Hoyas release non-conference home schedule


Hoyas release non-conference home schedule

Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team home schedule opens November 11 against Duquesne and November 14 against Liberty, the school announced on Tuesday.The entire eight-game home non-conference schedule was released, highlighted by the opening tilts andthe matchup with Tennessee as part of the BIG EASTSEC Challenge on Friday, Nov. 30. After opening the season on an aircraft carrier in Jacksonville against Florida on Novemeber 9, the Hoyas return home for two regional round games in the Legends Classic. Following the games against Duquesne and Liberty, Georgetown plays at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn on Nov. 19 and 20 against a field that includes Georgia, Indiana and UCLA.Other non-conference home dates include Mount St. Marys Nov. 24), Towson (Dec. 8),Longwood (Dec. 10), Western Carolina (Dec 15)and American (Dec. 22).Georgetown's nine-game Big East home schedulefeatures Marquette, Syracuse, Rutgers and St. Johns. The Hoyas will play home-and home series against those four schools while only hosting Louisville (30-10), Pittsburgh, Seton Hall (21-13), DePaul and Providence.Tip times for all games will be announced at a later date.

Maryland basketball legend to become Coppin State basketball coach

Maryland basketball legend to become Coppin State basketball coach

According to Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun, Maryland basketball legend Juan Dixon will be named the head coach at Coppin State, his first men's head coaching job.

After his playing career wound down after stints in the NBA and Europe, Dixon joined Mark Turgeon's staff in College Park but was not retained after the 2015-16 season. 

For 2016-17, Dixon took over the UDC women's basketball coaching job finishing with a 3-25 record, but only had nine scholarship athletes. 

Dixon will take over a struggling Coppin State program that has only won 25 games in the past three seasons and hasn't finished with a winning record in the MEAC since 2011-12.

Coppin State became only the third No. 15 seed to top a No. 2 seed in 1997, but have only made the NCAA tournament one time since then (2008). Dixon will look to return Coppin State to the success it had during the 1990's. 

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VCU basketball star, Mo Alie-Cox to sign with the Indianapolis Colts

VCU basketball star, Mo Alie-Cox to sign with the Indianapolis Colts

BY TYLER BYRUM, @theTylerByrum

The face of VCU basketball for the past several seasons, Mo Alie-Cox is heading to the professional ranks.

No, not as a player on the hardwood but rather as one on the gridiron.

On Thursday it was reported by multiple sources that Cox will sign with the Indianapolis Colts. It is expected that Cox will play primarily as a tight end for the Colts, after tailoring his NFL workouts last month to that position.

According to Mike Garafolo, Cox was deemed eligible for the NFL Draft by the league last season due to his previous red-shirted year. A year removed from draft eligibility, he is technically a free-agent. 

At 6'7" and 250 pounds, he is a natural fit for the position. In addition he has a 7-1 wingspan and gigantic hands that make a basketball look small. 

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Cox joins a long list of converted basketball stars into NFL tight-ends. Most famous is perhaps Jimmy Graham of the Seattle Seahawks who played both basketball and football at the University of Miami. The list also includes Antonio Gates, new Colts teammate Erik Swoope, Martellus Bennett, and Julius Thomas just to name a few. 

In his four year career with the Rams, Cox played 142 games and helped the team to NCAA tournament berth every season. In an interview with CSN last November, then-VCU head coach Will Wade said he'd received calls from NFL teams and scouts about Alie-Cox throughout his career.