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Coming this week: Big East Media Day for both the men's and women's teams. Veteran sports writer Jerry Carino has published his pre-season list, placing Georgetown second to Villanova.
From CBS Sports.com, its preview of the 2014-15 Big East race:
- St. John's
- Seton Hall
The 2014-15 season is still 32 days away, but the 2015-16 schedule is already in the news.
From the Albany Times Union, news that Georgetown, Duke, and Virginia Commonwealth are three of the four schools cited for the 2015 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden next season. On Monday, CBS Sports.com reported Wisconsin will be the fourth school.
The four schools will play two games at MSG next year. As part of the extended tournament field, Siena will play at Washington on the opening weekend, likely on Nov. 12, 2015, with the MSG games to follow a week later. Among the other schools to play in the early rounds are Bryant, Radford and a school to be named later.
This year's event features Syracuse, Texas, Iowa, and California, with preliminary games featuring Alcorn State, Hampton, Kennesaw State, and North Dakota State.
The Hoya Hoop Club has announced the date for the annual open practice event, which will be held in conjunction with Georgetown's 75th Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 25.
Details from the announcement are reprinted below:
Menís Basketball Open Practice Ė Saturday, October 25
"Georgetown Basketball and the Hoya Hoop Club cordially invite you to join us for Men's Basketball Open Practice 2014. An annual event, this is an opportunity to meet the 2014-15 Hoyas, hear from Coach John Thompson III, and watch the team practice.
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Autographs
10:30 - 11 a.m. - Coach John Thompson III Address and Q&A
Leo J. O'Donovan Hall
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Hoyas Practice
To register, please visit here. Please note that space is limited and that registration will close on Thursday, October 23 at 5 p.m.
Please note that this event is only available to those who have made a gift or a commitment/pledge to Georgetown Athletics in the current fiscal year (on or after July 1, 2014). To make a gift to Georgetown Athletics, please visit WeAreGeorgetown.com or call 202-784-6223."
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