The Hilltopper. By the fall of 1928, the newspaper had taken to referring to the sports teams (then called the Hilltoppers in reference to Georgetown's geography) as the Hoyas. This was influenced by a popular half time show, where the mascot, a dog nicknamed "Hoya," would entertain fans.[3] Dean Nevils's former school, College of the Holy Cross, also refers to the term "Hoya" in one of its fight songs, as does a third Jesuit school, Marquette University. Not to be confused with Holy Cross College (Indiana) or other similarly named Holy Cross Colleges. ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America. ...


Big East and other opponents, whose schools tend to have more concrete nicknames, have long used "What's a Hoya?" as a chant to mock Georgetown.[4] The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of thirteen universities, mostly in the northeastern United States: Boston College (scheduled to leave in 2005) University of Connecticut (UConn) Georgetown University (Plays Division I-AA football in the Patriot League) University of Notre Dame (Plays Division I-A football...


Mascot

Stubby, predecessor to the current Jack the Bulldog mascot
Stubby, predecessor to the current Jack the Bulldog mascot

Georgetown's nickname is The Hoyas, but its mascot is "Jack the Bulldog." Among the earliest mascots was a terrier named Stubby, whose name is largely unfamiliar today but was perhaps the most famous dog of his generation. Stubby was discovered by a soldier at the Yale Bowl, and went on to fight in the trenches of World War I in France. He was promoted to Sergeant for his actions in combat and awarded a special medal by General John J. Pershing in a post-war ceremony. His owner then entered Georgetown Law School, and Stubby became part of the halftime show.[5] Image File history File links StubbyTheGeorgetownTerrier. ... Image File history File links StubbyTheGeorgetownTerrier. ... For other uses, see Bulldog (disambiguation). ... Stubby, as the Georgetown mascot Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – 16 March 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I, and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. ... The Yale Bowl is a football stadium in New Haven, Connecticut on the border of West Haven. ... A gas main being laid in a trench. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Sergeant (disambiguation). ... John Joseph Black Jack Pershing (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948) was an officer in the United States Army. ... Georgetown University Law Center (Georgetown Law), is Georgetown Universitys law school, located in Washington, D.C., United States. ...


From then on, Georgetown had a live dog as its mascot (most famously Rev. Vincent McDonough, SJ's dog, Jazz Bo, nicknamed Hoya) until 1951, when the school joined a growing movement among private schools (most notably the University of Chicago) to suspend football programs as un-academic. The dog as a symbol lived on, though, and sporadically students would bring pet bulldogs to games. In 1962 the school adopted as its logo a drawing of a Bulldog named "Jack", sporting a blue and gray cap. In 1979, the university began the tradition of dressing up a student in (as a?) a blue and gray bulldog. [6] Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... For other uses, see University of Chicago (disambiguation). ...


Finally, in 1999, Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J. revived the tradition of a live bulldog; when he left for the University of Scranton, Georgetown immediately secured a new bulldog puppy and found another Jesuit, Rev. Christopher Steck, S.J., to care for him.[6] The University of Scranton is a private, co-educational Jesuit university, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the northeast region of the state. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ...


Fight song

Georgetown's fight song is rare among U.S. university fight songs (St. Olaf College and Texas A&M presently, and Wisconsin in the past, being other prominent examples) for mentioning other colleges by name. Specifically, it mentions Yale University, Harvard University, Princeton University, College of the Holy Cross, the United States Naval Academy, and Cornell University, who were all rivals of Georgetown in the early-to-mid 20th century, and mocks their fight songs. In recent years the Hoyas only play Cornell and Holy Cross regularly (in football), and many of these schools no longer use the fight songs that Georgetown's song mocks. There Goes Old Georgetown is the unofficial name of the Georgetown University sports teams fight song. ... St. ... Texas A&M University redirects here. ... University of Wisconsin redirects here. ... Yale redirects here. ... Harvard redirects here. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Not to be confused with Holy Cross College (Indiana) or other similarly named Holy Cross Colleges. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... Cornell redirects here. ...


Men's basketball

Hoya Cheerleaders at an NCAA basketball game.
Hoya Cheerleaders at an NCAA basketball game.

The Georgetown University Men's Basketball team is perhaps the most well-known Hoya program. Georgetown's first intercollegiate men's basketball team was formed in 1907. John Thompson III, son of the accomplished Hoyas coach John Thompson, is the current head coach. The Hoyas historically have been well regarded not only for their team success, but also for their ability to generate players that after graduation succeed both on the court (such as Patrick Ewing) and off (such as Henry Hyde). The team has reached the NCAA Tournament Final Four 5 times, has won the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament 10 times, and has won the Big East regular season title 3 times; in each of these cases, it most recently achieved the feat in 2007. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 514 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,067 × 2,410 pixels, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 514 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,067 × 2,410 pixels, file size: 3. ... The Georgetown University Mens Basketball team (which, like all sports teams at Georgetown University, is named the Georgetown Hoyas) is a well-known basketball program in the NCAA. Georgetowns first intercollegiate mens basketball team was formed in 1907; the team played its first game February 9, 1907... John Thompson III John Thompson III (born March 11, 1966) is the current head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, the mens basketball team at Georgetown University. ... John Thompson is the name of: // Academics Sir John Eric Sidney Thompson (1898–1975), English archeologist and Mayan scholar John G. Thompson (b. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... For other persons named Henry Hyde, see Henry Hyde (disambiguation). ... Final four redirects here. ... The Big East Mens Basketball Tournament determines the winner of an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament from the Big East Conference. ...


Rowing

Georgetown Crew History

Rowing at Georgetown has a distinguished history. Indeed, Georgetown's current University Colors have their origin in the founding of the university's Boat Club in 1876, which deemed Blue and Gray "appropriate colors for the [Boat] Club and expressive of the feeling of unity between the Northern and Southern boys of the College." The colors were enshrined on a blue and gray banner, emblazoned with the Latin "Ocior Euro," or "Swifter Than the Wind," which the girls of Georgetown Visitation School presented to the Boat Club. From the start Georgetown's rowing team raced against the likes of Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Cornell and Wisconsin. Rowing is the oldest intercollegiate sport in the United States. ... Educating women of faith, vision, and purpose since 1799. ... YALE (Yet Another Learning Environment) is an environment for machine learning experiments and data mining. ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Incorporated as Trustees of Dartmouth College,[6][7] it is a member of the Ivy League and one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... Cornell redirects here. ... University of Wisconsin redirects here. ...


Georgetown Crew Today

Today, under the guidance of Tony Johnson, now Director of Rowing and Varsity Heavyweight Coach, Georgetown still competes as a member of the top league in American rowing, the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges. With the addition of a men's lightweight team in 1963, a women's team in 1975, and a women's lightweight team in 1996, Georgetown's four crew teams have seen success in recent years, including trips to the Henley Royal Regatta for the men's heavyweight and lightweight teams and second-in-the-nation finishes for both men's [7] and women's [8] lightweight teams. Many Georgetown oarsmen and -women have gone on to represent the United States on national and Olympic teams,[9] and a new boathouse is scheduled to be completed in the near future.[10] A race taking place at Henley Regatta 2004 Henley Royal Regatta is a rowing event held every year on the river Thames by the town of Henley-on-Thames, England. ...


Men's Rugby

The Georgetown University Rugby Football Club is the intercollegiate men's rugby union team that represents Georgetown in the USA Rugby league. The Georgetown University Rugby Football Club is the intercollegiate mens rugby team that represents Georgetown University in the USA Rugby league. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... The sport of rugby in the United States has always had a close relationship with the sport of American football. ...


Women's lacrosse

A prior incarnation of the Jack the Bulldog logo
Main article: Georgetown Hoyas women's lacrosse

The women's lacrosse team has been particularly strong in recent years, winning 6 consecutive Big East titles. The Lady Hoyas reached the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship final in both 2001 and 2002. They play their home games on Multi-Sport Facility ("Harbin Field"), which is surrounded on two sides by dormitories, to respectably large crowds. In 2005, their first season under new coach Ricky Fried, the team went 13-5 and made the NCAA Tournament for the 8th straight year.[11] Image File history File links Gtown_2485. ... Image File history File links Gtown_2485. ... NCAA Tournament Final Four 2001, 2002, 2004 Conference Tournament Champions 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Conference Regular Season Champions 2007 The Georgetown Hoyas womens lacrosse team competes in the NCAA Big East, a Division 1-A Conference. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... NCAA women Lacrosse champions. ...


Football

In the 1940s, Georgetown had one of the better college football teams in America. As the college game became more expensive, however, Georgetown refused to make the expensive investments that other Catholic universities like Notre Dame made to maintain a top-notch program. The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ...


In 1941, Georgetown played in the Orange Bowl, where they lost 14-7 to Mississippi State. They also played in the 1950 Sun Bowl against Texas Western. Texas Western, now known as the University of Texas at El Paso (more commonly UTEP), won the game by a score of 33-20. The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in the Miami, Florida metro area, in the United States. ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles (200 km) northeast of Jackson and 23 miles (37 km) west of Columbus. ... The Brut Sun Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. ... The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. ...


After a 2-7 season in 1950 which included losses to the likes of Penn State, Miami, and Maryland, Georgetown discontinued the sport, which was revived in 1964 by students. Its first game drew 8,000 to campus against New York University (NYU). Today's Georgetown team plays at the Division I-AA level, competing against Ivy League and Patriot League schools. New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ...


"Big Jim" Ricca, an NFL defensive end and offensive lineman, graduated in 1949 and was the last Hoya to play in the NFL.[12] James Emanuel Ricca (October 8, 1927 – February 11, 2007), nicknamed Big Jim, was a professional American football player. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... An offensive lineman (football) is one of a group of positions in American football. ...


Perhaps the football team's most accomplished athlete was Al Blozis, who would play for the NFL's New York Giants before being killed in action in World War II. Blozis's great athletic accomplishments, however, came in shotput and discus. He set the world indoor record for the shotput, throwing it 56 feet 4.5 inches in 1941. He was the national indoor and outdoor shotput champion in both 1942 and 1943.[12] Albert Charles Blozis (January 5, 1919 - January 21, 1945) was a world-class athlete who died in World War II. // He was born in Garfield, New Jersey. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...


Other sports

A Georgetown Hoyas baseball game.
A Georgetown Hoyas baseball game.

Hoyas have excelled in a wide range of sports over the years: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 441 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 564 pixels, file size: 275 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 441 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 564 pixels, file size: 275 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... This article is about the sport. ...

  • Five players from the men's soccer team have played professionally for Major League Soccer: Phil Wellington (drafted in 1996), Brandon Leib (1997), and Eric Kvello (1999), Dan Gargan 2004 (Selected 43rd overall in the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft), Jeff Curtin 2005 (1st round draft Pick #14 overall). Ricky Schramm, who played on the 2006 Hoyas, was drafted in the 37th round by DC United.
  • The sailing team finished 2005 ranked #1 [13] in the ICSA Sailing World College Rankings. As of May 2006, they are now #4. Andrew Campbell has led the sailing team to the three national championships[14] and a second place finish in the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Associaion (ICSA) championships in Hood River, Oregon. He was named male sailing athlete of the year in 2002 and 2005.[15]


Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... The MLS Inaugural Player Draft was held before Major League Soccers initial season, to distribute players who had already graduated college to the leagues ten inaugural teams. ... The 1997 Major League Soccer College Draft. ... The 1999 Major League Soccer College Draft. ... Andrew Campbell Andrew Campbell (born February 13, 1984 in Toms River, NJ) is an American yachtsman best known for his outstanding performances at the national collegiate level, . Sailing Career Campbell is the current Commodore of the Georgetown University Hoyas Sailing Team (GUST). ... For other uses, see Hood River (disambiguation) The Hood River is a tributary of the Columbia River in Northwestern Oregon in the United States. ...


Administration

Athletic directors

Since July 1, 2005, the Director of the Athletic Department has been Bernard Muir. The former directors since the title's creation in 1914 are Charles R. Cox (1914-1920), Rev. Vincent S. McDonough (1920-1924), Louis Little (1924-1930), H. Gabriel Murphy (1930-1941), Rome F. Schwagel (1941-1942, 1947-1949), Joseph T. Gardner (1942-1943), Rev. John J. Kehoe (1943-1944), John L. Hagerty (1946-1947, 1949-1969), Robert H. Sigholtz (1969-1972), Francis X. Rienzo (1972-1999), Joseph C. Lang (1999-2004), and Adam Brick (2004-2005). [11]


List of sports

Intercollegiate sports include (inaugural season and current coach in parentheses)[11]

This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... John Thompson III John Thompson III (born March 11, 1966) is the current head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, the mens basketball team at Georgetown University. ... Rowing is the oldest intercollegiate sport in the United States. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Dive. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... This article is about the sport. ... Rowing is the oldest intercollegiate sport in the United States. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a sport for men, women and children in many countries around the world. ... This article is about the sport. ... Isler at Ft. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Dive. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... For either of the songs named Sailing, see Sailing (song). ...

References

  1. ^ Georgetown University, "What is a Hoya?"
  2. ^ Hoya Saxa, "What is a Hoya?"
  3. ^ O'Neill, Paul R.; Paul K. Williams (2003). Georgetown University. Arcadia, 63. ISBN 0-7385-1509-4. 
  4. ^ The Heights, "Crowd shows up for winning streak"
  5. ^ Smithsonian Institution, "The Price of Freedom: Americans at War -- Stubby"
  6. ^ a b Hoya Saxa Online, "Georgetown Traditions: Jack The Bulldog"
  7. ^ "Men's Crew Places Second at Lightweight National Championship" GUHoyas.com
  8. ^ " Georgetown Women's Lightweight Crew Completes Best Season in Program History" GUHoyas.com
  9. ^ "Groom Wins Olympic Rowing Trials" GUHoyas.com
  10. ^ "Build the Boathouse"
  11. ^ a b c Hoya Saxa Magazine, January 2006 issue
  12. ^ a b "Glory Days: The Past, Present and Future of Hoyas Turned Professional Athletes The Hoya, January 23, 2004
  13. ^ Georgetown University Sailing [1], Dec 2 2005
  14. ^ Georgetown University Sailing [2], Nov 2 2005
  15. ^ Georgetown University Sailing [3] Jan 4 2006

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